Family Holidays Weekend 7 Days in Azerbaijan

Price
$749 per person
Duration
7 Days and 6 Nights
Destination
Azerbaijan

EXPERIENCE THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF AZERBAIJAN A journey of a Lifetime

Billing itself as the 'Land of Fire', Azerbaijan (Azərbaycan) is a tangle of contradictions and contrasts. It's a nexus of ancient historical empires, but also a ‘new’ nation which has undergone an extraordinary transformation from the war-ravaged post-Soviet 1990s to an oil-enriched host of Formula 1 and Europa League football.
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Azerbaijan Discover Azerbaijan
Tour Start Date & Time
Everyday
Additional Information
Highlights: Excellent value for money, Family friendly
Price includes
  • 1 FOC
  • 3 Dinners
  • Arrival and Departure
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel
  • Driver and English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees and tickets
  • Overnight at the hotel
  • Taxi fees to mud volcanoes
  • Transport
  • Visiting to touristic destinations as mentioned
Price does not include
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses

Naturally combined hills and half-arid meadows ceaselessly reach to the skyline with historic landmarks in Azerbaijan. Amazingly beautiful nature and wildlife now add colors to its beauty, fire and hundreds of kilometers of shoreline never fail to show the beauty of Azerbaijan: known as the land of fire.

Having long been overlooked by visitors, Azerbaijan’s new easy visas, bargain-value hotels and close-packed range of beautiful landscapes are starting to attract significant flows of tourists – Lonely Planet

With a mixture of contemporary masterpieces, curious new discovery and enigmatic historical monuments, Azerbaijan is a tourist trap for anyone without a second thought. Even though you have never been to Azerbaijan before, you will surely find out plenty of amazing places to visit if you love to explore places. Everything about Azerbaijan is magical and unique. When you visit the places, you will be able to understand the fact that it will take your breath away and you will never worry about every penny you spent on this trip. If you are looking for spa days or if you want to pamper yourself Azerbaijan will never say “no “to pamper you from head to toe.

Visit Baku’s Museums

The curvy, futuristic forms of the Heydar Aliyev Center, designed by the late Zaha Hadid, make this extraordinary structure an exhibit in itself but inside the center also regularly hosts world-class exhibitions.

Hit the slopes in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan has two small but developing winter resorts, offering an off-the-beaten-path skiing experience in the Caucasus Mountains. Shahdag Mountain Resort has the greater range of slopes and high-end accommodation and dining.

Weekend away in Nakhchivan

Noah’s Mausoleum, built in the eighth century in southern Nakhchivan is — according to legend — the last resting place of Noah, the Biblical figure who famously built an ark.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
Day 1

Arrival in the Airport

  1. Arrival in the airport.
  2. Transfer to Hotel.
  3. From Airport to City Center 20-25 minute.
  4. Your guide will take you to the traditional restaurant for dinner.
  5. Overnight in Baku.
Day 2

