Maranjab Desert, Kashan

4.3
#2 of 9 in Parks in Isfahan Province
Experience the beauty of the desert by visiting Maranjab Desert. The area sits about 880 m (2,890 ft) above sea level. Walk among the high sand dunes, encounter animal life such as wolves, jackals, sand foxes, cats, different lizards, and snakes. The plants found here include trees such as Tamarix and Haloxylon and bushes such as Zygophyllum. Visit the salt lake and the island on it which disappears sometimes due to an optical illusion. Consider going in October or November because the path is dry then and the weather is mild. Using our world travel planner, Kashan attractions like Maranjab Desert can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Have through a half day tour visited the desert. Camels, salt lakes, sand dunes and vast space! Driving around looking and good food in the evening under the stars. Tip: bring plenty of water with it.
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  • August 1, 2017
    The caravanserai is pretty and well located in the desert. We arrived with our guide and returned in the caravanserai. At the entrance there is indication to pay a ticket to 100,000 Rials to visit... nothing. Because inside, put in by the basic rooms which are located in the perimeter of the walls, there is nothing to do. We were verbally assaulted by staff, very unpleasant, the caravanserai which nus claimed the sum of 200 000 Rials to just be entered through the gate. We refused to pay due to lack of information and verbal aggression, it's our guide who after several minutes of negotiation has paid the amount requested. For us in three weeks in Iran, it's the only unpleasant episode.
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  • June 1, 2017
    Go to sleep in a Caravanserai. You can enjoy a magnificent survey or sunset. We will feel good in these dunes. A place or we take full eyes.
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As with many of Iran's cities, tourism in Kashan has not yet reached its full potential and its range of accommodations seems surprisingly sparse. The majority of places to stay sit within walking distance of Agha Bozorg Mosque, with a few additional options lining Amir Kabir Street. Most options come in the form of guesthouses or simple hotels, but a handful of traditional-style luxury accommodations offer a more special experience. Due to restrictions on foreign credit cards, you might have difficulties reserving you room ahead of time.
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