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Full Board Astronomy Tour

Mesr Desert, Isfahan Province, Iran
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Duration

6 Days 5 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

6 people

Languages

English

Overview

Start

Isfahan or Yazd

Duration

6 Days 5 Nights

Finish

Yazd

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Full Board Astronomy Tour

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Overview

Full Board Astronomy Tour

As much as we all like popular cultural and historical centers of Iran, this tour will take you far away from the big cities and show you the life of rural Iran with natural sights off the beaten path that you will hardly find listed in travel guide books. Sand dunes, colorful mountains, rocky deserts and stone formations, the hottest spot on Earth, canyons, salt rivers, underground villages and oasis villages of central Iran, these will be just some of the highlights of the best value for money tour in Iran.

Our plan is to spice up your trip to Iran with a six-day tour full of experiences that you will never forget. Of course, you can capture unforgettable landscapes and moments with your camera but we also want you to experience Iran from inside and collect new knowledge about this impressive country.

The educational components of our desert tour are theoretical and practical astronomy lessons. An introductory presentation about the basics of astronomy will be the first step into understanding the sky and what we will observe in the following days. For the whole duration of the trip, we will travel with a professional telescope and every night will be a new opportunity for sky observation.

Nothing will be mandatory so depending on weather conditions and interests of the group we will be flexible to adjust when, how intense and how often we observe the sky. Apart from the theoretical introduction, our astronomy lessons will be most practical.

When it gets dark we will explain how astronomy can be interesting while observing the sky only with naked eyes. With a laser pointer, we will show planets, constellations and give a brief insight into mythology, horoscope, and tradition before finally using a professional telescope to see and learn more about stars, nebula and galaxies.

We will teach you how to read the sky map in Iran and then find stars yourselves because we believe it is the best way to make astronomy interesting(Isfahan tour). With such interactional approach, you will learn the “alphabet” of astronomy and become an amateur astronomer who will always look forward to the next session. During day time we will also have the opportunity to use solar filters for the telescope to see the sunspots and enjoy astronomy even during the day.

Tour Highlights

Travel Style

Theoretical Astronomy
Night Sky Observation
Daytime Sun Observation
Camping in Kaluts
Natural Attractions
Hiking
Historical Sights

Physical Rating

Local Touch

Age Group

+8

Meals

5 Breakfasts | 5 Lunches | 5 Dinners

Transportation

Sedan or Van
4WD (for Gandom Beryan)

Accommodation Grade

Traditional Guesthouses
Camping

Equipment

None

Included

- Meals
- Off-Road Ride to Gandom Beryan
- Astronomy Lessons
- Entrance to Historical Village of Meymand
- English Speaking Guides

