For millenniums, a big number of Iranians have lived a nomadic life style, moving continuously in search of better pasture for their sheep and goats, and a place to shelter in the hard and bitter winters. Although nowadays the numbers are shrinking, while your travel to Iran, you may still grab the chance to spend some time with an Iranian nomad family, sleep in their "black tents", drink their tea , eat their organic meals and listen to their traditional music. Key2persia provides a wide range of Iran nomad tour packages for its guests and invites all adventure seekers to explore and enjoy the company of great, warm and welcoming Iranian nomads. Join us on the Iran nomad tours that offer a fascinating introduction to Iran's diverse and beautiful landscapes as well as Iran's nomadic lifestyle, its people and culture. The experience will be wonderful!
STARTS : Tehran
ENDS : Tehran
AGE RANGE : 3-99
MAX GROUP SIZE : 0
TRAVEL STYLE : Nature, Trekking , Anthropology
ACCOMMODATION : Middle class hotels, stay with nomads
This morning's excursion includes a visit to the archaeological museum with its rich collection of works of art, where there is a major piece: a winged lion from Susa from the 6th century BC. JC, who was in the audience hall of Darius (The Great) and from the Treasury of Persepolis. Nowadays, the museum contains objects dating from the Sumerians (4500 BC). We visit the ethnological museum with unique mummified pieces, representative of the Iranian indigenous culture. Later, we will go to the carpet museum to see its magnificent collection of Persian rugs and kilims and to the glass and ceramic museum. Late afternoon flight to Isfahan. Overnight in Isfahan.
Isfahan is a marvel, truly a splendid city. Legend has it that it was founded under Tahmouras or Keykavous during the Safavid era (17th century AD). Isfahan was the city of gardens and palaces. As a great trading center of its time, Isfahan was known as "half the world". The whole day will be devoted to the discovery of Midan-e-Imam (Naghch-e-Jahan), a huge square, the second in the world after that of Tian Anmen in Beijing. We visit the architectural splendors: Sheikh-Lotfollah Mosque, Imam Mosque, Ali-Qapu Palace and Tchehel-Sotun Palace, and also one of the most famous bazaars in Iran where you can buy the arts and crafts for which Isfahan is renowned. Overnight in Isfahan.
In the Koohrang region you will visit the nomads of the Bakhtiari tribe. The Bakhtiaris, counted to several million in 1997, live in an area of almost 67,000 km² (25,000 mi), located in the central mountains of Zagros. They speak the Luri dialect. They are Shia Muslims, a third of whom are nomads. Luri immigration is the largest among all the peoples of Iran.
Today we will drive toward Yasuj. On the way you will go to the heights of Zagros and you will get acquainted with different Lor and Kurd tribes. The Lor tribe is considered the most authentic retaining its ancestral power. Most farmers and shepherds live in the Lorestan region.
Shiraz is the capital of the Fars province. It is traditionally known as the city of roses and nightingales, but its university city is more and more famous. It is the homeland of Sa'adi and Hafiz, the famous Persian poets. Shiraz is also considered to be the cradle of Persian civilization. You will like the garden of Eram, the tombs of the poets Sa'adi and Hafez, the mosque of Nasir-e Molk, the church of Saint-Simon the Zealot, the Vakil mosque and the mausoleum of Shah-Cheragh '' King of light '' whose rooms are covered with thousands of shards of mirrors. Overnight in Shiraz.
In the morning, we first visit Persepolis. Founded by Darius I in 518 BC, Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. The city was built on a huge semi-artificial terrace carved into the rock. The “king of kings” created an impressive palace complex there, inspired by Mesopotamian models. The importance and the quality of the ruins make it a unique archaeological site. It seems that Darius planned these constructions not only as seat of the government but also, and especially, as a place of spectacle and a spectacular center for the receptions and the festivals of the Achaemenid kings and their empire in particular during Nowruz. The second visit where we stop is Necropolis. Opposite Mount Rahmat, ten minutes from the north, stands the necropolis proudly, a magnificent burial site for Achaemenid kings. The site also provides seven bas-reliefs dating back to the Elamite and Sassanid periods. Overnight in Shiraz.