10 Days Historical and Nomadic Tour with Bakhtiyari and Qashghaee Nomads

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Tour code: PRNO101

Accommodation grade: 3* hotel, traditional house, nomadic camp

Trip length: 10 days

Transport: Car or van, all airport transfers

Trip route: Tehran-Chelgerd-Koohrang-Kazeroon-Shiraz- Esfehan-Kashan-IKA

Included: All breakfasts and 3 free dinners and all entrance fees

Best time: End of Sep to mid Oct- Apr to mid Jun

Group size: 2 to 8 pax

During 10 amazing days you will experience visiting the Bakhtiyari and Qashqaee Nomads which are still the largest group among all of the Iranian tribes and which have preserved their culture for over a thousand years
This unique trip gives you the chance to become familiar with their Nomadic lifestyle.

Travel the routes the nomads take, whilst experiencing their delicious organic food. Watch how they make their everyday necessities for themselves and witness some of their life's hardships and happiness.

The trip will start from Tehran and to the land of Bakhtiyari Nomads and then later on to the land of Qashqaee's. Travelling from Shiraz to Esfehan, you will also have the chance to visit other groups of nomads in their tents, depending on the season.

This is a chance to feel free and far from the stresses of modern day life, in beautiful natural surroundings and between lovely, kind and amazing hospitable nomads. Along the way you will get the chance to visit some amazing historical sites especially UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Golestan Palace, Qhaleh Dokhtar, Ardeshir Palace in Firozabad, Tange Chogan in Kazeroon, Bishapoor (an ancient city) in Kazeroon County, Persian Gardens in Shiraz and Kashan, Persepolis, Necropolis, Passargad and the breath-taking Naghsh-e-Jahan square in Esfehan (the second largest ancient squares in the world).

If you would like to be more adventurous and stay with the nomads, you can change the trip itinerary and tailor your tour to suit your needs. Please contact us for more information.

Tehran Bazar
Golestan Palace (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Bakhtiyari and Qashqhae Nomadic sites
Koohrang and Shaikh Ali-khan Waterfall
Tange Chogan in Kazeroon and Bishapoor Ancient City (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Visiting Qhaleh Dokhtar in Firoozabad (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Ardeshir Palace (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Zand Complex, Arge Karim Khan Citadel
Vakil Bazar and Saraye Moshir
Shah Cheragh Shrine
Hafez Tomb
Eram Garden (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Ghoran Gate
Persepolis ( UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Necropolis (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Passargad (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Khajoo and Sio-Se-Pol bridge
Naghshe Jahan square and Qaysareyeh Bazar (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
King Mosque(Imam Mosque) (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Ali Qapu Palace(UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque(UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Tabatabaee House
Timcheh Amin Al-Doleh and Kashan bazar
Agha Bozorg Mosque

Day 1: Tehran:
Welcome to Iran. Pick up from airport and continue on to some sightseeing in the grand Bazar and then off to visit to the magnificent Golestan Palace.

Accommodation: Tehran

Day 2: Tehran to Chelgerd:
Morning drive via Khansar, Golpayegan, Daran and Chadegan. On the way visit Nomads. Evening spent in Chelgerd and the main district of Bakhtiyari Nomads.

Accommodation: Chelgerd

Day 3: Chelgerd to Koohrang:
A lovely day with Nomads and time spent visiting the beautiful Koohrang and Shaikh Ali-khan Waterfall.

Accommodation: Koohrang

Day 4: Koohrang to Kazeroon:
Drive via Shahrekord and Yasuj and Noor Abad. You will visit the beautiful mountainous roads of Zagros. You will visit nomads and see their migration route. Night spent in the historical city of Kazeroon which is on the Nomads migration route.

Accommodation: Kazeroon (Rural house)

Day 5: Kazeroon to Shiraz:
Today you start by visiting some beautiful orange and lemon orchards, then later a trip to Tange Chogan in Kazeroon and then on to Bishapoor City (Sassanian Empire 220 to 651AD). You will continue your trip via Farashband road to Firozabad which has some unique natural scenery among mountains and palm trees. You will then visit some nomads in Firozabad before finally visiting Qhaleh Dokhtar and Ardeshir Palace which dates from 2th to 3th AD.

Accommodation: Shiraz

Day 6: Shiraz:
This morning is your half day free time. The afternoon trip will start with a visit to the Zand complex including the Arge Karim Khan Citadel, and then it's off to the Bazar and then a trip to Saraye Moshir (18th century) and then on to the wonderful Shah Cheragh Shrine which is the third biggest Shrine in Iran.

Accommodation: Shiraz

Day 7: Shiraz :
Today is a full day visit in Shiraz including a stop at the beautiful Eram Gardens, Ghoran Gate and then drive to UNESCO World Heritage Site Persepolis, Necropolis and then later Hafez Tomb.

Accommodation: Shiraz

Day 8: Shiraz to Esfehan:
Today in the morning you will drive to Esfehan and on the way visit Passargad (the location of Persian palaces and kings tombs dating back 2500 years) you will then visit nomads on the way to Esfahan and spend some time with them. Afternoon arrive in Esfehan where you will visit Khajoo and Sio-Se-Pol bridge (17th century AD).

Accommodation: Esfehan

Day 9: Esfehan to Kashan:
Today is a full day visit to see some amazing sites including Naghsh-e-Jahan square, King mosque, Ali Qapu palace, Sheikh Lotfollah mosque, Qaysareyeh Bazar (16th Century UNESCO World Heritage Site). Afternoon drive to Kashan.

Accommodation: Kashan

Day 10: Kashan to IKA (220 km):
Your final day starts with a visit to the Tabatabaee house, Timcheh Amin Al-Doleh, bazaar, AghaBozorg Mosque before setting off back to IKA for your departure flight in the afternoon.

Services included:

Arranging Iran visa authorization codes.
A private and comfortable car with enough space for all and AC for the entire trip.
One bottle of water per day.
Private english speaking tour guide.
All entrance fees for above mentioned sites.
All breakfasts and 3 free dinners.
Nine nights accommodation in 3* traditional hotels and rural houses including breakfast. (On tourist demand you can sleep in the nomad's tent in Firozabad if you require).

Services excluded:

International flights, trip insurance, lunch, dinner, portages fees, laundry service, telephone service, sauna & swimming pool, any souvenir, tip and portage.

The service mentioned is for an English speaking guide. If you wish to have a French, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian or another language speaking guide. Please contact us