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The Sheki tour is a two-day adventure with an overnight stay in one of the most beautiful cities of the country, to which our company Azerbaijan Travel International invites guests. Travel along picturesque roads of diverse beauty, accompanied by fascinating stories about the traditions and history of Azerbaijanis. Guests will enjoy informative excursions, meditative walks, contemplation of natural beauty and other entertainment, intellectual and not only.
Shamakhi city is the ancient capital of the medieval Shirvanshah state. In Shamakhi guests will have an excursion to the Juma Mosque - one of the centers of Azerbaijani poetry and viticulture. Guests will find themselves in the walls of a grandiose architectural structure made according to ancient antiseismic technology. A visit to the first Muslim temple in the Caucasus, built in 743, will introduce tourists to the history of Islam in Azerbaijan and the history of the mosque itself. After that, they will go further along the road that stretches like a ribbon along the Mugan mountain Pass, classic for the Greater Caucasus, and leads to the northwest of Azerbaijan to Ismayilli.
Our next stop is the Agsu Pass, which is a natural wonder in Azerbaijan, hidden in the embrace of dense deep forests and the rocky mountains of Akhsu and Gulchi. This beautiful corner of nature is located on the Lyangyabiz ridge, and its road meanders like a snake along the entire mountainside, taking your breath away and leaving an unforgettable memory for every and each person who comes across such beauty. Surrounded by greenery on every side and with a river running just below, this local landscape creates an atmosphere as if you are in a wilderness that has never been fully exposed to man or modern technology. Traveling through the Agsu Pass is also a way of connecting three important cities of Azerbaijan: Baku, Shamakhi and Yevlakh. This route not only allows travelers to revel in the breathtaking natural scenery but also plays a crucial role in establishing essential transportation connections among these urban centers, amplifying its importance. Against the backdrop of this captivating landscape, every guest of Azerbaijan Travel International will have the opportunity to take a photograph and also pause their fast-paced life for a few minutes to breathe in the pure mountain air and savor the beauty of Azerbaijan's untamed nature.
Lunch in the Ismailli forest. An hour break in a cozy restaurant will bring the main gastronomic notes to Baku-Gabala tour. A three-course meal will end with a tea party, and fresh air saturated with oxygen will have a beneficial effect on digestion.
Well-fed and with pleasant impressions from the first half of the tour, the guests go on. The culmination of the journey awaits them.
The city Gabala is the capital of the Gabala district. The city, which was in ancient times the capital of Caucasian Albania, and today is known as a ski resort, will welcome tourists on the territory of the most famous hotel in the region "Tufandag". Ski trails are located here and cable car lines are stretched over them, from which magnificent views of the mountains and the central part of the city open. The highest point of this exciting attraction is the peak of the Sleeping Beauty Mountain (Yatmysh Gezel), located at an altitude of about two thousand meters above the level of the world ocean.
After arriving in Sheki, guests check in into one of the most popular hotels in the city. You spend the whole evening where and how you please. The companions of tourists, representatives of our company allocate this evening for free time for their guests. And they do it with a clear conscience and calmness since Azerbaijan is one of the safest countries in the world. And people in Sheki, besides, are famous for high hospitality.
After breakfast, our bus picks up the guests from the hotel and takes them on a historical tour to one of the oldest villages in Azerbaijan, the village of Kish Sheki district. An ancient Albanian temple, one of the first Christian churches on the territory of Azerbaijan, has been preserved and is in excellent condition in this classic Caucasian village.
The next stop on this tour will be the Palace of Sheki Khans, built in the 18th century. The windows of the palace represent the architectural style of the shebeke, which will amaze you with multi-colored glass embedded in the most complex ornaments, in the assembly of which no glue or nail was used.
On the Great Silk Way connecting East Asia with the Mediterranean in antiquity and in the Middle Ages, there were caravanserais - hotels for merchants. Feel like a traveler of the distant past, because the next stop will be the caravanserai in Sheki, built in the 17th century.
During this tour, you will also visit a number of old shops, where you can not only buy Sheki silk, souvenirs, dishes, jewelry and much more, but also taste Sheki sweets, which are famous not only for their unique taste, but also for their elegance. after all, these masterpieces of cooking are the work of entire generations of Sheki halva masters, transmitting the manufacturing technique for centuries.
Lunch at the national restaurant, where guests will be offered a traditional dish of these places - thick Piti soup, prepared and served in special clay pots, as well as choban-salad and soft drinks.
At the end of the tour you will go up to the Sheki park dedicated to the World War II, where you can admire not only the magnificent memorial of the victory over fascism, but also you will enjoy a panoramic view of the entire ancient city of Sheki.
Lake Nohur. A worthy end to the journey offered by the "Gabala-Shaki" tour package is a stop on the shore of a colorful mountain lake. To characterize the acquaintance with him, one word is enough – pacification. Riding a catamaran on its mirrored surface or walking along its wooded shore will encourage any sad person to rethink existence and come to the conclusion that the world is really beautiful.
Half an hour later - on the way back by semi-express with a short rest in the city of Shamakhi. Returning to Baku, which has already become like a native, to which you return as to your home, realizing that you have fallen in love with Azerbaijan and there is no end to this love.
Set the scene: nestled amidst the majestic peaks of the Great Caucasus Mountains, enveloped in abundant forests that stretch as far as the eye can see, and peaceful atmosphere that anyone could feel in a place like this, shielded from prying eyes here lies the "Seven Beauties," a cascade of waterfalls where each view is more breathtaking than the last, offering a series of mesmerizing sceneries. The name "Seven Beauties" didn’t appear out of thin air, there are exactly seven waterfalls, each distinguished by its unique height and slope steepness. These waterfalls flow harmoniously into a cascading display, and a series of stairs facilitate access to each of them. Situated in the Vandam area near the city of Gabala, You can not only admire this enchanting waterfall complex, but also get close to the dense wall of water. Visitors have the chance to approach these natural wonders closely, allowing them to feel the gentle water droplets on their skin and immerse themselves in the soothing serenity that envelops the surroundings.
Half an hour later - on the way back by semi-express with a short rest in Shamakhi city. After that, return to Baku, which has already become like a native, to which you return as to your home, realizing that you have fallen in love with Azerbaijan and there is no end to this love.
- Tour Category: Day Trips
- Minimum number of people: 2
- Start Time: 09:00 AM
- Duration: 2 days, 1 night
- Included: Professional English speaking guide, transfer from the hotel and back to the hotel, tickets to the cable car, tickets Zernava Suspension Bridge, tickets to Sheki Khan's Palace, tickets to Church of Kish, a comfortable car with seat belts and air conditioning, hotel accommodation (Sheki Palace *****), 1 breakfast, 2 lunches during the tour.
- Excluded: Personal expenses.
- Note: For guests staying in the Old Town, the collection point is in front of the Double Gates of the Old City. You can also replace meals during the tour with a vegetarian menu by prior warning. Meals or drinks not included in the menu can be ordered for an additional fee.