Day 1: Baku
Welcome to travel in Azerbaijan and feel all of the beauties of it. We are glad to create the tour along the most fantastic views of the country, but we recommend starting from the city based on the Caspian Sea. This is Baku, the city where olden and modern epochs are connected with each other. Having arrived at the airport, you get to the center of the city after lunch, and start with the modern part of Baku. It means we get to the well-recognized Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center. This is the architectural destination, being created by the architect Zaha Hadid, where historical exhibitions are rather often made. These exhibitions help to feel cultural ideas of the whole country. The destination is pretty unique as also has the green surroundings offered for seeing as well. After this beloved site by the locals, guests get to the hotel for night.
Day 3: Baku - Gobustan - Baku
This morning shocks with the visiting of the unforgettable Bibi-Heybat complex. The complex is known for the graves and tombs of the famous people of the country, with one being of the descendant of the Prophet Muhammad, Ukeima khanum. After it the route is switched to the "Gobustan Reserve of rock carvings". This is the reserve where about 6,000 rocks held, with most of them being of the 30,000 years old. From Gobustan the driving of 10km is taken to the active volcanoes of Absheron. Now it is high time to have lunch and then visit the Carpet Museum with 10,000 items. Items of the museum are presented with ceramics, metal and bronze jewelry, metal items of the 14th century, carpets and rugs of the 17th-20th centuries, gold and silver jewelry, national clothing and embroidery. Hotel this evening is ordered for the night.
Day 4: Baku - Lankaran (Girkansky reserve) - Baku
Waking up, invitees have breakfast and arrive for the Hirkan Nature Reserve. It is offered for visiting, as it is of the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. For now it is known to be the natural reserve with forests and changing climate, from moist to dry subtropics. Flora in the face of 1900 species is presented with boxwood, ironwood, velvet maple, giant figs, silk acacia. But 160 species are famous only in the Talysh mountains. Fauna is also rich here, and wandering along the beauties of the land, leopard, the Caucasian lynx, the stone marten, the porcupine, the Talysh spotted woodpecker, the Iranian robin, the Persian snake can be met by us. As then we have dinner, it is possible to be made in the national restaurant, by the way paying additionally for the entertainment of folklore and dance ensemble Nyanyalar (Grandmothers), only if you wish. Night is planned in the hotel.
Day 5: Baku - Shemakha - Gabala - Sheki
This breakfast is continued with the heading to Shamakha. For better acquaintance with the country, the vertical wall of Sheikh Diri Baba's rock-cut mausoleum is seen. It is based in the Maraza village, one of the most symbolic sites of Azerbaijan. Having arrived at Shamakhi, rich history is going to be perceived, connected with spiritual life, with the existence of about 2000 years old. The other striking destination to be seen is Juma Mosque and following the Gabala. The latter destination is known for the Albanian church based in the Nij village. And the village is the home of the Udins. Udins are the people, being gathered from the 26 Albanian tribes, making up the Albanian state (III century BC - VII century AD). These are the people being descendants of the people of the country of our days. Lunch is taken in the Aspi Winery, where wine is tasted as well. Dinner is offered in a restaurant of the local territory, the atmosphere of which is filled with the national Mugam music. Night is taken in the hotel, as we got to Sheki.
Day 6: Sheki - Baku
The views of the country are seen as the most charming and scenic ones. The day is made to the heights of 700 m above sea level, leaving Sheki. The territory of the heights is based in the center of the mountains, which are covered with the oak forests. Then the Shebeke workshop is visited and we get the view of cooking of Sheki Halva. For the next destination taken for viewing of the day is the Caucasian village of Kish. It is considered to be the true, original capital of the past local khanate. Guests have lunch and then drive to the Sheki Ipek Silk Mill. Right here all can see the idea of the pride of the country, the kelagai. It is the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO, the silky women headscarf. Hotel then is taken for night.
Day 7: Baku - Absheron Peninsula - Baku
Even if this is the last day of the tour in Azerbaijan, we still want to get to see the striking sites, as the Historical and Archaeological Museum. Principally, it is based in the Gala village, being the ancient one, having roots since the Bronze Age. By the way, the museum is seen to be the open one, getting closer to the fort of the 5th century. So such a location presents us the opportunity of walking along natural sites as well as viewing the antiques held in the museum. After it we start for the Ateshgah Temple of Fire Worshipers. It is well known for the eternal flame, always burning. So then lunch is offered and we are going to sight the Yanardag - Burning Mountain. Returning to Baku, the green bazaar is visited and get to the hotel for the night.
Day 8: Baku - Airport
Breakfast in a hotel is taken by the invitees. Airport transfer is made also.
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 215 $
04 pax - 885 $
06 pax - 755 $
08 pax - 725 $
10 pax - 680 $
Single - 140 $