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Alluring Azerbaijan - 5N6D

Baku
Baku
6 Days 5 Nights

Come onboard with us for a wondrous 6 day holiday to one of Eastern Europe's most famous medieval cities. Azerbaijan has plenty to offer in terms of history, culture and old Soviet architecture. The package will give you an even view of old Baku and modern Baku. Halal breakfast has been included as part of your package and you will be given ample information regarding Halal restaurants, mosques (for your daily prayers) and licensed guides to accompany you.

Day 1 : Warm welcome to Azerbaijan

Greetings from Azerbaijan, land of fire, full of contradictions and contrasts!
Arrival at the hotel in Baku, have dinner and relax. Tomorrow we will start exploring together the riddles of Caucasus.

Day 1 : The Caspian jewel – Baku

Our acquaintance with Azerbaijan starts with its capital, where the centuries-old quarters merge with totally modern parts of the city. It is a place where rich history mingles with a vibrant present. For the western visitor, Baku will be a capturing city. The sights line up one after another, all streets are full of fashionable boutiques and cozy pubs. Moreover, large parks, exquisitely restored old town, illuminated fountains and helpful locals create a pleasant atmosphere around and an unforgettable image of Baku.

The contrasts here have always been impressive, but now the city is also a real exposition of contemporary architecture.

Firstly, we visit the legendary Zoroastrian Maiden Tower dated to the 5th c. Then we walk to the old bazaar. The entire old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and during our city tour we visit the oldest Multani Caravanserai, the Haj Banu-Hammam (also known as bathhouse of Haji Gaib) from the 15th c., the Juma Mosque (or Friday Mosque), which housed the carpet museum in the Soviet times, the Heydar Mosque, Abu Bakr Mosque with the tower from the 11th c., the Taza Pir Mosque, the Shirvan Palace and the Jewish district. You will be also impressed by the modern district with the three Flame Towers overlooking the city. They look as if they have been thrown from heavens
into the city by some fairy tail giants.

Dinner and overnight in Baku hotel.

Day 1 : Apsheron

On this day we take a trip to the peninsula of Apsheron, that is known as an oil extraction area. Apsheron is not only rich in salt lakes, mineral sources and mud volcanoes but also is famous for numerous historical sites. In town Surakhani, we visit the Zoroastrian fire temple. In Mardakan, we will get a chance to see the medieval fortress towers and the Tuba Shahi Mosque from the 14th c. Then a walk through the local arboretum with exotic plants from around the world will refresh us. Next comes a trip to Ramana with its majestic castle. In strongly Islam-influenced Nardaran,
we visit probably the most magnificent mosque in the country.


In the village of Qala we see the remains of caravanserais, mosques and bathhouses. Finally,
we set off to the Yanar Dag (Fire Mountain) in Digah. Looking at the flaming rock, you will witness
how the rich oil and gas deposits have led to careless use of the raw materials. In the evening
we come back to Baku and also have dinner.

Day 1 : Through the oil fields and mud volcanoes

This day we drive in the southern direction, to the regions with several oil fields, which ensure all the luxury in the capital. Driving along the coast of Caspian Sea is like a time travel through the industrial area. Notable industrial landscapes of an abandoned oil field, such as the Bibi Heybet oil field, alternate with new fields.

In the semi-desert near Qobustan we see thousand-year-old Stone-Age rock art. Despite their impressive numbers, they were discovered only in the 30s of the 20th century and turned in a National Park only in 2007, when these petroglyphs were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Near Alat we also see the mud volcanoes — another landscape peculiarity.

We gradually leave the steppe landscape and approach the former main city of the Shirvan Khanate. Earlier, the town of Shamakhi was one of the most significant crafts and trade centers on the edge of the Silk Road. The city has a long literary tradition as the most famous Azerbaijani poet Nasimi was born here. This made the city a symbol of Azerbaijani identity. We also visit here a Friday mosque and the impressive seven mausoleums in the cemetery.

In the evening we reach back to Baku, spend our last night on this tour and eat dinner. 

