A Travel Guide to Visit Varzaneh Desert in Isfahan
- ThemeSafari and Off-Road/ Wildlife/ Ecotourism
- Duration24 hr(s)
- Best Time | AUTUMN
Visiting the city of Varzaneh in the east of Isfahan for several desert attractions and historical buildings;
Exploring Khara desert for activities like camel riding and starwatching.
Explore The Route
From the Whiteness of the Veils to the Darkness of Desert's Starry Nights
Deserts comprise 25 percent of Iran, and Isfahan has one of the biggest shares of these deserts. The life in deserts creates its own identity including the unique architectural style, matchless scenery, and the distinctive local culture. Varzaneh, along with its historical landmarks, Jame mosque, a citadel, a bridge, etc. contains one of the most beautiful deserts providing the opportunity to walk on the golden sand dunes and watch the starry nights. In this route, you can explore the desert and fascinating far lands of Isfahan to enrich your journey.
Duration : 24 hr(s)
Point Type: STARTING
The women in the white veil, an old bridge, a 600-year old congregational mosque, a Shah Abbasi caravansary, old mud-brick wind towers, citadels, water mills, and a mausoleum known as Zayn al-Abedin are all you will see in this city. If you want to be a little off the well-worn tourist trail, the historical city of Varzaneh is a wonderful place to visit. This silent city, in the heart of the desert, is blessed with ma...
- Varzaneh Desertfree
- Transportation Type
- Transportation Fee---
As a group tour, the best and most convenient way to get to the desert is renting a private bus. If you plan to go there individually, you need to follow this route:
Jay Terminal (on the eastern side of Isfahan) - Ziyar- Nik-abad- Varzaneh
On your way to the desert, you can see some of the historical highlights of Varzaneh:
- Ziyar Minaret (a brick minaret standing at the south of Zayandeh-Roud, dating back to around 10 century)
- Historical Bridge of Varzaneh (the last bridge on Zayandeh-Roud, dating back to the 17 century.)
Visiting the Varzaneh desert will take about 5-6 hrs.
Wear proper clothes as the desert temperature drops at nights
Degree of difficulty: 1 out of 5