experience Garmeh

about ateshooni

Ateshooni guesthouse is an old house renovated in it’s ancient style.

17 years ago by Maziar Aledavood,  the owner which is originally from Garmeh village and came back here after years living in Tehran and teaching pottery.

Ateshooni  in the  ancient dialect of the region means nocturnal gathering around  fire.

The aim of Ateshooni  is to let you live the life in an Iranian desert  village  for few days, everything is very basic and simple but we hope that the experience will be unique.

Felling like at home, it’s also a place to meet other travelers and relax in touch with nature.

Don’t expect a 5 stars hotel, but many stars in the desert sky!

Ateshooni Photos Album

Ateshooni Photos Album

Double click on the album above! Ateshooni's photo album

how to get here?

Ateshooni is situated in Garmeh village, in the edge of the central desert of Iran.

To reach Garmeh there are different options:

– by bus from cities like Teheran (South terminal),  Esfahan (Kaveh terminal) or Yazd (Homafaran square).
Notice that the buses stop at the nearest city , Khur, from there you can easily find a taxi to Garmeh.
It’s 35km.

– by taxi, the distances are nearly far and the price is calculated by kilometers.

– by your own car, almost all of the roads are asphalted and in a good shape.

– by train or plane to Yazd, Eshafan or Tabas and from there with a taxi to Garmeh.

what to do?

During your stay in Garmeh and depending on your time you can go for a walk in the palm trees garden, put your feet in the spring with doctor fishes or climbed the nearest mountain or hill to have a view of it’s surroundings.

You can also visit other villages nearby like Ordib, Iraj and Dadkin with gardens and mountais, Bayazeh and its castle,  Abgarm and its hotwater.

80km far from Garmeh on the way to Tabas is a salt lake. 80km from Garmeh to Jandaq you will find Mesr and Farahzad village and the sand dunes all around.

Tailored tours can be organized by demand.


one night camping

You will have breakfast at guesthouse, and then leave Garmeh around 10:30 to Farahzad (depending on the season).

Your guide will take you for trekking and 4 wheel drive, have lunch, dinner, one night camping under the sky full of stars with all equipments.

Next day after breakfast you will go back to Farahzad at 10:30 and then to Garmeh, Ateshooni guesthouse.


Price for :

1 person / €200

2 persons /each €140

3 persons /each €130

4 persons /each €120

salt lake


sand dunes

you can take a taxi

(max. 4 people)

4×4 Safari

You will have breakfast at guesthouse, and then leave Garmeh to Farahzad.

Drive in to the sand dunes, have lunch (depending on the season), have a walk in the dunes and watch the sunset.

Then drive back to Ateshooni guesthouse.


Price for:

1 person / €150

2 persons /each €50

3 persons/ each €50

4 persons/ each €50

(Launch in desert: + €5)

If you are interested in any of these tours please let us know in advance to organize it for you.


The meals are served in the central yard at fixed hours, with traditional home cooked food for most.

If you are vegetarian you have to inform us in advance.

If you are in the dorm and like to have a meal in the guesthouse or cafe, inform us before.

There is an open air cafe near, belonging to Maziar ‘s brother,  you can rest there and taste a camel BBQ and differents infusions or buy some souvenirs in the shop.

For those who choose the dormitory,  it’s equipped with a kitchen,  there are two small shops in the village which open only in the afternoon.

The dormitory is situated in a farm 4km from Garmeh.

There is a possibility to setup tents in the yard or park camping cars or use the two shared rooms.

You can use the kitchen and the toilets.

Also you can buy some fruit and vegetables in a city before coming here because the nearest city, Khur, is 35km from here.


Shared room:          €10 / person / night

Car emplacement:  €8 / person / night

Tent:                          €5 / person / night

If you use car tents + sleeping equipments: €8 / person / night



Breakfast: €3

Launch: €5

Dinner: €5

Ateshooni's guest testimonials

  • “A unique experience!”              I am an architect whose interest is phenomenology, so my observations about Ateshooni goes beyond just a tourist. I think Maziar is an artist who has combined his knowledge of Persian culture, and his understanding of nature to give his guests a unique experience. The experience which includes all of senses. You, as a guest, can see, smell, taste, and here a culture. Here is where you can experience a "sense of place!" Stayed December 2016, traveled as a couple.

    Maryam.K Tehran / IRAN
  • “Tea Time in Desert's Home”              At beginning of June, after short email I was greeted with a welcome at Ateshooni guesthouse. Wanted just a lunch, glass of tea and a little rest during early afternoon on my trip through desert. House is located in the middle of the village (33.526835, 55.038951) and parking is secured by two camels. First you lose yourself through the house corridors and travel in time of almost 300 years old beauty. In the short moment after eyes adapt to interiour light, you realize this place could be your home. Call it a hotel, guesthouse,... but this is rare place in desert with clean facilities, charming interior, wonderful domestic food and friendly atmosphere and people at one place. Enjoy here your thoughts in quietness or exchange them in interesting conversation with Mr.Maziyar. Don't forget to close your eyes when you taste their homemade cold sheep's milk yoghurt. You can hear ancient caravans are passing by. Stayed July 2016, traveled solo.

  • “Silence of Iran's desert”              You can expect to experience a life in some of the most remote places in Iran. Deserts in Iran unlike other deserts around the world has a life line due to its surrounding high mountains that is covered by snow during the winter and feeds the gorgeous plains that makes out the lively deserts. Visiting the interesting sites were village walking. The Mesr deserts at the sunset and gathering around the fire with chai zooghali (charcoal) and listening to live performance of traditional music. The spring is as relaxing as it gets with small fish nibbling on your toes. Dinner is at a very nice restaurant with the greatest hosts and more live music. It's is a very unique experience that is hard to find. Stayed January 2016, traveled as a couple.

    JimiYek San Fransisco / California
  • “Perfect place”              We arrived randomly and got a nice room. The food was delicious. Abbas noticed that we needed to change the tyre of our car just before we left and immediately did this for us with a friend. The environment is perfect, just sit on the streets, watch what's going on in the village, or climb up on the old mosque for a nice view. The desert breeze in the evening is amazing. Stayed August 2016, traveled with friends.

    FreekBoom Amsterdam / Netherland

rooms and rates

6 rooms, 3 doubles, 2 triples

Our sleeping is traditional with mattresses putting on the floor and will give you sheets and towels by demand.

The toilets, both occidental and showers are shared.

No air-conditioning in the room,  only fans.

The heating is by electric heaters and in some rooms with fire-places.

Our price is per person per day, full board with 3 meals. In the guesthouse: €40  per person, per day for  the room with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

For those who want a cheaper option they can have a room with breakfast and one meal per day with €30.

For agencies: €50 per person, per day.

For children under 6 it’s free.

The payment will be done at the reception in Rials*, Dollars or Euros.

Don’t forget to bring warm clothes , in winter the weather is cold and dry in general and very windy in some seasons.

Have comfortable shoes for walking in the desert.

* The € rate is frequently changing, please be informed about the update rate, if you want to pay in Rials.

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Reservation details

There are some dates like imam Hossein’s anniversary and Iranian new year holidays which are very crowded times for traveling.

Please contact us in advance by sending mail or calling. Because we have limited rooms, we will be fully booked very soon especially in Iranian weekends and holidays.

Re-confirm your booking few days before coming otherwise your booking will be cancelled.

Because of the heat in summer, we are open from beginning of September to the mid June.

Guest house direct number: +98 314 634 8195

Mobile :+98 913 876 0375

Whatsapp number: +98 912 557 9643

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Iran, Garmeh


Tel.: +98 314 6348195

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