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Experience the best of Northern Azerbaijan! iI's an adventure you won't want to end. Azerbaijan`s every city is full of history, culture, and tradition. Start from Baku and continue with Shamakhi city, get a tour at Lahij Village, then go upper to the Sheki city and try their unique cuisine. From Sheki let`s go to see greener nature at Qakh.
The travel package includes most of the destinations, sightseeings which you need to see if you are in Azerbaijan. You will get your private car, driver&guide, and accommodation. Accommodation is share for 2 people (double or twin rooms). Extra beds are available.
Day 1 - Transfer to your hotel and free time:
We will pick up you from Airpot and will transfer to your accommodation within 5-6 km radius to the city center with 3-4 star. For the first day, you can have a rest, and enjoy Baku`s streets.
Our tour guide will meet you on the lobby of the hotel at 10 am. and you will be guided to below destinations:
1.Old City Baku (History of Maiden Tower, Shirvanshah`s Palace and traditional hammams. Then we will visit ABAD handmade souvenirs shop which is a social project for supporting small family businesses.
2. Haydar Aliyev Museum - Exhibitions and museums about the history of Azerbaijan (Entrance fees included)
3. Highland Park visit (The best view to Baku)
4. Carpet Museum (Entrance fees included)
5. Boat tour on the Caspian Sea (VIP tickets included. Note: Boats are operating only in clean weather) -Drop off to the hotel (approximately at 5-6 pm.
On the third day, we will go to the history of Azerbaijan more deeper.
-Qobustan National Park and Museum
-Mud Vulcanos in Azerbaijan
-Ateshgah Fire Temple
-Yanardag - Fire Mountain Entrance fees and Lunch is included
Qala Open Air Ethnographic Museum, From Waste to Art Museum, Mardakan Castle, Ramana castle
What we will see on this tour?
Qala Open Air Ethnographic Museum - In the open air museum with 1.2 hectares you will see barrows, houses and other architectural monuments belonging to 3rd-2nd millennium BC, are set as their originals in this area.
On this are we will also see the museum of "From Waste to Art"
-Mardakan castle or Quadrangular Castle - The castle was built in the middle of the 12th century by Akhsitan I, son of the Manuchihr III. The castle was used as a shelter and observation point of feudal.
-Ramana Castle - is a tower in Ramana village of Baku and dated back to the 12th century. Height of the tower is 15 meters (49 ft). The exact construction date of the tower, which is built of white stone, is not known.
Transfer to Sheki city and on the way we will visit:
-Diri Baba Mausoleum in Maraza settlement
-Juma Mosque in Shamakhi - The first mosque in Caucasus
-Seven Beauty Waterfall
-Nohurgol Lake - Great Lake surrounded with forest. You can walk on the shore and you can sail a boat. We will have 1 hour time to enjoy there and there is restaurant which you can get a lunch.
-Check in at hotel in Sheki
Stay at wooden cottage in Sheki:
-Upper Caravanserai - Caravanserai – is a historical monument in Sheki, a part of which is used as a hotel.
-Palace of Sheki Khans - The Palace of Shaki Khans in Shaki, Azerbaijan was a summer residence for the Shaki Khans. It was built in 1797 by Muhammed Hasan Khan.
House of Hand Crafts which you can buy original handmade works for a very reasonable price.
-Albanian Church at Kish village - In the 1st century A.D. St. Elishe, a disciple of Thaddeus of Edessa, arrived to a place called Gis, where he built a church and recited a liturgy. The church became the "spiritual center and the place of enlightenment of people of the East".
-Back to Hotel
-Gelersen-Gorersen fortress visit - Construction of the fortress is dated back to the 8th or 9th century. Gelersen-Gorersen was thoroughly consolidated and was used for defense.
-Free day at Sheki
Back to Hotel
Transfer to Qakh city
Back to Hotel in Sheki
Transfer to Baku to Heydar Aliyev International Airport
On the way tour to Lahij Village - Village is one of the most ancient inhabited cities in Azerbaijan that located in Ismailli region. Lahij is the best example of original architecture that preserved by villagers more than centuries. Lahij Village entered to List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO because the village was one of the best handcraft and trading centers in the Caucasus. The main fame of the village comes from handmade copper products with a magnificent design that all made in the village with traditional way.
