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Kandovan Rocky Village

Kandovan Rocky Village
Excellent

Duration

1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

4 people

Languages

English

Overview

Start

Tabriz

Duration

1 Day

Finish

Tabriz

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Overview

Kandovan Rocky Village

In the central district of Osku county, 50 km far from Tabriz, the marvelous Kandovan village is located. The village represents 700 years of civilization which starts from the Zoroastrians.

This ancient rocky village is actually formed by the volcanic remains from huge eruptions of Sahand mountain. It is among the three rocky villages in the world and what distinguishes Kandovan is the fact that it still has inhabitants. The name Kandovan comes from the plural form of Persian, Kando, which means the bee’s hive(Tabriz tour).

An amazing fact about the houses or Karan, as locals call it, is their stability. The first inhabitants of these houses were the ancient tribes, but these houses were passed generation to generation and it is still standing just like a mountain. One of the most interesting things about this village is that the houses are cool in summer and warm in winter.

The locals sell souvenirs such as honey, herbals and handmade Kilims. Walk up among the rocky village and its cave like houses, enjoy the cold breeze touching your skin and look around the beauties around you. Since the Kandovan itself offers a scenic beauty to the visitors, you won’t regret coming to this must-see village.

Tour Highlights

Travel Style

Cultural Attractions
Historical Attractions
Nature Hikes

Physical Rating

Local Touch

Age Group

+5

Meals

0 Breakfast | 0 Lunch | 0 Dinner

Transportation

Sedan

Accommodation Grade

None

Equipment

None

Included

- Snacks
- Water bottle

Excluded

None

  • Osku County
  • Kandovan Rocky Village
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2020-09-11
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Anirban b
2020-02-29
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2020-02-23
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2020-02-22
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2020-02-20
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2020-02-16
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2020-02-15
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2020-02-13
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2020-02-09
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Most relaxed holiday thanks to Tappersia We came to Iran in a troubled time so booked everything through Tappersia just so that we would feel a bit more secure but the experience was beyond expectations. I have never had a more relaxed holiday. Everything was already booked for us; we had a private car picking us up every time we changed places, offering tours and stops in between all this on a very affordable price and always being there for every question we had. Totally recommend!

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Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
#Discount groupFrom adultTo adultValue
12 people 34 euros per person22-32
23 people 22 euros per person33-12
34 people 18 euros per person440
41 people 60 euros11-42

Itinerary

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Morning

Picking up from anywhere in Tabriz
Moving from Tabriz to Osku County
Visiting Osku attractions

Afternoon

Having lunch
Getting to Kandovan Rocky Village
Walking in the village

Evening

Going back to Tabriz
Ending the tour and transfer to hotel

Tour's Location

Kandovan Rocky Village

FAQs

Is the village carved out of rock?
Yes. There are still some families that inhabit these ancient, milleni-old caves.
How do they keep the caves warm?
Thanks to the geological properties of the caves, the homes are warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
How far is it from Tabriz?
About 50 km (30 mi).
Do we have to climb to get to the caves?
No. Even though the caves are located on steep surfaces, you will have no problem with easy accessibility.

Reviews

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Tara Guerrero

13/04/2019

Finally, a peaceful place

After spending almost 14 days in Iran, I was really looking for a place to chill with my wife. The rocky village- Kandovan was just what I needed. The tour consisted of just us and our guide. We saw no other people until we went back. An absolute highlight of our trip.
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Stafano

21/03/2019

Stafano & Eddie

Two of us took the tour with Moji. All went extremely well, just like photos on a website. Moji was a great guide and would do it again. Having a guide is the way to go. Stress-free trip and so fun. Stefano & Eddie 3/21/19
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