Azerbaijan’s isolated enclave Nakhchivan, the Azeri enclave is wedged between Turkey, Armenia and Iran. Known as the land of Noah, it shares no land border with Azerbaijan and the only access is by airplane. Nakhchivan, the land of the ancient Azerbaijan, is one of the places of civilization in the world. The people of Azerbaijan created an old and rich culture in this land. The richest historical, scientific and cultural heritages of the Azerbaijan people were formed in this land.
What is included/excluded
Round-trip private transfer
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Transport by private vehicle
Coffee and/or Tea
Food and drinks
Departure & Return
Traveler pickup is offered
Tour shall be executed according to client flight times
What to Expect
Day 1: Home Country – Nakhchivan
Arrive in Nakhchivan city from Baku or Istanbul or Moscow or land pass from Igdir, Turkey or land pass from Julfa Iran.
Meeting by the guide and transfer to the city.
Visiting of Prophet Noah’s Tomb: This is one of the important places on the territory of the autonomous republic related to the Flood. It is claimed, researched and confirmed that Prophet Noah has been buried here.
Visiting XII century Momina Khatun Monument: This tomb is viewed as a magnificent monument of the national architecture and a pearl of the Eastern architecture. It is also called the Atabay tomb, or the Atabay dome. It is called the Taj Mahal of Nakhchivan.
Visiting Khan’s House: This house, built in keeping with the Eastern architectural style of the 18th and 19th centuries, was a home of the Nakhchivan ruler Rahim khan. The house has a basement and eight large rooms. It is located in the Gadim Gala (Old Fortress) quarter, 50-60 meters from the Momina Khatun tomb.
Visiting Yusif Ibn Kuseyir Tomb: It is the result of high engineering that the tomb of Yusif Kuseyir oglu is the only monument among the tower shape tombs of Azerbaijan in which the pyramidal cover reached our time over the last 800 years undestroyed.
Later you will visit Alinja Fortress - one of the strongest defensive construction of the XII century. During Teymur’s attack to Nakhchivan in 1386, 1392 and 1399 the fortress served as a head quarter and place of treasure of ruling Atabayler dynasty. After 14 years siege Teymur’s army was not able to occupy the fortress.
Dinner at one of the nice restaurants of Nakhchivan.
Transfer to Hotel, free time, rest.
Day 2: Nakhchivan - Baku
Breakfast at your hotel
09:00 – meeting guide and driver at your hotel lobby and start the tour:
Travel to Garabaghlar village of Sharur region to see XII century monument: The Mausoleum is located in a village of the same name. You can tell that looking at the ruins of small mausoleums scattered over ancient sepulchral fields and the fortifications with towers.
Visit Duzdagh Salt mines Hospital – a unique asthma bronchitis treatment center in the world: The salt mines for natural medical treatment of asthma and bronchitis. The medical treatment is made by keeping the patients in the empty salt mines for several hours per a day. This is physiotherapy hospital Duzdagh (Salted Mountain) for natural medical treatment of asthma and bronchitis. Drive back to Nakhchivan city
Visit to “Ashabu – Kahf” Caves (as stated in Koran surah 18 - al-Kahf. "The companions of the cave” based on old Greek legend “Seven sleepers of Ephesus“).
Visiting History Museum
Visiting Carpets Museum
Dinner at the local restaurant
Transfer to Nakhchivan international airport and flight to Baku or elswhere
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate