Note: For more than 9 persons, please send an inquiry
Departure point: Tour departs from all hotels in Yazd.
Departure time: 09.00 AM
Hotel pickups commence approximately 10 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
Return details: Returns to original departure point
What You Can Expect
Welcome to Jame mosque, soaring above the old city, this magnificent building is graced with a tiled entrance portal (one of the tallest in Iran), flanked by two 48m-high minarets and adorned with inscriptions from the 15th century. The exquisite mosaics on the dome and mihrab and the tiles above the main western entrance to the courtyard are masterpieces of calligraphy, evoking sacred names in infinitely complex patterns.
Yazd is famous for its qanats (underground aqueducts) and this museum, one of the best of its kind, is devoted to the brave men who built them. Located in a restored mansion with a visible qanat running underneath, the museum offers, through a series of photographs, exhibits and architectural drawings, a fascinating glimpse into the hidden world of waterways that have allowed life to flourish in the desert.
The stunning three-story facade of Amir Chakhmaq Complex is one of the largest such structures in Iran. The rows of perfectly proportioned sunken alcoves are at their best and most photogenic in the late afternoon, when the copper-colored sunlight is captured within each alcove and the towering exterior appears to glow against the darkening sky. New two-story arcades hem the pedestrianized square and illuminated fountains lend an attractive foreground to the splendid vista at night. Only the 1st floor of the structure is accessible.
Fahadan is the most important historic district of Yazd. This project comprises the adaptive reuse of a number of historic houses to create a hotel complex, both to facilitate tourism and to educate visitors about the domestic culture of Persia. An important characteristic of the original urban fabric is the unique relationship between the individual dwellings and their entries. One group of houses is centered on a %u2018darband%u2019, a semi-private route through the buildings, while another group leads from a %u2018hashti%u2019 or enclosed space. The sequential hierarchy that these routes dictated has informed the decision making regarding new functions.
In the city of Yazd, burns a mighty flame. An Atash Behram (Fire of Victory) to be exact. Contained within the Zoroastrian Fire Temple is a flame said to be burning for over 1,500 years- since around 470 A.D. And not just any flame, but the highest grade of fire that can be placed inside the temple of the Zoroastrian faith- drawing its sources from 16 various types of fire, including fire from lightning as well as a cremation pyre.
Two hilltop towers overlook the Yazd, their simple cylindrical walls giving no indication of the gruesome scenes that once took place within them. The structures are known as dakhma or towers of silence. The Zoroastrians of Yazd used these places as open burial pits, placing their deceased relatives in rows so their bodies would be feasted upon by birds of prey.
Guides in the following languages (Arabic, Turkey, French, German) are only available upon request and availability.
There is a chance to change the itinerary as you desire, please do not hesitate to contact us.