The proximity of fertile plains and mountains in Iran facilitates the transhumance of nomads between summer and winter meadows and pastures in search of grazing for their animals. In such a setting, several different tribes of nomads live whose unique lifestyle, colorful costumes and distinctive textiles have long been a source of attraction for visitors seeking a delightful opportunity to witness the remaining of nomadic migrations
In their annual or seasonal migrations, nomads
move from their winter resort locations to summer grazing lands along with their animals and move back to their winter resort locations again when it gets cold.
From dozens of different tribes, Bakhtiyari
nomads are more famous for their origins, their set of clothes, their tribal structures and traditions
and for the scenic beauty of their camping sites.
Here is a sample program to visit their main settlement areas. We also included some days to visit the prime attraction sites In Isfahan
10 Days Nomad Tour Of Iran
DAY 01: ARRIVAL TEHRAN
Arrival at Tehran’s IKA airport, meet and transfer to hotel for overnight stay; Drive to Chelgerd via Khansar and Golpayegan & Daran; overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 02: CHELGERD
Walking in the Bakhtiari Nomads area and visit of Kuhrang Spring and Sheikh-Alikhan reagion, which is the main districts of Bakhtiari Nomads settlements; overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 03: CHELGERD - YASUJ
Drive via the mountains roads onto Yasuj, the Boyer-Ahmadi and Ghashghai Nomads area; overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 04: YASUJ - SHIRAZ
Drive to Shiraz via Nurabad Mamasani and visit Kazerun, Tange-Chogan and Bishapur; overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 05: SHIRAZ/EXCURSION TO PERSEPOLIS & NAGHSH-E-ROSTAM
Half day excursion to Persepolis, one of the most important sites of the Ancient World; return to Shiraz to visit the main monuments and the Vakil Bazaar; overnight stay at hotel
DAY 06: SHIRAZ - YAZD
Drive to Yazd, en-route visit Pasargadae, continue on to reach Yazd via Abarkuh and see a 4000-yar old Cypress tree, overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 07: YAZD - ISFAHAN
Morning sightseeing in Yazd, the center for Iran’s small Zoroastrian community to visit main attraction sites; continue the drive to Isfahan; overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 08: ISFAHAN
Full city tour of the beautiful city of Isfahan, the 17th century capital of the Safavids, referred to as Nesf-e-Jahan (Half of the World) in Safavid sources, to visit the famous monuments and historical sites ending up in to the Qeisarieh Bazaar with hundreds of shops displaying the art and handicrafts for which Isfahan is world famous, overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 09: ISFAHAN - TEHRAN
Morning drive to Tehran, enroute visit the charming town of Natanz and desert town of Kashan with some of the best examples of existing “badgirs” (wind-catchers); continue to Tehran; overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 10: TEHRAN - DEPARTURE
Transfer to IKA airport for departure flight.