1-Day Kharanaq & Chak Chak Tour

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Duration

Daily

Tour Type

Private Tour

Group Size

Min:1 - Max:15 Pax

Languages

English

Start in

Yazd

End in

Yazd

Availability

All Months

Cancellation

Free

About this tour

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!

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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.

Included/Excluded

  • All transportations in private vehicle
  • All transfers
  • Professional licensed English-speaking tour guide/driver
  • Daily refreshment (2 bottles of water/ fruits/ snacks)
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips for the tour guide/driver

Itinerary

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.

Frequently asked questions

You have 2 options to book the tour: click on the book Now button and reserve your tour or send us an inquiry and we get back to you for more information. Also, if you have any questions before making your decision, contact us on WhatsApp: +98 902 017 2888, Online Chat or Email ([email protected])

Except for the visa-free countries (the Republic of Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Georgia, Armenia, Venezuela, Egypt, Malaysia and China.) other nationalities need to apply for Iran visa before their trip to Iran. If you are buying a tour package from us, do not worry about it at all. We take care of your visa and it's included in your tour package. The process is like: you send us your documents, we apply for your visa and you collect it upon arrival at the airport or any other collecting point you choose (it can be Iran embassy or consulate anywhere in the world). For more information about Iran visa visit our blog article for Iran Visa Ultimate Guide.

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.

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 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.

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. Upon request, please let our support team know so that they can prepare it for you.

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.

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.

Based on the group size or the road quality and the tour type, minibuses, 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.

Important Notes

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

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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Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 2 - 15 Pax 2 15 47%

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