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 ancient Zoroastrian temples, 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. Silk Road Treasure Tours offers you 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. Our walking tour of Baku includes the medieval walled city "Icheri Sheher" with its narrow alleyways, historic caravanserais, mosques and Palace of the Shirvan shahs. Visit the 12th century Maiden Tower, originally part of the city's walls, the imposing mansions of the last century's oil barons, and Martyr's Alley with its superb views over the Bay of Baku. Lunch. A trip to the surrounding Absheron Peninsula, visiting the Zoroastrian Fire Temple of Ateshga and Yanar Dag - Burning Mountain, with its eternal natural gas fires. Dinner at Karvansaray restaurant, an historical setting with a traditional music show. Transfer to Hotel.

Day 2: Baku – Nakhchivan

Breakfast. Transfer to Airport. Travel to the isolated autonomous enclave of Nakhchivan, wedged between Armenia and Iran. Known as the land of Noah, it shares no land border with Azerbaijan and has access is only by air. Transfer to the 4* Tabriz Hotel. Sightseeing in Nakhchivan city to Momina Khatun Monument (XII c.), Yusif Ibn Kuseyir Tomb, the Carpet Museum housed in the home of a former Khan with the largest collection of traditional carpets in the world. Lunch. Travel to Garabaghlar village of Sharur region, and visit the Salt Mine Hospital, one of the most unique health spas in the world.

Day 3: Nakhchivan – Baku

Breakfast. Drive to Daridagh thermal spring in Julfa region. Lunch. Visit to Asabu Kahf caves, a popular pilgrimage site and location for the legend of the Seven Sleepers (and possibly a dog!) of Ephesus. 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 where the dry landscape around Baku gives way to densely forested mountain. Visit the town of Shemakha, and the Asabu Kahf cave. Lunch in a local café. Drive to Sheki. Check in at Sheki Saray Hotel. Drive into the countryside to the village of Kish. Its cobblestone streets belie its former importance as a political center and the heart of the ancient Christian Albans. The oldest church site in the Caucasus dates from the first century and is now serves as a museum. Enjoy exploring 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 traditional stained glass as well as the 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 on the border with Russia. Near the Greater Caucasus, its famous for apples, green landscapes and carpet weaving and home to the largest Jewish settlement in Azarbaijan, the Krasnaya Slobada. Dinner in Baku.

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 Azeri 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
  • enjoy warm hospitality and fabulous cuisine

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

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Land Tour Costs

From $2,899 for 6-10 travelers

Single Supplement

$315

 

 

 

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