6D5N AZERBAIJAN (FIT)

Azerbaijan

30 Jul 2024 - 24 Dec 2024
Operated by Dorak Malaysia Sdn Bhd
✈️ Cultural & Heritage

Includes

  • All Sightseeing, Transportation, Hotels & Meals as mentioned above.
  • English Speaking Guide for the whole trip.
  • One (1) small bottle of mineral / drinking water in the Bus.
  • Water during meal (4 persons sharing one (1) large bottle). If taking FB package.
  • Entrance: Shirvanshah Palace, Maiden Tower, Ateshgah Fire Temple, Yanardagh Burning Mountain, Gobustan Rock Art Musuem, Diri Baba Mausoleum, Sheki Khan Palace, Kish Albanian Church

Excludes

  • All Sightseeing, Transportation, Hotels & Meals as mentioned above.
  • English Speaking Guide for the whole trip.
  • One (1) small bottle of mineral / drinking water in the Bus.
  • Water during meal (4 persons sharing one (1) large bottle). If taking FB package.
  • Entrance: Shirvanshah Palace, Maiden Tower, Ateshgah Fire Temple, Yanardagh Burning Mountain, Gobustan Rock Art Musuem, Diri Baba Mausoleum, Sheki Khan Palace, Kish Albanian Church
DAY 1: ARRIVE BAKU, AZERBAIJAN 
Meeting at the airport. Transfer to Baku.
Baku Panoramic tour. Visit to Highland Park-Alley of Martyrs, The National Assembly- also transliterated as Milli Majlis, Flame Towers- the tallest skyscraper in Baku. Walking through Baku Boulevard, which stretches along a southfacing bay on the Caspian Sea. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Baku

DAY 2: BAKU CITY TOUR 
Today visit the Old City, is the most ancient part of Baku, which is surrounded by walls that are well protected. In 2007, the Old City had a population of about 3000 people. In December 2000, the Old City of Baku, including the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Maiden Tower, became the first location in Azerbaijan to be classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Besides them there are a lot of other unique monuments of Icheri Sheher: The Synyk Kala Minaret, located in Baku’s Old Town, is the city’s oldest building dated 1093 and nearby is The Lezgi Mosque – constructed in the 12th century. Other mosques, minarets, the remnants of Caravanserais; Ancient baths and other places of interest. We will also visit Miniature Book Museum. Later group will experience the happening street of Nizami Street known for shopping. The street's history could be traced back to Baku's town-planning project of 1864. The street runs through the city's downtown from west to east. It begins from Abdulla Shaig Street, in mountainous part of the city and ends at railroad bed on Sabit Orujov Street, near a monument to Shah Ismail Khatai in “Black City”.Tour continues with the visit to the charming example of modern achticture - The Heydar Aliyev Center ( no entrance ) – a 57,500 m2 building complex in Baku, Azerbaijan designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid and noted for its distinctive architecture and flowing, curved style that eschews sharp angles. The center is named after Heydar Aliyev, the first secretary of Soviet Azerbaijan from 1969 to 1982, and president of Azerbaijan Republic from October 1993 to October 2003. (Photoshoot outside)

DAY 3: FLAME TOUR AND GOBUSTAN MUD VOLCANOES TOUR 
Tour starts with “Fire Mountain “-“Yanardag” –a mountain on Absheron peninsula , 25 km from north of Baku.Literally, word “Yanardag” means “Blazing mountain”. Blazing bodies of flame dance on stones and floor. Yanar dag is a natural gas fire, which blazes continuously on a hillside of the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, which itself is known as the “land of fire.” Trip to Ateshgah (Fire Worshippers Temple) Based on Persian and Indian inscriptions, the temple was used as a Hindu and Zoroastrian place of worship. “Atash» is the Persian word for fire. Gobustan - the place with prehistoric rock carvings documenting the life of the former inhabitants of this area. Near the reserve, there are a large number of Volcanoes of Mud, and estimated that out of 700 existing in the world, 300 are located in eastern Azerbaijan. On the way we will visit the Bibi-Heybat Mosque is a historical mosque in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Bibi-Heybat Mosque includes the tomb of Ukeyma Khanum (a descendant of The Islamic Prophet Muhammad), and today is the spiritual center for the Muslims of the region and one of the major monuments of Islamic architecture in Azerbaijan.
Back to hotel.

DAY 4: BAKU - SHAMAKHI - LAHIDJ - SHEKI 
Today we will set off deeper into the country. Our first stop will be harmoniously integrated into the vertical wall of the rock mausoleum of Sheikh Diri Baba in the village of Maraza. The architecture of the object uses the symbolism of geometric figures in an interesting way, and the place itself emanating spirituality has become a legend. Then we will get to Shemakha city with a rich heritage, which over two thousand years of its existence has often become an arena for major events. We will see there a magnificent, historic Juma Mosque, a nostalgic cemetery of YeddiGumbez, as well as the family tombs of Shirvanskakh's. We pass the canyon of the Girdimanchay River to the ancient village of Lahidj village located far from the main routes. The village is known for its characteristic, perfectly preserved buildings and handicraft workshops specializing in copper products and carpet weaving. In Lahidj we have a chance to see how the traditional technique is made of copper trays, plates, jugs and spells.
Drive to Sheki. Check-in at the hotel.

DAY 5: SHEKI CITY TOUR. BACK TO BAKU 
Sightseeing tour around Sheki. It is one of the more charming cities of Azerbaijan; located 700 m above sea level, surrounded by mountains and oak forest, reminiscent of an ancient amphitheater. It was known as an important point of the Silk Road. Visit Sheki Medieval fortress, Sheki Khans Palace, built in 1762 by Hussein Khan the interior of the two-storey building is decorated with magnificent frescoes and lit by exquisite stained glass. Former rulers, the Khan, placed here in the 18th century in their Khan’s Palace in oriental style, one of the most valuable and the most magnificent in this part of the world with unique frescoes and stained glass windows. We will also see a Caravanserai - a former inn for caravan merchants. Transfer to the pretty Caucasian village of Kish, the original capital of the local Khanate with stone buildings and cobbled streets. We will see here a well-preserved Albanian church from the twelfth century.

DAY 6: DEPARTURE BAKU 
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Departure to Baku International Airport to departure back to home

*BB - Breakfast only / FB - Full board (Total: 5 breakfast; 5 lunch; 5 dinner)
** 2-3 PAX SEDAN ; 4-7 PAX MINIVAN ; 8-12 PAX SPRINTER
*** Above price validate from 15th Jan 2024 - 25th Dec 2024, and subject to upon booking

Note: Above rates are not valid during National Holidays, Christmas period, New Year period and International Events, Blackout date.
- 45 Days before arrival, Free cancellation. - 44 Days before arrival, 100% of the amount on pro forma invoice.

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6D5N AZERBAIJAN (FIT)