• 11-Day Journey with the Nomads

    Exploring Iran’s Nomadic Traditions

  • Tracing the Nomadic Legacy

    Discovering Iran’s Nomadic Heritage

  • Nomad Odyssey

    A Cultural Expedition through Iran’s Nomadic Territories

  • Duration

    11 days

  • Start


  • Finish


  • Group size

    On request

  • Physical rating

  • Included meals


  • Accommodation Grade


  • Transport

    A.C. VIP Minibus / Van/ Sedan

  • Internet

    Free Wi-Fi While Traveling (Depending on Network Coverage)

  • SIM Card

    Free 100 min national call and 3 GB data

11-Day Tour Nomad Odyssey

Wanderers of Tradition: Delve into the Enigmatic Nomadic Lifestyle

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Overview & Trip Highlights

During the centuries, Iran has flourished through its extraordinary historical heritage. Majestic palaces, ancient castles, awe-inspiring mosques, and picturesque villages display the vibrant blend of cultures.

On this attractive journey, you will explore the untamed beauty of the Bakhtiari hinterlands, where the Zagros Mountains, with their awe-inspiring grandeur, stand tall and proud, beckoning you to explore their majestic peaks. Prepare yourself for the Nomadic Odyssey Tour, an 11-day mix of hiking, camping, adventure, and sightseeing that will awaken your wanderlust and immerse you in the ancient paths of nomadic tribes.

Your guide will accompany you to a Nomadic Tribe. Delve into the lifestyle of the early people of this land, and embrace the warmth and hospitality of the Iranian people.

With SURFIRAN, you witness the beauties of Iran revealed before your eyes. experience its people’s warmth, its culture’s richness, and the attraction of its historical wonders.

  • Stroll in Tehran, Delve Into the Capital of Iran
  • A Voyage to Susa and Discover the Four Millennia Civilization
  • Delve Into the Enigmatic Nomadic Lifestyle
  • Travel to Isfahan, Enjoy the Beauty of Its Persian Architecture
  • An Excursion to Kashan, Uncover the Hidden Treasures of Iran’s Heritage

Upon your arrival at Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) in Tehran, our representative will meet and greet you at the airport. The local representative will transfer you to your hotel.


  • Howeyzeh 4-star hotel or a similar one in Tehran
  • Included Meals: Full board

This morning, we will take you to a World Heritage Site, the lavish Golestan Palace. Built during the Qajar Dynasty, which rose to power in the late 1700s, this fabulous walled complex is centered on a landscaped garden with tranquil pools.

Then, we will walk around Tehran Grand Bazaar, the second largest grand bazaar in Iran after Tabriz.

In the afternoon, we will visit the National Museum of Iran, where we can see fabulous historical items from 5000 BC to the advent of Islam in Iran which shows a brief history of our land.

We will have a very famous dish in IRANomad House; a 130-year-old Persian house in Tehran.

In the evening, we will go to Si-e Tir Street where a synagogue, a mosque, Christian churches, and a Zoroastrian fire temple are all gathered together.


  • Howeyzeh 4-star hotel or a similar one in Tehran
  • Included Meals: Full board

We will go to Ahvaz on an early morning flight.

We will pay a short visit to the Karoon River, which is the Iranian river with the highest water flow, and its only navigable river 950 km (590 mi) long.

Then, we move towards the Ancient City of Susa. After visiting the ancient city, we visited Haft Tape and the exquisite beauty of the magnificent Chogha Zanbil Temple, the temple belongs to the Elam Period, 3200 years old.  Archaeological excavations undertaken between 1951 and 1962 revealed the site, and the ziggurat is considered to be the best-preserved example in the world. In 1979, Chogha Zanbil became the first Iranian site to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

We’ll continue our journey to Shoushtar. It is popular for its waterfalls and mills, and the oldest water reservoir system in Persia is located in this city. We will see the Historical Hydraulic System (UNESCO World Heritage) and a traditional house. Another exotic experience of today is having lunch in the Mostofi Museum of the Qajar dynasty


  • Sarabi Traditional Hotel or a similar one in Shushtar
  • Included Meals: Full board

Today, after a few hours of travel, we will begin our nomadic adventure in the Zagros Mountains.

