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Azerbaijan – 5 Nights/6 Days
BAKU | GABALA
Day 1: Welcome to Baku
Evening proceeds to Visit Highland Park-Alley of Martyrs, The National Assembly – also transliterated as MilliMajlis, Flame towers – the tallest skyscraper in Baku.
Overnight stay at Baku.
Day 2: Baku to Gabala
Depart to Gabala, in the northwest of Azerbaijan, the distance up to Baku 225 km (3 hours).
Tour In Gabala
Excursion in: “Tufandaq” Winter – Summer Tourism Complex which offers cable car rides at any time of the year, skiing on the ski tracks of different difficulty levels, ski training and ski school, catering service (cafe and restaurants), entertainment centers for kids, hotel and other services.
Gabala Amusement Park – Visit Gabaland (Optional activity at your own cost) – It is located in one of the most picturesque regions of Azerbaijan, this center attracts summer tourists from Russia, Iran, and Turkey. The main attractions are Drop tower, Twister, Swinger, Mini coaster, Techno pop, Butterfly, Bumper cars, Crazy clown, and Pedal boat.
Gabala Shooting Club – This is part of the Gabala Sports Club, a world-class facility that prepares the athletes for the national teams of Azerbaijan in shooting, boxing, karate, taekwondo, soccer, and judo. The reason behind building the GSC was to develop a multi-purpose and world-class shooting facility in Azerbaijan that can serve both as a recreational and entertainment center.
Shooting is optional at its own cost.
Overnight stay at Gabala.
Day 3: Gabal to Baku
Visit Shaki one of the biggest cities of the Albanian states in the 1st century. The main temple of the ancient Albanians was located there. The kingdom of Shaki was divided into 11 administrative provinces. Shaki was one of the important political and economic cities before the Arab invasion. But as a result of the invasion, Shaki was annexed to the third emirate. An independent Georgia principality, Heretic, was established in times when the Arab Azerbaijan and the Khwarazmian Empire, were before the Mongol invasion.
Visit Sheki Khan Palace, ShekiKaravanSaray, Albanian Church, and Omer Efendi Mosque and later Return to Baku.
Overnight stay at Baku.
Day 4: Baku City Tour
The tour program starts with a visit to highland Park – Alley of Martyrs, The National Assembly- also transliterated as MilliMajlis, Flame towers-the tallest skyscraper in Baku. Later you will visit Baku Crystal Hall – an indoor arena in Baku, Azerbaijan. Located on the coast of Baku near National Flag Square, construction of the arena began in August 2011 and finished in April 2012 – in time for it to host its first major event, the 2012 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Walking through Baku Boulevard which stretches along a south-facing bay on the Caspian Sea. It traditionally starts at Freedom Square continuing west to the Old City and beyond. Since 2012, the YeniBulvar (New Boulevard) has virtually doubled the length to 3.75 km.
Old City or Inner City, is the historical core of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The Old City is the most ancient part of Baku, which is surrounded by walls that were 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.
Proceed to 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 the mountainous part of the city, and ends at the railroad bed on SabitOrujov Street, near a monument to Shah Ismail Khatai in “Black City”. The total length of the street is 3,538 m.
Fountains Square is a public square in downtown Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The square was previously called Parapet and is often referenced to by the same name now. The name of the fountains square derives from the presence of dozens of fountains throughout the square first constructed during Soviet rule of Azerbaijan. The square is a public gathering place, especially after business hours and during the weekend.
Overnight stay at Baku.
Day 5: Flames Tour
Tour starts with 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. The pentagonal complex, which has a courtyard surrounded by cells for monks and a tetra pillar-altar in the middle, was built during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Trip to “Fire Mountain” – “Yanardag” – a mountain on Absheronpeninsula, 25 km from north of Baku. Literally, the word “Yanardag” means “Blazing mountain”. Blazing bodies of flame dance on stones and the floor. Yanar Dag is a natural gas fire that blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, which itself is known as the “land of fire”.
Continue to visit the charming example of modern architecture – The Heydar Aliyev Center – 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 the Azerbaijan Republic from October 1993 to October 2003 (Photoshoot outside). Boat tour (Optional activity on your own) in the Caspian Sea. Proceed to Ferris Wheel (Ride at your own cost) to observe a beautiful view of the city and the Caspian sea.
Overnight stay at Baku
Day 6: Departure
Transfer to the Airport for your return journey.