Matinabad desert eco-resort and organic farm, the first and only eco-resort in Iran, established in 2008, about 60 km south of Kashan, is recognized as one of the most unique practices in Iran. It is the practitioner of the universal codes of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and SRB (Socially Responsible Business) to promote sustainable and responsible tourism.
Activities & Entertainment
This award-winning Eco-resort provides its nature lover guests with exciting outdoor desert activities, such as camel riding, bike riding, desert trekking, sand surfing, star gazing and bird watching, all in line with ecotourism, in the unique desert natural environment. It provides children with a safe educational playground as well. Desert tours and visits to the nearby historical and cultural attractions are available too.
Sustainable Ecotourism Goals
One of the main goals of Matinabad Eco-resort is to help protect the local environment, improve the quality of life of local communities, preserve the local society culture and promote sustainable economic benefits for the local community, including employment and training. All the staff comes from local society. This has caused a great decline in rural to urban migration. As a result, agriculture and farming have been developed. Matinabad Eco-resort has played a major role in inhabitants’ employment, education, hospitality training and some other aspects of life. Local products, such as handicrafts and herbs are sold at Matinabad eco-resort souvenir shop to support local community.