Azerbaijan – Eastern colors of Europe

Slide 1 /
Price per person
184 AZN
Tour type
Family tours
Tour duration
6 days / 5 nights
what you wIll do

Plan of the tour

Day 1
Transfer
1st day
Arrival to Baku at Haydar Aliyev International airport. Meet & Greet. Transfer to hotel & check in to hotel. Free time for leisure.
Day 2
City tour
2nd day
Breakfast. Baku City Tour. Baku Panoramic Tour. The tour starts from Highland Park by viewing the beautiful panorama of Caspian Bay. Walking tour in Old City. – these are the names for this unique historical ensemble located right in the center of Baku. “Icheri Sheher” is the heart of the city. It was the place, on the hill by the very sea, where ancient Baku was originated. Icheri Sheher is the oldest living quarter in Baku. It was declared a historical and cultural reserve in 1977, and was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000. Sometimes, Icheri Sheher is referred as a fortress, because its area of 221 km2 is fully surrounded with a well-preserved vallum. The territory of Icheri Sheher was inhabited with people as early as in the Bronze Age and by the VIII-XI centuries it had been completely populated. Shirvanshahs Palace XVI c Maiden Tower XII c Caravanserai XVII c Home museum of painter/artist Ali Shamsi Juma Mosque Lunch. After breakfast meeting with local guide and transfer to Heydar Aliyev Center. An internationally recognized architectural marvel, Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center displays a curved modern style. Designed by the late Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, the elegant building stands 74 m in the middle of a square and houses a museum, a gallery hall and a grand auditorium. Explore the signature landmark, which symbolizes the modernization of Azerbaijan and enters to observe many interesting and artistic features. The Next place to visit is Baku Boulevard. You will have a walk along Baku Boulevard, the second longest one in the Europe. We will visit the Carpet Museum. It demonstrated carpet in close connection with other kinds of traditional handicrafts of Azerbaijan. Its collections include about 14 000 traditional carpets, embroideries, costumes, copper artworks, jewelry art, as well as contemporary works of glass, wood and felt. Walking in Baku little Venice. Dinner Transfer to hotel, Free time.
Day 3
City tour
3rd day
Breakfast at hotel Absheron Peninsula tour. We will start heading to the ancient Zoroastrian Temple Ateshgah which is considered as an authentic Azerbaijani exotic site to visit. It is located aproxx. 30 km from the center of Baku in the suburb of Surakhany. During that period, you will learn a lot about the temple from your guide, particularly, more about a unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets. The history of Atashgah goes back to the time of the Assassins (Sassanids in Azeri) when Zoroastrianism was the main religion in the region. During The Arab caliphate invasion, some of the fire worhipers did not accept Islam and were eventually forced to return to India, where the history of the fire religion continued. In the second part of the visit, after visiting the temple you will directly go to the Yanardag which is not far from Surakhani temple. It is the most famous and popular tourist site of the “eternal flame” in Azerbaijan. Actually, it is rather a hill than a mountain, with natural gas burning on its slope from ancient times. According to local people, Yanardag flame was only noted when accidentally lit by a shepherd. There is no seepage of mud or liquid, which distinguishes it from the nearby mud volcanoes. Only a handful of fire mountains exist today in the world, and most are located in Azerbaijan. We will visit Gala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex. You can see the petroglyphs demonstrated in the open air museum. The most of these petroglyphs are dating back to 3rd-2nd millennium, B.C. Lunch time. After lunch we will visit Gobustan. Gobustans 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 basic Jeyrankechmaz River, between the rivers Pirsaat and Sumgait. It is located west of the settlement of Gobustan, about 64 km southwest of the center of Baku on the west bank of the Caspian Sea. Gobustan is very rich in archeological monuments. The reserve has more than 6,000 rock engraving 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 engraving 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. Also visiting Roman inscription and mod volcanoes. Visit Bibi Heybat Mosque and meanwhile short visit of first OIL Well worldwide in this area. Our tour ends here today. Transfer to hotel. Free time.
Day 4
Hotel
4th day
Breakfast at the hotel, free time, Optional we could give special day trip in Old City with quest activities. Group would find gifts for Shirvanshah (“King of the Old City during Shirvanshahs period”), during quest they will ask some questions with finding places, also they will bring winning gifts to the king. During quest activities they would do local meals and taste local jams with local tea.
Day 5
Transfer
5th day
After breakfast free time Transfer to Baku airport.
Day 6
BE IN TOUCH

Contacts

Address

Izmir Ave. 5,

Baku AZ1065, Azerbaijan

contacts.phone

Gamidov Studio