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Iran Nomad Tours

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Isfahan, Iran
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About Iran Nomad Tours
NomadTours present authentic travel experiences, expressly designed to showcase the lifestyle of the nomad tribes and to promote responsible and sustainable tourism. Our tours provide unique opportunities to meet and trek with nomadic tribes as they migrate with their goats, sheep and mules. With the help of translators, you will be able to converse with the nomads and learn about their culture; you will sleep how they sleep, eat what they eat, and go where they go. These are adventure tours. Immerse yourself in the dazzling landscapes of the Zagros Mountains, their deep valleys, soaring peaks, and beautiful flora and fauna. Be prepared for the unexpected. Be ready to be flexible. We travel by the rules of the nomads; their activities decide our daily routines. As part of your tour, our guides will also take you to fascinating off-the-beaten-track historical and cultural sites and places of exquisite natural beauty.
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Zuzana Gogová wrote a review Sep 2020
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I was lucky to meet people from Iran Nomads Tours in September 2019. Few days in we're driving dusty roads in the Zagros Mountains range to meet with Bakhtiari nomads. We've stopped in a couple of villages along the way which gave us a great taste of the local way of life and especially some very nice moments of tea drinking with them. Finally, on 2nd day of driving, we joined the nomadic family in the afternoon. Just a few minutes before we've met we could hear hundreds of bells in the distance. These were goats and sheep's bels. Then we saw members of the family coming down the hill to the place where we're waiting for them. It's hard to describe the whole situation but it's very authentic and very out of the ordinary experience. Then we walked for about an hour to the place where we would send out the first night under the sky. To be honest, the route and pace of walking can be sometimes challenging but the moment you take first sips of black tea during the break with the nomadic family is priceless. I cannot recommend more to join people from Iran Nomad Tours as they really know the nomads, they care about them and they will do everything to help you to have a memorable experience from the migration with a nomadic family.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Oana P wrote a review Oct 2019
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We stumbled upon nomad tours by chance and we didn't regret it. We had a wonderful time in the 3 day tour - nomad villages, accompanied by lovely Fariba, our tour guide. In this remote villages they are trying susteinable tourism, to minimize the impact of tourists but to help the community in the same time. It is a hard job, but I think they are managing it wisely. What to expect: a lot of smiles, wonderful scenery, good and simple food. Breakfast in Khoye with the homemade milk products was divine. It is good to know that you'll be in a village where there is no hotel, you will sleep at the locals as the locals, on the floor, eating the same food. Let yourself enjoy their way of life!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Sara S, Content provider at Iran Nomad Tours
Responded Oct 23, 2019
Hi dear Oana, We are also so happy to have you and Michael with us, and we hope to see you again. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. 'Sustainable tourisim' & 'responsible traveling' are two important things we are trying to perform in these authentic villages.
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Curiosity755247 wrote a review Sep 2019
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Independent, solo traveler and crazy kiwi. Just loved this whole experience even at 82 years young. Very enriching and informative. For me the guides amazing so knowledgeable,caring and great sense of humour. Landscape awe inspiring. Now have even deeper respect for the resilience of nomad people, especially the women (I happen to be a woman)
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Sara S, Content provider at Iran Nomad Tours
Responded Oct 15, 2019
Dear Judy, It was an honor for us to have you, and both we & the nomads learned so much from you. I'd never forget the day you were talking to the woman who had lost her brother (in Baznavid village) and how you really really calmed her down. Your presence there made a huge difference. We're looking forward to seeing you again.
