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From Baku: Gabala and Shamakhi Nature Tour

1. From Baku: Gabala and Shamakhi Nature 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 Juma mosque, dating back to the 12th century. Driving through the picturesque northeastern 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 car 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. Next, you’ll visit 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.

From Baku: 2-Day Private Tour to Sheki with Overnight Stay

2. From Baku: 2-Day Private Tour to Sheki with Overnight Stay

This tour is designed to cover historic cities in the North Eastern Part of Azerbaijan. On day one, visit Juma mosque which is considered the oldest mosque in Azerbaijan located in Shamakhi city. On the way to Sheki, guests will stop in Gabala and cover the main sights in the city. Sheki city will be covered with Sheki Khan Palace, a Medieval Caravanserai, and sights at the city center with an overnight stay in a medieval caravanserai.

Gabala&Shamakhi Tour

3. Gabala&Shamakhi Tour

Explore Juma Mosque Shamakhi, "Seven Beauties" Waterfall in Vandam village, Nohur Lake, and Tufandag Mountain Resort with a knowledgeable guide. Pickup, drop-off, transportation, and a guide are included. Book now for an unforgettable adventure!

Shamakhi Alpaca Tour

4. Shamakhi Alpaca Tour

Shamakhi Alpaca Azerbaijan Farm - A Fascinating Journey into Nature's Charm! Welcome to the captivating town of Shamakhi, where history and nature harmoniously blend to create an extraordinary experience. Our Shamakhi Alpaca Azerbaijan Farm tour offers a perfect balance of cultural exploration and delightful encounters with the charming alpacas. Discover Historical Treasures: We'll start our journey by visiting the iconic Juma Mosque, a masterpiece of medieval architecture. Marvel at its intricate designs and learn about the mosque's significance in the region's history and culture. Next, we'll explore the Diri Baba Mausoleum, a sacred site with a tranquil ambiance, tucked amidst the lush greenery of Shamakhi. Delve into the stories behind these revered landmarks as we uncover the rich heritage of Azerbaijan. Embrace Nature's Warmth: Leaving behind the historical wonders, we venture into the serene landscapes of Shamakhi. Nestled amidst rolling hills and picturesque vistas, the Alpaca Azerbaijan Farm awaits us. Get ready to be greeted by the gentle alpacas, known for their soft fleece and endearing personalities. Walk among these adorable creatures, feed them, and capture heartwarming moments that will make your day truly special. Farm Fee Included: We believe in providing a seamless experience for our guests. The farm fee is already included in the tour, so you can fully immerse yourself in the alpaca encounter without any worries. Let the farm's tranquility and the company of these lovable animals brighten your day. Expert Guided Experience: Throughout the tour, our knowledgeable guides will accompany you, sharing insights into the cultural heritage and natural wonders of Shamakhi. They will ensure your comfort and safety while providing fascinating stories that add depth to your journey. Join Us for an Unforgettable Day: Book now to embark on a memorable adventure that blends history, nature, and heartwarming encounters at the Shamakhi Alpaca Azerbaijan Farm. Come with an open heart and leave with unforgettable memories!

From Baku: Shamakhi City and Alpaca Farm Tour

5. From Baku: Shamakhi City and Alpaca Farm Tour

This day trip is two in one - history of Shamakhy will be surprise you a lot . An ancient origin history , centuries touch will be greeting you in the city. Alpacas will make you smile a lot .

Gabala and Shamakhi Private Tour

6. Gabala and Shamakhi Private Tour

Embark on an unforgettable private tour of Gabala and Shamakhi, two enchanting destinations in Azerbaijan that are brimming with history, natural beauty, and cultural wonders. This extraordinary journey will take you to iconic sites such as the Juma Mosque, Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, Nohur Lake, and the Tufandagh Summer and Winter Complex, all included in the tour package. Begin your exploration in Shamakhi, one of the oldest cities in Azerbaijan. Visit the magnificent Juma Mosque, an architectural gem that dates back to the 8th century. Marvel at its elegant minarets, intricate mosaics, and ornate carvings, immersing yourself in the grandeur and spirituality of this revered place of worship. From there, venture into the pristine natural beauty of Gabala. Discover the breathtaking Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, where seven cascades merge into a picturesque display of nature's power and grace. Feel the mist on your face as you soak in the awe-inspiring sights and sounds of this stunning natural wonder. Continue your journey to Nohur Lake, a tranquil oasis surrounded by lush greenery and majestic mountains. Take a leisurely stroll along the lakeshore, savoring the serenity of the surroundings. Capture the perfect photographs of the scenic landscape or simply relax in the peaceful ambiance of this idyllic spot. For an exhilarating experience, head to the Tufandagh Summer and Winter Complex. Hop on the cable car and ascend to the mountaintop, where you'll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of Gabala's stunning landscapes. During the winter months, indulge in thrilling snow sports like skiing and snowboarding. In the summer, embark on scenic hikes or try paragliding, all while enjoying the fresh mountain air and the beauty of nature. As you explore these captivating destinations, take a break to savor a rich national lunch. Delight in the flavors of Azerbaijani cuisine, from aromatic rice pilaf to mouthwatering kebabs, all prepared with traditional techniques and local ingredients. Indulge in the warm hospitality and immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of Azerbaijan through its culinary delights. Throughout the tour, a knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the history, culture, and significance of each site, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of these remarkable destinations. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, the spirituality of ancient mosques, and the warmth of Azerbaijani hospitality on this unforgettable Gabala and Shamakhi private tour.

