Trip Length:13
Overnight:Tehran (1) Shiraz (3) Shahr-iKord (1) Camp (3) Isfahan (3) Tehran (1)
Summary:Days 1 & 2 Tehran, fly to Shiraz 3 & 4 Shiraz & Persepolis 5 drive to Shahr-iKord via Yasooj 6-8 camp 9 drive to Isfahan 10 & 11 Isfahan 12 drive to Tehran via Natanz& Kashan 13 depart for home.

‘In the Footsteps of the Nomads’ gradually reveals the rich variety of the country as we visit Shiraz, the heartland of ancient Persia, and Isfahan, the epitome of the finest works of Islamic art and architecture, while mixing with local people and experiencing the real Iran as we spend nights among the last remaining nomadic tribes

After exploring all the popular attractions of Shiraz including the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site of the 5th century BC palatial complex of Persepolis, a colossal stage on which the Achaemenids displayed the glories of Ancient Persia, and before visiting Isfahan and exploring Naqsh-i Jahan Square, representing the climax of Islamic architecture of the 17th-century Persia, we head to one of the largest clusters of nomadic tribes and embark on a walking adventure amidst some of the most spectacular landscapes in the Zagros Mountains.
Our hikes take us into the midst of this breathtaking scenery where we walk in the footsteps of the nomads. Hiking in this region and camping in the highlands enables us to access remote villages and share in the legendary hospitality of the nomadic people who inhabit this part of the world.

Day 01
Arrive in Tehran. Morning to rest in the hotel.Afternoon visit to the Archaeological section of the National Museum, and the Glass and Ceramics Museum. Overnight: Tehran (1/1).
Day 02
Full day city tour of Tehran to include the Carpet Museum, Golestan Palace, lunch at a local restaurant, and the Crown Jewels Museum. Evening flight to Shiraz. Overnight: Shiraz (1/3).
Day 03
Full day city tour to explore the main highlights of the city of Shiraz to include the Eram Gardens, Citadel of Karim Khan Zand, Pars Museum, Vakil Mosque, lunch at a local restaurant, Nasir ol-Mulk Mosque, Naranjestan Museum, and tombs of Hafez and Sa’di. Overnight: Shiraz (2/3).
Day 04
Full day excursion to Persepolis, Naqsh-iRostam, Naqsh-i Rajab, lunch at a local restaurant, Pasargadae, and Vakil Bazaar. Overnight: Shiraz (3/3).
Day 05
Drive to Shahr-iKord via Yasuj. Overnight: Shahr-iKord
Day 06
Drive to Kuhrang, picnic lunch, and set up the camp at Chelgerd. Overnight: Camp
Day 07
Full day hiking in the highlands of Zagros. Overnight: Camp
Day 08
Full day hiking in the highlands of Zagros. Overnight: Camp
Day 09
Drive to Isfahan via Shahr-iKord. Overnight: Isfahan
Day 10
Full day city tour to explore the monumental capital of Safavid Persia, opportunity to visit most of the main attractions of Isfahan including palace pavilions of HashtBehesht and ChehelSutun, Shahrestan Bridge, Khaju Bridge, Sio-Se Pol, lunch at a local restaurant, the monuments surrounding the vast Naqsh-i Jahan Square including Ali Qapu Pavilion, Shaikh Lutfollah Mosque, Abbasi Mosque, and the
Day 11
Half day city tour of Isfahan to see the great 12th-century Jami‘ Mosque of Isfahan, on to Armenian Quarter to visit Vank Cathedral, lunch at a local restaurant, and enjoy the balance of the day at Naqsh-i Jahan Square for shopping and dinner at a traditional restaurant. Overnight: Isfahan
Day 12
Drive to Tehran via Natanz to see its monumental portal to a Sufi shrine complex of the 13th century, 14th-century Jami‘ Mosque of Natanz. In Kashan visit Tabatabai’s House and Borujerdi’s House, drive past TeppeSialk, lunch at a local restaurant, and Fin Gardens. Drive on to Tehran with a tea break en route and a photo stop at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum. Overnight: Tehran
Day 13
Return flight home.