When we reach the mountains, we pick up our rucksacks leave our other things in the car and set off into the mountains. After a few hours of hiking, we reach the pasture where the nomads are waiting for us.

Depending on the nomad family and their “Migrate Route”, we will have to hike for about 1-5 hours.


  • Camping in Nomad’s Tents
  • Included Meals: Full board

The morning introduces the spectacular view of the flock wandering in the green pastures. It’s the day of the migration: An important day for the Nomads.

For some days, we’ll accompany them in their epic migration in the Zagros mountain ranges. During these migration days, we’ll have around 40-80 km of hiking depending on the nomad family we join, and the difficulty level of their migration. Moving behind the flock in the Zagros mountains, we’ll be immersed in the scenic beauty of the area – an unforgettable view. We’ll be all surrounded by imposing mountains and oak trees with the sound of the sheep’s bell ringing in your ears.

In the afternoon, when the Nomads stop the move, we’ll have plenty of quiet time to enjoy the spectacular surroundings. At night, we’ll rest under the cool, starry sky or in our tents.


  • Camping in Nomad’s tents
  • Included Meals: Full board

Today we follow the tribe and, learn how they simply live their life. We take pleasure in immersing ourselves in the beauty of the natural world.


  • Camping in Nomad’s tents
  • Included Meals: Full board

On our fourth day of migration, we engage in hands-on experiences to learn traditional skills such as rug weaving, pottery making, or bread baking. These activities allow us to appreciate the craftsmanship and artistry that has been passed down through generations. Witness lively cultural performances, such as traditional music, dance, or storytelling. These performances provide a glimpse into the nomads’ expressive arts and help preserve their cultural heritage


  • Camping in Nomad’s tents
  • Included Meals: Full board

Today, we’ll say goodbye to the Nomads to continue our expedition to an amazing green village called Khoye. After some days of migration with the nomads, a comfortable cozy village house would be the perfect lodge.

We’ll explore vast fruit orchards and wonderful old houses and see the nomadic handicrafts.

Then, we’ll visit the historic stepped village of Sar Agha Seyed with amazing architecture where the yard of one house is the roof of the other. For more than thousands of years, Nomads have crossed through this village on the way to their summer or winter pastures. We’ll hike for about 15 minutes and visit the Salt Mines near the village. For the night, we will be in a Nomadic Village.


  • Camping/ Local House in Nomadic Village
  • Included Meals: Full board

Today, after around 7 hours we will reach Isfahan. Upon arrival in Isfahan, we can recover from the rigors of the journey by relaxing in a Traditional Iranian Bath (Hammam) and receiving an invigorating traditional Iranian massage, a restorative end to our adventure after days of hiking.


  • Traditional 3-star hotel or a similar one in Isfahan
  • Included Meals: Full board

Our exploration starts in the Chehel Sotun Palace (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Set in a landscaped and forested park in front of a tranquil reflecting pool, this graceful pavilion was built by Shah Abbas II for entertainment and court receptions. Entering through a portico with twenty slender wooden columns, we’ll discover soaring halls embellished with frescoes, paintings, and mosaics; the Hall of Mirrors is especially breathtaking!

Next up is another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Naghsh-e Jahan Square (Royal Square). This 17th-century site is one of the largest public spaces in the world. Here in the square, we’ll visit the 17th-century the Shah Mosque, revered as a masterpiece of Islamic architecture and easily recognized by its magnificent tile-work and soaring cupola and minarets. We will also visit the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, also known as the Ladies Mosque, as it was built for the Shah’s harem, renowned for its brightly colored domed ceiling, where the light creates the image of a peacock. In the Ali Qapu Palace, we’ll marvel at its beautiful music rooms and the balconies where Safavid kings would sit to enjoy the polo matches unfolding in the square below.

