Tours Amazing Azerbaijan – a mass of new impressions. Besides Azerbaijan is rich in its historical and cultural monuments. Historic sites contribute to the fact that number of people willing to travel to Azerbaijan is increasing every year. We are also leaving this invites you to the Amazing Azerbaijan. This 8 day tour we will see the natural and historical attractions, you will see how people live today in the mountain village Lahij … This tour will leave in your hearts the memory of the good people of Azerbaijan and its culture.
DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN BAKU
Upon arrival, meet with tour guide of Amazing Azerbaijan representative and transfer to your hotel. Check in at the Qafqaz Baku City 4* hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 2 BAKU
Upon arrival, meet with tour guide of Amazing Azerbaijan representative and transfer to your hotel (will be early check in). Check in at the Qafqaz Baku City hotel 4*. Enjoy a tour of the city. Our tour covers the central part of the city showing the most interesting historical and architectural sites. The bus tour includes acquaintance: Seaside park , Azneft Square, Javanshir Bridge, The National Academy of Sciences, Fizuli Square, the Free Woman statue , Izmir Park, the Avenue of Honour and finish in “Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center”. Walk through Boulvared. Visiting of “Old Town” or “Inner City”. The territory of ” Old Town” – 22 hectares, which represents a small fraction of the total area of Baku (44,000 hectares). However, the concentration of architectural and historical monu ments, dictates the need for this excursion into a separate and make this part of Baku, perhaps the most interesting to explore. Maiden Tower (XII century), Palace of Shirvanshahs (XV century), Synyk Gala Castle, Caravan Saray, Juma Mosque – this is not a complete list of attractions of the Old Baku. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 3 BAKU/ABSHERON PENINSULA
After breakfast, Drive to Absheron peninsula. Visit to Fire Temple Ateshgah (literally Fire House) is located in 30 kilometers from the center of Baku, in the south-eastern outskirts of the Absheron Peninsula. Next to this small village in the Absheron peninsula Mount Yanardagh is situated. The word “Yanar” in Azeri language means “burning”, and “Dagh” – “mountain”. And this is real a burning mountain – not metaphorically, but literally. Once in Absheron it had been a lot of places where natural gas coming out from the earth to the surface igni- ted spontaneously, but with the start of mass extraction of oil and gas in Absheron these places started to disappear. At present, it is the only place of this unique natural phenomenon – the output of natural gas to the surface. Drive to Baku. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 4 GABALA
In the morning, drive to Gabala. Visit to Vandam village and explore Yeddi Gozel waterfall and forest, “Nohor” Lake and tea table around the lake. Explore Tufandagh Mountains Complex. Visit to canat. Then and “Qabala Land” Amusement Park. Check in at the Qafqaz Karavansaray 5* hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 5 GABALA/SHEKI
In the morning, drive to Sheki. Sheki, one of majestic in the past cities of the East and one of the most ancient cities of Transcaucasia. Visit the Yukhari Caravansarai. Explore the Narin Kala and
Albanian Temple, which was built in 5th century. Admire a magnificent Palace of Sheki Khans, which was built in 18th century. Enjoy lunch in a local restourant. In Afternoon, visit to Kish, ancient village which located a short 15 minutes from Sheki city. Visit the Church, example of Caucasus Albanian architecture. According to historians, in the 1st century A.D. St. Elishe, a disciple
of Thaddeus of Edessa, arrived to a place called Gis, where he built a church and recited a liturgy. The church became the spiritual center and the place of enlightenment of people of the East. Check in at the Sheki Palace 5* hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 6 SHEKI/SHAMAKHI
After breakfast, drive to Shamakhy. On the way to Shamakhy, explore Lahij, district. Lahij, which is located behind seven mountains, has one particularity typical of all Eastern towns. Historically, there have been seven residential quarters surrounded by seven mountains, seven springs, seven mosques and seven baths in Lahij. The reserve, which is part of the Shahdagh National Park, is like an outdoor museum. After drive to Shamakhi. Check in at the Shamakhy Sharadil Palace 5* hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 7 SHAMAKHI/ BAKU
Drive to Baku. Check in at the hotel and free time(2 hours). Visit to Shopping center in Baku city. End of tour and return to hotel. At 20:00 transfer to Restaurant for Gala dinner. Azerbaijan National folk dance and Azerbaijan National Cousine.
DAY 8 BAKU
After breakfast, check out at the hotel. Transfer to Baku Airport for your return flight.
The rates include:
• Group tour limited to 18 persons
• Professional tour guide-lecturer
• Transportation by comfortable, airconditioned vehicles
• Entrance fees according to the itinerary
• Accommodation in double room in 4* and 5* hotels or similar
• Arrival/departure transfers from Baku Airport
• One small bottle of water (1/2 lt) per person per day
The rates do not include:
• Personal expenses and beverages,
• Gratuities for the guide and driver,
• Travel insurance,
• Visa fee.