Yazd | the city of pleasant deserts
If you are a person who enjoys the silence and starry nights, overnight stays around the fire, camel riding, motorcycling, safaris and desert walks with exciting Aphrodite cars and gliding on soft desert sands, your place in desert tours and camping is very crowded. Experience dreamy and exciting hours during the day and night of the desert and take beautiful and artistic souvenir photos.
The experience of traveling to the desert is a special and unique experience in terms of its difference, which you will never forget and you would like to repeat it many times.
Meanwhile, Yazd, due to its dry climate, has several beautiful deserts and desert hiking camps that have been able to host desert enthusiasts in recent years. In the following, we will introduce the most famous deserts and desert camps of Yazd:
1- The beautiful desert of Karakal, Yazd
The name of Karakal Desert is derived from the name of a species of feline that has lived in this desert for a long time and is known as the desert lynx. To reach Karakal desert, it is enough to drive from Tehran to Bafgh for about 8 hours, and after reaching Bafgh city of Yazd, drive another 15 kilometers to reach Sadegh Abad village.
When you reach the Karakal Desert, you can have experiences that are not possible anywhere else and are only for the desert. From camel riding to motorcycling and exciting safaris full of laughter and joy to rolling on dunes and soft desert sands and hiking and photography in the beautiful desert groves, you can experience everything in the Karakal desert and spend a few different and happy days.
If you go to Shahid Barzegari camp in Karakal desert, your experience will be complete and you can get rid of tiredness by drinking tea and double the pleasure of a memorable day by eating desert kebab and listening to live music. Imagine resting comfortably on the bed.
The next day, after waking up, you can entertain yourself with sunbathing (with a suitable atmosphere), sand volleyball, sand climbing and night sky observation. Also on the way to Karakal desert, you can visit Bafgh Wildlife House which belongs to the 10th century, Anbar, Kakamir Bath and Bagherabad Castle.
You can see the experience of domestic and foreign tourists from traveling to Karakal on tripadvisor, and to get comprehensive information about the Karakal Desert and the city of Bafgh, and if you wish, book the Karakal Desert tour online and take advantage of the tour services of Chiyakotravel.
Why Karakal Desert?
- It is called the most beautiful desert of Yazd.
- Accommodation facilities are available and you do not have any problems in this regard during the trip.
- Here, interesting and exciting entertainments such as camel riding, four-wheeled motorcycle, off-road, etc. are waiting for you.
- It is located near the city and you could easily reach this desert by taking an asphalt road.
Familiarity with the Karakal desert of Yazd
As we said, Karakal Desert is a region near Bafgh city and Sadeghabad village which some people consider it as the most beautiful desert in Yazd. This desert hosts one of the most famous habitats of Karakal, one of the cat breeders of Iran and that is why it is called by this name.
The proximity of this desert to Sadeghabad village has caused it to be called Sadeghabad desert. Watching the night sky, experiencing activities such as camel riding, off-roading, etc., staying in a traditional and beautiful accommodation and enjoying endless peace, are the experiences that you will get during your trip to Karakal. The existence of Shahid Barzegari tourist recreational camping in Sadeghabad village has also caused tourists to have no problem in terms of access to facilities and entertainment and to be more encouraged for this trip.
Desert travel tips
To travel to the desert, design your plan in such a way that you enjoy both the entertainment and beauty of the desert day and the starry sky and its indescribable tranquility in the middle of the night.
- Do not forget to spend the night in the desert around the fire and drink fiery tea.
- Do not forget to take a tripod to create better photos.
- Beware of desert sands, as these sands can penetrate the camera lens or the seams of your electronics and cause you trouble.
- If you plan to stay out for night photography or stargazing, create 2 to 3 thin borders with the burnt oil-diesel solution around the observation post to minimize the possibility of being bitten by a scorpion.
- If you go somewhere far away from your friends and companions, be sure to let them know so that in case of any problems, they can think of a solution.
- Desert areas, despite all the enchanting and unique landscapes, also have a rough and dangerous nature. So never travel to these destinations under any circumstances without complete equipment and a familiar guide.
2- Haft Sang desert
It is 12 km from Yazd to Haft Sang desert which means about half an hour. All we have to do is go to the Quran square and enter Nasr Boulevard. Most of the route on this boulevard is dirt. There are several camps in this desert that we can go to by paying the entrance fee and use their facilities.
These camps also have free beds and pavilions and entertainment such as zip line, safari and paragliding, each of which costs separately. Of course, if we want to enjoy the silence of the Yazd desert, we do not need to stay in the camp for long.
Haft Sang Desert Camp
Haft Sang Desert is the closest desert to Yazd. In the northeastern part of Yazd, if you take the route of Nasr Boulevard, which is in Quran Square, you will travel the first 5 km on asphalt roads and 7 km on dirt roads, and then you will reach desert camps. The route of each camp is marked with a sign.
If you are planning a day trip to Haft Sang desert camp, the best plan is to book a place in Yazd, because the distance between Yazd and this desert is very short.
Another name for this desert camp is “Haft Sang Nature, Tourism and Desert Park”. This camp was opened in April 2017 and is the first camp in the deserts of Yazd province.
Haft Sang Desert Camp Entertainment
Camel riding: It is an inseparable entertainment of desert activitie. It is impossible to go to the desert and you do not want to experience camel riding.
Safari: Driving in the desert with two-wheeled vehicles and passing through the slopes and heights of the desert without the restrictions of traffic rules is one of the most exciting pastimes that has been seen in the deserts of our country in recent years. Safari is one of the most popular pastimes in this desert camp.
Zip line (Iran’s largest desert zip line): When you hold your hands on a pulley and hang between the ground and the sky, you have the best opportunity to see the desert from another angle. Zip line of Haft Sang Desert has provided this possibility for people who love deserts.
Four-wheeled motorcycle: Riding a motorcycle on the slopes and heights of the desert, on soft and slippery sands, is an indescribable pleasure. Four-wheeled motorcycling in the desert is easy and possible for all adults.
Star watching: Desert spots are the best places to observe stars and observe meteor showers. Many travelers who come to the desert from inside and outside the country, the most important purpose of their trip is desert nights and observing the night sky.
Volleyball: Volleyball is a fun group activity that is only possible on soft sands without desert sand.
Paraglider: Paragliding is the same as parachuting from heights. Flying in the desert sky, what you see is the infinite vastness of the desert. The silence and the mysterious world of the desert and the sound of the wind that echoes in the ears when it descends, turn the world upside down.