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Sizzling Azerbaijan

  • Duration
    4N 5D
from LKR 86,000 (per person)

Located in Asia, Azerbaijan is bordered by four countries– Russia, Georgia Armania and Iran. The east of the country is bordered by the Caspian Sea. Swans, flamingos and pelicans all flock to this region. Much of the north and west is covered by the Caucasus Mountains, where roe deer, brown bears and lynx thrive.

All about the Sizzling Azerbaijan Tour

Located in Asia, Azerbaijan is bordered by four countries– Russia, Georgia Armania and Iran. The east of the country is bordered by the Caspian Sea. Swans, flamingos and pelicans all flock to this region. Much of the north and west is covered by the Caucasus Mountains, where roe deer, brown bears and lynx thrive.

In parts of Azerbaijan, including just outside the capital city of Baku, the land is dotted with oil and gas reserves. Azerbaijan is home to around ten million people today. About half of the population lives in bustling urban areas, such as Baku. Azerbaijan’ s capital city Baku lies on the western shore of the Caspian Sea.

Some of the country’s inhabitants continue to create traditional crafts, which are famous worldwide for their unique beauty. For instance, a group of people called the Talysh make handmade carpets just as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. And traditional music played on a stringed instrument called a kobuz is still popular. 

Azerbaijan's national cuisine is closer to Eastern cuisine due to taste and preparation of the dishes, as well as adding a dark spice and flavor additives. Contemporary Azerbaijan cuisine retains traditional methods of preparation of dishes while incorporating modern cooking requirements and preparations.

Azerbaijani dishes have traditionally been cooked with copper utensils in copper cookware. Copper bowls and plates are still commonly used as serving dishes.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour
  • Round trip Airport transfers
  • Transportation according to the program;
  • Hotel accommodation with BB - 4 nights in Baku
  • 1 bottle of water per pax during city tours
  • Entrance tickets to museums (Shirvanshah Palace, Ateshgah Temple, Yanardag)
  • Lunch x 3 at the restaurant
  • Dinner x 3 at the restaurant
  • Visa Fee (5-7 business days for standard visa)
  • Professional English-Speaking tour guide service
Whats not included in this tour
  • Flight tickets;
  • Alcoholic beverage;
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional Programs;
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips to your drivers, hotel staff, guides
  • Any other meals not specified on the itinerary
  1. Day 1 Arrival Azerbaijan

    Upon arrive at Azerbaijan International Airport, Meet and Greet with our friendly Tour Guide then transfer to Hotel for check-in and overnight at the hotel.

  2. Day 2 Excursion to Martyr’s Lane, Highland Park + City tour (B/L/D)
    • Walking sightseeing tour of the “Inner City”
    • Visiting souvenir, carpets, antique shops and workshops of local handicrafts
    • Maiden Tower (XII century)-from outside
    • Juma Mosque (XII century)
    • Shirvanshah Palace (XV century)
    • Lunch at the restaurant
    • Walk through Nizami Street (Shopping street)
    • Dinner at the restaurant
    Visiting Marty’s Lane, Highland park

    Highland Park, located near the Martyrs' Lane and connects the city center by funicular. A beautiful panoramic view of the city and the Baku Bay opens from the park. Baku’s highland park, has undergone some major reconstructions. It has been around for quite some time, being first built in the 1940s. As the pictures below show, park opens a terrific view on the sea shore. A funicular (also known as an inclined plane or cliff railway) has been updated as well.

    Maiden’s Tower

    The Maiden Tower - is Baku landmark, a much-loved symbol of the city and of Azerbaijan. It looms dark and enigmatic, looking out to sea from the southern edge of Baku’s old, walled city the Icheri Sheher. The Tower has been constructed in XII century. These lines of Azerbaijani poet devoted to the symbol of Azerbaijan - architectural monument, magnificent building, shrouded in legends - Maiden`s Tower ("Maiden Tower"). Its name "Maiden" means impregnable, unconquered, that is, the tower was never captured by the enemy.

    Juma Mosque

    Juma mosque or mosque in the Icheri-sheher has been functioning since the 12th century. This mosque was built in 1899 at the funds of Baku philanthropist Khadja Shikhali Dadashev. In 1888 the Russian academician A.Pavlinov took measurements of the Juma Mosque. The mosque was built on the site of the temple of fire worshipers. Only four uncoated arches remained from the old building, they allegedly belonged to the temple. According to many modern archaeologists, there was a pagan sacred center on the site of Juma Mosque, where the fire worshipers gathered.