Excluded

- Entrance fee

  • Mesr Desert
  • Tabas Desert
  • Esfahak
  • Morteza Ali Spring
  • Abassi Dam
  • Nay Band Village
  • Chah Kuran Caravanserai
  • Ziaratgah
  • Gandom Beryan
  • Keshit Canyon
  • Meymand Village
Hicham Kabbage
Hicham Kabbage
2023-04-14
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Excellent service and support Excellent Service ! i am surprised by the reactivity and the will to help and find quickly hotels, flights and solutions for me, even though the holiday season makes things challenging. Chatting through whatsapp made things super smooth and extremely easy. I was interacting with two people from TAP Persia, Rojin and Sohrab. They were just amazing ! They are the ones who reached out to me directly and interacted instantly with me day and night. Great job guys !I used earlier a different company but i was disappointed, i strongly recommend TAP Persia .Keep up the great work !
Furusan
Furusan
2023-04-10
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Visa service for Iran Tappersia was very quick in getting the grant notice for e visa for Iran. I got the grant notice on the following day after they submitted my application to the ministry of foreign affairs.They are very responsive thru WhatsApp.
Rebekka M
Rebekka M
2023-04-10
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Visa application service With TAP Persia we applied for an Iran Visa. They answered every question we had quickly and very friendly. Within 5 days, we got our Visa approval. We thank again for your service.
Amine A
Amine A
2023-04-10
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Visa Je remercie infiniment l'équipe Tap persia pour leur efficacité et rapidité pour l'obtention du visa , ça durée 24 heure pour l'avoir, l'équipe est très réactive même les weekends je recommande vivement et sans hésitation Je viens de passé au consulat d'Iran a paris pour la récupérer et j'ai payé que 30 euro mille merci ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Khushi D
Khushi D
2023-04-09
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Great service It is an amazing experience. Visa process with tap Persia is hassle free and I loved how they’re available to help us 24/7
Pat R
Pat R
2023-04-04
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Fabulous agency - can't recommend more highly for travellers to Iran I decided to go to Iran at short notice and was only able to do so thanks to the exceptional service provided by TAP Persia.What further complicated was my ignorance of being in the middle of Nowruz and the impact that has on flight availabilities etc.In the first instance, that revolved around speedy obtainment of a visa as well as other aspects such as insurance and mah card via their great-value welcome pack.Thereafter, all of my accommodation, tour guides and transport between destinations was arranged by the beyond-wonderful Mahgol with tremendous efficiency, patience and responsiveness - I could not praise nor thank her enough.Communications are as good as can be.With my lack of Farsi and, more specifically, incomprehension of the alphabet, doing things in this manner was the only way to go.All of the guides - Fatemah, Amin, Fardin, Moji, Peyman and Masoud - were fantastic being passionate, knowledgeable, smarter-than-average bears and very nice people.Rasool, Mehrnoush and Sohrab in the office were also very helpful.I would say though that, to help them (especially) to try to draft your itinerary as much as possible before approaching them as this will save time i.e. places, days in each, hotel price-range then trust them to select the latter for you.
Jan
Jan
2023-04-02
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Great Service 🙂 TApersia accompanied us well on the way to our Iran visa. My wife's visa took 2 weeks longer than mine (German EU & I'm Swiss). Our questions were always answered quickly by the nice Mahgol via WhatsApp. We think she did her best for our visa processing. After a while, we were also asked how we were doing! Nice, support and promptness are at the highest level.
Mariam Alwazir
Mariam Alwazir
2023-03-28
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Solo Saudi female in <3 IRAN <3 10/10. It's hard for me to be succinct, but I will try. I am a Saudi who has been impressed, curious, and infatuated by Iranian culture(s), Iron Age history, Islamic & other religious histories, architecture, and geography for over 15 years. Yum, and food. I wanted initially to continue my Persian language study at Dehkhoda Institute, however student visas take much longer than other visas to process, and I would likely miss my class during the processing time. I was disheartened and scrambled through my Google bookmarks looking for old travel that I had saved over the years in my Iran folder. 😉 TAP Persia was bookmarked numerous times and I quickly applied for a tourist visa. Hey, I can still practice some Persian as a tourist, right? THE PROCESS WAS SO EASY. So smooth! Mahgol deserves all the praise and recognition for bringing relief to my anxious-self (because I had already long-ago booked my airline tickets and took time off work!), and she walked me through all the steps in a timely manner and with competence and grace. Even during the first week of Norouz and Ramadan, I got a friendly update and advice -- got my tourist visa within 5 or 6 days (the Ministry was closed for Ramarouz, but WOW that was still quick). I cried from happiness and surprise... Thank you thank you. I will be in Iran April to mid-May. Originally I just registered for TAP Persia welcome package + visa help, but now I'm pretty curious about signing up for one or 2 of their tours now. I am beyond impressed and excited. This travel company, Mahgol, & this team already made me feel safe and like I'm going home, and I imagine with their business practice, will prosper for many years down the road. Thank you so much. Someone please remind me to update this post with photos once I arrive to Iran <3
Boba
Boba
2023-03-27
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Easy amd efficient visa service I was more than happy with the visa application process done via TAP Persia. All went smoothly. The team is very kind, responsive and professional. The support and promptness are at the highest level.
Daniel S
Daniel S
2023-03-24
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Iranvisum Ich habe mein Visa für den Iran über TAP Persia beantragt, da der normale Weg zu kompliziert war und sehr viele potentielle Fehler birgt. Ich kann den Service definitiv empfehlen. Alles ist sehr gut und detailliert beschrieben. Der Preis für diesen Service ist es in meinen Augen definitiv Wert. Auch der Kontakt nach der Beantragung über WhatsApp war sehr gut. Sehr freundlich und hilfreich.

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#Discount groupFrom adultTo adultValue
12 Persons, 416€ each person22 €-156,00
23 Persons, 465€ each person33 €-381,00
34 Persons, 387€ each person44 €-196,00
45 Persons, 366€ each person55 €-140,00
56 Persons, 338€ each person66 €0,00

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Day 1

Morning

Picking up from Isfahan or Yazd. Having lunch.

