1-Day Tour of Kandovan Rocky Village

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About this tour

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.


  • 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.


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


We start our day in Tabriz at 8 am, where we are picked up for our journey. After traveling 60 kilometers, we arrive at the picturesque Kandovan village. Before entering the village itself, we take a short hike up the hillside opposite the village to capture stunning views and snap memorable photos. Descending into Kandovan, we immerse ourselves in its unique charm, wandering through narrow lanes and marveling at its troglodyte homes carved into the rock formations. The village buzzes with local life, and we explore handicraft shops, selecting souvenirs to remember our visit.

For lunch, we indulge in delicious local cuisine, savoring traditional dishes that reflect the region's flavors and culture. After lunch, we leisurely stroll through more of the village, taking in its ancient architecture and tranquil surroundings. As the afternoon unfolds, we reluctantly bid farewell to Kandovan, returning to Tabriz with hearts full of memories and experiences from this remarkable village.

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 Pax 2 2 47%
2 3 Pax 3 3 62%
3 4 Pax 4 4 50%
4 5 Pax 5 5 60%


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