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Baku 9n/10d @ 720usd pp

01: Arrival

  • Arrive at the Azerbaijan International Airport. You will be welcomed by the tour guide and then transferred to your hotel.
  • Check-in at the hotel.
  • The rest of the day is free for you to explore this windy capital
  • Overnight in Baku.

 

The port city of Baku, the cultural, industrial and political capital of Azerbaijan is located on the western Caspian seaside, on the bay shores of the same name in the southern part of the Absheron Peninsula, rich in its oil fields.The city is renowned for its harsh winds, which is reflected in its nickname, the "City of Winds".  Today Baku is known to have 30 museums, 7 theatres, philharmonic, opera theatre, film studio, cinema theaters and libraries housed in the city’s most beautiful buildings having an interior decoration which is every bit as good as their interior cultural content.

Day 02: Baku urban excursion.

Breakfast at the hotel

Excursion program:

Flame Towers Complex - the city's tallest building. The height of 182 m. Flame Towers - consisting of three high-rise buildings in the complex. These hostels, apartments and offices are included.

  • Upland Park is the highest point in the Azerbaijani capital, opening a panoramic view of the city and its bay. The city's residents and visitors often come here to see a bird's eye view of Baku, and just have a walk. The Upland Park can be reached by cable railway (funicular) in 7-8 minutes from the boulevard or by climbing up the endless stone stairs.
  • Old city tour (Maiden Tower, Shirvanshah Palace, etc.)- Baku started from the Old City, as it is obvious from the name. Both the locals and tourists love this city in the city - here is the main historical attractions of Baku. Serenity and eternity peace among the ancient walls attract everyone. Old City is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Defensive walls surrounding the area date from the 12th century, and within it is a city of winding and narrow streets, which pass a number of historical sites, including the Maiden Tower, a large stone fortress built in the 12th century and the Shirvanshahs Palace.
  • Walking around Fountain Square-The square is a public gathering place, especially after business hours and during the weekend. It is an attractive tourist destination with many boutiques, restaurants, shops, hotels and passage. This is one of the most crowd and lively places in the city. The area is great for people watching, and evening will find many locals strolling about. The Square also called in popular culture as the Torgovaya street running parallel to Baku Boulevard. The fountains square is a location where the city authorities hold many public festivals, shows and celebrations
  • Baku Boulevard – Did you know that the Baku Seaside Boulevard, construction of which started back in 1909, is considered one of the longest promenades on the planet? The total length of the Seaside Boulevard is now 5.75 km. Baku Boulevard is not only about strollers, green areas, park benches and the sea; there are quite many very interesting buildings located there: a 75 meter- high parachute jump tower, the new Carpet Museum (built in the shape of a rolled-up carpet), the International Mugham (Azerbaijani national music) Centre, and even the charming “Baku Venice”.
  • Overnight in Baku.

 

Day 03 : day in Gobustan

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to Gobustan.
  • Excursion program:
  • Visiting Gobustan Mud volcanoes- Did you know that about 350 out of the 800 mud volcanoes known in the World are located in Azerbaijan? Most of them are situated in the Gobustan region. Some of the volcanoes are considered natural monuments and natural national resources of Azerbaijan
  • Visiting  Gobustan Rock Drawings-Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape covers three areas of a plateau of rockyboulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 40000 years of rock art
  • 3D BIO MUSUEM
  • Overnight in Baku.

 

Day 04: day in Gabala

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to Gabala.  On the way to Gabala we will stay in Shamakhi region.
  • Gabala is an administrative center and is the historic town in ancient times was known as the capital of Caucasian Albania. The ruins of the old city are located 20 kilometers to southwest of the present center of the district. The remnants of the large buildings, city gates, tower walls and patters of material culture prove that Gabala was one of the most prominent cities at that time.
  • Excursion program:.
  • Nohur lake tour- Nohur Lake within the populated area near Gabala-Ismayilli-Baku motorway is one of the natural attractions in Azerbaijan visited by international and local tourists. It is located in 5 km East of Gabala city, about 200 km away from Baku. The lake is surrounded by the mountains called Yumuru, Goydag, and Gulluburun. The length of Nohur lake at present time is 1925 m, width is 1355 m and its total area is 240 ha. Maximum depth reaches 24 m and volume of the water is about 16 million m3. It is situated in 700 meters above sea level.
  • Free time at Shooting Center
  • Tufandagh
  • Check in
  • Overnight in Gabala

 

Day 05: day in SHAKI

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Excursion program:.

