Tour «Southern Сharm of Azerbaijan»
Southern region of Azerbaijan is one of the brightest and most beautiful regions of the Republic. Exquisite architecture, a wonderful climate and magnificent landscapes are the hallmarks of this region. Fertile soil contributes to the prosperity of agriculture, the presence of thermal springs attracts tourists and people who want to improve their health, and a long history and an abundance of historical and cultural attractions do not leave indifferent fans of antiquities.
Immerse yourself in the fabulous world of the East, visiting the pearl of Azerbaijan, Baku city! Its colorful restaurants will surprise you and you will be pleased with the variety of delicious local food, and the warm sun and the hospitality of the local people will make your holiday unforgettable!
Day 1. Baku
Arrival in Baku – check-in.
Excursion to the Old City tour begins with a visit to the Upland Park.
Upland Park is located on a hill in the western part of the city. This is the best place to see the city and the Baku Bay.
The tour proceeds with the visit to the Old City - with its fortress walls, historical buildings and narrow paved streets. The tourists will see and appreciate the main attractions of the Old City, including the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and the famous Maiden Tower. Just imagine that the bricks under your shoes for centuries keep memory of city’s history, its fame and glory, its grieves and sufferings. During the walk you will definitely feel that the air smells like a magic – salty and oily odor of the Caspian Sea mixes up with the flavors of Oriental spices and kabab from the numerous restaurants. Baku is a young girl – it is full of energy, beautiful, bright and vivid. It is ready to change but nevertheless follows the traditions of ancestors. Behind the walls the city life sparkles like a melting pot, while in the Old City everything is calm and dutiful as it was for centuries. Baku people do not like to live in hurry.
We continue our city tour showing you the most interesting historical and architectural monuments.
We continue with Cultural Centre named after Heydar Aliyev. Heydar Aliyev Center is a cultural center, projected as a complex structure that includes the Auditorium (convention center), a museum, exhibition halls, administrative offices. The project center has been designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid. Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre is considered to be one of the symbols of modern Baku.
On the first floor of the Centre the exhibition "Masterpieces of Azerbaijan" is presented. It demonstrates unique exhibits reflecting the inexhaustible natural wealth, long history of the country and its cultural heritage. This exhibition draws attention as a modern interactive means to study the history and culture of Azerbaijan. One of the main features of the exhibition is that it presents all periods of the history of Azerbaijan, demonstrates exhibits relating to different areas of Azerbaijani culture. Thus, the exhibition includes unique examples of ancient crafts; in particular the Azerbaijani carpet weaving school, a special interest is the demonstration of copper products. Ancient Azerbaijani musical instruments are presented in the original - the sound form.
The exhibition presents traditional clothes and old coins. The attention of visitors attracted to the holy books of different religions, representatives of which live in Azerbaijan, the exhibit is known as the space tolerance.(you can visit any of this exhibitions for additional payment).
Overnight in Baku.
! In case of late arrival we provide night excursion without museums entry.
Day 2. Baku - Lankaran
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Trip to Lenkoran.
A trip to the South of Azerbaijan, Lankaran city. Lankaran city is located 270 km from Baku on the shore of Caspian Sea and surrounded by mountains. On the way we will make several stops. The first will be in the Shirvan reserve, famous for its herds of gazelles (kind of deer). Also you may see wild boar, nutria, rabbits, turtles - the inhabitants of the steppes of Shirvan lowlands.
We continue our tour and will stop in the town of Masalli. Masalli is famous for its hot springs and medicinal baths based on them. Guests will have the opportunity to visit the sprins on the territory of the sanatorium Istisu, visit the spring - Yanar Bulag (fiery power), Vilyash Lake and famous Yardimli waterfalls.
Arrival in Lankaran. Hotel accommodation
Overnight in Lankaran.
Day 3 Lankaran Hirkan Reserve
Breakfast in the hotel
In the morning we will start a city tour and visit important historical sites of these places - Kichik Gala; Khan Evi (Khan Palace); Ballabyur fortress and a monument to the twice Hero of the Soviet Union, a legendary commander of a tank division Hazi Aslanov.
Next, we will continue our journey in Hirkan Reserve. On the way we will be surrounded by the relict forests of the place. Lankaran region is unique for its flora and fauna - iron tree, found only in this area, there are also cheetahs, which are listed in the Red Book of Azerbaijan. Did you know that the Lankaran, located in the subtropical climate zone, is a country of tea and citrus? Therefore, the tea ceremony with the same lemon - the most important part of our acquaintance with Lenkoran.
Overnight in Lankaran.
Day 4 Lerik
Today we will have a trip to Lerik. The city is located farther from the sea, surrounded by forests and is one of the mountainous regions of Azerbaijan. Lerik is famous for its centenarians - a resident of Shirali Myuslimov hit the Guinness Book of Records because of his age- 168 years! You will have the opportunity to visit a unique museum of centenarians, which has no analogues in the world. The city is famous for its longevity, and together we will try to find out their secret!
Trip to Baku
Check in hotel
Overnight at hotel
Day 5. Baku
Breakfast in the hotel
End of tour.