When you look at Iran’s climate, you will see Iran is a four-season country where you can find all seasons simultaneously!
The Iran desert is one of the best places you can spend time in. The pure atmosphere and amazing endless full star sky at night are the reasons which can treat your soul.
When you start your Ancient Persia Trip from Kashan to Isfahan city, there are many ruins, and in the middle of the desert, You can always find the best site view in each corner—huge attractive mountains in different shapes and special colors. Iran’s desert area is in the center of this country.
The best choice during your Persian desert trip is to stay in a traditional place that helps you discover all the secrets of those deserts.
One of the best accommodations in the Iran desert area that you can choose for your Persian desert trip is Matin Abad Eco-camp. Read everything you need to know in the Iran Travel Guide Center.
History and Direction of Matin Abad Eco-camp
As evidence said, life in this city goes back to more than 1200 years. Before that, there was not even sand there, Just the mountains. After years, sand is made from the mineral of “Karkas” (کرکس) rock.
Also “Arisman” (اریسمان) area, which was discovered as the oldest and largest area sites of prehistoric Iran, is just 10 km away from Matin Abad Eco-camp.
Matin Abad Eco-camp is located in the center of Iran, in Isfahan province, just 25km north of Natanz and 60km southeast of Kashan. You can find easy ways to go there from Tehran and Kashan. It’s about a 4-hour trip from Tehran city to Matin Abad Eco-camp driving by car, though it can be longer by bus.
Matin Abad Eco-camp is known as one of the best 18 spots in the world by the United Nations notified of tourism activities.
Persian desert trip is one of the Eco-tourism trips, which doesn’t mean just a journey to this region. It means to know and help this intact region, which is persisting. It educates and feels deeply about the culture, animals, traditions, architecture, and people.
Matin Abad Accommodation Types
Matin Abad Eco-camp has three types of spaces to stay:
1 – Rooms
This camp offers three different styles of rooms, each with a special design. All rooms are comfortable and contain all the facilities that you need.
These beautiful rooms are designed based on the traditional desert architecture of Iran. You will spend a night like old Caravanserai nights. All walls are made of thatch, giving you a real feeling of the caravanserai. There are 16 rooms with 2 or 3 beds each, and you can add an extra bed or beds for four people. All rooms have an air conditioner, bathroom, toilets, two beds, a refrigerator, and a TV set.
Shahneshin (King’s Room)
It comes from the king’s room name, so It should be in a better situation. This room is on the 3rd floor and has space for six persons. This room has an air conditioner, bathroom, and toilet, and the most interesting thing about it is that in this room, you have “Korsi” (کرسی), a traditional heating system in Iran.
It’s a heater on the floor which is covered by a special kind of blanket on it. This heater was used by Iranian in old times and had lots of traditional backgrounds. All the family sat around it and had tea or food on the table. You can also find an extra blanket and pillow for a different person.
Gooshvareh (Earring room)
In traditional Iranian architecture, the Gooshvareh room was a smaller room near the Shahneshin room, which was mostly used for king guests and connected to the Shahneshin room. These rooms have five beds and space for eight persons. This room is equipped with air-conditioners and heaters.
2- Koome (Hut Room)
Koome is the age-old Iranian desert house with dome roofs. These roofs were used to keep the place cool and helped with ventilation. There are 13 of these small houses in Matin Abad Eco-camp that are equipped with air-conditioners and heaters.
They also have a private bathroom and toilet for each house. In these houses, you can feel the exact feeling of the former in Iran’s desert area.
3 – Tents
There are lots of people who prefer to stay in a tent during their Persian desert trip. You will have a different experience in these tents because they are cozy and have everything you need, such as electricity, heater, and air-conditioners.
These tents were designed by black Nomads who had an amazing feeling of spending nights in the desert under the stars in quiet. These tents are waterproof and made of the best quality.
In Matin Abad Eco-camp, there are 40 tents, including 12 and 24-meter tents; Also, 8 of them are large tents (which in Persian called Kheymeh/خیمه) and suitable for more than six people.
In all the tents you can find appropriate blankets and pillows, you shouldn’t worry about your stay in these tents if you don’t have previous tent experience. Because everything is prepared for your need to be comforting.
Matin Abad Eco-camp Activities
It’s wonderful to ride a bike in the desert and feel the sands sense on a dirt track that Matin Abad Eco-camp made for guests to use.
· Organic Farms
There is an organic garden where all products are 100% pure without any chemical add-on. Because of the Iran desert area climate, you can always find lots of types of vegetables and special pomegranates in this area.
· Observing Stars
Stars view in the desert is amazing, and you can watch them accurately in Matin Abad Eco-camp. There are two large places for stellar observation; one is on the 3rd floor, and another is in the yard.
· Camel Riding
Camel riding is something that everyone wants to try on a Persian desert trip. Don’t worry about finding a camel because there are 27 camels for Matin Abad Eco-camp guests. Also, you will see the Camel Breeding Farm, Ostrich Farm, birds and Horse breeding farm there.
Organic Shop and Restaurant in the Eco-camp of Matin Abad
An organic restaurant (and coffee shop) in Matin Abad Eco-camp serves organic foods for tourists.
While you are staying in Matin Abad Eco-camp, you can have all meals organic there; it would be great to have some organic breakfast after staying in one of the Matin Abad Eco-camp tents/Koome and have organic lunch or dinner between the desert activities in a Persian desert trip. Matin Abad people have their farms, which provide all their needs.
You can also find many special handicrafts in that region in this organic shop. This shop is amazing because it gives you a real feeling of Iran’s desert area and culture. It’s amazing to know that people in Matin Abad have the self-sufficiency to provide for their needs.
They also have woodcraft made by local people there. They make different wooden handicrafts, which are more special to the desert area. This is a shop where you can buy special kinds of desert souvenirs like carpets, jams, handicrafts, etc. Matin Abad is beautiful to visit in the daytime and has an incredible nighttime environment.
They set fire to the yard every night, and people and tourists come around it. They start to play music and dance; this is an awesome feeling you can experience in Matin Abad at nighttime.