Tour of Azerbaijan (Baku – Shamakhi – -Kebel in Lahij – Sheki – Ganja – Naphthalene) – from Turkey
7 nights – 8 days
DAY 1: ISTANBUL – BAKU
After arriving in Baku, we arrive at our hotel after a welcome at the airport with our guide and a short panoramic city tour with our private vehicle. Free time after check-in procedures. Overnight stay at the Bakude Days Hotel.
DAY 2: BAKU
After breakfast at the hotel in the morning, we start our Baku city tour. We start our city tour with Icheriheh (Old City), which was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000. Our first visit point in the Old City is the Shirvan Shah Palace, built by Ibrahim Halilullah in the 15th century. Then the Maiden’s Castle, which has a history of 1000 years, is among the works we will see. After lunch, we continue our tour with the discovery of Modern Baku. First of all, we visit the Mountain Mountain Park at the highest point of the city and enjoy the panoramic view of Baku from here. Then we see the Flame Towers, which are considered to be the tallest structures in Baku and the symbol of the country. Then we visit the magnificent Baku Boulevard, which has the status of a National Park, and visit the Carpet Museum located here. At the end of our city tour, we will visit Heydar Aliyev Museum, which attracts attention with its futuristic architecture and is one of the important buildings of Azerbaijan. After our tour, we transfer to Bakude Days Hotel.
DAY 3: BAKU
Free time in the morning after breakfast at the hotel. Our guests can join the Absheron Peninsula tour (Ateshgah, Qala, Yanardag), which will be organized by our guide as an extra.
Among the main places we will visit on the Absheron Peninsula, we will see the Ateshgah Architectural Complex, one of the Three Magi (Zoroastrian) Temples in the World. This building, which is very interesting and whose fire has not died out for centuries, is one of the main pilgrimage places according to the Magi belief. The Gala Archeology and Ethnography Museum complex is considered one of the most interesting tourist destinations in Baku. In this complex, burial mounds, houses, structures, water tanks, the remains of an old castle, five mosques, three baths and others can be seen. After our gala visit, we will visit the Volcano, named “Land of Fire” by the famous traveler Marco Polo. The volcano has been burning for centuries with the effect of natural gas, which exists in a total area of 65 hectares and is extracted from underground. After our tour, we transfer to Bakude Days Hotel.
DAY 4: SHAMAHI – LAHIC – KEBELE
The next stop of our trip is Shamakhi. On the way, after visiting the Diri Baba tomb in the village of Maraza, we continue towards Shamakhi and see the historical Friday Mosque, Yeddi Gümbez Tomb and the family cemeteries of Shirvan Shahs. Later, we will visit Lahij, which stands out with its historical and architectural value. Lahij is mostly famous for the magnificent ancient mosques and baths. In addition to medieval water supply and sewage systems, it is also known for its traditional jewelry, copperware, carpet, ceramic, dagger and iron tool workshops. Overnight stay at Kebele is at Karvansaray Hotel.
DAY 5: SHEKI
We set out from the hotel to Sheki early in the morning. He visited the Sheki Khan Palace Palace, which is the biggest monument of Azerbaijan in Sheki, and that Sheki became an independent khanate 17-18. You will have the opportunity to learn about the Sheki dynasty in the centuries. You will visit the inside of the building and learn about the miracles of Azerbaijani architecture. This palace was built without using a single nail.
We will visit the stunning Sheki Khan Palace, a medieval castle and the Local History Museum. The local mosque, handicraft workshop, madrasa and bazaar are among the places we will see in Shekide. Our Sheki tour will introduce you in detail to a city located in picturesque mountains. Overnight stay in Sheki Sheki Palas hotel.
Day 6: GANJA
Tomorrow we will sail to the youth. Ganja city is a combination of modern and ancient history. One of the main attractions of the city is the 17th-century Shah Abbas Juma mosque with its two tall minarets and a distinctively decorated dome. If you are in the youth, you should definitely visit the monument of the great Turkish poet Nizami. Behind the 20-meter marble monument of the great poet are metal figures depicting scenes from Nizami poems.
Another must-see is the bottle house, a building decorated and built with about 50,000 glass bottles. This house is located approximately 15 km northeast of Ganja. The exact construction date of the building is uncertain, and the current design suggests that it mostly originated from a 19th century reconstruction. Overnight stay at Gencede Baku Hotel.
DAY 7: GANJA – NAFTALAN – BAKU
Cara Uroša 6,
Stari Grad 11000,
Belgrade / Serbia
203 Nizami St. Baku, Azerbeycan
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