Nakhchivan 2-day Tour from Baku2 Days | Prophet Noah’s Tomb, Momine Khatun Mausoleum, Khan’s Palace, Garabaglar Mausoleum, Ashabi-Kahf Caves etc.

Nakhchivan 2-day Tour from Baku

As an extension of our 1-day Nakhchivan tour, this 2-day tour allows you to see more of Nakhchivan and take more time to absorb local life. As well as visiting several ancient mausoleums, the beautiful Khan’s Palace, the Ashabi-Kahf Cave shrine, and the unique Duzdagh Salt Mines Hospital, you’ll also get to explore two additional sites: the Garabaglar Mausoleum complex and Alinja Fortress, Azerbaijan’s “Machu Picchu”.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Baku – Nakhchivan
 
At 06:00, meet our driver at your hotel in Baku and transfer to the airport for the 08:00 flight to Nakhchivan. Upon arrival, meet our local guide and driver and transfer to the hotel to leave your luggage. The first stop on the tour is Prophet Noah’s Tomb. People often come to pray at this place where, according to legend, Noah’s remains are buried. Continue to the Momine Khatun Mausoleum, which is the symbol of Nakhchivan. The monument was built in 1186 in memory of the mother of Muhammad Jahan Pahlavan, ruler of the Eldiguzids. Next, admire the architecture and interior design of the 18-19th century Khan’s Palace, the former residence of the Nakhchivan ruler, Rahim Khan. From the palace’s location in the Gadim Gala (Old Fortress), you can also enjoy a spectacular view of the city. Continue to the Yusif Ibn Kuseyir Tomb, which was built in 1161–1162. This small, octagonal building is made of bricks and has a pyramid shaped roof. Around the top is a line of kufi writing from the Quran. In the afternoon, visit Alinja Fortress, which was one of the strongest defensive constructions of the 12th century. During several attacks by Timur in the 14th century, the fortress served as the headquarters and a treasury for the ruling dynasty. Located on a mountain crag with stunning views of the surrounding area, it is nicknamed “Azerbaijan’s Machu Picchu”. After exploring the museum and the remains of the fortress*, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
*Please note that reaching the remains of the fortress involves climbing over 1,500 stairs. If you prefer to avoid this climb, you can spend longer exploring the museum and the surrounding area.
Day 2: Nakhchivan – Baku
 
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Garabaghlar village in the Sharur region. Visit the Garabaglar Mausoleum complex, which includes a tomb and two minarets. Continue to the Duzdagh Salt Mines Hospital, a former salt mine where the underground tunnels have been converted into a salt treatment facility. After looking around this unique and fascinating place and exploring the tunnels, drive back to Nakhchivan city. In the afternoon, visit the Ashabi-Kahf Caves in the eastern part of the city, located between the Ilandag and Nahajir mountains. Since ancient times, this has been considered a sacred place, and even today many Azeris come here to pray and find peace. End the tour with a visit to the State Carpet Museum, and then transfer to Nakhchivan International Airport for your evening flight to Baku. Transfer to your hotel. End of the tour.
  • All transfers;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour programme with local, English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
  • Economy-class flight tickets (Baku-Nakhchivan-Baku).
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Full board (lunches and dinners).

Accommodation:

Nakhchivan - 1 night
Tabriz Hotel, Duzdagh Hotel, Grand Nakhchivan Hotel

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