Azerbaijan offers a blend of traditions and modern development. The people of its remoter areas retain many distinctive folk traditions in addition to its variegated and often beautiful terrain.
Day 1 Panoramic Tour
Arrival at the airport. Transfer from airport to the restaurant and after that to the hotel. Check in at the hotel. Our tour program starts with Panoramic Tour. Highland Park-Alley of Martyrs, The National Assembly, also transliterated as Milli Majlis, Flame towers - the tallest skyscraper in Baku. Later you will visit Baku Crystal Hall - an indoor arena in Baku, Azerbaijan. Located on the coast of Baku near National Flag Square, construction of the arena began in August 2011 and finished in April 2012 in time to host its first major event, the 2012 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Next we will do walking tour through Baku Boulevard which stretches along a south-facing bay on the Caspian Sea. It traditionally starts at Freedom Square continuing west to the Old City and beyond. Since 2012, the Yeni Bulvar (New Boulevard) has virtually doubled the length to 3,75 km. Transfer to Baku.
Day 2 Old Part of Baku City
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Fire Worshippers' Temple - the most famous fire temple is the well-preserved temple Ateshgah (the fire place) in Surakhany. The temple was built over a pocket of natural gas that fuelled a vent providing an 'eternal' fire. Trip to Fire Mountain - Yanardag - a mountain on Absheron peninsula, 25 km from north of Baku. Literally, the word "Yanardag" means "blazing mountain". Blazing bodies of flame dance on stones and floor. Yanardag is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, which itself is known as the "land of fire." Departure to Old City or Inner City which is the historical core of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The Old City is the most ancient part of Baku, which is surrounded by walls were well protected. In 2007, the Old City had a population of about 3000 people. In December 2000, the Old City of Baku, including the Palace of the Shirvanshah (side observe) and Maiden Tower (side observe), became the first location in Azerbaijan to be classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Nizami Street is known for shopping. The street's history could be traced back to Baku's town- planning project of 1864. The street runs through the city's downtown from west to east. It begins from Abdulla Shaig Street, in the mountainous part of the city and ends at railroad bed on SabitOrujov Street, near a monument to Shah Ismail Khatai in “Black City”. The total length of the street is 3,538 m. Fountains Square is a public square in downtown Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. The square was previously called Parapet and is often referenced to by the same name now. The name of the fountains square derives from the presence of dozens of fountains throughout the square first constructed during Soviet rule of Azerbaijan. The square is a public gathering place, especially after business hours and during the weekend. After whole day of sightseeing, relax at the hotel.
Day 3 Gobustan Tour
Have breakfast at the hotel and after that drive to Gobustan city which is best known for being the home to the famous rock petroglyphs. The area has been settled since the 8th millennium BC. It is known for hosting thousands of rock engravings spread over 100 square km depicting hunting scenes, people, ships, constellations, and animals. Its oldest petroglyphs date from the 12th century BC. In 2007, UNESCO included the 'Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape' in the World Heritage list. The Gobustan State Reserve was featured during the Thirty-third Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers. Our tour program continues with BibiHeibat Mosque which a historical mosque in Baku, Azerbaijan. The existing structure, built in the 1990s, is a recreation of the mosque with the same name built in the 13th century by Shirvanshah Farrukhzad II Ibn Ashtan. Observation tour to Baku TV Tower - built in 1996, is a free-standing concrete telecommunications tower in Baku, Azerbaijan. With a height of 310 meters (1017 ft), it is the tallest structure in Azerbaijan and the tallest reinforced concrete building in Caucasus region. The tower has become one of the most prominent landmarks of Baku, often in the establishing shot of films set in the city. Proceed to boat tour to observe the amazing view of the city of wind (depends on weather conditions).
Day 4 Gabala Tour
After having breakfast, depart to Gabala in the north-west of Azerbaijan. The distance up to Baku is 225 km (3 hours). In Gabala visit Tufandaq, Winter-Summer Tourism Complex which offers cable car rides at any time of the year, skiing on the ski tracks of different difficulty level, ski training and ski school, catering service (cafe and restaurants), entertainment centers for kids, hotel and other services. Gabala Shooting Club is part of the Gabala Sport Club, a world-class facility that prepares the athletes for the national teams of Azerbaijan in shooting, boxing, karate, taekwondo, soccer, and judo. The reason behind building the GSC was to develop a multi-purpose and world-class shooting facility in Azerbaijan that can serve both as a recreational and entertainment center, and as a training place for the national shooting team and international professionals, as well as to promote the shooting as a sport in national level Gabala Amusement Park. Visit to Gabaland - it is located in one of the most picturesque regions of Azerbaijan. This center attracts summer tourists from Russia, Iran and Turkey. The main attractions are drop tower, bumper cars, ice ring dome, horse & pony riding, bungee trampoline, skydive and many more to choose from. After having fun, proceed to Nohur Lake which is located in Qabala, another region of Azerbaijan that one passes when travelling to Sheki. Lake is not on the way but if you go a bit deeper towards the mountains this beautiful view opens up in front of you.
Day 5 Departure
After breakfast at the hotel, get transferred to the airport.
✓ Accommodation at the hotel for 4 nights in Baku including breakfast
✓ Sightseeing in districts (Baku, Absheron, Gobustan, Gobustan)
✓ Professional guide according to the itinerary
✓ Entrance fee for Ferris Wheel, Atehsgah, Yanardag, Gobustan 3D Museum, cable car
✓ 2 bottles of water per person per day
✓ All transfers according to the program including airport transfers
✓ English speaking driver/guide
x Porter service
x Hard drinks
x Charges in hotels for additional services & penalties
x Additional meals
x Personal expenses
Customization of the tour can be done for solo, family or group travel.
The tour cost per person mentioned is on the basis of a minimum of 2 travelers. If traveling solo, the cost will be adjusted accordingly. This is valid until September 2019.
Prices will vary in the peak season (15th December - 15th January).
Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date - 5% deduction.
Between 30 days to 7 days prior to departure - 50% deduction.
Less than 7 days of departure - no refund.
If the tour is canceled by Wovoyage for any reason, a 100% refund will be given.