Best of Azerbaijan

5 Night 6 Days

Get to know Azerbaijan, located between the shores of the Caspian Sea and the mountains of the Caucasus, with the best Azerbaijan tours to the main sights of the country. Start in Baku, wandering through the narrow streets of the Old Town or climbing up to the towering modern skyscrapers, or head out to the royal palaces in Sheki or the carpet workshop in Quba. There’s no shortage of things to do in Azerbaijan - explore the best with a small group tour. Even with the many modern aspects in Baku and around the country, Azerbaijan has preserved many traditions and historical places. Old Baku is full of narrow cobbled streets that open into residential courtyards, while the newer parts of the city are all wide boulevards and modern architecture. Head out to Kabala or Nakhichevan, two of the oldest cities in the Caucasus, or for a little color, visit the carpet workshop in Quba or see the complex stained glass windows of Sheki. For nature lovers, Azerbaijan presents a number of great opportunities. There are a number of sandy beaches along the Caspian Sea, plus thermal springs and salt cave treatments in the mountains (check out the resorts in Masalli, Naftalan, and Ganja). Much of Azerbaijan is also covered by mountains, including the rocky peaks that have kept the tiny village of Khinalug isolated for millennia. The best Azerbaijan tours include a little bit of everything, from nature to culture and back again. Book one of our best tours to make the most of your trip: get to know people from around the world, split some costs with other travelers, and use the years of experience that our guides bring to visit and learn about Azerbaijan’s best tours and sights. Or you can book a private tour to fill your time in Azerbaijan with trips to places that interest you, on your own schedule. Orbit Travels will be with you every step of the way to ensure that your trip is the best Azerbaijan tour possible.

  • 1 day: Arrival to Baku Arrival in Baku city Transfer from GYD airport to a hotel Check in at the hotel from 14:00 Freetime Overnight at the hotel
    2 day: Absheron-BakuCityTour Break fast at thehotel At 09:00 - start of the tour:Visiting “Gobustan National Park”, Rock museums (UNESCO World Heritage Site).Visiting “Mud Volcanoes”-nowhere else in the world are there so many mud volcanoes as in Azerbaijan – which has literally hundreds of these strange things, more than in the rest of the world put together. Transfer to Baku city. Excursion to the “Highland Park”. You will see: “Baku Boulevard”, “The Government House”, “Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall”, “Old City Hall”, visit the "Governor's garden", “Venice Baku”. Free time for lunch. After lunch, we will visit “IcheriSheher”(Old city).The tour begins by visiting the Old City "IcheriSheher". "IcheriSheher" in translation means the inner city. Internal it was called after the oil boom of the middle of the XIX century, when the city ceased to fit in the fortress walls and went beyond it. Several dozens of historical and architectural monuments are concentrated on the territory of "IcheriSheher", the area of ​​which is 22 hectares, including the “Palace ofShirvanshahs”(15th century), the symbol of the city of Baku –the” Maiden Tower”(12th century), the place of rest for merchants –“Karavansaray”. In a word, it is an ancient city in a modern city. Transfer to the temple of fire worshipers- "Ateshgah" - Visiting the temple of fire worshipers "Ateshgah". "Ateshgah" means "House of Fire", "Place of Fire". The territory of the temple is known for such a unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas exits. Transfer to “Yanardag”. The word "Yanar" in Azeri language means "burning", and "Dagh" - "mountain". And this is real a burning mountain - not metaphorically, but literally. At the end of the day transfer back to the hotel Overnight at the hotel  
     
    3 day: Baku-Shamakhi-Oguz-Gabala-Sheki Check out from the hotelTransfer in the route of: Baku- Shamakhi-Gabala-Sheki.Visiting “The Diri Baba Mausoleum”(15th century). It is a mausoleum of Sheikh DiriBaba, located in Qobustan. Transfer to Shamakhi. Visiting “Juma Mosque”(8th century)- Mosque Complex distinguished with its volume and silhouette among cultic and civil monuments of Azerbaijan because of the correlation with earlier monuments of Islamic architecture, keeping its composition center. Transfer to Gabala. Visiting “Nohur Lake” Transfer to Oguz-“XalXal” Spending a nice time in the nature Free time for lunch Transfer to Sheki Check in at the hotel Overnight at the hotel       4 day: Sheki city tour. Free day in Sheki Breakfast at the hotel Sheki city tour: Visit stunning “Sheki Khans’ Palace”(18th century), a medieval fortress, and local History Museum. This ornate 1762 palace build­ing features vivid murals and dazzling coloured light streaming through Shabaka(stained-glass) windows making it Sheki’s foremost ‘sight’ and one of the South Cauca­sus’ most iconic buildings. It was originally the Sheki Khan’s administrative building, just one of around 40 now-lost royal structures within the fortress compound. It’s set in a walled rose garden behind two huge plane trees planted in 1530 Visit “Karavansaray” - Swift development of trade in the Middle Ages enhanced importance of caravanserai existing in the territory of Azerbaijan at that time and favored construction of new ones. Generally, caravanserai was built in form of castles with one gate, closing of which made them impregnable during dangerous incidents Free time for lunch Continue to local mosque, handicrafts workshop, madrasah, and bazaar Transfer back to the hotel Overnight at the hotel   5 day: Sheki-Gabala-Baku Breakfast at the hotel Check out from the hotel Transfer to Gabala Gabala was the ancient capital of Caucasian Albania. Archeological evidence indicates that the city functioned as the capital of Caucasian Albania as early as 4th century BC. The Ruins of the ancient town are situated 15 km from the regional center, allocated on the territory between Garachay and Jourluchay rivers. Gabala was located in the middle of the 2,500-year-old Silk Road, and was mentioned by Pliny the Younger as "Kabalaka", Greek geographer Ptolemy as "Khabala", Arabic historian Ahmad ibn Yahya al-Baladhuri as "Khazar". In the 19th century, the Azerbaijani historian AbbasguluBakikhanov mentioned in his book GulistaniIrem that Kbala or Khabala were in fact Gabala Visiting “Shooting club” Free time for  lunch Leisure and entertainment time at "Tufandag Winter-Summer Tourism Complex". You can enjoy Cableway ride* Transfer to Baku Check in at the hotel Shopping tour. Visiting main shopping malls of the city At the end of the day, transfer back to the hotel Overnight at the hotel 6day: Transfer to the airport Breakfast at the hotel Check out from the hotel till 12:00 Transfer to the GYD airport End of the tour
Includes
  • Transfer (Airport - Hotel – Airport)
  • Accommodation at hotel (3 nights in Baku, 2 nights in Sheki,)
  • All mentioned breakfasts
  • All excursions mentioned in the program
  • Transportation during the excursions
  • Air Tickets
  Exclude
  • Lunch and dinners
  • Personal expenses
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fees to the museums in Baku

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