Iran boasts a stunning array of historical and cultural sites including some 19 designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites. This holiday idea combines some of these prime attractions with the chance to explore the fertile mountains and plains of Iran where nomadic tribes still roam, leading a unique and age-old way of life.
- Explore the mountain plains and grazing pastures of the Nomadic tribes on foot
- Take tea with a Nomadic family
- Explore the impressive site of Persepolis
- Visit the oasis town of Yazd
- while away some time in the gardens of Shiraz
There are around one and a half million nomads living in Iran today, following a traditional way of life on the verdant high pastures. Migrating between summer and winter pastures they maintain a simple lifestyle grazing their animals and making traditional blankets, shoes and bags. Distinctive for their traditional and colourful costumes and black goat hair tents they are a proud and independent people known for their hospitality. This holiday explores the plains where the Bakhtiyari and Qashghaye nomads live.
the ancient site of persepolis
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, Persepolis is a magnificent palace complex built on an immense terrace. One of the world’s greatest ancient sites.
A city overflowing with elegant bridges, atmospheric bazaars and the UNESCO Site Jami‘ Mosque of Isfahan (Friday Mosque).
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