Shahsavan Nomad Tribe:
Before the 18th century the name Shahsavan (those who live the monarch) denoted various tribal people located in northeast Azerbaijan. Historians claim that Shah Abbas Safavid (1587-1629) formed this particular tribe to defend his western frontiers from the rebellious Turkish Qizilbash tribes.
On this trip you will see the highlights of the Shahsavans who are a nomadic pastoralist tribe located in northwest of Iran, near the Soviet frontier. These Azeri-Turkish speaking pastoralists migrate between their winter quarters, qishlaq, in steppe land of Mughan Azerbaijan, and their summer quarters, yeylaq, which is around Mount Sabalan.
* spend time with Shahsavan Nomads and learn about their incredible culture
* Stay with Shahsavan Nomad Tribe
* Stunning landscapes of green plain
* Taste traditional Nomad cuisine
Detail of Itinerary:
Day 1: Tehran – Arrival day
After you are arrival at the IKA airport, your tour guide will greet you; transfer to your hotel, O/N in Tehran.
Day 2: Tehran
Experience for a relaxed breakfast on a city tour the multifaceted metropolis and discover the modern and vibrant life of the Iranian capital! Today you are start the day with a walk through the impressive Golestan palaces (UNESCO World Heritage Site) then go to the National Archaeological museum you will get an initial overview of the millennia old history and culture of Iran. then visit the crown jewels museum with one of the world`s most important gem collections .then stroll through the modern and lively Tehran! For dinner go to Darband Mountain, O/N in Tehran.
Day 3: Qazvin
This morning drive in Qazvin, it`s a unique city for carpets and seedless grapes. this city was once the capital of all Iran and has a considerable sprinkling of minor sights, but for most western travelers, its foremost role is as a launch point for excursions to the famous castles of the Assassins in the marvelous Alamut valley, O/N in Qazvin.
Day 4: Masuleh – Bandar-e-Anzali
Today morning after breakfast, you have an excursion in Bandar-e-Anzali. Then Enroute you will pass by rice and tobacco fields, then reaching to the picturesque mountain village Masuleh (UNESCO World Heritage site), the terraced nestled on the slopes of Alborz Mountain. After a tour in the village, you can continue your journey and arrive in the late afternoon to the port of Bandar-e-Anzali, O/N in Bandar-e-Anzali.
Day 5: Ardabil – Sareyn
Ardabil is one of the largest city in north west of Iran, On the road from Anzali to Sareyn, we will stop in Ardabil, the city which sits on a high plateau. In general the weather is cold and it is pleasantly cool in summer. We will visit sheikh Safi-o-Din Shrine, This shrine and surrounding building complex were built over a period of 700 years. It contains early decorative brickwork as well as the elaborate tile-work of later periods. The garden just after the entrance is enchanting and the complex opens up like series of outdoor rooms until the building itself is entered, O/N in Sareyn.
Day 6: Shahsavan Nomad
Today`s Journey is through the beautiful and varied landscape of the province of Azerbaijan in northwestern, Iran. You will go to the foothills of Sabalan Mount, spend time with Shahsavan Nomads and learn about their cultures, costume, traditions, O/N stay with Shahsavan Nomads.
Day 7: Tabriz
Today you will watch the beautiful landscapes of Azerbaijan Province in north western of Iran. Your tour is including the Visitation of the Constitution House, Azerbaijan Archaeological museum and Blue mosque, in the afternoon, stroll through the beautiful, historic Silk Road bazaar of Tabriz (UNESCO World Heritage Site), O/N in Tabriz.
Day 8: Jolfa – Tabriz
Jolfa’s main tourist win card is a very attractive Armenian Church of stephanos (UNESCO World Heritage site), the earliest surviving part of the building is from the 14th century, the well- preserved exterior reliefs include Armenian crosses, saints and angels. Continuing your excursion, You will visit the Black Church, O/N in Tabriz.
Day 9: Kandovan – Tabriz
In the South of Tabriz, visit the fabulously picturesque village Kandovan which is reminiscent of Cappadocia (in Turkey). Many houses and a mosque and a bathhouse are beaten in the soft tufa rock and interconnected by walkways and steps. Spend some time in this quaint place and explore the unique townscape, O/N in Tabriz.
Day 10: Departure
In the morning, you will have the Transfer to the International airport of Tabriz/ departure.
- Iran Visa administration
- Transfers and tours in air-conditioned vehicles
- 9 nights in a double room with shower / WC
- Visits incl. Entrance fees lt. Program
- Accompanying by professional English-speaking, local guide for whole tour