BAKU EXPLORER TOUR
4 nights 5 days
DAY 1: ARRIVAL to BAKU
-Transfer to hotel
-Check-in at hotel
-Overnight at hotel
DAY 2: BAKU CITY TOUR
-Breakfast at the hotel
-Icheri Sheher( literally "Inner Town") – the historical and architectural reserve includes the Shirvanshah Palace, Synyk kala minaret, Maiden Tower, Medieval Market Square, Icheri Sheher Archaeological Museum, Seyid Yahya Bakuvi mausoleum, caravanserais, Mollahana, numerous mosques, madrassahs, bath-houses, Baku Khans' House, also numerous rich residences of the ХIХ century.
-Miniature Books Museum, the gigantic collection of teeny and tiny books
-Tasting of Sheki sweets
-Fountain Square - a public square in downtownBaku. The square is a public gathering place, especially after business hours and during the weekend. It is an attractive tourist destination with many boutiques, restaurants, shops, hotels and passage. It starts from theIstiglaliyyat Streetand walls of theIcheri Sheherand stretches throughNizami Street, also called in popular culture as the Torgovaya street running parallel toBaku Boulevard.
-Overnight at hotel
DAY 3: SHOPPING DAY
-Port Baku Mall - Here you can find most popular and coveted brands and enjoy the gastronomic delights of tenant cafeteria and restaurants. It is the new level of service exclusive not only for Baku, but also within entire Caucasus.
DAY 4: TRIP BAKU
-Mud Volcanoes - a whole family of 'geologically flatulent' little conical mounds that gurgle, ooze, spit and sometimes erupt with thick, cold, grey mud. It's more entertaining than it sounds – even when activity is at a low ebb, you get the eerie feeling that the volcanoes are alive. Azerbaijan is in the first place in the world for the amount of mud volcanoes. Mud volcanoes broadly spread in Azerbaijan. There are about 350 of 800 volcanoes of the world in Azerbaijani Republic.
-Gobustan - The most popular day trip from Baku takes visitors to the petroglyph reserve above Qobustan, 60km south of the capital, and on to the isolated mud volcanoes above Alat. En route you'll pass Bibi-Heybat Mosque. The Unesco-listed Qobustan Petroglyph Reserve protects thousands of stick-figure stone engravings dating back up to 12,000 years. Themes include livestock, wild animals and shaman. They were carved into what were probably caves.
-Ateshgah (Suraxani Fire Temple) - "Fire Temple of Baku" is a castle-like religious temple based on Persian and Indian inscriptions, the Zoroastrian place of worship. Although the site was originally a place of worship for Zoroastrians, the fortified complex you see today was built by 18th-century Indian Shiva devotees.
-Gala Village (Optional)- the open-air Historical and Ethnographic Museum that the culture was discovered during archaeological excavations. There is a fortress monument opposite which is an impressive Ethnographic Museum Complex. This open-air park features several furnished traditional-style Absheron buildings (house, smithy, potters workshop) set amid a wide range of archaeological finds and petroglyphs, both original and reconstructions.
-Yanar Dagh: Burning Mountain is considered as "eternal fire" and fulfills the trip with unique and interesting experience. In the 13th century Marco Polo mentioned numerous natural-gas flames spurting spontaneously from the Absheron Peninsula. The only one burning today is Yanar Dagh.
DAY 5: BAKU CITY TOUR
-Alley of Martyrs (Shehidler Khiyabani ) is acemeteryand memorial inBaku,Azerbaijandedicated to those killed by theSoviet ArmyduringBlack Januaryand later to those killed inNagorno-Karabakh War. It's estimated that about 15,000 people are buried in the cemetery. It is located on a hill in the south of the city and offers views of theCaspian Sea. Thousands visit the shrine to pay their respects to those who had given their lives for Azerbaijan's independence.
-Dagustu Park (Highland Park) Park on the highest point of modern Baku. From the observation deck there is a stunning view. The Park is home to the Alley of the Fallen (Shekhids), the Grave of the twice Hero of the Soviet Union, Major General Azi Aslanov.
-TheHeydar Aliyev Centeris a 57,500m2(619,000sqft) building complex inBaku, Azerbaijandesigned by Iraqi-British architectZaha Hadidand noted for its distinctive architecture and flowing, curved style that eschews sharp angles.The center is named afterHeydar Aliyev, the first secretary ofSoviet Azerbaijanfrom 1969 to 1982, and president of Azerbaijan Republic from October 1993 to October 2003.
-Transfer to the aeroport