SALT DESERT // IRAN // 14 -19 OCT 2016


6 days // all included: € 400
Bring 5 friends: € 200
Coupon code d3sert50p

Max. 100 Participants,
First come, first serve.

Book Now!


In the mystic setting of Mesr Desert, Iran
Under the full moon (Oct 16)
Discover the unique crossover music of Maziar Ale Davoud & friends
Yoga workshops
Landscape artists
Movie night & some electronic sounds
Bring your own instruments and join the music!

Oct 14
Arrive in Garmeh or Farahzad 
Overnight in Guesthouse

Oct 15
Drive with 4WDs into Desert (offoad)
Camp in Desert
Enjoy the music, art, sun & moon

Oct 16
Camp in Desert
Enjoy the music, art, sun & the full moon!

Oct 17
Camp in Desert
Enjoy the music, art, sun & moon!

Oct 18
Enjoy your last sunrise in the desert
After breakfast: 4WD back Farahzad or Garmeh, take a shower and enjoy a good night sleep

Oct 19
Enjoy your last breakfast in the guesthouse

You can easily continue your trip on your own 
(it’s easy to travel around Iran on your own. It’s a backpacker destination, well suited for individual travel)
 or —
Book one of following trips

Along the Silk Road

Classic Iran Roundtrip
Travel with your friends!
14 Days

Group of 2: € 950 p/Pers + Festival Fee




Iran off The Beaten Track
Travel with your friends!
14 Days

Group of 2: € 1084 p/Pers + Festival Fee
Group of 4: € 890 p/Pers + Festival Fee


Sistan & Baluchistan

Only for advanced Iran travellers
Private trip with Shermin
Itinerary to TBD


Invitation Only!
People with personal invitations can invite friends.

Your friends will have to state your full name upon registration.

Price Includes
2 nights in guest house (first & last night) either in Garmeh (desert oasis) of Farahzad (last town before the road stops)
3 nights camping in the desert
All meals in guesthouse (organic home-made Iranian food)
Breakfast & dinners while in desert (organic home-made Iranian food)

4WD transportation from Garmeh/Farahzad to desert & back
Payment Guarantee Insurance

Price Excludes
Transportation to and from Farahzad or Garmeh
Lunches in desert (there will be food stalls where you can buy food)
Camping gear (tent, sleeping mat & sleeping bag)
Personal items
Travel Insurance

6 days // all included: € 400
If u bring 5 friends: € 200 (CODE:d3sert50p)

Max. 100 Participants,
First come, first serve.

Book Now!


Here a few practical tips for organising your trip:

FLIGHTS TO IRAN (from 250 EUR return)
Pegasus Air
(​flights every day with stopover in Istanbul, starting 250 EUR return to Tehran)
Turkish Airlines
(​flights every day with stopover in Istanbul)
(twice a week from Berlin from 400 EUR)
Emirates Air​
(stopover in Dubai, good option for those who want to go to Qeshm Island, you could Fly back from Dubai on your way back)
Mahan Air (
​twice a week from Duesseldorf and other European Cities)
Iran Air, Lufthansa, Austria Airlines,​ etc,
also offer flights, usually direct flight but more expensive, don’t fly every day.

For most nationalities, you can apply for a visa upon arrival in Tehran IKA Airport. If you stay in Iran for less that 30 days, you will not need to apply for a visa in advance, and can get one on arrival at Tehran Airport (Fees currently: 50 USD). Make sure that you passport is still valid for 6 months, and that you don’t have an Israeli stamp in it. Contact Shermin for more information.
Currently, US, UK & Canadian citizens have strict visa regulations. They need to be accompanied by a certified iranian tour guide at all times while in Iran & follow a predetermined and non­changable travel itinerary, which makes flexible individual travel impossible. Visa procedures take up to 2 months. It is quite likely that these regulations will be changed over the scope of the next months since the sanctions are being lifted, but you would have to wait and see. 

Sleeping bag
Sleeping mat
Headlight or flashlight
Warm clothes for the evening
Cool long sleeved  clothes, ideally linen, for the day
Money for lunches in desert
Your own instruments, art, music
You will have showers in the guesthouse in Garmeh & Farahzad, but there is no shower or public toilet in the desert!
Bring everything you need for camping in desert conditions (wet towels etc)

Evening (15° celsius)
Day (35° celsius)

Contact Shermin for any questions you might have
Mobile/Viber/Whatsapp: +49­ 176 ­36279283

You will need to leave Europe on Oct 11th at the latest, so you have enough time to visit Tehran or a few places on the way to the desert. You can book the festival as a stand-alone, but will have to organize your transfer to and from Garmeh or Farahzad yourself. Alternatively you can book one of following travel packages:


