Kharanaq Village and Chak Chak Tour

Excellent from 4 reviews
100% of guests recommend


12 Hours

Tour Type

Iran Villages

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 7:00 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 Free
Personal expenses
Any type of insurance


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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 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.


Based on 4 reviews
Very Good

Pompeo Nila

10/10/2021 06:19

Yazd daily tour

Such lovely and unique places we have been there. especially Kharanaq, like somewhere else away from our Earth. mysterious and exotic

Stubby Ov2676

05/05/2021 12:22

Yazd Iran

Thanks to Kamal who made my day memorable and comfortable as the only passenger in a car with Andrew as third person as driver of us. This was the best economic and the most time-saving option of visiting major points in Yazd Iran without missing anything particular.

Slim Jim

04/23/2021 06:29

Yazd highlights

We had an amazing experience. This tour is a great combination of historical sightseeing (get to see the ancient city) and Cultural tour (visiting fire temple and the village). Our guide Hanis was super helpful and knowledgable about the place — thank you!

Bunnie Pre8

04/12/2021 10:53

Must-visit city in Iran - Yazd

Amazing must-visit city in Iran. this is the best price which u can get. they have made all the best things in proper compact space I would suggest surely visit there again.
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