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Cultural & Natural Highlights of Azerbaijan

4 days (Прибл.) или (Около)
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During tour days you will see & learn the Old City known for its abundance of religious temples, monuments & historical buildings, Carpet Museum, Maiden Tower, Heydar Aliyev center, the best example of modern art in the world, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Mountain, Fire Temple the highest village of all Europe - Khinalug etc. Vacationing is always good for the soul & spirit. It lets you rest, relax, recharge, and refresh, so you’re ready to take on new endeavors when you return home.If you want to witness more just now book this tour!
Cultural & Natural Highlights of Azerbaijan
Cultural & Natural Highlights of Azerbaijan
Cultural & Natural Highlights of Azerbaijan
Cultural & Natural Highlights of Azerbaijan
Cultural & Natural Highlights of Azerbaijan
Cultural & Natural Highlights of Azerbaijan
Cultural & Natural Highlights of Azerbaijan
Cultural & Natural Highlights of Azerbaijan
Cultural & Natural Highlights of Azerbaijan
Cultural & Natural Highlights of Azerbaijan
Cultural & Natural Highlights of Azerbaijan
Cultural & Natural Highlights of Azerbaijan
Cultural & Natural Highlights of Azerbaijan
Cultural & Natural Highlights of Azerbaijan
Cultural & Natural Highlights of Azerbaijan
Cultural & Natural Highlights of Azerbaijan
Cultural & Natural Highlights of Azerbaijan
Cultural & Natural Highlights of Azerbaijan
Cultural & Natural Highlights of Azerbaijan
Cultural & Natural Highlights of Azerbaijan
  • What is included/excluded

    3x Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 3 nights
    Hotel pickup and drop-off
    Professional Licensed Guide & Driver Service
    Touristic destinations mentioned in the tour program
    Air-conditioned vehicle
    Taxi Fee to Mud Volcanoes
    Entry/Admission - Gobustan Rock Art
    Entry/Admission - Mud Volcanoes
    Entry/Admission - Ateshgah - Fire Temple
    Entry/Admission - Yanar Dag

    Excluded
    Meals & Drinks
    Personal Expenses
    Entry/Admission - Little Venice
    Entry/Admission - Baku Old City
    Entry/Admission - Maiden Tower
    Entry/Admission - Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center
  • Departure & Return

    Traveler pickup is offered

    Airports

    • Heydar Aliyev Intl Airport, Baku Azerbaijan


    9:00 AM
  • What to Expect

    Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrival - Baku City Tour

    Pass By: Heydar Aliyev International Airport, AZ1109, settlement, Baku, Azerbaijan
    Arrival in the airport.
    From Airport to City Center 20-25 minute.
    The representative of our company will receive guests in Baku International Airport named after Heydar Aliyev.
    – Relax time


