Nomads

There are currently 1.2 million nomadic Pastoralists in Iran, Organized in over 500 Tribes and :independent clans. They share with each other three essential Characteristics :

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*they migrate regularly between Summering and wintering quarters (usually from cooler mountain pastures to warmer plains) in order to take Advantage of seasonal grazing resources.

*They are traditional herders of sheep, goats, camels and other livelihood.

*They have tribe structures often based on kinship clan and other types of communal organization.

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Cattle - raising & Tribal structure of the society are both attributed to migratory way of life, yet these are not the only characteristics. The only factors distinguishing them from sedentary communities are the seasonal migrations & lack of specific village settlement. Unfortunately we don't have sufficient information regarding the nomadic tribes in Iran before Islam. In the Islamic era, Iranian tribes consisted of Kurds, Lurs, baluchis, Arabs, Turks & the barahuis. This style of living gained importance in Seljuk period (11th- 14th century). Migratory Iranian tribes mainly live along the Zagros mountain range and in West & East Azarbaijan in the western part of Iran as well as in Kermanshahan, Khuzistan, Luristan, 11am and chahar - Mahal -o- Bakhtiyari, Kohkiluyeh and Boyer - Ahmad, Fars, Khorassan, Sistan & Baluchistan, Semnan & the central

region of Iran.

 

The hierarchy of division in tribes in Iran , for example among Qashqaies are as follows: Tribes are usually divided into a few clans. Clans in turn consist of a few sects which are further divided into ."Bonkus" consisting of a few families called "Obeys"

Handicrafts, well - known in the world have an important role in the economy of the tribal family. Meat & dairy products constitute their main economic activites. Tribes often define their group & clans in terms of tents. "Tent" denotes the word"

home". Depending on their ethnic background, Iranian tribes speak Persian, Kurdish, Turkish and Arabic.

 

A tour to nomad's region

9 Days / 8 Nights

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Day 1 : Tehran - Isfahan

Early morning drive to Isfahan. En route in Kashan & in Natanz wevisit some historical sites , arrive in Isfahan , 0/N.

Day 2 : Isfahan

Morning tour of Imam Square in Isfahan, at night we visit Isfahan bridges.0/N.

Day 3 : Isfahan - Shahrekord

Half day tour of Vank Church, Jame Mosque, Shaking Minarets, PM drive o Shahrekord . 0/N Shahrekord.

Day 4 : Bakhtiari Nomad's region

Full day tour in the region , 0/N Shahrekord.

Day 5 : Sharekord - Yasouj

Early morning drive to Yasouj via Semirom.0/N.

Day 6 : Qashqaei Nomad's region

Morning visit the Qashqaei Nomad tents, PM drive toShiraz.0/N Shiraz.

Day 7 : Shiraz - Persepolis - Shiraz

Morning tour of Persepolis and Naghsh-e-Rostam. PMtours include a visit to Eram Garden, Koran Gate, Tomb of Hafez .0/N.

Day 8 : Shiraz - Firouzabad - Shiraz

Full Day drive to Firouzabad to visit the QashqaeiNomad tents, 0/N Shiraz.

Day 9 : Shiraz - Tehran

Morning flight to Tehran, we end the tour in Tehran or extend for other programs.

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Living with NOMADS in nature

for 12 days (11 nights)

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Day 1 :

Arrival in Tehran and transfer to hotel overnight Tehran.

Day 2 :

Fly to Shiraz then drive to Nomad aria

Day 3 :

Living next to tribes overnight under the tents.

Day 4 :

Living next to tribes overnight under the tents.

Day 5 :

Living next to tribes. return to Shiraz, overnight hotel in Shiraz.

Day 6 :

Shiraz, Full day city tour of Shiraz to visit Eram Garden, Nassir-ol-Molk Mosque, Narenjestan Palace, Shah-e-cheragh shrine, Tombs of Poets Hafez and Sa'adi, overnight hotel in Shiraz.

Day 7 :

Shiraz, Full day excursion to Persepolis, Naghsh-e-Rostam, Naghsh-e-Rajab and Pasargade, overnight hotel in Shiraz.

Day 8 :

Isfahan, Fly to Isfahan, Full day city tour of Isfahan to visit Vank Cathedral, Chehel-Sotun Palace, Sio-se-Pol and Khajou ridge, Friday Mosque and bazaar, overnight Isfahan.

Day 9 :

Isfahan, Full day city tour of Isfahan to visit hasht-Behesht and Ali Qapu palaces, Sheikh Lotfollah and Imam Mosque and Maidan-e-Naghsh-e-Jahan, overnight Isfahan.

Day 10 :

Tehran, drive to Tehran, half day city tour to visit the Archaelogical, Glass and carpet museus, overnight hotel in Tehran.

Day 11 :

Tehran, full day city tour of Tehran to visit 5 Pahlavi and Ghajar dynasties Shah's Palaces, shopping and visiting bazaar, overnight hotel in Tehran.

Day 12 :

Transfer to airport and departure to your country.

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