Azerbaijan, the Land of Fire, combines the historical, mysterious and exotic with hospitable locals who can never do enough to help a tourist. The government recently made it easier to visit Azerbaijan by introducing an eVisa and after oil prices fell, the country suddenly became a very affordable destination.
Day 1: Arrival
Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region, with a population of 2,374,000. The Inner City of Baku, along with the Shirvanshah’s Palace and Maiden Tower, were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. According to the Lonely Planet’s ranking, Baku is also among the world’s top ten destinations for urban nightlife.
Transfer to Hotel. Check-in. Time for leisure.
Overnight in Baku.
Day 2: Baku City Tour
Breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast Panoramic Baku tour.
Start Old city:
Later proceed to Gabala.
Overnight in Gabala.
Day 3: Gabala City Tour
Breakfast in the hotel. Check Out. Transfer to Gabala.
Gabala is considered a popular tourist destination due to the combination of a very good spring climate, mountainous landscape, and diverse fauna. Many sizable world hotel chains have a presence in the city. Natural climatic conditions of the region create opportunities for the development of both summer and winter tourism in the region. The northern side of Gabala belongs to the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus mountain range, the central part to Alazan-Haftaran valley, the southern part to Ajinohur upland. Furthermore, the highest mountain peak of the republic- Mount Bazarduzu (4466 meters) is situated in this region.
Gabala city tour:
Overnight in Gabala.
Day 4: Absheron tour & Shopping Tour
Breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast Absheron tour:
Ateshgah tour. The Baku Ateshgah, often called the “Fire Temple of Baku” is a castle-like religious temple in Surakhani, a suburb in Baku, Azerbaijan. Based on Persian and Indian inscriptions, the temple was used as a Hindu and Zoroastrian place of worship. “Atash” ( ش آت (is the Persian word for fire .
Burning Mountain (Yanar Dag) tour. 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 (a country which itself is known as “the Land of Fire”).
Flames jet into the air 3 metres (9.8 ft) from a thin, porous sandstone layer. Unlike Mud volcanoes, the Yanar Dag flame burns fairly steadily, as it involves a steady seep of gas from the subsurface. It is claimed that the Yanar Dag flame was only noted when accidentally lit by a shepherd in the 1950s
Transfer to hotel. Time for leisure.
– Shopping Tour
– “Ganjlik” Mall – the biggest mall of Azerbaijan
– Green Bazaar – national spices etc.
Overnight in Baku
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, transfer to Baku international airport
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