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Yazd, Ancient Mud City Daily Tour

Yazd, Yazd Province, Iran
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Duration

1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

4 people

Languages

English

Overview

Start

Yazd

Duration

1 Day

Finish

Yazd

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Overview

Yazd, Ancient Mud City Daily Tour

Launching our plan, we move toward the Tower of Silence built on top of a hill, there was a place to eliminate Zoroastrian corpses, but how? Based on their beliefs, the dead bodies make the earth’s soil dirty so they put them in the tower where they can be eaten by rodents and birds. Then they buried the remained bones in a deep well in the middle of the tower. These towers were always built outside the cities and villages and were made out of raw adobe and plaster so that the dirt wouldn’t touch the soil. There was usually an adobe two-storey construction near these towers for religious rituals.

After passing here, let’s go to the Zoroastrian fire temple. You can see a fire in a special place where they gathered around it and prayed Avesta, Zoroastrian religious book. In the temple, a basin is placed in the area and this is actually one of the temple features to have water next to them. The main construction was built in a way to get the maximum sunlight and there are artistic stone pillars in front of it. You can see how beautifully the temple is decorated with flowers carved stones at the bottom. When you enter the building, you can see the magnificent walls with Zoroaster’s pictures and holy statements of Avesta on the walls.

Our next stop will be Dolat Abad Garden, one of the oldest gardens in the region dating back to the Afsharid and Zand dynasty. It has a history of almost 260 years and was built by the ruler of Yazd at the time. The world’s largest windcatcher, several edifices, the Qanat and Naser garden have made this garden one of the most charming gardens in Iran. The amazing architecture with colorful windows and high vaulted ceilings can take you to a fantastic world where art touches your soul. A large basin surrounded by grape, pine, cypress, weeping willow trees and different kinds of flowers like roses, eglantine, jasmine adds even more beauty to this garden(Yazd tours).

After having lunch in one of the best restaurants in Yazd, we move to the 900 year old congregational mosque, the most glorious construction with the highest minaret just in the center of the city. Like many fire temples which turned into mosques with lots of amazing designs, this blue theme mosque used to be a fire temple in Sassanid era (224 – 651 AD). We then go to a stunning adobe house roof where we can sit on wooden benches and enjoy the eye-catching sunset which has a harmony with the clear sky of Yazd. Next, let’s head to Amir Chakhmagh Square built in Safavid era. The building in the middle of this square with its several hollows and two minarets is an architectural and tiling masterpiece. Like other Persian old squares, there’s a bazaar nearby where you can go shopping for souvenirs. Finally, Zoorkhaneh (the traditional Iranian gym) is also a good place to understand more about the culture and history of Iran.

