Day 1: Baku
Welcome to Baku, the splendid cultural capital of the Caspian Sea. Guests arrive at the airport and then taken by our people to the hotel, and then start for the excursion along the views of the main city of Azerbaijan. Here we can notice old and modern town, with each having special ideas and important locations. Then the view of the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center is seen. It is known to be created by Zaha Hadid. Usually guests come here to admire historic expositions of the culture of the country. Today we also have a chance to get to see the center of Aliyev, being the greenery one. After walking about other lcoations of the capital, we take a tour to the hotel for the night.
Being in the hotel, we start for seeing of the old part of the city, with starting from Icheri Sheher. It is known to be the main olden part, in the very center of the capital. It is peculiar for being surrounded by the walls of the fort. Being here there are some important locations to be seen as these are the Market Square, Juma Mosque, Synyk Gala Castle, Caravanserais, baths, Maiden Tower of the XII century, residential buildings and the Palace of Shirvan Shakhov of the XV century. At the same time guests are visited to see the UNESCO historical heritage places. Along with all this, we have a chance to see the Workshop of the artist Ali Shamsi. There is going to be free time usually spent on walking along the streets of the city and the country, night is offered in the hotel.
Day 3: Baku - Gobustan - Baku
Have the chance to stroll along Bibi-Heybat complex, with making the way to the mosque where the famous descendant of the Prophet Muhammad, Ukeima khanum is buried. Then the complex Gobustan Reserve of rock carvings is visited. And here we are able to get to see the views of 6,000 rocks, which are all about 30,000 years old. Taking the road of 10 km to volcanoes of Absheron, we are going to have lunch for the future way to the Carpet Museum. The following places are going to be seen here: ceramics, metal and bronze jewelry, metal of the 14th century of creation, carpets and rugs of the 17th-20th centuries of creation, gold and silver jewelry, national clothing and embroidery and basically about 10,000 items. Night is offered in the hotel.
Day 4: Baku - Lankaran (Girkansky reserve) - Baku
From the hotel guests start the way to the Hirkan Nature Reserve, where the excursion is planned. This place is known to be in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. Today this territory is presented with interesting climate, being shift zone from moist to dry subtropics. Being at these locations we are able to see boxwood, ironwood, velvet maple, giant figs, silk acacia, vines. Then the tour is made along rich flora and fauna. Flora shows us about 1900 knds of plants, with about 160kinds being in the Talysh mountains. Concerning fauna, the country is rich with leopard, the Caucasian lynx, the stone marten, the porcupine, the Talysh spotted woodpecker, the Iranian robin, the Persian snake. Then being in the restaurant, we can get dance ensemble Nyanyalar (Grandmothers) by paying extra money, we have dinner and then start for the hotel.
Day 5: Baku - Shemakha - Gabala - Sheki
We are going to visit the Shamakha city. It is seen as the very first stop of the day, presenting us the upright wall of Sheikh Diri Baba's rock-cut mausoleum. Basically it is located in the Maraza village, with then guests able to admire the beauty of geometric shapes, telling various legends. So, arriving at the Shamakha city, guests are able to see true history of the people. The Juma Mosque is seen first here, with then going to Gabala settlement. Here invitees notice the Albanian church in the Nij village. In this village there are many Udins living, comprising about 26 26 Albanian tribes. These tribes managed to create the state of Albanian in III century BC - VII century AD. At the same time they make up the ancestors of the whole Azerbaijani people. For having wine to taste, and lunch to have, we get to Sheki city, have dinner in the restaurant. This dinner can be accompanied with the traditional assembly of music Mugam. Night is planned in the hotel.
Day 6: Sheki - Baku
Make sure of you to have seen all of the sites of the city, as we start the investigation of its most peculiar locations at the altitude of 700m. The territory is presented by heights of amazing trees of oaks. At the same time at this location the group goes to the Shebeke workshop, telling the way of how to cook Sheki Halva. For the next destination, Caucasian village Kish is chosen. Today it presents us the main city of the khanate, with stone buildings and paths being paved. Have lunch and then have a way to the Sheki Ipek Silk Mill. We are glad to show the pride of the people of Azerbaijan. This is a famous silk headscarf kelagai. It is in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. After getting to Baku then, night is offered in the hotel.
Day 7: Baku - Absheron Peninsula - Baku
We would like to offer guests to prepare for the trip along the Historical and Archaeological Museum. Today we are in Gala village, and are able to see the views of the Bronze Age. Today it is the main location of the museum of antiques, created in the 5th century. For the next and the most significant idea to be taken, guests visit the Ateshgah Temple of Fire Worshipers, with the endless flame inside. Afterward, the route is created to the Burning Mountainm or Yanardag. Arriving to the capital guests have a chance to wander about the green bazaar, with then having night in the hotel.
Day 8: Baku - Airport
Breakfast in a hotel is offered with then the way to airport is organized.
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 215 $
04 pax - 885 $
06 pax - 755 $
08 pax - 725 $
10 pax - 680 $
Single - 140 $
- Full board
Baku - "Atropat"/ "Modern Hotel"/ "Parkway Inn" Hotel 4*
Sheki - "Issam Hotel & Spa" Hotel 4*
- Entrance fees to museums
- Drinking water (0.5 liters) per day per person
- Single room
- Medical insurance
- Photo and video charges in museums and monuments