If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably given some thought on the ways our decisions and habits influence the world. In today’s modern world, nothing comes without a price, and a concept as normal and innocent-looking as traveling can come with many negative consequences. In today’s world, in addition to the joy we get from traveling, tourism is considered one of the major industries around the world and countless people’s livelihood depends on it. That’s why being a responsible & sustainable traveler is now more important than it ever was before. Because we’re faced with a multitude of people who want to travel, and if we’re not mindful of the effects we have on our host communities, we might slowly deteriorate them bit by bit. That’s when the idea of a sustainable traveler traveling responsibly comes into our lives. In IRANomad, our ultimate goal is to create a positive impact through our trips, and we hope you will join us on our nomadic odyssey. Make sure you stay up to date with the nomadic projects your trips are supporting.
Sustainable traveling means that as travelers we are responsible for the state of wellbeing and the changes that we make to our host country. That we should leave our traveling destination in better shape than what we found it in. As much as traveling can be a positive source of revenue and cultural exchange for the local communities, it can also be their end. Nowadays, many people want to take it up a notch and have a meaningful experience with the locals and at the same time have a clear conscience that they are doing the community well.
By Traveling with IRANomad you experience untouched natural landscapes & authentic nomadic tribes and make meaningful connection with them. You are also contributing to a great cause: Preservation of a Nomadic Heritage. You will make a difference to the world by your deep, slow travel.
Iran is home to one of the world’s largest nomadic populations. Traditionally, all the nomads of Iran took part in Kooch or seasonal transhumance to find better pastures for their livestock and avoid scorching summers and harsh winters. Unfortunately, in the past decades, the number of nomads have been rapidly declining. In addition to that, even the nomads that have not migrated to cities are slowly setting aside their ancient lifestyle and are now living a sedentary lifestyle in villages. Only a small group of nomads in Iran still do the seasonal migration just like their ancestors did. It’s crucial to save these micro-cultures for many reasons.
These are the principles that we have in mind for these tours: