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1-Day Kharanaq & Chak Chak Tour

  • Tour Type: Private
  • Duration: Daily
  • Start in: Yazd
  • End in: Yazd
  • Max Group Size : 15
  • Physical Rating: 2 / 5
  • Tour Code: TIT61008
  • Available: All Months


Nestled in the heart of Yazd, Kharanaq and Chak Chak Villages are must-visit destinations for anyone looking to delve deeper into the rich cultural heritage of Iran. This 1-day Kharanaq & Chak Chak tour offers a fascinating insight into the traditions, architecture, and way of life of the Zoroastrian community.

The tour kicks off with a visit to Kharanaq Village, where you’ll be struck by the village’s centuries-old mosque, adorned with intricate brickwork that dates back to the Qajar dynasty. A stroll through the village’s labyrinthine alleyways and crumbling mud-brick buildings will transport you back in time, offering a glimpse into the daily life of the local residents.

Next on the itinerary is the enchanting Chak Chak Village, home to one of the most revered Zoroastrian shrines in Iran. The pilgrimage site is set against the dramatic backdrop of a rocky mountain, and as you make your way up the steep flight of stairs, you’ll be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Though only Zoroastrians are allowed to enter the temple, the journey up the hill and the awe-inspiring beauty of the site are a memorable experiences for all visitors. Join us and enjoy your one day excursion to Yazd suburbs!

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the Kharanaq village, a historic village with a mosque dating back to the Qajar dynasty
  • Visit the Chak Chak village, a sacred site for Zoroastrians with a temple that is still used for worship.
  • Climb the stairs to the Chak Chak temple and enjoy the stunning scenery on the way up.
  • Learn about the rich Zoroastrian culture and religion, one of the oldest in the world.
  • Discover the unique architecture of the villages and see how they have adapted to their desert surroundings.
  • Enjoy a day trip from Yazd and experience the beauty of the Iranian countryside.


Kharanaq and Chak Chak

The tour starts in Yazd, from your hotel at 8 am. There is a 1-hour drive between Yazd and Kharanaq (80 km). First, visit the historic village of Kharanaq and its brick mosque. Then Leave Kharanaq for Chak Chak. In Chak Chak, you will visit the Zoroastrian temple to get to know this religion and its history.

In the afternoon, you leave Chak Chak to go to your hotel in Yazd.

Included Services

  • All transportations in private vehicle
  • All transfers
  • Professional licensed English-speaking tour guide/driver
  • Daily refreshment (2 bottles of water/ fruits/ snacks)

Excluded Services

  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips for the tour guide/driver

Important Notes


Free Cancelation 


Transportation will be in a minibus / van / private car depending on your group size

Other Notes

– The priority in sightseeing may be changed. It is due to the time of your arrival, your guide’s discretion, and official and unofficial holidays of some museums. Also, some activities in the itinerary may be changed depending on the weather conditions.

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You can book the tour by clicking the “Proceed Booking “button in the price box or sending an inquiry on the “Enquiry Form”.
If you have questions or concerns about the tour, contact us on WhatsApp: +98 902 017 2888 or email us at [email protected].

Do I need a visa to enter Iran, and how do I obtain Iran Tourist Visa?

Yes, you need a visa to enter Iran as a visitor. You should make your visa application well in advance of your date of travel. The application process for an Iranian visa can be long and unpredictable. Visitors to Iran must obtain a visa from one of the Iranian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries or countries eligible for a visa on arrival.

To obtain an Iranian visa, you must first get a visa authorization code that proves your visa application is approved by the Iranian MFA. Once you have this code, you will be able to collect your visa at any embassy or airport. Apply for your Iran Visa and get it in less than 3 days. Please be noted that if you are buying a tour package from us, the visa authorization code is also included and you do not need to apply separately. For more information read our article about How to get Iran visa.

Do I need an Iranian SIM card?

It’s not compulsory, but since you need to have access to the Internet, having a SIM card will be necessary. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has a SIM card for travelers.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes, having travel insurance is required at passport control when you are entering Iran. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has travel insurance for travelers. For more information please read about Iran Travel Insurance.

Where should I exchange my money?

Where to change somehow depends on the amount of money you’d like to exchange. If it’s a small amount you can change at the airport or your hotel after getting to Iran. But for larger amounts, we suggest exchanging at an exchange store in the city, while you are visiting the downtown with your guide. Your guide will also assist you in choosing the best place for doing the exchange. 

Are there Airport transfers for the tour?

Yes, To Iran Tour offers airport transfers. The distance from IKA to Tehran downtown is about 50 km and having an airport transfer will be a great solution when you just arrive in Tehran. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has Airport transfers for travelers.

Can I use my credit card in Iran, or do I need cash or a Tourist Card?

International credit or debit cards are not accepted in Iran, so you must bring cash and conduct frequent exchanges.
However, there is a solution to this problem: the “Iran tourist Card”. You can use this prepaid debit card for tourists instead of cash. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has tourist cards for travelers.

How can I Cancel my tour?

According to To Iran Tour’s terms and conditions, cancellations must be made by the customer in writing to To Iran Tour before the tour departure is confirmed.
Applied cancellation fees are mentioned in the cancellation box of each tour. It differs between packages and day tours as in high and low season.
You can contact To Iran Tour on WhatsApp: +98 902 017 2888 or by email at [email protected] for more information

Are there any health concerns or vaccinations required before traveling to Iran?

All non-Iranian nationals older than 12 years, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present a valid vaccine certificate on arrival. The vaccination certificate must be in English, showing full vaccination of 2 doses. However, there are no obligations regarding the date of the vaccination. Or they should present a negative PCR test. 

What are accommodations like in this tour and what is their quality and comfort level?

Hotels are usually 4* or Traditional resorts with the same quality. Private or single rooms are not available in some traditional local houses. The basic price includes double and twin rooms in Hotels. Single rooms cost an extra fee.

Considering the locality and having an authentic experience, some traditional hotels or ecolodges do not have beds. But they all have sleeping equipment with comfortable Mattresses and Blankets. 

What are transportation like in this tour and what is their safety and comfort level?

Based on the group size or the road quality and the tour type, minibusses, vans or VIP buses will be used for the tour which are all private vehicles. All the vehicles are AC equipped and have the standard of EURO5 or EURO4. 

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