In 50 km south of Shiraz, in the southern strip of the salt lake, near Chah-shirin village, there is a beautiful desert plain composed entirely of sand and salt. It is surrounded by Maharloo mountains. In this desert, you can operate camel-riding, bike-riding, and safari tours of high quality. Hiking through a beautiful calm area covered in salt, you can observe the stars and achieve unique tranquility. Plus, you can disinfect your lungs by breathing in the salt plain air.
Approximate tour duration: half a day
Best time of operation: All year round except for rainy days.
Leave the city towards Salt Lake at 3:00 p.m., visit the lake, take a boat trip if possible, drive to Chah-shirin village, do desert activities, then move to a rustic home, have dinner and return to Shiraz.
1) visit Salt Lake
2) visit the beautiful village of Chah-shirin and get acquainted with the dwellers, the lake
6) visit salt desert and salt
7) Safari tour lifestyle and economy in the small villages of Iran.
PTA pre-arranged tours with easy booking process!
Just 50 EUR deposit and the remaining balance should be paid in cash in Iran.
Visa reference number in 3 days !
On arrival visa at Iran airports !
No visa stamp on your passport pages.
No arrival/departure stamps on your passport pages.
Please kindly noted to bring cash for tour payment and personal expenses. This cash can be in USD or EUR.
In Iran credit cards do NOT work and ATM machines do NOT accept international cards.
If you wish To pay us in USD, Please noted to bring big and new notes, the notes dated less than 2006 are not acceptable, only USD notes dated 2006 and after 2006 would be acceptable in Iran.
If you wish to pay in EUR please bring big notes like 50, 100, 200, 500 EUR notes.
45 day before tour date; without any cancelation fee
45-30 days before tour date; 15% of total tour price
30-15 days before tour date; 30% of total tour price
15-2 days before tour date; 50% of total tour price
48 hours before tour date; 75% and sometimes 100% (depends on the hotel) of total tour price
Under 2 year old; 5-10% depending on the tour date
Child without bed but having food (2 year old and older); 35% of tour price
Child with bed and food; 65% of tour price
What may not be taken into Iran?
On the basis of rules and regulation of I.R.Iran, entrance of some goods and or
its export is totally prohibited. Some of
those goods are as follows:
1- Alcoholic drinks
2- Gambling tools
3- Weapons, ammunition and explosive goods
4- Narcotic drugs
5- Magazines, photos, film and snaps and those goods which are against religious
and national dignity of the
6- Any type of writings against the official region of the country and or
discipline disturbance and public purity and
The export goods are exempted of paying customs duties and taxes but paying the
loading, unloading and
warehousing is included.
Islamic Republic of Iran Customs website: http://www.irica.gov.ir/EIndex.aspx
What to Bring:
Money: Just CASH, no kind of check and card is acceptable in Iran.
Please kindly noted to bring cash for tour price and personal expenses. This
cash can be in USD, EUR,
In Iran credit cards do not work and ATM machines do not accept international
If you wish To pay us in USD, Please noted to bring big and new notes, the notes
dated less than 2006 are not
acceptable, only USD notes dated 2006 and after 2006 would be acceptable in
If you wish to pay in EUR please bring big notes like 50, 100, 200, 500 EUR
For GBP no preference for big or small notes.
Files and Documents: Passport, Visa, air/train ticket, ID certificate,
destination, address list
Personal Articles for Use: personal tooth brush, towels, bathing articles,
contact lens solution, daily toiletries, comb,
sun glasses, suntan oil, shaving items, disinfectant tissues and bandage
Others: camera, films, batteries, electrical converter, alarm clock (if needed),
a pen and memo pad (to write down
something important during your travel), necessary cold, indigestive and anti-
allergic medicines, umbrella, etc