Baku - Shamakhi - Lahij - Gabala - Sheki - Gakh - Ilisu - Baku

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Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Dates: Year–round

Day 1: Arrival

Day 1: Arrival

Meet and greet at the airport. Transfer to the hotel, check-in (registration time is 14:00-15:00)

Free day. Overnight in Baku

 

Day 2: Old City

Breakfast at the hotel.

Individual excursion “Old City”

Old City (Icheri Sheher) is the historical core of Baku. This open-air museum is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The architectural appearance of a fortress differs by its unique originality. It contains 44 monuments of medieval architecture, including the unique Palace of the Shirvanshahs, former residence of the rulers of Shirvan, the legendary Maiden Tower, mosques, minarets, the remnants of caravanserais "Multani" and "Bukhara", ancient baths. There are a lot of souvenir shops where you can purchase national clothes, kerchiefs, scarves and caps, dishes and handmade carpets.

 

Day 3: Lahij

Breakfast at the hotel.

On the way to Shamakha: visiting the Diri Baba mausoleum in Maraza, in Shemakha - visiting the Juma Mosque and complex of mausoleums “Yeddi Gumbez” – Seven Domes, the ruins of Gulistan fortress (XI – XII c.), mausoleum of Shahihandan (XV век), Gulustan Fortress (XI-XII c.).

Drive to Lahij village. Lahij represents an original monument of the Persian town-planning and architectural art of an antiquity. It is a medieval city with paved streets and areas, developed system of water drain and water supply. Lahij is one of known on Caucasus and behind its limits of handicraft-shopping centers. In a XVIII century, being as a part of Persia, the city has especially become famous for manufacturing of cold steel and copper utensils decorated with the engraved ornament. Lahij is historical-architectural monument protected by the state. The city is included in the international tourist route on the Great Silk Way.

Overnight in the hotel in Lahij.

 

Day 4: Gabala

Breakfast at the hotel.

Tour in Gabala surroundings: mausoleums in Hazra village (XV-XVII centuries.), historical Museum, ruins of the capital of the Caucasian Albania (IV century. BC- XI in.), ruins of the capital of the Caucasian Albania (IV century. BC- XI in.), waterfalls, woods, Lake Nohur.

Overnight in the hotel in Gabala.

 

5 day: Sheki

Breakfast at the hotel.

Drive to Sheki. Check-in at the hotel. Lunch.

Sheki is one of the most famous and ancient places of Azerbaijan. Situated 700 m (2297 ft.) above sea level like an amphitheatre surrounded by the mountains and forests of oak trees, this ancient city was long famed as a silk centre and an important stop on the Great Silk Route. Visiting Khan's summer Palace (dated back to 18th century) with magnificent frescos and exquisite stained glass work. Then visiting of “Shebeke” (handmade frescos) workshop, “Pakhlava” (special and famous in Azerbaijan sweet) workshop and Tekelduz (a kind of weaving popular in this area) workshop. Walking along the old street and visiting of different craftsman workshops.

Visiting of Albanian Church in Kish Village.  It is located approximately 5 km north of Sheki. According to historians this small church one of the first Christian churches on Caucasus and was renovated with funds of Norwegian Government in 2000. (optional)

Drive to Gakh. Overnight in the hotel in Gakh.

 

6 day: Gakh

Breakfast at the hotel.

Tour in Gakh region. Gakh is a district in the north-west of Azerbaijan, on the border with Georgia. The most ancient artifacts found here are considered pitcher burials (I century BC). Mounds discovered here as a result of archeological excavations are related to the Bronze Age.

One of the places of interest is a fortress Sumug Gala (XVII c.) in the Ilisu village.  At the moment there is Gakh Local History museum named “History of Ilisu Sultanate” is situated in the fortress. One of the popular Soviet movies “Don’t be afraid, I am with you” was shot there. If you go higher to Shamil’s fortress (XIX century) on mount Yezlidag there appears a very nice view of the valley and the Great Caucasus ridge above the village.

Drive back to Baku.

Day 7: Gobustan 

Breakfast at the hotel

Individual excursion “Bibi Eybat Mosque – Gobustan – Mud Volcanos - Baku Upland Park”

Bibi-Heybat Mosque: The Bibi-Heybat Mosque is a historical mosque in Baku. The existing structure, built in the 1990s, is a recreation of the mosque with the same name built in the 13th century by Shirvanshah Farrukhzad II Ibn Ahsitan II, which was completely destroyed by the Bolsheviks in 1936.

Gobustan: Gobustan is the national museum in the open air, the rarest monument of the world culture included into the UNESCO heritage list.

Mud Volcanos: Azerbaijan is the first in the world by the number of mud volcanoes. 350 out of 800 mud volcanoes in the world are located here. These volcanoes are formations of a cone-shaped hill with a crater in the ground. 

Upland Park : Baku panorama viewing with the Upland Park, and have the opportunity to look at Baku hotel complex «Flame Towers Baku» – a new business card of the city.

Transfer to the hotel

Overnight in Baku

 

Day 8:

Breakfast at the hotel

Free time. Check out, transfer to the airport

4* accommodation

Number of guests

Single accommodation

Per person in double occupancy room

2-5

 930 USD

 780 USD

6-8

670 USD

525 USD

9-10

550 USD  

 400 USD

The price includes:

Accommodation (with breakfast)

Excursions & transportation according to the program

English speaking guide