Tour Highlights

Travel Style

Historical Attractions
Cultural Attractions

Physical Rating

Local Touch

Age Group

+5

Meals

0 Breakfast | 0 Lunch | 0 Dinner

Transportation

Sedan

Accommodation Grade

None

Equipment

None

Included

- Snacks
- Water Bottles

Excluded

- Entrance fees

  • Towers of Silence
  • Fire Temple
  • Yazd Jameh Mosque
  • Dowlatabad Garden
  • The Old City
Dominik
Dominik
2020-09-11
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Mehr als zufrieden! Waren vor Corona im Iran und hatten anfangs Probleme mit dem Visum. Wenige Tage nachdem wir uns an TAP Persia gewendet hatten, hatten wir das Visum in der Hand. Auch bei anderen Fragen oder Problemen stand uns das Unternehmen schnell und freundlich zur Seite!Wir waren von TAP Persia mehr als begeistert und können deren Leistungen zu 100% weiterempfehlen!
Anirban b
Anirban b
2020-02-29
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Patient and informative. 5star tour guide. We were a group of 4.Thanks to our last moment schedule we had not booked a tour. Tappersia was kind enough to let the local tour guide know and he was very promptly arranged to meet us for the FREE ISFAHAN WALKING TOUR. Amin was the tour guide. He greeted us warmly as we entered Chehre Sotoon palace and what started there ended up with it being the most interesting walk of my life. He was patient with our queries and waited as our mixed group which had people from Spain and Argentina with us.... As info had to be translated for them to Spanish. A free walk in any part of the world usually lasts for an hour or two.... Not amin he would treat all our doubts and questions with respect and answer them.... Ended up with the free walk lasting more than half a day. Will go with 4/5 stars for Amin.
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andrea
2020-02-23
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Visa support For the letter of invitation we had some problems with the application. But we got very quick and helpful support. The problem was solved immediately and in a professional way. Very friendly support team with very good English language skills.
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Weitwinkel
2020-02-22
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Visa application Many thanks to TAP Persia for the fast, uncomplicated and inexpensive visa procurement. I felt in good hands. Highly recommend!
awkie
awkie
2020-02-20
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Beautiful city! Really enjoyed doing the walking tour in Isfahan with Samaneh! Her good English and in-depth knowledge in history and arts, not to mention her fun personality, made it a great experience for me 😉
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Marin D
2020-02-16
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E-Visa for Iran After i got contact from other travellers which recommended agency Tap Persia, called them same day. From our first communication till end of visa proccess which lasted only few days thanks to them 🙂 They explained every step and during all procces, they were at service to assist me so everything is going well. You could contact them by Whatapp, mail or by phone so easy to reach and speak with them. Very proffesional service! I highly recommend Tap Persia if you want to have smooth process of getting E-Visa
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2020-02-15
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2020-02-13
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Excellent and fast service I wanted to buy travel insurance from them but their payment system wasn't working so I used the chat functionality on their website, they got back to me within 15 min, they contacted me directly, sent me the insurance papers before I even paid and showed so much goodwill. I was really astonished by their fast response and great service!
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2020-02-09
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bessaAl
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
11 Person, 48€ each person11-33
22 Persons, 25€ each person22-20
33 Persons, 18€ each person33-9
44 Persons, 15€ each person440

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Morning

Starting the tour by heading to Towers of Silence by car. Visiting Fire-temple. Heading to Dowlatabad garden and having a local beverage.

Afternoon

Entering Dowlatabad Garden. Having lunch in one of the best restaurants in Yazd. Start visiting the Old City from Yazd Jameh Mosque.

Evening

Going to the rooftop of an old house for watching the skyline of Yazd while sunsets. Visiting Amirchakhmagh Square and Zurkhane(traditional gym).

Tour's Location

Yazd, Yazd Province, Iran

FAQs

What sites are we going to see?
The Towers of Silence, Yazd Fire Temple, Yazd Jameh Mosque, Dowlatabad Garden, and Old City.
Are entrance fees included?
No, you must pay the entry fee for each attraction you wish to visit. The Yazd, Ancient Mud City Daily Tour can be adjusted based on your preferences.
How old is the city of Yazd?
Over 2,000 years old. The city of Yazd was named after Yazdegerd III, the last Sassanid King of Persia before the Arab invasions of the 7th century.

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Alex JK

11/12/2019

best transfer ever

Yazd is a beautiful small walled city that many recognize from its starting point, the fire temple, the garden and the old city. Well worth the side trip to Kerman, up through the careful driver and a well knowledgeable tour guide.
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Marek

01/09/2019

feels familia and so different at the same time

We had a quiet transfer and it is recommended to enjoy the sunset on the top of the hill tower silence. What an amazing place to rest and watch the sun going down. This is one of the highlights of our transfers in Iran. I hope to visit it again some day. We had a great and knowledgeable tour guide, who prepared some snacks for the way too.
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Kowsar

12/06/2019

Amazing mud brick city

The amazing tour in the center of Iran. We hopped in the car and explored the deserted parts of Iran. From Yazd to Kerman we drove to dolat abad beautiful garden. Simply amazing!
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Oliver-Du

22/05/2019

Historic site

The tour took my breath away. There was so much to enjoy when we first got to the tower of silence, we hiked to the top and had some tea on top while our guide told us more about the Zorastrain history. Then we walked down, had more joy in the city and he got us to Kerman. I have to say that transferring to another city is more fun than just a flight.
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Kabe

02/05/2019

Solo trip

Very interesting and unusual architecture, you should definitely see it ovne. But Yazd is not a place to visit once. Travel guides and reviews of tappersia suggested this tour. All historic sites were closed, except the Dolat Abad garden, which was the most incredible site I've seen. A garden in the desert.
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