Booking for : 15-day Azerbaijan tour






    15-day Azerbaijan tour

    Tour Details

    White villas of the oil tycoons, UNESCO old town and hyper-modern architecture of Baku:

    • History of oil: from oil drilling to healing oil of Naftalan
    • Eternal flames of Zoroastrians
    • Hiking in Caucasus mountains, step landscape and at the Caspian Sea
    • Old Swabian colony of Helenendorf
    • Hospitality und overnight stays at local’s homes
    • Discovering Azeri handicrafts and artisanry
    1. Hiking and culture trip: experiencing contrasts between modernity and historical handicrafts, medieval palaces, mosques and modern contemporary architectural highlights.
    2. Experiencing the different landscapes and climatic diversity of Azerbaijan, specific mountain flora and fauna in National Parks (e.g. Shadagh and Hirkan)
    3. Learning about the history of oil and its meaning for Azerbaijan’s history and development Visiting historical towns and villages, palaces, fortresses, petroglyphs and remote mountain villages!

    Included:

    • Transfers in modern air-conditioned Minibuses
    • 5 nights in 3* to 4* hotels (double/twin with private bathroom)
    • 9 nights private guesthouses (double/twin room, sharing of bathroom possible if
    • private bathroom not available) Half-board and 5x lunch (days 5,7,9,11,14)
    • All entrance fees for sightseeing and tours as described in itinerary
    • Tour guide (any language) and hiking guide from/to Baku Airport

    Not Included: air-ticket

    Organizer-specific payment methods:

    • The deposit is 20% of the travel price.
    • The balance is payable no later than 28 days before departure.
    • If the minimum number of participants is not met, cancellation of the travel contract by the organizer is possible 28 days before the start of the tour.
    • Each travel package is secured by the organizer with a travel price guarantee.

    Why you choose this package!

    • Ancient
    • Amazing nature
    • Historical places
    • Different customs
    • Handicraft shops
    • Hyper-modern architecture
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    Day 1: Arrival,Baku, Central Park Inn 4*

    Arrival at Baku Heydar Aliyev Airport. Welcome by tour guide and transfer to hotel. Dinner (if arrival during daytime).
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    Day 2: Sightseeing Old Town and Mansions of Oil Tycoons,Baku, Central Park Inn 4*

    Guided tour in Old Town, historical caravanserai, mosques, palace of Shirvan Shah, Maiden Tower. Visit of houses of oil tycoons, alley of martyrs with view over the bay of Baku. Short boat trip in Caspian Sea before dinner .
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    Day 3: Absheron Peninsula – Eternal Fire of Zoroastrians,Baku, Central Park Inn 4*

    Trip to Absheron Peninsula. Visit of Ateshgah temple, and Mardakan fortress. Bathing at Caspian Sea Beach, drive to Yanar Dag.
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    Day 4: Cveanyons at the foot of Caucasus Mountains – Traditional Handicraft,"Lahij" Guest House located 1 km from the center of Lahij.

    Drive towards to North-east towards Caucasus. Visit of Shamaki and Lahij.On the way to Lahij we hike part of the way through a canyon along steep mountains. In Lahij we meet locals craftsmen, get to know their artisanry and handicrafts, visit of local historic museum. Hiking tour: approx. 16km, 3-4 hours, downhill.
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    Day 5: Day Hike to Waterfall,“Lahij” Guest House located in Lahij

    Hike to the waterfall in Lahij and depending on the season short hiking tour to Girdiman fortress. In the afternoon free time. Hiking tour: approx. 10 km/5 hours Hike to the waterfall in Lahij: approx. 4 km, 1-1.10 hours, walking along river Hiking tour to Girdiman fortress: appox. 5 km, 1,5-2 hours, uphill 300-400 meters
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    Day 6: Frescos of Khan-Palace and the Oldest Church of Europe,Private house located nearby Ilisu (in Gakhbash, approx. 5 km from Ilisu)

    Visit of Gabala and ruins of historic castle. Drive to spa town of Sheki and visit of Sheki Khan Summer Palace. Tour of the fortress construction and a Shebeke factory, where unique window glasses are still traditionally manufactured. Transfer to village Kish and visit of Caucasian-albanic church of Kish, the oldest church in entire Europe. Dinner at restaurant. Transfer to Ilisu.
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    Day 7: Monastery of the „Seven Churches“,Private guest house located nearby Ilisu (in Gakhbash, approx. 3km from Ilisu)

    Hiking to a waterfall and ruins of a castle.After lunch hiking to monastery of the “Seven Churches” and “Green Waterfall” in village Lakit. Hiking tour: approx 9-10 km,8-10 hours Hiking to a waterfall and ruins of a castle: approx. 2-3 km, 3-4 hours, 2,5 km walk up Hiking to monastery of the “Seven Churches” and “Green Waterfall” in village Lakit: approx. 6 km, 3-4 hours, 1 km walk up and downhill to waterfall.
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    Day 8: Swabian colony Helenendorf and the „Bottle House“,"Goygol Tourism Recreation Complex" located in the area of Goygol National Park nearby Ganja

    Walk to Lakit. Transfer to Goygol (formerly Helenendorf) and Ganja. Sightseeing. In Ganja visit of Shah Abbas Mosque, orthodox church and the so called „bottle house“.
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    Day 9: National Parks in Lesser Caucasus,"Goygol Tourism Recreation Complex" located in the area of Goygol National Park nearby Ganja

