Citadels in the Suburbs of Kerman

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10 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tours

Private Tour




Located in southern Iran, the city of Kerman is so different from the other parts of the country. Unlike the green landscape of northern and mountainous western Iran, the southern part of the country has lovely desert views. Cities are designed accordingly to adapt to their surroundings.

As one of the most important UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Iran, the first visit of this tour will be to the citadel of Bam also known as “Bam and its Cultural Landscape” at the crossroads of the Silk Road. The citadel is the largest brick construction in the world which is built in the 5th century BC. Walking through the corridors and halls of the citadel in an area of 200,000 square meters, you will travel to the old times when it was used as a great fortress before 1850. The whole structure consists of architectural forms including the tower, the walls of the fence, numerous gates, a mosque, the market, the caravanserai, the bath and some more constructions. The whole structure was greatly damaged in 2003 due to the earthquake of 6.6 in the Richter scale and reconstructed afterward.

On our way back to Kerman, the next visit will be to another citadel known as Arg-e Rayen. This great adobe fortress is perfectly preserved and by now it stands almost undisturbed by the several natural disasters through the pass of time during the 150 years from its birth.

Tour duration is from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.


  • Going deep into the breathtaking Bam Citadel (Arg-e Bam)
  • Exploring another wonderful citadel known as Rayen Citadel
  • Getting to know about the history and culture of citadels in Iran


Tour Location


All transportations
Pick up from your location in Kerman
Drop off at your location in Kerman
Professional English speaking tour guide
Entrance fees based on the itinerary
Daily refreshments Free
Personal expenses
Any type of insurance


Walking Tours

Important Notes

Things to know
Since we will be out from 9:00 in the morning to 7:00 in the evening, be sure to have comfortable shoes.
Cancellation policy
Up to 30 days prior to arrival: 5% From 30-20 days prior to arrival: 25% From 19-8 days prior to arrival: 50% From 7-2 days prior to arrival: 75% Less than 2 days or no show: 100%
Flexible itinerary
Since this is a private tour, upon your request, the itinerary can be modified. The tour can be shortened or extended, also some attractions can be added or skipped.


Where does the tour start and end?
The tour starts from and finishes in Kerman, at your location.
Can we finish the tour earlier?
Upon your request, some attractions can be skipped to save time.
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.
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.


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Very Good

Atkins Geida

10/06/2021 06:30

Kerman citadels, Bam and Rayen

Bam is under reconstruction and partly is destroyed but still lots of wonders to explore in the citadel. Rayen is smaller than Bam but it looks more intact and well-maintained

adamm farhat

05/30/2021 12:05

Bam citadel and Rayen citadel

The tour was satisfying, first because of our tour guide with full of sense of humor and intelligent which I love it. secondly because of the amazing castle of clay. designed and constructed professionally

t aylormade

04/14/2021 06:42

Bam citadels

The citadel partly was destroyed due to earthquake but still worth visiting. really huge muddy structure
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