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$28 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Samakhi&Lahij Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Diri Baba Mausoleum, Qobustan, Daghlig Shirvan RegionThe first stop in your Trip will be the Diri Baba Mausoleum in Maraza settlement. The Diri Baba Mausoleum stands in a square construction on a glyptic cliff. Two storeyed building has been built in the year 1402. Local residents in Maraza believes that in the Diri Baba Mausoleum one sacred person was buried and his body remained imperishable due to his holiness. That is why the name of the mausoleum is Diri Baba which literally means Alive Grandfather.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Juma Mosque, Shamakhi, Daghlig Shirvan RegionAfter the Diri Baba, you will visit the Shamakhi Juma Mosque which built in year 743 and is one of the most ancient mosques built in the territory of Azerbaijan.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, Shamakhi, Daghlig Shirvan RegionThen you will visit the 7 Gumbaz Mausoleum. It is the mausoleum complex that was built in 17-18th centuries and is known as graves of royal family members of Shamakhi Khanate.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Lahic Guest HouseThen you will proceed to the Lahij Village. The village is located 1375 m above the sea level. On the way, you will stop at the rope bridge and take the photos on it. After the reaching, the village you will have a walking tour in the main street of Lahij will have a chance to speak with local residents of the village, visit the copper craft and many other shops which you can buy handmade souvenirs, herbs, carpets, and many more items. Also, you will visit the old Museum of Local History in Lahij.Duration: 1 hour

$35 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Gabala Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Diri Baba Mausoleum, Qobustan, Daghlig Shirvan RegionThe mausoleum was described in diaries of K. de Bryuin and A.Oleariy, and also in a work of B.Dorn. The mausoleum stands in a square located on a glyptic cliff. The building is two-storeyed. The first store has a hall covered with an ogive, which has a passageway to an octahedral cupola from a small vestibule. Stairs leading to the hall of the second store have been carved on the cliff. A spherical cupola with a pointed top has squinches decorated with plant ornaments.There is a fragment of a ligature, indicating a date – the year 1402, and also a part of the architect’s name – “…the son of ustad Haji” – in one of the squinches. Many legends and myths are connected to this place. Diri Baba mausoleum was decorated with a mosaic and effective ligature by a calligraphist called “Dervish”.Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, Qabala, Shaki-Zaqatala Region6 km from Vandam and 3 km from the main road, it is located in the upper part of the Puskan neighborhood. As a result of the water falling from seven diffe­rent mountains, there is a seven-storey waterfall. It is possible to see only two waterfalls that are at the bottom, while to see others one has to climb a steep slope, which is rather unsafe. There is a seasonal restaurant here. There is litt­le sunlight trees, which is why it is al­ways dark and cool here. This is one of Gabala’s most popular travel destinati­ons.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Tufandag Winter Summer Tourism Holiday Complex, Qabala, Shaki-Zaqatala RegionTufandag 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 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 entertainmentDuration: 1 hourStop At: Gabala Shooting Club, Qabala, Shaki-Zaqatala RegionGabala Shooting Club is part of the Gabala Sports Club, a world-class facility that prepares the athletes for the national teams of Azerbaijan in the shooting, boxing, karate, taekwondo, soccer, and judo. The reason behind building the GSC was to develop a multi-purpose and world-class shooting facility in Azerbaijan that can serve both as a recreational and entertainment center, and as a training place for the national shooting team and international professionals, as well as to promote the shooting as a sport in national level.Duration: 30 minutes

