Nomads of Iran Tour (10 Days)
Tehran, Kashan, Isfahan, Shahr-e kord, Yasuj, Shiraz
Day 1 Tehran – Check-in your hotel.
Day 2 Kashan / Isfahan – Before getting Isfahan, we will visit Kashan on the way. Kashan is an historical city that is famous for its beautiful houses. This city was an important center in the production of high quality potteries and tiles between the 12th and the 14th centuries. In modern Persian, the term “kashi” used for tiles comes from the name of the town.
Fin Garden (UNESCO Site)
Day 3 Isfahan – Isfahan is located at the main north–south and east–west routes crossing Iran, and was once one of the largest cities in the world. Isfahan flourished between 1050 and 1722. Then, it became the capital of Persia for the second time in its history in Safavid period (16th century). Even today, this city has retained much of its past glory. It is famous for its Persian–Islamic architecture along with many beautiful boulevards, covered bridges, palaces, mosques, and minarets.
Imam Square (UNESCO Site)
Ali Qapu Palace
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
Chehel Sotun Palace (UNESCO Site)
Vank Cathedral Museum
Zayandeh River Bridges (Si-o-seh & Khaju Bridges)
Day 4-5 Bakhtiari Nomad region / Shahr-e kord is well-known for its natural beauty, cold winters, waterfalls and rivers. Share-kord is the Iran’s highest capital city at 2,070 m (6,790 ft) above the sea level. This led to be known as “Roof of Iran”. Nestled between two mountain ranges and is really off the beaten track. An ideal way of meeting the local nomadic people of the region. Zayandeh-Rood or Zayanderood is the largest river in the central plateau of Iran.We will have some fun and do class3 rafting. Bakhtiari Nomad village, Atabakan mosque, Imamzadeh Khatoon will be our other destinations. We will also have rafting depending on the weather.
Bakhtiari Nomad village
Day 6 Yasuj –The area of Yasuj has been settled since the early Bronze Age and is the place where Alexander III of Macedon stormed the Persian gates and fought their way into the Persian heartland. The people of Yasuj speak Lurish that is one of the western Iranian languages.
Day 7 Qashqai Nomad region / Shiraz – On our way to Shiraz, we stop to visit a Qashqai settlement. These nomads are the largest group of nomadic pastoralists who travel with their flocks each year.
Qashqai Nomad village.
Day 8 Shiraz – We will spend the day discovering the spectacular site of Persepolis and surrounding tombs.(B). Half-day tour of Persepolis Complex (UNESCO Site), tombs of Naqsh-e Rajab & Naqsh-e Rostam.
tombs of Naqsh-e Rajab
Day 9 Firuz Abad / Shiraz – Another excursion outside of Shiraz takes us to the ancient city of Firuz Abad. This city, built in the 3rd century BC by the founder of the Sassanid Empire, is considered as a Qasqai farming town. There are still a few remains of the old ruins to be explored. Karim Khan Citadel, Vakil Mosque & Bazzar, Ardashir’s Palace, Qashqai Nomad village visit
Karim Khan Citadel
Qashqai Nomad village
Day 10 Tehran and Depart A morning flight to Tehran, then you are free to depart.