From Baku : Safari Tour

7. From Baku : Safari Tour

The best Safari Tour in Azerbaijan While exploring the enchanting mountain landscapes of Shamakhi, don’t miss the Shamakhi Safari Park, which is unique in the Caucasus for its vast territory and diversity of fauna. Take advantage of a great opportunity to escape the city and immerse yourself in the wild. An exciting adventure awaits ecotourists and wildlife lovers in the Shamakhi region: a real safari in the picturesque Caucasus Mountains. The modern Shamakhi Safari Park covers an area of over 1,000 hectares in the high-mountain area of Pirgulu and is home to more than 1,000 wild animals brought over from different countries. Here, you have every chance of meeting and even photographing red deer, Altai wapiti, mouflon, alpaca, bison and yak in their natural habitat. During group or individual off-road safari tours, you can admire these wild animals grazing amid the park’s beautiful scenery, and the more courageous can even get up close and feed them. In addition, you can try delicious local dishes at the on-site restaurant and test your accuracy at the shooting range. The park's opening hours often depend on the season and weather, so it’s worth checking in advance to see if it’s open. It is also recommended to wear appropriate clothing and comfortable footwear. Guide will contact you and will pick up you from your hotel ( or any location at Baku ) 10am will be pick up time from your location 10:30 You will reach to Safari Park . Safari Tour will be start with guide and driver Tour will contunie with brakes for giving you information Program will be contunie with a perfect lunch at scenic restaurant Up to timing there is optional choise of taking wine tour as well . Drop off available any hotel or location at Baku

Private Tour to Shemakhi & Lahij From Baku

8. Private Tour to Shemakhi & Lahij From Baku

You will depart from your hotel in Baku in the early morning. On the way, you will visit the Diri Baba Mausoleum in Maraza. Continue on to Shamakha and see the historical Juma Mosque, Yeddi Gumbez Mausoleum, and the Shirvan Shah's family graveyard. Afterwards, drive through the Girdimanchay River Canyon to visit Lahij, a 5th Century village rich in its historic and architectural values. Lahij is an ancient village with charming eye-catching sidewalks inlaid with stones. It is famous for its medieval water supply and sewage systems, as well as traditional jewellery, copperware, carpets, pottery, daggers, and iron tools workshops.

From Baku: 4-Day 5-Night Incredible Azerbaijan Trip

9. From Baku: 4-Day 5-Night Incredible Azerbaijan Trip

Explore city with locals , take a journeys to nature , feel relax about whole arrangements and touch the fresh air in the mountains . Original old city will attract you with its view and historical points . Enjoy real , orijinal history from certificated tour guide . Comfort transportation will take you far away from city to nature .Old City Baku , Atesgah Fire Temple , Orijinal burning Fire mountain , Modern Symbol of Baku - Haydar Aliyev Center will take place in this tour . Its didnt finished yet :) Gobustan tour is some of the main points of the day trip . Some of best museums in Europe - Gobustan 3D bio museum will show you history from yesterday till today . Open Air Rock museum will be original good experience . But best part will be Mud volcanos - which is active and rare view whole over the world . Nature part of this tour day trip to Gabala will be relaxing day of trip . Local meal tastes will take you heaven . Good view mountains , snowfall or green forests - up to season will be original portret . Cable car at Tufandag mountain resort will take you pick of the mountain .



The history of Shamakhi starts from 5th century BC, and is popular with its landscape and literature in Azerbaijan. In the 9th -16th centuries it was the capital of Shirvan Empire, and in the mid-18th century it used to be the center of Shamakhi Khanate. The first mosque of all Caucasus and Azerbaijan - the Juma Mosque is in Shamakhi. It is additionally called the City of Literature since it was the native land of many Azerbaijani poets. Present day Shamakhi is a recognized center of carpet weaving and winemaking.   Located in Upper Caucasus, Lahij was built in 5th century BC, and in 1980 was announced as Historical-Cultural Reserve of Azerbaijan. Tat - the dialect of Old Persian - remains to this day the primary language in the village. Lahij has preserved its culture and trade, and is considered as craft center of the Great Silk Road up to now.   There is a large collection of Lahij products in the Azerbaijan Museum of National History, which reflects the many different and richly made items produced by the Lahij craftsmen. Many similar items are also to be found in the Russian Museum of Ethnography (Saint-Petersburg) and the Museum of Eastern Peoples (Moscow). The Louvre Museum in France also has a collection of items from Azerbaijan, which include a copper pot manufactured in Lahij. The Museum of Bern has a collection of firearms and weapons of cold steel, manufactured in Azerbaijan, which includes rifles, swords and sabres, richly decorated with ornamental patterns and inlaid work.

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It was a fantastic private tour finally & well guided. Gabala & cable car both were fabulous. I enjoyed the magnificent snow fall over the mountain top at Tufandag which will be memorable. After Gabala, Lake Nohur was also really beautiful to visit. Guide was so good.

A day filled with Sunshine, Prayer, Beautiful landscapes, Ride & Swing on the top, Pristine waterfall, Delicious food and interesting conversation with our guide Mr. Taleh. Thank you for the wonderful memories.

It was a really great trip and I really like everything I have visited many places , having lunch was very tasty and the tour guide is very kind and cute I recommend this trip

Thanks to the amazing staff for the driver and guide Sha who made the day an amazing experience and explained everything in the best way Really recommend