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KAMRAN ALIYEV

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  • ALL DRINKS INCLUDED YES
  • LUNCH IN RESTAURANT YES
  • ALL TICKETS MEUSEUMYES
  • TYPICAL SOUVENIR NOT

PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - ARRIVAL

Meeting in Airport by professional guide. Transfer to hotel. Check in at hotel.

DAY 2 - BAKU CITY TOUR

After breakfast meeting in hotel lobby with local guide and beginning of Baku City tour. Tour is including Baku Highland Park, main streets, parks, Old City (Inner City), Maiden Tower, Shirvanshah’s Palace, Double Gates, Haydar Aliyev Cultural Center, lunch in local restaurant. (special Old City and Boulevard tours In Novruz holiday 20-21 March and special Flower Tour in 10th May)  if other dates – Azerbaijan Historical Museum and Carpet Museum.

20:00 Welcome dinner by our company where we will give to our guests gifts too.

Transfer to hotel.

DAY 3 - GOBUSTAN TOUR

10:00 After breakfast meeting with local guide and transfer to Gobustan. Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape is a hill and mountain site occupying the southeast end of the Greater Caucasus mountain ridge in Azerbaijan, mainly in the basin of Jeyrankechmaz River, between the rivers Pirsagat and Sumgait. It is located west of the settlement of Gobustan, about 40 miles (64 km) southwest of the center of Baku on the west bank of the Caspian Sea.

Gobustan is very rich in archaeological monuments. The reserve has more than 6,000 rock engravings dating back between 5,000 – 40,000 years. The site also features the remains of inhabited caves, settlements and burials, all reflecting an intensive human use by the inhabitants of the area during the wet period that followed the last Ice Age, from the Upper Paleolithic to the Middle Ages. The site, which covers an area of 537 ha, is part of the larger protected Gobustan Reservation.

Most of the rock engravings depict primitive men, animals, battle-pieces, ritual dances, bullfights, and boats with armed oarsmen, warriors with lances in their hands, camel caravans, pictures of sun and stars.

15:00 After Gobustan tour transfer to fish restaurant near Caspian Sea. Dinner. Free time in city center after lunch.

Transfer to hotel at 19:00-20:00.

DAY 4 - SHAMAKHY TOUR

09:00, after breakfast meeting with local guide and departure to Shamakhi.

Shamakhi was first mentioned as Kamachia by the ancient Greco-Roman Egyptian geographer Claudius Ptolemaeus in the 1st to 2nd century CE.

Shamakhi was an important town during the Middle Ages and served as a capital of the Shirvanshah realm from the 8th to 15th centuries. In its history eleven major earthquakes have rocked Shamakhi, but through multiple reconstructions it maintained its role as the economic and administrative capital of Shirvan and one of the key towns on the Silk Road. The only building to have survived eight of the eleven earthquakes is the landmark Juma Mosque of Shamakhi, built in the 10th century. On the way, visit Diri Baba mausoleum in Maraza village. Continue to Shamakha and have a sightseeing of historical Juma Mosque, Yeddi Gumbez Mausoleum, and the Shirvan Shah’s family grave yard.  Check in at the hotel.

After lunch transfer to Lahij. Drive through Girdimanchay River’s canyon to visit Lahij, the 5th century place rich in its historic and architectural values. Lahij is an ancient village with charming eye-catching sidewalks inlaid by stones. It is famous for medieval water supply and sewage systems as well as traditional workshops making jewelry, copperware, carpets, pottery, daggers, and iron tools. Transfer to hotel in Shamakhi.

DAY 5 - SHEKI TOUR

Meeting with local guide and transfer to Sheki.

Spring is beautiful with the once-brown mountains turning green from the rain.

  • Caravansarai, . This building was constructed by the Sheki Khans to house caravans as they passed through on the Silk Road to and from China. This was one of 5 such stops in Azerbaijan during the 18th and 19th centuries, and was the biggest caravanserai on the Silk Road in the entire Transcaucasus region. To this day, it still serves as a place for travellers to stay and eat, and also as a place where one can simply admire its beautiful architecture.
  • Khansarai (Palace of the Sheki Khans), (on the upper main historical monument reserve), this palace, along with the Caravansarai, is one of Sheki’s true must-sees. During the city’s period of independence as the Sheki Khanate, Khan Hussein constructed the palace, its gardens, and fortifications to serve as the summer palace of the Sheki Khans. The palace is exquisite, inside and out, and the courtyard boasts panoramic views of the city and the surrounding mountain forests.
  • Silk Factory (İpək Kombinat). Sheki, in addition to being on the Silk Road, has itself been a major silk producer over the past four centuries, and is famous for its various silk products. Sheki’s silk factory is about a 15 minute walk from the center of town. It is quite difficult to gain entrance into the factory. There is a store adjoining the factory where vendors sell very fine silk items. You would find moderate price items at the bazaar and private souvenir shops in “Khansarai”
  • Juma Mosque (Juma Məscid), this picturesque mosque has a 40m spire, from which you will hear the resounding call to prayer 5 times a day. It was built from 1745-1750 and is decorated with exquisite geometric designs.

Dinner in restaurant

Check in in hotel:

DAY 6 - SHEKI TOUR

After breakfast meeting with local guide and transfer to Kish village in Sheki.

Excursion to the Kish village. In Kish village living Albanian people, they’re ancient Caucasian people. This people have different kind of traditions. Also in this village located the first Christian church in the Caucasus, which was built in the time of the Albanian Empire (I Century AD). In Kish village also located an ancient defensive fortress “Gelersen – Gorersen”, which translated means “You will come and see.” Also, there is a bust of the world famous traveler Thor Heyerdahl.

Transfer to Republican Equestrian Tourism Center. Here you would see Arabian, English and Akhal Teke type of horses.

Free time

Transfer to hotel.

DAY 7 - GABALA TOUR

After breakfast meeting with guide and transfer to Baku. On the road Gabala trip. Here you would see 7 beauties waterfall and Nohur lake, Gabaland and Gabala Shooting Center.

Free time.

After lunch departure to Baku.

Free time in Baku

DAY 8 - ABSHERON PENINSULA TOUR

After breakfast check out from hotel and meeting with guide. Transfer to Absheron peninsula.

An excellent round-up of the city tour will be a visit to Yanar Dag Mountain with natural gas burning for several thousands of years. Return to Baku.

First stop is Ateshgah – temple of fire worshippers located in Suraxani village. Zoroastrians from India travelled thousands of kilometers to Ateshgah to worship fire coming out of the earth.

Transfer to Airport.

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