Nomadic Life in Iran

14 Days
From 429 Per Person

overview

Overview

Traveling along with Iranian nomads is one of those wonderful opportunities that adventurers would love to experience.

Iranian nomads’ lifestyle differs fundamentally from our day to day city life. It involves a wide range of activities and daily chores including animal husbandry, fleecing the sheep, gathering firewood, preparing meals, and making local cheese, butter and buttermilk from sheep’s milk.

On this tour we learn about this way of life. We accompany the Bakhtiari Nomads and then mingle with the Qashqais.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1
Tehran
After arrival at the Imam Khomeini International Airport we will be met and greeted by the tour leader. Then we visit the Azadi Tower on the way to the hotel.
Day 2
Golpayegan
After breakfast, we leave the hotel to visit Golestan Palace Complex including the Chamber of Ayine, Khalvate Karimkhani and Emarate Badgir. We then review Iran’s history from the Safavid era to the Qajar period. Later we visit Iran’s National Museum to learn about the country’s pre-Islamic era. We then leave for Golpayegan after lunch, and stay overnight at Arge Gogad Caravanserai.
Day 3
Shahr-e Kord
After having breakfast we leave for Zaman Khan. We have the opportunity to visit the source of the Zayandehrud River, the historical bridge of Zaman Khan and Chalshotor Museum. Finally, we head to Shahr-e Kord where we will spend the night.
Day 4
Chelgerd
After breakfast we leave for the cities of Chelgerd and Farsan with its beautiful cave. Then, we get to see the lion-shaped tombstones which symbolize courage and strength among nomads. We then continue our way to the Koohrang County. There we visit a spring and tunnels directing Koohrang’s water toward the Zayandehrud River. Later we visit Cheshmeh Dime, Golcheshmeh and the beautiful Sheikh Alikhan Waterfall. We spend the night in the black tents of Bakhtiari nomads where we will enjoy a nomad dinner.
Day 5
Chelgerd
We wake up with the noise of the nomads’ cattle, bake fresh bread with the nomadic women, and have local dairy for breakfast. To get to know a nomad family and its lifestyle, we travel with a chief and reside at their tents, helping them in their daily tasks like gathering firewood. For lunch we prepare local food and spend another night with them.
Day 6
Borujen
After breakfast we leave for Borujen. On the way, we visit Talab Chaghakhor and Baldaji town. Then we travel to Gandoman to visit the beautiful Gandeman Wetland. We eat lunch at Borujen and stay at Borujen Guesthouse. In the evening, we visit Gaz Pazi factory to learn how they make Gaz (Persian Nougat) and perhaps buy some as souvenir.
Day 7
Eslam Abad
After having breakfast we leave for Eslam Abad. There we visit the black tents of the Ghermezi tribe who will be our hosts. We then roam around the tents and sit beside the nomads. At night we get back to our hotel in Borujen.
Day 8
Semirom
After breakfast we head to Samirom. On our way, we visit a training center for famous Persian Dareshuri Maskub horses. Then we enjoy our meal outdoors. Later we visit Samirom Waterfall.
Day 9
Yasuj
After having breakfast we leave for Sisakht va Pataveh. In Si Sakht village we hike for a while. After eating lunch we move towards Gel Kuh. Then we head to Yasuj where we will spend the night at Yasuj Azadi Hotel.
Day 10
Farashband
After breakfast, we take the Balad-e route to go to Kazrum and Parishan and Farashband. On the way we see nomads’ tents and beautiful villages. We eat lunch and continue our way towards Parishan Lake. There we take some rest then continue towards Farashband where Heybat Lu nomads will welcome us. They will take us to their tents and serve us dinner while we get familiar with their traditions and culture. We spend the night with them.
Day 11
Heybat Lu
After a nomadic breakfast with freshly baked bread and delicious dairy, we join the nomads to learn the art of carpet-weaving. We can purchase handicrafts, carpets and rugs. We then have lunch with them before leaving for Firuz Abad to visit Palace of Ardeshir. We finally arrive in Shiraz.
Day 12
Shiraz
After breakfast we leave for Pasargardae. The first capital of the first Persian Empire, the Achaemenids. Then we head to the ancient necropolis, Naqsh-e Rustam. We then eat lunch before heading to Persepolis. Finally we return to Shiraz after crossing Darvaze Quran. We stay overnight in Shiraz.
Day 13
Shiraz
After breakfast, we visit some of the attractions of Shiraz including Karim Khan Citadel, the Vakil Complex. Then we enjoy a famous Shirazi dish called Kalam Polo for lunch at a local restaurant. Later we visit Narenjestan Garden and Nasir al-Mulk Mosque. We finish the day’s visits in Hafezieh.
Day 14
Leaving Iran
And finally it’s time to bid farewell to Iran as we are transferred to the airport early in the morning for our return flight home.

Services

Services

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Tour services inclusions
  • Iran Visa Application Service
  • Bed & Breakfast Hotels
  • Early Check-in & Late Hotel Check-out
  • Travel Insurance (Coverage Limit: 10,000 Euros)
  • Transfers & Transportation
  • Airport Transfer Service
  • Accompanying English-speaking Guide/Driver-guide
  • Daily Refreshments
  • Domestic Flight(s) as per Itinerary
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Tour services exclusions
  • Meals
  • Hotel Extra Charges
  • International Flights
  • Tips and Personal Expenses
  • Entrance Fees
Hotels

Travel Details

What you need to know

    • You can choose this program year-round.
    • Hotels and the type of transportation vehicles may be subject to change as per availability or capacity.
    • These prices are quoted per person in double rooms in groups of 6 people or more