Nomad’s Migration in the Eyes of Fritillaria!

Days
5
Nights
4
Style
Sightseeing
From
€389USD

Real experience of migrating with Iranian Nomad and sightseeing Nomadic area of Iran with 1 day migration

Live with an Iranian Bakhtiari nomad family and discover the nomadic area, food and their unique lifestyle!

In this tour we will experience a 12000-year-old nomadic culture and lifestyle by migrating with them between their seasonal places.

Here you will find the most important feature of tribal life which is their seasonal migration to protect nature; as a result they are always ready to load all their living stuff on their livestock and travel around.

In this tour we travel with nomads through their migration route, live and learn their culture, taste their delicious food and enjoy the intact nature.

Besides the migration experience we will also do sightseeing the attractions of cities in nomadic area like Shushtar watermill, Sar-Agha-Seyed village, Kouhrang spring and Masjed-Soleyman museum of nomad.

In this package we provide you 1 day migrating with a night accommodation with a nomadic family and 4 days seeing around.


Start :  
Ahwaz
Finish :  
Isfahan
Country :  
Iran
Style :  
Sightseeing
Code :  
01
Ages :  
12
Group size :  
Min 2, Max 8

View dates

9th April – 21th May


Itinerary

Nomad’s migration in the eyes of Fritillaria!

Start: Ahwaz city
Destination: Fath-abad village
What do we do during day 1?

After breakfast we have a short visit to Ahwaz and Karoon River. Then we drive to Haft Tappeh (excavation site, which consists of dozens of hills) and Chogha-Zanbil (a ziggurat of the Elamite domination era). Then we go to visit Shushtar watermills and have lunch in traditional Mostofi museum and restaurant. Then we head to Masjed Soleyman, the cradle of the Iranian oil industry. There we will visit the ‘nomad museum’, a good place to learn about different aspects of the nomad’s life before joining them. We will continue our travel to Fath-abad village, near Qaleh-ye Khvajeh, to eat dinner and sleep.

Accommodation: Sleep in a rural house just beside nomads
Meals:
Lunch: Traditional Mostofi museum and restaurant
dinner: At Fath-abad village, local food
Transportation: 4WD car
Start: Fath-abad village
Destination: Boveyr Mausoleum
What do we do during day 2?

After breakfast we do a sight see in the village, then drive to the Mausoleum of ‘Shazdeh-Abdullah’ on a dirt road and have a lunch there. Then it is time to get familiar with the nomad family that we are going to migrate with. Based on the place the nomad family has chosen to start for migration, we may have about two hours trekking. For dinner and sleeping we are with the nomad family. We eat what they eat.

Accommodation: night with nomad family
Meals:
breakfast: Fath-abad village
Lunch: At Mausoleum of ‘Shazdeh-Abdullah’, local food
dinner: With nomad family, local food
Trekking: At most two-hours trekking
Transportation: 4wd car
Start: Boveyr Mausoleum
Destination: near Sarhooni village, the temporarily nomads camp during migration
What do we do during day 3?

We get up early in the morning and after eating breakfast, we start trekking with nomad family and their livestock. We have some stops for lunch but all day long we are migrating with the family. We experience exciting situations like shepherding or we may see a sheep birth! Finally at night we spend the night with nomad family and listening to their life story. Also we could milking sheep and goats. We pass the night in our tent beside nomad family.

Accommodation: night with nomad family
Meals:
breakfast: Local food- what nomad family eat
Lunch: Local food- what nomad family eat
dinner: With nomad family, local food
Trekking: trekking all the day with nomad family and their livestock- 14 km
Start: near Sarhooni village, the temporarily nomads camp during migration
Destination: Maverz village
What do we do during day 4?

After eating breakfast with nomad family, saying goodbye and hoping a safe and sound migration for them, we go to see Shimbar(or shirinbahar) waterfall and lake. These are wonderful places to enjoy after the migration. Then we go to Maverz village -a beautiful village just beside the Bazoft river among the mountains- where we eat lunch and do some rest. On our way to Shimbar waterfall and then Mavarz village we may see other nomad families migrating. In the afternoon we will go to Gazestan village. There we visit the attractions like Dezhpart Steps and Khoda-afarin (craft of God) bridge, which is over Karoon river. The only natural bridge from which nomads could pass the Karoon River since 2000 years ago. It takes about an hour trekking from Gazestan village to the Dezhpart historical steps. Then we will get back to Maverz village for dinner and sleeping.

Accommodation: A local house in the village
Meals:
breakfast: With nomad family
Lunch: Maverz village –local food
dinner: Maverz village –local food
Trekking: Two hours trekking
Transportation: 4wd car
Start: Maverz village
destination: Isfahan
What we do during day 5?

After eating breakfast at Maverz village, we will go to the Chelgerd city. It takes about 2 and half an hour, and then will go to and see Koohrang spring. Here we can see huge amounts of water coming out of the stones. Then we go back to the Chelgerd city for lunch. Depending on the period of the time and if is available we will go to see Dasht-laleh-vazhgoon (Fritillaria Imperialis plain) or the traditional arts and crafts museum in Shahrekord. Our final destination will be the beautiful Isfahan.

Accommodation: not included
Meals:
breakfast: Maverz village
Lunch: Chelgerd city Transportation: 4wd car



Important notes

Please notice the difficulty level of the tour and check the profile view of the trekking route with your physical situations- let us know if you have any sicknesses or problems- You must have a proper trekking shoe which covers your ankle completely and also your personal stuffs and warm cloths. Also sleeping bag is needed for the nights sleeping in a tent, if you do not bring, let us know to provide one for you.

Cultural Concerns

Nomadic culture holds a library of social, cultural and natural knowledge. In one way the nomads are common in several parts and easy to connect to; however on the other side they are vulnerable to being exposed to globalization and modernization resulting in extinction of cultural diversity. We do our best to design these tours with no harm to the nature and no effect on nomad͛s culture.

During the tour, we should pay attention that we do not negatively impact their culture, intentionally or unintentionally. That is why we would like you to take the following cultural aspects into consideration when joining the tour:

  • Before taking photo of a woman or a girl ask us if it is okay or not. The nomad people mostly do not let people take pictures from girls before they have gotten married. This behavior is partly religious and partly because of being used to habits of parents and tradition. We do not want to change any tradition, so please be respectful of this rule.
  • In traditional families, it is not common for girls to make contact with unrelated men. It is therefore important to keep an appropriate distance.
  • Be respectful of taking pictures in general, also with children. Try not to shoot pictures of people at random, connect with them first and make sure they agree.
  • For unrelated men and women it is not common to shake hands. As a woman, be reluctant and wait for the other person to reach out to you.
  • Please pay attention to the Iranian dress code. No shorts for men. Women, please cover your hair and try to wear a longer shirt/dress that covers your curves.

The objective of this tour is to accompany the nomads during their daily life, also respecting their traditional culture in all its aspect and not causing any change. This includes time to get up, not for lounging, no shorts or tight to wear fitting clothes etc.

Another goal is to encourage the nomads in their traditional way of life. This contributes to the preservation of their culture. For example, by asking about their traditions, this goal will be achieved. A close touch of a tourist who seeks the culture of the nomads, is to appreciate their lifestyle just as it is and express it verbally and in action. (If you buy any handmade stuff from the families, we will pay 20% till 40$)

If you make any content (video, article, podcast, …) of the Nomads tour, this is valuable to us. We would like to receive this content and in return you (or anyone that you introduce) can get back a percentage of tour fee in order to buy handmade crafts or a tour package onwww.nomad.tours.

Price & Inclusions

One of our tour guides that will accompany you during this tour has a lot of knowledge about the Nomads and can translate between the local people and English. Also he/she will drive the car. 50percent of our earnings will go directly to the nomad families, for the services they are providing us within the trip.

The price is all inclusive (including the money for our local partners, accommodations, local food, transportation: 4wd private car and everything usually you will need on a tour)

  • 8 Guests
  • Price per person
  • 8 Guests
  • €389***
  • 7 Guests
  • €399
  • 6 Guests
  • €439
  • 5 Guests
  • €499**
  • 4 Guests
  • €399
  • 3 Guests
  • €459
  • 2 Guests
  • €599

*including all accommodations, meals, fruits, water, tour guide. You just need to bring your personal stuff.
** Our car is a 4wd Pajero 2002 (see it here) or the same quality, for more than 4 guests we should have two 4WD cars.
***Nomad.Tours tries to minimize the negative impacts on local tradition & nature so maximum of participants is 8.

As you can see the price is dependent on number of participants, if you are alone, you can join a group. Check the schedule on the website or if you want a personalized tour just contact us.

Meeting before the tour

We invite you to have a two-hours meeting before the tour in Tehran with our team. During this meeting, plus getting to know each other we will watch documentary, People of the wind, video on the topic of nomads . This will help you to know more about Nomadic life-style to enjoy the tour even more. This meeting is free and highly recommended. Our office is in Tivan Entrepreneurship Club.


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