Location: Meybod, Yazd
Transport: Depends on Numbers (Private car, Van, Bus)
Note: For more than 9 persons, please send an inquiry.
Departure point: Tour departs from all hotels in Yazd.
Departure time: 08.00 AM
Hotel pickups commence approximately 10 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Duration: 09 Hours (approx.)
Return details: Returns to original departure point.
What You Can Expect
About 52 km north of Yazd, Meybod is a sprawling mud-brick town that is at least 1800 years old. Several sites of interest are dotted around the town center, chief of which is the town's ancient fortress. Those on a whirlwind tour are rushed around the sights in under an hour but the characterful town deserves a more leisurely visit.
The Pir-e-Sabz fire temple forms the main focus of interest at Chak Chak. Source of the drops of water after which this pilgrimage site is named, the temple is reached via 230 steps and it is worth making the ascent to appreciate the isolation that marks this spot. The entrance of the cave, where an eternal flame is kept alight, is decorated with a brass door embossed with the likeness of Zoroaster. The whole site is off limits during the annual festival in June.
The all-but-deserted mud-brick village of Kharanaq (Kharanagh) is crumbling back into the valley out of which it emerged over 1000 years ago. What remains in this ghost town, 70km north of Yazd, is a Qajar-era mosque, a cylindrical 17th-century shaking minaret and a caravanserai (closed at the time of research), near the entrance of the village. Although these structures have been restored, many of the surrounding buildings are in various states of ruin so it's helpful to have a guide who can navigate a safe pathway to the highlights.
Adding to the endless rustic beauties of Meybod, Yazd, the Pigeon Tower (dovecote), kabutar khaneh in Persian, is a splendid functioning structure left over from the Qajar Dynasty, for all tourists and travelers to see.
In the center of Meybod, crumbling Narin castle rises imposingly above the town that has grown up around it. Revealing three layers of construction, the oldest foundations suggest some kind of settlement was built here as early as 4000 BC. Legend has it that the castle belonged to King Solomon and was built by jinns (spirits), but whatever the original provenance of the castle's foundations, most of what can be seen today dates from the Sassanian era.
There is a chance to change the itinerary as you desire, please do not hesitate to contact us.