Welcome to İsmayıllı


The bus station, 1km south of Niyal Hotel, has an 11.30am bus to Qəbələ and hourly departures for Baku (AZN5, three hours) via Şamaxı (AZN3, one hour). Last at 5pm. If not already full, these also pick up passengers opposite Çaldas Petrol (Baku hwy) at the eastern edge of town, 500m east of Motel Talistan. Use the same point for shared taxis to Baku (AZN7) and for crushed-full marshrutky to Lahıc (AZN1.40, 1½ hours) departing at 7am, 11am and 2pm.

For Şəki change in Qəbələ or Oğuz.


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$42 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Gabala Tour

Private Gabala tour will start with car picking up you from your hotel. Your First stop will Be ancient Diri Baba Mausoleum which had been built in year 1402. After the mausoleum you will have a stop in the Shamakhi City, at the  Shamakhi Juma Mosque, a mosque that has been built in year 743 and is the one of the first mosques built in the territory of Azerbaijan. On the way between Ismayilli and Gabala car will stop for you to take photos inside of very dense forest. After the forest you will continue to the 7 Beauties Waterfall. From main road to the Waterfall there is 4 km off road. Car will be changed to Soviet Lada Car, and after visiting the waterfall Lada will return you to your primary car again. Next destination will be the Nohur Lake, very beautiful lake surrounded by mountains. In Nohur Lake you will be able even hire some boats to ride on the lake. After the Lake you will continue further to Gabala. As it is a private tour, stopping for lunch will be up to your decision. You will just need to ask from your Guide or Driver for that. Inside of Gabala City you will visit the Tufandagh Mountain Resort. Which you will be able to experience a cable car that climbs 1660 Meter high up to the mountain. From There you will clearly be able to see the Gabala from the top of the mountain. In Tufandagh mountain resort it is also possible to use paragliding services besides Cable car which will be completely voluntarily. After the Cable Car experience, next destination will be the Handmade Carpet Factory of Gabala. Which inside of the factory dozens of women, from morning to evening working hard to make beautiful and durable Azerbaijani Carpets. To make 1 carpet like that takes 3 months. Last attraction to visit in the tour will be the Gabala Shooting Center, which inside you will be able to check your rifle and arrow shooting skills. After the center you will continue your way to Baku and driver will drop you to your hotel or any desired place.

$70 Outdoor Activities

Shamakhi - Gabala Tour

As in every tour, in the case of Shamakhi-Gabala tour the professional guide and driver will meet you in front of your accommodation and lead you to our transport.The first stop of the tour will be Diri Baba Mausoleum, the place where you will be fascinated about the history and legends. The 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.Your visit to Juma Mosque will be followed by Gabala, the city that was the political and commercial center of ancient Caucasian Albania. In terms of its geography the tourists also call Gabala as “Switzerland of Azerbaijan”.In Gabala, your first stop will be the Ismayilli forest, where you will have a lunch that include the set of national dishes of Azerbaijani cuisine.Later, 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. Your 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. After having full day's impressions at the end of the day, you will return to Baku. 

$640 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Wine Trip Caucasus (Azerbaijan and Georgia)

DAY 1: Arrival + transfer to hotel in BakuYou will be met by our driver and transferred to your hotel. Free day.DAY 2: Baku – Aghsu - Ismayillipick up from hotel to AghsuAzgranataShato Monolitovernight at Shato Monolit Guesthouse.DAY 3: Ismayilli-Qabala-Ganjapick up from hotelSavalanGoygol Wine Factoryovernight in hotel in Ganja.DAY 4: Georgia-Azerbaijan border – Sighnaghi – Bodbe - Kvareli – Shildapick up from hotelto Georgian borderKakhetiSighnaghiBodbeKvareliShaloshvili’s cellar in Village Shilda, overnightDAY 5: Shilda – Tsinandali – Shumi – Tbilisi. pick up from hotel.the house-museum of famous Georgian poet – Alexander Chavchavadze in Tsinandali Village.excursion in winemaking Shumi.travel to Tbilisi and accommodate at the hotel.DAY 6: Tbilisi city Tour. Excursion to Chateau Mukhrani.pick up from hotelGeorgian Orthodox Church – Tsminda Sameba (Holy Trinity)Rike Park, Peace BridgeNarikalaChateau Mukhraniovernight in TbilisiDAY 7: Transfer to airportTransfer to Tbilisi AirportStart timeDepends on your flight detailsMeeting pointMeet and greet at Baku airport with Nasimi’s Winery Tours signageEnding pointTransfer to Tbilisi airport (timing depends on your flight details)Package Includes:Accommodation in hotels – 4* Divan Express Hotel (Baku) + 3+* Shato Monolit Guesthouse (Ismayilli) + 4* Vego Hotel (Ganja) + 3* Shaloshvili’s cellar hotel (Kakheti); 4* Tbilisi Laerton Hotel, Tbilisi Times, Hotel Diplomat or similar one (Tbilisi)Daily Breakfast;Full Transportation According to the group size by private sedan, minivan or minibus;Transfer from airport to hotel in Baku + from the hotel in Tbilisi to Tbilisi International Airport;Private guideTasting of wine and cooking master-classes in Khareba wine Tunnel;Visit to the 4 wineries in Azerbaijan + 4 wineries in GeorgiaEntrance to wineries and museum in SavalanWine tasting– 4-6 type of wines at each wineries + at Azgranata – unlimited number of wine including Pomegranate wine tasting + sparkling wine (organic) made of pomegranateAll wineries suggest snacks while tasting wines. Note: for 1 pax – 1 sng room, 2 pax – 1 dbl room, 3 pax. – 1 trpl room, 4 pax. – 2 dbl rooms, 5 pax. – 1 dbl +1 trpl rooms, 6 pax. – 2 trpl rooms, 7 pax. – 2 dbl 1 trpl roooms and 7+ same way

