A desert starry sky or the calm Islands of the Persian Gulf. You know what? Some think Iran is a spring and autumn tourism destination and not suitable for other seasons. But they are wrong. Iran is a real four-season country with various entertainment and amenities for all styles. If you hate coldness or borid from snowy mountains and are going to find a warm dreamy destination for your Christmas holidays, Iran's southern Islands with marvelous eyecatching views are calling you. Persian Gulf islands with their suitable climate, unique natural views, eye-catching views, sunny and sandy beaches, and varied recreational facilities for water sports are the best destinations for traveling in winter.
But if you love the desert and adventurous tours, the best deserts of Iran would be a great destination for winter. You can not only visit the tourist cities and the most beautiful historical monuments but also the exciting deserts of Iran in the vicinity of Kashan (Maranjab), Isfahan (Varzneh& Tabas), Yazd (Karakal) Kerman (Shahdad & Lout) the most beautiful natural landscapes and the most exciting memories will create for you. The thrill of camel riding on endless golden sands, walking on high sand dunes, exciting sunrise and sunset, and a unique stay in one of the old caravanserais will be an unforgettable part of your trip to the deserts of Iran.
Iran's southern Islands and Beaches are wonderful places with unparalleled potential in attracting travelers from all over the world. They have their own charms, colorful local houses/hotels or eco-lodges, and truly virgin beaches. local yummy things, folklore music, and hospitable people who are eager to do the best for you, regardless of whether you plan to stay or not. There are also highly recommended places for surfing, paragliding to look for dolphins, going hiking, going fishing, or even going shopping at giant malls.
At the same time, Iran's deserts with different Eco-camps (Shahdad Star, Metin Abad, Zainuddin Caravanserai) will not only provide you with convenient amenities and safe accommodation, but also a variety of desert activities (camel riding, hiking, stargazing, paragliding, ATV Motors, and motorcycling) will prepare exciting Safari Tours for you and your companions.
The Southern beaches and Islands of Iran are a land of wonders and Hengam Island is an adorable piece of it! No cars, no streets, and no fancy hotels! Just pleasant peace, clear water, scenic beaches, raw nature, and genuine people! It is this unique magnetism that attracts many visitors to the nearby Qeshm Island Geopark, this lovely little island in the Persian Gulf.
Why Hengam Island is a must-see?
- One of the most eye-catching Islands in the Persian Gulf.
- Hosting groups of different dolphins.
- Various ceremonies, traditions & local culture and sub-cultures.
- Has one of Iran’s loveliest and most traditional bazaars.
- Clear water for watching fish & crabs up close.
- You may catch sight of Uromastyx aegyptia and Indian gazelles.
If your winter destination is Isfahan and like to discover Iran's art & history, and also like to experience a desert camp you are in the right place. It is located close to the Dasht e Kavir, Iran's largest salt desert lying in the middle of the Iranian plateau, and has Karkas Mountains to the other side. The camp offers unforgettable adventures in close proximity, to local people and unique nature. Baking and cooking with local women, harvesting and picking fruits in organic farms and orchards, desert walls, short safari trips, with jeeps, and stargazing at night are activities offered by the camp. Matinabad's main building, which is designed like a caravansary, as well as earring rooms, nomadic tents, and huts, are accommodation places prepared for travelers. The traditional restaurant within the camp, with various Iranian traditional and vegetarian dishes is the best place to enjoy Iranian cuisine.
If you like to spend your winter vacation on a local Island far from different tourists and enjoy the original southern culture with local dishes and secret recipes this is the right place. This is one of the most spectacular Iran beaches for cycling, you can enjoy clear coastal waters that are great for swimming and bathing and pleasant weather during winter.
If you plan to enjoy a multipurpose winter destination, Kerman province would be your best choice. You will not only enjoy the deep history, unique historical monuments, and visiting the Silk Road, but the Kerman deserts will be one of the most exciting parts of your trip.
Have you ever tried sand therapy or sand sports?
