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6 days / 5 nights

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Group Size

10 people

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Overview

What’s included: 

  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 5 nights’ hotel accommodation
  • Breakfasts only
  • Gobustan preserve and mud volcanoes tour
  • Old city excursion in Baku
  • City tour in Baku
  • Shamakha tour
  • Excursion to Lahij
  • Shaki tour
  • English speaking guide for excursions as per the itinerary
  • All entrance fees and admittance tickets as per the program
  • Bottled water per person per day

Notes:

  • *Accommodation at the hotels with breakfast
  • Austin 3*  ,Shirvan Hotel  Shamakha 4*,  Issam Hotel Sheki 4* or similar   
  • Sapphire inn 4* , Shirvan Hotel  Shamakha 4*,  Issam Hotel Sheki 4* or similar
  • Sapphire City 5*  , Shamakha Palace Sharadil 5* , Sheki Palace 5* or similar   
  • * Stated hotels in the program, up to their star to be determined by the association of Azerbaijan Tourism Board.
  • * Complaints about the quality of the hotels are not accepted.
  • * You can book hotels of higher category at an additional cost.
  • * The excursion program will be maintained at 100%.
  • * Rates are only applicable for above-mentioned services
  • * All above rates are not applicable for the period of major events and holidays – Eid Mubarak, Ramadan and etc.
  • * Early check-in before 07:00 – 100% surcharge of one-night accommodation
  • * Early check-in between 07:00-15:00 – 50% surcharge of one-night accommodation
  • * Late check-out between 12:00-16:00 – 50% surcharge of one-night accommodation
  • * Late check-out after 18:00 – full room rate will be applied to the account

Payment conditions & Cancellation policy:

  • Tour package charges are paid by the company via bank transfer or credit card.
  • Payment for all confirmed applications must be made at least 7 days before the planned date of check-in
  • The company guarantees the payment of all no-show charges
  • All non-credit card guaranteed bookings will be considered as company guaranteed and company will be fully charged for no-show or late cancellation
  • If the company cancels the reservation, or any part thereof, then the company shall promptly pay the following cancellation fees:
  • Cancellation of the confirmed application more than 7 days prior to arrival – not the subject to penalties
  • Cancellation of the confirmed application in less than 7 days prior to arrival – 100% cancellation fee of the total amount.
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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Baku

Landing at the Baku International Airport
Clearing immigration and customs, collecting the baggage
Meeting with the company representative at the arrivals hall
Transfer to the hotel
Check-in (standard time 14:00)
Overnight in Baku

Day 2 Excursion to Gobustan and Baku city tour

09:00-10:00 Breakfast at the hotel
Today's excursion starts from the Gobustan - a mountainous area located 55 km far from Baku is a territory where rock carvings of ancient people were discovered.
The first archeological investigation of Gobustan petroglyphs started in early 1939.
The most ancient drawings refer to the Mesolithic period, but it is assumed that life existed here even before.
Before the main excursion, tourists will visit the eponymous interactive museum, where they will be able to get information about the history, flora and fauna of Gobustan by special multimedia and touch screen devices. Further tourists will take a trip to mud volcanoes, which are also located near Gobustan.
According to the number of active mud volcanoes, Azerbaijan ranks first in the world (45%).
These volcanoes present a form of cone-shaped mud hill with crater.
On the way back, tourists will also have an opportunity to inspect Bibi - Heybat Mosque.
The mosque was built in 1267-1300.
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break possibility.
* It is better to use the guide's recommendations while choosing a restaurant
Time to explore city center.
Excursion covers the entire central part of the city with a display of the major historical and architectural sites.
Our first stop is Old Town that is a heart of Baku. Here, on the hill and in front of Caspian Sea, the ancient city was born. Several dozens of historically architectural monuments are located in the territory of Old Town (UNESCO’s World Heritage): Palace of Shirvanshahs, Maiden Tower, Museum of Miniature Books, caravansaries, mosques, baths, etc.
Road delivers us to the Baku Boulevard through Building of Baku City Executive Power, Governor's Garden, Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall (designed according to the drawings of the Monte Carlo casino (Beaux-Arts, Napoleon III).
Stroll along the promenade that celebrates its 110th anniversary this year – Little Venice, International Mugam Center, Carpet Museum in the form of folded carpet, Baku Eye – Ferris Wheel, Crystal Hall (in which was held “Eurovision” song contest), Government House.
Today's excursion ends at the upland park – the spectacular place where you can enjoy an unsurpassed view of the city.
17:00 Road back to the hotel or drop in the city center.
Overnight in Baku.