$169 Cultural & Theme Tours

Trip to Gabala city for 2 days, 1 night - price for 1 person

We will pick up you from your accommodation in Baku at 10 am. Our ride to Gabala will take about 3 hours for 230 km.  While riding to Gabala you will have a chance to see Shamakhi, Ismayilli and beautiful forests on the road to Gabala.  On the first day you will check-in in your hotel which is located in the city centre. Breakfast included to the price.  For the first day we will visit Nohurlake and Gabaland Entertainment Center. On the second day we will go to Seven Beauty Waterfall. Near the waterfall we will change our car to local drivers car because of bad conditions of road to the waterfall. Then we will continue with Tufandag Mountain Resort where you will chance to have to enjoy Teleferik or Skiing and nice bars and restaurant. After Tufandag we will continue with Gabaland Shooting Club and you will check how good you are on shooting. After all our activity we will take a road to Baku.

$25 Outdoor Activities

Spend your 1 day inside of Mountain and Forests at Gabala

We will pick up you from your accommodation in Baku at 9 am. Our ride to Gabala will take about 3 hours for 230 km. While riding to Gabala you will have a chance to see Shamakhi, Ismayilli and beautiful forests on the road to Gabala. On our arrival we will start with Nohurlake. Then we will go to Seven Beauty Waterfall. Near the waterfall we will change our car to local drivers car because of bad conditions of road to the waterfall. Then we will continue with Tufandag Mountain Resort where you will chance to have to enjoy Teleferik or Skiing and nice bars and restaurant. After Tufandag we will continue with Gabaland Shooting Club and you will check how good you are on shooting. After all our activity we will take a road to Baku. You will get free fridge magnets from us as a gift. 2 pieces per each person. The tour price is going down depends on number of participants.

$42 Private & Custom Tours

Gabala Private Tour

Private Gabala tour will start with car picking up you from your hotel. Your First stop will Be ancient Diri Baba Mausoleum which had been built in year 1402. After the mausoleum you will have a stop in the Shamakhi City, at the  Shamakhi Juma Mosque, a mosque that has been built in year 743 and is the one of the first mosques built in the territory of Azerbaijan. On the way between Ismayilli and Gabala car will stop for you to take photos inside of very dense forest. After the forest you will continue to the 7 Beauties Waterfall. From main road to the Waterfall there is 4 km off road. Car will be changed to Soviet Lada Car, and after visiting the waterfall Lada will return you to your primary car again. Next destination will be the Nohur Lake, very beautiful lake surrounded by mountains. In Nohur Lake you will be able even hire some boats to ride on the lake. After the Lake you will continue further to Gabala. As it is a private tour, stopping for lunch will be up to your decision. You will just need to ask from your Guide or Driver for that. Inside of Gabala City you will visit the Tufandagh Mountain Resort. Which you will be able to experience a cable car that climbs 1660 Meter high up to the mountain. From There you will clearly be able to see the Gabala from the top of the mountain. In Tufandagh mountain resort it is also possible to use paragliding services besides Cable car which will be completely voluntarily. After the Cable Car experience, next destination will be theHandmade Carpet Factory of Gabala. Which inside of the factory dozens of women, from morning to evening working hard to make beautiful and durable Azerbaijani Carpets. To make 1 carpet like that takes 3 months. Last attraction to visit in the tour will be theGabala Shooting Center, which inside you will be able to check your rifle and arrow shooting skills. After the center you will continue your way to Baku and driver will drop you to your hotel or any desired place.

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