How to reach Varzaneh?
a. It is easy to reach Varzaneh from Isfahan. From the Bus Terminal located in Jey Street (Terminal Jey on Google Maps), you can take a bus/minibus to Varzaneh. For more information, ask the staff in the bus terminal. You don’t have to buy a ticket, just get on the bus and pay when you get off. The cost should be 500,000 IR Rials (around 1 Euro), including luggage service. The journey takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes and usually the bus service runs every one or two hours as the driver waits until the bus fills up with passengers.
You can show the driver following sentence in Persian, and he will stop almost in front of our guesthouse (to get in just follow the signs) or simply ask him for Negaar hotel:
رانندهی محترم، لطفا در محل ترمینال قدیمی ورزنه جلو رباط عباسی، برای اقامتگاه سنتی نگار توقف کنید.
b. If you prefer, we can order a taxi from your hotel/hostel in Isfahan to our Guesthouse for 4,000,000 IR Rials,.
a. There are no direct buses from Yazd to Varzaneh, however, It’s easy to get to Varzaneh. You can catch one of the many buses going to Isfahan and ask the driver to be dropped off in Na’in, more precisely at “Falake Esfahan” Square (فلکه اصفهان), from where you can catch a taxi to Varzaneh.
Unfortunately, there is no bus service between Na’in and Varzaneh. In order not to be overcharged for the taxi, you can let us know your estimated arrival time and we will send one to pick you up in Na’in to Varzaneh for 2,200,000 IR Rials. Normally, it is easy to find taxi though.
You can simply call us when you get on the bus from Yazd toward Isfahan, so I will have an estimation of when you will be arriving to Na’in, then I can send a taxi to be there on time. If you don’t have an Iranian number, you can write down our staff phone number, and show it to your bus driver, they will call us.
b. Another solution would be a direct taxi from Yazd to Varzaneh. This would cost 8,000,000 IR Rials ,
which we can arrange for you. An additional option would be to stop in the beautiful villages Kharanaq, Chak-Chak and Meybod on the way to Varzaneh from Yazd. This would cost 12,00,000 IR Rials for a whole day journey.
a. As for reaching Varzaneh from Kashan, there should be frequently buses we expect to Na’in from Kashan.
In fact, all the buses from Kashan to Yazd, should pass Na’in I suppose. But, unfortunately, there is no buses from Na’in to Varzaneh.
There, you could find many taxis to Varzaneh. If you want, in an specific time, we can order a taxi for you, to be there in Na’in, costing 2.200,000 IR Rial.
Indeed, for catching taxis to Varzaneh, you need to find “Falakeh Esfahan” (فلکه اصفهان), which is a square in Na’in, and there you can find many taxi options to Varzaneh.
b. We can order direct taxi also for you, Kashan to Varzaneh, with an stop to Abyaneh, and another stop in Na’in if you wish, with 13,000,000 Rial. Abyaneh is a beautiful village close to Kashan, that most of people consider it when they get to Kashan.
c. Kashan to Varzaneh, directly would be 11.000,000 Rial.
There are many ways to reach Varzaneh from Tehran which you could choose one you are comfortable with:
1. There are lots of buses leaving Tehran to Isfahan every hour in Southern Terminal (Terminal Jonoub), West Terminal (Terminal Gharb) or Beyhaghi Terminal which you could get on any time you prefer and it costs you approximately 1.750.000 IRR and from Isfahan to Varzaneh there are minibuses every hour (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) from Jey Terminal that it costs 500,000 IRR.
2. The faster option is to take a taxi direct from Tehran to Negaar Guesthouse for 20.000.000 IRR.
How can I go to other cities from the guest house?
a. The morning buses leave at 6:00 am, 7:00 am, 8:00 am and 10:00 am. The afternoon bus leave at 2 :00pm; the price is 500,000 Rial.
