Day 1: Baku
Your tour starts with the meeting in the airport of Baku, and then the way to the center of the heart of Azerbaijan. This is the city found on the Caspian Sea, being divided into the old and modern parts. That is why the tour is going to be made on the highest level. So, first of all the trip is made to the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center. It was created by the local and modern architect Zaha Hadid, who tried to create it in the view exquisite lines. The center is the modern one, but connected with historical views, being the location of historical exhibitions. That is why the outside of the center is famous for amazing panorama. Then night is taken in the hotel.
We are happy to view the "Old Town" of the country. The first location of the old time is Icheri Sheher. It is presented with the residential area. It is based in the very center of the city, being surrounded by the fort. Then 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 are going to be seen by us. For the following location we would like to note the Workshop of the artist Ali Shamsi, as here there are lots of historical localities, being UNESCO historical heritage. Later you are offered lunch and the way to Baku is made later. Hotel is offered for the night then.
Day 3: Baku - Gobustan - Baku
As there are many historical locations in the country, today we get to see the Bibi-Heybat complex. It is well recognized for the grave of Ukeima khanum, as well as other graves and tombs. This person is the successor of the Prophet Muhammad. The locality of the "Gobustan Reserve of rock carvings" is identified for the 6,000 rocks of 30,000 years old. It is just important to cover 10km and guests get to see the active volcanoes of Absheron and then have lunch. Baku is then the next destination and we would like to show the Carpet Museum, as here there are lots of exhibits, presented with 10,000 items, like 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. And of course night can be spent in the hotel.
Day 4: Baku - Lankaran (Girkansky reserve) - Baku
Guests are required to see the Hirkan Nature Reserve as it is in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO being the natural location with the climate changing zone from humid to dry subtropics. At the same time it is famous for rich and wonderful flora and fauna. Fauna is presented with fascinating animals like leopard, the Caucasian lynx, the stone marten, the porcupine, the Talysh spotted woodpecker, the Iranian robin, the Persian snake. And as for plants, the view of 1900 species can be taken here. But for 160 ones it is necessary to get to the Talysh mountains. The following kinds of plants can be noticed, boxwood, ironwood, velvet maple, giant figs, silk acacia. Dinner is served in the restaurant, where the folklore and dance ensemble Nyanyalar (Grandmothers) can be ordered for additional price. Night is taken in the hotel.
Day 5: Baku - Shemakha - Gabala - Sheki
You have breakfast first and then have a way to Shamakha, where the vertical wall of Sheikh Diri Baba's rock-cut mausoleum can be found in Azerbaijan. The more distinct location is the Maraza village. Here the views of symbolism of geometric shapes can be noticed, as the city Shamakhi then is known to be of rich inheritance, with the history of about 2000 years old. We are happy to show the Juma Mosque and then get the tour to Gabala, as here there is the Albanian church. The church is famed for being in the Nij village, where the Udins, or the gathering of the 26 Albanian tribes making up the Albanian state (III century BC - VII century AD). Lunch is offered in the Aspi Winery, where wine is offered. As we return back to Sheki, night is ordered there. Dinner is going to be taken in the local restaurant, where national Mugam music is played.
Day 6: Sheki - Baku
The way from Sheki is made and the trip to 700 m is organized. This is a fantastic location, covered with the mountains and amazing oak woods. For getting to know the secrets of Sheki Halva cooking, the Shebeke workshop is visited. It is known to be the way to Caucasian village of Kish is visited. Guests should know that it is the capital of the local khanate of the olden times. Lunch is prepared in the Sheki Ipek Silk Mill, where the pride of the country can be perceived. This is the famous kelagai, or the headscarf made of silk. Moreover, it is in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. In Baku night is taken in the hotel.
Day 7: Baku - Absheron Peninsula - Baku
For more emotions of the invitees, the way to the Historical and Archaeological Museum is made. It is located in Gala village in Azerbaijan, also known as the village of the Bronze Age. At the same time the museum is seen to be located since the 5th century, as well as the fort. You are able to have a walk along the territory of it. Concerning the next destination, the way to Ateshgah Temple of Fire Worshipers, where eternal flame is playing. The great tour then is organized to Yanardag - Burning Mountain. Taking the trip to Baku, we make a visit of the bazaar and then have night in the hotel.
Day 8: Baku - Airport
Breakfast in a hotel. Airport transference.
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 215 $
04 pax - 885 $
06 pax - 755 $
08 pax - 725 $
10 pax - 680 $
Single - 140 $
- Full board
Baku - "Atropat"/ "Modern Hotel"/ "Parkway Inn" Hotel 4*
Sheki - "Issam Hotel & Spa" Hotel 4*
- Entrance fees to museums
- Drinking water (0.5 liters) per day per person
- Single room
- Medical insurance
- Photo and video charges in museums and monuments