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Dominik
Dominik
2020-09-11
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Mehr als zufrieden! Waren vor Corona im Iran und hatten anfangs Probleme mit dem Visum. Wenige Tage nachdem wir uns an TAP Persia gewendet hatten, hatten wir das Visum in der Hand. Auch bei anderen Fragen oder Problemen stand uns das Unternehmen schnell und freundlich zur Seite!Wir waren von TAP Persia mehr als begeistert und können deren Leistungen zu 100% weiterempfehlen!
Anirban b
Anirban b
2020-02-29
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Patient and informative. 5star tour guide. We were a group of 4.Thanks to our last moment schedule we had not booked a tour. Tappersia was kind enough to let the local tour guide know and he was very promptly arranged to meet us for the FREE ISFAHAN WALKING TOUR. Amin was the tour guide. He greeted us warmly as we entered Chehre Sotoon palace and what started there ended up with it being the most interesting walk of my life. He was patient with our queries and waited as our mixed group which had people from Spain and Argentina with us.... As info had to be translated for them to Spanish. A free walk in any part of the world usually lasts for an hour or two.... Not amin he would treat all our doubts and questions with respect and answer them.... Ended up with the free walk lasting more than half a day. Will go with 4/5 stars for Amin.
andrea
andrea
2020-02-23
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Visa support For the letter of invitation we had some problems with the application. But we got very quick and helpful support. The problem was solved immediately and in a professional way. Very friendly support team with very good English language skills.
Weitwinkel
Weitwinkel
2020-02-22
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Visa application Many thanks to TAP Persia for the fast, uncomplicated and inexpensive visa procurement. I felt in good hands. Highly recommend!
awkie
awkie
2020-02-20
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Beautiful city! Really enjoyed doing the walking tour in Isfahan with Samaneh! Her good English and in-depth knowledge in history and arts, not to mention her fun personality, made it a great experience for me 😉
Marin D
Marin D
2020-02-16
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E-Visa for Iran After i got contact from other travellers which recommended agency Tap Persia, called them same day. From our first communication till end of visa proccess which lasted only few days thanks to them 🙂 They explained every step and during all procces, they were at service to assist me so everything is going well. You could contact them by Whatapp, mail or by phone so easy to reach and speak with them. Very proffesional service! I highly recommend Tap Persia if you want to have smooth process of getting E-Visa
Florent G
Florent G
2020-02-15
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Visa for Iran I've been told by a friend about tappersia, and yeah, they helped me so much and woow so fast! The payment didn't work on the website but even they helped me for the code. The person who helped me spoke so good english so it was very easy to go on. Thank you for your time and help!
Mionah L
Mionah L
2020-02-13
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Excellent and fast service I wanted to buy travel insurance from them but their payment system wasn't working so I used the chat functionality on their website, they got back to me within 15 min, they contacted me directly, sent me the insurance papers before I even paid and showed so much goodwill. I was really astonished by their fast response and great service!
pb31
pb31
2020-02-09
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Visa TAP Persia est une agence très efficace et très professionnelle. La réponse pour le service visa est très rapide et d'un coût modéré. Mes interlocuteurs ont été professionnels et charmants. Je les recommande très vivement.
bessaAl
bessaAl
2020-02-09
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Most relaxed holiday thanks to Tappersia We came to Iran in a troubled time so booked everything through Tappersia just so that we would feel a bit more secure but the experience was beyond expectations. I have never had a more relaxed holiday. Everything was already booked for us; we had a private car picking us up every time we changed places, offering tours and stops in between all this on a very affordable price and always being there for every question we had. Totally recommend!

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If you wish to explore the deserts in Iran, you must visit The Shahdad Desert. Located in Shahdad a city in Kerman province of Iran, the Shahdad Desert is a part of the Lut Desert. It is registered as the hottest place on earth. The temperature at Shahdad Desert at times rises to 70 ˚C that makes it even hotter than the Death Valley in California.

The Kaluts in the Shahdad Desert, which are monumental sand structures that have been naturally created throughout the years, are registered by the UNESCO as the geographical heritage of this region. While the formation of them is still a mystery to the experts, it is clear that they have been naturally created through the erosion of water and sand.

Upon seeing them for the first time, the Kaluts appear to one as the remaining walls of monumental structures that were ruined in the course of history. That is why some local residents call these Kaluts “Ghost Towns

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Iran desert tour

The Shahdad Desert is where multiple civilizations, some dating back to 5 thousand years ago, and multiple historical artifacts have been discovered in this place. One of the most important items that has been discovered in this area is Derafsh Shahdad (Shahdad Flag) which is the earliest flag discovered. It is made of bronze and because of oxidation has turned into green.

