One-day Excursion to Rocky Village of Kandovan

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100% of guests recommend


7 Hours

Tour Type

Iran Villages

Private Tour




Village tours are among the most popular ones for travelers who are into having a close exposure to local culture. During this one-day excursion to the splendid village of Kandovan, we will visit the amazingly built stone carved homes, making a unique landscape. This daily tour is a great chance to get to know the lifestyle, traditions and customs of a large majority of Iranians who speak Azeri and widely spread in the whole country.

Located in the mountainous north-western Iran, close to Tabriz, locals in this village have their own specific lifestyle since hundreds of years ago. Having freezing winters, the area is even cold during the summer and one of the best parts of the country to visit during hot season. On this tour, we will explore the village itself by spending some time in a local home and having our lunch. Also, we will stroll in the village to explore its uniqueness. A small hiking on a hill near it, helps us to get the best view possible of the total structure of Kandovan.

As you know, the diversity of ethnics and cultures in Iran is truly wide. In case you are interested in discovering more about a large population of Iranian Azeris and visit a distinctive village, do not hesitate to book this tour!

Tour duration is from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.


  • Enjoying the amazing panoramic view of the rocky handmade houses of Kandovan Village
  • Visiting local stone houses
  • Exploring the beautiful nature surrounding the village
  • Having a delicious home-made meal for lunch with a local family


Tour Location


All transportations
Pick-up from your location in Tabriz
Drop-off at your location in Tabriz
Professional English speaking tour guide
Meals (1 lunch)
Tea at a local stone house Free
Any type of insurance
Personal expenses
Entrance fees


Stay with Locals
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Important Notes

Things to know
- Do not forget to bring your personal stuff including hiking shoes, warm clothes (the area is mountainous and cold in most times of the year), a rain jacket, sunscreen, and sunglasses. - In case you are interested to spend the night in the rocky village, it’s possible to make a reservation beforehand to spend the night in a local stone-carved home. Please send your inquiry after booking if you are interested.
Cancellation policy
From 7-2 days prior to arrival: 30% Less than 2 days or no show: 60%
Flexible itinerary
Since this is a private tour, upon your request, the itinerary can be modified. You may extend or shorten the tour duration. You may also request to stay overnight at local house and we will arrange for you.


Where does the tour start and end?
The tour starts from and finishes in Tabriz, at your location.
Can we finish the tour earlier or later?
Upon your request, some attractions can be skipped or can be added.
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.


Very Good
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Very Good

Chiara Pirlo

10/28/2021 06:06

Kandovan tour

Altho I agree to let the locals live there, maintaining the village as a tourist site is important which I think they need to work on it more. some beautiful area of the village is occupied by local which could be managed wisely in a more proper way. worth visiting

adamm farhat

05/30/2021 11:57

Rocky village of Kandovan Tabriz

One of the best Rocky villages I have been to so far. They maintained the rural texture of the city as still some locals living there with primitive conditions which are amazing. some sold souvenir as well. Seems the soil and stone material is somehow that can be hacked by handmade tools. special experience in Iran.

Bunnie Pre8

04/12/2021 09:53

Rocky village

I had enjoyable tour and our Tour Guide named Shima was fantastic. She was very polite and friendly also knowledgeable. You will see the rock formations in Kandovan and this tour is inclusive of lunch buffet. We went to pottery and handmade institute. It was a wonderful experience!
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