DAY 1 - Airport Transfer
Arrival in Baku, meeting at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport with
a professional English - speaking guide
Transfer to the hotel
Information about the city and the country on the way to the hotel
Check in and
Lunch in the restaurant
Beginning of Baku City tour
Walk through the historical part of Old Baku - Icheri Sheher.
If the city has an old city, then it has a heart. And it doesn’t matter
how the metropolis is built and grows, this little piece of antiquity, like the
roots of a tree, contains the entire crown of history. The historical complex
includes many architectural monuments that have survived to our times: mosques,
towers, churches, squares and other important buildings of the Shah's reign.
You will visit:
and palace complex of the Shirvanshahs (XV century)
Tower (XII century) . The Maiden’s Tower is the oldest symbol of the city of Baku. Most
scientists believe that the tower was built in two stages: half in the V
century, and the upper part in the XII century. But there are versions with
dating that hint at the construction of the tower BC.
of miniature books. The
world's only museum of miniature books is located on one of the streets of the
Old City (Icheri Sheher) in Baku. All books are smaller than a palm. The size
of many publications is not more than 1 centimeter, and the "area" of
the smallest book in the collection is 2x2 millimeters.
of Ali Shamsi. Tourists, walking along Kichik Gala street, have to stop near a
90-year-old tree with three female faces, take a picture with a lion on the
facade of the workshop and go through the open door to admire Ali Shamsi's paintings,
talk with the master and take a picture with him as a keepsake.
Visiting the Shehidler Hiyabany
alley, the National Assembly and
Flame Towers, the State Flag Square, where you can see the flag waving on
one of the highest flagpoles in the world
Crystal Hall, the largest concert arena in Baku, where Eurovision 2012 was held. We
also advise you not to miss the opportunity and ride the Baku Eye Ferris wheel. From a bird's eye view you will have
unforgettable views of the city sights and the Caspian Sea, whose relaxed and
enchanting atmosphere is perfect for couples and families.
in the restaurant
at the Hotel
DAY 2 – Gobustan – Absheron Tour
Breakfast in the hotel
Meeting at the hotel lobby with a friendly tour guide
Starting Gobustan tour - There
are about 800 mud volcanoes and 350 of them are located in Azerbaijan. Moreover,
some of these volcanoes are quiet. During your trip to Azerbaijan, we will take
you to the place of Gobustan, where one of the most famous fields of mud
volcanoes is located…
the Museum (closed exposition) and the reserve (open part). The petroglyphs
Museum (Museum under the open sky). Gobustan origins from the words Gobu
and Stan. Thus, Gobustan is a country of ravines. Ravines there really a lot
and the rivers were, but dried up, and the valley of mud volcanoes is, but the
main thing is not this. The main thing in Gobustan is its famous petroglyphs. Therefore,
scientists call images on a stone and consider it rudiments of writing. The age
of these images is different-from the 12th century BC to the middle ages. In
this area from time immemorial lived people who have left us traces of their
ancient and powerful culture. There are traces of such antiquity on the globe
in many places, but Gobustan is one of the unique places in both the number and
preservation of such images, and in the coverage of such a large historical
period. People settled in these places for thousand years– one generation after
another, and each left traces of their stay.
Lunch in the restaurant
Starting Absheron tour
Absheron tour covers three historical places. You will get an
opportunity to become acquainted with old household and ethnographic traditions
at Gala open-air museum. During the tour you will see Quadranqular Tower, one
of the ancient Absheron towers located in Mardakan village.
Moreover, you will also learn legends about Ateshgah Temple and Burning
Mountain and the streams located nearby.
Firstly, to Atesgah (Fire Temple)
it is the first main settlement of worshippers in Azerbaijan since the second
century. Ateshgah often called the "Fire Temple of Baku" is a
castle-like religious temple in Surakhani town, a suburb of Baku, Azerbaijan.
Based on Persian and Indian inscriptions, the temple was used as a Hindu, Sikh,
and Zoroastrian place of worship.
Ateshgah – is temple of fire exotic of Azerbaijan. It is known almost
all over the world. It is situated 30 km away from Baku, in Surakhani district.
This territory is well known with it is phenomen - natural gas which comes from
ground and and burns. The temple was built in XVII-XVIII centuries. It was
built by a Hindu community in Baku, belonging to the Sikh caste. But the
history of Ateshgah is more ancient. Long ago in this territory was located the
sanctuary of Zoroastrians - fire worshipers (approximately the beginning of our
Lastly, we will visit: Yanar Dag
(Azerbaijani: Yanar Dag, meaning "burning mountain") Fire mountain —
is one of the most incredible natural sightseeings of Absheron peninsula. This
is a mountain hill which is impossible to put out neither with rain nor with
sand. And it is several thousand years that it burns. The frightening and
simultaneously mesmerizing fiery landscape are actually explained very simply:
From the upper layers of the soil natural gas is released, and when it comes
into contact with oxygen, it turns into a flame.
Trip to “Fire Mountain “- “Yanardag” – (25 km from Fire Temple) is a
mountain on Absheron peninsula, 25 km from north of Baku. Literally, word
“Yanardag” means “Blazing mountain”. Blazing bodies of flame dance on stones
and floor. Yanar dag is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a
hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku, the capital of
Azerbaijan, which itself is known as the “land of fire.”
