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$29 Cultural & Theme Tours

Group tour to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Years-Old Village

Departure & ReturnDeparture Point Baku Departure Time 08.00-20.30 Return Details Baku Khinaliq village is one of the most famous mountain villages of Azerbaijan which has population about 2000 people. It is located at a distance 65 km west from Quba in the northern part of the Caucasus mountain part of the Greater Caucasus mountain ranget is located just north of Quba in the middle of the Greater Caucasus mountains that divide Russia and the South Caucasus. Khinalug is also the highest, most remote and isolated village in Azerbaijan and among the highest in the Caucasus. The weather changes dramatically during summer and winter, ranging from −20 °C to 18 °C.To be fair, it is rare to find such an ecologically pure fuel. Whilst in Khynalyg, one may often notice a pile of cubes or bricks called tezek in Azerbaijani made of manure. In the past, this type of bio-fuel was widely used in Azerbaijan. The manure is piled up and mixed with hay, formed into special shapes and then pressed. The bricks formed are dried in the sun and then, used to build high walls. The bricks are the main fuel used by the inhabitants of Khynalyg: they are high-quality material and do not incur any additional costs.The tour is going on all day long. After the tour our driver will take you back to the meeting place, or any other place in Baku.

$73 Cultural & Theme Tours

Guided Visit to Khinaliq, a 5,000-Year-Old Village

ItineraryDay 1: Baku - QubaStop At: Afurdzhi Falls, Quba, Guba-Khachmaz RegionQuba cityFirst stop will be in Quba city – one of the oldest cities in Azerbaijan. Unique nature, nice climate and gorgeous air – all this you will find in Quba. We will make in Quba itself and Jewish settlement across Quba – Red Sloboda.Afurdja waterfallAfter lunch we will drive to a Afrudja waterfall – dropping from the 90 meter high, the waterfall one of the biggest in Azerbaijan. Back to Quba, accommodation in a hotel and you will have a free time to walk around this old cityDuration: 8 hoursStop At: State Historical, Architectural and Ethnographic Reserve Khinalig, Khinalug, Guba-Khachmaz RegionKhanaliq villageNext morning, right after breakfast we will go to the unique place – Xınalıq; Khinalug: Kətş; also rendered as Khanaluka, Khanalyk, Khinalykh, or Khynalyk) is an ancient Caucasian village going back to the Caucasian Albanian period. It is located high up in the mountains of Quba Rayon, Azerbaijan. It is also a municipality in Quba Rayon, which consists of the villages of Khinaliq and Qalayxudat.It is located just north of Quba in the middle of the Greater Caucasus mountains that divide Russia and the South Caucasus. Khinaliq is also the highest, most remote and isolated village in Azerbaijan and among the highest in the Caucasus. Khinaliq has a population of about 2,000 people. This small group of people speaks the Khinaliq language, which belongs to the Northeast Caucasian language family, although many speak Azerbaijani as well.Khinaliq is among the most ancient and continuously inhabited places in the world, with history of over 5,000 years. Because of the high altitude and remoteness of Khinaliq it managed to survive and withstand many invasions. There are also some other historical places such as a 12th-century mosque, a 15th-century mosque, and several ancient cemeteries between the mountainsDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Quba-Khinaliq-BakuPass By: State Historical, Architectural and Ethnographic Reserve Khinalig, Khinalug, Guba-Khachmaz RegionKhanaliq villageNext morning, right after breakfast we will go to the unique place – Xınalıq; Khinalug: Kətş; also rendered as Khanaluka, Khanalyk, Khinalykh, or Khynalyk) is an ancient Caucasian village going back to the Caucasian Albanian period. It is located high up in the mountains of Quba Rayon, Azerbaijan. It is also a municipality in Quba Rayon, which consists of the villages of Khinaliq and Qalayxudat.It is located just north of Quba in the middle of the Greater Caucasus mountains that divide Russia and the South Caucasus. Khinaliq is also the highest, most remote and isolated village in Azerbaijan and among the highest in the Caucasus. Khinaliq has a population of about 2,000 people. This small group of people speaks the Khinaliq language, which belongs to the Northeast Caucasian language family, although many speak Azerbaijani as well.Khinaliq is among the most ancient and continuously inhabited places in the world, with history of over 5,000 years. Because of the high altitude and remoteness of Khinaliq it managed to survive and withstand many invasions. There are also some other historical places such as a 12th-century mosque, a 15th-century mosque, and several ancient cemeteries between the mountainsNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$107 Day Trips & Excursions

Highest waterfall and mystique mountain

Tour program • 09:00 –  departure from the hotel • 09:00 – 11:00 -  transfer Baku city -Quba city (120 km) • 11:00 – 11:30 – Quba – Afrudja ascent to waterfall, photoset (45 km from Quba, partially on 4x4 cars) • 13:00 – 14:00 – lunch (local dishes - milk products, organic fresh vegetables, lamb barbecue, tea, sweets) • 14:00 – 15:30 – transfer to Beshbarmaq. (50 km from Quba) • 15:30 – 17:30 – road to Beshbarmaq, visiting holy place, ascent to Beshbarmag, photoset.  • 17:30 – 19:30 – transfer to Baku • • On a road back dull scenery north of Baku gets an unexpectedly abrupt and dramatic boost with the looming silhouette of 520m Beshbarmaq Dash (Five Finger Mountain). This mystical peak brandishes a rocky fistful of phallic crags atop a super-steep grassy ridge top. It’s well worth climbing to the summit, not just for the fabulous Caspian views, but also to observe first hand Azerbaijan’s unique take on ‘Islam’. Price includes • Transfer (Mercedes Vito/Viano) • Lunch • 4x4 cars • Guide (Enlish speaking) • Tickets

