After landing at the Baku International Airport, passport control and other formalities, the company representative will greet the guests at the exit from the terminal Transfer to the hotel (duration: 30-35 minutes) Arrival at the hotel, assistance with check-in (registration time: 14:00-15:00) Spare time for the personal acquaintance with Baku Overnight in Baku
Breakfast at the hotel Departure to the excursion that covers the entire central part of the city with a display of the major historical and architectural sites. Our first stop is Old Town that is a heart of Baku. 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: Palace of Shirvanshahs, Maiden Tower, caravansaries, mosques, baths etc. The next point is Cultural Center – a complex construction that includes an auditorium, museum, exhibition halls, and administrative offices. 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. The excursion involves also the Governor’s Garden, Government House of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall, Flag Squire, the sights that are considered the symbols of modern Baku – truly iconic Flame Towers, Carpet Museum which resembles a folded carpet, Crystal Hall (in which was held “Eurovision” song contest), Socar Tower, Azersu Tower, Congress Hall, and of course walk along the embankment. Today’s excursion ends in the upland park – the spectacular place where you can enjoy an unsurpassed view of Baku bay. Road back to the hotel Overnight in Baku
Breakfast at hotel. Visit to Shamakhi, Maraza village, visit to Sufi Dervish Mousaleum “Diri Baba” “Nohurgol” Lake – The lake is surrounded by a forest, you can walk around the lake. Here you can relax, even sail boat on the lake
Tour to Tufandag: Longest teleferic of the world – Whether for skiing, or just for memorable summer views of the Alpine scenery behind Qabala, jump aboard the Tufandag network of four cable cars.
Qabaland – It’s not quite Disneyland, but Azerbaijan’s first theme park is a godsend for local families and has something for all ages. Returning back to Baku. Overnight at hotel in Baku
Breakfast at the hotel Start of excursion, our road leads to Gabal and – theme park with kids’ attractions (karting, sky dive, horse &pony riding, climbing wall, boats etc.), special event and endless family fun. Next point of visit is Gabala Shooting Club – a favorite place for active leisure fans where you can train your shooting skills. New mosque in the city center – one more epic 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. Transfer to the hotel, free time to take a rest from the noisy bustle of a large metropolis and get a sense of tranquility. Overnight in Gabala
Breakfast at the hotel Check-out, road back to Baku 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. Pentagonal complex has an open courtyard with temple-altar in the center which was the place of pilgrimage for worshippers. Our next point is Gala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex. This open-air museum was created on the site of archaeological excavations where there are still survived ruins of five thousand years old history. During the excursions you will be acquainted with ancient dwellings, burial mounds, tombs, water storages, the ruins of an ancient castle etc. The road leads to the 22m square-plan Mardakan quadrangular tower that was built in the 14th century. It was mainly used for defending Mardakan on a temporary basis. 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, searing those who approached too close. Transfer to the hotel, assistance with check-in Overnight in Baku
Breakfast at hotel. Day free at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Baku.
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out from hotel. Transfer to Baku Airport for onward journey