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The Underground City of Kurd-e Olya Tour

Kurd-e-Olyã, Isfahan Province, Iran
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Duration

1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

4 people

Languages

English

Overview

Start

Isfahan

Duration

1 Day

Finish

Isfahan

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Overview

The Underground City of Kurd-e Olya

Kurd-e Olya is 100 km away from Isfahan. So, we start our trip from this city and move to the west direction, it will take about one and a half hours of driving. Although the underground city has 80 entrances, they have chosen two main gates as the entrance and the exit passages which are right next to each other. As we go down the stairs we face a magnificent cozy area. The atmosphere is a bit dark but they have installed electric lights along each route, which are illuminating enough. It’s obvious that human beings dug all of the city and it is somehow different from a cave as we can understand it has a determined plan.

You can see some rooms and large halls which had different functions during different eras. For example, in the Parthians time, about 2000 years ago, it was used as a military shelter but in Safavid time, it used to be a winter shelter for Armenians and their cattle. The city is placed under three houses but amazingly it was just discovered in 2017. As you look around, you realize it’s a pretty large area and consists of many rooms, aisles and a maze of routes which make this place wonderfully stunning. In some connecting passages, the ceiling height might be a bit low but the halls are spacious perfectly(Isfahan tour).

Let’s go up the stairs and roam in the village for some time, we can find different entrances of the underground city and figure out about its splendid architecture. On the way, we visit a 400-year-old Armenian cemetery with huge gravestones and inscriptions. The cemetery was made in Safavid era as they entered Iran at that time. Surprisingly, nowadays there’s no Armenian resident in the village and this cemetery is their only trace. In order to have local food as lunch, we go to some villagers’ houses and then, for enjoying the fascinating nature, we relax next to Shahi spring in the southeast of the village.

If we hike to the top of a knoll nearby, we will observe 3200-year-old broken pieces of potteries and next, we move further to visit the splendid 90-meter waterfall of Kurde Olya. This waterfall has been formed due to snow melting and has more water at the beginning of spring. We can also observe a cave under the waterfall. Finally, we move back to Isfahan after a pleasant day full of experiences. Generally, in all the seasons, there are charming water springs and wonderful scenes in Kurd-e Olya and as the area has historical aspects as well, it can be a great option to be followed as a perfect packaged tour.

Tour Highlights

Travel Style

Nature
History

Physical Rating

Local Touch

Age Group

+12

Meals

0 Breakfast | 1 Lunch | 0 Dinner

Transportation

Sedan

Accommodation Grade

None

Equipment

None

Included

- Snacks
- Water bottle

Excluded

- Entrance fees

  • The Underground Defense City of Parthians
  • The Underground Church of Safavid Era
  • The Armenian Cemetery
  • 3200-year-old Broken Pieces of Potteries
  • The Waterfall of Kurd-e Olya
  • The Cave Under The Waterfall of Kurd-e Olya
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#Discount groupFrom adultTo adultValue
41 People, 90€ each person11 €-50,00
12 People, 50€ each person22 €-20,00
23 People, 45€ each person33 €-15,00
34 People, 40€ each person44 €0,00

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Morning

Picking up from the hotel and moving towards Kurd-e Olya. Visiting the underground defense city of Parthians. Visiting the underground church of the Safavid era. Strolling through the new village above the ground and visiting different entrances and exits to the underground city. Visiting The Armenian cemetery with more than 400 years old. Having home-made food as lunch in villager’s houses.

Evening

Relaxing next to the lake made behind the dike on Shahi Spring. Hiking to the top of the nearby man-made knoll with 3200-year-old broken pieces of potteries. Visiting the beautiful waterfall of Kurd-e Olya. Visiting the cave under the waterfall. Moving towards Isfahan. Ending the tour and transfer to the hotel.

Tour's Location

Kurd-e-Olyã, Isfahan Province, Iran

FAQs

What will we visit on this day trip?

The underground defense city of the Parthians, the underground Safavid Era church, the Armenian Cemetery, and the waterfall and hidden cave of Kurd-e Olya.

Is lunch included in this tour?

Yes, it is.

Is the tour in English?

Yes. We can also run the Underground City of Kurd-e Olya in other languages.

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