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Full Board Astronomy Tour

Created with Sketch. Mesr Desert, Isfahan Province, Iran
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Duration

6 Days 5 Nights

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

6 people

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Languages

EN

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 and then find stars yourselves because we believe it is the best way to make astronomy interesting. 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.

Start

Location: Isfahan or Yazd
Time: Morning

Finish

Location: Yazd
Time: Afternoon

Tour Highlights

Mesr Desert
Tabas Desert
Esfahak
Morteza Ali Spring
Abassi Dam
Nay Band Village
Chah Kuran Caravanserai
Ziaratgah
Gandom Beryan
Keshit Canyon
Meymand Village

What You Can Expect

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

Physical Rating

2.5 Out of 5

Meals

5 Breakfasts | 5 Lunches | 5 Dinners

Age Group

+8

Transport

Sedan or Van
4WD (for Gandom Beryan)

Included

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

Excluded

None

Accomodation Grade

Traditional Guesthouses
Camping

Options

Off-Road Ride in Mesr

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Adult discount

Price per Person
2 Persons, 416€ each person
3 Persons, 465€ each person
4 Persons, 387€ each person
5 Persons, 366€ each person
6 Persons, 338€ each person

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Mesr

Morning
Picking up from Isfahan or Yazd

Afternoon
Having lunch

Evening
Arriving in Mesr Desert, we will go for a walk or an optional off-road ride on the sand dunes.

Night
Having dinner
Sleeping in a traditional guesthouse

Day 2 : Tabas

Morning
Having breakfast
Moving towards Tabas

Afternoon
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 that (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.

Night
Having dinner
Sleeping in a traditional guesthouse

Day 3 : Esfahak

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 a 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.

Night
Having dinner
Sleeping in a traditional guesthouse in the last village before Kaluts.

Day 4 : Gandom Beryan

Morning
We waking up at dawn
Having breakfast
One hour off-road ride will take us to Gandom Beryan (the hottest place on Earth).

Afternoon
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

Night
Having dinner
setting up a camp for a peaceful night under the stars.

Day 5 : Meymand

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.

Afternoon
Arriving in Meymand
Having Lunch

Evening
Our guide will give us important information about the rocky village of Meymand

Night
Having dinner
We will spend the night in rooms that resemble a cave.

Day 6 : Yazd

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

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Mesr Desert, Isfahan Province, Iran

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