$206 Cultural & Theme Tours

2 days package 5000 yo village and highest waterfall

ItineraryDay 1: Baku - Quba - AfurdjaStop At: Afrudja Waterfall, Quba, Guba-Khachmaz RegionDuring this tour we will visit north area of Azerbaijan. First stop will be in Quba city – one of the oldest cities in Azerbaijan. Unique nature, nice climate and gorgeous air – all this you will find in Quba. We will make in Quba itself and Jewish settlement across Quba – Red Sloboda. After lunch we will drive to a Afrudja waterfall  – dropping from the 90 meter high, the waterfall one of the biggest in Azerbaijan. Back to Quba, accommodation in a hotel and you will have a free time to walk around this old city Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in 3* hotel, DBL, BBDay 2: Quba - Khinaliq- BakuStop At: State Historical, Architectural and Ethnographic Reserve Khinalig, Khinalug, Guba-Khachmaz RegionNext morning, right after breakfast we will go to the unique place – Xınalıq; Khinalug: Kətş; also rendered as Khanaluka, Khanalyk, Khinalykh, or Khynalyk) is an ancient Caucasian village going back to the Caucasian Albanian period. It is located high up in the mountains of Quba Rayon, Azerbaijan. It is also a municipality in Quba Rayon, which consists of the villages of Khinaliq and Qalayxudat. It is located just north of Quba in the middle of the Greater Caucasus mountains that divide Russia and the South Caucasus. Khinaliq is also the highest, most remote and isolated village in Azerbaijan and among the highest in the Caucasus.  Khinaliq has a population of about 2,000 people. This small group of people speaks the Khinaliq language, which belongs to the Northeast Caucasian language family, although many speak Azerbaijani as well. Khinaliq is among the most ancient and continuously inhabited places in the world, with history of over 5,000 years. Because of the high altitude and remoteness of Khinaliq it managed to survive and withstand many invasions. There are also some other historical places such as a 12th-century mosque, a 15th-century mosque, and several ancient cemeteries between the mountainsDuration: 3 hoursMeals included: • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$89 Outdoor Activities

Chiraq Qala Medieval Castle Small-Group Tour with Lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Chiraq Castle, Quba, Guba-Khachmaz RegionChiraq QalaOn a road back we will visit Chiraq Castle. The remnains of Chiraq Castle sit very impressively at 1200m on a cliff top above the forested sanatorium of QalaAlti and associated Mashrif village. It’s one of the few castle ruins in Azerbaijan to retain a real castle-shaped silhouette and makes a worthwhile and reasonably easy diversion if you’re driving between Baku and Quba.Part of a defensive chain for 1600 years, the name Chirax means ‘lamp’ for beacon fires lit here to warn of approaching enemy armies. During the 18th century it was the southernmost outpost of Quba’sFatali Khan. Never stormed, it simply fell into disuse. Today the main knob of stone and brickwork that remains is teetering ever more perilously on a rock which is being eroded from beneath. The authorities have yet to undertake minimal repairs to bolster the site, as they did at Old Qabala. The need is now very urgent if the most impressive remaining fortress tower of the region is not to collapse. Hidden in the forest beneath are many more wall sectionsDuration: 6 hours

$190 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Chiraq Qala - medieval castel 2 days tour

Type of tour: Mountain, hiking, archeology The remnants of Chiraq Castle sit very impressively at 1200m on a cliff top above the forested sanatorium of Qala Alti and associated Mashrif village. It's one of the few castle ruins in Azerbaijan to retain a real castle-shaped silhouette and makes a worthwhile and reasonably easy diversion if you're driving between Baku and Quba.Part of a defensive chain for 1600 years, the name Chirax means 'lamp' for beacon fires lit here to warn of approaching enemy armies. During the 18th century it was the southernmost outpost of Quba's Fatali Khan. Never stormed, it simply fell into disuse. Today the main knob of stone and brickwork that remains is teetering ever more perilously on a rock which is being eroded from beneath. The authorities have yet to undertake minimal repairs to bolster the site, as they did at Old Qabala. The need is now very urgent if the most impressive remaining fortress tower of the region is not to collapse. Hidden in the forest beneath are many more wall sections. Difficulty: 1  Tour plans: Day 110:00 - 10:15 - Transfer 10:15 - 12:00 - Baku - Quba  12:00 - 14:00 – tour around Quba  14:00 - 15:30 - Dinner break (lamb barbecue, fresh vegetables, soups. Special meal can be ordered prior to a tour) 15:30 - 19:00 – tour in the old jewish village “Red Sloboda” 19:00 - 19:30 – transfer to the hotel (4 stars hotel in Quba)Day 209:00 - 10:00 – Breakfast in the hotel 10:15 - 12:00 – Quba – Qala Alti 12:00 - 14:00 – Qala Alti – Chiraq Qala14:00 - 15:00 – lunch (field lunch, (lamb barbecue, fresh vegetables, soups. Special meal can be ordered prior to a tour)) 15:00 - 16:00 – visiting Chiraq Qala16:00 – 18:00 – Chiraq Qala – Qala Alti18:00 - 20:00 - Galaaltı – Baku Services, included in the price:  • Transportation.  (comfortable mini bus and 4x4 car) • Mountain guide • Photo shooting • Tea breaks • Lunches • Breakfast • Hotel • All necessary equipment