6 Days 5 Nights
Description: During our 6-day Azerbaijan tour, you’ll see the main cities and their surrounding areas, including fire temples, volcanoes, mosques, an ancient petroglyph museum, and mausoleums. Our guides will assist you in getting the most out of your time in Azerbaijan.
Arrival in Baku. Pick up from the airport and transfer to your hotel. Free evening.
In the morning, our driver and guide will meet you at the hotel. Begin your Baku city tour at Martyrs' Lane – The Eternal Flame Memorial, which leads to a panoramic viewpoint overlooking the entire city. Continue to the old part of town and see the main sights of Baku that are on the UNESCO World Heritage list: Shirvanshahs Palace, one of Azerbaijan's most important architectural monuments, and Maiden Tower, also known as Giz Galasi, which dates back to the 12th century. Explore the rest of the old city, including the Juma Mosque, the Double Gates, Bazar Square, and the Caravan Saray. Visit Nizami Street, Fountain Square, the Nizami Ganjavi monument, and one of Baku's most iconic landmarks, the Heydar Aliyev Center. Finally, make your way to Baku Boulevard to see the National Azeri Carpets Museum. Drop-off at your hotel.
Pick up from the hotel. Today we'll discover why Azerbaijan is known as "The Land of Fire." The tour begins on the Absheron peninsula with visits to two of Azerbaijan's most vivid examples of eternal fires:
In the morning, depart to Shamakhi. On the way, stop at Diri Baba Mausoleum in the Maraza settlement. The mausoleum carved into a rock was constructed in 1402. It is an impressive example of Shirvan architecture. Then, pay a visit to Shamakhi Juma Mosque, one of the most ancient mosques in Azerbaijan, built in the VIII century. Continue to the Yeddi Gumbaz mausoleum (Seven Domes) – a tomb of Shamakhi Khanate royal family members built in the 17-18th centuries. Drive to Lahich (Lahij), an ancient village founded in the third and fourth centuries B.C. that is located 1375 meters above sea level. Primarily known for its craftsmanship. Throughout the walking tour, you will come across many workshops where you can purchase handmade souvenirs, carpets, and other local products. Continue driving to Sheki, an ancient historical town located 300 kilometres northwest of Baku in a mountainous area. Spend the night at the hotel.
Begin your morning with a city tour of Sheki. Visit Sheki Khan's Palace, which was built in the XVIII century as Hussein-khan Mushtad's summer residence. It has magnificent wall paintings that are worth seeing. Proceed to Sheki Karavansaray and Sheki Bazaar. Finally, pay a visit to the ancient Albanian church in the Kish settlement, near Sheki town. Drive back to Baku. Overnight at the hotel.
Transfer to the Baku international airport. Departure.