A fascinating one-week tour to this little-known country on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Azerbaijan was once a major stop on the Great Silk Route. You will visit the cosmopolitan booming capital, Baku, then travel up into the southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains to the charming medieval town of Sheki and the amazing enclave Nakhchivan.
2017 Land Cost Per Person (double occupancy)
Available Anytime – $2950
Single supplement: $425
This tour operates with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 travelers. Other group rates available on request.
- 5 nights at 4* hotel in Baku
- 1 night in ShekiSaray hotel in Sheki
- 1 night in 3* Grand hotel
- Meals as per the program
- All local transportation
- Round trip air ticket to Nakhchivan
- Experienced English speaking local guide
- All entrance fees
- Transfers from/to Baku airport
- Guide’s and driver’s expenses
Price Does Not Include:
- Airfare (unless otherwise arranged)
- Departure and custom fees
- Gratuities and individual daily expenses
- Additional beverages
- Travel insurance
- Trip cancellation
- Medical and luggage insurance are recommended for coverage against all unforeseen circumstances
Day 1: Baku
Arrival in Baku and transfer to 4* hotel. Free time. Overnight in Baku.
Day 2: Baku
Your walking tour of Baku includes the medieval walled city “Icheri Sheher” with its narrow alleyways, mosque and Palace of the Shirvanshahs. Continue to visit the 12th century Maiden’s Tower, the imposing mansions of the oil barons, built in the oil boom of 1870-1914 and Martyr’s Alley with its superb views over the Bay of Baku. Next take a trip to Absheron Peninsula visiting the Zoroastrian Fire Temple and Yanardagh (Burning Mountain). Dinner. Transfer to hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Baku – Nakhchivan
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Azerbaijan’s isolated Azeri enclave Nakhchivan, wedged between Armenia and Iran. Known as the land of Noah, it shares no land border with Azerbaijan. Transfer to hotel. Visit the 12th century Momina Khatun Monument, Yusif Ibn Kuseyir Tomb, and the Carpet Museum, formerly Khan’s House. Next continue to Garabaghlar village in the Sharur region to see the 12th century monument and Solt Mine Hospital. Dinner. Transfer to hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Nakhchivan – Baku
After breakfast drive to Daridagh Thermal Spring in the Julfa region. Next visit Asabu Kahf Cave located 12 km from Nakhchivan City. Travel back to Nakhchivan. Dinner and transfer to airport for your flight back to Baku. Transfer to hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Baku – Gobustan – Baku
Breakfast at the hotel. Then drive to Gobustan to see ancient petroglyphes. Return to Baku to visit the carpet museum. Take an hour boat trip at Caspian. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Baku – Shamakha – Sheki
After breakfast departure to Caucasus Mountains in Northwestern Azerbaijan. Dry landscape around Baku gives way to a densely forested mountain area. Visit the town of Shamakha, Juma Mosque, and Yeddi Gumbez. Next drive to Sheki. Visit the village of Kish with the oldest church in the Caucasus dating from the first century. Dinner and overnight in Sheki. (B, L, D)
Day 7: Sheki – Kish – Baku
Breakfast followed by a visit to the Royal Summer Palace of the Sheki Khans with its magnificent frescoes and stained glass. Visit the Sheki market. Drive to Baku for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 8: Departure
Transfer to airport for your flight back home.
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