During 5 days Cultural Tour to famous sights from steppe landscapes till woody mountains will create an imagination of Caucasus diversity culture, tradition, national minorities, cuisine, religion) for travelers. The round group tour guaranteed with departure dates starts and ends in Baku. To reach Mud Volcanos from highway and Kish Temple there will be used local taxis. Guests will see combination of Old, Eastern style constructions combination with Modern in Baku, sharpdevelopment difference after Soviet Era, result of oil boom, importance on Great Silk Road, unique and historical buildings, First Mosque of Caucasus, First Church of Caucasus, hospitality of local people, amazing taste of national cuisine, tolerance on religion (Islam, Christian, Jew, Zoroastrism), peace between national minorities, wonder of nature – Mud Volcanoes, primary humans arts on rocks etc.
Day 1 - Baku
Arrival in Baku: After checking passport control greeting and transfer to hotel Check-in at hotel Overnight in Baku.
Day 2 - Baku - Absheron peninsula tour
Sightseeing tour Baku: Panoramic view Baku city and Baku Bay from Highland Park - Martyrs Alley, marvelous view of Flame towers Later visit Old city - Icheri Sheher: Entrance gates of Old Baku; fortification tower; Caravanserai complexes – Bukhara and Multan Maiden Tower (under UNESCO protection) old mosques bathes Miniature Book Museum Shirvanshahs Palace (under UNESCO protection) narrow small cobbled stone streets. Continue with Nizami Street - a large pedestrian and shopping street in downtown Baku. Trip to Fire Worshippers’ Temple – Ateshgah: The temple was built over a pocket of natural gas that fuelled a vent providing an ‘eternal’ fire which zoroastrians used to worship. Continue with “Yanardagh” - “Fire Mountain”: is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula near Baku, which itself is known as the “land of fire.” Flames jet into the air 3 meters (9.8 ft) from a thin, porous sandstone layer Visiting the Heydar Aliyev Center (from outside) Back to the hotel Overnight in Baku.
Day 3 - Baku - Sheki
Check-out from the hotel Passage to Baku – Sheki route: on the way visiting Diri Baba Mausoleum in Maraza Continue to Juma Mosque, Mausoleum of Yeddi - Gyumbez in Shamakhi city Drive through Girdimanchay River’s canyon to visit ancient Lahij village. Visiting workshops of blacksmith, potteries, carpet weaving shop, cobbled stone streets. Lahij was one of the main points on Great Silk Road. Arrival in Sheki; Check-in at hotel. Visiting of Kish village: the first church of Caucasus Visiting of Old Sheki: medieval fortress, The Palace of Shaki Khans - a summer residence of Shaki Khans, Historical Museum Round temple (outside) handicrafts workshop of Shebaka, national musical instruments’, takalduz Continue with Sheki Caravanserai - a historical monument in Sheki. Back to the hotel Overnight in Sheki.
Day 4 - Sheki - Baku
Check-out from the hotel Visiting local Eastern Bazaar of Sheki Continue trip back to Baku. On the way visiting Mud Volcanos Visiting Gobustan National Park (under UNESCO protection): primary people carved their daily life styles on rocks. There more than 6000 carvings on the rocks the Caspian Sea Side. Visiting the Bibiheibat Mosque - which a historical mosque in Baku Arrival in Baku Overnight in Baku.
Day 5 - Baku
Check-out from the hotel Departure to the airport End of Program.
Inclusions in tour are as follows:
Accommodation : 3 x overnight in Baku – 3* Hotel, 1 x overnight in Sheki – 4* Hotel.
Guide : Professional guide service.
Meals : Breakfast at hotels.
Transport : Airport - hotel - airport transfer, A/C comfortable transport, Local transport to Mud Volcanos, Local transport to Kish Temple.
Additional Services : Entrance fee to museums.
Followings are not included in tour:
Flights : Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.
Additional Services : International flights, Visa fee, Lunch and Dinner, Alcohol with meal, Camera charge in museums if needed Tips, Any other extra fee which is not shown in the program.