Day 1: Baku
Getting the idea to travel in Azerbaijan means to take the tour on behalf of our company as we are glad to meet the guests in the airport of Baku. It is known to be the capital of the country, being based on the Caspian Sea. And for more emotions, guests are going to see modern and olden parts of the city, starting with the modern one. It is known basically for the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, with amazing buildings and architecture in a whole. One of the most striking places here is the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, created by the architect Zaha Hadid, who managed to create the building with the unusual lines and changing light of the façade. Obviously the trip is organized along the outside places of Aliyev center, famous for greenery. Night is going to be seen made in the hotel.
Day 2: Baku
You are going to leave hotel and start the tour to the "Old Town". It is presented by Icheri Sheher. It is the residential area of the city Baku, being surrounded by medieval fort. Then the sightseeing trip is made along such places as the Market Square, Juma Mosque, Synyk Gala Castle, Caravanserais, baths, Maiden Tower of the XII century, residential buildings and the Palace of Shirvan Shakhov of the XV century. For then, invitees get to view the Workshop of the artist Ali Shamsi where many exhibitions are held. Lunch is taken and you are going to have a walk along the streets of the city. Hotel then is taken for night today.
Day 3: Baku - Gobustan - Baku
Our attention now is grabbed by the Bibi-Heybat complex, famous for being close to mosque, graves and tombs. And the grave of Ukeima khanum, is known to be based here. This is the well-known successor of the Prophet Muhammad. Little later the trip is made to the "Gobustan Reserve of rock carvings", where 6,000 rocks of 30,000 years old are saved. After it the way of 10 km is driven and we get to see active volcanoes of Absheron. Of course we offer lunch and then have a way to the Carpet Museum. Here there are collections of 10,000 items, such as 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. Night is prepared in the hotel for our dearest guests.
Day 4: Baku - Lankaran (Girkansky reserve) - Baku
Prepare for an early waking up as we get to the Hirkan Nature Reserve, known as the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. It is seen as the natural land, with the climate changing zone to subtropics. Flora is presented with about 1900 kinds, with 160 ones living in the Talysh mountains. And it presents us boxwood, ironwood, velvet maple, giant figs, silk acacia. As for the wild animals, we should be aware that such as leopard, the Caucasian lynx, the stone marten, the porcupine, the Talysh spotted woodpecker, the Iranian robin, the Persian snake. Lunch is taken in the restaurant, where with folklore and dance ensemble Nyanyalar (Grandmothers) can be ordered for additional payment. You drive to Baku then and have night in the hotel.
Day 5: Baku - Shemakha - Gabala - Sheki
We have breakfast in the capital of Azerbaijan and arrive for Shamakha, famous for the wall of Sheikh Diri Baba's rock-cut mausoleum. The mausoleum is known to be based in Maraza village, well-identified for the symbolism of geometric shapes. In Shamakhi you get the history of the location and the country, as well as its peculiar places, such as Juma Mosque. As we get then to Gabala, where the Albanian church is found in the Nij village. The church is famous for the Udins. These are the 26 Albanian tribes making up the Albanian state of the III century BC - VII century AD. In the Aspi Winery guests have lunch, try local wine and listen to traditional music Mugam. Night is spent in Sheki, in the hotel.
Day 6: Sheki - Baku
It is your chance to see other peculiarities of Azerbaijan, with the tour to the heights of 700 m above sea level. It is also recognized for the fantastic views of mountains and oak woodlands. Then your attention should be taken by the Shebeke workshop, as here there is an opportunity to get to know secrets of Sheki Halva cooking. The following moving is organized to the Caucasian village Kish, which used to be the capital of the ancient khanate. At the same time while you are here, it is possible to view the local pride, of the entire country, kelagai. Kelagai is the silky headscarf made for women and being included in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. Then there is relocation to Baku and night in the hotel.
Day 7: Baku - Absheron Peninsula - Baku
As it is the ending day in the country, our team needs to show such a place as the Historical and Archaeological Museum. The museum is found in Gala village, being the ancient settlement, taking roots from the Bronze Age. All at once, it is the museum under the open sky, being recognized since the 5th century fortress in compliance. For better acquaintance with the country the expedition is made to Ateshgah Temple of Fire Worshipers, where the fire is always flaming. In order to seeing the breath-taking views of the heights, we arrive for Yanardag - Burning Mountain. In Baku, the bazaar of the locals is visited and night then is organized in the hotel.
Day 8: Baku - Airport
Breakfast in a hotel is offered for the vacationers. Airport transfer is planned.
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 215 $
04 pax - 885 $
06 pax - 755 $
08 pax - 725 $
10 pax - 680 $
Single - 140 $