Azerbaijan tour: Baku, Gabala, Gobustan and Absheron

Days 6
By Request

Trip Facts

  • Language
    English
  • Fitness level
    Medium
  • Best season
    Autumn, Spring

Trip code: Azerbaijan Tour: Baku, Gabala, Gobustan and Absheron

Azerbaijan tour: Baku, Gabala, Gobustan and Absheron

Our tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the beauty of Azerbaijan, starting with its capital Baku and continuing to Gabala, Gobustan and Absheron.

During a tour of the Old City of Baku, you will be able to immerse yourself in the history and culture of this ancient city. Visit Meydan Tower and Shirvanshahs Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also visit the Juma Mosque, ancient caravanserais, bath houses and the Museum of Miniature Books. You will also take a stroll through the National Carpet Museum and Little Venice, where you can ride the Ferris wheel and enjoy a beautiful view of the city.

In Gabala, you will visit Lake Nohoor and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountains. You will also enjoy a tour to the Tufandag complex, where you can ride the cable car, ski and enjoy the other activities and services of Gabalanda Park.

As part of the tour in Gobustan and the swamp volcano sites, you will see ancient petroglyphs, unique monuments that have been around for thousands of years. You will also visit the museum of petroglyphs and explore the Gobustan Reserve, where most of the world’s bog volcanoes are located. A visit to Bibi-Heybat Mosque is also included in the program.

As part of your tour of Absheron, you will go to Yanardag Mountain of Fire, where tongues of flame continuously burn on the rocks and ground. You will also visit Ateshgah, a temple of fire worshippers, and the Heydar Aliyev Center, an outstanding structure known for its unique architecture.

Also included in the program is an opportunity to wander through local shopping malls like Ganjlik Mall, 28 Mall and Deniz Mall where you can enjoy shopping and buy souvenirs.

This tour will give you an unforgettable experience of the beauty of Azerbaijan, its rich history and the hospitality of its people

Trip Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Baku's Old City, exploring landmarks such as the Meydan Tower and Shirvanshahs Palace.
  • Visit the Juma Mosque, ancient caravanserais, bath houses, and the Museum of Miniature Books, experiencing the fascinating heritage of Azerbaijan.
  • Take a leisurely stroll through the National Carpet Museum and Little Venice, and enjoy a breathtaking view of Baku from the Ferris wheel.
  • Explore the natural beauty of Gabala, with a visit to Lake Nohoor and the Tufandag complex offering cable car rides and skiing opportunities.
  • Discover the ancient petroglyphs in Gobustan, marveling at these unique and historical monuments that have stood the test of time.
  • Visit the Bibi-Heybat Mosque and experience the spiritual atmosphere of this significant religious site.
  • Witness the eternal flames at Yanardag Mountain and explore the Ateshgah Fire Worshippers Temple, delving into Azerbaijan's ancient beliefs.
  • Admire the architectural masterpiece of the Heydar Aliyev Center, designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid.
  • Enjoy shopping and souvenir hunting at popular malls like Ganjlik Mall, 28 Mall, and Deniz Mall.
  • Experience the warm hospitality and friendliness of the Azerbaijani people throughout your journey.
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Baku, Abshiron, Galaba, Gobustan

Arrival at Airport (Heydar Aliyev International Airport )
Transfer from Airport to Hotel. Free time

09:30 After Breakfast in Hotel
Our tour program starts with Old City or Inner City 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, Maiden Tower and The Palace of the Shirvan shahs which has been mentioned on UNESCO’S World Cultural Heritage list.

  • 10:00 -10:30 Maiden Tower
  • 10:30-11:00 The Palace of the Shirvan shahs
  • 11:00-11:30 Juma Mosque,
  • 11:30-12:00 Old caravanserais
  • 12:00-12:30 Bath houses

12:30-13:00 Museum of Miniature Books

13:00-14:00: Lunch in Restaurant

  • 14:15-15:00 National Carpet Museum
  • 15:00-15:30 Little Venice
  • Ferris Wheel ride 15:45-16:00
  • Philharmonia Garden-sometimes called Gubernator's or Governor's Park, is a park in Baku, Azerbaijan, next to Baku fortress. The park was established beginning in 1830; ship's captains coming from Iran were asked to bring a sack of soil to add to it. It was extended in the 1860s and 1870s to 4.6 hectares (11 acres) and originally called Mixaylovbağı, Mikhaelovsky Garden, after the governor.
  • Group will experience the happening street of Nizami Street 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 mountainous part of the city and ends at railroad bed on Sabit Orujov Street, near a monument to Shah Ismail Khatai in “Black City”. 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.

21;30-22;30 DINNER

Back to Hotel

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

09:30 After Breakfast in Hotel

Proceed to Departure to Gabala in the north-west of Azerbaijan The distance up to Baku 225 km (3hours)

  • 13:00-14:00 Tour In Gabala
  • Nohur Lake-It 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.

