Grade

Challenging

Hotel

Upon request (3-4-5*)

Meals

National or International

Daily water per person

Guide

English and more +

Make sure to buckle up for 8 days full of adventure, lots of music and historical discoveries, lost of forests and many new faces in several ancient villages of Azerbaijan.

Personally we are exited to take this journey with you this time! For groups more than 10 people we have a great surprises and special historian/guide that will lead you through the historical  land of cultural crossroads.

Jewel of Caucasus, Azerbaijan, following the traces fo the Silk Way by centuries and left heritage of the traveling nations all in 8 days 7 nights 😉

Da 1
Arrival
  • Meeting with the tour guide at the airport, transfer to Baku
  • Transfer to Hotel, accommodation in hotel, overnight
Day 2
BAKU
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Leaving hotel for Old City (Altstadt of Baku)
  • Walking excursion in Old city: visiting Maiden tower (IX century), Shirvanshakhs
  • Palace (XV century), Karvansarai Multani and Bukhara (XV century), places where
  • Soviet movie “Brilliant hand” was filmed, Amphibian Man, Tehran 43 and so on.
  • Visiting Martyrs Avenue and watching panorama of the city
  • Walking excursion in Boulevard (optionally, tourists can rent a bicycle)
Day 3
Gobustan - Ganca
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Check out, leaving the hotel
  • Visiting Bibi-Heybat mosque where Imam Huseyn’s sister was buried (one of the main figures in Islam)
  • Watching the first oil fields
  • Visiting Gobustan National Park (Site is under UNESCO World Tangible Heritage List) and watching the petroglyphs dating back to Stone Age
  • Departure towards the western region of the country
  • Visiting the German colonies: “Annenfeld” (Shamkir) and “Yelenedorf” (Khanlar)
  • Built by German colonists from Baden-Wuerttemberg settled in these regions during the Ekaterina II period of Russian Empire
  • Leaving for Gandja
  • Sightseeing tour in Gandja: visiting Mausoleum of Medieval Age Azerbaijan poet Nizami Gandjavi, walking excursion to Alexander Nevsky church, Agyan church, Shakh Abbas
  • Mosque, Mausoleum of khan of Gandja- Javad Khan
  • Overnight in Gandja
Day 4
Shaki Silk road center
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Leaving the hotel for Shaki
  • Visiting the mountainous village Kish where ancient Alban Churches remains
  • Lunch at local restaurant and tasting the main dish of Shaki “the Piti”Walking
  • excursion in the oldest sites of Shaki city (Yuxari Bash)
  • Visiting the Shaki Khan’s Palace (excellent example of Palace architecting during the late Safavids’ period)
  • Visiting Folk Art museum of Shaki located in ancient Albanian temple.
  • Visiting the Shaki Silk factory. Learning the old methods of silk production
  • Visiting the Shaki Karavansarai
  • Overnight in Shaki
Day 5
Gabala
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Leaving the hotel for Gabala
  • Visiting Oguz city on the way to Gabala
  • Familiarization with the local synagogues of Oguz
  • Visiting the ancient Nij village and Udin’s church. (Udins are the descendants of the ancient Albanians and they kept their language and religions)
  • Arriving in Gabala
  • Accommodation at hotel in Gabala
  • Free time (depending on the wish tourists can visit skiing resort Tufandag which is located 1660 meters above the sea level)
  • Overnight in Gabala
Day 6
Ismailli - Baku
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Leaving the hotel for Ismayilly
  • Visiting the Ivanovka village (people of the Ivanovki are Molokans, Russian colonists who were moved here during Ekaterina II period of Russian Empire.
  • Learning about the welfare of Molokans
  • Moving to Baku through Muganly Pereval (photo capture in the most beautiful place of Caucasian Ridges)
  • On the way, visiting Yeddi Gozal (7 beauties) Mausoleum in Shamakha
  • Arrival in Baku
  • Overnight
Day 7
Baku
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Leaving for Absheron Peninsula
  • Visiting the “Burning mountains” (Yanardag) where natural gas output in suburban area of Baku
  • Transfer to Baku
Day 8
Departure
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer to Airport
  • Visiting the temple of fire worshippers - Ateshgah

Checklist

  • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
  • Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
  • If under any medication, enough stock
  • Rest information needs to be provided beforehand

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