Sheki- one of the oldest cities of Azerbaijan, is rightly called as conversation area of the country. Sheki Khan Palace (1762) is of special interest for tourists. It is known that no single nail was used during the construction of the palace.  The coloured glass (national mosaic) called as network was brought from Venice.

You can still find the remainings of “Galarsan –Gorarsan (Come and See) Fortress (XV-XVII) in the North part of the city which was once impregnable. The famous Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl conducted a study a few times in Albanian temple in the village of Kish (I-II centuries) and his bust was erected in the village as of its confirmation.

Famous Shaki pakhlava(famous dessert), piti (meat and vegetables cooked in their own juice in clay pot), as well as residents with their sense of humour attract tourists.

  • Overnight in Gabala

 

Day 06: day in Ganca

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to Ganca
  • Excursion program:.
  • The Juma Mosque (Shah Abbas Mosque)
  • Shah Abbas Carvansarai
  • Cavad Khan street
  • Bottle House
  • Nizami Mauseleum
  • Check in
  • Overnight in Ganca

 

Day 07: day in Xanlar

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to Xanlar
  • Maral Lake
  • Goy Gol Lake
  • Transfer to Back
  • Overnight in Ganca

 

Day 08: Absheron tour 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to Baku
  • Check in
  • Excursion program:
  • Transfer to Temple of fire – (Atəşgah).
  • Visit The Baku Ateshgah (In Azerbaijani: Atəşgah), often called the "Fire Temple of Baku" is a castle-like religious temple in Surakhani, a suburb in Baku, Azerbaijan.
  • Visiting Yanar Dag (In Azerbaijani: Yanar Dağ, meaning "burning mountain") is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan (a country which itself is known as "the Land of Fire"). Flames jet into the air 3 meters (9.8 ft.) from a thin, porous sandstone layer.
  • The Heydar Aliyev Center(OUTSIDE PHOTOSHOOT)  is a wave-like building rises from a bed of concrete. Its immobile white walls look as though they have been frozen mid-ripple. The abstract architecture is unlike anything else in the capital city.  The Heydar Aliyev Center, which was designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid. Its rolling, flowing design made waves within architectural, engineering, and design circles and garnered it much prestigious international recognition.Inside, the building offers a tranquil environment full of white space and curved lines.
  • Overnight in Baku.

 

Day 09: Guba

  • Breakfast at the hotel in
  • Transfer to Guba. 
  • Çenlıbel lake
  • Shahdag
  • Red Village
  • Qechresh
  • Transfer to Baku
  • Overnight in Baku

 

Day 10:  Departure

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to the Azerbaijan International Airport.
  • Departure.

AZERBAIJAN PRICE INCLUDES:

  • All transfers according to the program above by comfortable  transport; 
  • English speaking guide/driver service during the tours & transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in Baku,Gabala and Ganca
  • Breakfast every morning
  • DAILY 2 WATER FOR GROUP MEMBERS
  • ALL TOURS AND TRANSFERS ARE PRIVATE BASIS
  • VISA

 

AZERBAIJAN PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Early check-in and late check-out charge;
  • All personal expenses, such as drinks, telephone, laundry, mini bar, etc.
  • Air tickets, Travel insurance,
  • LUNCH&DINNER
  • ENTRANCE FEE

 

 

Location highlights

BAKU 4N/5D @307 USD PP

Day 01: Arrival

  • Arrive at the Azerbaijan International Airport. You will be welcomed by the tour guide and then transferred to your hotel.
  • Check-in at the hotel.
  • Overnight in Baku.

The port city of Baku, the cultural, industrial and political capital of Azerbaijan is located on the western Caspian seaside, on the bay shores of the same name in the southern part of the Absheron Peninsula, rich in its oil fields.The city is renowned for its harsh winds, which is reflected in its nickname, the "City of Winds".  Today Baku is known to have 30 museums, 7 theatres, philharmonic, opera theatre, film studio, cinema theaters and libraries housed in the city’s most beautiful buildings having an interior decoration which is every bit as good as their interior cultural content.

Day 02: Baku urban excursion.