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Pourya wrote a review Aug 2019
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution1 helpful vote
The trip was truly unforgettable with beautiful memories. We started our trip with Persia Nomad Tours in Tehran and went to Zagros Mountain Chain and stayed the first night with a very friendly nomad family. Watching their activities coupled with a mild weather and a great tour guide like Mohammad made the first night one of the highlights of our tour. We spent the second night in a village also in Zagros (Khoye Village). The villagers were extremely friendly and we had interesting conversations. The food quality was great and the weather was refreshing. Almost everything was natural and organic (in full sense) and we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. After visiting the nomad path in Zagros we went to Shahre Kord and stayed the last night there. Throughout the trip, our guide, knew hospitable local people, great places to stay and dine. Mohammad was indeed well-informed and took his time to explain interesting facts (and myths) about nomads and Bakhtiari people. Overall, I totally recommend this once in a lifetime experience to everyone. Thanks to Mohammad and very friendly nomad families and villagers we met, this trip is one of the highlights of my recent trip to Iran.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Sara S, Content provider at Iran Nomad Tours
Responded Oct 16, 2019
We are so happy to have you with us. Wish you the best & hope to see you again 😊
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stephinet69 wrote a review Jun 2019
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After 3 weeks in Iran, I felt I wanted to share something "else" of this amazing country. I had heard (a bit) about the Zagros mountains and only knew it as a large chain of mountains. Besides, I am very interested in nomadic life, by the ways in which nomadic people manage to adapt to multiple changes, the skills they have which we have a lot to learn from. And the challenge they represent to sedentary lives. I was really keen on sharing a few days of their life. The trip we made has been further any expectations : as I did not have so many, except "take what is happening" and "get in a journey mood" ! The whole thing is about "catching" a nomadic family on their yearly transhumance and sharing a few days with them, impacting as little as possible their usual organisation. It requires flexibility and understanding that these people are not there to organise a trip for you, but are friendly enough to let you accompany them to share a piece of a long and demanding journey for some of them.. For the "temporary nomads" we have been the main goal is to share in the least intrusive way possible, the journey of a large herd and its owners ("the family") through beautiful mountains, passes, narrow tracks, shortcuts trails . It requires a bit of fitness and a great willingness to face the "unexpected" : no fixed schedule, stops, timetables, menus, etc. The rythm of the family and herd decides it - and that is great ! I did a 7 days trip : - one day to discover Shushtar and Chogha Zanbil - one day to join the "family" - with beautiful Zagros sceneries, and for our tiny group (2) a first challenge as the planned family had left without us, so a new ride to join another one - and new great scenaries of this mountains covered with oak trees and wild pistachios trees. - three days of hiking along the family, with no dirt roads on the way, just trails, passes, springs and rivers to follow. - one day to visit a sedentary nomadic village and manage our way out of the mountains through dust roads - one half day in Buin va Miandasht, to discover the reality of "georgian villages" This whole trip has proved a truly amazing "off the beaten track" experience, all tailored, managed, accompanied in a very nice manner by the great team of Nomad Tours. Mohamad, Sarah, Davood, Soroosh have been great to be with in the mountains : cheerful, energetic, caring, reliable and open about the challenges encountered. They have a strong commitment to find the "good match" between the needs of "temporary nomads" and the time necessary for them to adjust to new frame of mind (no fixed plans, quick "decision changes") and the reality of this nomadic families who have a hard journey to take. I always felt at ease and secure to ask all the questions I had, and they were great in their "go between" role with the family. Our guide in Chogha Zanbil, Saddeq was really nice and easy going, adjusting to our mooods ! I really appreciated the deeply respectful approach to the whole thing, the way Nomad Tours intends to contribute in a positive and non damaging way to the sustainability of nomadic life, the way they explain things and allows each participant to understrand his/her responsability in taking part in a specific type of trip. That encounter with this bakhtiari nomadic life, in these conditions, is really an amazing thing to be able to share. And I feel grateful and privilegied to have been able to share that.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Saraharaharaha, Content Manager at Iran Nomad Tours
Responded Jun 19, 2019
Dear Stephani, Thank a lot for your detailed review. That is definitely a great and informative guide for people who wants to know more about us. We are so happy and honoured to have you with us and fulfil your expectations. Looking forward to seeing you again. :)
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