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From Baku: Gabala and Shamakhi Nature and Food Tour

4.4 / 5

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From Baku: Gabala and Shamakhi Nature and Food Tour

From $69 per person

Travel into the mountains of Azerbaijan from Baku on a full-day tour. Explore Shamakhi and Gabala, discovering Azerbaijani food, vast lakes, and alpine scenery.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8.5 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in Baku. Your guide will be waiting in the lobby with a sign with the local partner's name on it.
Private or small groups available


  • Visit the Juma mosque, the oldest mosque in Azerbaijan
  • Take a cable car up a mountain for for splendid views over the surrounding area
  • Experience Azerbaijani culture through its food in Gabala City
  • Explore the pristine Nohur Lake and 7 Beauties Waterfall
Full description
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 Baku.
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned minivan or car
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Cable car in Gabala (an additional cost of $12)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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  • Please note that in the winter the Seven Beauties waterfall may have to be skipped due to weather or road conditions
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4.4 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Tour guide was superb incredibly well educated and knowledgeable. Driver was fantastic very safe and reliable on challenging roads. the highlights of the tour were minimal for an 11 hour journey 9 of which was driving. Food was very good and information about Azerbaijan was excellent.

September 14, 2021

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August 8, 2021

January 15, 2020

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