Baku City Tour & Absheron Peninsula Tour

  1. After having a good breakfast in the hotel, your private car and guide will pick you up from your hotel for starting Baku City Tour. The first destination of the tour will be the Highland Park which is the highest spot of the Baku. From the park, you will see the panorama of the city which you will be able to see major buildings like, Flame Towers, Parliament Building, State TV Channel Building and Broadcast Tower, Martyrs’ Lane, Chrystal Hall, National Flag Square and many more. You will be walking through the Martyrs’ Lane to the stairs called "40 Stairs" where your driver will pick you up. You will continue to the Double Gates to start Old City Walking Tour. From Double Gates, starting the tour you will be able to see the Chain, Sailor and Cat Houses, Bukhara & Multani Caravansarais, Juma Mosque, Maiden Tower. Guide will explain to you the history of the Old City, and its buildings mentioned above. After taking pictures in front of the Maiden Tower you will proceed to Visit the Miniature Book Museum (if it is open), the biggest miniature book collection on earth that has a book which thickness of 0.75mm and consist of 22 Pages. Next Destination in the Old City will be the Shirvanshahs’ Palace. It will definitely be up to you to choose to enter to Palace or not, depending on your interest. From the Palace you will be ending up in the Double Gates again. The last destination in the Baku city tour will be the Nizami Street. You will have 20 minutes to walk to see the beauty of the most central street of the Baku with full of shops and nice restaurants. You will also be able to see the Fountain Square full of magical fountains. Car again will pick you up from the Double gates and to proceed the program with Absheron Peninsula Tour. Guide will explain the mysterious history behind the Baku Boulevard and its connection to the Oil Barons alongside the Boulevard. The Fire Temple is located in the south-eastern part of the Surakhani settlement of the Absheron Peninsula, 30 km away from Baku. Ateshgah is a fire temple built in the 17th-18th centuries in the place of the eternal flames of natural gas. The earliest building of the temple belongs to the 1713 year, and the central temple was built in 1810 by merchant Kanchanagara funds.It was sanctified by Zoroastrians, Hindus, and Sikhs at different times. After Fire Temple you will visit to Mardakan Castle. The Mardakan Tower is bigger than the RoundTower, being 22 m in height. It was built in the 14th century and it has 5 floors. Its purpose was defensive, its inner courtyard of 28m X 25 m could not host many people at once. It was mainly used for defending Mardakan on a temporary basis. After Mardakan Castle, your last destination will be the Fire Mountain. This natural burning flame became as a result of the emergence of natural gas at the foot of the hill. A hill that burning approximately 4 millenniums nonstop even in times of raining and snowing. After the Fire Mountain you will be dropped to your hotel.
  2. Your guide will take you to the traditional restaurant for dinner.
  3. Overnight in Baku.
Day 3

Gobustan Tour

  1. Your tour will start with the car picking you up from the hotel. First destination will be the Gobustan- The Archeological monument is located in 56 km from the capital city, Baku. The artifacts and rock carvings were discovered in 1939 – 1940 years. As a result of the researchers, more than 3,500 human and animal paintings and various markings – petroglyphs were recorded and 20 suburban shelters have been identified in this place. Mesolithic monuments (medieval stone) are mostly exhibited in the reserve. There are many caves, springs, carved by primitive men on walls of caves, rocks, and stony lumps. First you will visit the Gobustan Museum to get the better insights to the history of the area then you will go by car to the Rock Mountain to see the real carvings. After the Rock Mountain, you will visit the Mud Volcanoes. That is why the Transportation will be changed to the Soviet Lada Cars. Whoever wants can bring some strong plastic bags with them to collect some of the mud from there which has been said is good for the skin. Spending 10 minutes around Volcanoes you will be transferred back to your car. On the way to the Hotel you will also visit the Bibihaybat Mosque, with magnificent green internal decorative beauty and the First Industrial Oil Well on the Earth that was opened for use in 1846. After that Car will drop you in the hotel or any desired place in the City. After this you will visit to Carpet Museum. Azerbaijan Carpet Museum displays Azerbaijani carpets and rug items of various weaving techniques and materials from various periods. It has the largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets in the world. It moved to a new building on the Baku's seafront park during 2014 from its former location on Neftchiler Avenue. After tour car will drop you any desired place inside of Baku.
  2. Your guide will take you to the traditional restaurant for dinner.
  3. Overnight in Baku.
Day 4

Baku – Shamakhi – Lahij - Gabala Tour

  1. After your breakfast 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. After Shamakhi Juma Mosque, you will visit to Yeddie Gumbaz (Seven Domes) - In fact only three of these desecrated octagonal royal tombs remain reasonably complete. They are the 18th-/early 19th-century mausolea of the khans of Shamakha. The last khan, Mustafa, had fled to his palace at Fitdag/Sulut to avoid the advancing Russians, but was finally buried here along with his ancestors. Some of the surrounding gravestones are much more ancient - as much as a millennium old. After this you will visit to Lahij Village in Ismayilli. Lahij is a notable place in Azerbaijan, with its authentic handicrafts traditions, particularly related to copper. The village's carpet and rug crafts are also well known in Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus. Lahij has an old sewage system (some experts claim that it was built 1000 – 1500 years ago). Lahij is one of the most ancient human settlements in Azerbaijan. . After this you will drive to Gabala- northern city of Azerbaijan. To the southwest, Chukhur Gabala village has ancient ruins, including imposing gate towers, from the city’s time as capital of Caucasian Albania. On the city’s northeastern outskirts, the Tufandag Winter–Summer Mountain Resort offers ski runs. An ancient Albanian church is in Boyuk Amili, nearby. To the west, Nij is home to the native Udi people. We will visit fascinating Nohur Lake locates near the village of Nohurqishlag. The quiet atmosphere and bird sounds will create an ideal relaxation environment. We will drive to Tufandag Mountain Resort locates 4 km far from Gabala City. Extrime lovers will have a chance for being amazed with the Cable Car in the Resort. We will Visit Gabaland Entertainment Center for havin great times specially for the children. We will go to “Eddi Gozal Waterfall” Seven Beautiful Waterfall, locates Vandam Village of Gabala. Maybe there are not seven waterfalls but there are seven stairs to ascend to waterfall.
  2. Your guide will take you to the traditional restaurant for dinner.
  3. Overnight in Gabala.
Day 5

