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Matin Abad Desert-Matinabad Kavir-Kavire Matin Abaad Camp-Matinabaad Desert Camp & Organic Farm

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Matin Abad Desert-Matinabad Kavir-Kavire Matin Abaad Camp-Matinabaad Desert Camp & Organic Farm

Postby Parvaneh » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:25 am

Introduction:Matin Abad Desert-Matinabad Kavir-Kavire Matin Abaad Camp-Matinabaad (Persian: کویر متین آباد)

atin Abad Desert Camp & Organic Farm founded in 2008 by a group of naturalists and tourism experts. The aim is to offer visitors unforgettable adventures as close to nature as possible. With treks on camel or on foot, accompanied by high experienced naturalists, bike rides trough landscapes of sand dunes and mountain gorges, desert walks at night unbelievable star-lit skies.
Our modern camp is situated on the border between the desert and the steppe and it is located 45 Km south-east of Kashan one of the main attractions of central Iran.

The Matin Abad region remains a site of unparalleled beauty. The desert plains constantly change colours from rich green to pastel oceans of swaying grass and desert shrubs and trees. Silver in the rising sun and golden at dusk.
The sandy roads leading to the camp and the adventure area are all in good condition. We park the vehicles in the village, 1.5 km from the camp and we stroll amongst the desert trees to the camp. Lorries are available for those who want to experience the traditional way of transportation in the region. Luggage will be carried to the camp by attendants.


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Location: 15 Km Away From Badrud City, Natanz County, Isfahan Province.

Days of trip: (Without plane) 2 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 5-6hr driving from Tehran to Badrud, Distance from Tehran to Badrud is 280 Km)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: No Limit

Daily time visit: No limit

Difficulty level: Easy

Requirements: (Depend on your plan) Guide or GPS track...

Legal permission need: No


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Overall risk: -

Animal risk: No

Lost risk: No

Rescue: You can call 115

GSM Mobile Antenna: Yes


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Hotel: Eco Camp is available

Village:No

Shop: Yes

Gasoline: in Badrud City Yes


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How to get there:
1- Go to East terminal of buses in Tehran.
2- Take a bus ticket to Kashan.(Distance from Tehran to Kashan is 251 Km)
3- Take a taxi from Kashan to Badrud.(Distance from Kashan to Badrud is 60 Km)
4- Take a taxi from Badrud to Matin Abad.(Distance from Badrud to Matin Abad is 15 Km)



Nearest airport: No airport

Nearest train station: Kashan station


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Tents

Postby Parvaneh » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:27 am

Tents

Physical specifications:
These tents have been made by the Red Crescent Organization according to special needs of the area. The body is made of Polyester and cotton and the bottom and the top layer of the tents are %100 made of polyester coated with PVC and they are totally water resistant. Such material results in good air-conditioning inside the tents, and it prevents the insects and other animals from entering. Tents are 3x4 m2 and are suitable for 4 adults. Tents are equipped with two entrances and the main entrance is indicated with a small pivot on top of it. There are two small windows on the side walls which are covered with nets to prevent insects.
How to use tents:
Before entering the tents, please put your shoes in the plastic bags located inside the tents. Try not to do up or undo the zippers with pressure. Try to keep the nets closed in order to prevent insects from entering the tents.
Equipments inside the tents:
Mattress, Pillow, blanket, and sheets are available according to the number of people reserved for that tent. All the tents are equipped with a rug and a heater (in cold seasons).
Rules and regulations for using the tents and overnight stays: :
For better air circulation in hot seasons, it is suggested that you open both side windows and the small air vent located on the top of the tent. In cold seasons, the tents are heated by the special heaters. There are outlets next to each tent which are used for electrical use inside the tents; it is highly appreciated if you consider and respect the comfort of the other guests. You can make fires in places specially made for fire and making fire near the tents is completely forbidden. It is greatly appreciated not to break the nice silence of the desert after 11 p.m. both to enjoy the silence and let other guests relax. Other places have been considered for overnight activities and fire making. Bringing picnic stoves and all kinds of fire making tools to the tents is forbidden. Please keep the tents clean. Please put the garbage in the trashcans located in the area. It is requested that you return sheets to the receptionist before you leave. .