$190 Cultural & Theme Tours

Shamakhi- Lahij tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Diri Baba Mausoleum, Qobustan, Daghlig Shirvan RegionThe Diri Baba Mausoleum is a mausoleum located in Shamakhy- Maraza region of Azerbaijan. The mausoleum is a wonderful example of Shirvan architectural school. According to the scripts found on the monument, the construction date was 1402 and the architect was “…the son of ustad Haji”. A funeral text on the wall indicates the name Shirvanshahs – Ibrahim I of Shirvan- ruler of Shirvanshakhs State. There are still many legends about the mausoleum. For a long time, local people believed that a sacred person- called Diribaba had buried here and remained imperishable across the centuries. Local people relate many mystic events to this monument. Therefore, the mausoleum attracts many pilgrims and visitors from its construction date.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Juma Mosque, Shamakhi, Daghlig Shirvan RegionJuma Mosque of Shamakhi is the largest mosque of Azerbaijan. It is one of the first mosques of Azerbaijan after the Arab occupation of Caucasus. The Arabian writings reflected on the walls of the mosque show the construction year as 744 AD. This makes the mosque the earliest one in whole Caucasus after the Juma Mosque of Derbent, which was completed in 734 AD.Shamakhi Juma Mosque does not have analogue in Azerbaijan. Ornamental patterns decorates the entire facade of the mosque. The mosque has a rectangular plan. The size of the building is 46 meters length and 28 meters width. There is a large prayer hall which is divided into three separated sections. Moreover, each part of the mosque has its own prayer place and entrance. Therefore, Juma Mosque is also called three-hall mosque. Such kind of design is very similar to the architecture of well-known Great Mosque of Omayyad in Damask which was built in 708 AD.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: IsmayilliLahij is a remote village located in Ismayilli district of Azerbaijan, on the slopes of Greater Caucasus, at a height of 1211 meters above sea level. The distance from the capital Baku to the village is about 190 km. The population of the village is around 2,000 residents mainly consisting of the ethnic minority group who speak the Tat language.Lahij is one of the most ancient one of the oldest continuously habited places in the world. Moreover, the sewage system of the village dates back to 1000 years ago which was an extra-ordinary facility for that time. For example, the big cities of Europe like Paris and London did not have sewage system until the XIII-XIV century AD. The buildings and master plan of the village is very unique. As a result of the frequent earthquakes, local people have developed sophisticated and authentic construction techniques. Traditionally, people used the ground floors of houses as workshops and trade rooms. Houses here are distinctive with their flat roofs. Furthermore, some houses feature balconies that look out onto the street.Today, the village and its entire heritage is under protection, but open to tourists.The spirit of Medieval Ages and Ancient Silk road still lingers in Lahij.Duration: 2 hours

$20 Cultural & Theme Tours

Shamakhi- Lahij tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Diri Baba Mausoleum, Qobustan, Daghlig Shirvan Regionhe Diri Baba Mausoleum is a mausoleum located in Shamakhy- Maraza region of Azerbaijan. The mausoleum is a wonderful example of Shirvan architectural school. According to the scripts found on the monument, the construction date was 1402 and the architect was “…the son of ustad Haji”. A funeral text on the wall indicates the name- Shirvanshahs – Ibrahim I of Shirvan- ruler of Shirvanshakhs State. There are still many legends about the mausoleum. For a long time, local people believed that a sacred person- called Diribaba had buried here and remained imperishable across the centuries. Local people relate many mystic events to this monument. Therefore, the mausoleum attracts many pilgrims and visitors from its construction date.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Juma Mosque, Shamakhi, Daghlig Shirvan RegionJuma Mosque of Shamakhi is the largest mosque of Azerbaijan. It is one of the first mosques of Azerbaijan after the Arab occupation of Caucasus. The Arabian writings reflected on the walls of the mosque show the construction year as 744 AD. This makes the mosque the earliest one in whole Caucasus after the Juma Mosque of Derbent, which was completed in 734 AD.Shamakhi Juma Mosque does not have analogue in Azerbaijan. Ornamental patterns decorates the entire facade of the mosque. The mosque has a rectangular plan. The size of the building is 46 meters length and 28 meters width. There is a large prayer hall which is divided into three separated sections. Moreover, each part of the mosque has its own prayer place and entrance. Therefore, Juma Mosque is also called three-hall mosque. Such kind of design is very similar to the architecture of well-known Great Mosque of Omayyad in Damask which was built in 708 AD.Stop At: IsmayilliLahij is a remote village located in Ismayilli district of Azerbaijan, on the slopes of Greater Caucasus, at a height of 1211 meters above sea level. The distance from the capital Baku to the village is about 190 km. The population of the village is around 2,000 residents mainly consisting of the ethnic minority group who speak the Tat language.Lahij is one of the most ancient one of the oldest continuously habited places in the world. Moreover, the sewage system of the village dates back to 1000 years ago which was an extra-ordinary facility for that time. For example, the big cities of Europe like Paris and London did not have sewage system until the XIII-XIV century AD. The buildings and master plan of the village is very unique. As a result of the frequent earthquakes, local people have developed sophisticated and authentic construction techniques. Traditionally, people used the ground floors of houses as workshops and trade rooms. Houses here are distinctive with their flat roofs. Furthermore, some houses feature balconies that look out onto the street.Duration: 3 hours

