Sand and Sun: Iran Mesr Desert

4 Cities 4 Days



  • Adventure
  • Private

Age Range

  • 20-50

Service Level

  • Mid Range


Looking for adventure? Or maybe you just love the heat! Either way, this private tour helps you find your way through Iran’s most touristic deserts. Using this package, you will begin the journey at Isfahan and continue towards Rig-e Jenn and Mesr deserts. Then you will explore a couple of villages, have a camel ride, pet an ostrich, and visit a Zoroastrian temple. Our journey ends in the ancient city of Yazd, the perfect break from the sand a dive straight into Iran’s rich culture.

What’s included?

  • Meals

    4 lunches and 4 dinners, 4 breakfasts

  • Transport

    1 private driver-guide to be with you for the whole trip

  • Accommodation

    3- or 4-star hotels, Desert Camps or Caravansaries

  • Additional Services

    Guided tours of Isfahan and Yazd, Camel trekking in Mesr desert, All entrance fees, Visa authorization letter, Insurance costs

  • Not Included

    Internatioal flights, other meals, personal expenses (like shopping), visits and activitie snot included in the plan

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1: Isfahan & Naein

    Ancient Villages

    Let's begin this desert expedition in Isfahan. Wake up early and drive towards Dasht-e Kavir, Iran's central desert. En route to these sandy dunes, we can visit Naein, a 3,000-year-old village that has been around long before Isla. Make sure not to miss the Jameh Mosque of Nain, an elegant ancient mosque. After that, continue your trip towards the massive Mesr Desert, where you can have fun in the dunes and admire there an unforgettable sunset. 


    Meals: Breakfast, and lunch or dinner 
    Accommodation: Khur Bali Hotel 
    Transportation: Private driver-guide's car (from Isfahan to Mesr) 

  • Day 2: Khur and Biabanak

    Sandy Dunes and Sunshine

    You will have two days dedicated to exploring the deserts and villages of this area. Traveling with a knowledgeable guide also gives you the chance to discover out-of-the-beaten-path locations. Some of the mains attractions you shouldn't miss on to Mesr Desert this trip include: Khur Salt Lake, Sassani Castle, Garmeh Water Spring, and Bayazeh Castle.


    Meals: Breakfast, and lunch or dinner 
    Accommodation: Khur Bali Hotel 

  • Day 3: Salt Lake and Waterfall

    Outer World Landscapes

    Depending on where you went and what you saw the day before, you have this full day to explore the areas of Khur and Biabanak you wouldn't have had time to explore. As a highlight of your day, you will go to the Potash Salt Waterfall, an incredible 25 meters long waterfall located at the end of Salt Lake. By the end of the day, go back to your traditional desert homestay to enjoy the quietness of the night. 


    Meals: Breakfast, and lunch or dinner  
    Accommodation: Khur Bali Hotel 

  • Day 4: Yazd

    The Bride of the Desert

    To reach Yazd, you have a 4-hour epic drive ahead of you. On the way, make a stop at the ancient abandoned village of Kharānaq for a short break. Nearby, visit the sacred Zoroastrian site of Chak Chak, nestled in a mountain cave. Once reaching Yazd, we can spend the rest of the day leisurely exploring Yazd's old town, recognized as World Heritage by Unesco. There you'll find the delicate Dowlat Abad Garden which has the highest wind tower in the world. Yazd is also a fantastic place to witness Zurkhaneh Rituals, an ancient sport done to the beating of drums, singing, and music. For the evening, relax on one of the most beautiful rooftops in town, so you can have a stunning view of the whole city under your feet. 


    Meals: Breakfast, and lunch or dinner 
    Transportation: Private driver-guide's car (from Mesr to Yazd)

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Verified Purchase

We booked this trip WHILE we were in Iran, as an adition to our own plan, because we didn’t want to risk going into the desert alone. The booking process was fast and smooth, and they gave us a priority thanks to their supports recommendation. Our guide Reza was a fantasticly experienced driver and we had our own personal safari in the desert. He also cooked some of the best food we had in this whole trip. On our way to Yazd, he took a longer path and ended up showing us some hidden road gems that we would never find alone. A big thanks to Reza and 1stQuest team! You saved kavir.



Verified Purchase

We (group of 4) had perfect day with Javad. He was reliable, very friendly, excellent driver, and professional. The trip showed us a different side of Iran which was very interesting and fun. Highly reconmended.



Verified Purchase

We went on a four day trip and it was really nice. We had a Yazd tour, ride the camels and spent a night in a camp and a traditional hotel, in the desert. Some guys who lived there cooked for us and the food was the best we had. Later they perforned some songs around the bonfire. A very traditional experience and felt like we went back in time before the modern world. We recomand it.



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Excellent experience. Stress free and well organised.

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