    Palace of Shirvanshah

    The most striking example of the Medieval palace structures in Azerbaijan is the Shirvanshah Palace complex dating to the middle XV. A state museum now it is open to the thousands of tourists. Shirvanshah Palace Complex was built in the 15th century. The two-story building of the palace consists of about fifty different rooms of various sizes and shapes connected by three narrow spiral staircases. Of the 25 rooms on the second floor only 16 have survived. The ground floor of the building (27 rooms), which was used by servants and for the storage of domestic supplies, has been preserved exactly as it was built in the 15th century.

    Nizami Street

    Azerbaijan has been a popular choice for expatriates ever since large oil reserves were found in the country. The influx of westerners resulted in the availability of branded products, which has increased in dramatic proportions since independence. Prices of these products are not very expensive, but one needs to be careful against fake brands. For any foreign tourist, the country’s arts and crafts section holds the maximum attraction. In various cities of Azerbaijan, there are streets that sell handicrafts, silk, and other art acts local to the city. Nizami Street (Azerbaijani: Nizami küçəsi) is a large pedestrian and shopping street in downtown Baku, Azerbaijan, named after famed classical poet Nizami Ganjavi.

  3. Day 3 (Baku-Absheron peninsula-30km) (B/L/D)
    • Excursion to Ateshgah
    • Excursion to Yanardagh
    • Lunch at the restaurant
    • Photo stop in front of Heydar Aliyev Center
    • Dinner at the restaurant
    • Overnight in the hotel
    The Ancient Zoroastrian Temple Ateshgah - "Fire Temple”

    The Temple of Eternal Fire - Ateshgah - is an authentic Azerbaijani exotic. It is well-known practically all over the world. It is located 30 km from the center of Baku in the suburb of Surakhany. This territory is known for such unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets (underground gas coming onto surface contacts oxygen and lights up). The temple in its present state was constructed in the 17th-18th centuries. It was built by the Baku-based Hindu community related to Sikhs. However, the history of the Temple is even longer. From times immemorial this was the holy place of Zoroastrians- fire worshippers (approximately beginning of our era). They attributed mystical significance to the inextinguishable fire and came there to worship the relic.

    Yanar Dag - a Reminder of the Ancient Cult of Fire

    Azerbaijan is historically called the Land of Fire, and it is not for the sake of a witty remark. At a whim of nature, the land of this Caucasian country located on the picturesque coast of the Caspian Sea, is replete with underground sources of oil and gas that long for blowing out. Natural gas in the Azerbaijan bowels is so much that it comes to the surface over and over again. One of the most famous and popular tourist places of the "eternal flame” in Azerbaijan is the mountain of Yanar Dag. Actually, it is rather a hill than a mountain, with natural gas burning on its slope from ancient times. Meter-long tongues of fire are licking the stratified earth approximately for 10 m in width, searing those who approached too close. People occupy the benches to watch the blazing hill in the evening, when its sight is most effective.

  4. Day 4 (B, L, D)
    • Route to Gabala city
    • Excursion to Tufandagh Mountain Resort
    • Lunch at the restaurant
    • Back to Baku city
    • Dinner at the restaurant

    Gabala is one of the most beautiful parts of Azerbaijan with a rich and ancient history. Sometime in the past (for 600 years) this city (Kabala) was the capital of Caucasian Albania. The town also hosts an annual International Music Festival of classical music, jazz and mugham, which is attended by bands and artists from all around the world. Not surprisingly that exactly in Gabala is located a factory on piano manufacturing under the famous Dutch brand Beltman. Yeddi Gozel Shalala, the Seven Beauties Waterfall, is a couple of kilometers off the main road just west of Vandam. This is a popular spot, though you wouldn´t think it judging by the poor access road. At the foot of the waterfall there is a restaurant, a busy bustling place. Choose your table according to the view that you want. There is a path/steps up the side of the waterfall which is well worth investigating - take your camera for some ´wet´ shots.

    Tufandag Resort is located 4 km away from the city of Gabala - the ancient capital of Caucasian Albania. The distance from the international airport of Gabala is 20 km, and 220 km from Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Tufandag complex is well equipped and can accommodate up to 3,000 people at a time, restaurants, cafeterias, bars and recreation areas, ski school for adults and children, ski equipment rental and repair are operating on the territory of the complex. The best hotel of the Tufandag resort – Qafqaz Tufandag Mountain Resort Hotel 5 * is located directly in the trail skiing area, right at the lower stations of the ski lifts. The trails of the ski resort of Tufandag Gabala have different complexity and are designed for advanced skiers, snowboarders as well as beginners. The total length of the trails is 17 km.

  5. Day 5 Departure (B)
    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Check out from the hotel
    • Transfer to the airport

    Breakfast at hotel, free program at own your leisure OR until latest check out time (12 PM), then 03 Hours before Departure Flight will pick up at Lobby Hotel for transfer out. Ends of services