Highlights in Yazd Outskirts

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12 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Excursions

Private Tour




Visiting a deserted and crumbling mud-brick village can be an experience of a life-time for many of us. In this tour we will visit Kharanaq village which has been occupied for about 4,000 years. The old part of the village is a great place for taking photos from all its labyrinth of streets, tunnels, passageways, and rooms, along with the impressive buildings of the village including: a small Qajar era mosque, a cylindrical 17th-century shaking minaret, and an old caravanserai. Also, we will pay a visit to the old citadel of Kharanaq which dates back to the historical periods of Islam. 

The landscape of the village, with all its mud-brick houses and buildings is a fine example of historic desert architecture in Iran and you will have the opportunity to have photo shooting in the site. The tour will continue by driving to the well-known Chak Chak Fire Temple after having lunch (in a distance of about 30 km from Kharanaq).

As the most sacred of the Zoroastrians mountain shrines, Chak Chak Fire temple or the Temple of Pir-e Sabz is an important pilgrimage point for Zoroastrians. Every June thousands of Zoroastrians visit the fire temple and fire candles.

With its two large bronze doors, the fire temple is located in a rocky mountain slope and has created a special place for the people who want to sit in absolute isolation and mediate. In the altar, there are three oil-burning lights and in front of it, there is a set of trays combined in such a way to look like a lotus flower from above where is considered a place to receive donations from pilgrims.

The tour will provide you with an opportunity to experience spiritual moments in Chak Chak along with getting familiar with life in a historical deserted village in Yazd.

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


  • Exploring the scenic abandoned village of Kharanaq
  • Learning about Zoarostrians and their rituals and cultures
  • Chak Chak Fire Temple


Tour Location


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





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%


Where does the tour start and end?
The tour starts from and finishes in Yazd, 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.
Can I cancel some activities/attractions I’m not interested in?
Since this is a private tour, upon your request, some attractions can be skipped or added (in a way the total number of them is the same as the itinerary and there’s no extra cost).
Is it possible to skip some attractions to save more time for others?
Upon your request, some attractions can be skipped to save time and spend it in other ones.


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