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Tour description: Absheron Peninsula Tour include: Full sightseeing tour in Baku: Old City, Shirvanshakhs Palace, Maiden Tower, Sightseeing excursion on Absheron Peninsula: Atashgah Fire Worshippers Temple, Qala State Historical-Ethnographic Preserve, Yanardaq State Natural Preserve, Visiting Gobustan National Park officially Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape.  

Tour date:
Black out dates : April 24th – 30th, 2018 ( Formula – 1)
Novruz National Holiday : 16th – 31st, 2018

Day 1/ BAKU

• Arrival at Baku Heydar Aliyev airport;
• Meeting.
• Transfer to the hotel in Baku.
• Overnight

Gobustan Tour include: Full sightseeing tour in Baku: Old City, Shirvanshakhs Palace, Maiden Tower, Sightseeing excursion on Absheron Peninsula: Atashgah Fire Worshippers Temple, Qala State Historical-Ethnographic Preserve, Yanardaq State Natural Preserve, Visiting Gobustan National Park (Azerbaijani: Qobustan Milli Parkı) officially Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape

Day 2/ Baku City Tour

• Breakfast at the hotel
• Sightseeing tour in the “Old City” : “Shirvanshakhs’ Palace” (XV c. under
• UNESCO protection), (Mohammad’s mosque – XI c.), bath, samples of
• residential buildings, “Market Square”, “Bukhara” caravanserai (XVI c.), “Multani” (XIV c.),
• “Maiden Tower” – the oldest construction in Baku
• Lunch at the local restaurant
• Visiting National Carpet Museum
• Sightseeing tour in Baku – acquaintance with the history and architecture of the city (XIX- XX c.c.): Nizami street , shopping, “Fountain Square”, Nizami Ganjavi monument, further Rasul-Zade street, Seaside Park – Boulevard. At the end of excursion traveling by bus to the Mountain Park, visiting the Martyrs’ Alley memorial.
• Dinner at the local restaurant
• Return to the hotel by evening.
• Overnight.

Gobustan Tour include: Full sightseeing tour in Baku: Old City, Shirvanshakhs Palace, Maiden Tower, Sightseeing excursion on Absheron Peninsula: Atashgah Fire Worshippers Temple, Qala State Historical-Ethnographic Preserve, Yanardaq State Natural Preserve, Visiting Gobustan National Park (Azerbaijani: Qobustan Milli Parkı) officially Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape

Day 3/ Absheron Tour

• Breakfast at the hotel
• Acquaintance with sightseeing in Absheron Peninsula: (9 miles away from Baku).
• Atashgah Temple (XVII c.) is located within Baku in Surakhany village (9 miles from Baku). The historical roots of the monument go back to the days when Azerbaijan state was only taking shape and establishing itself, and Zoroastrism, in which the main role in rituals belonged to fire, was a dominant religion in the country.
• Qala – Azerbaijan’s territory is rich in examples proving it to be the home of ancient inhabitants. Absheron Peninsula has special importance in terms of historical monuments. One of the oldest settlements in Absheron is Qala village that is located in the northeast of the Peninsula. There are 215 architectural and archeological monuments in Qala village. Qala village had several districts, such as Tarakama, Balaverdi, Haji Ramazan, Chambarakand.
• Yanardag (Azerbaijani: Yanar Dağ). translated as ” Mountain of Fire”, is ancient fire which blazes in the Absheron Peninsula.
• Flames shoot in the air 10 feet (3.0 m) from a thin porous sandstone layer at the base of a 30-foot-wide scarp (9.1 m) below a hillside known as Yanardag near Baku. Due to the large concentration of natural gas under the Absheron Peninsula, natural flames burned there throughout antiquity and were reported by historical writers such as Marco Polo.
• Overnight

Gobustan Tour include: Full sightseeing tour in Baku: Old City, Shirvanshakhs Palace, Maiden Tower, Sightseeing excursion on Absheron Peninsula: Atashgah Fire Worshippers Temple, Qala State Historical-Ethnographic Preserve, Yanardaq State Natural Preserve, Visiting Gobustan National Park (Azerbaijani: Qobustan Milli Parkı) officially Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape

Day 4/ Gobustan Tour

• Breakfast at the hotel
• Start Gobustan tour
• Gobustan National Park (Azerbaijani: Qobustan Milli Parkı) officially Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape is a hill and mountain site occupying the southeast end of the Greater Caucasus mountain ridge in Azerbaijan, mainly in the basin of Jeyrankechmaz River, between the rivers Pirsagat and Sumgait. It is located west of the settlement of Gobustan, about 40 miles (64 km) southwest of the centre of Baku on the west bank of the Caspian Sea.
Gobustan is very rich in archaeological monuments. The reserve has more than 6,000 rock engravings dating back between 5,000 – 40,000 years. The site also features the remains of inhabited caves, settlements and burials, all reflecting an intensive human use by the inhabitants of the area during the wet period that followed the last Ice Age, from the Upper Paleolithic to the Middle Ages. The site, which covers an area of 537 ha, is part of the larger protected Gobustan Reservation.
Another this Azerbaijan and its Caspian coastline are home to nearly 400 mud volcanoes, more than half the total throughout the world. In 2001, one mud volcano 15 kilometers from Baku made world headlines when it suddenly started ejecting flames 15 meters high.
Many geologists as well as locals and international mud tourists trek to such places as the Firuz Crater, Gobustan, Salyan and end up happily covered in mud which is thought to have medicinal qualities.
The appearance of the Zoroastrian religion in Azerbaijan almost 2,000 years ago is closely connected with these geological phenomena, and Azerbaijan’s etymology – Land of the Eternal Fire derives from its Zoroastrian history.
• Overnight

Day 5/ FLIGHT DAY

• Breakfast at the hotel
• 12 : 00 pm. Check out.
• Transfer to the airport.


Price Included :
1st Option :
3 nights in Baku 5* hotel
All transportation and guide service during all trip
Museums entrance fee
3 x Lunch , 2 x Dinner
Total : 496 USD per person in a double occupancy

2nd Option :
3 nights in Baku 4* hotel
All transportation and guide service during all trip
Museums entrance fee
3 x Lunch , 2 x Dinner
Total : 423 USD per person in a double occupancy

3rd Option :
3 nights in Baku 3* hotel
All transportation and guide service during all trip
Museums entrance fee
3 x Lunch , 2 x Dinner
Total : 403 USD per person in a double occupancy

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