Unlicensed Tours to Lut Desert Banned; Financial Tribune
The office of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization in Kerman Province has banned the entry of any unlicensed tour to Lut Desert to organize tourism activities in the world heritage site. Speaking to ISNA, Mahmoud Vafaei added that any travel agency aiming to organize tours to the desert should coordinate with UNESCO’s World Heritage Office in Kerman Province in advance and get the required license.
“Being lost in the extended desert, technical failure of vehicles and strong sand storms are among troubles that travelers might face in the desert,” he said, adding that going on licensed tours helps prevent any inconvenience.
Lut Desert, a vast desert shared between the provinces of Kerman and Sistan-Baluchestan, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in July, becoming Iran’s first natural heritage site on the list.