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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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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
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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Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
#Discount groupFrom adultTo adultValue
12 Persons, 416€ each person22-156
23 Persons, 465€ each person33-381
34 Persons, 387€ each person44-196
45 Persons, 366€ each person55-140
56 Persons, 338€ each person660

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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.

Reviews

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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!
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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.
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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!
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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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