Small Group Azerbaijan Tour 20188 Days | Baku, Absheron, Gobustan, Lahich, Kish, Shamakhi, Sheki, Goy-Gol Lake, Ganja

Tour mapGroup size: 1 - 16 persons
Find out why Azerbaijan is labeled as ‘land of fire’ experiencing yourself the heat of the burning mountain, and feel the magical warmth of local hospitality. Our group tour is a real journey through time and history of Azerbaijan, filled with magnificent stories, ancient mosques and madrasas, noble palaces and fortresses. Take small group Azerbaijan tour to see formerly rich Middle Ages settlement and German-style village. Allow yourself to be carried away by this country’s amazing culture, arts and traditions. Add the fact that all of these are in the wonderful settings of grand mountains, river canyons, sea shores and green valleys – and you will have an ideal option for travel to discover yet another part of the World.

 

Tour itinerary:

Day 1, Mo: Baku – arrival
 
Arrival in Baku. Private transfer will be arranged to your hotel. Check-in at 14:00.
At 19:30, meet your guide and the group members at the hotel lobby. Enjoy welcome dinner at national restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Driving distance: 30 km
Day 2, Tu: Baku
 
At 09:00, start sightseeing tour in Baku. Visit Martirs Lane called ‘Shehidler Khiyabany’ among locals. When you walk through the Alley of the Martyrs, you will find a beautiful view overlooking Baku’s coastline. Continue touring new Baku and exploring architecture of 19-20th centuries: Nizami Street, Fountain Square, Nizami Ganjavi monument. Pay a visit to Azerbaijan History National Museum and move to Icheri Sheher, the old part of the city. Visit Maiden Tower, Shirvan Shahs’ Palace, Caravanserai, and market square with numerous art studios and souvenir stalls.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5-6 hours
Driving distance: 10 km
Day 3, We: Baku – Gobustan – Absheron Peninsula – Baku
 
Meet your guide at 09:00. 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. If the weather allows, continue to mud volcanoes in Gobustan Reserve (change of vehicle to smaller cars). 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.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 7-8 hours
Driving distance: 220 km
Day 4, Th: Baku – Shamakhi – Lahich – Sheki
 
At 08:30, depart Baku and drive Sheki. On the way, stop at Diri Baba mausoleum in Maraza village. Continue to Shamakhi and have a sightseeing of historical Juma Mosque. If the weather allows, drive through Girdimanchay River canyon to visit Lahich, the 5th century quaint corner high in Caucasus mountains rich in its historic and architectural values. Lahich is an ancient village with charming cobbled sidewalks. It is famous for medieval water supply and sewage systems, as well as, traditional jewelry, copperware, carpets, pottery, daggers, and iron tools workshops. Continue driving to Sheki. Arrival in Sheki at 18:00-19:00 for overnight at the hotel.
Driving distance: 340 km
Day 5, Fr: Sheki
 
In the morning, have sightseeing tour in Sheki. Visit Sheki Khans Palace, Caravanserai, handicrafts workshop, and local bazaar. Have free time in the afternoon strolling streets of craftsmen and enjoying locally produced sweets, especially, pakhlava and khalva. Overnight at the hotel.
Driving distance: 30 km
Day 6, Sa: Sheki – Goy-Gol lake – Ganja
 
In the morning, drive to Kish village and see the first church in Caucasus built in the 1st century, an old Albanian castle, and Sheki medieval fortress. Continue to Ganja, the second biggest city in Azerbaijan. Visit Goy-Gol lake. Have sightseeing tour in Ganja. Visit the Mosque of Shah Abbas, medieval Ganja Caravanserai, the Museum of Miniature, and unique Bottle house decorated with thousands of bottles, and local bazaar. Overnight at the hotel.
Driving distance: 200 km
Day 7, Su: Ganja – Baku
 
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Drive back to Baku (5 hours). Overnight at the hotel.
Driving distance: 370 km
Day 8, Mo: Baku – departure
 
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Free time till transfer to Baku International Airport. End of the tour.
Driving distance: 30 km

Accommodation:

City

Hotels

Nights

Baku

Park Inn, Shah Palace

4

Sheki

Sheki Saray, Sheki Palace, Marxal

2

Ganja

Ramada

1

 

  • All transfers;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program with local English-speaking guide;
  • Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
  • Welcome dinner in Baku (day 1);
  • E-visa to Azerbaijan.
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Personal travel insurance.

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