The Best of Azerbaijan Tour is the perfect blend of historical markets and monuments of Old Baku, natural wonders of Gobustan National Park and Absheron Peninsula, cultural diversity and unusual landscapes in Quba and traditional mountain hospitality in Khinalig Village.
Capital city Baku and the small town of Quba are bursting with unusual cultural attractions that provide insight into Azerbaijan’s past and present, including caravanserais, a synagogue and a carpet workshop. In the outdoor destinations of Gobustan and Absheron, keys to Azerbaijan’s historical roots may be found among petroglyphs and the Ateshgah Zoroastrian Temple, while the friendly village of Khinalig remains a living link to the ancient Caucasus.
Arrive in Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital. You will be met by our driver for drop-off at the hotel, where check-in begins at noon. Have a rest, followed by a private, guided walking tour of Old Baku (Icheri Sheher) to see several historical monuments:
Depart Baku and drive to Gobustan National Park (60km, 1hr), located on the west bank of the Caspian Sea.
Return to Baku via the Absheron Peninsula (78km, 75min) On the way, visit Bibi Heybat Mosque (dates vary) to see a central piece of Azerbaijani Islamic architecture, the tomb of the prophet Muhammad’s descendent Ukeyma Khanum.
A driver and guide will meet you at your Baku hotel to drive to Quba (170km, 2hrs 30min).
On the way, stop at Besh Barmag Dag (Five-Finger Mountain), a local holy site whose jagged cliffs resemble five fingers.
In Quba District you’ll visit: