Rivas Guesthouse in Shahr-e
Note: This ecolodge is located
around Shahr-e Babak city in Kerman Province and NOT in Kerman city.
Rivas Guesthouse is a traditional ecoldge located in a village called Dehno Farokhzad in the
vicinity of Shahr-e Babak city,
Iran. This guesthouse
is family-run and is a perfect option for the foreign tourists who would like to
enjoy an authentic experience of the way Kermani people live in villages.
Staying at Rivas will make you get a clear idea of the legendary Iranian
hospitality that has surprised thousands of foreign tourists who have travelled
to this country. You will also get to enjoy the local traditional dishes that are made and served at
Rivas Guesthouse Location
The village in which Rivas Guesthouse is located is
interesting in two major aspects; first, it gives you access to ancient historic
sights around Shahr-e
Babak and second, the natural scenery of the region. Staying at Rivas
gives you the chance to visit one of the most ancient villages in the world
called Meymad Village. This village that is now a World Heritage Site includes
350 hand-dug rocky houses that date back to 12000 years ago and is for sure one
the oldest extant human dwellings on earth. Many families have kept their ancient style
of life in this village and so this place is visited by many foreign tourists
Kerman Rhubarb Fields
The word Rivas is a Farsi word that means rhubarb. The
reason behind this naming is the rhubarb fields that one can find in the
vicinity of Dehno Farokhzad village in which Rivas Guesthouse is located. Every
spring, when the rhubarb fields are abloom, there come many people to enjoy the
amazing beauty of the fields.
Rivas Guesthouse Facilities
1. There are dorm beds, private rooms and also tents
available at this place.
2. There is a partly shaded garden at this
which the guests get together and socialize.
3. There are two small pools in the house; one is a
reservoir to water the plants and the other one is used by kids to splash around
in hot summers.
4. There are both Iranian and western toilets in this
5. There is a parking lot inside the garden.