Sheki Tour

  1. After having breakfast at the hotel in Gabala, drive to Sheki. Sheki is one of the most ancient cities that habituated by people more than 2700 years in the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasian Mountains. Majority of architectural buildings that built between 16 th -19 th centuries were well preserved. For centuries Sheki was the center of silkworm breeding and silk production center and located on the silk road. Sheki city is also very famous for its very rich cuisine and sweets not only among the locals but tourists also. You can try a special Soup called “Piti” that cooked 8-9 hours, from night till morning with the significantly small amount of fire. You definitely should try Sheki sweets also like Sheki Baklava, Tel Halva, Bamiyehs and many more. Sheki Khans Palace – The Palace itself built in 1762 as a summer residence for the Khan(King) of Sheki. During the construction of the building, no single nails and glues were used. From inside, all the walls of the Palace are full of paintings which each painting has its own philosophical meaning. In the garden outside of the palace, you will discover 2 plane trees that both are 500 years old. Caravansarais (ancient hotels) – Sheki has 2 caravansarais that are called Upper & Lower Caravansarais both dating back to 18th centuries. Due to city’s location on the main trade road from the East to the West, Caravansarais were main resting and trading places of merchants who are passing from the city. Sheki Albanian Church. In the Kish Village of Sheki, you will visit an Albanian church that dates back to the 1st century AD. People of the North part of Azerbaijan were mainly Christians before Islam.
  2. Visiting to local bazaar in Sheki. Due to its very soft climate, the soil of Sheki is very good for different kinds of fruits and vegetables.
  3. Your guide will take you to the traditional restaurant for dinner.
  4. Overnight at the Hotel in Sheki.
Day 6

Sheki- Ganja Tour

  1. After having breakfast at the hotel in Sheki, drive to Ganja. We will continue our journey to the second largest city in Azerbaijan - Ganja (Gəncə). We will start our tour with Goy-Gol -"Blue Lake" hidden in the heart of a nature reserve at a height of 2200 m. Then we will return to the center of Ganja city and visit its historic center and the Sheikh Abbas Mosque, the nearby town hall and Heydar Aliyev Square. "The city was used as the capital of Azerbaijan during the years 1919-21 when the Azerbaijanis were independent, a short period between the regime of the Russian tsar and the Soviet regime, Ganja also served as a social and literary center in the 12th century, Azerbaijan national poet Nizami Ganjavi, he worked and published this town, we will continue visited the museum and mausoleum built for him.
  2. Drive back to Baku.
  3. Your guide will take you to the traditional restaurant for dinner.
  4. Overnight at the Hotel in Baku.
Day 7

Departure

After having breakfast at the Hotel, Check-out & transfer to the Heydar Aliyev International Airport which is on the list of world’s nine "5 stars" airports in accordance with “Skytrax”.

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With a mixture of contemporary masterpieces, curious new discovery and enigmatic historical monuments, Azerbaijan is a tourist trap for anyone without a second thought. Even though you have never been to Azerbaijan before, you will surely find out plenty of amazing places to visit if you love to explore places. Everything about Azerbaijan is magical and unique. When you visit the places, you will be able to understand the fact that it will take your breath away and you will never worry about every penny you spent on this trip. If you are looking for spa days or if you want to pamper yourself Azerbaijan will never say “no “to pamper you from head to toe.

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7 Days in Azerbaijan

Price
$749 per person
Duration
7 Days and 6 Nights
Destination
Azerbaijan

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