Gashttour, a prominent travel agency locates in the Fars Province which is the residence of one of the most famous tribes in Iran, the Qashqai

While traveling with us you will benefit the first hand experience. Other tour agent refer to us for their Nomadic Qashqai Tour.

While we are in direct contact with great families we take you to a tour of hospitality and color.

Qashqai are extremely colorful in their costumes of red, pinks and oranges; one also observes this color on their horizontal looms with bright wools of red, navy, orange, blue, brown, khaki and pink. The rugs, kilims, gagims, and gebbehs woven by the Qashqai tribeswomen are world famous.

Qashqai still use camels, horses, mules and donkeys to transport their household effects during their migrations between winter and summer pastures. We invite you to the opportunity to observe their way of life as we camp among them.

 

PHOTO IRAN-Black Tents  15 day / 14 night Code: GA.04

You will  stay overnight in the black tents of the nomads you will also visit the Sassanid  palaces in Firuzabad.

Teheran//Shiraz// over night in the black tent//Yazd// Kerman // Isfahan// Abyane// Kashan.

 

 

Day 01: Arrival-Tehran
Arrival at Tehran airport, welcome by a Gashttour representative then transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran.

 

Day 02: Tehran- Kerman
After breakfast, we shall visit the Archaeological & Islamic Art Museums; the pre-Islam archaeological museum covers Persia’s history from the 5th millennium BC to 648 AD while the Islamic art museum provides a view of Islamic works of art. Then to the Golestan palace in downtown Tehran which dates from the 18th century .Later visit the jewelry museum and view what is probably the world’s finest collection of precious stones. In the evening transfer to the airport and fly to Kerman. Meet and transfer to hotel. O/N Kerman .

Day 03: Kerman - Bam - Mahan-Kerman

We will visit remains of Bam citadel, the magnificent Mausoleum of Shah Nematollah e Vali, great Sufi, and the lovely Shahzadeh (Prince) Garden in Mahan. O/N Kerman.

 

Day 04: Kerman -Shiraz

Morning toward Sarvestan where to visit the Sasanid places there then we going to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz.

Day 05:Shiraz- Firuzabad excursion

In the Morning drive to Firuzabad and visit Sassanid palace. Then we go to see the nomads Ghashghaie, They're the most generous people who protect their traditions as old .At night we will stay in a full facilitated camp beside their black tents .

Day 06:Black Tent- Shiraz
This is a day for experiencing Nomadic life. Get up early in the morning with voice of shepherds taking the cattle for grazing. Enjoy a traditional nomadic breakfast and know their simple way of life .In the afternoon drive back to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz

Day 07:Shiraz
We will visit Eram and Naranjestan Gardens, Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque , Hafez (or Saadi) mausoleum, Vakil complex and the most astonishing mirror decoration of Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.

 

Day 08: Shiraz - Persepolis - Necropolis- Passargad - Yazd
Drive to Yazd, en route we will visit Quran gate, Persepolis (a temple palace made by free workers not slaves in 500 BC) , Necropolis (tombs of Achamenian kings) and Passargad , tomb of Cyrus the great which was the Achamenian king. O/N Yazd

Day 09: Yazd
According to UNESCO, Yazd is one of the oldest cities in the world; it is like a living museum. We will visit narrow alleys, the highest wind tower of the city which keeps the building cool, Friday mosque from 14th century and the silk weaving workshop where exquisite brocades are still made on traditional looms. O/N Yazd

 

Day 10: Yazd - Isfahan
In the morning we will explore this ancient city and visit a Zoroastrian temple where a sacred fire has been kept burning for hundreds of years. This is now a Zoroastrian pilgrimage center. This is an opportunity to learn about Zoroastrianism which was the Persian religion until Arabs brought Islam to Iran. We visit the Towers of Silence on the city’s outskirts This was a burial place for the Zoroastrians. In the afternoon we drive to Isfahan. En route at Meibod we will visit Nareen Castle & an old caravanserai while at Naeen we will see a carpet workshop. . O/N Isfahan.

Day 11: Isfahan
In the morning we will visit the Imam square This huge open square in the center of Isfahan has monuments of interest on its four sides. These include the Imam mosque covered inside and outside with intricate turquoise colored tile work, the smaller Sheikh Lotfollah mosque contains some of the finest tile mosaics from 17th century, Ali Ghapoo Palace which was the first multistory building in Iran and the expansive Isfahan bazaar where we can visit the studios of artists who paint finely detailed miniatures. In the afternoon, we will visit Si-o-Se Pol (thirty three) and Khajoo bridges over the Zayanderud river and relax in one of the traditional tea houses where we can drink tea and smoke a Persian water pipe. O/N Isfahan.
 

Day 12: Isfahan
We will the visit Armenian quarter of Jolfa, the Vank cathedral, Friday mosque, Shaking Minarets and the palace of Chehel Sotoun. Magnificent murals in the palace interior are a special attraction. O/N Isfahan.