-Accommodation (3-4 star or boutique hotel included in a radius of 5-6 km in Baku and cottage or apartment in Sheki city.)
-Lunch included for 3rd and 4th day.
-Entrance fees(for every tour we noted to which we included entrance fees)
-Professional guide & Driver included.
A real fantastic experience - Modern Baku with its magnificent architecture and the countryside with its nature diversity and amazing landscapes are just unbelievably beautiful. I loved the rich historical and cultural heritage. People are very kind and the country is very clean.
The service and assistance of Azerbaijanguide was personalized and professional. I thank them for showing me their beautiful country and people. I can only recommend them.
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Our tour package was organised by dear friends of ours with Artunj. We had a most memorable experience of all the places we visited , amazing architecture , mesmerising landscapes, beautiful lakes and valleys, vivid historical places , lovely food and hospitality and polite and humble people !!
We visited the following places :
Our guide was “Afag “ - she was very patient and explained in great detail the historical and cultural background of the places we visited . A throughly knowledgeable lady with great charisma !! She ensured we spent time in the best places to get a good perspective. She befriended local people wherever we went to ensure we were taken well care off.
Our driver was always emasculate and dead on time with a beaming smile and always opened the door for us !! Service with a smile ! We ran over our allotted time sometimes but he never complained .
Both our guide and driver worked together perfectly !! Would highly recommend them.
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I had heard of Azerbaijan as the start of the Silk Road countries and googled this company and based my trust on the reviews I had read of Ertunj who was the lead organiser of the itinerary. I had warned him that we were a vegetarian group of 4 so he provided the best places to eat and our guide, Afa, was brilliant in ensuring we saw all the sights and were taken to appropriate restaurants in the regions. Our driver Orhan was cheerful and witty with a smile to melt our hearts.
Both took us on a 7 day trip to Baku, Quba, Gobustan, Absheron, Sheki, Lahic, Shamaki mosque, Gabala, Ganja, Goygol and back to Baku. We visited Candy Cane mountains, amazing mud volcanoes, a rare natural phenomena called Yanardag fire mountain, petrogylphs, tranquil lakes, mosques which resembled the architecture in Uzbekistan, an Albanian church, a cable car visit to a mountain ski resort, waterfalls, caranvenserrai, a traditional mountain village and an old fire temple used by Zoaratrians.
There is so much in this tour to admire that I recommend 10 days to spend at least 4 days in the modern city of Baku. Azerbaijan is both modern and traditional with a long history of conquerors. An absolutely fascinating country where you can appreciate skilled artisan crafts, bygone hospitality of olden times, and breath-taking landscapes.
Ertunj chose best hotels within the value of the package - Grand Hotel in Baku, Minali Boutique Hotel in Sheki and Vis Palm Hotel in Ganja. I recommend a visit to Ganja in Western Azerbaijan and this whole itinerary. I thank Ertunj from the bottom of my heart for making this holiday so memorable and also of good value. Highly recommend this company as they are professional and look after our needs. We were a group from the UK so needed an English speaking guide who was knowledgeable and adaptable, both which Afa was. Thank you very much Ertunj!!
Excellent tour package- well organised.
Superb -Phenomenal well organised and hospitable tour provided by Azerbaijantourguides.az!
Thank you Mr Artunj for the prompt response on every query.
Fantastic tour guide-driver Ferhad.
My family enjoyed the 11 days tour and had a Memorable tour.
Azerbaijanguide.az is a team never disappoints.
Azerbaijan guide is a team of professionals who really care for their guests. My family had a great time in Azerbaijan. Our guide Mr. Ferhad is so knowledgeable about the history and archeological collections in and around Baku. He was so kind and professional. I highly recommend this team for your individual or family holidays. Thank you team Azerbaijan guide for this incredible experience.