Iran Nomad Tour - 11 Days
- Getting to know the ancient history of Iran along with the modern Iranians’ lifestyle in Tehran.
- Get stunned by the structural design of the Zand Complex.
- Follow the sun rays on colorful windows of The Pink Mosque.
- Enjoy the fresh air and mesmerizing nomadic life.
- Experience living in the heart of nature along with nomads.
- Visit the city of wind catchers to get familiar with Zoroastrianism.
- Wander around the city of the blue domes, Isfahan to get enchanted with tile works.
Tour Difficulty Level
Start City ● End City
Tehran ● Tehran
1 to 10 People
Exploring the beloved culture of Iran by walking on this ancient soil. You roam around historical buildings, listen to their stories, and witness the glory of Persian culture. However, the most exciting stories are combined with nomads’ lives. Nomads change your view toward nature and show you the purity of the nomadic lifestyle.
Just when you arrive at the airport, our representative is waiting for you to take you to your hotel. You can have a good rest and be ready for what adventures tomorrow brings.
Iran’s national flower is rose, that’s why visiting Golestan palace or the palace of roses garden can be the perfect start. The roses on the walls look lively enough to drown you inside your limitless imagination and take you to witness Persian glory.
By going to Tehran Grand Bazaar, you get to see the authentic life of Iranians. You can follow narrow sections of the Bazaar to find the route to Persian culture among all the bustle of the Grand Tehran Bazaar.
Before traveling to Shiraz, you have the chance to explore Persian culture deeper by visiting the National Museum of Iran. Then you would leave Tehran for beautiful Shiraz.
In Shiraz, your journey begins with visiting the Zand Complex. The first thing that catches your eyes is Karim Khan Citadel, which envelops 18 centuries of culture and history. You can walk on the stone pavement, following the aroma of Persian spices, and find yourself inside Vakil Bazaar.
Visiting the Vakil Bathhouse is a history lesson combined with a sophisticated architectural design; since you get to see what a Persian public bathhouse looks like.
Vakil Mosque completes your tour of Zand complex by its grand yet humble design.
Then you ride to the other side of the city to visit the tomb of the romantic poet of Iran, Saadi. The colorful flowers and the traditional Persian music in the area are captivating.
Then it is time to end your first day in Shiraz on a high note by the magical atmosphere and poetic beauty of the tomb of Hafez at night.
The first thing to do on your second day in Shiraz is to take your camera and visit the Pink Mosque or Nasir-al Molk. Early in the morning, when the mosque is not crowded yet, you can capture the colorful lights reflecting from the windows on the pink tiles of the walls.
The most exciting day of your tour has arrived, so get ready for a trip toward the south.
After leaving Shiraz, The Pink Lake or Maharloo drags your attention like a glittering spinel. Since the lake is seasonal, if it had water inside, you can have a stop there.
The next stop would be the Sassanid Palace, which was built during the Sassanid Empire. Besides enjoying its architectural design, you can explore the area, get familiar with different medicinal herbs, and eventually, you can have a cup of Persian herbal tea.
While stopping at Sassanid Palace, if you look around, you could hear the sound of bells, which is the first sign of nomadic life.
After walking toward a black tent, the sheepdog notifies the nomads of your arrival. The night has come, and you have the fantastic opportunity of listening to the sound of nature, stargazing and sleeping in a nomadic tent in nature, and enjoy the cool breeze caressing your skin.
You wake up early in the morning with the sound of roosters and sheep. The nomads will welcome you by showing their routine tasks. You can accompany them in milking sheep and goats, baking local bread, and taking the herds to the meadow while listening to the stories of their bravery.
If you happened to see nomad children running towards a white tent with a flag on top of it, you would know that you are visiting a nomad tent school.
When the sun is going down, and the flock is coming back home, it is time to return to Shiraz and have some rest for the next day.
You should get up early and hit the road to explore the remains of the Achaemenid Empire near Shiraz. Persepolis looks majestic enough to remind you of the glorious days of Persia. You should walk around, enjoy the patterns carved on the walls, and memorize the beauty of this place in your head.
Necropolis of Naqsh-e Rostam is located near Persepolis and displays the glory of Persian kings even after their death.
Now, It is the time to say goodbye to Shiraz and get ready for your next destination, the city of windcatchers.
After visiting a significant part of Persian history in Shiraz, traveling to Yazd allows you to go deep into Persian culture. The Tower of Silence or the Sky Burial is one of the main Zoroastrian structures. Zoroastrians believed that by putting the corps on these towers, they prevent the sacred soil from getting corrupted. When the sun and wild animals eat the flesh, people are allowed to collect the bones.
The second place to visit is the Fire Temple in the center of Yazd, which is the guardian of sacred eternal fire and a museum of Zoroastrian’s holy book, Avesta.
The final stop of the day is Amir Chakhmaq Complex, which takes you to the Islamic era of Iran’s history. The Jameh Mosque of Yazd shows off with the tallest minarets in Iran and lets you enjoy the delicate tilework.
On the eighth day of your tour, you leave Yazd for Isfahan, but You need to have a stop on Kharanaq to see this fascinating, old mud-brick village.
Then, your “getting to know Zoroastrianism” lesson, finishes with visiting Chak Chak. After climbing up a long staircase, on the top of a mountain, you get to a cave that once kept the Sassanid princess safe. Zoroastrians believe that, during the Arab army's attack on Iran, the princess ran for her life. The mountain sheltered her, and the Persian divinity of water, Anahita, provided water for her to survive. Because of the sounds of dropping water, locals called this place Chak Chak.
You can continue your way toward Isfahan and have a nice and comfortable sleep in the city of blue domes, satisfied with the unique beauty of Yazd.
You should wake up early in the morning and get ready to drown yourself in Isfahan’s Persian blue. The first stop is Naqsh-e Jahan Square to enjoy the quietness of the morning while wandering around the square. The majestic blue dome of Shah Mosque invites you inside to enchant you with the tile works. Then, Aali Qapu shines like the sun in the middle of pure blue. You can climb up the stairs, follow the unique pattern, and spectacular architectural design of it and eventually have a perfect view of Naqsh-e Jahan square.
On the other side of the square, Shaikh Lotfollah Mosque completes the marvelous beauty of Naqsh-e Jahan.
Before leaving the magnificent Isfahan for Tehran, you should visit Abyaneh or the Red Village. One of the highest residential areas in Iran could still keep its traditional atmosphere and bring you an authentic sense of beauty and rich culture.
Wander around the village, enjoy the pleasant weather, and watch locals wearing traditional, colorful clothes. Everything in this village is like bringing a postcard to life.
You call it a night by arriving at your hotel room in Tehran.
If you had time before leaving Tehran for your hometown, you can visit different parts of the capital of Iran and bring so many good memories to your home.
Visa application fee included. Visa stamp fee is not included and should be paid separately at the Place of Visa Issue (Airport, consulate or embassy). Citizens of the US, UK, and Canada must apply for the visa at least three months before their visit. For more information visit our Visa Page.
Iran Travel Insurance
- Private car for Airport transfer
- Private car for domestic transfers
- Tehran to Shiraz flight
- Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
- Professional Local Nomad Guide
- 10 Breakfasts,
- 2 Lunches
- 2 Dinners
- 8 Nights in standard grade hotels
- 2 Nights camping with Nomads
Service Not Included
Incoming and Outgoing flights to and from the country are not included.
Entrance fees for museums and landmarks are not included.
Any additional Service or activity is not included in the mentioned price and will be charged extra.
Please tip the local guides and drivers as you wish.