At 08:30 in the morning, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Kerman. Your tour starts with visiting Jabaliyeh Dome. After that, we will go to the Kerman Zoroastrian Fire Temple and Museum. The next stop is Harandi Garden where 2 museums of Archeology and Music are located. We will go to the Vakil (Iranica) caravanserai for lunch. After that, we will visit the Ganj Ali Khan complex including a mosque, hammam, bazaar, and caravanserai. The last 2 sites we will visit today are Moshtaghieh Dome and Jame Mosque of Kerman. Your tour will finish at 17:00.
Lut Desert Tour
In the morning at 09:00, your guide will pick you up from the hotel in Kerman. We will drive to Lut Desert (Dasht-e Lut) which is Iran’s UNESCO Natural Heritage Site and one of the largest deserts in the world. Lut desert is one of the most popular sites on Kerman tours. Part of the desert is widely known as the world’s hottest and driest place, with a temperature that can reach as high as 70 degrees Celsius in the summer. It is no surprise that no vegetation or animals can live and flourish in this environment. Kaluts is about a 150-kilometre distance to the northeast of the main city of Kerman. The journey from Kerman to Kaluts is scenic. It starts with a vast desert with snowy mountains in the background (only in the winter though). A valley then appears as you drive up towards the mountain. Then, the altitude decreases rapidly as you drive down the hill toward the desert. The weather dramatically changes from this point onwards it is hotter and drier. Welcome to the hottest place on earth! Included in our Lut desert tour is an excursion to the Lut Desert, Shahdad Desert, Kalut of Shahdad, visiting the Nabkha, Kalshour River, Shafiabad caravanserai, Sirch village, and the old Cedar of Sirch. The tour will end at 17:00.
Mahan Tour and Rayen Citadel
At 09:00 in the morning, your guide will pick you up from the hotel in Kerman. We will drive to Mahan which is a small town located next to Kerman. We will visit Shah Nematollah Vali’s Tomb. He was a Sufi Master and poet from the 14th and 15th centuries. He is revered by Shi’a as a saint. Hence, his shrine, which was built 5 years after his death, became a pilgrimage site. The shrine complex consists of a garden, a mosque, and his tomb. Kerman tours are among rare tours where tourists can visit both deserts and lavish gardens at the same time and place! The next stop is Shazdeh Garden in Mahan (UNESCO Persian Garden) which was built in the 1900s under the orders of the governor of Kerman during the Qajar dynasty and was eventually used as a summer residence. We will eat lunch in Tigran restaurant and then drive to Rayen city which is a small town located about 105 kilometers away from Kerman city. The town is famous for Rayen Citadel. The medieval mudbrick city of Rayen is believed to have existed since 1,000 years ago. It was situated on a trade route, where high-quality textiles were traded. It is a great experience to explore every nook and cranny of this medieval city. We can even climb to the top of the castle to see the whole view. Then, we will back to Kerman and your tour will finish at 16:00.
Jiroft Civilization Tour
At 08:00 in the morning, your guide will pick you up from the hotel in Kerman. We will drive 230 km to reach Jiroft city. We will start our tour by visiting the Jiroft Museum, then, we will visit Konar Sandal (a Bronze Age archaeological site, situated south of Jiroft). After lunch, we will visit Jiroft’s Samuran Castle (this castle was built of reddish marble and is located on an elevation, east of the city of Jiroft). The last site we will stop to visit is Masjed-e–Shahre–Ghadim, the mosque of the old city of Jiroft. ( Around the Halilrud River, there is one of the most valuable monuments of ancient Iran, which can be described as one of the masterpieces of art and architecture in Iran). The mosque seems to have been constructed during the Saffarid era. We will back to Kerman and your tour will finish at 17:00.
Excursion to Bam Citadel
In the morning at 09:00, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Kerman, and we will drive to Bam (192 km). Bam is a historic city and the UNESCO-listed Arg-e Bam is the most important site of this city. Beyond the walls of the fortress of Bam, lies an ancient city where the succession of old streets and buildings culminate in the rise of one of the largest mud-brick structures in the world. The Citadel of Bam (Arg-e Bam) is an inseparable part of Kerman tours. It has claimed the horizon on the outskirts of the city of Bam, in Kerman Province, for more than two millennia. This area was at the crossroads of the Silk Road and roads leading into Central Asia, the Persian Gulf, and Egypt. The 7th to 11th centuries marked the heyday of the citadel as it became a prosperous trade center, contributing to the buzz of the trade with silk and cotton fabrics. The structure of the main citadel feeds the imagination of travelers seeking to explore the eccentricities and peculiarities of an exotic land, the probable hometown of the charming prince from a far-off country in the East. Being approximately established in the Sassanid era (224–651 CE), the entire structure has gone through numerous phases of destruction and reconstruction. Unfortunately, something about 80% of the Arg-e Bam was destroyed by the earthquake that struck the city in 2003. But the citadel is under reconstruction and more than half of it has been renovated. We will visit the citadel and back to Kerman around 15:00.
Kerman to Yazd with Stop at Saryazd and Mehriz
In the morning at 08:00, your guide will pick you up from the hotel in Kerman. We will drive to Yazd (370 km). On the way to Yazd, we will visit the circular Zeinodin caravanserai, next, we will drive to Saryazd ancient village to visit Saryazd fortress (the oldest safe deposit box) and Saryazd caravanserai. Then, we will have lunch in Mehriz and visit the 2000-year-old Mehriz cypress and Pahlavanpour Garden (UNESCO Persian Garden). Finally, we will drive to Yazd and your tour will finish at 16:00.
Kerman to Shiraz Tour with a Stop at Meymand
At 08:00 in the morning, your guide will pick you up from the hotel in Kerman. We will drive to Shiraz through Shahre Babak and Meymand village (570 km). Meymand is located 3 hours drive from Kerman and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What makes Meymand unique is its ancient history and also the geological shapes of the Rocky houses. After visiting the village, we will eat lunch in a guest house. Then, we will visit the old school and bathhouse of the village and finally drive to Shiraz. We will reach Shiraz at 18:00.