Heart of Azerbaijan


Day 1: Baku – Shamakha – Lahij – Gabala 
Your 3-day Azerbaijan tour starts with the morning transfer from Baku to Gabala (260 km). On the way, stop at Diri Baba Mausoleum in the village of Maraza. Continue to Shamakha to visit the historical Juma Mosque, which was restored in 2013. Weather permitting, drive through Girdimanchay River Canyon to visit Lahich, the 5th century, quaint corner high in Caucasus mountains with its rich history and beautiful architecture. Lahich is an ancient village with charming cobbled sidewalks famous for numerous traditional handicraft workshops (jewelry, copperware, wool carpets, pottery, daggers, and iron tools). In the afternoon, continue driving to our final destination for the evening-the city of Gabala. Visit ruins of Kabalaka. Overnight at the hotel.

Duration of sightseeing tour: 10-11 hours

Driving distance: 300 km

 

Day 2: Gabala – Kish – Sheki
 In the morning, check-out from the hotel and drive to Sheki (100 km). On the way, visit the first Albanian church in Caucasus dating back to the 1st century AD. Continue driving to Sheki, the pleasant and easily walkable medieval town set in a lush mountainous area. Sheki is especially known for local style sweet baklava. Head to Sheki Khans Palace surrounded by medieval fortress walls. Visit handicrafts workshop and Caravanserai. Walk to the colorful Sheki Bazaar. You can find virtually everything you may want to eat: local fruits and berries, spices, freshly baked bread, honey, cheeses, and Sheki sweets. Overnight at the hotel.

Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours

Driving distance: 80 km

 

Day 3: Sheki – Ganja – Baku 
 In the morning, depart Sheki and drive to Ganja, the second largest city in Azerbaijan (150 km). Visit Ancient Fortress Wall, Shakh Abbas Mosque with two minarets. You will explore the mausoleum of Javad Khan, the last khan of Ganja, Chokek Hamam (medieval bathes), Central Square, Sardar Baghi park, Alexander Nevski Christian Orthodox Church and Christian Temple Agvan Kilsasi. Drive to Baku (350 km). Drop-off at your hotel.

Duration of sightseeing tour: 10-11 hours

Driving distance: ~500 km


 

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