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Allure of Azerbaijan

Duration of this Trip 7 Days Priced From $2,899 per person

Azerbaijan, the "Guardian of the Fires," sizzles on burning mountaintops, in Zoroastrian temples and dances, and in the eyes of ambitious political and economic conquerors and investors. Fanned by the winds from the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijani flames have lit the way for travelers from all directions throughout its history. Five thousand years of rich civilization beckon you from silent tombs, lofty palaces, gorgeous mosques, and dominant fortresses to explore this complex and unique cultural mix. Come and relish the limitless treasures of Azerbaijan!

At a Glance

Duration

7 Days

Priced From

$2,899 per person

Departures

  • Choose your date

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Baku
Day 3: Nakhchivan
Day 4: Baku-Sheki
Day 5: Sheki – Kish
Day 6: Guba
Day 7: Departure.

Itinerary

Day 1: Baku

Arrival in Baku. Your walking tour of Baku includes the medieval walled city "Icheri Sheher" with its narrow alleyways, historic caravanserais, mosques and Palace of the Shirvanshahs. Visit the 12th century Maiden's Tower, the imposing mansions of the oil barons, built in the oil boom of 1870-1914 and Martyr's Alley with its superb views over the Bay of Baku. Lunch. A trip to the Absheron Peninsula, visiting the Zoroastrian Fire Temple and Yanardagh (Burning Mountain). Dinner at Karvansaray restaurant with national music show program. Transfer to Hotel.

Day 2: Baku – Nakhchivan

Breakfast. Transfer to Airport. Travel to Azerbaijan's isolated enclave Nakhchivan, the Azeri enclave wedged between Armenia and Iran. Known as the land of Noah, it shares no land border with Azerbaijan and access is only by airplane. Transfer to 4* Tabriz hotel. Sightseeing in Nakhchivan city to Momina Khatun Monument (XII C), Yusif Ibn Kuseyir Tomb, Carpet Museum – formerly Khan's House. Lunch. Travel to Garabaghlar village of Sharur region to see XII century monument. Visit Salt Mine Hospital.

Day 3: Nakhchivan – Baku

Breakfast. Drive to Daridagh thermal spring in Julfa region. Lunch. Visit to Asabu Kahf cave(12 km from Nakhchivan city). Travel back to Nakhchivan city. Dinner. Transfer to airport for return flight to Baku. Arrive in Baku at approx. 10pm. Transfer to Hotel.

Day 4: Baku-Sheki

Breakfast. Depart for the Caucasus Mountains in the northwest of Azerbaijan. The dry landscape around Baku gives way to a densely forested mountain area. Visit the town of Shemakha, Asabu Kahf cave. Lunch in local café. Drive to Sheki. Check in at Sheki Saray Hotel. Drive into the countryside to the village of Kish with the oldest church in the Caucasus dating from the first century and enjoy walks in the surrounding Caucasus foothills. Dinner at Chalabikhan Restaurant. Transfer to Hotel.

Day 5: Sheki – Kish –Baku

Breakfast. Visit the Royal Summer Palace of the Sheki Khans with its magnificent frescoes and stained glass as well as Sheki Museum and Fortress.Drive to Baku. Lunch on the road. Arrive in Baku. Dinner at Bah-Bah Club. Check in at Diplomat Hotel.

Day 6: Baku – Guba – Baku

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Guba, the northern part of Azerbaijan, border with Russia. Visit the Krasnaya Slobada, the Jewish settlement in Azerbaijan. Drive back to Baku. Dinner.

Day 7: Baku

Departure.

Land Tour Costs

From $2,899 for 6-10 travelers

Single Supplement

$315

Scheduled Departures

  • Choose your date

Trip Highlights

  • Experience Azerbaijan's fascinating mix of Ottoman and Persian traditions!
  • Tour Baku's Zoroastrian fire temples and Islamic mosques and madrasas!
  • Visit Nakhchivan, an isolated enclave known as the land of Noah
  • Travel to the foot of the Caucasus Mountains in Sheki and head to the oldest church in the Caucasus!

Visited Countries

Azerbaijan

Visited Cities & Places

Baku, Nakhchivan, Sheki, Kish, Guba

Suggested Extensions

Uzbekistan Cultural Tour:  Golden Road to Samarkand, Treasures of Turkey

Reading Lists

Lonely Planet: Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan (2012)
Thomas De Waal: The Caucasus, An Introduction (2010)

What's Included

  • Visa support
  • Domestic Flights
  • Ground Transportation (Land and mountain)
  • Experienced English-German-French-Japanese speaking guides/escort
  • Hotel accommodation (3-4 star hotels)
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Entrance fees for the sights and mountains and parks
  • Folklore Show
  • Pre Departure Travel Package along with Silk Road Gifts

What's Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Charges in hotels for additional services
  • Consular fee

Visited Countries

Azerbaijan

Visited Cities & Places

Baku, Nakhchivan, Sheki, Kish, Guba

Suggested Extentions

Uzbekistan Cultural Tour:  Golden Road to Samarkand, Treasures of Turkey

Reading Lists

Lonely Planet: Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan (2012)
Thomas De Waal: The Caucasus, An Introduction (2010)

Allure of Azerbaijan Map

Visited Countries

Azerbaijan

Visited Cities & Places

Baku, Nakhchivan, Sheki, Kish, Guba

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Allure of Azerbaijan Tour

An 7 day tour available as scheduled group tour or as custom private tour

Scheduled Departures

  • Choose your date

Land Tour Costs

From $2,899 for 6-10 travelers

Single Supplement

$315