Caravanserai:
On the first floor, you will enter via a big door, pass the reception and you will find 7 rooms. Each room is equipped with bathroom, air conditioner, refrigerator, and a TV set. There are two beds in each room and it is possible to add one extra bed. There are some bathrooms on the other side of the Caravanserai which are organized for the tent-residents use. There is a traditional tea house on the second floor between the two long roofs on each side of it. On the third floor, you can find the biggest room called Shah Neshin, which is suitable for 4 people. You can find the traditional life style in this room.

Restaurant:
Restaurant is located in the Northeast of the camp area. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the restaurant. You can have tea in the teahouse on the second floor of the Caravanserai. Other meals are served as follows:
Breakfast: 07:30-08:30,
Lunch: 13-14,
Dinner: 20-22

Bathrooms:
Bathrooms are available in the North side of Caravanserai for men and women. Each part includes 4 toilets, 3 Iranian style toilets, 4 showerbaths, 4 basins and dryers.
Since we are pro sustainable tourism and eco-friendly environment, please use chemical detergent, water and electricity less and with severe attention.
Other Facilities:
You can go biking or camel riding 06:00 to 09:00 and 16:00 to 20:00 according to different seasons.
It is requested that you arrange for camel riding, biking or observing at least 1 day before or at the time of registration. Observing is possible after 20:00.

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Summary Organic Food

Postby Parvaneh » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:30 am

Matin Abad Camp takes pride in the highest standard of service and cuisine. Meals, which include traditional Persian dishes, are served in an authentic over-sized pan.

Food and supplies are mostly the product of the organic farm of the Camp and we provide this remote region with opportunities for economic growth through responsible tourism. Availability of produce varies depending on the season. However, you can expect that we will provide the best available selection of local dishes and traditional specialties for the Western palate. We can also make special arrangements for most dietary needs�please contact us to discuss your specific requirements. Purely organic food like local chicken, camel meat and milk are also available.

Organic agriculture is the oldest form of agriculture on earth. Farming without the use of petroleum-based chemicals (fertilizers and pesticides) was the sole option for farmers until post-World War II. The war brought with it technologies that were useful for agricultural production. These technical advances since WWII have resulted in significant economic benefits as well as environmental and social detriments. Organic agriculture seeks to utilize those advances that consistently yield benefits (new varieties of crops; more efficient machinery) while discarding those methods that have led to negative impacts on society and the environment, such as pesticide pollution and insect pest resistance. Instead of using synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, organic farmers utilize crop rotations, cover crops, and natural-based products to maintain or enhance soil fertility
Pros and cons of organic food
The benefits of organic food are that these foods are hopefully (we have to trust the farmers on this) grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers. Thus the difference would be that these foods are less contaminated by the above mentioned chemicals.
The benefits of organic foods
Organic farming lowers water pollution and builds soil fertility.
By eating organic food, you cut down on the chemical load that you take in, as it contains no insecticides, pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics, fertilizers and toxic artificial additives, flavorings, colorings and preservatives.
The food reaches you in a natural state with its nutrient content intact.
Organic food is often fresher than non-organic food, because it has no preservatives so it is rushed straight to the shops.
Natural food as more flavor

The downside
They are more expensive.
Organic produce must be thoroughly washed because it may be contaminated by improperly composted animal fertilizer.
Organic products are also not always available. This is because organic farmers rely entirely on natural cycles. Floods, droughts and pest infestations can ruin the entire crop. Conventional farmers can artificially extend the natural seasonality of their fruits and vegetables, so that you get oranges in summer and avocado pears all year round.

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Re: Matin Abad Desert-Matinabad Kavir-Kavire Matin Abaad Camp-Matinabaad Desert Camp & Organic Farm

Postby Heromoget » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:37 am

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