    Drive to the west into region of Lesser Caucasus with its 3,000 m high peaks, forests and mountain lakes. Hike in protected area of Gizilicha and/or Goygol National park. Hiking tour: Hike in protected area of Goygol National park: approx. 2 km, 1 hour, 1000-3060 meters uphill.
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    Day 10: Drive to Lankaran through step and semi-desert,"Hirkan Ecotourism Recreation and Health Center" located in the unique Hirkan forests near the Istisu river of Astara region

    Drive to the south-east of Azerbaijan to Talish region into the unique subtropical landscape. Thanks to the warm and humid climate the forests of the region offer a wide variety that are due to the last ice age, have disappeared in the rest of Europe. On the way you can go to beautiful Khanbulan lake and also to Astara Tea gardens.
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    Day 11: Hiking in Hirkan-National park,"Hirkan Ecotourism Recreation and Health Center" located in the unique Hirkan forests near the Istisu river of Astara region

    All day hike in Hirkan National park, which is very rich in species and known for endemic Parrotiapersica (commonly called Persian ironwood). Hiking through forests with waterfalls and streams and possibility to see wolf and bear tracks. Hirkan National park is the home of the very rare Caucasus leopard.
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    Day 12: Moon landscapes of mud volcanoes, prehistoric hunting images and Shirvan National park,Baku, Central Park Inn 4*

    Drive towards Baku. On the way visit of Shirvan National park and one of the last natural step landscapes at the Caspian Sea.The shore area of the national park can be especially interesting for bird watchers. Next stop is Gobustan with its petroglyphs and mud volcanoes. Hiking tour: several short hikes today Shirvan: approx. 3 km, 1.5 hrs with photo stops, flat terrain Gobustan: approx. 1.5 km, 1 hr with photo stops, 30 meters walk up and downhill Mud volcanoes: approx.. 1 km, 1 hr with photo stops.
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    Day 13: Mystical Village Khinalig,"ATESHGAH ECOTOURISM AND RECREATION CENTER" in Khinalig, Guba

    Day tour to ancient village of Khinalig in Great Caucasus , to Gussar and Shahdagh National Park. Hiking to village of Lasa.
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    Day 14: Hiking and Traditional Carpet Manufactory in Guba,Baku, Central Park Inn 4*

    Drive to Guba. Visit of settlement Krasnaya Sloboda (Red Settlement), minority of Jews. In Guba visit of traditional carpet manufactory, founded by local women to preserve historic local carpet patterns. On the way stop at sacred site of Beshbarmag and short hike. Hiking tour: approx. 7 km, 4 hours, height level/terrain/metres uphill and downhill. Drive back to Baku and farewell dinner.
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    Day 15: Airport,Baku

    Transfer to Airport and departure.
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    Kamala Aliyeva

    I'm Kamala. I was born in Baku in 1982, I started working as professional tourist guide of Azerbaijan in 2010. I worked as a translator from 2000. I speak fluently English! I live in Baku. I love my job! I love meeting people coming from different countries and showing them my hometown... not only the highlights, but all the secret, charming districts, courtyards, churches, museums, concept, design. I can offer you cultural tours or mix-up tours (art, culture + shopping : where shopping doesn't mean that you HAVE to buy, but that you HAVEN'T to feel guilty if you like to have a look... ) Baku shows its treasures and its charm only to few people. Let me show you BAKU! If you're interested in a guided tour which is not mentioned , let me know: I'll prepare a tailor-made tour just for you! The combination between sea and mountains, the marvelous colors of a sunny day! There is no better place to live! I offer my guests tours that combine culture and visits with walking and hiking over our mountains. An active and interesting trip, discovering a part of our country still unknown to most visitors. I have been driving for 6 Years and never involve in accident, this is just awesome.
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    Ilyar Mikayilov

    Mein Name ist Ilyar Mikayilov und ich bin 27. Schon ab 5. Klasse habe ich angefangen Deutsch zu lernen. Aufgrund meines Interesse zu deutscher Sprache habe ich mich an der Universität für den Fach Deutschlandkunde entschieden. Während meines Studiums habe ich durch Stipendien sowohl an inländischen, als auch an ausländischen Sprachprogrammen teilgenommen. Dabei habe ich sehr viel über deutsche Kultur, Geschichte und Menschen gelernt. Im Laufe der Zeit habe ich viele Gäste aus Deutschland und deutschsprachigen Ländern gehabt, mit denen ich jede Ecke von Aserbaidschan durchgereist habe. Durch diese vielmaligen Ausflüge ist ein reiches Wissen über mein Land entstanden. Ich würde mich sehr freuen, dieses Wissen über mein eigenes Land an die Gäste weiterzugeben. My name is Ilyar Mikailov. I am 27. I've started to learn German language from 5th grade. Due to my interest in German, I preferred the profession of German studies at the university. During my studies, I took part in both German and foreign language programs through scholarships. I learned a lot about German culture, history and people as a result. In the course of time, I have had many guests from Germany and German-speaking countries, with whom I have crossed every corner of Azerbaijan. Due to these excursions, I have gained a rich knowledge of my country. I would be delighted to share this knowledge about my country with the guests.
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    The land of fire - Azerbaijan

    Additional Info

    • Duration : 15 Days, 14 Nights
    • Price : $2500
    • Location : Address: 7/47 str. Z.Bunyadov

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