    Stop At: Upland Park, Baku Azerbaijan
    The first destination of the tour will be the Highland Park which is the highest spot of the Baku. From the park, you will see the panorama of the city which you will be able to see major buildings like, Flame Towers, Parliament Building, State Tv Channel Building and Broadcast Tower, Martyrs’ Lane, Chrystal Hall, National Flag Square and many more. You will be walking through the Martyrs’ Lane to the  stairs called "40 Stairs" where your driver will pick you up.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Baku Boulevard, Neftchilar avenue, Baku Azerbaijan
    Baku Boulevard, also known as the National Seaside Park in Baku, Azerbaijan is the favorite promenade of many city residents and visitors and the second largest in Europe after the park on the banks of the River Seine in Paris. Its establishment goes back to more than 100 years, to a time when Baku’s oil barons built their mansions along the Caspian shore, and the seafront was gradually built up.Today, the National Seaside Park in Baku covers an area of 3,750 meters, and is located on the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. It starts at the National Flag Square and ends at Freedom Square.The Boulevard area includes a number of museums, cultural facilities, malls and entertainment centres, including the modern panoramic amusement ride – the Devil’s Wheel, which has a beautiful view over Baku Bay.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Little Venice, Baku Boulevard, Baku 1005 Azerbaijan
    Little Venice” in Baku Boulevard is a small town built in 1960. It was expanded up to 10.000 sq.m. now. The town has two large and several small islands. The redevelopment of the “Small Venetian town” saw the expansion of the existing channels and the construction of additional bridges and two restaurants, one offering Western cuisine and the other Eastern. Boats are provided for 4 people: one is designed for guide and the rest – for passengers.Located nearby the Caspian seashore you will feel yourself as in Venice by visiting ‘Small Town of Venice’. The restaurants located in the ‘islands’ offer various meals of the different cuisine, including Azerbaijanian tasty dishes. It will be interesting firstly to observe around in gondola, later to have a great lunch or dinner in the ‘islands’. Currently Mini Venice has several islands which are divided by pristine water channels. Beautiful ornate bridges connect these islands. You can hire a 4 seater Gondola for a ride around these islands. There iss one Eastern and one Western restaurant in this complex.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Baku Old City, Neftchilar Ave, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan
    Tour will start from the main entrance of the Old City called Double Gates. During the tour you will be able to see the Chain, Sailor and Cat Houses, Bukhara and Multani Caravanserais, Juma Mosque, Maiden Tower. Guide will explain to you the history of the Old City, and its buildings mentioned above. Shirvanshah Palace – the pearl of the architectural heritage of Azerbaijan, the former residence of the rulers of Shirvan, located in the heart of Baku. In addition to the palace, the amazingly beautiful complex includes the Divan-Khan courtyard, tomb, mosque in 1441, as well as the bathhouse and mausoleum of court scholar Seyid Yahya Bakuvi. Later, Bukhara caravanserai constructed in late 15th century over the trade highway of Icherisheher in Baku. The caravanserai has a quadratic shape and salient portal and, its yard is octagonal. Caravanserai surrounded by balconies and personal premises – chapels along the perimeter. The octagonal comfortable yard was a special hall under open sky. There travellers and merchants were gathering after daily commercial operations. The crossing arch connected in general style along the full perimeter of the internal space of the yard within direct frame aggregates the main part of the architectural composition. The restoration works implemented in 1964 completely discharged the caravansaray building from the constructions and layers added later and it promoted to discover its large-scale structure on the background of the surrounding buildings. Maiden Tower is an Eiffel Tower of Baku.In 12th century it was used as a fortress of Shirvanshahs for defensive causes.Maiden Tower's architectural plan, seemingly so simple, consists of walls which at the base are extraordinarily thick, beginning at five meters in depth and gradually narrowing to four meters at the top. Today, the interior contains an interesting display of old photographs and a souvenir shop, but the highlight is the superb rooftop viewpoint surveying Baku Bay and the Old City. The views from the top are worth the climb, with a sweeping panorama of the Old City, the new skyscrappers on the hills and the Caspian Sea.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Maiden Tower, Downtown Baku Old City, Baku Azerbaijan
    The Maiden's Tower, which keeps the story of true love is the largest and most curious monument of Baku. It is located in the historical part of the city - the Inner City. The Maiden's Tower, a bright symbol of Azerbaijan architecture, is the main attraction of the capital city. This monument represents an entire century and attracts the attention of the tourists from all over the world.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel

    Day 2: Guba - Khinaliq Tour

    Stop At: Qecresh Bag, Губа, Quba 4000, Azerbaijan
    On the way to Khinalig (Khinalug) Village, you will be able to stop for the pictures inside of the Qecresh forest. In the forest you will see the local people, they will offer to ride the horse.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: State Historical, Architectural and Ethnographic Reserve Khinalig, Khinalug Azerbaijan
    During Guba & Khinalug Tour we will visit north side of Azerbaijan. We leave Baku in the morning, with some stop-points Guba City and Mesdargah. The first destination will be Khinalug. We are going to be in the highest village of all Europe - the Khinaliq! Khınalıq (2335 m) is Europe’s highest village. Its upper half retains many ancient stone houses that form distinctively austere stepped terraces up a steep highland ridge. And the whole scene is often magically wrapped in spooky clouds that part sporadically to reveal 360-degree views of the surrounding Caucasus. Khinalug is an ancient Caucasian village going back to the Caucasian Albanian period. It is located high up in the mountains of Guba Region, Azerbaijan. Khinalug is among the most ancient and continuously inhabited places in the world, with history of over 5,000 years. Because of the high altitude and remoteness of Khinalug it managed to survive and with stand many invasions.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Quba, Quba, Guba-Khachmaz Region
    Our next stop in Guba will be the ancient Handmade Carpet Factory called “Qadim Quba” which you will see the process of vowing carpets by the women of the city. You will have the opportunity to see how carpets, the copies of which are kept in the best world museums, are woven.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel

    Day 3: Gobustan & Absheron Peninsula Tour

    Stop At: Gobustan Rock Art, 60 km South of Baku, Qobustan Azerbaijan
    Your tour will start with the car picking you up from the hotel. First destination will be the Gobustan- The Archeological monument is located in 56 km from the capital city, Baku. The artifacts and rock carvings were discovered in 1939 – 1940 years. As a result of the researchers, more than 3,500 human and animal paintings and various markings – petroglyphs were recorded and 20 suburban shelters have been identified in this place. Mesolithic monuments (medieval stone) are mostly exhibited in the reserve. There are many caves, springs, carved by primitive men on walls of caves, rocks, and stony lumps. First you will visit the Gobustan Museum to get the better insights to the history of the area then you will go by car to the Rock Mountain to see the real carvings.
    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Mud Volcanoes, Dasgil Hill, Qobustan 3700 Azerbaijan
    After the Rock Mountain, you will visit the Mud  Volcanoes. That is why the Transportation will be changed to the Soviet Lada Cars. Whoever wants can bring some strong plastic bags with them to collect some of the mud from there which has been said is good for the skin. Spending 10 minutes around Volcanoes you will be transferred back to your car. 
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bibi-Heybat Mosque, Baku Azerbaijan
    The Bibi-Heybat Mosque includes the tomb of Ukeyma Khanum (a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad), and today is the spiritual center for the Muslims of the region and one of the major monuments of Islamic architecture in Azerbaijan. It's locally known as "the mosque of Fatima" which Alexandre Dumas using the same name, described the mosque during his visit in the 1840s. The old mosque was located in the southern part of the tomb, while there was a 20 meter high minaret in the west part of the mosque. Later a crypt and two niches were added to the mosque to the south of the minaret. On the niches there were inscriptions containing the name Fatali Khan, whose tombstone marble slab is now in the State Museum of History.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Сураханский район, Baku Azerbaijan
    Driver and Guide will pick you up from the hotel in specified time and directly drive to the Fire Temple. The temple is located in the south-eastern part of the Surakhani settlement of the Absheron peninsula, 30 km away from Baku. Ateshgah is a fire temple built in the 17th-18th centuries in the place of the eternal flames of natural gas. The earliest building of the temple belongs to the 1713 year, and the central temple was built in 1810 by merchant Kanchanagara funds.It was sanctified by Zoroastrians, Hindus, and Sikhs at different times. . Zoroastrians from India traveled thousands of kilometers to Ateshgah to worship the fire coming out of the earth.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yanar Dag, Binagadi-Balakhany Highway, Baku 0125 Azerbaijan
    After The Fire temple, your last destination will be the Fire Mountain. This natural burning flame became as a result of the emergence of natural gas at the foot of the hill. A hill that burning approximately 4 millenniums nonstop even in times of raining and snowing roots of the gas going as far as to Caspian Sea.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel

    Day 4: Departure Day

    Pass By: Heydar Aliyev International Airport, AZ1109, settlement, Baku, Azerbaijan
    Today your 4-day Adventure tour comes to an end.
    Breakfast at the hotel
    After breakfast at the hotel in Baku, check-out from the hotel & you will be transferred to the Heydar Aliyev International Airport.


    Stop At: Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, Heydar Aliyev Avenue, 1/1, Baku 1033 Azerbaijan
    Photo Stop in Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center - famous architect Zaha Hadid designed the crown jewel in our modern architecture. Not a single straight line was used in the center’s design, resembling a wave reaching from the ground to the sky and back down again. It symbolizes an eternal cycle, bridging the past and the present to unite people under shared ideas. The center regularly plays host to international exhibitions. It flows seamlessly from the plaza around it, joining the exterior and the interior to represent the inclusion of all in a place of shared ideas.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Additional info

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Not wheelchair accessible
    Most travelers can participate
    This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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