Rayen Castle, Mahan and Shahdad Desert 1-Day Tour

A Cocktail of Nature, Culture and Ancient Architecture

Rayen Castle, Mahan and Shahdad Desert 1-Day Tour

Lose yourself in the spectacular delights of Shahdad Desert! Explore the best parts of the desert plus the popular cultural hits of Kerman Province in a single day. Visit Rayen Castle in Rayen, and Shazdeh Garden (UNESCO-listed) and Shah Nimatullah Wali’s Shrine in Mahan. On your way to Shahdad, also check out attractions like Sirch Village and Shafi Abad Village (Shafi Abad Caravanserai). Your professional local guide who knows the region like the back of his hand will keep you company to introduce you to the bests of nature and culture in the region.

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    Licensed and experienced guide
    Entrance fees
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    Accept the warm welcome of Kerman’s morning sun! Off we go from your Kerman accommodation toward one of Iran's largest adobe castles, Rayen Castle. Throughout history, the splendid architecture of the castle has made it proudly stand up against the attacks of rulers and natural disasters.Then a 72-kilometer ride brings you to Mahan. At its Shah Nimatullah Wali’s Shrine enjoy the architectural beauty of the burial place of this Persian Sufi master and poet. Also have a ride toward the elegant epitome of paradisal Persian gardens, the UNESCO-listed Shazdeh Garden.Have another short ride (50 kilometers) through the beautiful desert to pay a visit to the 1000-year old cypress tree in Sirch Village, an oasis that contrasts its surrounding hot desert with its cool pleasant weather and the lovely view of its many trees.On route to Shafi Abad Village, stop by to see one of the world’s tallest kinds of Nebka trees, fostered by the Lut.Then move on to catch a sight of the splendid mud-brick facade of Shafi Abad Caravanserai, a historical caravanserai built in the heart of desert as a refuge for travelers.Looking forward to finally seeing the popular destination of desert lovers? Hit the desert again and here you are at the Kaluts of Shahdad. Wonder at the supernatural beauty of these constantly changing sandy towers in the middle of endless sand dunes, free your mind in the silent peace of the desert and feel the amazing sense of the hot sand against your feet. To wrap up the journey before heading back to Kerman, the Kaluts will bless you with an incredible view of the sunset and the desert will make you fall in love with the sparkle of its starry night.


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