Desert Bride, Yazd – 3 Days
Iran, the former Persia, is a country in transition. Its culture dates back to the beginnings of human civilization. The turquoise tiled domes of the mosques are from the Islamic era as colorful buds in the centers of ancient cities. Yazd is one of the most wonderful cities in Iran. It can even take you more than 3 days to fully visit this wonderland.
Yazd, a city with 3,000 years of history and one of the most important centers of Persian architecture and Zoroastrian Culture. This adobe town will amaze you with its wind towers, fire temple, mosques and 15thcentury Amir Chakhmaq Square which shines like an orange gem at night.
- Visiting one of the oldest Fire Temples still in use in Yazd (Atash Bahram Temple)
- Dowlatabad Garden, an example of the UNESCO registered Persian Garden
- Amir Chakhmaq Historical Complex
- Pir Chak Chak Fire Temple
- The awesome Silence Tower
Visit the Dowlatabad Wind Tower and the Dowlatabad Garden, which is an example of the UNESCO registered Persian Garden.
You can see 12th century Jame Mosque of Yazd, which was built on the ruins of a Sassanid fire temple and is reputed to have the tallest minarets in Iran.
Take a stroll through the historical Fahadan neighborhood and enjoy the architectural beauty of Yazd traditional homes and Sabats (vaulted alleys).
Visit the Amir Chakhmaq Historical Complex in the afternoon where you can try some of the delicious local pastries like Persian baklava and Qotab (deep-fried almond-filled pastry) while you wait for the Amir Chakhmaq lights to bring this monument to life.
Go to the Atash Bahram (Fire of Victory) Temple where the holy fire has continuously burned for 1,500 years.
Head outside the city to see the Dakhme (tower of silence) where Zoroastrians exposed their dead to the sun.
Have lunch and spend the night in a desert caravanserai used by many of the travelers of the Silk Road.
Enjoy a traditional breakfast and the desert calm. Explore the desert landscape before heading to Ardakan city to see the Zoroastrian Chak Chak Temple, where the mountain is said to have parted to shelter a Sassanid princess fleeing from an invading army.
Return to Yazd for a final farewell with the city of wind towers before your flight.
- Iran Visa Administration
- Arrival & Departure Transfers
- 2 nights of accommodation in Yazd and a Desert Caravanserai
- Professional Local Tour Guide