The historical center of Baku reveals its tumultuous past, from its roots as a Persian capital, through its oil boom to its Soviet occupation. The old city is a maze of alleys, mosques, historic buildings and remnants of fortification, including the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and the Maiden Tower, now listed among UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.
On arrival in the capital city of Azerbaijan, Baku, transfer to the hotel and check-in. Freshen up and get ready for your city tour. Visit the old city of Baku that was once protected by big preservations walls built in the VI centuries. Walk through the history of the old city and witness important landmarks like Karvansaray, the Maiden Tower, Labyrinth streets and traditional souvenir shops alongside other historical monuments.
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at hotel and go on your tour of the Absheron Peninsula. Drive to the famous Ateshgah, located in Surakhany village. Then, visit Yanar Dag Mountain which is the most famous and popular tourist site of the “eternal flame” in Azerbaijan. It is rather a hill than a mountain, with natural gas burning on its slope from ancient times. There is no seepage of mud or liquid, which distinguishes it from the nearby mud volcanoes. Only a handful of fire mountains exist today in the world, and most are located in Azerbaijan. After visit head to Gobustan National Park is one of Azerbaijan’s most popular sights attracting thousands of tourists annually. You will spend overall 4 hours in order to enjoy this trip. During the tour you will be guided by local and friendly guide about the park, which is included into the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. Return to Baku.
Relish a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel. The day is at leisure. You can take the optional tour of Gabala. Pass by popular attractions such as Shamakhi and Ismayilli cities. Gabala, surrounded by the beautiful Caucasian mountains, has a couple of interesting activities for all such as a shooting club and a spectacular photo-spot, Nohur lake. After the day tour, return to your hotel.
After a scrumptious breakfast, check-out from your hotel. transfer to the airport. Return home with beautiful memories of your holiday. Bon voyage!
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