9 Days / 8 Nights
Day 1 BAKU Arrival
Arrival in Baku- the cultural centre and capital of Azerbaijan, one of the worlds’ most beautiful cities. Located at the joint of Europe and Asia, the capital’s name itself is interpreted as “city of winds”
Proceed to check into hotel. After rest, proceed for some local sightseeing – Highland Park, Seaside Park (Baku Boulevard) a promenade that runs parallel to the seafront. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city, Baku Bay and Seaside National Park. Overnight at hotel, Baku (L, D)
Day 2 BAKU
Today proceed for Absheron Peninsular Excursion and visit Ateshgah and Yanardagh. Ateshgah is the fire worshipper’s temple located in Surakhany settlement. The temple is one of the many indicators about existence of Zoroastrianism
in ancient Azerbaijan; Yanardagh is the ‘burning mountain’ near the Digah settlement. After Lunch, excursion continues with visit to old Baku city – Icheri Sheher, starting at the entrance to the Twin Castle Gates (Gosha Gala) and continuing through narrow streets. Old City encircles a number of historic-architectural monuments like Maiden Tower, Shirvanshah’s Palace, etc. Overnight at hotel in Baku. (B,L,D)
Day 3 BAKU-GOBUSTAN-BAKU
Departure after breakfast for Gobustan tour. Visit the open-air museum showcasing Neolithic cave paintings. Later visit Ali Haider Centre and Mini Azerbaijan museum. Photo opportunity at the architectural marvel which has become a signature landmark of modern Baku due to its innovative and cutting-edge design. Enjoy dinner at a traditional restaurant. Overnight at hotel, Baku. (B,L,D)
Day 4- BAKU – GABALA
Check out of hotel after breakfast and proceed to Gabala, the ancient capital of Caucasian Albania; which was located in the middle of the 2500 year old Silk road. Visit Shamaki en route with excursion to Seven Combs – the first residence of Shirvanshahs State and Maraza Diri Baba (living grandfather) Mausoleum, in Shamakhi grand Mosque. Also visit Lahij village, one of the most ancient human settlements in Azerbaijan and an important centre of craftsmen in the medevial period. Overnight at hotel in Gabala. (B,L,D)
Day 5 – GABALA-BAKU
Today after breakfast enjoy a leisurely morning visiting the Qafaz Tufandag Mountain Resort, a summer-winter complex and ride the cableway through the breathtaking Caucasus Mountain. After lunch, proceed to Baku. Overnight at hotel in Baku. (B, L, D).
Day 6 – BAKU – QUBA
Check out of hotel after breakfast and proceed to Quba Qusar Region, to enjoy the largest national park- QUsar Shahdag Mountain resort. . Visit the Tangaalty Canyon, Afurja Waterfall, picturesque Chenlibel Lake. Visit Khinaliq an ancient Caucasian village(Optional /Weather permitting) going back to the Caucasian Albanian period. It is located high up in the mountains of Quba . Khinalug is among the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world. Later overnight at hotel in Quba. (B,L,D).
Day 7 –QUBA – BAKU
Today proceed for local Quba sightseeing- Friday Mosque, Ardabil Mosque , Old Hamman (baths), Red Town – home to the community of mountain Jews; before proceeding back to Baku. Overnight at Baku hotel ( B,L,D)
Day 8 – BAKU
After breakfast proceed to visit the Mud Volcanoes – A UNESCO heritage.They are also called “sedimentary volcanoes’. After lunch, free time for souvenir shopping. Later return to hotel. Overnight in Baku. (B,L,D)
Day 9 –BAKU Departure
Morning free till departure to airport for flight home with happy memories.
*Itinerary could be subject to change*