The desert, with all it’s strange features, has many fans. Different ecosystems, beautiful nights, flowing sands and special landscapes attract many travelers to Iran deserts. As the country is located in a dry plateau, there are many deserts that can be a good destination for a special experience in it. How familiar are you with the deserts of Iran? In this article, we introduce them to you! The beautiful deserts that are attractive to both beginners and professionals.
Nowadays, desert tourism has got a special spot among travelers! And if you ask me, any kind of wandering and exploring in nature is perfect and must do thing! If you are a jungle person, we have to recommend you to read this article, because you might change your mind! And if you a desert lover, well… you know that this article is gonna be your favorite!
The silence and tranquility of the desert, it’s special and different habitat and the beautiful night sky of the desert, which shows the viewer the best image of the edge of the Milky Way galaxy without light pollution, are among the reasons that draw desert enthusiasts to this natural environment. A large percentage of Iran is covered with deserts; each of which has different and interesting characteristics. From the central regions to the east and southeast of Iran, it is occupied by deserts; and thanks to this gift, there are many choices for those interested in desert climbing. So let’s just get to know them!
Right in the heart of Iran, there is a fascinating and legendary desert that thanks to it’s natural and historical sights, golden sands and the starry and enchanting nights, no one can resist it’s beauties and attractions! Maranjab desert has so many different attractions that it does not matter how old you are or female or male; after all it has unique sights for all tastes.
Among all deserts in Iran, Maranjab will be a perfect place to camp in, specially if you are a beginner. You will have phone service in the most parts of the desert; and there is also a caravanserai and an eco camp so near. There is even a place in the desert that you can go camp in!
Undoubtedly, Darak Desert is one of the most beautiful desert places in Iran. The desert is located in the beautiful province of Sistan and Baluchestan, at the confluence of the desert and the sea in the city of Chabahar.
Crossroads of desert and sea… Think about it! Isn’t it attractive!? In this regard, we can consider Darak desert as one of the most unique deserts in Iran. A beautiful area that is also known as the cleanest beach in Iran!
If you are not a professional deserter and you do not like to deal with the dangers of being alone and camping in the desert, we suggest you set your destination to the Matin Abad desert camp. This desert eco camp is one of the most spectacular desert destinations in Iran. And in fact, we can say that Matin Abad Desert Ecocamp is a recreational complex in the heart of the desert that is completely in line with the desert ecosystem and culture of desert people. Traditional rooms and good facilities are important features of this eco-camp. We recommend that if you are going to go hiking with your family or friend, add this eco-camp to your overnight stay list.
If you love hot and cold sands, the best choice for you is the Mesr desert. The landscapes of this desert are so beautiful and breathtaking that no photo can describe all it’s beauties. It is located in Isfahan province and is popular among tourists due to many facts such as enjoying the desert night, going for off-road riding etc. This beauties and charm has made Mesr desert one of the most popular deserts in Iran. The desert is usually welcomed by astronomers; and if you are even a little interested in watching the clear sky and the party of stars, we recommend you not miss visiting Mesr desert.
One of the most important desert areas of Iran is National desert park. The importance of this Park is in the diversity of animal species. A very important animal species that lives in the desert national park is the Asian cheetah. Of course, in addition to the Asian cheetah, this park is also home to leopards, jabirs, sand cats, lynxes and rams. For this reason, this protected area is one of the favorite places of environmental activists and animal advocates.
Of course, Desert National Park of Iran has many natural attractions, apart from the diversity of animal species. One of these natural attractions is the Salt Lake. One of the benefits of this desert park to other deserts of Iran, is it’s proximity to Tehran; so if you are staying at the capital city and want to have a day of fun, you can visit this place located 100 km from Tehran.
One of the most famous Iranian natural attractions in the world are the clods located in the Shahdad desert. These clods are U-shaped ridges in the desert, that actually the wind erosion formed them! These clods are the tallest sand pyramids in the world and the locals call the the imaginary city, or the city of Lut.
The next interesting point about Shahdad Desert is that this region is known as the hottest spot on earth. In fact, the highest temperature recorded by NASA satellites was related to the temperature of Shahdad desert. In recent years, National Geographic magazine has assigned the position of the fourth natural tourist attraction in the world to this desert. And this is the reason why this beautiful desert receives a large number of Iranian and foreign tourists every year.
Approximately 100 km away from Isfahan and 200 km from Yazd, there is Varzaneh desert, mostly known for it’s wonderful sand dunes in Iran. The place is (not so much) frequented by tourists who are seeking the peace of a night spent in a desert and the warmth of an evening around a camp fire sitting with Iranians on a Persian carpet under the stars.
Varzaneh is mostly regionally famous; and it’s also famous for it’s spectacular desert all over the world. They rank this desert as one of the most accessible deserts of Iran, in particular for tourists coming to Isfahan city. Many travelers like the fact that the desert is close to civilization; because in that way they have food and water easy to reach by car. And also they can easily access to medical centers in the case of any problem.
A lush desert with palm trees and beautiful rural structures. This is all the description you’ll need to know from Zardgah desert to get it’s uniqueness from Iran deserts. Zardgah is actually the name of a desert village located in South Khorasan province. Not so long ago, the village was populated, but in recent years, due to bad weather and unfavorable conditions, most of the villagers moved to the surrounding provinces.
Zardgah is one of the greenest deserts in Iran. So if you aren’t a fan of plain desert, Zardgah can be a nice desert attraction. The positive feature of this desert is the existence of water and electricity. Also, the structures left in the village will be attractive for those interested in the indigenous and local architecture of the regions of Iran.
If yo are going to camp and spend a night in the beautiful deserts of Iran you’ll need list of important stuff. Some of these stuff may not be used during your trip, but keep in mind that having them is important in case of emergency.
Which of the Iran deserts did you like the most? Would you ever camp in any Iran deserts? Let us know! And thanks for reading the article.