Baku, the capital and commercial hub of Azerbaijan, is a low-lying city with coastline along the Caspian Sea. It's famed for its medieval walled old city, which contains the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, a vast royal complex, and the iconic stone Maiden Tower. Contemporary landmarks include the Zaha Hadid–designed Heydar Aliyev Center, and the Flame Towers, 3 pointed skyscrapers covered with LED screens.
A folk etymology explains the name Baku as derived from the Persian Bādkube (بادکوبه ), meaning "city where the wind blows", due to frequent winds blowing in Baku. However, the word Bādkube was invented only in the 16th or 17th century, whereas Baku was founded at least before the 5th century AD.
Day 1: Baku Arrival day
Welcome to Baku Airport. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Baku
Day 2: Baku City tour
Baku sightseeing program – Tour starts to Palace of the Shirvanshahsis the biggest monument of the Shirvan - Absheronbranch of the Azerbaijan architecture, situated in the Inner City of Baku. The complex contains the main building of the palace, Divanhane , the burial - vaults, the Shahs mosque with a minaret,SeyidYahyaBakuvismausoleum, a portal in the east -Murads gate, a reservoir and the remnants of the bath - house. After we see Maidens Tower and you can ask from your guide to tell you the story about this tower. After city sightseeing program we will visit to Absheronpeninsula
Day 3: Absheron Tour
Tour starts fromBibiHeybetmosque toGobustanand volcanoes. You will also have a chance to visit quite a unique site where 300 of the planet's estimated 700mud volcanoessitGobustan, Azerbaijan and theCaspian Sea. Many geologists as well as locals and international mud tourists trek to such places as the Firuz Crater, Gobustan, Salyan and end up happily covered in mud which is thought to have medicinal qualities.
Gobustan is an open-air museum littered with Neolithic rock drawings. Just 65km south of Baku.Gobustanhas some 4000 inscriptions that go back 12,000 years (with some 2000 year old Latin graffiti to boot). AfterGobustanwe will drive to Fire tample (ATESGAH).AteshgahFire –Worshippers Temple The unique Atesgah Fire Temples one of Azerbaijan’s most remarkable sights. It stands on the site of a natural gas vent that was sacred toZoroastriansfor centuries, though this temple was actually built by 18th – century Indian Shiva devotees.
Day 4 : Caspian Beach Day
After breakfast free day in Caspian beach. It is of the most elite entertainment center and club on our cost. There are features and facilities as background music, billiards, breakfast, children's entertainments, drinks, live music, mini cinema, pools, reception of banquets, sport canals, summer terrace, tables’ reservation and the most important – beach !Overnights in Baku.
Day 5: Baku- Lahij Qebele Sheki
After breakfast, pick up from your hotel and we shall depart for Lahij town tour to the Ismayilli region. Lahij is a notable place in Azerbaijan, with its authentic handicrafts traditions, particularly related to copper. The village's carpet and rug crafts are also well known in Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus. Lahij has an old sewage system (some experts claim that it was built 1000 - 1500 years ago).
Due to frequent earthquakes local people have developed sophisticated and authentic construction techniques. After Lahij our tour continue to Sheki region and we will have an excursion around of Sheki. Visit to Palace of Sheki Khans (XVIII A.D.) where is the most outstanding and valuable monument of the 18th century Azerbaijan. Dinner and overnight in in Sheki.
Day 6: Sheki Genje Baku
After breakfast we will drive to Genje (second biggest city of Azerbaijan)After your breakfasts is about 9:00 a.m. start the way to second largest city in Azerbaijan in Ganja. Arrival at 13:00 and check-in to Ganja Hotel. Rest/ independent lunch. After the lunch start tour in Ganja. Visiting bazaar in Ganja, Mosque, build in 1606 by the known scientists and architect SheykhBaga-ud-din, Ganja Gates (X-XI c.), ruins of 17th centuries bath-house and Caravansaray, the Alexander Nevski church (now the puppet theatre!) and a 19th century orthodox church near the university, bottle house, a two-storey building decorated with about 50.000 glass bottles, and historic museum of Ganja. overnight in Genje.
Day 7: Transfer to Airport of Baku
After breakfast our guide and driver will transfer you to the airport and this is end of our Azerbaijan tour.