DESERT TOURS FROM YAZD

DAY TRIP TO MEYBOD AND ARDAKAN

Meybod and Ardakan are also one of the best options to be visited as a day tour from Yazd, we at IRTouring offers you a day tour to visit Ardakan and meybod and can also included it all together with Chak Chak and Kharanagh Deserted village.

What to Experience in Meybod and aRDAKAN?

The 300 year old post house

Caravanserai with covered Qanat (Underground water canals)

Ancient Narin Qaleh

Pigeon tower

Jameh mosque and old city of Ardakan

Note: The day tour to Meybod and Ardakan can be included also to visit Chak Chak and Kharanagh deserted village as must travelers join this day tours all together  to visit Kharanagh, Chak Chak, Meybod and Ardakan, the day trip takes 8 hourss, and you will be returned to your Hotel or any given addresses from which you departed. This tour runs 7 days per week, beginning at 09:00 each morning.

Inclusions: Licensed Tourist Guide, admission to all of the historical places mentioned above plus all service fees , and a private air conditioned vehicle.

Exclusions: Any Tips and are not included in the pricing of this day tour to Meybod and Ardakan day tour and Sightseeing. Any services or privileges not listed here are not included with this tour.

DAY TRIP TO CHAK CHAK AND KHARANAGH

Chak-Chak, also called Pir-e Sabz, is perhaps the best known of all the pirs as it is frequented by non-Zoroastrians and is part of most of the Day tours from Yazd, we offers day tours to Kharanagh deserted Village and Chak Chak Zoroastrian site with tour guide and drives in a very reasonable price.

Chak Chak and Kharanagh

Note: The day tour to Kharanagh and Chak Chak will take approximately 5 hours, and you will be returned to your Hotel or any given addresses from which you departed. This tour runs 7 days per week, beginning at 09:00 each morning.

Inclusions: Licensed Tourist Guide, admission to all of the historical places mentioned above plus all service fees , and a private air conditioned vehicle.

Exclusions: Any Tips and are not included in the pricing of this day tour to kharanagh and Chak Chak Tours and Sightseeing. Any services or privileges not listed here are not included with this tour.

YAZD CITY TOUR

Yazd city tour in a city that is an ancient forest of wind towers and brown twisting lanes full of romantic traditional hotels and historuc tourist sights to visit.

Find Our Yazd Tourist Attractions and or ask away your questions, we have answers!

Yazd city tour with private tour guide

Experience a thrilling Guided Tour in Yazd with a Licensed Tour Guide to visit the following tourist Attractions in Yazd.

What to experience?

Amir Chakhmaq complex

Ancient wind towers (Badgirs)

Water Museum of Yazd

The grand Jameh mosque

Walking through old city of Yazd

Alexander prison and tomb of 12 Imams

Dolat abad garden

Zoroastrian fire temple

The tower of silence

Note: The Yazd Guided Day Tour will take approximately 7 hours, and you will be returned to your Hotel or any given addresses from which you departed. This tour runs 7 days per week, beginning at 09:00 each morning.

Inclusions: Licensed Tourist Guide, admission to all of the historical places mentioned above plus all service fees, and a private air conditioned vehicle.

Exclusions: Any Tips and are not included in the pricing of this Yazd Guided Tours and Sightseeing. Any services or privileges not listed here are not included with this tour.

ZOROASTRIAN TOWER OF SILENCE IN YAZD

The Zoroastrian Tower of Silence is set on two lonely, barren hilltops on the southern outskirts of Yazd and are the evocative Zoroastrian Tower of Silence, or as locally called the Dakhmey-e Zartoshtiyun. in accordance with Zoroastrian beliefs about the purity of the earth, dead bodies were not buried but left in these uncovered stones towers so that vultures could pick the bones clean.

The present site of the Zoroastrian Tower of Silence have not been used since the 60’s. At the foot of the hills are several other disused Zoroastrian buildings, including a defunct well, a water cistern and two small wind towers, a kitchen and a lavatory.

Zoroastrian tower of silent

According to a tradition dating back over 3,000 years, dead bodies were arranged on the towers in three concentric circles. Men were placed in the outer circle, women in the middle, and children in the inner-most ring. Bodies were then left until their bones were bleached by the elements and stripped by the vultures.