14:00-15:00 Lunch in Gabala

  • 15:30- 17:30 : Excursion in: Tufandaq”Winter-Summer Tourism Complexoffers 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 centres for kids, hotel and other services.
  • Visit Gabala Amusement Park
  • Visit to Gabaland - It is located in one of the most picturesque regions of Azerbaijan, this centre attracts summer tourists from Russia,Iran and Turkey .The main attractions are Drop tower, Twister, Swinger, Mini coaster, Techno pop, Butterfly, Bumper cars, Crazy clown, Pedal boats, Italian kiddie rides, Mini jet, Battery moto, Play ground, Trampoline, Lasermaxx, XD theatre, Ice ring dome, Horse & pony riding, Race mania, Nautic jet, Climbing wall, Bungee trampoline, Sky dive

17:30-20:30 Back to Baku
21:00- 22:30 : Dinner
Transfer to Hotel

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

09:30 After Breakfast in Hotel

  • After having breakfast at the hotel , you will go to the historical and national reserve of Gobustan. You will Meet your guide at your hotel in Baku and drive out of the city to Gobustan National Park. The park is actually a hill and mountain site at the southeast end of Azerbaijan’s Greater Caucasus mountain ridge. After it , you will visit to the Petroglyphs Museum and explore petroglyphs dating back to 10,000 BC and continue to mud volcanoes in Gobustan Reserve that is home to almost half of world’s mud volcanoes. The ancient monuments and sculptures that have been on the mountains for millennia will make your day unforgettable. • “Go Bustan “ Rock Art Cultural Landscapes (at Seventy kilometers from Baku). • Mud Volcanoes in Alat. • “Bibi- Heybat” Mosque.Note: Mud Volcanoes depend on weather conditions / Gobustan Mud volcanoes tickets include our package.

17:30-20:30 Back to Baku
21:00- 22:30 : Dinner
Transfer to Hotel

Breakfast | Dinner

08:00-09:00 Breakfast in Hotel
10:00-12:00 Absheron Tour

  • Trip to "Fire Mountain"-"Yanardag" -a mountain on Absheron peninsula , 25 km from north of Baku. Literally, word "Yanardag" means "Blazing mountain". Blazing bodies of flame dance on stones and floor. Yanar dag 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."
    Tour starts with Ateshgah (Fire Worshippers Temple) Based on Persian and Indian inscriptions, the temple was used as a Hindu and Zoroastrian place of worship. “Atash” is the Persian word for fire.

13:00-14:00 LUNCH

  • 14:30-15:30 Tour continues with the visit to the charming example of modern achticture - The Heydar Aliyev Center- a 57,500 m2 building complex in Baku, Azerbaijan designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid and noted for its distinctive architecture and flowing, curved style that eschews sharp angles. The center is named after Heydar Aliyev, the first secretary of Soviet Azerbaijan from 1969 to 1982, and president of Azerbaijan Republic from October 1993 to October 2003. (Photoshoot outside)
    Shopping tour will start from Ganjlik mall then 28 mall finally you will visit Deniz mall
Breakfast | Lunch

08:00 : Breakfast in Hotel
Depature to Airport for return flight

Breakfast

Inclusions

Meals

5 breakfast, 3 lunch, 3 dinner

Incudes

  • Accomodation at hotel (5 nights in Baku)
  • Meals (breakfasts in hotel)
  • Airport transfers and transport during the tours
  • Guide (English, Arabic, Russian)
  • Baku, Absheron, Gabala, Gobustan Tours
  • Entry tickets: Fire Mountain, Fire Temple, Old City, Gabala cable car, Nohur lake Icherisheher, Highland Mountain, Gobustan Mud volcanoes entrance.
  • 1 bottle of water per day

Note

“Please note that we use a local supplier for your arrival airport transfer. As tourism is a growing industry in Central Asia, your driver may not speak English.”

Timur Alimov

Dear friends!

My name is Timur Alimov, and I represent our group of travel experts in Uzbekistan and Central Asia. Our travel experts will guide you through Uzbekistan and Central Asia. For the past ten years we have been gathering and guiding groups of more then 10000 happy travelers. We can show the country through the eyes of the locals, as if you come not as a tourist, but as a guest visiting friends. We give to our travelers only the routes that we checked personally or it was checked by our guides. Some members of My team has traveled this route more than 10 times, and during these trips we have made a lot of friends in each cities who become our friends and help us.

Our travel company office is based in Bukhara, but our travel experts are set in each country we represent. Company is officially registered and has certificates and tourist licenses # T-0087 Unique Travel issued by state gov of Uzbektourism.

I look forward to seeing you as our clients!

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