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Highlights of Azerbaijan

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Mariam Papunashvili

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PROMETHEA Voyages with 18 years of experience offers you trips in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan!

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Highlights of Azerbaijan

Discover Azerbaijan - the 'Land of Fire', a tangle of contradictions and contrasts. Neither Europe nor Asia, it's a nexus of ancient historical empires, but also a ‘new’ nation rapidly transforming itself with a super-charged gust of petro-spending, famous for its fascinating landscapes and eastern sculptures, mausoleums and mosques of XII-XIII CC, mud volcanoes and areas with permanent fire as a result of existing natural gas in the ground.

DAY 1

Arrive

Arrive in Baku, Azerbaijan. Transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Baku.
DAY 2

Discover the capital Baku

After breakfast we will start to discover Baku city. Sightseeing tour of Baku with a visit and tour of the monumental, historical and architectural monuments of the city: you will also see a panorama of the city of Baku Bay and the Upland Park. Then follows the visiting of the old city *Icheri sheher-the inner city*. Icheri sheher means the inner city. It was called the inner after the oil boom of the middle of the XIX century when the city stopped to hold in defense walls and left its limit. Several tens of the historical- architectural monuments at the same time the Shirvanshakhs Palace, the symbol of Baku city The Maiden Tower, the place of merchants rest Karavansaray are concentrated in the Icheri sheher, with the square of 22 hectares. Icheri sheher is the live organism which has its own infrastructure and inhabited files. It is an ancient city in the modern city. Evening walk along the central streets of the city and fountain square, possibility of shopping. Read more

Overnight in Baku.
DAY 3

Explore Gobustan and Yanar Dag

Excursion to Gobustan. Gobustan geographical region is situated in East Azerbaijan and borders on the southern slope of Big Caucasus ridge in the north, Pirsaat River in the west, Harami and Mishov mountains in the south, the Caspian Sea and Absheron peninsula in the east. Gobustan - is an archaeological reserve in Azerbaijan, south of Baku, in Garadagh and Absheron regions, representing a plain located between the south- eastern slope of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range and the Caspian Sea , and part of which is a cultural landscape of rock carvings , located in the 537 hectares. Gobustan monuments are divided into two groups: 1) petroglyphs and 2 ) ancient sites and other facilities. Excursion to Yanar Dag. You can see here nature phenomenon, incessant burning nature gas on the rock which named to the Yanar Dag reserve the burning rock. As the historians say, maybe this place gave the name *the fire country* to Azerbaijan. Read more

Overnight in Baku.
DAY 4

Explore Shamakha and Diri Baba

Azerbaijan has many secrets that are able to express the ancient beauty. Shamakhi is an especial city among the others. Long ago it was a capital of well-known Shirvan Empire. Here representatives of Shirvan Dynasty lived. Nowadays Shamakhi is thought to be a place with very developed winemaking. Visiting this city you have an opportunity to observe an outstanding mausoleum called Yeddi Gumbez. Its magnificent domes rise above the silent and lonesome landscapes and create mysterious atmosphere. Then in Shamakhi you can find an interesting architecture Diri Baba. This is a famous tomb place. Its architectural complex bears a clear evidence of the middle ages. Diri Baba was built on the rock and look like a big eagle nest. To investigate it you must be strong as you should climb a straight wall. But after you do it, you’ll see a sacred place from inside. Before we come up closer to it we see only one facade but the other sides are hidden in cliffs. The monument has two stores. Scientists say that the first one could be used by servants. The salon is in the second floor. You could get there using stairs. The tourists have different opinions about this monument. One thinks it to be a real sacred place while another see it as a simple burial place. Read more

Overnight in Gabala.
DAY 5

Visit Sheki and Kish

Drive to Sheki. On road Excursion to the village Kish. Village Kish famous for its huge Christian architectural monument. This is Albanian church which history goes back to 6th-7th centuries. An ancient cemetery is located near the temple. All burial places are under the glass cupola. Looking through it you can see remains of ancient humans. They impress with their height. Sometimes they appear to be 2,5 meter or higher. ncient Albanian people were giants with white skin. Their hair was golden. They looked unlike modern Caucasian nations. That’s why sometimes this village is called like “land of Atlants”. An excursion to Sheki will bring you a good portion of joy. This is the oldest city in Azerbaijan. In ancient times people sold silk here. It was famous among merchants from the Great Silk Road. Sheki has a big History museum where tourist could investigate artifacts from different periods. Another interesting place is Khan's summer Palace. It has wonderful facades decorated with floral motives. Interior design of it impresses even more. Here you can see different frescoes painted by the best craftsman. Some of them feature flowers, while another give us a picture of ancient hunting or scenes of battles. To build a palace masters used bricks, river stones and oak. You can also see two beautiful mirrored balconies here. In other decoration rare colored Venetian glass is used. All rooms in this palace have especial decorations. We can find here refined miniatures featuring birds, animals, paradise scenes. All these paintings were made with bright colors. This building shows us that even in 17th century wall-painting was rather developed. Read more

