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Varzaneh Oasis Historical Tour

Created with Sketch. Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Iran
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2 Days 1 Night

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

4 people




Varzaneh Oasis Historical Tour

Varzaneh desert, also called Khara or Hasan Abad desert is located about 100 km out of Isfahan and It takes about an hour to get there. The best times to visit are the first parts of spring and autumn, due to the mild weather which is out of this world. Although it is worth mentioning that deserts have harsh freezing nights and you need to pack warm clothing. The international Gavkhouni Wetland provides this desert with some humidity and you should expect pleasing moist sand dunes.

You can relax while enjoying fascinating diverse views made by the wind that blows there and changes the sand dunes’ shape. You can walk on the soft sands with naked feet and let nature do its work. Another option is riding boards, you can rent a board and ride down the sand hills and if you ever got tired, there are off-road cars waiting to take and show you the beauties of this place. Some other activities you can participate in are paragliding, zip lining, bike riding and stargazing.

Photography at night is also suggested. When Varzaneh goes to sleep you will find yourself surrounded by numerous shining stars which are moving gently in the endless sky creating the perfect opportunity for photography. Only one night is enough to feel the difference between this magnificent universe and our normal routine lives.


Location: Isfahan
Time: 16:00


Location: Isfahan
Time: 14:00

Tour Highlights

Gavkhooni Wetland
Black Mountain
Camel Mill Complex
Ox-Well Complex
Water Spring
Fire Temple
Salt Lake
Sand Dunes

What You Can Expect

Historical Attractions
Natural Attractions

Physical Rating

2 Out of 5


1 Breakfast | 1 Lunch | 1 Dinner

Age Group





Water Bottles


Entrance fees

Accommodation Grade

Traditional Guest House



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Day 1

Picking up from the hotel
Visiting Ox-Well Complex
Visiting Water Spring

Visiting Fire Temple
Visiting Salt Lake
Visiting Sand Dunes
Having dinner and resting in the guest house

Day 2

Having breakfast
Visiting Gavkhooni Wetland
Hiking on Black Mountain

Having Lunch
Visiting Camel Mill Complex
Taking a short rest in the guesthouse.

Visiting Ghoortan castle
Getting back to Isfahan, transfer to the hotel and ending the tour

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Iran


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His body light as the wind hides his soul of sand Between adobe walls that blend with the color of the earth In a narrow alley a beautiful wooden door opens giving way to an extensive patio with a fountain in the middle Reza receives us with her hands of sand. With his slim body and smile on his lips If you travel to Iran look for the desert in the hands of Reza and let the wind take you to those places that you hope to find on your trip Give Reza a hand and keep discovering the soul of the people Keep discovering those men and women that you went to look for those places where your steps took you Find Reza and you will find the desert, the beautiful adobe houses and a wooden door always open to dreams
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Giovanni Catania


Bellissima esperienza!

Abbiamo partecipato a questo tour a Giugno 2019 ed è stato fantastico! Reza è stato molto disponibile e gentile e ha fatto si che questa esperienza fosse speciale. Scendere dalle dune su una tavola è stato divertentissimo, camminare in un lago salato, fare un picnic sotto il cielo stellato e guardare l'alba nel deserto sono state esperienze che difficilmente dimenticherò! Grazie Reza!
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Federica Spozio


Great experience!

The tour was well organized, we liked it very much! It was maybe the best experience we had during our trip in Iran. Salt lake was beautiful and we had a lot of fun on the dunes doing sandboarding! We also loved having breakfast on the roof of an old caravanserai at the sunrise. Reza is a special person, he's very kind and careful and he speaks English perfectly. I absolutely suggest this tour!
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One of the highlights of our holidays in Iran

We had a wonderful time in Varzaneh. I can recommend this tour not only because of the wonderful nature and all the sights we visited, but also because Reza is a very good guide. It was a pleasure spending time with him. We learned a lot not only about the sights but also about the life in Iran. Most of all we were impressed by the really big salt lake and the sand dunes nearby. At first I was a bit scared, but sandboarding was real fun. Booking this tour via tappersia was easy, a very friendly and helpful contact. It was no problem to end the tour in Kashan instead of Isfahan.
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Jurjen & Marijke


Great tour with Reza!

Thanks Reza and Sina for taking us to the salt lake and the desert! They both took very good care of us. Salt Lake was a beautiful surprise for us. Staying overnight in the desert was a bit crowded and noisy, so try to avoid the weekends.
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Rob & Emma


Enjoying sand & salt in Varzaneh

We went on the Salt Lake and Desert tour with Reza and we enjoyed it very much! Walking in a salty lake is a unique experience. The sand dunes are beautiful at sunset and we had great fun going down the hills on a sand board. Reza’s English knowledge is remarkable, we especially liked his openness and he will make sure that you have nothing to worry about during the trip.
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