Day 1 : Departure

On this day, our journey comes to an end. Time permitting, you may still have a few hours for a pleasant stroll down the city with its numerous shops and boutiques. You will take home unforgettable memories as well as the feeling of having experienced something special. We have spent time in Azerbaijan discovering its rich new culture, traditions, and nature very intensively and eventfully. There’s still so much more things to explore and it would be no wonder
if you would like to come here again. We are always glad to help you with planning your next trip!

Day 1 : Warm welcome to Azerbaijan

  • transfer Transfer from Airport to Hotel
  • meal Dinner
  • Hotel Overnight at Premier Old Gates Hotel, Baku

Day 1 : The Caspian jewel – Baku

  • meal Breakfast at hotel
  • sightseeing Visit Zoroastrian Maiden Tower
  • sightseeing Multani Caravanserai and the Haj Banu-Hammam
  • sightseeing Visit multiple mosques
  • sightseeing Shirvan Palace
  • meal Dinner at hotel
  • Hotel Overnight at Premier Old Gates Hotel, Baku

Day 1 : Apsheron

  • meal Breakfast at the hotel
  • sightseeing Visit Zoroastrian fire temple
  • sightseeing Medieval fortress towers and the Tuba Shahi Mosque
  • sightseeing Walk through the local arboretum with exotic plants
  • sightseeing Majestic castle and mosque
  • sightseeing Visit Yanar Dag (Fire mountain)
  • meal Dinner at hotel
  • Hotel Overnight at Premier Old Gates Hotel, Baku

Day 1 : Through the oil fields and mud volcanoes

  • meal Breakfast at the hotel
  • sightseeing Drive along the coast of Caspian Sea
  • sightseeing Mud volcanoes and old stone age rocks
  • sightseeing Visit the old city of Shirvan Khanate
  • sightseeing Visit friday mosque and seven mausoleums
  • meal Dinner at hotel
  • Hotel Overnight at Premier Old Gates Hotel, Baku

Day 1 : Departure

  • meal Breakfast at the hotel
  • sightseeing Stroll down the city boutiques and shops
  • transfer Transfer to the airport for departure

Tour Inclusions :

  • Airport Transfers
  • Accommodation on HB basis
  • Entrance and guided tours as per itinerary
  • English speaking guide

Tour Exclusions :

  • Airfare
  • VISA
  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Halal Restaurant in the HotelHalal Restaurant in the Hotel
  • No Alcohol servedNo Alcohol served
  • No adult TV channels in the roomNo adult TV channels in the room
  • Mosque visit included in the packageMosque visit included in the package
  • Packages are fixed and cannot be customized
  • Pricing for packages are as mentioned and are not negotiable
  • All payments made would be in SGD, other currencies mentioned are only indicative and not final
  • Prices do not include, visa fees, insurance, airport taxes, gratuities, personal expenses or any other expenses not mentioned in the package inclusions
  • Full payment is needed in order to confirm the booking
  • Alternate Hotels will be offered in case the original Hotel (included in the package) is not available
  • If a place of visit is closed to visitors, it will be replaced with an alternative
  • The sequence of itinerary is subject to change without prior notice
  • Due to local or religious festivals unforeseen circumstances and weather conditions, the sequence of itinerary may need to be changed or alternative sites substituted at short notice
  • Passengers have to ensure that they hold a valid visa to enter their destination country
  • The minimum number of Adults needed for the package is mentioned under "number of adults"
  • Timings of tours and meals are subject to last minute changes and customers would be updated during the tour
  • Package inclusions are as mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Details of local points of contact will be shared with the booking vouchers
  • Payment confirmation will be sent at the time of booking
  • Confirmed booking vouchers will be shared within 7 business working days from date of payment
  • Packages available “On Request” require 3 business working days to have confirmed availability
A leisure trip undertaken by Halal-conscious travellers, i.e Muslim travellers who do not wish to compromise their basic faith-based needs while travelling.
Terms generally used to refer to a tour package/itinerary, which has taken into account the needs of the Halal-conscious traveller. These include services such as providing Halal food, prayer facilities and accommodation that is better suited for Muslims. Some packages will also include visits to Islamic Heritage sites, Mosques and Muslim cultural places. The services included may vary from one package to another.
Tour packages that ensure all aspects of the itinerary and the activities are suitable for Muslims and take into account all the key faith based needs of the Muslim travellers.
Tour packages which include, visits to Islamic religious sites or Muslim heritage sites. They may also include a qualified guide or scholar to explain the significance and etiquettes required in the destination.