One of the most important features of this flag is the Simorgh (Mythical Persian Bird) that is carved on the flag. The ancient residents of the Shahdad Desert believed that Simorgh brought about the mythical wind that was sent from gods in the heaven. The recent changes in the climate and heavy rains have given birth to a one-of-a-kind natural phenomenon in Shahdad Desert which is the emergence of Shahdad Lake.Throughout the day, you can jump on a boat and travel the lake.

To see a lake appear in the middle of a desert almost over a night seems more like a miracle than a natural occurrence. The blue and salty lake creates a divine image within the desert that only increases in beauty at night when the night sky sees its reflection in the lake water.

One of the best experiences of going on a camping trip in the Shahdad Desert is that one can see the clear night sky and the beautiful stars that can never be seen in the city because of the city lights. What can be a more divine experience than to fall to sleep next to Shahdad Lake while hearing the melody of the winds and the steady waves and looking at the divine image of the entire Milky Way right in front of your eyes?

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What makes spending the night in Shahdad Kalut a worthwhile experience is watching the shooting stars. Rarely ever can you spot shooting stars in the night sky of the city, but at Shahdad Desert, you can see an abundance of them, it is almost as if they are celebrating the visit of the new comers in the desert and wish to welcome them with an entertaining performance.

The locals have this famous saying that “at nights in the desert, the sky reaches the earth”.

If you are interested in exploring rare phenomena within the natural landscape and just would not mind getting hot a little, do not miss out the chance of exploring the wonders of Shahdad Desert for yourself.

Another popular destination for desert tours in Iran is Karakal Desert in Yazd. Karakal Desert or Bafgh Desert is located at the center of Iran. Since it is located near Sadegh Abad Village, it is at times called the Sadegh Abad Desert as well.

The desert takes its name from a cat named Caracal for which the desert is the natural habitat. Because of its high wit and predatory nature, the locals used this cat to haunt other animals for them. The desert is mainly stripped of any plantation; however at some locations of it palm trees can be observed.

If you are willing to create an adventurous desert tour for yourself, make sure to visit Karakal Desert. Since the desert welcomes hundreds of visitors from different corners of the world each year, multiple activities have been designed for the visitors to enjoy themselves while being out in the desert.

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You can enjoy a camel ride on the desert or jump in a safari and enjoy the vast golden brown landscape. It is believed by the locals that the hot sand has a healing effect. That is why some people take a “hot sand bath” in the desert. They lie on the ground and pour sand on themselves from the neck to the toes and just lie there for a couple of minutes or for as long as they can handle the hot sand and the sun shining above their heads.

This is one of the most enliven experiences of the desert. The most common and popular activity in the desert is taking a walk. The experience of the hot sand beneath your feet and the soft ground that make it harder and harder for one to take one step after another is the true nature of a desert tour. You want to explore the desert all by yourself!

Of course it does not mean that you should go there alone. It is extremely easy to get lost in the desert since all the surrounding area looks the same. Therefore, make sure to always bring some locals with you on your journey who can guide you through the desert, and who can help you find your way back

Going on a desert tour might scare you at first since you may wonder that you do not have the experience or the necessary tools to survive in the desert for a couple of days. But you need not to worry since all of the required accommodations have been provided for you in these two deserts, and experienced tour leaders shall accompany you at every step of the way. Therefore, do not hesitate to book a desert tour next time you visit Iran.

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FAQs Answers

Which deserts should I visit in Iran?
If you want to experience unique outdoor landscapes, you should visit the following Iran deserts: Varzanes, Lut, Gandom Beryan, Mesr & Maranjab. Each look otherworldly in their own way.
How long are Iran desert tours?
Iran desert tours are completely flexible. Common itineraries range from half-day tours to 4-day desert camps.
What type of deserts does Iran have?
Iran’s deserts are primarily sandy. Varzaneh, Gandom Beryan, Mesr & Maranjab deserts are made of varying dunes while Lut desert is more rocky and rugged.
How is the weather at night in Iranian deserts?
The best time to visit Iranian deserts are in the summer and spring, when the weather is mild. Fall and winters are extremely cold at night.
What equipment should I bring to my Iran desert tour?
All you need to bring with you on Iran desert tours are warm, comfortable clothes. All necessary equipment such camps will be provided.

Should I visit Lut or Varzaneh desert?
If you only have one or half-day to enjoy deserts, Varzaneh, Maranjab or Mesr deserts are the best.but for desert camps of two or more days, Lut desert and Gandom Beryan are highly suggested to you.
Do desert tours include an outdoor camp?
In most cases, desert tours do include sleeping in a tent. Where available, you also have the option of local guest houses or ecolodges.
Is a half- day visit enough for an Iran desert tour?
If you only have a half or full day to visit Iranian deserts, you can visit Varzaneh, Maranjab or Mesr desert.
What activities can I do on a desert tour?
Iran desert tours offer a whole host of activities such as camel riding, cooking fireside meals, visiting nearby salt lakes, stargazing, sunset watching and camping. Check out the variety in these Iran desert tours.

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