We’ll end our exploration of the square by visiting the Qeisarieh Bazaar. With hundreds of local vendors that specialize in traditional arts and crafts, it’s a wonderful place to shop for pottery, enamel, jewelry, and delicately inlaid board games.


  • Traditional 3-star hotel or a similar one in Isfahan
  • Included Meals: Full board

Proceed to Kashan, an 8,000-year old city, famous for its Rose water, Textiles and Ceramic Production.

Fin Garden (UNESCO World Heritage Site) is our first stop; a relaxing and visually impressive Persian gardens with water channels all passing through a central pavilion. There is also the chance to buy some rose water, a local specialty, outside of the site.

Later, we will visit Tabatabaei Historical House, the best example of Iranian architecture.

Afterward, we continue our journey to IKA.

Our representative will transfer you to Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) according to your flight time.

(Today’s plan might be changed due to your departure time)

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What’s Included

  • Visa Authorization Code
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • One Way Domestic Flight (THR-AWZ)
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Accompanying the Certified Tour Guide from Beginning to End
  • All-Inclusive Meal Plan
  • One Bottle of Water Per Day/ Per Person
  • Free SIM Card (100min national call and 3GB data)

What’s Excluded

  • Visa Fee
  • International Airfares
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips to Local Guide and Driver
  • Personal Expenses

Customer Reviews

Do not hesitate. Visit Iran

Going to Iran was for me and my friend a long term project. We booked a luxury train trip in 2019 but unfortunately the tour was canceled because of covid. Surfiran offered us a 9-day tour this year and Saye cooperated with us wonderfully in preparing our trip. Read More

Reliable agency

We organized a 3 weeks tour in Iran through SURFIRAN. SURFIRAN is a very Professional travel agency who understands their customers needs and expectations. Our stay in Iran was just fabulous, the program built by SURFIRAN was great, we have seen many and many very interesting sites and locations.

Thanks a lot

We visited Iran on October 2016 with SURFIRAN travel and tours company. Organization of round trip, hotel accommodation and flights were perfect. Our guide Mostafa was absolutely excellent, helpful, friendly and his information about Iran were very informative. Thanks a lot ! Will come back soon.

Johannes Grumet
All arranged efficiently

Everything was arranged very efficiently. Nothing went wrong. Our guide, Mostafa Farhadi, was remarkable. Not only was he a brilliant driver, but his knowledge of the culture, history and contemporary life of Iran was amazing. He also had superb contacts in all the places we visited.

Stephen Barber

Important Notes

  1. Arrival & departure transfers are included on this trip.
  2. The maximum check-in baggage allowance is 17 kg per person plus hand luggage.
  3. Please note that deposits for this trip are refundable and transferable (we only deduct the bank transfer fee) as per our terms and conditions.

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Good to Know

The spring (mid-March to May) and fall (September to mid-November) are generally considered the best times to visit as the weather is mild and comfortable, perfect for sightseeing and outdoor activities. Read more about the best time to visit Iran.

The price will vary based on the number of people and any additional services requested. Therefore, please submit your request so that the details regarding the price can be sent to your email address within one business day.

Passports should be valid for at least six months after your departure from the country. Please do not bring an almost full or almost expired passport. Visa arrangements are the responsibility of the traveller. For more information about how to get an Iranian visa please visit this page.

In our premium tours, we book the best 5-star hotels available in each city.

We use a private AC van, middle bus or bus throughout this tour, subject to the final size of the group.

The tour includes a 24-hour airport meet & assist service in Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, your arrival and departure airport-hotel transfers and all other transfers.

If you would like to book this tour, please complete the online reservation form on our website. We will then contact you with more details about how to complete your booking. Payments may be made by making a bank transfer. Full details will be provided in your booking confirmation email. Please contact us if you would like any more information or have any questions before making a booking.


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