Heritage and Nomadic Harmony: Unforgettable Iran Adventure
Embark on an immersive 11-day Village and City Explorer Tour that takes you deep into the heart of Iran’s rich cultural tapestry, mainly focusing on its vibrant nomadic communities. Experience a harmonious blend of age-old traditions, captivating history, and awe-inspiring landscapes. From Tehran’s dynamic urban energy to the serene world of nomadic life and the irresistible allure of cities like Isfahan and Shiraz, this tour guarantees an unforgettable adventure.
Arrival in Tehran and transfer to hotel; O/N Tehran.
A full-day tour of the capital, Tehran. Starting with a walking tour through old Tehran and visiting the old Gate of Tehran and Golestan Palaces, we will spend time at the magnificent National Museum of Iran in the afternoon. Overnight Tehran.
Early morning drive to Isfahan; en route, we will visit the UNESCO-registered Abiyaneh Village. Abiyaneh is one of the oldest villages in Iran and offers fantastic views. The next stop will be the historical city of Kashan and its famous gardens. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel in Isfahan. Overnight Isfahan.
A full-day city tour of Isfahan to visit Jame Mosque, Ali Gholi Agha bath, and Chehel Sotun. After lunch, we will visit Imam Square (Imam mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah mosque, Ali Qapu, Naghsh-e-Jahan Square) and do some late afternoon shopping. Overnight Isfahan.
Drive to Sepidan from Isfahan; this is one of Iran’s most famous nomad routes, frequented by many tribes. On our way, we will visit the cities of Shahr Reza, Semirom and Yasuj using beautiful roads. Depending on the season you travel, we may be able to see these tribes en route. Overnight Sepidan.
We will start our Shiraz tour by the Karmikhani complex, the residential palace of the Zand dynasty. Karim Khan Zand, the founder of the Zand dynasty, chose Shiraz as his capital; we will then continue to the Vakil complex, Vakil Mosque, Bazar and public bath remaining from his reign. We also visited the colorful Nasirolmolk mosque. In the afternoon, we will visit Eram Garden, Naranjestan Palace and the tombs of world famous poets Hafez and Saadi. O/N Shiraz.
Excursion to Kohmare Sorkhi, a beautiful and mountainous area near Shiraz, which is home to a different nomad tribe than what you have already visited in Sepidan; you will spend time with herders and eat under their traditional black tents before returning to Shiraz in the evening; O/N Shiraz.
Drive to Firuz Abad, one of Iran’s oldest and largest nomad communities; on this excursion day, we will visit a Sassanid palace, the local nomads, and their trade hub in Firuz Abad. Have a traditional lunch and return to Shiraz in the evening. Overnight Shiraz.
Excursion to the ancient city of Persepolis. Naghsh-e-Rostam, Naghsh e Rajab, the Achaemenian necropolis (city of the dead). Return to Shiraz in the late afternoon, check out of your hotel, and transfer to Shiraz International Airport for your departure flight home.
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