Fahraj Desert & Cultural Attractions Tour
Have explored the adorable Yazd but still have a day left for digging deeper into the culture, history and the sand dunes that surround the city? Lonely Planet has suggested 2 popular local excursions outside Yazd: one to the northeast and the other to the southeast. On this 1-day exploration through the suggested southeast route, we’ll take you to the architectural charm of the hits that are hidden outside Yazd: Saryazd Castle, Pahlavanpour Garden and Zein-o-din Caravanserai. Then we’ll spice things up with sandy entertainments in the beautiful Fahraj Desert.
- IncludeLicensed and experienced guideTransportationEntrance fees
- ExcludeOptional activities (camel riding, sand boarding, etc.)Meals
Meet us at your Yazd accommodation in the morning and hit the road toward Saryazd (50 km) to check out the ancient look of a pre-Islamic fortress, Saryazd Castle. Following a memorable walk through the charming narrow pathways and staircases of the fortress, make your way toward Pahlavanpour Garden (UNESCO-listed Classic Persian Garden) of Mehriz (10 km), an appealing mixture of elegant traditional architecture, flowing water and shady greenery. Then off to step in the footsteps of old-time merchants, travelers and pilgrims in the 400-year-old Zein-o-din Caravanserai (35 km). After a tour around the architectural beauty of its rare circular yard and the adorable atmosphere of its carpeted interior, move on to Fahraj Village (70 km). Witness the simple but elegant architectural features of early Islamic era in the antique façade of one of the oldest mosques in Iran, Jameh Mosque of Fahraj.
Having explored the history and culture of the region, enjoy a walk in the serene peace of the desert or turn the excitement heat up with desert fun like camel riding and off-roading (with 4-Wheel motorcycles or cars) in Fahraj Desert. Then watch the amazing sunset of the desert before the sparkling sky of desert night makes you fall in love with its beauty. Finally, head back to Yazd.