Bakhtiari Nomad Tour

Touch nomad lifestyle on your own. Experience a daily routine of Bakhtiari Nomad family such shepherding, gathering and cutting woods, baking local bread, milking fluffy sheep & goats, and making fire for baking delicious Bakhtiari bread. Spend the night with Bakhtiari family to hear their folklore stories.  

Itinerary

Upon arrival at IKA, meet your guide. After having a Persian cuisine for lunch, spend the afternoon exploring labyrinthine alleys of Tehran Grand Bazaar, economic heart of Iran. Stop at Haj Ali Darvish Tea House smallest tea house in the world to taste traditional Saffron and mint tea. The National Jewelry Treasury, (open from Saturday to Tuesday) the priceless and most unique jewelry collection in the world. Then take a guided walk in extraordinary Golestan Palace (UNESCO World Heritage Site) dating back to 16th century. Hear the story of Tehran settlement from a small village to a metropolis while visiting the main stunning palaces merging Persian art with European architecture. Transfer to hotel and rest. O/N in Tehran
This morning, drive south to Kashan. Get to know the Traditional Persian residential architecture of Borujerdi, Tabatabaei Houses. Next to them, visit Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse to discover the philosophy of Persian Hammam. If time permits visit Pottery workshop in Kashan. Last but not least, visit Agha Bozorg Mosque and the theological school known as Madrasa which is still running. O/N in Kashan
On this day, you leave Iran classic route to enjoy three-day Bakhtiari Nomad tour. Bakhtiari Nomad tour takes you to Bakhtiari land where you can see Bakhtiari lifestyle. In the morning, drive toward waterfall of Absefid in Aligudarz, Lorestan Province. Continue your off the beaten track from Ghalikouh Mountain to Baznavid. Enjoy an unprecedented scenery of Fritillaria Persica spreading over the rippling hills. Resume your off the beaten track to an Ancient cemetery with Lion tombstones representing Bakhtiari Nomad. Then we meet a Bakhtiari nomad family hosting us for the night. In this Iran experimental tour, you touch nomad lifestyle on your own. You experience a daily routine of Bakhtiari Nomad family such shepherding, gathering and cutting woods, baking local bread, milking fluffy sheep & goats, and making fire for baking delicious Bakhtiari bread. You will stay the night in a Bakhtiari family. You might be lucky to participate in a family get together! O/N in Bakhtiari Local House
Early bird catches the worms! Get up early like Nomad and experience shepherding before the hearty breakfast. Continue your adventure with Bakhtiari nomad to Poshte-kuh protected area where thousands of oak trees lie. You might get the feeling that the dreamland of Scrat, the cut squirrel in Ice Age Series. Resume your adventure with your Bakhtiari tour guide to an old settlement of Bakhtiari people in a remote village of Chin. The experience you get in this far-off exotic village is quite rare and unforgettable. Resume your trip to Khouyeh village, another exotic village in Zagros Range where nomad people dwell. Taste 100% organic food especially delicious peach and apricot. Visit the village watermill and get to know how the water system is still used by villagers. Besides that, you will experience handicrafts, Nomad rugs, made by women and girls. Spend some time with Bakhtiari women to know how they make these Persian rugs only with an abstract idea in their mind! Mind-blowing, it is! You will be hosted by another Bakhtiari family to hear Bakhtiari’s folklore love story. O/N in Homestay
Wake up early to begin your last day with Bakhtiari people with the sun rises behind the Zagros mountain. Feel the sunrays on your skin while getting ready for an organic breakfast with hot local bread. Say goodbye to the family and begin your hiking to Sar Aqa Seyyed Village. Visit one of the world’s most awe-inspiring village in Iran. A terraced-like village perfect for taking pictures. Follow the trace the migratory path of nomadic families to reach the salt mine being used for centuries. After lunch, pass Sar Aqa Seyyed Village to resume the journey to Isfahan. Visit Koohrang Waterfall en route to Isfahan. Enjoy a leisurely walk in Koohrang. Drive to Shahrekord. After dinner drive to Isfahan, the capital of Shah Abbas I, Safavid. Transfer to hotel and rest O/N in Isfahan

Four- or Five-star hotels with breakfast + Local Houses in villages

Airport transfer to hotel and vice versa,

Inland transfers with VIP bus + SUV transport in villages

Full-time English-speaking Guide + Local Guide in Bakhtiari Villages

Entrance fees, sightseeing and excursions as per the itinerary

Meals: Half-board + Refreshments (including two bottles of water per day per person)

Visa and Insurance Services

Tips in restaurants and hotels

Iran visa fee payable in the Iranian Embassy/ Iranian Airport according to your nationality

International flight

Any other services not mentioned above

Driver and Guide Tips 

Tour Hightlights

Iran Nomad Tours

Duriation: Days 5 / Nights 4

City: Tehran – Kashan – Aligodarz - Khouyeh - Sar Aqa Seyyed – Isfahan

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