Live with Nomads
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Tehran > Abyaneh > Esfahan > Yazd > Bavanat > Shiraz > Sepidan

14 Days   

Stay with locals, do what they do, eat what they eat, and sleep where they sleep. It's like getting back in time. People are peaceful and easygoing.

Nomads in Iran are a group of people who have historically lived a mobile lifestyle, moving from one place to another with their herds of livestock to find pasture and water for their animals. There are several different groups of nomads in Iran, each with their own distinct culture, traditions, and dialects.

Nomads in Iran are known for their hospitality, warmth, and a strong sense of community. They have a rich culture and way of life that has been passed down through generations, and they continue to maintain many of their traditional practices and beliefs.

While many nomads in Iran continue to live a mobile lifestyle, some have begun to settle in permanent villages and towns, due to a variety of factors such as economic opportunities, education, and modernization. Despite these changes, many nomads in Iran continue to maintain a strong connection to their traditional way of life, and they are working to preserve their culture and traditions for future generations.

For travelers interested in experiencing the nomadic way of life in Iran, there are several options for guided tours and homestays. These experiences offer the opportunity to learn about nomadic culture, meet local families, and participate in traditional activities such as animal husbandry, weaving, and cooking. Some popular destinations for nomadic experiences in Iran include the Zagros Mountains, the Alborz Mountains, and the Dasht-e Kavir desert.

It is important for travelers to be respectful of local customs and traditions when visiting nomadic communities in Iran, and to be mindful of the impact that tourism can have on traditional ways of life. By supporting responsible and sustainable tourism practices, travelers can help to support local communities and preserve the unique culture and traditions of Iran's nomads.

If you are a tourist who would like to travel to our country to enjoy being with the nomads, see their daily life and get familiar with their traditions, this program can be the best choice for you.

You will experience with us an adventurous tour by staying with one of the largest nomad tribes in Iran, the Qashqai tribe. The main center of their life is in Fars province, but some of them also live in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Khuzestan, Isfahan, etc.

This tribe is one of the most populous tribes in Iran. Qashqai people speak Turkish.


Seeing the life of these tribes and getting acquainted with their culture and customs is the best experience. They are happy people who care about music and drink a lot of tea, and smoking hookah is one of their habits.

During this trip, you will see the unique nature of Sepidan & Bavanat, and visit and stay in the local nomadic tents. In this tour, you will have the opportunity to see how the nomads provide their living facilities, and you can take photos of them.


Suggested itinerary in details:


Day 1: Tehran

Arrival in Tehran, transfer to hotel, Half day city tour of Tehran to visit Golestan Palace and the Grand Bazaar of Tehran. Overnight in Tehran


Day 2: Abyaneh

Take an easy drive to Abyaneh with stops at Kashan to visit the Broojerdiha and Tabatabaie Houses, Fin Garden, and Aghabozorg Mosque.

Abyaneh is one of the most attractive places to visit which was completely Zoroastrian right until the 16th century, Overnight in Abyaneh.



Day 3: Esfahan

Drive to Isfahan and half-day city tour in this beautiful city, overnight Isfahan


Day 4: Esfahan

City tour Isfahan to see Hasht-Behesht and Ali Qapu palaces, Sheikh Lotfollah and Imam Mosques, overnight Isfahan.



Day 5: Isfahan-Yazd

Drive to Yazd, en-route visit Friday Mosque and a 17th-century house in Na’in. Half-day city tour in Yazd. Visiting the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence, the Fire Temple, visit the local famous Jameh and Mir-Chakhmaq Mosques, overnight Yazd.


Day 6: Yazd

Full day camel riding tour in the desert around Yazd, Having a delicious lunch prepared by the camel meat, overnight Yazd.



Day 7: Yazd-Bavanat

Depart by surface to Bavanat in the heart of the Zagros Mountain, enjoy being with the nomads, their daily life and traditions. Camping overnight in an astonishing nature beside the nomads. Having a delicious dinner prepared by a local cook in pure nature.


Day 8: Bavanat

After breakfast in nomad’s camps, leaving for the surrounding springs and enjoying a light trek through the mountain, move toward walnut forest (a forest with 20 km long situated amid a green valley). An interesting point is that several villages are hiding in this green area, which will be passed during our adventure through this forest to become familiar with their local customs and traditions. Overnight in a traditional house in Bazm village.



Day 9: Shiraz

Depart by surface to Shiraz early in the morning, on the way we will visit Persepolis, Naghsh-E-Rustam, Naghsh-e-Rajab, overnight Shiraz.


Day 10: Shiraz

City tour of Shiraz to visit Eram Garden, Nasiro- Molk Mosque, Narenjestan Palace, tombs of poets Hafez and Saadi and Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, Overnight Shiraz.



Day 11: Sepidan

Early in the morning drive to Sepidan in the north of Fars Province.

The elevation of Sepidan is 2300 meters from sea level, Sepidan is too cold in winters, but it enjoys mild weather in summer, which makes it a suitable destination resort for nomads during summer.

We will have a chance to visit the Margon waterfall, which is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iran. Overnight in Shekarak region near the camps of nomads.



Day 12: Sepidan

Staying with the nomads to feel their daily life more and meditating in that pure tranquil nature, enjoying a light trek through the mountain then driving back to Shiraz to fly to Tehran in the evening.


Day 13: Tehran

Half-day city tour including a visit to Reza Abbassi Museums and if possible the jewelry Museum. In the evening, we and the tour by spending in a nice traditional restaurant as a goodbye party, O/N Tehran.


Day 14: Tehran

Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.

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Experience local Qashqai life in Fars
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