Overnight in Sheki.
DAY 6

Visit Ganja

Departure to Ganja – the second city in Azerbaijan. On the way visit to Mingyachevir – industrial town on Kura rive. Ganja city sightseeing tour. Visit to the mosque of “Shah Abbas”, medieval caravanserai, museum of miniature, “Bottle house”, mausoleum of the Great Azerbaijani poetry Nizami Ganjavi. Visit to the local bazaar. Read more

Overnight in Ganja.
DAY 7

Visit Hanlar Village

After breakfast we will visit Hanlar village. Then drive to Baku. Arrival to Baku.

Overnight in Baku.
DAY 8

Explore the North of Azerbaijan

Trip to Guba. Taking the Beshbarmaq Mountain, a sacred place and a popular destination for the locals. Then you will visit the Juma Guba mosque in the old bath houses and the Jewish Quarter Krasnaya Sloboda "Red settlement." Visit the Guba Genocide Memorial Complex.

Overnight in Baku.
DAY 9

Visit Abshron Peninsula & Ramana Fortres

Excursion to Ateshgah. The temple of fire worshipers Ateshgah is located at the Apsheron peninsula at the outskirts of Surakhani village in30 km from the center of Baku and was revered in different times by Zoroastrians, Hindus and Sikhs. Current constructions of the temple are dated by XVII century. Different workshops and souvenir galleries are located here now. Excursion to the fortress of Ramana. Ramana fortress - Refers to the XVI century fortress in the village of Ramana Baku. The height of the fortress of 15 meters. Date built of white stone fortress is unknown. It is assumed that was built to protect the palace and was used as a state under the rule of Shirvanshahs. Read more

Overnight in Baku.
DAY 10

Departure

Transfer to the airport, departure.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Baku
Hotel Diplomat 3*
Day 4
Location Gabala
Day 5
Location Sheki
Hotel Issam 3*
Day 6
Location Ganja
Hotel Karvansaray
Day 7
Location Baku
Hotel Diplomat 3*
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Baku
Hotel Boutique 4*
Day 4
Location Gabala
Day 5
Location Sheki
Day 6
Location Ganja
Hotel Vego 4*
Day 7
Location Baku
Hotel Boutique 4*
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Baku
Day 4
Location Gabala
Day 5
Location Sheki
Day 6
Location Ganja
Day 7
Location Baku

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation : 5 nights in Baku, 1 night in Gabala, 1 night in Sheki, 1 night in Ganja, 1 night in Guba
  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Guide service
  • Breakfast in hotels
  • All entrance fees
  • Agency 24/7 service

Package excludes

  • Air tickets ans Insurance
  • Tips
  • alcohol drinks
  • Personal expenses

More information

  • Price is given per person in DBL or Twin room.
  • If someone would like to stay single in the room, Single room supplement is:
  • Economy package: 227 USD
  • Comfort package: 307 USD
  • Luxury package: 373 USD
  • It is possible to customize the trip, add or remove services according to your requirements and budget.
  • We can help to get Azerbaijan e-visa for a little supplement 40 USD per person, procedures are very simple, for this we need just passport copy and colored photo.
  • Please feel free to contact us in case have any questions or need program modification.

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Muito Obrigado, Georgia! For this hospitality, for this fantastic food and music, for all these beautiful places I've seen. A piece of my heart will always remain here... Forever... Thanks for your agency for arranging this wonderful trip for me. I'd definitely wish to repeat...: )

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I'm so glad I decided to visit this wonderful place. I can't even describe how impressed and satisfied I am. All this culture, all this beauty, all this ancient history, super tasty food and folk music combined with amazing local guide and nice hotels. Unforgettable memories. thank you!

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Mariam Papunashvili

Tour manager

Lili Sakhltkhutsishvili

Tour manager and guide

Kakha Kuchashvili

Transport manager

Nato Khuskivadze

Tour manager

Tamar Berelashvili

Tour manager

Goga Kakhetelidze

General accountant

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