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One Night Stargazing in the Deserts of Iran



2 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

4 people




An Astronomy tour for stargazing is a comprehensive activity for all. This activity includes an introduction to the night sky, stars, and the Universe. It includes the guided use of telescopes for night sky observation of visible planets, the Moon, stars, galaxies, etc. Also, it includes sky orientation using constellations and detailed explanations by expert astronomy guides. The deserts of Iran are one the best places in the world for amateur or professional stargazing.
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Day 1.
Day 1: We will pick you up from your hotel in Isfahan and drive toward the Khara desert. Enjoy visiting dunes and a Salt Lake then continue to Varzaneh desert village. Visit camel mill and pigeon tower and stay in a cozy guesthouse for lunch and a short rest. Get prepared for the rest of the trip to an abandoned caravanserai in nowhere in the desert. We will install our Telescope in the caravanserai and visit the nice scenery of sunset. While waiting for dark sky we will learn about astronomy theory topics. We will enjoy observing visible planets and deep-sky objects. Overnight in camp in the caravanserai. (L.D)
Day 2.
Day 2: After breakfast, we start driving back to Isfahan. We visit Siah Kooh (Black Mountain) which was created by lava in the middle of the desert. Depends on the condition we will climb the mountain and visit the nice scenery of the Gavkhuni wetland from above. We also visit the ancient Ghoortan castle on the way back to Isfahan. (B)


  • 1-night in the tent
  • Mentioned meals
  • 2 days transportation with an air-conditioned vehicle all across mentioned destinations
  • Experienced and skilled English spoken Astro and eco-guide for 2 days
  • All entrance fees and permits
  • Bottled water
  • 8” Computerized telescope
  • International airfare
  • Personal insurance
  • Visa stamp fee
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Tips & Portages


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