Day 1: Baku
Beloved guests, our team is glad to welcome to Azerbaijan for the tour to be made along this amazing country. In the first day of the trip there will be the meeting in the airport, for then to have the sightseeing journey along Baku. This is the capital of the country, where olden and modern parts of the city are in unity. So then there is going to be the investigation of the modern city first, starting with the visiting of the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center. This is the building expressing modernity in the view, with unfamiliar lines and playing of light, being connected with history by the exhibitions of historical meaning to be often held. At the same time it is seen as one of the most visited sites of the city, as here we can view green panorama of the territory. Night is spent in the hotel.
Day 3: Baku - Gobustan - Baku
Have the trip to the Bibi-Heybat complex. This is the territory where the mosque, tombs and graves are united. This complex is famous for the grave of Ukeima khanum is located. This is the person being the main successor of the Prophet Muhammad. From the complex we are going to witness the Gobustan Reserve of rock carvings. Here there are always exhibitions held, including the view of the 6,000 rocks, which are 30,000 years old. Later, the group drives 10km to the active volcanoes of Absheron. Having lunch then, the Carpet Museum is visited. At the same time we would like to pay your attention to 10,000 items shown there. Among them there can be noticed including ceramics, metal and bronze jewelry, metal items of the 14th century and carpets and rugs of the 17th-20th centuries. Moreover, there are such things as gold and silver jewelry, national clothing and embroidery held there. Night then is taken in the hotel.
Day 4: Baku - Lankaran (Girkansky reserve) - Baku
The other peculiar and extremely attractive location of Azerbaijan is the the Hirkan Nature Reserve. This reserve is seen to be in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. The territory of the reserve is seen to be rich with flora and fauna. Moreover climate here is of subtropical forests. Guests can have a view of boxwood, ironwood, velvet maple, giant figs, silk acacia, with then seeing about 1900 species of plants, and 160 species of them being popular in the Talysh mountains. Animals like leopard, the Caucasian lynx, the stone marten, the porcupine, the Talysh spotted woodpecker, the Iranian robin, the Persian snake live here. In the restaurant dinner is served. And today guests are able to order a folklore and dance ensemble Nyanyalar (Grandmothers), but for additional payment. For night in the hotel, we return to Baku.
Day 5: Baku - Shemakha - Gabala - Sheki
Shamakha is our next point of destination. Today we are glad to show the vertical wall of Sheikh Diri Baba's carved mausoleum. It is located in the Maraza village, famous for the geometric shapes. Basically it is famous for symbolism and mysticism. Later on, the view is taken of the Juma Mosque, being the historical location. From the mosque, the trip is taken to Gabala, famous for the Albanian church, of the Nij village. This village is known for the Udins living there. These people created the Albanian church of the Albanian state, being famous in III century BC - VII century AD. By the way, these tribes create the population of modern Azerbaijan. Going on, the Aspi Winery is visited, with the following tour to be made to Sheki. Dinner is offered in the resyarant, with the national Music Mugam playing there. Night is prepared in the hotel.
Day 6: Sheki - Baku
Have a great opportunity to wander about the territory of Azerbaijan, getting to the altitude of 700m. This is the area, surrounded by the mountains of oak trees. The Shebeke workshop today. Here invitees are able to view the way of Sheki Halva cooking. Later, the tour is organized to Kish, the Caucasian village. It used to be the principal city of the local khanate in the past. At the same time at this location we are able to view the famous Sheki Ipek Silk Mill, showing us the pride of the whole country, kelagai. This is a silk headscarf made for women. It is considered to be in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. Getting back to Baku, night is spent in the hotel.
Day 7: Baku - Absheron Peninsula - Baku
Have a trip to the Historical and Archaeological Museum, located in the Gala village. The village is identified to be the ancient settlement, of the Bronze Age. Also the way to the open-air museum and the 5th century fort is visited and admired. The route continues with the investigation of the Ateshgah Temple of Fire Worshipers, where the eternal flame is always burning. For night you need to return to Baku, as hotel is prepared here. But first the view of the local bazaar is taken.
Day 8: Baku - Airport
Breakfast in a hotel. Airport transfer.
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