Yazd - Zoroastrians' Silent Towers

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Zoroastrians' Silent Towers

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(17 reviews)
Yazd, Yazd, Iran
30 mins

About the tour

There are four sacred elements in the world for the Zoroastrians; fire, water, earth, and air. They never burn a body when they die, they never bury them in the earth, they never draw them in the water. What did they do with dead bodies? In this tour, we are going to visit a burial and ceremonial place for Zoroastrians in Yazd. Towers of silence or what it is called in Frasi as "Dakhmeh" are towers used by the believers of this very ancient religion as a burial place. The towers built on top of the hills and far from the towns, where vultures play the role to keep the respect of those sacred elements. If you want to know more about this religion, it is recommended please first join the Zoroastrians Fire Temple in Yazd.

Meet Leila Hamzehzadeh

Leila Hamzehzadeh

Leila is from a country that is like a secret box for many people in the world, Iran. Guiding a tours from different countries in Iran made her to understand how mysterious this country is for outsiders. She believes visiting Iran is not just visiting famous sight seeing you must feel how easy and fun the traveling is in Iran. You will travel to the unknown corners of the country and touch real Iran. 20 years of experience in guiding almost in every corner of the country plus her academic and technical knowledge will make your trip unforgettable. She is both culture and nature guide, you will enjoy both the history and landscapes in her tours.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Yazd with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Yazd. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

H L.

25 May 2021

Leila is an excellent tour guide!

Anne🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 O.

24 May 2021

A great visit to a beautiful mosque.

Anne F.

20 May 2021

very enjoyable learning about Zorasterians.

Annie O.

20 May 2021

The second trip if the day was really interesting and Leila was professional throughout. Sadly the earlier trip was beset with technical problems so I will choose not to review that one. Thank you for this afternoon

Sharon (N London) E.

19 May 2021

Leila always gives a good tour. This country has now gone on my wish list.

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