Enjoy a small group day tour to see the impressive Chiraq Qala Castle. An impressive Azerbaijan sight and travel aboard a comfortable mini bus and 4x4 vehicle. Included is a delicious lunch, professional art historian guide, and entrance fees.
What is included/excluded
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Professional art historian guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by mini bus and 4x4 car
Entry/Admission - Chiraq Castle
No additional fees or charges
Departure & Return
Traveler pickup is offered
What to Expect
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Stop At: Chiraq Castle, Quba Azerbaijan
On a road back we will visit Chiraq Castle. The remnains of Chiraq Castle sit very impressively at 1200m on a cliff top above the forested sanatorium of QalaAlti and associated Mashrif village. It’s one of the few castle ruins in Azerbaijan to retain a real castle-shaped silhouette and makes a worthwhile and reasonably easy diversion if you’re driving between Baku and Quba.
Part of a defensive chain for 1600 years, the name Chirax means ‘lamp’ for beacon fires lit here to warn of approaching enemy armies. During the 18th century it was the southernmost outpost of Quba’sFatali Khan. Never stormed, it simply fell into disuse. Today the main knob of stone and brickwork that remains is teetering ever more perilously on a rock which is being eroded from beneath. The authorities have yet to undertake minimal repairs to bolster the site, as they did at Old Qabala. The need is now very urgent if the most impressive remaining fortress tower of the region is not to collapse. Hidden in the forest beneath are many more wall sections
Duration: 6 hours
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers