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  • From Baku: Gabala and Shamakhi Nature and Food Tour

    1. From Baku: Gabala and Shamakhi Nature and Food Tour

    After pickup from your hotel in Baku, head off into the Azerbaijani mountains for a full-day adventure. You’ll start in the Shamakhi region, visiting the the Juma mosque, dating back to the 12th century. Driving through the picturesque north-eastern caucasian mountains, you’ll arrive in Gabala. After sitting down for a lunch of traditional Azerbaijani delicacies, you’ll head off into the verdant mountains that Gabala is renowned for. At the foot of Mount Tufandagh, you’ll board a cable card to head up to the top of the mountain to gaze upon the lush valleys beneath you.  Afterwards, head off to Nohur Lake, known for its emerald-green waters surrounded by stately mountains. Hopping in to a Soviet-era Lada car, you’ll mount the hill up to the 7 Beauties Waterfall, named for the 7 stages of the falls. After taking in innumerable natural beauty, you’ll head back to your accommodation in Ba...

    It was a great tour by the guide Maha, Our guide was very good and professional, i really enjoyed the tour to gabala ,it was a full day tour, the van was very comfortable, i would love to join this tour again , thanks maha

  • From Baku: Gobustan Day Tour

    2. From Baku: Gobustan Day Tour

    Get picked up from your hotel in Baku and head out for a day of exploration at Gobustan, an open-air museum featuring more than 6,000 rock paintings and petroglyphs. Visit an archaeological site first discovered in the 1930s that is still being excavated today.  When you arrive at Gobustan National Park you will understand why the place is named for the Azerbaijani word for narrows and ravines. Admire the craggy rock faces that recede into dramatic fissures. Learn how a prehistoric civilization thrived here, producing the thousands of rock paintings the area is known for as well as a number of ancient dwellings and more than 100,000 artifacts. See the difference between the oldest drawings dating back 20,000 years and the newest ones from the first century AD. Earlier imagines depict the hunt for mountain goats and ritual dancing with spears while images from the later period show battl...

    Excellent guide - Habil. Comfortable and clean car. Wonderful knowledge of history and culture. Generous host. Sufficient time was given in all the places to spend time.

  • Full-Day City Tour of Baku with Azerbaijani Lunch

    3. Full-Day City Tour of Baku with Azerbaijani Lunch

    Get ready for an exciting full day Baku city tour with lunch at a great restaurant. You will be picked up by your guide and driver from your hotel and drive to Ateshgah Temple of fire worshippers. The complex is located at the Absheron peninsula on the outskirts of Surakhani village 18 miles (30 km) from the center of Baku and was revered in different times by Zoroastrians, Hindus, and Sikhs. This territory is known for such unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets (underground gas coming onto surface contacts oxygen and lights up), where you will go right after the tour is over at Ateshgah. You will visit worldwide famous Yanardag meaning “burning mountain” which is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula. Only a handful of fire mountains exist today in the world, and most are located in Azerbaijan. Next, it is time for lunch...

  • Baku: Absheron Peninsula Tour with Professional Guide

    4. Baku: Absheron Peninsula Tour with Professional Guide

    Explore Azerbaijan's magnificent Absheron Peninsula from your base in the nation's capital. Explore the Fire Temple of Baku and see its natural, eternally burning flame. Start your tour with a pickup from your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned sedan. Your experienced tour guide will drive you to the Baku Ateshgah. Walk around the castle-like temple, which has served as a place of worship for multiple religions. Learn about its history, dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. After exploring the temple, see the hillside fire that gives the historical site its name. Drive to Yanar Dag and be shown the flames, which are fed by natural gas emanating from the sandstone and can flare up to 10 feet high. Your tour of the peninsula ends with a visit to the Heydar Aliyev Center with its striking wave-like roof. Admire the design by renowned architect Zaha Hadid, which houses an audit...

  • Baku: Golf & Wine Tour

    5. Baku: Golf & Wine Tour

    Get picked up from your hotel in Baku and set off for the Dreamland Golf Club just 30 minutes away from the city center. Dreamland Golf Club is Baku’s first and only golf course designed by famous American architect Cynthia Dye, from the leading architect firm Dye Designs. When you arrive, discover tapered fairways and well-bunkered greens which provide challenges for experienced golfers, whilst the level landscaping gives beginners long-range views to assist in directing their play. Located close to the Caspian Sea, prevailing winds provide unique and varied conditions, challenging new and experienced golfers each time they step on the course. Baku enjoys a long golf season from early March until the end of December, with especially warm and light evenings in July and August when daytime temperatures reach around 35°C – refreshingly cool compared to its neighbors in the Gulf. Here, enjo...

  • Baku: Daily Shopping Tour

    6. Baku: Daily Shopping Tour

    Get picked up by your driver for a day of shopping and indulgence at some of Baku's modern malls. Find your favorite brands and perhaps discover some new ones. Make good use of your time, knocking out shopping, cinema, eating, and entertainment in one stop. Take advantage of private transport between all stops you make and choose your itinerary based on the input of your knowledgeable driver and your own preferences. You might opt to visit Park Bulvar, a deluxe complex featuring a range of retail stores, a six-hall movie theater, large supermarket, planetarium and 3D cinema, children’s playground, photo studio, luxury restaurants overlooking Baku Bay and the Caspian Sea, bowling halls, and food courts offering Turkish, Russian, Italian, Chinese, Mexican, and Azerbaijani cuisine. Go here for the complete luxury mall experience that has something for everyone. Visit 28 Mall, named after ...