Recently there have been buses available at 3:30 p.m ,which are available most of the days.
b. The other option is a taxi, which will cost 4,000,000 IRR per car. If you’re travelling alone, you can share the ride with other fellow travelers going in the same direction in order to split the cost of the cab.
a. Unfortunately, there are no direct buses from Varzaneh to Yazd, but there is a bus service from Na’in to Yazd. From the guest house, you can take a taxi to Na’in for 2,200,000 IRRials once there, the bus leaves every 45 minutes to Yazd.
b. Another option is to take a taxi from Varzaneh to Yazd, which will cost 8.000,000 IRR . The journey takes approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes. An additional option would be to stop in the beautiful villages Kharanaq, Chak-Chak and Meybod on the way from Varzaneh to Yazd. This would cost 12,00,000 IR Rials for a whole day journey.
a. We can provide a private taxi to Shiraz. It costs 16.000,000 IRR and you will have the chance to visit Naghsh-e Rostam, Persepolis and other beautiful sites along the way. This is a big advantage that you could visit the attractions on the way to Shiraz. Because otherwise when you are in Shiraz you should take another taxi to visit Pasargad and other places.
b. Another option is to take a taxi directly from Varzaneh to Shiraz, which will cost 14.000,000 IRR
c. Otherwise you can always go to Isfahan first and then you can take one the daily buses to Shiraz which go every half an hour.
– You can first take a bus to Harand which is a small town near Varzaneh (30 km on northwest) which has two buses every day to Tehran at 14:30 and 22:00 that it costs 1.750.000 IRR. To get these buses you can take a taxi from Varzaneh to Harand Terminal with 1.000.000 IRR.
– Also you could take a minibus from Varzaneh to Isfahan at these times: 6 a.m. , 7 a.m. , 8 a.m. , 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. It costs 500.000 IRR. And from Isfahan there are buses every hour directly to Tehran which the tickets cost around 1.750.000 IRR .
How far are the natural or historical attractions from the town?
You can access the nearest sand dune just 12 Km from the town and 10 minutes by car. Feel free to check out our daily tours here.
Need more information?
There is a detailed description of Varzaneh and its surroundings in Wikitravel, written by the guest house owner. Feel welcome to read the full article here: http://wikitravel.org/en/Varzaneh and available in several languages:
a. In French: https://wikitravel.org/fr/Varzaneh
b. In Italian: https://wikitravel.org/it/Varzaneh
c. In Chinese: https://wikitravel.org/zh/%E7%93%A6%E5%B0%94%E6%89%8E
Upon request, we organize your overnight stay in the desert. However, starting from October, it is often cold in the nights (believe us! nights of desert can be really harsh!).
Nevertheless, we actively organize camping in the desert many of the nights. As an special offer, for those joining camping in the desert, we would happily give them also a private room in our traditional hotel, so they can take shower, take rest, put their luggage, and take a nap before and after the tour.
Since some people are interested, they can check our tours section for camping in Varzaneh desert option. Click here for more details.
Nevertheless, we will providing full sleeping equipment (tent, many extra blankets, light mattress, pillows, and a warm fire), dinner, plus you will have a guide, and all the other options indicated in the tour.
We’re sorry to say we do not allow pets in our guest house.
It’s allowed to smoke in the main courtyard of the house. However, we would be thankful if you don’t smoke indoors (inside the rooms).
Yes, of course. Wi-Fi is one of the free facilities we provide with accommodation. We have our own private wireless network in the hostel which is available in all of the bedrooms. We will provide the password while you’re checking into the hostel.
In the excursion we can do a lot of different activities. We can provide : picnic, barbecue, sand-boarding, stargazing, camel riding, quad, camping in Iranian desert, wildlife tours, swimming, paragliding, tea time gathering, visiting handicrafts’ workshops, participating in local’s wedding, cooking with locals, trying a Persian medicine health restoring and Hammam tour, hiking in some oasis villages nearby and many others!
Varzaneh offer a wide range of things to see and do. You can explore the beautiful landscapes from the sand dunes of the desert to large salt lake and even hike an asleep volcano. Meanwhile, Varzaneh will surprise you with authentic traditional places. Therefore, Mohammad the owner of Negaar (Negar) Guest House, will help you to organize some tours for surrounding spots. We are providing some authentic tours which you can visit on our tour page.
The guest house offers a fast laundry service. For less than 4 kilos the price is 2.5 Euro
Yes, we provide a wide range of local vegetarian food.
For more information, please check Negaar Guest House food menu.
We prepare authentic home cooked food on a daily basis; some of the dishes we offer are such traditional ones that are hard to find even in local restaurants. All the meals are provided by the owner’s mother. So if you are tired of eating kebab and you are keen to try the genuine Iranian cuisine… You are in the right place then!
For more information, please check Negaar Guest House food menu.
You can pay in Iranian Rial, Euro or US$. You may check the exchange rate from the free market, and re-calculate your bill in either of currencies mentioned.