Destinations: Tehran – Shiraz – Kashan - Persepolis – Isfahan – Qom - Abyane
Scheme: Nomad - Cultural | Duration: 15 Days
The word ‘nomad’ is derived from a Greek and means one who moves from place to place as a way of obtaining food, finding pasture for livestock, or otherwise making a living. Nomadism is one of the last civilizations that still keeps the simplicity of human mind and the divine connection with natural forces... Existence of natural and traditional way of Nomadic divinity gives a very positive mind and way to deal with everything such as sustainable development issues, environmental issues, political and diplomatic issues and more other. With Nomadic way of life, we will learn Real and long lasting love relations, the key to be happy with ourselves and more other things that we are missing today.
Spirit of Nomads should not be forgotten...
Day 1 Tehran
Arrival Tehran. Greetings at airport. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Tehran.
Day 2 Tehran - Sefid Ab ( km)
Drive via Qasre Bahram caravanserai to impressive flat expanses of Great Salt Lake which we follow alongside, also passing waterholes and Siah Kuh mountains where we might watch the elusive wild antelopes, to the ruins of 400 years old royal Sefidabad hunting castle and from there to lonely Sefid Ab park ranger station. Overnight in Tent.
Day 3 Sefid ab – Aran – Kashan - Qamsar ( km)
Drive across edge of Great Salk Lake passing scenery with huge sand dunes stopping at Marenjab oasis/caravanserai and further through Aran town with sanctuary of Helal ebn Ali to Kashan where we visit the Bazar with Timche or AgheBozorg School. From there we drive to the Qamsar, a village in the rosewater production area at the heart of Karkas mountain. Overnight in Qamsar.
Day 4 Qamsar – Feridunshahr - Kuhe rang river - Dimeh ( km)
Drive to via Feridunshahr and through settlements of Bakhtiari Nomads like Maydanak to Chelgerd with water tunnel feeding Zayandehrud River. From there we make a trekking excursion to spring of Kuhe Rang river. After return we drive a few kilometers to the well at Dimeh in nomad country. Overnight by Dimeh well in Tent.
Day 5 Dimeh - Shahre kord ( km)
The full day we spend visiting Bakhtiari nomads in settlements and black tents in the breathtaking scenery of Kuhe Rang and Kuhe Zard mountain regions passing Shahryari, Samsami and Juneqan where we visit the Sardar Asad Bakhtiari castle, in the evening arriving at Shahr-e Kord. Overnight in Shahr-e Kord.
Day 6 Shahre kord – Shalamzar - Yasouj (229 km)
Drive via Shalamzar to beautiful Choghkor Lake. From there through lovely mountain scenery with nomads, shepherds and small settlements via Gandoman, Javanmardi, to Sendegan spring and continue through impressive Zagros mountains to Yasouj. Overnight in tent by the Yasouj waterfall.
Day 7 Yasouj - Mamasani - Parishan ( km)
Drive through area with Mamasani nomad settlements to Sasanid city of Bishapour, rock reliefs in Tang-e Chowgan and hiking up to Shapour Cave with monumental statue, then continue to Parishan, one of the few sweet water lakes in central Iran. This belongs to the area of Qashqai nomads. Overnight in Tent.
Day 8 Parishan - Firouzabad - Shiraz ( km)
Drive through Qashqai nomad area to Firouzabad where we visit the Sasanid Palace. After excursion on tribal migration trails to Konar Siah fire temple we return to Firuzabad where we can visit the Sasanid round city and/or walk up to Sasanid Castle. Continue to Shiraz. Overnight in Shiraz.
Day 9 Shiraz
In the morning visit Hafez Tomb, Vakil Bazaar and the Holy Shrine of Shah Cheragh. Drive to former Achaemenid residence of Persepolis (UNESCO World Heritage) and Naghsh-e Rostam rock tombs. Overnight in tent near Persepolis.
Day 10 Shiraz – Pasargad – Izadkhast - Isfahan (485 km)
Drive to Isfahan, en-route visit Pasargade with Cyrus tomb, Izadkhast (from graveyard view the ruined village and caravanserai), Aminabad Caravansarai. Overnight in Isfahan.
Day 11 Isfahan
Full day city tour in Isfahan. Visit Imam Square (UNESCO World Heritage) with Imam and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosques, Ali Qapou Palace, Bazaar and the old bridges in Isfahan. Overnight in Isfahan.
Day 12 Isfahan – Ezhyeh - Yaghmish ( km)
In the morning visit Jame Mosque and the Fruit Market. At noon drive via picturesque small mosques of Dashti and Barsian to pigeon towers in Ezhyeh. From there to the lonely fortress like caravanserai of Yaghmish. Overnight in Tent.
Day 13 Yaghmish - Natanz - Abyaneh ( km)
Drive via Aqda, Nain where we visit carpet weaving place and Pirnia House with ethnological museum (Friday mosque optional), Natanz where we visit the Friday mosque and ceramics maker. Continue to picturesque mountain village of Abyaneh. Overnight in Local Houses.
Day 14 Abyaneh - Qom - Tehran ( km)
Drive to Tehran via Qom and visit Qom Sanctuary (only possible from outside). Continue to Tehran. In Tehran late afternoon free at leisure or Mellat Park, Jamshidieh Park. at the night Farewell Dinner at traditional restaurant. Overnight in Tehran.
Day 15 Tehran
Transfer to the International Airport for departure flight to your country.
April, May and June are the best time for travel to Iran. So, WE GO IRAN has prepared three packages for the stated dates with special discounts.
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