Mysterious Sea of Sands
Is there anything more wonderful than pure silence in the heart of the night, a roaring sandy sea under your feet, a glittering and breathtaking sky above and a pleasant breeze rising from the ground that smells of life? This is exactly what you will get in Mesr desert.
We make you sure the profound impact of this experience will stay lifelong with you. Even if you don’t like the desert, you will fall in love with barefoot on the sand dunes and taste the warmth.
Mesr is a village and desert area in Jandaq Rural District, in the Central District of Khur and Biabanak Country, Isfahan Province, Iran. This desert represents an interesting scene of the integrated performance of geomorphic and geologic processes and climate changes. Although the village is located in Iran, its name is borrowed from Arabic language. Mesr is Arabic name of Egypt. In fact, joseph who established this village, called it the Mesr desert because the story of prophet joseph had happen in Egypt.
The beauties of Mesr are not limited to camping, memorable starry nights and sand dunes. Along with Off-roading on the hills, you can travel on history, and the surf area with camels, as in the past. We offer you take to a camel tour before experiencing the desert on an overnight camping excursion.
However, ATV motors and off-road riding will be a sweet joy of playing with the wind and exciting challenge.
Khoor salt lake is another fantastic attraction of the area. This beautiful lake is lake lives like a miracle in the heart of the desert. It’s a salty land covered with hives-like shapes formed by salt.
Garmeh village is also another attraction of Mesr. It is one of the Iran’s traditional villages and boasts the best of desert natural sights. Across the blue sky of the village is decorated with palm trees and its traditional architecture is not only amazing, but it also saves you from the heat of the desert. If you are not a fan of camping or prefer to stay in a village house, Garmeh has proper guesthouse for travelers. There is a 2700 year old citadel in this village. Ancient and worth of this monument is the motivation for much of the historic attraction to visit the area.
And last but not least, the Potash salt waterfall is another spectacular sight of Mesr desert. The potash salt cascade, 25 m long, is located in potash mining complex in Khur and Biabanak tourist salt village. It is said to be the world’s first salt waterfall. Near this waterfall, there are a few suites to stay that are build only by salt.
Best Time to Go
The best time to travel to Mesr desert is September to December. After December the weather will be cold, especially at nights. You can also travel to the desert in winter, though it’s not suitable for overnight camping.
How to Get There
Mesr is located in the Heart of Iran, near Isfahan city. Going there is not difficult, but tours and travel guides can be useful. You have to drive about 250 kilometers onto Naein-Tabas road from Isfahan west to east. After passing Farokhi and Nasrabad villages, there is a sign showing off-road direction: “toward Mesr.”
Going to Mesr desert by Iran advise
Our best advice for travel lovers is to always have a sweet fellow traveler to experience better journey. We invite you to be our fellow on the way of beauties. We tour all over Iran to multiply the joy of life with the joy of traveling, and Mesr desert is one of this most amazing destinations. Its pure spirit calls upon every human being.
As we mention above, we are looking for good friends to travel with. All of our tours are tailor-made and we can plan the whole journey together. If you decide to visit this fantastic desert, we can help you keep track of the wonders along the way, and explore the sights nearby.
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