7 Days from$1380 p/p in USD
Guided, Large Group, Small Group
Camping, Mid Range
Experience Iran’s vast Lut Desert, a large salt desert located in the south-east of the country, where some of the world’s hottest temperatures have been recorded. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to remarkable landscapes including yardangs, sand seas, stony deserts and dune fields. It’s flora and fauna have adapted to live in this extreme environment. Spend the nights on safari camping in these fascinating surroundings.
Safari types:Camping Safari, Desert Safari, Guided Safari
Getting around:Transfer Vehicle
Start/end:Start in Shiraz International Airport, end in Shiraz International Airport
The Lut Desert, widely referred to as the Dasht-e Lut, is a large salt desert located in the provinces of Kerman and Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran. It is the world’s 27th-largest desert and was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List on July 17, 2016. The surface of its sand has been measured at temperatures as high as 70°C (159°F), making it one of the world’s driest and hottest places.
Iran’s geography consists of a plateau surrounded by mountains and divided into drainage basins. Dasht-e Loot is one of the largest of these desert basins, 480 kilometers (300 mi) long and 320 kilometers (200 mi) wide, and is considered to be one of the driest places on Earth. The area of the desert is about 51,800 square kilometers (20,000 sq mi). The other large basin is the Dasht-e Kavir. During the spring wet season, water briefly flows down from the Kerman mountains, but it soon dries up, leaving behind only rocks, sand, and salt.
Lut Desert is home to flora and fauna which include mammals, insects, birds, and marine animals as well plants. Lut Desert is the habitat of Asiatic cheetah, which is found in Ravar. Lut is also home to a type of indigenous alligator found in Rigan, which is in the southern parts of the desert. The desert is also the habitat of Balaban [saker falcon], which is known as the world’s fastest bird in flight. The speed of the bird reaches 200 kilometers per hour when it swoops down. Artemia is found in salty waters of Lut, which is of high value because it is used for feeding shrimps.
RATES – PER PERSON USD
From USD 1,380 per person
Group and individual tour prices available on request.
- Transfer from the airport to Shiraz city
- Four-wheel drive cars from Shiraz to Kerman and from Kerman to the Lut Desert amd return
- Professional English speaking guides
- Food and fresh fruits in the whole trip
- Visa application
- International and domestic flights
- Sleeping bags
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Day by Day Overview
Arrive at Shiraz international airport, transfer from Shiraz to Kerman city and overnight in Pars Hotel.
Early morning drive to Lut Desert, one of the most famous and beautiful deserts in the world as well as the hottest place in the world, 71-73°C . The plan is to sand surf in some parts of the desert and visit its highlights.
Experience an incredible safari in the Lut Desert. Driving among dunes, visiting valleys and camping in special places that are recommended and planned by our guides.
Return to Shiraz and transfer to the international airport for your departure flight.