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Iran Nomad Tour

Tehran to Tehran
Duration: 9 Days
Code: PINT
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Tour highlights

Meeting the nomads of Chelgerd and exploring Sar Agha Seyyed Village, visiting Achaemenid and Sassanid ancient heritage sites in Fars Province, meeting Qashqai nomads, exploring the masterpieces of the Safavid Dynasty in Isfahan.

What you need to know about this tour

  • Nomads are the only people in the world who still live the way our ancestors lived on earth and herding and creating handicrafts are still their only sources of income. They still pack their life and migrate from one land to another on a seasonal basis with their family and herd, to find new pastures and water resources. The vast country of Iran is among the few countries which is lucky to still be home to a big population of nomads from different tribes like the Qahqai tribe, bakhtiari Tribe, and Shahsavan Tribe in 21 century. Iran Nomad Tour is a life time adventure which gives you the opportunity to meet the Bakhtiari and Qashqai nomads of Iran in the most scenic villages and plains of Zagrous Mountain Range, staying at their tents to experience their authentic lifestyle and learn about their rich culture and customs, besides enjoying the city tours and exploring the top cultural and historical highlights of Iran.

What is Included

  • 8 nights accommodation at hotels and village stays
  • Private vehicle
  • Visa service
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Camping tools and tents

Tour accommodations

Tour Meals

8 Breakfasts, 4 Dinner

Itineraries

Welcome to Iran! On your arrival at Tehran’s IKA airport, you meet your guide and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay, you have an optional city tour, including the Iran National Museum, Golestan Palace and the Abgineh Museum and you will enjoy an Iranian meal as a welcome dinner.

Included Excursions

  • None

Optional Excursions

  • Iran National Museum
  • Golestan Palace
  • Abgineh Museum

Accommodation: Hotel in Tehran

Meals: Dinner

Start your road trip toward Isfahan (448 Kms). En route have a stop at the historical city of Kashan to visit the Tabatabai and Boroujerdi mansions to get acquainted with the old Persian houses and amazing architecture. You will also explore the lush Fin Garden, one of the nine Persian Gardens of UNESCO world heritage list. You will arrive in Isfahan. After hotel check in, have a walk alongside Isfahan river (Zayandeh rood) to visit two of old bridges of the city, Khajoo and Si-o Se pol.

Included Excursions

  • Tabatabai House
  • Boroujerdi House
  • Fin Garden
  • Isfahan historical bridges

Accommodation: Hotel in Isfahan

Meals: Breakfast

Glorious Isfahan is known as "The Pearl of Persia" and according to an old description, Isfahan is called “Half of the world!” This city has been the capital of Iran during the Safavid time (16th and 17th centuries), when the best examples of Islamic art and architecture were built in Iran. First visit the great Naqsh-e Jahan Square and the monuments around, including the magnificent six story Ali Qapu Palace with eye-catching ornaments and wall paintings and the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and Jame Imam Mosque displaying the best Islamic architecture in Iran. The whole Naghsh-e Jahan complex is protected as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Then browse the handicrafts bazaar of Isfahan and see the Chehel Sotun Garden and Palace (a Persian garden listed as the UNESCO heritage list), displaying fascinating wall paintings telling stories about battles and ceremonies in the Safavid era.

Included Excursions

  • Naghsh-e Jahan Square
  • Ali Qapu Palace
  • Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
  • Jame Imam Mosque
  • Chehel Sotun Garden and Palace

Accommodation: Hotel in Isfahan

Meals: Breakfast

Leave early in the morning and drive to Sar Agha Seyyed Village (230 kms), one of the most scenic villages in Iran. The houses are built into the mountain and the yards of the houses above form the roofs of the houses below. The locals of Sar Agha Seyyed village are originally Bakhtiari nomads who used to live in this mountainous area and used this village as their summer residence. Today they have settled down in this village and are busy with agriculture and animal husbandry. Enjoy the fresh weather while trekking, meet the locals and spend the night at a cozy ecolodge with simple facilities.

Included Excursions

  • Sar Agha Seyyed Village trekking tour

Accommodation: Ecolodge

Meals: Breakfast Dinner

Say goodbye to the locals in Sar Agha Seyyed Village in the morning and move to Yasouj, the center of Kohkilooyeh va Boyir Ahmad Province, the land of 4000 meter peaks, scenic landscapes and nomads of Iran. Here you will meet Qashqai and Bakhtiari tribes setting their tents on the pastures. Learn about the nomads’ lifestyle and culture, share a meal with them, and have an authentic nomadic experience.

Accommodation: Camping

Meals: Breakfast Dinner

Drive to Shiraz via Nurabad Mamasani, a road winding among green hills which will leave you speechless, especially during the spring. Arrive in Kazerun and visit the ancient city of Bishapur, a UNESCO world heritage site connected to the Sassanid Empire. Also view the astonishing bass reliefs of Tang-e Chogan and continue towards Shiraz.

Included Excursions

  • Tang-e Chogan
  • The ancient city of Bishapur

Accommodation: Hotel in Shiraz

Meals: Breakfast

This morning you will head to Persepolis, one of the most vital sites of the ancient world (UNESCO World Heritage site), the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid kings constructed in 518 B.C. Then visit the Necropolis, a group of ancient rock reliefs from the Sassanid Empire and the tombs of Achaemenid kings. Then drive back to Shiraz and enjoy a city walking tour, including the magnificent Naranjestan Palace and Vakil Bazaar. The historical Vakil Bazaar, dating back to the Zand Dynasty, is where you can get acquainted with the atmosphere of old Iranian bazaars. Here you can meet locals buying and trading stuff like, carpets, spices and colorful textiles used for the sewing of the nomadic dresses of the Qashqai Tribe.

Included Excursions

  • Persepolis
  • Necropolis
  • Naranjestan Palace
  • Vakil Bazaar

Accommodation: Hotel in Shiraz

Meals: Breakfast

In the morning visit Nasir al Molk Mosque, one of the most mesmerizing Iranian mosques, also known as “the Pink Mosque”. Then say goodbye to Shiraz and drive to the Kahkaran Village, in the north of Fars Province in Shesh Pir District (120 km). This lush and scenic village is home to Qashqai and Lur nomads. Tonight, you will stay in a village house with a local family and learn about the music, culture and traditions of Qashqai nomads. Then join them in cooking the dinner and enjoy having a meal with the family.

Included Excursions

  • Nasir Al Molk Mosque
  • Kahkaran Village walking tour

Accommodation: Village Stay

Meals: Breakfast Dinner

Your Iran Nomad Adventure will finish today. Drive back to Shiraz in the morning and get transferred to your hotel or to Shiraz INTL Airport for your flight back home. Note: You also have the option to catch your flight back home from Tehran. In this case, we will book you a domestic Shiraz-Tehran flight.

Included Excursions

  • None

Meals: Breakfast

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