“8-day Azerbaijan Tour”
Day 1: Baku – arrival
Arrival in Baku. You will be met by our driver and transferred to the hotel. Check-in. Free time.
Day 2: Baku
Start sightseeing tour in Baku. Visit Martyrs’ Lane, called ‘Shehidler Khiyabany’ among locals. When you walk through Martyrs’ Lane, you will find a beautiful view overlooking Baku’s coastline. Continue touring new Baku and exploring architecture of 19-20th centuries: Nizami Street, Fountain Square, Nizami Ganjavi monument. Pay a visit to Azerbaijan History National Museum and move to the old part of the city – Icheri Sheher. Visit Maiden Tower, Shirvanshahs’ Palace, Caravanserai. An excellent round-up to the city tour will be a visit to the richest bank of Azeri carpets – National Carpets Museum.
In the evening enjoy traditional dinner at Azeri restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Baku – Absheron Peninsula – Gobustan – Baku
Today you will visit the area of the Greater Baku and Absheron Peninsula. Start with Gobustan National Park. Pay a visit to the Petroglyphs Museum and explore petroglyphs dating back to 10,000 BC. Continue to mud volcanoes in Gobustan Reserve. Gobustan is home to almost half of world’s mud volcanoes. Later drive to Ateshgah – temple of fire worshippers located in Surakhany village. Zoroastrians from India travelled thousands of kilometers to Ateshgah to worship fire coming out of the earth. Continue to Yanar Dag Mountain with natural gas burning for several thousands of years. Return to Baku. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Baku – Shamakhi – Lahij – Gabala
Drive to Shamakhi, on the way, visit Diri-Baba Mausoleum in Maraza village. Continue to Shamakhi and have a sightseeing of historical Juma Mosque, Yeddi Gumbez Mausoleum, and the Shirvan Shah’s family grave yard. Drive to visit Lahij, the 5th century place outstanding due to its historical interest and architectural merit. Lahij is mostly famous for magnificent ancient mosques and bath-houses. It is famous for its medieval water supply and sewage systems, as well as traditional jewelry, copperware, carpets, pottery, daggers, and iron tools workshops.
In the afternoon, continue driving to our final destination for the evening, the city of Gabala. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Gabala –Sheki
In the morning, check-out from the hotel and drive to Sheki. On the way, visit the first Albanian church in Caucasus dating back to the 1st century AD. Have sightseeing tour around Sheki. Visit stunning Sheki Khans’ Palace, a medieval fortress. Continue to local mosque, handicrafts workshop, madrasah, and bazaar. Enjoy panoramic view of the town. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Sheki – Ganja – Naftalan
In the morning, depart Sheki and drive to Ganja, the second biggest city in Azerbaijan. Visit Ancient Fortress Wall, statue of Nizami Ganjavi, Shah Abbas mosque, and a unique house decorated with thousands of bottles. Continue driving to Naftalan, the center of medical tourism in Azerbaijan. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Naftalan
This morning we explore Naftalan, the city famous for naphthalane oil spas that stand out with medicinal properties. You can take an oil bath and relax. In the afternoon drive back to Baku. Check-in on arrival. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Baku – departure
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Transfer to Baku International Airport. End of the tour.
Baku 4 nights – Qabala 1night – Sheki 1night- Naftalan 1night
Services: ( Included Airport transfer, Transfer between cities, City tour (with launch), Tourguide) 880$ (PP= 245$)
List Of hotels:
Level A Hotels:Baku(Boulvard 5*)-Qabala(Qafqaz Sport 5*)-Shaki(Shaki Palace 4*)-Naftalan(Rixos 5*)= 580$ (PP)
Level B Hotels:Baku(Central Park 4*)-Qabala(Qafqaz Sport5*)-Shaki(Shaki Palace 4*)-Naftalan(Chinar 4*) = 397$ (PP)
PP in Level A hotels full Package: 825$ PP in Level B hotels full Package: 642$
If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact us. +994-55-2029805
Period of GANJA tour: all season
Meeting point: Hotel or other appointed place
Type of Tour: Individual (private)
Language: — We can provide you with guide service in english, persian, russian, arabian, french and other languages.
Excursions to Ganja district
Visiting Nizami Museum
Return to the hotel.
-Transfer from the hotel.
-Entry tickets is additional and cost 6 USD Per Person
Ganja is Azerbaijan’s second largest city with a population of around 325,200. It named Elisabethpol in the Russian Empire period. So the city regained its original name, Ganja, and in 1920 during the first part of its incorporation into the Sovet Union. However, its name changed again in 1935 to Kirovabad and retained that name through most of the rest of the Soviet period. In conclusion in 1989, during Perestroika, finally the city regained its original name.
Even though some sources from medieval Islamic time attribute the building of the town to a Muslim Arab ruler, so modern historians believe that the fact that the name Ganja derives from the New Persian ganj (“treasure”) and in Arabic source the name recorded as Janza (from the Middle Persian ganza) suggests that the city existed in pre-Islamic times and likely founded in the 5th century. The area in which Ganja located known as Arran from the 9th to 12th century; its urban population spoke mainly in the Persian language.
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