Due to the proximity of fertile plains and mounts in Iran, nomads migrate their herds between summer and winter meadows and pastures to find grazing areas for their animals. There are several different tribes in these areas, each with different lifestyles and distinct colorful clothing. You will have the opportunity to witness these nomadic migrations first hand!
During the annual or seasonal migrations, nomads travel from their winter settlements to summer grazing lands with their animals. When the weather begins to get cold again, they travel back to their winter settlements.
Of the dozens of nomadic tribes, the Bakhtiyari and Qashghaye are the most well-known due to their origins, clothing, unique tribal structures and beautiful camping sites.
|Location||Chelgerd, Esfahan, Shiraz, Tehran, Yasuj, Yazd|
Day 1: Arrival
You will arrive at the IKA Airport in Iran, and transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay.
We will walk in the Bakhtiyari Nomads area and visit Kuhrang Spring and the Sheikh-Alikhan region. These are the main districts of Bakhtiari Nomads settlements.
Traveling through the mountainous roads, we will drive to Yasuj, which is the Boyer-Ahmadi and Ghashghai Nomads area.
On day four, we will drive to Shiraz through Nurabad Mamasani and visit Kazerun, Tange-Chogan and Bishapur.
We will have a half day excursion to Persepolis, which is one of the most famous sites of the Ancient World. Then we will return to Shiraz and visit the main monuments as well as the Vakil Bazaar.
On our way to Yazd, we will visit Pasargadae. Then, continue through Abarkuh and see a 4,000-year-old Cypress tree in Yazd.
In the morning, we will take some time to do sightseeing in Yazd, which is the center of the small Zoroastrian community in Iran. Afterwards, we will continue the drive to Isfahan.
The eighth day of the visit will start with a tour of the beautiful city of Isfahan, which is the 17th century capital of the Safavids, also referred to as Nesf-e-Jahan (Half of the World). Here, we will visit famous monuments and historical sites ending up at the Qeisarieh Bazaar. You will find hundreds of shops full of Isfahan’s world famous arts and crafts.
We will take a morning drive to Tehran, visiting the small town of Natanz and desert town of Kashan on the way. Once we arrive at Tehran, we will stay overnight at a hotel.
Day 10: Departure
You will be taken back to the IKA Airport for a departure flight.