Wonders of Azerbaijan

ITINERARY

Day 1

Arrival - Baku

Day 2

Visit of the capital

Day 3

Cult of Fire

Day 4

Gobustan - volcanic zone

Day 5

Ancient villages

Day 6

Ancestors of Noah

Day 7

Hirkan National Park

Day 8

Lerik region

Day 9

Mausoleum Day

Day 10

Gabala - capital of Albania

Day 11

Visit Ganja

Day 12

Sheki with the palace of Khans

Day 13

Baku - departure

Day 1
Arrive - Baku

 Arrival in Baku. Transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Baku.

Day 2
Visit the capital

In the morning visit to the Azerbaijani capital, visit the cemetery of Martyrs, located on the heights, with a beautiful panorama of the Baku Bay: the palace of the Shahs of Shirvan (15th century), the old town, the tower of the virgin (XII), the caravanserai of Bukhara (XIV), mosques, the important point of passage of traders etc ...

Overnight in Baku.

Day 3
Cult of Fire

Discovery of the Temple of Fire Adorers on the peninsula of Abshéron. Visit of the peninsula of the Abshéron which extends in the Caspian Sea the chain of the Caucasus. It is a land filled with naphtha, whose innumerable wills have given rise to the Cult of Fire. Visit a strange monument surrounded by an aura of mystery: the Temple of the Fire Adorers. Fortified since Roman times, the peninsula has preserved several medieval fortresses such as Mardakyan. Visit Ethnographic Reserve GALA.

Overnight in Baku.

Day 4
Gobustan - volcanic zone

Departure for Gobustan, volcanic zone and archaeological site, 70 km from Baku. Between the Pirsagat and Goslu rivers, more than 6,000 petroglyphs and other prehistoric objects have been found in caves or on rocks. The oldest date of the Stone Age. Free lunch. Continue to Mamedly to contemplate the "Yanardag" (burning mountain) that burns with eternal fire, fueled by the natural gas of the basement. Back to Baku.

Overnight in Baku.

Day 5
Ancient villages

We will take the road to Besh Barmag mountain where we will stop at the village of Davachi, former camel market.
Surrounded by forests, the ancient village of Quba served, in the eighteenth century, a refuge for the khans of Xudat. Excursion: Jews of the mountains "Krasnoya Sloboda" offers beautiful houses of the eighteenth century.

Overnight in Guba.

Day 6
Ancestors of Noah

Visit the village Khinalig. Lost in the mountains, it is a village that retains its identity, its legends, its history that goes back more than 5000 years. The inhabitants of the village of Khinalig villages consider themselves Noah's ancestors. Tea in a local family.

Overnight in Guba.

Day 7
Hirkan National Park

Departure from Baku to Lankaran. Visit of Neftchala: fish farm. Excursion to a hot water station Massali.
Excursion to Hirkan National Park. The national park is located on the shores of the Caspian Sea in southeastern Azerbaijan. The park encompasses a pristine part of the Talish Mountains that stands out for its unique natural components. The mission of the national park is to ensure the conservation of the endemic species of relics and plants of the tertiary era, the protection of the typical flora and fauna representatives of this region included in the Red Book of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the implementation of environmental monitoring, public environmental education and the creation of conditions for research, tourism and recreation. The region is also known for its tea plantations and citrus fruits.

Night in Lankaran.

Day 8
Lerik region

Departure for the Lerik region. Arrival in Lerik and visit of the museum of the history of Lerik and the Tower of the Virgin in the mountains of Lerik. Arrival in Baku.

 

Overnight in Baku.

Day 9
Mausoleum Day

Departure to Chamakha. Visit the mausoleums of Sufi masters Diri Baba and Pirsaat Pir, the mausoleums Yeddi Gumbaz, the mosques of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. We will reach Lahij, a medieval village founded by the Sassanid king Kaikhosro. Tthere are beautiful houses of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries overhanging a canyon, an interesting mosque, a hammam and many workshops of craftsmen who work copper.

Night in Gabala.

Day 10
Gabala - capital of Albania

In the morning visit the city of Gabala, founded 1800 years ago, which was capital of the Caucasian Albania. Departure for Kish, small hilltop village which houses the ruins of a very old Albanian church dating from the seventh century.

Overnight in Sheki.

Day 11
Visit Ganja

Visit Ganja: Shah Abbas Mosque, Caravanserai, Miniature Museum, Nizami I Gyanjavi Mausoleum.

Overnight in Ganja.

Day 12
Sheki with the palace of Khans

Departure for Sheki. Visit of the Upper Town, classified area which houses, in its fortress of the eighteenth century, the magnificent Palace of the Khans of Sheki. Back to Baku.

Overnight in Baku.

Day 13
Departure

Transfer to the airport, departure.

Package includes:

Package excludes:

  • Accommodation:
    • 6 night in Baku - Hotel 4BB
    • 2 nights in Guba - Hotel 4BB
    • 1 night in Lankaran - Hotel 3 + BB
    • 1 night in Gabala - Hotel 4BB
    • 1 night in Sheko - Hotel 4BB
    • 4 nights in Ganja - Hotel 4BB
  • Airport transfers
  • Transport during the tour
  • English guide service
  • All entrance fees
  • Breakfast in hotels
  • Agency 24/7 service
  • Air tickets and Insurance
  • The costs of e-visas Azerbaijan
  • Tips
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Personal expenses