With this 3-day Kerman tour, you get the chance to discover the history, culture, and natural marvels of southwestern Iran. Kerman is a secret treasure just waiting to be explored, known for its magnificent architecture, vibrant bazaars, and breathtaking arid scenery.
We’ll visit the city’s top sights over the course of three days, including the Ganjali Khan Complex, the Jame Mosque of Kerman, and the historical bathhouses. As well as having the opportunity to browse the lively markets and sample the delectable local food. We will interact with local artists and crafters and learn about their traditional techniques.
But the most authentic highlight of this tour is the excursion to the Lut Desert, one of the most remarkable and unique places on earth. We will explore the breathtaking sand dunes and watch the sunset over the vast expanse of golden sand, along with visiting the Shahdad Kaluts, a spectacular geological formation that will leave you in awe.
Book this unforgettable 3 day Kerman tour and discover the magic of a desert city in Iran!
The first place to visit in Kerman is Jame Mosque, made in the 14th century. Then the Ganjali Khan Complex (17th) in the old center of the city and its attractions such as Caravanserai, mosque, bazaar, and Traditional bathhouse (Hammam). In this Bazaar, you can buy decorative copper products and Pate Dozi or art of sewing Pateh (A kind of embroidery and one of the most well-known handicrafts in Kerman) as a nice souvenir. Then after having lunch, you will visit the Jabaliyeh Historical Dome and get to know its history, and then Moayedi historical Icehouse one of the considerably significant urban structures. Then, finish the day by visiting the Fath Abad Garden in the afternoon.
Today We will continue exploring Kerman. We will have one stop on our way to visit the 1000-year-old Sirch Cypress tree. Then we will cross and visit the world’s 33 rd -largest deserts. Consequently, the site presents some of the most spectacular examples of aeolian yardang landforms (massive corrugated ridges). It also contains extensive stony deserts and dune fields. The property represents an exceptional example of ongoing geological processes. The Lut Desert* protects a globally-recognized iconic hot desert landscape, one of the hottest places on earth. It is renowned for its spectacular series of landforms, namely the yardangs (massive corrugated ridges). The yardangs are so large and impressive that they can be seen easily from space. Lut is particularly significant for the great
variety of desert landform types found in a relatively small area. The yardang/kalut landforms are widely considered the best-expressed in the world in terms of extent, unbroken continuity, and height. From a distance, they look like the ruins of an enormous legendary city with grand palaces and buildings both short and high. The Lut sand seas are amongst the best-developed active dune fields in the world, displaying a wide variety of dune types (crescentic ridges, star dunes, complex linear dunes, funnel-shaped dunes) with dunes amongst the highest observed anywhere on our planet. Nebkha dune fields (dunes formed around plants) are widespread with those at Lut as high as any measured elsewhere. And after being in the Desert We visit Shazdeh Mahan Garden** (meaning the Prince’s Garden) one of the Persian Gardens registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It looks like a miracle in the middle of a desert.
*An exceptional example of ongoing geological processes.
**One of the nine UNESCO Persian gardens.
On this last day, early excursion drives to Bam to visit a unique mud-brick citadel of Bam*. The origins of Bam can be traced back to the 6th to 4th centuries BC. Its heyday was from the 7th to 11th centuries,
having a strategic location on the Silk Roads. Then we will visit Shah Nematollah Vali Holy Shrine. Nematollah Vali was a renowned Iranian mystic and poet. Then get back to your hotel in Kerman.
*The most representative example of a fortified medieval town built in vernacular technique using mud layers (Chineh ).
Transportation will be in a minibus / van / private car depending on your group size
The basic price includes double and twin rooms in Hotels. Obviously, single rooms cost an extra fee.
Free of charge until twenty-four hours before the start of the tour. In less than 24 hours, 15% of the tour amount will be charged.
_ The priority in sightseeing may be changed due to the preference of your guide and also the official and unofficial holidays of some museums.
_ Ganjali Khan complex is closed on Mondays.
_ All sites with * sign are submitted in UNESCO world heritage.
You can book the tour by clicking the “Proceed Booking “button in the price box or sending an inquiry on the “Enquiry Form”.
If you have questions or concerns about the tour, contact us on WhatsApp: +98 902 017 2888 or email us at [email protected].
Yes, you need a visa to enter Iran as a visitor. You should make your visa application well in advance of your date of travel. The application process for an Iranian visa can be long and unpredictable. Visitors to Iran must obtain a visa from one of the Iranian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries or countries eligible for a visa on arrival.
To obtain an Iranian visa, you must first get a visa authorization code that proves your visa application is approved by the Iranian MFA. Once you have this code, you will be able to collect your visa at any embassy or airport. Apply for your Iran Visa and get it in less than 3 days. Please be noted that if you are buying a tour package from us, the visa authorization code is also included and you do not need to apply separately. For more information read our article about How to get Iran visa.
It’s not compulsory, but since you need to have access to the Internet, having a SIM card will be necessary. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has a SIM card for travelers.
Yes, having travel insurance is required at passport control when you are entering Iran. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has travel insurance for travelers. For more information please read about Iran Travel Insurance.
Where to change somehow depends on the amount of money you’d like to exchange. If it’s a small amount you can change at the airport or your hotel after getting to Iran. But for larger amounts, we suggest exchanging at an exchange store in the city, while you are visiting the downtown with your guide. Your guide will also assist you in choosing the best place for doing the exchange.
Yes, To Iran Tour offers airport transfers. The distance from IKA to Tehran downtown is about 50 km and having an airport transfer will be a great solution when you just arrive in Tehran. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has Airport transfers for travelers.
International credit or debit cards are not accepted in Iran, so you must bring cash and conduct frequent exchanges.
However, there is a solution to this problem: the “Iran tourist Card”. You can use this prepaid debit card for tourists instead of cash. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has tourist cards for travelers.
According to To Iran Tour’s terms and conditions, cancellations must be made by the customer in writing to To Iran Tour before the tour departure is confirmed.
Applied cancellation fees are mentioned in the cancellation box of each tour. It differs between packages and day tours as in high and low season.
You can contact To Iran Tour on WhatsApp: +98 902 017 2888 or by email at [email protected] for more information
All non-Iranian nationals older than 12 years, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present a valid vaccine certificate on arrival. The vaccination certificate must be in English, showing full vaccination of 2 doses. However, there are no obligations regarding the date of the vaccination. Or they should present a negative PCR test.
Hotels are usually 4* or Traditional resorts with the same quality. Private or single rooms are not available in some traditional local houses. The basic price includes double and twin rooms in Hotels. Single rooms cost an extra fee.
Considering the locality and having an authentic experience, some traditional hotels or ecolodges do not have beds. But they all have sleeping equipment with comfortable Mattresses and Blankets.
Based on the group size or the road quality and the tour type, minibusses, vans or VIP buses will be used for the tour which are all private vehicles. All the vehicles are AC equipped and have the standard of EURO5 or EURO4.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us and our travel expert will get in touch with you shortly. Please also call us or email us before visiting to make sure that you will be served with our best services.
On our tour, we visited the city’s historical sites and learned about the city’s unique culture and stunning architecture. We also made stops at the famous Kerman Bazaar, renowned for its rich array of textiles, souvenirs, and spices. Also, the desert exploration was an unforgettable experience. I didn’t ask for a night in the desert and it’s my only regret!