$47 Day Trips & Excursions

Qobustan and Absheron tour

Pick up from hotel (accommodation place)Stop at: Gobustan Rock Art, Baku, Gobustan region The first stop of the tour will be the Gobustan National Park which is famous for its rocky landscape.  During the tour you will have a chance to visit the local museum and see the unique exhibits that have reached us through the millennium of history. Moreover, you will discover the mysterious world of petroglyphs – rock paintings and inscriptions.Domitian.Duration: 2,5 hours Stop at: Mud Volcanoes, Qobustan, Daghlig Shirvan Region (depends on good weather conditions) During this trip, you will get a great chance to see these amazing active volcanoes from a very close distance.Duration: 1 hour Stop at: Bibi-Heybat Mosque, Baku, Sebail region The Bibi-Heybat Mosque is a historical mosque in Baku, Azerbaijan. The existing structure, built in the 1990s, is a recreation of the mosque with the same name built in the 13th century which was completely destroyed by the Bolsheviks in 1936. The Bibi-Heybat Mosque today is the spiritual center for the Muslims of the region and one of the major monuments of Islamic architecture in Azerbaijan.Duration: 30 min.Stop at: Old City, Restaurant, Lunch timeBefore starting the tour in Absheron Peninsula, our guests will have a lunch in the Old Town part of Baku. The lunch will include the set of national dishes of Azerbaijani cuisine.Duration: 1 hour Stop at: Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Baku, Suraxani region The lunch will be followed by our visit to Ateshgah which is also called the Temple of Fire (he most ancient temple of the Zoroastrians). This temple is the most famous place of Absheron peninsula, loved by the guests of the city. For two centuries, it was a pilgrimage site for Hindus, Sikhs and other representatives of the exotic cults of the East. Moreover, by visiting the temple you will see the famous guest house, where the “father of the three musketeers” Alexander Dumas and the great Russian chemist Mendeleyev stayed.Duration: 1 hour Stop at: Mardakan Castle, Baku, Khazar region The second stop of our Absheron tour is going to be the Mardakan Castle (13th century), which is also called the Quadrangular Fortress. Duration: 30 min.Stop At: Yanar Dag, Baku, Khazar region The last stop of the tour will be Yanardag – Burning mountain. The natural eternal flame that bursts from the bowels of the mountain, from a depth of several kilometers over many centuries, is a unique natural phenomenon. The fire line surrounding the foot of the summit will give you an impression of the Land of Lights and leave an unforgettable memory of the tour.Duration: 30 minutes

$53 Kid Friendly

Shamakhi and Gabala tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Diri Baba Mausoleum, Qobustan, Daghlig Shirvan RegionThe first stop of the tour will be Diri Baba Mausoleum, the place where you will be fascinated about the history and legends. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Juma Mosque, Shamakhi, Daghlig Shirvan RegionThe further step is going to be your visit to the biggest mosque of Caucasus – Juma Mosque, which is located in the Shamakhi city. Shamakhi used to the capital city of the Shirvanshah state, which existed for almost 7 centuries.Duration: 45 minutesPass By: IsmayilliAmazing city of forests of Azerbaijan which is famous with it's local wine. Stop At: GabalaLunch in the restaurant which will be served in national style. It is included to the tour. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Nohur GolYour next destination will be the place, which is important for nature lovers – Nohur Lake. Around this fascinating nature, the lake reflects the Greater Caucasus Mountains in its green-blue waters. Duration: 1 hourStop At: GabalaDuring this trip you will visit traditional market (bazar) that is full of national sweets, fruit, spices, suveniers, pestels, honey and etc..Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tufandag Winter Summer Tourism Holiday Complex, Qabala, Shaki-Zaqatala RegionLater, you, with the help of cable car, will ascend to the tops of the ski resort Tufandag, which is one of the highest mountains in Azerbaijan. According to the legend, the lakes on the mountain still have the pieces that broke apart from the Noah's Ark during the storm. Duration: 2 hours