Trekking Persian Qanats in Yazd

Ardakan, Yazd

Excellent from 3 reviews
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10 Hours

Tour Type

Outdoor Activities

Private Tour




Qanat or Kariz, is an ancient water provision technology and it’s also one of UNESCO world heritage site of Iran. This method is mostly found in central Iran provinces like Yazd, Kerman, Semnan and Isfahan and consist of underground tunnels which collects water from the source.

Qanat water system dates back to at least 5000 years ago. In the arid climate of desert areas, Qanat is a symbol of civilization. There are still some active Qanats in some cities of Iran.

In this tour, you’ll visit some Qanats in Ardakan, a city close to Yazd and know more about this surprising engineering method of ancient times.

Tour duration is from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.


  • Visiting Ardakan city
  • Trekking the routes of old Qanats
  • Refreshment in a historical guesthouse


Tour Location

Ardakan, Yazd


Hotel pick up and drop off
Entrance fee
Meals (1 Lunch)
Professional English-speaking tour guide
Daily refreshment Free
All transportations
Any type of insurance
Personal expenses


Silk Road
Activity & Experience
Desert Tours

Important Notes

Things to know
- Since it's in southern Iran and it will be too hot from June to September, be sure to carry sunglasses, sunscreen and hats to protect yourself from the sun. - Wearing comfortable shoes is highly recommended.
Cancellation policy
From 7-2 days prior to arrival: 30% Less than 2 days or no show: 60%
Flexible itinerary
As a private tour, the itinerary can be modified upon your request. The tour can be shortened or extended or the pick up and drop off points can be changed.


Where does the tour start and end?
The tour starts from and finishes in Yazd, at your location.
Can we finish the tour earlier?
The itinerary is flexible and can be modified upon your request.
How long before a trip should I book?
In high season months like April, May, September, and October hotels, tours and driver guides will be sold out very soon. Hence, it is better to book your trip as soon as you can.
Can you provide the tour in other languages?
The default tour-guide for the tour is English-speaking. However, upon your request, we can check the possibility to have a tour guide in another language.
What is Persian Qanat or Iran Qanat?
Qanat is a water supply system under dry land like deserts. It is invented by Iranian and contains a network of wells and water channel underground.
Is it possible to book this trip with some of my friends?
Sure. Our private tours are held between one person to large groups. You can choose your fellow travelers by scrolling down adults number at the right side of page.


Based on 3 reviews
Very Good

Pompeo Nila

10/10/2021 06:35

Qanat tour in Yazd

Yazd by itself is a must-to-go destination in Iran, but when the Yazd tour comes with this adventure, I can not resist. I was curious to see this wonderful ancient Engineering and I admired literally

Patrick patz

10/07/2021 06:22

Persian Qanat

The wells are linked to each other underground with a small gradient downward, that's how amazing the ancient people survive in the desert areas in Iran. TBN that tourguide will show you around to the extent that you are physically can handle it.

Nicholas JH

10/05/2021 09:19

Persian Qanat tour

One of the must-see places to visit in Iran is the Qanat. Ali picked me up from my hotel, during our route to the Qanat, he explained lots of cool information about Persian qanat and how people made it in decades before.
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