Evening

Arriving in Mesr Desert, we will go for a walk or an optional off-road ride on the sand dunes. Having dinner. Sleeping in a traditional guesthouse.

Day 2

Morning

Having breakfast. Moving towards Tabas. Having lunch. Going to Morteza Ali spring where water from the rocks meets the cold water from the spring. We will put slippers on and enjoy splashing and walking through the shallow mixture of warm and cold water all the way up to the Abbasi dam (one of the oldest and thinnest arch dams in the world).

Evening

After enjoying this desert aqua park we will end our day in the village of Esfahak. Having dinner. Sleeping in a traditional guesthouse.

Day 3

Morning

Having breakfast. In the morning we will walk around a really unique place. 40 years ago there was an earthquake that destroyed most of the Tabas area, including Esfahak. People of Esfahak built a new village just next to the old one and the only renovated houses in the old part are few accommodation facilities. Walking around we will enjoy spectacular views of the village remainings, palm trees above them and big mountains behind.

Afternoon

Having lunch. Moving from Kavir desert to the Lut desert with its famous stone formations Kaluts (580 km). On our way to the Kaluts, we will stop by in the village of Nayband to use the opportunity to take nice photos of its castle and then later wander around abandoned caravanserai Chah Kuran.

Evening

Reach Ziaratgah, our destination for the night. Having dinner. Sleeping in a traditional guesthouse in the last village before Kaluts.

Day 4

Morning

We waking up at dawn. Having breakfast. One hour off-road ride will take us to Gandom Beryan (the hottest place on Earth).. Having lunch. Returning to Ziaratgah we will rest in a room with an ancient air condition system.

Evening

Driving and walking around Lut desert's famous Kaluts. We will climb sand formations to find a beautiful spot for watching the sunset. Having dinner. setting up a camp for a peaceful night under the stars.

Day 5

Morning

Having breakfast and saying goodbye to our hosts in Ziaratgah Going to the village of Meymand, a UNESCO Site. On our way, we pass through the colorful mountains to reach Keshit canyon. A 30-minute walk will take us to Keshit canyon. Swimming in a wonderful lake inside the canyon. Arriving in Meymand. Having lunch.

Evening

Our guide will give us important information about the rocky village of Meymand. Having dinner. We will spend the night in rooms that resemble a cave.

Day 6

Morning

Having breakfast and driving to Yazd. Arriving in Yazd. Transfer to anywhere in Yazd and ending the tour.

Tour's Location

Mesr Desert, Isfahan Province, Iran

FAQs

Will we have a telescope?

Yes. You will have the chance to see the night sky in full detail.

What do we experience on this tour?

Theoretical Astronomy, Night Sky Observation, Daytime Sun Observation, Camping in Kaluts, Natural Attractions, Hiking, and Historical Sights.

Where will we stay?

In traditional guesthouses across central Iran.

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Full Board Astronomy Tour
Jessie R
18/11/2019

Amazing and beautiful

Wonderful tour! Learned a lot about astronomy and got to play with extremely cool telescopes. Each night there was a show up in the sky and we had just the best one to interpret the language of stars. Don't miss the chance to experience the Astronomy tour with tappersia!
Full Board Astronomy Tour
Zim B
11/11/2019

Amazing night sky

Highly recommended, the telescope was excellent. Our guides were very knowledgeable and fun to listen to. She made stories so interesting I couldn’t stop listening to it. The accommodations in mesr desert were perfect: they let the lights low and let us hang out in the hustle for the horse. Meals, flashlight, and midnight snacks made the tour really comfortable. We saw the moon, Jupiter, the northern star, the daughter of Cassiopeia and many other clusters.
Full Board Astronomy Tour
dmlove
18/05/2019

informative and fun

This was fun and informative. We wore shorts and short sleeves in the desert at night and enjoyed the cool weather. Our astronomers were very friendly and knowledgeable. It was exciting to use the telescope and the laser pointer to get some knowledge about stars. So cool! I’d love to come back and go again!
Full Board Astronomy Tour
Ciara
18/04/2019

Star Gazing in desert!!

We went on Monday. The sky was clear all night. We could just point at stars. We couldn't hear the house notice or see the city light which was perfect. We spend the nights out gazing at the stars and sleeping the days. We were able to see stars, planets,etc. I recommend bringing some layers cause it might get a bit chilly at night. Really enjoyed our tour.
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