After the process of purification, bones were placed in ossuaries near, or inside, of the towers. Ossuaries from these rituals have been discovered from the 4th and 5th century BCE. Similar dakhmas (Towers) exist just outside of Mumbai, India, as well, although the most prominent Zoroastrian Towers of Silence is in Iran.

ZOROASTRIAN FIRE TEMPLE IN YAZD

Zoroastrian comes from around teh world to visit this Sacred Eternal Flame in a plae called Zoroastrian Fire Temple in Yazd, the Flame or fire believed to have been burning since about AD 470. The fire is visible through a window from the entrance hall.

The Fire that is burning inside the Zoroastrian Fire Temple was transferred  to Ardakan in 1174, then to Yazd in 1474 and to its present place in 1940. Above the entrance you can see the Faravahar symbol.

The Zoroastrian Fire Temple building was built in 1934 under the supervision of Jamshid Amanat on a piece of land donated by the Amanat brothers, and funded by various sources. The fire temple is said to be the only Iran’sZoroastrian fire temple housing Atash Bahram. The latter defines the grade of consecrated fire in the temple, more than it does the temple. It involves the gathering of different types of fire gathered from 16 different sources, including lightning, fire from a cremation pyre, fire from trading places where a furnace is maintained and fires from the hearths of houses.

The fire is inside a bronze vessel and visible only from behind a glass wall. Only priests attached to the fire temple may enter the innermost sanctum. There are no lights in the inner sanctum other than that of the fire itself.

DOLAT ABAD GARDEN IN YAZD

Once a residence of Persian regent Karim Khan Zand, this small pavilion set amid Unesco-listed gardens was built about 1750. The interior of the pavilion is superb, with intricate latticework and exquisite stained-glass windows. It’s also renowned for having Iran’s loftiest badgir, standing over 33m, though this one was rebuilt after it collapsed in the 1960s. The entrance can be reached from the western end of Shahid Raja’i St.

Source: Lonely Planet

AMIR CHAKHMAQ COMPLEX

The stunning three-storey facade of this Hosseinieh makes it one of the largest such structures in Iran. Its rows of perfectly proportioned sunken alcoves are at their best, and most photogenic, around sunset when the light softens and the towering exterior is discreetly floodlit. Recent work has added arcades at the side to keep traffic away from the structure. You can climb to the 1st floor of the structure and look over the square, but higher levels are not accessible.

Underneath the complex is a bazaar where kababis specialise in jigar (grilled liver). In front of the Hosseinieh, look out for the huge wooden palm nakhl, an important centrepiece once used for the observance of the Shiites’ passionate Ashura commemorations.

Source: Lonely Planet

JAMEH MOSQUE OF YAZD

OLD CITY OF YAZD

Marco Polo described Yazd as a bride of the desert, The Old city of Yazd it is a good and noble city and one of the best places to visit while traveling in Iran. Because of generations of adaptations to its desert surroundings, Yazd is an architecturally unique city. It is also known in Iran for the high quality of its handicrafts, especially silk weaving, and its confectionery.
The old city of Yazd
The Old city of Yazd, with its badgirs (windtowers or wind catchers) poking out of a baked-brown labyrinth of lanes, the old city of Yazd emerges like a phoenix from the desert – a very old phoenix. Yazd’s old city is one of the oldest towns on earth, according to Unesco, and is the perfect place to get a feel for the region’s rich history. Just about everything in the old city is made from sun-dried mud bricks, and the resulting brown skyline is dominated by tall badgirs on almost every rooftop.
The residential quarters in the old city of Yazd appear almost deserted because of the high walls, which shield the houses from the narrow and labyrinthine kuches (lanes) crisscrossing the town.
While walking through the maze lines of the old city of Yazd you’ll doubtless discover simple courtyards, ornate wooden doors and some lovely adobe architecture. In the meantime you’ll be discovered by countless children who will help lead you out of the maze when you are ready. Be sure to get yourself to the rooftops at some point for fine views over Yazd and into the vast brown expanses of the desert.