Grade

Adventurous

Accommodation

Hotel 4*

Transport

Available

Tour Guide

English and Russian

Nutrition

Can include

When to Visit ?

Available year round, you will be thrilled to discover how all 4 seasons differ form each other in one Land of 11 climate zones.

Discover history, cuisine, hospitality of the locals in more than 3 cities, and of course the nature that will be remembered for the rest of your life.

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Day 1
Arrival and transfer to the hotel
  • Arrival in Baku. You will be met by our driver and transferred to the hotel.
  • Check-in at noon.
  • Start a sightseeing tour in Baku.  You will find a beautiful view overlooking Baku’s coastline. Continue touring new Baku and exploring architecture of 19-20 centuries: Nizami Street, Fountain Square, Nizami Ganjavi monument, Rasul-Zade Street. Pay a visit to Carped Museum and move to the old part of the city - Icheri Shahar. Visit  Maiden Tower, Shirvanshah Palace, Caravanserai, and market square with numerous art studios and souvenirs stalls.
  • Lunch at the local restaurant
  • Free time till 6 pm
  • Transfer back to Hotel
Day 2
Baku - Absheron Peninsula - Gobustan - Baku
  • Today you will visit the area of the Greater Baku and Absheron Peninsula. Start with Gobustan National Park. Pay a visit to the Petroglyphs Museum and explore petroglyphs dating back to 10,000 BC. Continue to the mud volcanoes in Gobustan Reserve. Gobustan is home to almost half of the world’s mud volcanoes.
  • Later drive to Ateshgah– a temple of fire worshippers located in Surakhany village. Zoroastrians travelled thousands of kilometers from India to Ateshgah to worship fire coming out of the earth. Continue to Yanardag Mountain, where natural gas has been burning for several thousands of years.
  • Dinner (optional)
  • Return to Baku.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3
Baku - Khinalig - Baku
  • Morning departure to the northern part of Azerbaijan – Guba region.
  • Visit one of most ancient settlements in the country –Khinalug  (210 km, 3-4 hours). The road to Khinalug is a picturesque mountain pass at an altitude of 2,000 m.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the landscape. People have been continuously living in Khinalug for more than 5,000 years.
  • Lunch at Khinalug
  • Return to Baku.
  • On the way back, stop in Guba and visit Sakina Khanum Mosque, medieval bath hammam, and carpet workshop.
  • Arrival to Baku
  • Free time after hotel check in
Day 4
Baku - Lagij - Sheki
  • Transfer to Sheki.
  • Stop on the way in Ven Dam village in Gabala and explore ruins of ancient Caucasian Albania capital.
  • Continue to Basqal village and taste local mineral water “Bado” there.
  • Drive through the Girdimanchay River Canyon to visit Lahij, a 5th century place rich in its historic and architectural values. Lahij is an ancient village with charming eye-catching sidewalks inlaid with stones. It is famous for its medieval water supply and sewage systems as well as traditional jewelry, copperware, carpets, pottery, daggers, and iron tools workshops.
  •  Continue driving to Sheki.
  • Arrival in Sheki.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5
Sheki - Kish - Mingachevir - Ganja
  • Check out from the hotel and start sightseeing tour in Sheki.
  • Visit medieval fortress, Sheki Khan Palace, history museum, handicrafts workshop, mosque-madrassah, and local bazaar.
  • Depart Sheki and head to Ganja town (160 km, 2-3 hours).
  • Stop in Kish village see the first church in Caucasus, dating back to the 1st century AD.
  • One the way, visit Mingachevir town. Have a short drive around the city; pass by riverside, city center, and beautiful water reservoir.
  • Continue driving to Ganja.
  • Check-in to the hotel on arrival.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6
Ganja
  • In the morning, start city tour in Ganja with visiting Shakh Abbas Mosque with two minarets.
  • Continue to Ganja Caravanserai, mausoleum of the last khan of Ganja Javad Khan visit Chokek Hamam (medieval bathes). Continue sightseeing tour walking by Central Square, Sardar Baghi park, Alexander Nevski Christian Orthodox Church and Christian Temple Agvan Kilsasi.
  • Drive out of the city to a small town of Goygol to visit village Helenendorf that was settled in the winter of 1818–1819 by 194 Swabian German families.
  • German architecture of local buildings will surprise you. Return to Ganja city.
  • Visit Imam-Zada Muslim complex and central market.
  • Free time after city tour.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7
Ganja - Shemakha - Baku
  • In the morning, depart Ganja and drive back to Baku (340 km, 5-6 hours).
  • On the way, stop in Shemakha city. The town was the capital of Shirvan Empire in 8-15 centuries. Visit a residence of Shirvan Dynasty Gulistan Fortress for the city's defense in 11-12 centuries, which also served as the last refuge of Shirvan Dynasty. Continue to the “The Seven Domes” with numerous burial places of Shamakhi governors, and Djuma Mosque
  • Continue driving to Baku.
  • Arrive in Baku. Free time.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8
Departure
  • Check-out from the hotel till noon.
  • Free time until transfer to Baku International Airport.
  • End of the tour.

 

Checklist

  • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
  • If under any medication, enough stock
  • Camera
  • Don't forget to pack your adventures spirit a well!

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  • All accomodation
  • Guide in English
  • Tickets to mentioned spots
  • Visa (E-Visa for more than 60 countries)
 
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