Breakfast at the hotel in Baku

Excursion program:

  • Flame Towers Complex - the city's tallest building. The height of 182 m. Flame Towers - consisting of three high-rise buildings in the complex. These hostels, apartments and offices are included.
  • Upland Park is the highest point in the Azerbaijani capital, opening a panoramic view of the city and its bay. The city's residents and visitors often come here to see a bird's eye view of Baku, and just have a walk. The Upland Park can be reached by cable railway (funicular) in 7-8 minutes from the boulevard or by climbing up the endless stone stairs.
  • Old city tour (Maiden Tower, Shirvanshah Palace, etc.)- Baku started from the Old City, as it is obvious from the name. Both the locals and tourists love this city in the city - here is the main historical attractions of Baku. Serenity and eternity peace among the ancient walls attract everyone. Old City is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Defensive walls surrounding the area date from the 12th century, and within it is a city of winding and narrow streets, which pass a number of historical sites, including the Maiden Tower, a large stone fortress built in the 12th century and the Shirvanshahs Palace.
  • Walking around Fountain Square-The square is a public gathering place, especially after business hours and during the weekend. It is an attractive tourist destination with many boutiques, restaurants, shops, hotels and passage. This is one of the most crowd and lively places in the city. The area is great for people watching, and evening will find many locals strolling about. The Square also called in popular culture as the Torgovaya street running parallel to Baku Boulevard. The fountains square is a location where the city authorities hold many public festivals, shows and celebrations
  • Baku Boulevard – Did you know that the Baku Seaside Boulevard, construction of which started back in 1909, is considered one of the longest promenades on the planet? The total length of the Seaside Boulevard is now 5.75 km. Baku Boulevard is not only about strollers, green areas, park benches and the sea; there are quite many very interesting buildings located there: a 75 meter- high parachute jump tower, the new Carpet Museum (built in the shape of a rolled-up carpet), the International Mugham (Azerbaijani national music) Centre, and even the charming “Baku Venice”.
  • Boat tour in Caspian sea-. During the boat tour, experienced guides tell the history of the Caspian Sea, its wealth, and existing problems. At the same time - you can admire a unique panorama of Baku, with the opening of the sea. Note: Boat tour
  • Overnight in Baku.

Day 03: day in Gabala

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to Gabala.  On the way to Gabala we will stay in Shamakhi region.
  • Gabala is an administrative center and is the historic town in ancient times was known as the capital of Caucasian Albania. The ruins of the old city are located 20 kilometers to southwest of the present center of the district. The remnants of the large buildings, city gates, tower walls and patters of material culture prove that Gabala was one of the most prominent cities at that time.
  • Excursion program:.
  • Nohur lake tour- Nohur Lake within the populated area near Gabala-Ismayilli-Baku motorway is one of the natural attractions in Azerbaijan visited by international and local tourists. It is located in 5 km East of Gabala city, about 200 km away from Baku. The lake is surrounded by the mountains called Yumuru, Goydag, and Gulluburun. The length of Nohur lake at present time is 1925 m, width is 1355 m and its total area is 240 ha. Maximum depth reaches 24 m and volume of the water is about 16 million m3. It is situated in 700 meters above sea level.
  • Free time at Shooting Center
  • Tufandagh Cable Car
  • Transfer back to Baku
  • Overnight in Baku

Day 04: Absheron tour 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Excursion program:
  • Transfer to Temple of fire – (Atəşgah).
  • Visit The Baku Ateshgah (In Azerbaijani: Atəşgah), often called the "Fire Temple of Baku" is a castle-like religious temple in Surakhani, a suburb in Baku, Azerbaijan.
  • Visiting Yanar Dag (In Azerbaijani: Yanar Dağ, meaning "burning mountain") is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan (a country which itself is known as "the Land of Fire"). Flames jet into the air 3 meters (9.8 ft.) from a thin, porous sandstone layer.
  • The Heydar Aliyev Center (outside view) is a wave-like building rises from a bed of concrete. Its immobile white walls look as though they have been frozen mid-ripple. The abstract architecture is unlike anything else in the capital city.  The Heydar Aliyev Center, which was designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid. Its rolling, flowing design made waves within architectural, engineering, and design circles and garnered it much prestigious international recognition.Inside, the building offers a tranquil environment full of white space and curved lines.
  • Overnight in Baku.

 

Day 05:  Departure

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to the Azerbaijan International Airport.
  • Departure.

AZERBAIJAN PRICE INCLUDES:

 

  • All transfers according to the program above by comfortable  transport;
  • English speaking guide/driver service during the tours & transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in Baku
  • Breakfast every morning
  • ENTRANCE  FEE TO   BOUT TOUR, ATESHGAH&YANARDAĞ,(FIRE TEMPLE&FIRE MOUNTIN)CABLE CAR AT GABALA,NOHUR LAKE
  • DAILY  WATER FOR GROUP MEMBERS
  • ALL TOURS AND TRANSFERS ARE PRIVATE BASIS
  • VISA

AZERBAIJAN PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Early check-in and late check-out charge;
  • All personal expenses, such as drinks, telephone, laundry, mini bar, etc.
  • Air tickets, Travel insurance,
  • LUNCH&DINNER