Historical tours, Cultural tours, Skiing tours
6 (6 days, 5 nights)
If desired, this tour can be extended.
Accommodation in four or five-stars hotel
Sightseeing tour of Baku; Tours to “Gobustan”; Carpet Museum; Highland Park; Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center; The temple”Ateshgah”; Yanar Dag-“Burning mountain”; The Ramana Fortress; Tour to “Khynalyg”; Tour to Ski resort “Shahdag»
Tours to the Khinalig and Shahdag
The price is for one person, with accommodation in a double room
Integrated – according to the package.
All transfers, excursions, guide with knowledge of foreign language, accommodation in the hotel, all breakfasts.
Ethnic Tour to Gobustan. Gobustan is a historical place with rock paintings and mud volcanoes, included in the list UNESCO’s culturalheritage.This is one of the momemorable sights of Azerbaijan. Beginning tourists traditionally from volcanoes – it’s very exotical spectacle. Mud is mixed with water and oil here.Along with fairly large, there are also very miniature volcanoes, the size of a puddle.Looking at the Martian landscape, tourists are sent to the rock paintings. The petroglyphs in this areawere created from the primitive epoch and until the Middle Ages.Today there are about 6 thousand drawings: animals and people, hunting scenes and inscriptions. One of the most noteworthy inscriptions is Roman Legionnaires, wandered here in the 1st century AD.The plot of the drawings uncomplicated: life and economic life, magical and totemic representations of ancient people, scenes of hunting and fishing, images of men and women, wild animals.”Raisins” of the Gobustan collections – a hero figure of a reaper with a sickle,dancing little men, boats with oarsmen. Special attention is paid to the stone slab with a Latin inscription, that at the foot of the Boyukdash mountain. The inscription left here refers to approximately to 84-96 B.C, and its author is the Roman legionary of the emperor Domitian from the Fulminata legion.Fans of ethnography will certainly expand their horizons and get a lot information.Traveling to this amazing land Azerbaijan,very is rich in history about the ancient settlers of our planet.
Tour of the “Carpet Museum.” Upon arrival in Baku, we will continue our excursion to the “Carpet Museum.” The Azerbaijan Carpet Museum was founded in 1967, becoming the world’s first specialized collection museum, preservation and study of carpet. The museum is a treasury of theAzerbaijani national culture, showing the carpet in close relationship with other kinds of traditional art of Azerbaijan. His collection contains about 14 000 carpets, embroideries, clothes, copper-wrought articles, items of jewelry, modern works of glass and wood.
A tour of the Nagorny Park. Later, when accompanied by our guide, you climb the Baku cable car to Nagorny Park, from where a beautiful panorama opens on Baku. There you can stroll along the Alley of Martyrs, still considered the pride of the Azerbaijani people and you will find yourself at the foot of the Flaming Towers, the three skyscrapers is the modern symbol of Baku.
Transfer to the hotel;
“Trekking in the ancient world-Khinalig” Khinalig village is a place included by UNESCO in the list of world heritage sites. Located at an altitude of 2300 m above sea level, the village of Khinalig is the highest mountain in Azerbaijan. The houses built of cobblestones and located on the slope resemble a multi-storey building. Although there are no exact figures, ancient Greek historians have left quite extensive information about the existence in the I century on this territory of the Kyatsh tribes.
An authentic source of information confirming the ancient history of the village of Khinalig are eight cemeteries, the total area of which is several times larger than the village itself. To protect against nomadic tribes in the X century in Khinalig fortifications and fortress were erected, in the main tower of which was a temple of fire worshipers. Khinalygtsy, whose way of life has undergone very few changes, consider themselves to be the grandsons of Noah. Khinaligtsy are very religious. Before the adoption of Islam, they were fire-worshipers. Now there are about 10 mosques in the village. Khinalig village is surrounded by the mountains of Gyzylgaya, Shahdag, Tufandag and Khinalig. The village in the north-west stretches on the left bank of the river Gudialcai on a cone-shaped mountain top. Only grass and shrubs grow here, and also cabbage and carrots, which are very juicy.
Transfer to the hotel;
Tour to the pearl of the Great Caucasus Mountains-Shahdag.This north-eastern part of Azerbaijan is a ski resort that meets all international standards. The skiing complex’s routes are laid along the slopes of Shahdag mountain, whose height reaches 4285 meters. In the cold season, winter lovers come here recreation. For tourists, excursion trips are organized, health centers, spa salons, fitness centers, amusement parks, all kinds of attractions are working in hotels and rest homes. Shahdag is an ideal place for tourist rest, here both children and adults not only have a full rest, but also get a lot of new impressions and positive emotions. The international tourist complex Shahdag is built on the territory of one of the largest national parks of the country. The ski complex with the city is connected by a specially built car road “Laza”. “Shahdag” meets all modern ideas about comfort. Five-star hotels, cozy mini-hotels, recreation centers – all this is in the resort, and tourists can choose a place to stay in accordance with all their preferences. Here you can do not only skiing, but enjoy horseback riding, cycling and hiking.
Transfer from Gusar to Baku;
Tours to the Cultural Center named after Heydar Aliyev.In the accompaniment of our guide you will begin an excursion to the Cultural Center named after Heydar Aliyev.The building of the Cultural Center was designed in 2007 by the studio Zaha Hadid Architects, created by Zaha Hadid, the only woman awarded the highest award in the field of architecture – Pritzker Prize. The building was created in a characteristic Zaha Hadid style, in which straight lines are used. The building of Heydar Aliyev Center according to the architect’s concept is the embodiment of the development of modern Azerbaijan and its connection with the past and the future. The center is divided into three parts. So, one part is occupied by the Heydar Aliyev Museum, on three floors of which there is a collection of exhibits telling about the life and activities of the leader of Azerbaijan. Another part of the center is an exhibition area with galleries in which exhibits on archeology,history,national creativity of Azerbaijan are presented.There are also several rooms with the works of contemporary artists and photographers, both from Azerbaijan and other countries of the world. The third part of the center is occupied by a 4-level concert hall, called the Auditorium, with conference facilities and a mediacenter.
• Temple of fire-worshipers Ateshgah (“Ateshgah”) in the village of Surakhany (XVII century),
• a medieval castle (tower temple) in the village of Ramana (XIV century),
• Visit to nature reserves: “Yanardag” – the place of natural gas output.
Transfer to the hotel.