Arrival to Heydar Aliyev International Airport Transfer to the hotel Standard check in time 15:00 pm Free time Overnight in Baku.
Breakfast at the hotel; Visit to Highland Park-Alley of Martyrs, The National Assembly- also transliterated as Milli Majlis, Flame towers-the tallest skyscraper in Baku.
Walking through Baku Boulevard which stretches along a south-facing bay on the Caspian Sea. It traditionally starts at Freedom Square continuing west to the Old City and beyond. Since 2012, the Yeni Bulvar (New Boulevard) has virtually doubled the length to 3.75 km.
Our tour program will continue with Old City or Inner City is the historical core of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The Old City is the most ancient part of Baku, which is surrounded by walls were well protected. In 2007, the Old City had a population of about 3000 people. In December 2000, the Old City of Baku, including the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Maiden Tower, became the first location in Azerbaijan to be classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
Tour going with the visit to the charming example of modern architecture - The Heydar Aliyev Center - a 57,500 m2 building complex in Baku, Azerbaijan designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid and noted for its distinctive architecture and flowing, curved style that eschews sharp angles. The center is named after Heydar Aliyev, the first secretary of Soviet Azerbaijan from 1969 to 1982, and president of Azerbaijan Republic from October 1993 to October 2003.
Tour will start with Ateshgah (Fire Worshippers Temple)
Based on Persian and Indian inscriptions, the temple was used as a Hindu and Zoroastrian place of worship. “Atash” is the Persian word for fire. The pentagonal complex, which has a courtyard surrounded by cells for monks and a tetra pillar-altar in the middle, was built during the 17th and 18th centuries. It was abandoned in the late 19th century, probably due to the dwindling of the Indian population in the area. The natural "eternal flame" went out in 1969, after nearly a century of exploitation of petroleum and gas in the area, but is now lit by gas piped from the nearby city.
Trip to "Fire Mountain "-"Yanardag" -a mountain on Absheron peninsula, 25 km from north of Baku. Literally, word "Yanardag" means "Blazing Mountain". Blazing bodies of flame dance on stones and floor. Yanar dag is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, which itself is known as the "land of fire."
Overnight in Baku.
10:00 Breakfast at the hotel;
Tour starts with Gobustan, which is best known, for being the home to the famous rock petroglyphs and mud volcanoes.
The area has been settled since the 8th millennium BC. It is known for hosting thousands of rock engravings spread over 100 square km depicting hunting scenes, people, ships, constellations and animals. Its oldest petroglyphs date from the 12th century BC. In 2007, UNESCO included the 'Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape' in the World Heritage list.
Visit to the Bibi-Heybat Mosque - 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 by Shirvanshah Farrukhzad II Ibn Ahsitan II
Transfer to Gabala
Arrival in Gabala
Check-in at the hotel
Overnight in Gabala
Breakfast at the hotel;
Excursion in: Tufandag “Winter-Summer Tourism Complex” offers cable car rides at any time of the year, skiing on the ski tracks of different difficulty level, ski training and ski school, catering service (cafe and restaurants), entertainment centers for kids, hotel and other services.
Qabala Amusement Park
Visit to Qabaland - It is located in one of the most picturesque regions of Azerbaijan, this center attracts summer tourists from Russia, Iran and Turkey .The main attractions are Drop tower, Twister, Swinger, Mini coaster, Techno pop, Butterfly, Bumper cars, Crazy clown, Pedal boats, Italian kiddie rides, Mini jet, Battery moto, Playground, Trampoline, Laser maxx, XD theatre, Ice ring dome, Horse & pony riding, Race mania, Nautic jet, Climbing wall, Bungee trampoline, Sky dive
Nohur Lake -It is located in Qabala, another region of Azerbaijan that one passes when travelling to Sheki. Lake is not on the way but if you go a bit deeper towards the mountains this beautiful view opens up in front of you. (To reach Qabala Yeddi Gozel Waterfall have to use special off road taxi) Start of Excursion.
Excursion to Sheki is a Sheki tour of the picturesque places in one of the old cities of the South Caucasus, where various handicraft production was concentrated, where beautiful silk products were produced and a brisk trade was developed. The city is rich in history and many monuments of the cultural heritage of Azerbaijan.
Sheki’s pearl is the Palace of the Sheki Khans, built in the 18th century without a single nail. The unique in its beauty the two-story building of the palace amazes with the magnificence of its decoration, both external and internal. The facade of the palace is richly painted with plot drawings depicting hunting and war scenes, as well as intricate geometric and floral patterns.
You will see the Caravanserai one of the attractions of Sheki during the Sheki tour. Caravanserais were built in the form of locks with a closed courtyard, with one gate, which closed in case of danger, resulting in an impregnable fortress. The complex consists of two caravanserais, called “Yukhary” (Upper) and “Ashagy” (Lower). Their construction dates back to the XVIII-XIX centuries. Part of the caravanserai is now used as a hotel, Then you walk along the streets of the city, admire the panorama of the city from the mountainous part. You will get acquainted with the manufacture of stained-glass windows “shebeke,” visit craft workshops and pastry shops with Sheki sweets.
Transfer to the village of Kish (12 km.). Visit the ancient Albanian Christian church (I-IV centuries) in our Sheki tour. The village of Kish is beautiful for its extraordinary nature, traditions, and rich past. It is proud of its main attraction – the ancient Christian temple. The construction of the temple went from the I-IV century, and it was rebuilt until the XII century. The temple has value not only as an architectural monument but also has an outstanding historical significance. The excavations confirmed that this is the most ancient temple in the Caucasus in the I century laid by the apostle Elisha.
Transfer to GYD Airport.
Departure from Baku
Return Economy Class Flight Tickets on Flydubai from Dubai to Baku to Dubai with 20 + 7 kgs baggage allowance.
02 nights’ accommodation in Baku at 4* Citymax Baku or similar
01 night accommodation in Baku at 4* Gabala Garden Hotel or similar
Half day Baku city tour
Gabala tour with Cable Car Ride
Return Airport Transfer from Baku Airport to Baku Hotel to Qabala Hotel to Baku Airport
Entrance fee : Fire Temple, Flame Mountain (Absheron) / Gobustan Museum & Gobustan Mud Volcano / Gabala Cable Car (2 ropelines)
Visa, Travel insurance
Entrance Fees if any applicable
Personal expenses and extras at the hotel and during the excursions
Guaranteed early check-in / late checkout unless mentioned
Any Tips to drivers, in restaurants or hotels & Guide