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Yazd Culture and Nature Expedition Tour

Yazd Culture and Nature Expedition Tour

Yazd City Tour | Explore Yazd city the city of earth and peace
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2 Days and 2 nights
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Overview

Yazd, the emerald of the desert and the capital of wind towers rose up over the skyline of the earthen city is an infinite source of inspiration and a humble UNESCO World Heritage site.
Be ready to discover the wonders and charms of Yazd in this two-day experience from famous sightseeing to old neighborhoods and cultural immersion. Join us if you are looking for local people's stories, playing traditional music, learning how to cook local food, and know Yazd in-depth. Have a look behind the closed doors to share Iranian household's intimacy and taste the true Persian hospitality. To conclude this experience out of Yazd, enjoy the spotless sand dunes and mesmerizing night sky by spending a night camping in the desert.

What you experience
  • Walking in less known neighborhoods of the Historical city of Yazd

  • Appreciating most of the famous sightseeing from the lens of natives

  • Going beyond the doors and tasting the Yazd lifestyle

  • Discovering the most sacred sites of the Zoroastrians  

  • Visiting one of the UNESCO-listed Persian Gardens

  • Spending a night in the desert and experiencing stargazing

  • Enjoying traditional local Yazdi food

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Oct 17th
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Location & Paths
Features
  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Transportation: From Yazd to the desert and back to Yazd
  • Accommodation: One night in a local homestay in Yazd, one night camp in the desert
  • Other Services: English speaking guide, entry fees, essentials for camping such as sleeping bags and tents
  • Not included: Travel insurance, international and domestic airfares, tips (optional), any extra service or meal not mentioned in the itinerary
Necessities
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
Details

A dream city of 1001-night tales who keeps a hidden paradise inside each one of its earthen buildings to surprise whoever mistakes the humble look of it from outside. What better introduction to the city than visiting two of the most precious holy sites of this faith: Yazd's Fire Temple and the stunning Towers of Silence? From there, join the heart of the city to admire the Amir Chakhmagh Complex with its enthralling symmetrical alcoves. In the Water Museum, pierce the secret of water in this desert city, by getting familiar with the Unesco listed system of Qanat. On your way, let local merchants and craftspeople introduce you to the delicateness of Termeh fabric and the incomparable taste of Yazdi sweets.

Zoroastrian fire temple in Yazd, Iran
The Zoroastrian fire temple of Yazd, Yvonne Janssen | TasteIran


At lunch, sit down on a traditional "takhte" to enjoy the best local food. Meat lovers can try some camel meat, one of the region's specialities. Full of energy, start an unforgettable walking tour in the historic town of Yazd, listed by the Unesco as a World Heritage Site. Go from a Mosque to a Synagogue, and from a Synagogue to a Fire Temple to appreciate the cultural diversity and tolerance of the city. Then, cross the threshold of a local family house to experience Iranian hospitality and have a unique chance to observe the true local lifestyle of Yazdi people. Spend time with your hosts, chatting, playing music, and laughing, before cooking some delicious Persian food to enjoy altogether for dinner. 

Yazd Earthen landscape, Iran
The eternal earthen landscape of the beautiful old city, Yvonne Janssen | TasteIran


From the lush Persian Garden to the immensity of the desert


On the next day, nature is about to show you its best, from the green to the brown. First, start at Dowlat-Abad Garden, the UNESCO- listed Persian Garden with its incredible windcatcher which is recorded as the tallest in the world. Then, head toward the most local and traditional part of the bazaar to meet with more craftspeople and sellers. Then, you have the chance to visit one of the most captivating neighbourhoods of the historical city of Yazd that even a few local people know about: "Khoramshah". There, you can learn about the "Mehr-Babayi" religion and "Darbe-Mehrs", or local Fire Temple.
For lunch, you are invited to another local family's house, to eat a typical Iranian feast, which has been slowly cooking from morning to your venue. It's another occasion to share a bite of everyday lifestyle in Yazd. After lunch, say goodbye to the city to go deep into the desert. Climb sand dunes, ride camels, and simply enjoy the beauty of the sunset over the sea of sand dunes to experience the marvels of the Iranian desert. As the light of the day slowly fades away, it's time to cook kebab over the fire, gather around its red light to play music and enjoy this moment out of time. While on top of your heads, the sky is full of bright stars, pristine and glorious as no other places as it is so far from any light pollution. The immensity of the desert is your room for the last night of your experience: simply set up your tent and lost yourself in stargazing.


BriefItinerary
Day 1:
The tour starts at 9 A.M. with the visit of Yazd's Fire Temple and the Towers of Silence. Before lunch, visit the Amir Chakhmaq Complex and the Water Museum, before shopping some Termeh and Yazdi Sweets. Have lunch in a traditional restaurant around 1:30 PM, and then, start your walking tour of the historic city of Yazd. In the evening, join a local family to cook and eat dinner together. At night, stay in a local homestay.


Day 2:
The second day begins with the visit of the Dowlat-Abad Garden. Then walk in the local part of the Bazaar up to the abandoned but beautiful neighbourhood of Khoramshah to get more familiar with Zoroastrianism and Mehr-Babayi religion. At lunch, you are invited to another Iranian family to share a traditional Persian meal. After spending some times with them, we leave for the desert around 3:30 PM. Enjoy camel riding, four-wheel cars, and walking on the sand dunes until sunset. At night, set up your tent to sleep in the desert and admire the sky full of stars.

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