Azerbaijan - a real oriental tale on the shore of the Caspian Sea. Here, just in a few hours you can visit in the humid subtropics, on the snow-capped peaks in the dry steppes or luxury beaches. Driving through the territory of Azerbaijan, you can see the mud volcanoes and palaces of shahs, orchards and "towers of silence" of fire-worshipers, ancient mosques and beautiful waterfalls. Nobody will stay indifferent by magnificent pilaw and delicious baklava, acute adjika and peach jam, lamb kebabs and tender dolma. Azerbaijan will astonish you with its natural environment: on the territory of the country nestled coastline and rivers, high mountain ranges and plains, semi-deserts and forests. You are waited for the beautiful scenery, waterfalls and mountain streams, springs with crystal clear water, deep gorges, green meadows, thermal and mineral springs, pure mountain air.

Immerse yourself in the fabulous world of the East, visiting the pearl of Azerbaijan, Baku city! His colorful restaurants will surprise you and will be pleased with the variety of delicious local food, and the warm sun and the hospitality of the local people will make your holiday unforgettable!

Tourists rest in the resorts of the Caspian Sea, enjoy diving, water-ski, bikes, boats. Wishers for improve and strengthen the health move to numerous famous resorts of Azerbaijan. Due to their unique microclimate, Lenkoran and Talish considered one of the best spa resorts. As a memory of a trip to this unique country you will remain famous Guba carpets, original Azerbaijani wine, high-quality silk, gold jewelry and many other souvenirs.

 

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Аzerbaijan – The land of contrasts!

Аzerbaijan – The land of contrasts!

Classical eight-day program that will allow you to get acquainted with the culture and history of the country. This program from the North-West direction covers the main cities of Azerbaijan such as Baku, Shamakhi, Gabala, Sheki and Ganja.

 

Баку-Шеки-Ганджа-Баку
Дней: 8
Ночей: 7

8 Days/7 Nights

Day 1: Baku

Arrival to Baku.

Greeting with an professional guide at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku and transfer to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight in the Hotel Restaurant.

Day 2: Baku

Breakfast at the hotel.

Introduction to Baku. Today we will start tour from visit to ancient part of Baku Icheri Sheher – the Old City or Walled City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lunch at the local restaurant

Free time
Welcome dinner with a special musical program and local alcoholic beverage tasting.

After dinner night walking with observing architecture of the First Oil Boom (18-19 centuries). In the end of excursions visit to Highland Park with the panoramic view of Baku city.

Day 3: Baku – Sheki

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure to the city of Sheki, located 300 km (186 mi) from Baku.

The way to Sheki offers a fascinating change of landscapes from semi-desert to alpine meadows.

The first stop will be in the Sufi mausoleums Diri Baba located in the village of Maraza in Gobustan.

Next, guests will visit the reconstructed Juma Mosque in Shamakhi.

In Ismayilli district, the guests will stop for tea where they will learn about the tea ceremony in Azerbaijan.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Arrival to Sheki.

City tour of Sheki. The city is located at the crossroads of trade routes and was founded 2500-2600 years ago. Karvansaray, Khan's palace, Juma mosque and numerous old houses have been preserved throughout the centuries.

Acquaintance with the ancient crafts.

Visit to one of the oldest churches. The church is located in the village of Kish and was founded St. Elisha in 62 AD.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

 Day 4: Sheki – Ganja

 Breakfast at the hotel.

City tour of Sheki continued.

Departure to the city of Ganja (150 km or 93 mi). Ganja is an ancient city in the west of Azerbaijan that played a major role in the history of the country. Recent archaeological excavations and research has found that Ganja has existed for more than 4 thousand years.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

City tour of Ganja.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

 Day 5: Ganja – Baku

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure to Baku.

Tour of Khanlar (Settlement of 18th century German colonists) on the way back to Baku.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Arrival to Baku.

Free time.

Dinner at the hotel.

Day 6: Baku - Gobustan

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit to Gobustan and the Museum of petroglyphs. During the tour, the guests will be able to see the ancient caves with the unique gallery of rock paintings with scenes of hunting, animal prints, ancient rituals and other images that have been preserved to this day. The Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Visit to cold mud volcanoes.

Visit to the reconstructed mosque of Bibi Heybat on the way back to Baku.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Visit to the Museum of Carpets.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

 Day 7: Baku – Absheron Peninsula

Breakfast at the hotel.

After the breakfast, a fascinating tour to the Absheron Peninsula, where the guests can visit the ancient Temple of Fire Worshippers (Atashgakh), ancient villages and archaeological and ethnographic museum complex Gala and Mardakan watchtowers, awaits the guests.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Upon arrival to Baku, the guests will visit the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, designed by the renowned architect Zaha Hadid.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 8: Baku

 

Transfer to the airport for the departing flight to New York at 6:00 AM.