  • From Baku: Sheki Private Day Trip

    7. From Baku: Sheki Private Day Trip

    Visit Azerbaijan's hidden gem, the small city of Sheki, on a private day trip from Baku. Located in the foothills of beautifully forested mountains, Sheki has a rich history reflected in its architecture.  Start your tour with pickup from your hotel in Baku and head towards Sheki. Along the way, enjoy a stop in the ancient city of Gabala to check out its historical monuments. Near Gabala you'll also visit the picturesque Yeddi Gozel Waterfalls and the surrounding nature.  Continue to Sheki as you admire the gorgeous scenery of neighboring mountains. Meander through its streets, stop in a tea house, and visit the beautiful Palace of Sheki Khans. Explore the Shaki Caravanserai, a historical complex dating back to the 18th-19th centuries that now serves as a hotel.  Before heading back to Baku, visit the ancient Church of Kish outside of Sheki. Learn about the complex and explore the mys...

  • Baku: Local Crafts Master Classes & Wine Tasting Tour

    8. Baku: Local Crafts Master Classes & Wine Tasting Tour

    After being picked up from your hotel in Baku, set off for the Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex located nearby. Arrive at the ancient settlement of Absheron, where you will find barrows, fire traces, and tombs that were discovered during archaeological excavations. Qala village is one of the oldest settlements in the northeast Absheron. Stroll through the open-air museum complex and see how these historic sites have been preserved. Admire bronze age, medieval, and 19th-century artifacts.  Next, begin an interactive tour which consists of 4 master classes: cooking, pottery, carpet weaving, blacksmith. Visit a potter and learn how to create something from clay. Visit the carpet-maker and learn how to weave a carpet. Head into the kitchen and learn how to spread lavash and cook on a “Sac” (a metal saucepan). Finally, visit the blacksmith to learn how people used to forge...

  • Baku: 2-Day Tour of 3 Wineries with Guesthouse Stay & Meals

    9. Baku: 2-Day Tour of 3 Wineries with Guesthouse Stay & Meals

    Your winery tour begins when you are picked from at your hotel in Baku. You will then travel to the Azgranata wine plant. This winery is the first in Azerbaijin to produce pomegranate wine. Sip wine and enjoy the views at this winery’s scenic open-air tasting hall. After the tasting, check in to the Shato Monolit Guesthouse.  After a good night’s sleep and breakfast at the guesthouse, you will make your way to the Savalan winery. This winery, tucked away in the foothills of the Greater Caucasus, uses Italian winemaking techniques in order to craft a plethora of exquisite wines. Take a tour of the vineyard and wine cellar, and then finish off your tour with wine a tasting with snacks. Afterward, your driver will escort you back to Baku.

  • Baku: Shooting and Wine Combination Tour

    10. Baku: Shooting and Wine Combination Tour

    Your experience will begin as you are picked up from your accommodation and taken to the shooting club. Once there you will begin by receiving some instructions from the trainer of the national team for shooting. From there you will begin by shooting moving targets, before moving on to fixed targets. Throughout both of these activities you will be using both double-barreled and semi-automatic rifles. After you finish your shooting session, you will be transferred to a nearby winery to see the vineyards and factory, and will also taste some Azerbaijani wine with cheese. Once your winery tour has concluded, you will be returned back to Baku.

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What people are saying about Baku

This Night Tour was fantastic, my guide Ramin took me to Yanardag near Zabrat, showed me around the city, the Old City, the Highland Park, the Flames tower, the Alley of Martyrs, the famous Heydar Aliyev Center by Zaha Hadid. Along the way, he explained to me about the history and development of Azerbaijan and Baku, which was informative and interesting. I wasn't planning on visiting many places because of time constraint. However, I was so satisfied with Ramin and the tour and his flexible schedule that I ended up booking two more customized tours with him during my 1 week stay in Azerbaijan. On one tour, Ramin took me to Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, Mud Volcano, the Carpet Museum and Bibi-Heybat Mosque. On another tour, Ramin took me to Quba, a city next to Georgia, the landscape there was breathtaking, Ramin took me to get a taste of the must-try foods in Azerbaijan, Kutab, dolma to name a few. Ramin is an excellent guide, and Ramin will be my go-to guide in Azerbaijan :D

Optimal help and support on site, as well as from Germany with WhattsApp support. Our guide Rauf was highly motivated, entertaining and informative in perfect English. Telephone contact with him was also problem-free. There were only two of us, and we were able to enjoy the excursion with our guide beyond the booked time. Highly Recommended.

It was a great tour by the guide Maha, Our guide was very good and professional, i really enjoyed the tour to gabala ,it was a full day tour, the van was very comfortable, i would love to join this tour again , thanks maha

Wonderful experience. Fascinating history and this particular guide (Habel) was one of the best ever. He is a walking encyclopedia but in an engaging and interesting way. We loved the tour.

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