The Rigan sand hills are located 12 kilometers from the center of Rigan-Kerman province. This village with easy and comfortable access from Kerman attracts various tourists. The local eco-camps with reasonable facilities are the best places to experience local accommodation.
The third biggest Iran Island after Qeshm and Kish. This small southern Island with 81 square kilometers, and about 5000 people is one of the calmest places for a winter vacation. The presence of sandy beaches with white sand and clear waters is one of the features of this beautiful island.
Unique Kerman as a winter destination will easily surprise you.
The extraordinary natural landscapes of Kerman, such as the desert plains - Klots - and sand dunes and salt lakes are the most important natural features of this region. Namak Lake in Sirjan, Kerman Province, is one of the unique, beautiful faces of nature in southern Iran. Namak Lake in Sirjan, which is in fact a dry lake, has turned into a tourist attraction in Kerman Province. This white plain full of salt, with an area of 35 thousand hectares, is located on the way from Kerman to Shiraz, 27 km from Sirjan Road and near Kheirabad village. Kheirabad Salt Lake or Kheirabad Salt Pan is a beautiful lake during rainy days and a salt marsh on dry days. While you are going to Shiraz to visit the most important Achaemenian ruins, this natural feature can amaze you.
An Emerging Beach Destination for the Instagram Photographer. If you are going to walk on the legendary beaches of south Iran and are eager to watch the Persian Gulf which is packed with natural beauty, clean beaches, historic architecture, and super-friendly local people Maxer Beach or Maxer Beach is the best choice for you. When you start searching for the best Persian Gulf ports, you come across many incredible choices such as Kish, Gheshm, Hormuz, and Bandar Abbas. The bad news is that many of these seaside spots have skyrocketed in popularity and are overcrowded in peak season. But there are other wonderful ports that remain secret to tourists.
In a four-season land like Iran, attractions are never-ending. Iran has as many attractions as you can be in traveling every day of each season. Don't think that with the end of summer, the trip season is over. In contrast, autumn is the best season to take a trip to the golden places in our country. Deserts are those golden attractions and the best time to visit this wonderland is autumn. Among all the deserts of Iran, the Shahdad Desert with 24 thousand square kilometers area in the south-east of Iran is the purest and the most beautiful desert tourism destination.
The tourist sights of Hormozgan province and the Persian Gulf are endless. You can spend days on the islands, beaches, and swim in clear waters and enjoy their beauty. If you are going to visit one of the best and most beautiful southern islands of Iran with red edible soil (after Spain) and enjoy the sunset by walking along the beach, the Red Beach in Hormoz Island would be your best winter destination. This beautiful Island is one of the best winter destinations with a series of historical, natural, and cultural sights that can make your winter journey dream come true.
Caracal or Karakal Desert is the most famous desert region near Bafgh city and Sadeghabad village. It is located 12 km from Bafgh City (120 Km from Yazd). If you are going to visit Iran's history and enjoy Yazd as the second-largest adobe city with dozens of amazing historical monuments, undoubtedly the Karakal desert can complete your dreamy journey. Here is full of various amazing activities to surprise you and your family. You can walk on tall sand hills, watch the sun set & sun rise and enjoy the local foods. Also, you can enjoy off-roading tours, camel riding programs, four-wheel motor riding, and stargazing.
One of the smallest Iran islands close to Lavan Island has come to be known as “Iran’s Maldives”. If you are eager to walk in one of the smallest Iran Islands and enjoy a dreamy sunset among the Persian Gulf this is the best one.
If you have selected Tehran or Kashan for your winter destination, dozens of historical and cultural monuments can surprise you easily. But, the Maranjab desert can complete your tour and ma;e your dream come true. The closest desert close to Tehran(200 km) and Kashan (25 km), with the best white sand hills, Salt Lake, old caravanserai, and various recreational activities like Camel riding, ATV Motors, walking on sand dunes, Stargazing Tour, is the best place for winter destination and discover Iran deserts. Book your Safari tour and enjoy your journey to Iran.