Day 1 : Warm welcome to Azerbaijan

  • transfer Transfer from Airport to Hotel
  • meal Dinner
  • Hotel Overnight at Premier Old Gates Hotel, Baku

Day 1 : The Caspian jewel – Baku

  • meal Breakfast at hotel
  • sightseeing Visit Zoroastrian Maiden Tower
  • sightseeing Multani Caravanserai and the Haj Banu-Hammam
  • sightseeing Visit multiple mosques
  • sightseeing Shirvan Palace
  • meal Dinner at hotel
  • Hotel Overnight at Premier Old Gates Hotel, Baku

Day 1 : Apsheron

  • meal Breakfast at the hotel
  • sightseeing Visit Zoroastrian fire temple
  • sightseeing Medieval fortress towers and the Tuba Shahi Mosque
  • sightseeing Walk through the local arboretum with exotic plants
  • sightseeing Majestic castle and mosque
  • sightseeing Visit Yanar Dag (Fire mountain)
  • meal Dinner at hotel
  • Hotel Overnight at Premier Old Gates Hotel, Baku

Day 1 : Through the oil fields and mud volcanoes

  • meal Breakfast at the hotel
  • sightseeing Drive along the coast of Caspian Sea
  • sightseeing Mud volcanoes and old stone age rocks
  • sightseeing Visit the old city of Shirvan Khanate
  • sightseeing Visit friday mosque and seven mausoleums
  • meal Dinner at hotel
  • Hotel Overnight at Premier Old Gates Hotel, Baku

Day 1 : Departure

  • meal Breakfast at the hotel
  • sightseeing Stroll down the city boutiques and shops
  • transfer Transfer to the airport for departure

Tour Inclusions :

  • Airport Transfers
  • Accommodation on HB basis
  • Entrance and guided tours as per itinerary
  • English speaking guide

Tour Exclusions :

  • Airfare
  • VISA
  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Halal Restaurant in the HotelHalal Restaurant in the Hotel
  • No Alcohol servedNo Alcohol served
  • No adult TV channels in the roomNo adult TV channels in the room
  • Mosque visit included in the packageMosque visit included in the package
  • Packages are fixed and cannot be customized
  • Pricing for packages are as mentioned and are not negotiable
  • All payments made would be in SGD, other currencies mentioned are only indicative and not final
  • Prices do not include, visa fees, insurance, airport taxes, gratuities, personal expenses or any other expenses not mentioned in the package inclusions
  • Full payment is needed in order to confirm the booking
  • Alternate Hotels will be offered in case the original Hotel (included in the package) is not available
  • If a place of visit is closed to visitors, it will be replaced with an alternative
  • The sequence of itinerary is subject to change without prior notice
  • Due to local or religious festivals unforeseen circumstances and weather conditions, the sequence of itinerary may need to be changed or alternative sites substituted at short notice
  • Passengers have to ensure that they hold a valid visa to enter their destination country
  • The minimum number of Adults needed for the package is mentioned under "number of adults"
  • Timings of tours and meals are subject to last minute changes and customers would be updated during the tour
  • Package inclusions are as mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Details of local points of contact will be shared with the booking vouchers
  • Payment confirmation will be sent at the time of booking
  • Confirmed booking vouchers will be shared within 7 business working days from date of payment
  • Packages available “On Request” require 3 business working days to have confirmed availability
A leisure trip undertaken by Halal-conscious travellers, i.e Muslim travellers who do not wish to compromise their basic faith-based needs while travelling.
Terms generally used to refer to a tour package/itinerary, which has taken into account the needs of the Halal-conscious traveller. These include services such as providing Halal food, prayer facilities and accommodation that is better suited for Muslims. Some packages will also include visits to Islamic Heritage sites, Mosques and Muslim cultural places. The services included may vary from one package to another.
Tour packages that ensure all aspects of the itinerary and the activities are suitable for Muslims and take into account all the key faith based needs of the Muslim travellers.
Tour packages which include, visits to Islamic religious sites or Muslim heritage sites. They may also include a qualified guide or scholar to explain the significance and etiquettes required in the destination.