Day 3: Baku – Shamakha | Excursion in Shamakha

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out formalities.
08:00 Today guests leave for the mountain regions of Azerbaijan.
Being one of the ancient and beautiful areas of Azerbaijan, Shamakha located on the picturesque southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Range.
Our first stop will be in Maraza town.
Here the tourists will visit the historical and architectural monuments of the country, such as "Juma Mosque», and the mausoleum "Diri Baba".
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break possibility.
* It is better to use the guide's recommendations while choosing a restaurant
During the excursion, guests visit Shamakha Safari Park.
This is a huge park in Shamakhi, where people can watch animals in the wild. In Azerbaijan, a safari park was created with the aim of adapting a wild animal to the nature of Azerbaijan, but in turn it will also support the development of tourism in the country.
Did you know that you can explore space during the day?
Then visit Nasiraddin Tusi Astrophysical Observatory.
The territory of the Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory named after Tusi located at an altitude of 1500 m above sea level, is surrounded by dense forests on all three sides.
Excursions are organized to get acquainted with the Astronomy Museum and telescopes operating in the Observatory.
Transfer to the hotel in Shamakha.
Check-in formalities.
Overnight in Shamakha city.

Day 4: Shaki | Excursion in Lahij village and Shaki

Breakfast at the hotel
08:00 Departure to Shaki city.
For a long time, this city was considered the center of sericulture and was an important node on the Silk Road.
Our first stop will be in Lahij village. (depends weather condition)
Lahij is one of the most beautiful parts of Azerbaijan, located at the foot of the Great Caucasus Mountains. Here, where three climatic zones exist at the same time, you can see snow-capped mountains, rapid rivers and waterfalls...
Villagers are hereditary craftsmen: engravers, potters, blacksmiths, and wood carvers.
During the excursion, you`ll see the old bridge connecting the two villages, a stone water pipe, built in the XVI century, and houses.
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break possibilities.
During the break, guests can dine on their own, take a photo shoot or simply enjoy a free walk across the village.
* It is better to use the guide's recommendations while choosing a restaurant
Alternative excursion instead Lahij: Visit– Nij village, home to the ancient Udi people (direct descendants of the ancient Caucasian Albanians). Amazingly, they still have their own Udi language (using 49 characters), and indeed they retain their own ancient form of Christianity. Visiting the Chotari church, medieval Christian temple




Arrival to Shaki.
The most famous building of the city is the Palace of Sheki Khans.
The Palace of Shaki Khans is famous with its amazing frescoes and construction technique, where not a single nail or glue drop was used for the construction. Moreover, the stained glass used in the constructions of its windows at that time, was brought from Venice.
The Palace of Shaki Khans is famous with its amazing frescoes and construction technique, where not a single nail or glue drop was used for the construction. Moreover, the stained glass used in the constructions of its windows at that time, was brought from Venice.
The tourists will also visit the museum of history, the Albanian church in Kish village (V-VI centuries), woodcarving (Shebeke) shop and a unique workshop, where Sheki halva is produced (of rice flour).
Another attraction from the north of the city is the Albanian temple in the village of Kish (I-II centuries).
Transfer to the hotel, assistance with check-in.
Overnight in Shaki city.

Day 5: Transfer back to Baku| free day

Breakfast
08:00- 17:00 Transfer back to Baku.
Check –in at the hotel.
Free time for freshen up and etc.
Also a free time during the trip is an excellent opportunity to be acquainted with the country and its way of life, stroll through the central streets of the city, purchase memorable gifts and souvenirs for your loved ones.
Overnight in Baku

Day 6: Departure

Breakfast at the hotel
Time to enjoy the hotel facilities
Check-out formalities (standard time: 12:00)
Transfer to Baku International Airport (in case of late departure, suitcases can be left in the hotel)
Departure

Included/Exclude

  • Round trip airport transfer
  • Accommodation at the hotel on BB basis (3 nights in Baku, 1 night in Shamakha city, 1 night in Sheki city)
  • English speaking guide services during the specified excursions
  • Entrance fees to:
  • Palace of Shirvanshahs, Maiden Tower, Gobustan Preserve, Safari park, Shamakha Astrophysical Observatory, Sheki Khans palace, Kish Albanian Church
  • Comfortable transportation supports as per the program by comfortable vehicle
  • Bottled water per person per day
  • All taxes
  • Air tickets
  • Visa support (30 USD per person)
  • Travel insurance (3 USD per person)
  • Early check-in | Late check-out
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Personal expenses at the hotel
  • Agency commission

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