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1-Day Tour of Kandovan Rocky Village

  • Tour Type: Private
  • Duration: Daily
  • Start in: Tabriz
  • End in: Tabriz
  • Max Group Size : 15
  • Physical Rating: 2 / 5
  • Tour Code: TIT61016
  • Available: All Months


This 1-day tour of Kandovan Rocky Village will take you on a journey to explore the fascinating local life, enjoy the breathtaking views, and capture some stunning pictures. Kandovan Village is a unique and picturesque village in Iran that should not be missed. Located 60 kilometers from Tabriz, this village is carved into the volcanic rocks of the Sahand Mountain and has been inhabited for over 700 years.

Before arriving at the village, you will hike to a hill across the village to see the panoramic view of the area. Once you arrive, you will stroll through the narrow alleys and enjoy the unique architecture of the houses carved into the rocks. You will also get the chance to interact with the friendly locals, explore their handicraft shops, and buy some souvenirs to take back home.

During your visit, you will indulge in the local cuisine for lunch, which is known for its delicious and unique flavors. After lunch, you will continue exploring the village and take in the stunning views. This tour offers a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and provides a chance to experience a different way of life. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the enchanting Kandovan Rocky Village.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the unique and breathtaking Kandovan village, which is carved into the rocks and hillsides, providing a one-of-a-kind atmosphere that you won't find anywhere else in the world.
  • Enjoy a scenic hike to a nearby hilltop, where you'll have an incredible view of the village and the surrounding landscape.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture and way of life by walking through the village's narrow alleys, interacting with locals, and shopping for handmade souvenirs and handicrafts.
  • Indulge in the delicious local food for lunch, prepared with fresh and authentic ingredients that are sure to satisfy your taste buds.


Kandovan Village

You will be picked up from your location in Tabriz at 8 am. After traveling a distance of 60 kilometers, you will reach Kandovan village. Since the view of this village is not to be missed, before arriving at the village, you will have a small hike to the hill across the village to see and capture as many pictures as you want. Then, after arriving at the village, you will get to explore and enjoy the village by walking through it. You will experience local life and get to buy souvenirs from their handicraft shops. You will try the local food for lunch and enjoy it. After lunch, you will get to stroll through the village, and then in the afternoon, you will be transferred to your location in Tabriz.

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


– Vegetarian dishes are also possible upon request.

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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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. 

What kind of souvenirs are available for purchase in the village?

In Kandovan Village, you can find a variety of unique and traditional souvenirs available for purchase. Since the village is known for its handicrafts, the souvenirs often reflect the local artistry and cultural heritage.

Some of the popular souvenirs you may come across include Handwoven Carpets and Rug, Pashmina Shawls and Scarves, Wooden Crafts, Traditional Clothing and Herbal Products.

What kind of interactions can you have with the friendly locals?

During your visit to Kandovan Rocky Village, you can have various interactions with the warm and hospitable locals, giving you a chance to immerse yourself in their unique way of life and culture. The villagers are known for their friendliness and are often eager to welcome visitors and share their experiences.

Can you learn about the history of the village during the tour

Yes, during the tour of Kandovan Rocky Village, you can certainly learn about the history of the village and its rich past. As you explore the narrow alleys and unique architecture of the houses carved into the volcanic rocks of the Sahand Mountain, local guides or knowledgeable tour operators may provide valuable insights into the historical significance of the village. There may be historical events or anecdotes associated with the village that have contributed to its unique identity.

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