Baku is one of the most interesting capitals of the Caucasian region. This city is a combination of old quarters with narrow cobbled streets and glass skyscrapers surrounded with parks and squares. There are many sights, thus excursion in Baku will be quite full. Besides, not far from the city there are interesting and different monuments: ancient Zoroastrian temple Ateshgyah, rather ancient petroglyphs of Gobustan and even mud volcanoes. This tour to Baku and its vicinities is an excellent start to get to know the Caucasus in three days and will be a real treasure in the bank of any traveller.
Day 1: Baku
You will be met by our driver and guide and transferred to hotel. Check-in at noon.
Start sightseeing tour in Baku. Visit Memory Alley – “Shehidler Khiyabany”, from where you can have a great panoramic view of Baku city. Continue touring new Baku and exploring architecture of 19-20th centuries: Nizami Street, Fountain Square, Nizami Ganjavi monument, Rasul-Zade Street. Pay a visit to Azerbaijan History National Museum and move to the old part of the city – Icheri Sheher. Visit Maiden's Tower, Palace of the Shirvans, Caravanserai, and market square with numerous art studios and souvenir stalls. An excellent round-up to the city tour will be visit to the richest bank of Azeri carpets – National Carpets Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Baku – Absheron Peninsula – Gobustan – Baku
Today you will visit the area of the Greater Baku and Absheron peninsula. Start with Gobustan National Park. Pay a visit to the Petroglyphs Museum and explore petroglyphs dating back to 10,000 BC. Continue to mud volcanoes in Gobustan Reserve. Gobustan is home to almost half of world’s mud volcanoes. Later drive to Ateshgah – temple of fire worshippers located in Surakhany village. Zoroastrians from India travelled thousands of kilometers to Ateshgah to worship fire coming out of the earth. Drive to Yanardag Mountain with natural gas burning for several thousands of years.
Return to Baku. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Baku – departure
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Free time till transfer to Baku International Airport. End of the tour.
|Baku - 2 nights|
Park Inn, Intourist
Sapphire, Central Park
- All transfers as per itinerary;
- Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
- Sightseeing tour program with English speaking guide;
- Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary.
Price does not include:
- Full board (lunches and dinners);
- Hotel charges for additional services;
- Personal travel insurance;
- Azerbaijan tourist e-visa.