Yazd, Ancient Mud City Daily Tour
We will start the tour by heading toward the towers of silence. Built by Zoroastrians as places to expose dead bodies to carrion birds, towers of silence were the last stops of everyone’s life before going to their final resting place.
Afterward, we will visit Yazd Fire Temple, a holy place for Zoroastrians to worship the god, where the fire has been burning for more than 1500 years. The small museum attached to this fire temple has everything you need to know about Zoroastrian faith and culture.
After a short break for having local snacks and refreshments, we will head to our next stop, a UNESCO registered Persian garden called Dolat Abad Garden. The garden has a narrow but long pond designed with fountains and sky high trees by its side. After visiting the garden and the highest windcatcher of Yazd we will have a break for lunch. Afterward, we will be heading to the old town of Yazd. We start the Old Town tour with visiting the magnificent structure of Jame Mosque. The mosque is crowned by a pair of minarets, one of the highest in Iran, and the entrance gate is decorated from top to bottom with eye-catching tile work, mostly in blue color. After visiting the Jameh Mosque of Yazd we will wander through the old town streets. An enjoyable walk past the old mud houses, water reservoirs, old mosques, windcatcher towers and souvenir shops, a walk through the rich culture and history of Yazd. As we get closer to sunset time, we will go on top of one of the historic houses of Yazd to witness the glorious sunset view over the city, while having tea and tasting a local kind of bread.
Afterward, we will continue our walk in the Old Town to reach Amir Chakhmaq Square. The gorgeous lighting of the square makes it shine like a gem at the heart of the city at the night. Bazaars, sweets and ice cream shops have made the square a place for locals to hang out. After visiting the oldest sweet shop in the town we will head to a Zoorkhane close to the square. Zoorkhaneh is a traditional Iranian sports club, originally used to train warriors in Iran.