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Yazd Tower of Silence tour

Yazd, Yazd Province, Iran
Excellent

Duration

Half a Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

4 people

Languages

English

Overview

Start

Yazd

Duration

Half a Day

Finish

Yazd

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Overview

Yazd Tower of Silence tour

While traveling to Iran, Yazd will definitely be one of your highlighted destinations. Not only the attractions in the city but also many charms are waiting for you in the suburbs of this city.

On this tour, we will show you some of the must-see spots near Yazd. It’s a very good choice for nature lovers and those who like to get familiar with the Zoroastrian culture. As the first plan, we will move toward the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence(Yazd tours), placed on some sand hills, 15 km from southwest of Yazd. Because these towers are located at a high level, you need to do a little difficult hiking to reach them.

In the past, Zoroastrian held their funerals in this area. Based on their religious beliefs, the soil should maintain pure, so they didn’t bury the dead bodies underground. Instead, Zoroastrians put corpses inside the towers and after some days, vultures and birds ate the corpses, so only the bones remained inside a well in the same tower. This custom was being held for a long time, but it was banned in Pahlavi time. Nowadays, this area is one of the most outstanding monuments in Iran.

As Yazd is located in an arid area, let’s not miss the experience of being in a desert. So after exploring silent towers, we start moving toward a desert near Yazd. Sadegh Abad Desert is located 140 km from Yazd near the small village of Sadegh Abad. As you see this desert, you’ll be amazed by the wonderful star-shaped sandhills and lots of other beauties.

Walk on pure sand dunes, feel the calmness and watch relaxing sunset of the desert. Also, many recreational camping centers exist in this area and you have the option to try camel riding, motor biking, volleyball, badminton, and parasailing.

Tour Highlights

Travel Style

Nature Hikes
Natural Attractions
Historical Attractions
Cultural Attractions

Physical Rating

Local Touch

Age Group

+12

Meals

0 Breakfast | 0 Lunch | 0 Dinner

Transportation

Sedan

Accommodation Grade

None

Equipment

None

Included

-Snacks
-Tea
-Water bottle

Excluded

-Entrance fees

  • Tower of Silence
  • Sadegh Abad Desert
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.
andrea
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.
Weitwinkel
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 😉
Marin D
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
Florent G
Florent G
2020-02-15
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Visa for Iran I've been told by a friend about tappersia, and yeah, they helped me so much and woow so fast! The payment didn't work on the website but even they helped me for the code. The person who helped me spoke so good english so it was very easy to go on. Thank you for your time and help!
Mionah L
Mionah L
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!
pb31
pb31
2020-02-09
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Visa TAP Persia est une agence très efficace et très professionnelle. La réponse pour le service visa est très rapide et d'un coût modéré. Mes interlocuteurs ont été professionnels et charmants. Je les recommande très vivement.
bessaAl
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, 60€ each person11-40
22 Persons, 35€ each person22-30
33 Persons, 25€ each person33-15
44 Persons, 20€ each person440

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Afternoon

Picking you up from anywhere. Arrive in Tower of silence, hiking the tower. Departure from the tower of silence. Arrive in the desert. Going back to Yazd.

Tour's Location

Yazd, Yazd Province, Iran

FAQs

Do Zoroastrians still put their dead here?
No. The tradition of sky burials was outlawed in the last century.
What else do we get to visit?
The nearby desert and landscape.
Where does the tour start?
The tour starts and finishes at your hotel in Yazd, or anywhere else in the city. The Yazd Tower of Silence Tour can be adjusted based on your schedule.

Reviews

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satyd

06/12/2019

Fun!!

We loved it!! My daughter was a first time climber in our tour and our guide was so helpful giving her instructions and direction and she loved it too. We were impressed from the beginning as he was telling us about the zorastrain background of the most residents of Iran and as we were hiking he kept telling us the bodies people left on top of the mountain to be eaten by birds! Amazing tour and adventure! As usual around here, I will definitely go again!
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Brian

23/09/2019

the sunset tour on top

My wife and I booked the tour and we loved every minute of it. We rode to the silence tower while learning a lot about the historical significance of the tower. As we reached the mountain, we had a great hike to the top and by the sunset when we reached down, our guide served us a cool drink as it was such a great way to end it. Great guide and snack on the way. This is a great event for youth even with kids and recommended!
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Jacoub

01/05/2019

historical, educational and adventourouss!!

What an experience!! My mom and I had a wonderful time in the desert. We had such a great time in the desert. Our guide was Awesome!! A lot of really cool information and he was just a great hiker. We sat on top and he told us a lot about the history of Yazd and the people who used to live there. He got us coffee and we talked for hours. Thank you!! I highly recommend it!!
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Jenming W

02/03/2019

a lifetime hike that will never be forgetton

Our guide had a true passion and a lifetime of dedication to learning everything from this area that allows his guests to have a completely fun tour. Bring your hiking shoes and wear a sweater on top of your clothes as the hikes might be a bit hard for you!
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Amy

23/06/2018

great hike

We had a fantastic guide!! He has explained the history of the city in great depth without being cumbersome. Topics like history of the zorastrian people were all explained. One of the best tour guides we ever had. We highly recommend it to anyone visiting Yazd and interested in the history of the city.
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Emilly

22/03/2018

excellent tour guide

We found historic tails on a climb to the mountain while researching and learning facts about the origin of the ideas. The climb was So good and even better when we could get fun facts on the way. You could hear absolutely nothing in the desert like I could spend hours there. All in all, well worth every step. We had a fantastic time and would recommend it if you are stepping in Yazd!
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