 

Day 13: Isfahan- Abyane
Drive to Abyaneh, an ancient fascinating village with its colorfully dressed inhabitants and mud brick houses, where little has changed for several centuries. En route we will visit Natanz Friday Mosque. O/N Abyaneh.

Day 14: Abyaneh- Kashan- Tehran
Drive to Tehran, en route we will visit Fin complex in Kashan, a city well known for carpet. O/N Tehran.

 

Day 15: Tehran - Departure
Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.

 

 

 

PHOTO Riding & Nomadic 14 day / 13 night Code: GA.21

You will stay overnight in the black tents of the nomads you will also ride camel in the desert in Yazd. Teheran//Shiraz// two nights accommodation in the black tent//Yazd-Camel riding// Isfahan// Abyane // Kashan. Tour rate: 1730 $ per Person (2 Pax)

Day 01: Arrival-Tehran
Arrival at Tehran airport, transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran.

 

Day 02: Tehran-Shiraz
After breakfast, we will visit Archaeological & Islamic Art Museum, the finest museum in Iran where you'll view a collection of ancient Persian civilization. In the evening fly to Shiraz, transfer to hotel and rest. O/N Shiraz.

Day 03: Shiraz-Bishapour-Black tent.

Early morning we will go to visit Bishapour, an ancient city in heart of history, built as the commemoration of Persian Victory in Persian-Roman war. Bishapour was built near a river crossing and at the same site there is also a fort with rock-cut reservoirs and a river valley with six Sassanid rock relieves. Then we go to see the nomads Ghashghai, They're the most generous people who protect their traditions as old .At night we will stay in a full facilitated camp beside their black tents. O/N tent.

 

Day 04: Trekking

This is a day for experiencing Nomadic life. Get up early in the morning with voice of shepherds taking the cattle for grazing. Enjoy a traditional nomadic breakfast and know their simple way of life. In the afternoon we go to a lake and camp there. O/N tent.

Day 05: Trekking-Shiraz

In the morning we will go trekking. In the Afternoon drive to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz.

 

Day 06: Shiraz

We will visit Eram and Naranjestan Gardens, Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, Khan Theological School, Hafez (or Saadi) mausoleum, Vakil complex and the most astonishing mirror decoration of Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.

Day 07: Shiraz - Perspolis - Necropol - Pasargad -Yazd
Drive to Yazd, en route we will visit Quran gate, Persepolis (a castle made by free workers not slaves in 500 BC) , Necropolis (tombs of Achamenian kings) and Pasargadae , tomb of Cyrus the great which was the Achamenian center. O/N Yazd.

Day 08: Yazd
According to UNESCO, Yazd is one of the oldest cities in the world; it is like a living museum. We will visit narrow alleys, the highest wind tower of city which keeps the building cool, Friday mosque from 14th century and the silk weaving workshop where exquisite brocades are still made on traditional looms. O/N Yazd

Day 09: Yazd - Camel riding
In the morning we will go to the desert and ride camel. In the afternoon we will explore on foot this ancient city and visit a Zoroastrian temple where sacred fire has been kept alive for hundreds of years and is now a Zoroastrian pilgrim center. This is an opportunity to learn about Zoroastrianism which had been the Persian religion until Arabs brought Islam to Iran. Then go to Towers of Silence on outskirts of the city, which was a burial place for Zoroastrian. O/N Yazd. .

Day 10: Yazd- Meibod -Naeen-Isfahan
Drive to Isfahan via the cities Meibod and Nain. Visiting the Nareen Castle, the icehouse, an old caravanserai, and a traditional carpet workshop. O/N Isfahan.

Day 11: Isfahan
In the morning we will visit Imam square, the huge open square in center of Isfahan with four monuments at four sides including Imam mosque covered inside and outside with intricate turquoise tiles, The smaller Sheikh Lotfollah mosque contains some of the best mosaics from 17th century, Ali Ghapoo Palace which was the first skyscraper in Iran and Isfahan bazaar where you can visit the workshop of artists who paint miniature sometimes on bone. In the afternoon, we will visit Si-o-Se Pol (thirty three) and khajoo bridges over zayanderud, relax in one of the traditional tea houses, drink tea and smoke Persian water pipe. O/N Isfahan.
 

Day 12: Isfahan-Abyane
In the morning we will visit Armenian quarter of Jolfa, Vank cathedral, Friday mosque and Shaking Minarets. In the evening drive to Abyane, An ancient fascinating village with its colorfully dressed inhabitants and red mud brick houses, where little has changed for several centuries. O/N Abyane

 

13:Abyane-Kashan-Tehran

In the morning drive to Kashan. A city well known for its old merchant houses several of which are being restored. Visit the Fin garden complex & the historic Sialk-rocks which show an old ancient civilization. In the Evening drive to Tehran. O/N Tehran.

Day 14: Tehran - Departure
Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.

 

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