Dinner in the restaurant
Transfer to the hotel
Overnight at the Hotel
DAY 3 –
Breakfast in the hotel
Meeting at the hotel lobby with a friendly tour guide.
On the road you can visit Maraza
village known for its unique monument -
two-storied mausoleum-mosque of the 15th century called Diri-Baba, located
across from the old cemetery
Transfer to Shamakhi
Visiting the oldest mosque in the South
Caucasus – Shamakhi Juma Mosque; Yeddi Gumbez Mosque, the Shirvan Shah's family
Mausoleum-Mosque - On the way from Baku to Shamakhi
there is Maraza village known for its unique monument - two-storied
mausoleum-mosque of the 15th century called Diri-Baba, located across from the
old cemetery. For a long time, the local residents have kept the legend that
their imperishable Saint Diri-Baba had been buried.
On the way, you will have a stop in Shamakhi Juma Mosque that is built-in
743 which is the most ancient known mosque in the Caucasus region. This oldest
and largest mosque in Azerbaijan, Shamakhi Dzhuma, according to the legend was
built in the 8th century when Shamakhi was chosen as residence by an Arabian
caliph. The initial Arabian inscription on the portal of the mosque said that
the mosque had constructed in 744
Visiting “Nohurgol” (lake) -
Lake Nohur in Gabala is one of the most popular tourist destinations in our country
and you will take a tour this lake during our Gabala tour. The lake is unusual,
beautiful, surrounded by mountains and reed beds, and resembles a mirror in
which wooded slopes look. The peculiarity of this reservoir is that although it
is located high in the mountains, it is easily accessible, you can get here by
car and even stay in a local recreation area.
Located 3km east of Gabala with its unique nature, the lake Nohur
resembles a ring spur, located in a natural hole between the Gullurun, Goydag
and Yumru mountains. At times of severe winter, the surface of Nohur Lake is
completely frozen. In the winter of 1953, the ice cover on the lake surface was
40-50 cm. It was. The residents of the nearby village of Nohurqishlag using
this force brought fire and building materials from the sky to the north of the
lake, passing through the force of live power and technology. The fact that the
surface of the dam was completely covered with ice was repeated in the winter
Lunch time in one of the city restaurants with local cuisine. Our guide
will recommend restaurants where they prepare delicious and not expensive.
Visiting “Yeddi Gozel”
(waterfall) - Seven Beauty Waterfall. iT is located in the outskirts of
Gabala, near the village of Vandam. The waterfall consists of seven cascades,
hence its name. If you want to admire this natural wonder, then you should go
there very early. A waterfall is a place of pilgrimage for tourists from all
over the world, the pedestrian route is usually crammed with cars and buses,
and there is always a crowd of admiring spectators on a narrow wooden
staircase. Some consider this place holy. Hypertensive patients and people
suffering from cardiovascular diseases, before visiting the waterfall should
consult a doctor because at the height is breathtaking. Tourists are allowed to
climb only to the fifth step, and only brave souls risk climbing to the fifth,
sixth, seventh steps.
of Summer-Winter Recreation Zone "Tufandag",
including Tourist Complex "Tufandag". Tufandag Winter-Summer Tourist
Complex is located 4 kilometers far from Gabala city. The resort allows
visitors to enjoy different extreme sports and tourism activities in the harmony
with nature. Tufandag complex provides skiing in winter, going up to the
mountains by cable cars in summer, mountain climbing by ATV quad bikes and
other types of entertainment.
“Tufandaq”Winter-Summer Tourism Complex offers cable car rides at any time
of the year, skiing on the ski tracks of different difficulty level, ski
training and ski school, catering service (cafe and restaurants), entertainment
centres for kids, hotel and other services.
Ski lifts are placed to serve the available ski terrain in the most
efficient manner, while considering a myriad of factors such as wind
conditions, round –trip skiing and access needs, skier connectivity between
other lifts and trails and the need for circulatory space at the lower and
upper terminal sites. Additionally, it is recognized that the vertical rise and
length of ski lifts for a particular mountain are the primary measures of
overall attractiveness and marketability of a ski area. Generally, there are 4
rope ways in the complex. Guests can beautiful natural landscapes of Tufandag
chain of Great Caucasian with rope ways. General length of rope ways is 5.8 km.
The trail system concept is designed to take advantage of every opportunity to
creating Intermediate and lower ability level trails along the ridges and in
the valleys will prove to be successful and would create a good ski experience.
The trail network minize cross-traffic and provide the full range of ability
levels consistent with market demand. Total of 17 km slopes length.
Shooting Club. Gabala Shooting Club is part of the Gabala Sport Club, a world-class
facility that prepares the athletes for the national teams of Azerbaijan in
shooting, boxing, karate, taekwondo, soccer, and judo.
Gabala Shooting Club, a favorite place for active leisure fans, is an
ideal place to hold large-scale sports competitions. The Grand Prix of the
International Shooting named after Heydar Aliyev has been held here in 2014 and
2016 years. All the necessary conditions have been provided for the convenience
of both guests and athletes at the complex. Cottages have been built here for
guests who want to spend the night at the complex.
FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT CLUB'S AREA
combined shooting ranges
and outdoor rifle/pistol halls
for rest of sportsmen and visitors
2 office blocks
Transfer to Baku
Dinner at the restaurant
Overnight at the hotel
DAY 4 - Farewell Day
Breakfast in the hotel
Check out from the hotel