12. – 26. Oct 2016


12. Oct: Arrival Tehran IKA Airport ­- Transfer to Kashan
13. Oct: Kashan
14. Oct: Kashan ­- Naein ­- Aranak – Garmeh/Farahzad
15. Oct: Desert Music
16. Oct: Desert Music
17. Oct: Desert Music
18. Oct: Garmeh/ Farahzad
19. Oct: Garmeh­ – Charanaq – Chak Chak- ­Meybod­ – Yazd
20. Oct: Yazd
21. Oct: Visit Yazd during the day (take the VIP night bus to Bandar Abbas)
22. Oct: Bandar Abbas ­ – Hormoz Island (Camping)
23. Oct: Hormoz Island – Qeshm Island (by ferry)
24. Oct: Qeshm Island (Day trip to Hara Mangrove Forest & Port Laft)
25. Oct: Qeshm Island (Daytrip to Hengam Island & Salt Caves)
26. Oct: Flight: Qeshm Island ­- Tehran (end of trip)



Group of 4 people: 8​90 €​ p/Pers ​+ Festival Fee
Group of 2 people: 1084 €​​ p/Pers + Festival Fee
Prices based on 2 people sharing a double room

Price Includes
8 nights accommodation in charming traditional guesthouses (2N Kashan, 2N Yayd, 4N Qeshm Island)
Private Driver/Guide: IKA airport – Kashan
Private Driver/Guide: Kashan – Nain – Garmeh/Farahzad)
Private Driver/Guide: Farahzad – Chak Chak – Meybod – Yazd
VIP Night bus: Yazd – Bandar Abbas
Private Driver/Guide for all day trips on Qeshm Island
Domestic Flight: Qeshm – Tehran
All meals on Qeshm Island (Hassans Guest House)
Breakfast only in Kashan & Yazd
All taxes & road tolls
Personalised Travel App with your travel Itinerary
Payment Guarantee Insurance

Price Excludes
Private Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, Ferry on Queshm Island

Contact for questions or bookings.


12. – 26. Oct 2016


12. Oct: Arrival Tehran – Transfer Tehran Hotel
13. Oct: Discover Tehran 
14. Oct: Tehran – Naiin –  Garmeh/Farahzad
15. Oct: Desert Festival (Camping)
16. Oct: Desert Festival (Camping)
17. Oct: Desert Festival (Camping)
18. Oct: Garmeh/Farahzad
19. Oct: Garmeh/Farahzad – Charanaq – Chak Chak­ – Meybod­- Yazd
20. Oct: Discover Yazd 

21. Oct: Yazd ­- Pasargade – Persepolis ­- Necropolis ­- Shiraz
22. Oct: Shiraz
23. SEPT: Shiraz ­ – Isfahan
24. SEPT: Isfahan
25. SEPT: Isfahan – ­Natanz – Abyaneh – Kashan
26. SEPT: Kashan ­- Airport


Group of 2 People: 950 €​ p/Pers ​+ Festival Fee
Price based on 2 People sharing a double room

Price includes
8 nights accommodation in charming traditional guesthouses (2N Yazd, 2N Shiraz, 3N Isfahan, 1N Kashan) & 2N Tehran 2*Hotel
Private Driver/Guide: IKA airport – Tehran
Private Driver/Guide: Tehran – Nain – Garmeh/Farahzad
Private Driver/Guide: Farahzad – Chak Chak – Meybod – Yazd
Private Driver/Guide: Yazd – Persepolis – Shiraz
Private Driver/Guide: Shiraz – Isfahan

Private Driver/Guide: Isfahan – Abiyaneh – Kashan
Private Driver/Guide: Kashan – Airport

All taxes & road tolls
Personalised Travel App with your travel Itinerary
Payment Guarantee Insurance

Price Excludes
Private Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, International Flights

Contact for questions or bookings.


The idea to this Desert Festival was born when Shermin first visited Meser Desert and was introduced to Maziar’s mesmerizing music. The first Desert Music was held in October 2015. 


Maziar Ale Davoud
born in 1967 in Hamedan. After fighting in the Iran/Irak war as a soldier in Khuzestan, he studied pottery which he later taught for many years at Tehran’s Saad Abad Complex. 15 years ago Maziar decided to leave Tehran for Garmeh, an oasis village in the central Iranian desert, where he had spent his childhood. He rebuilt an old house which subsequently became the first guest house in Irans desert ­ A​teshooni Guest House.​Maziar is a self taught musician who plays all kinds of instruments: daf, dammam, tombak, kouzeh, didjeridoo. He has performed at many iranian & international music events. Among others he was invited to Qonia music festival in 2007 for Molana’s anniversary, and to ‘Fabelhaft Festival’ in Austria in 2013.



Shermin Voshmgir
born in 1974 in Vienna, Shermin is an Austrian/Iranian Artist ­ KAKIKATSE​­ who lives in Berlin and runs her own travel company. She got her PhD in IT Management in Vienna and studied film and drama in Madrid. Among others her films have screened in Cannes and at dOCUMENTA(13). She is the founder of a​uto.diktat​a collective of self taught, autodidact artists who believe that you can learn everything from and within yourself and your own peergroup. Shermin also now runs her own travel company L​ilon Travel,​ focused on off the beaten track experiences & is the founder of the BlockchainHub.


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