5 Days Tour Package Baku
«Classics of the genre»
05 days & 04 nights | Baku – 4 nights
01 September – 20 December 2019
Arrival | Baku | Shamakhi - Gabala | Absheron Peninsula | Departure
230 USD per person in double room at 4* hotel
Tour Program Description
Arrival in Baku
Landing at the Baku International Airport
Clearing immigration and customs, collecting the baggage
Meeting with the company representative at the arrivals hall. Transfer to the hotel (duration: 30-35 minutes)
Arrival at the hotel, assistance with check-in process (registration time: 14:00-15:00)
Spare time to freshen up
Overnight in Baku
Excursion through Baku and Old Town (UNESCO’s World Heritage)
09:00-10:00 Breakfast at the hotel
10:00 Today's excursion starts at the upland park – the spectacular place where you can enjoy an unsurpassed view of the city.
Our next stop is Old Town. Here, on the hill and in front of Caspian Sea, the ancient city was born. Several dozens of historically architectural monuments are located in the territory of Old Town (UNESCO’s World Heritage): Palace of Shirvanshahs, Maiden Tower, Museum of Miniature Books, caravansaries, mosques, baths, etc.
Road delivers us to the Baku Seaside Boulevard through Building of Baku City Executive Power, Governor's Garden, Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall designed according to the drawings of the Monte Carlo casino (Beaux-Arts, Napoleon III), Building of Heydar Aliyev Foundation.
Stroll along the promenade that celebrates its 110th anniversary this year – Little Venice, International Mugam Center, Carpet Museum in the form of folded carpet, Baku Eye – Ferris Wheel, Crystal Hall (in which was held “Eurovision” song contest), Government House.
Cultural Center named after Haydar Aliyev – one more epic showplace, modern complex construction. The center project and design belongs to the famous architect Zaha Hadid. The construction of the building was covered on the channels of Discovery and Science Channel, dedicated to the most courageous engineering projects of modernity and architectural masterpieces of the world.
Photoshooting on the background of Cultural Center and in the field of “I love Baku” sign.
The excursion involves also the symbols of modern Baku – truly iconic Flame Towers with interactive panels, Congress Hall, Socar Tower, Azersu Building in the form of water droplet, Olympic Gymnastics Arena, Olympic Stadium.
16:00 Road back to the hotel or drop in the city center
Overnight in Baku
One-day trip to Gabala and Shamakhi
08:00-09:00 Breakfast at the hotel
09:00 Today we leave for the mountain regions of Azerbaijan where you can witness the most picturesque and spectacular corners of Azerbaijan.
Arrival in a rich heritage town of Shamakhi. It provided the backdrop to major political events throughout much of its two millennia of existence. Being a capital of the Shirvanshahs state from the 9th century, it was one of the main towns along “The Great Silk Way”.
During the excursion you visit architectural monuments such as Juma Mosque, Diri-Baba Mausoleum.
Shamakhi delivers us to the greater Caucasus marvel Gabala through Ismayilli.
If you would like to witness one of the most picturesque and spectacular corner of Azerbaijan, you certainly have to visit Gabala. Soul-stirring mountains, mist-shrouded forests, chestnut and walnut groves, rugged mountain rivers, tooth-and-claw wildlife – this is Gabala’s grand outdoor wonderland.
Our first stop is Nokhur lake – popular recreation spot that is surrounded by mountains and thickets of reeds. Quite nature, clean water surface, incredible scenery – all this brings a sense of tranquility.
The road leads to Gabaland Adventure / Theme Park with different attractions (karting, sky dive, horse & pony riding, climbing wall, boats etc).
Next point of visit is Gabala Shooting Club – a favorite place for active leisure fans. Here you can train your shooting skills.
New Mosque in the city center – one more sight of Gabala. The walls and pillars of the mosque are painted with suras from the Holy Koran and decorated with religious symbols using unique samples of the Azerbaijani calligraphic school and oriental ornaments.
The final destination of our today’s excursion is Tufandag Mountain Resort – unsurpassed tourism recreation centre where you can enjoy breathing the fresh air and wondering at the dazzling views of the mountains. Tufandag offers cable car (teleferique) rides at any time of the year, cafe and restaurants, entertainment centers for kids and other services.
18:00-22:00 Return to Baku
Excursion through Absheron Peninsula
09:00-10:00 Breakfast at the hotel
11:00 Today we explore all the outskirts and sights of Absheron peninsula. Transfer to the temple of fire worshipers – Atashgah (30 km far from Baku).
Azerbaijan is one of the few places on the earth where even today one can observe elements of preserved fire cult and the ancient Zoroastrianism religion. For example, Atashgah that is known for such unique phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets (underground gas, coming onto surface, contacts oxygen and lights up). The temple in its present state was constructed
in the 17th-18th centuries by the Baku-based Hindu community related to Sikhs.
The final destination of today’s excursion is Azerbaijani exotic Yanardag (“burning hill”). And this is real a burning hill – not metaphorically, but literally. Meter-long tongues of fire cover the stratified earth approximately for 10 metres in width.
15:00 Drive to the hotel or drop in the city center
Breakfast at the hotel
Time to enjoy the hotel facilities
Check-out formalities (standard time: 12:00)
Transfer to Baku International Airport (in case of late departure, suitcases can be left in the hotel). Departure