Azerbaijan Pearl of the East

Cultural & Theme Tours, hotel to hotel
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Tour description

Ancient culture, gentle sun, charm of the East, authenticity of locals, fantastic food, hospitality and complete delight! I think we ran a little forward and foretasted the reviews you will make after the tour. Don’t you believe us? Come and find out for yourself!

Day 1. Baku Arrival to Baku  Check-in at the hotel (registration time: 14:00)  Overnight in BakuDay 2. Meeting with Baku 09:00 Breakfast at the hotel 09:30 Departure to Baku City Tour (visit Upland Park, Baku Bay, "Old Town" -  Palace of the Shirvanshahs, the symbol of Baku - Maiden Tower, 13:00-14:00 Lunch  14:00-18:30 We continue our tour by bus to the central part of Baku in order to see the most interesting historical and architectural monuments. Our today's tour ends with a visit to the cultural complex named after Heydar Aliyev. In fact, even in theory, the construction of a building complex with extraordinary design looks far from being realistic. 18:30 Return to the hotel. Overnight in Baku.Day 3. Exploring Gobustan-Ateshgah-Gala  08:30 Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out 09:30 Excursion to Gobustan Gobustan is a Historical and Architectural Reserve under the open sky with the unique cave paintings of Neolithic times, which is located in 70 kilometers from Baku. There are more than 6 thousand petroglyphs dated over 12 thousand years old. 13:00-14:00 Lunch 14:00- 15:30 Excursion to the Temple of fire worshipers Ateshgah. Temple of fire worshipers is ancient religious building, built on the site of natural gas output. This temple is a part of the Zoroastrian chronicles and symbolizes the cult of the Eternal Flame.16:00- 18:00 Excursion to the national reserve Gala. Earlier only few people knew about the village, but in recent years the popularity of this small village has become enormous. 18:30 Return to the hotel. Overnight in Baku. Day 4. Trips to regions - Baku - Lahij - Sheki (400 km) 08:30 Breakfast in the hotel. Check out. 09:30 Drive in the North-West of Azerbaijan. The road to the city of Sheki will pass on one of the most beautiful corners of Azerbaijan at the foot of the Great Caucasus. The route passes through the village of Lahij, which is known for its handicraft workshops, it is inhabited by various craft masters that pass on their knowledge from generation to generation. 18:00 Arrival to Sheki, check-in. Rest. Overnight. Day 5. Meeting Sheki 09:00 Breakfast 09:30 -18:00 Sheki is one of the most famous and ancient places in Azerbaijan. Situated in 700 m (2297 ft.) above sea level the city, like an amphitheater, is surrounded by the mountains and forests of oak trees, this ancient city was long famed as a silk Centre and an important stop on the Great Silk Route. (Visit  Albanian churchs, Sheki Khan Palace, Kish village)Day 6. Return to Baku 08:30 Breakfast 09:30 After breakfast we will visit Sheki Bazaar where you will be able to buy fruits and souvenirs  Return to Baku. Overnight. Day 7. Departure from Baku Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out.

What's included

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • Breakfast
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Bottled water

What's not included

  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Food and drinks, other than the "value added offers" specified in your guidebook
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)