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Tour Program

The first stop of the tour is the Mausoleum of Sheikh Diri Baba, located in the city of Gobustan, near the city of Shamakhi. This is a structure built into the rock where the cave is located, in which Sufi followers lived and prayed. One of these mystics, whose name was Diri Baba, was also buried there. Listening to your professional guide, you will get unforgettable impressions about this place.
The second stop of this tour will be the city of Shamakhi, which was the capital of the Shirvanshahs state, which existed for almost 7 centuries. Here you will visit the Juma Mosque, built in the 8th century as the first institution of the Arab Caliphate of the Abbasit dynasty for the spread of Islam in the Caucasus. This monument of architecture will amaze its visitors with its facade and interior, as well as the ruins of the ancient madrasah (the first Islamic school in the region).
The next stop will be Nohur lake, which will appeal to nature lovers. This lake reflects the mountains of the Greater Caucasus in its green-blue waters. Also on the territory of the lake you can ride on a catamaran or a boat and visit the shops with dried fruit, marshmallow, honey, oriental spices and Lankaran tea.
After that you will go to Tufandag Ski Resort and use the cable car to rise to the heights of more than 2 thousand meters, from where you will have a view of Bazarduzu - the highest peak of the Greater Caucasus in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic.
After completing the program of the first day of the tour, our professional team will take you to Sheki, the ancient city of Azerbaijan, where you will stay for one night at the five-star Sheki Palace hotel with breakfast, located in the historic part of the city. In this hotel you will be able to enjoy such services as fitness and spa centers, as well as a restaurant overlooking the Sheki caravanserai.
In Sheki we start the day with the breakfast at the hotel. After that, together with a professional English-speaking guide, they go to the neighboring Gakh region by car of the Republic of Azerbaijan along the road, one of the sections of which passes through the bridge over the Shin River, the length of which is more than a kilometer.
Mamirli Waterfall is one of the most beautiful places during the Gakh Tour. Mamyrly waterfall is located in the mountain forest of the subtropical climate zone near the village of Lekit, Gakh region. There are many waterfalls on the territory of Azerbaijan, but the Mamyrli waterfall has its own peculiarity - for centuries, water flowing down the rocks formed massive thickets of moss on their surface. This influenced the name of the waterfall: the word "moss" is translated into Azerbaijani as "mamyr". Its bright green color with fragments of brown and orange hues, a mysterious cave and myriads of splashing drops of breaking streams of water sparkling in the reflections of the sun make the waterfall picturesque and peaceful.
The tour to Gakh includes two temples, the first of which is the Church of St. George the Victorious located in the city of Gakh. The Church of St. George the Victorious is an active place of worship that belongs to the Georgian Orthodox Church. Founded in the middle of the 19th century. Since the beginning of the period of Soviet Power, it has not functioned as a church. Its religious significance was restored in 1997.

It is located in a cozy park with centuries-old oaks and thickets of magnolias and orchids. There is also a bell tower and a small historical churchyard.
The Gakh tour also includes lunch and looks like it's time to eat. On the banks of the Kurmukchay River (Kürmükçay), guests will have lunch at the Yeni Baki restaurant (New Baku). The peculiarity of the meal is the cuisine typical for the Gakh region. As a main dish, guests will taste the national thick soup "surfullu" (or also surfullu). Its base is dumplings with lamb dressing, previously dried according to a special recipe with local herbs. And for a snack, guests will try Girz, a meat dish that can be compared with Slavic dumplings.

Our company also takes into account special gastronomic preferences, therefore, vegans and vegetarians will be offered thick red lentil soup instead of "surhullu", and the filling of "girz" in this case is not meat, but greens or Azerbaijani salted cottage cheese "Shor".
Ulu Bridge constructed in the 18th across the river Kurmuk (or Kyurmyuk). It is located near the village of Ilisu in the gorge of the Uludag mountain range, which belongs to the Great North Caucasian Range.
Majestic peaks covered with dense forest and a mountain river are the classic romance of the Caucasus, and a photo session on this bridge will inspire and give warm memories for a long time to come.
The next stop on the tour is the historical Cathedral Mosque. "Cathedral" is a translation from the Arabic word "Juma", which is also called the Friday day of the week, which is sacred for Muslims. In every city of the Islamic world there is a mosque (and sometimes more than one) with this name. The city of Gakh was no exception, where in the interval of the XVII-XVIII centuries. this temple was founded.

The Juma Mosque is located not in the central part of the city, but in the suburbs, the picturesque village of Ilisu, which can be called a classic Caucasian village, cozy, tidy, with clean streets. Physical cleanliness and tidiness is one of the foundations of the religion of Islam, and the population of Ilisu is mostly devout Muslims.
The Sumug-Gala tower is known to all lovers of Soviet cinema. The culminating scene of Yuli Gusman's cult musical "Don't Be Afraid, I Am Here For You" was filmed on it and in its vicinity. The film became one of the first Soviet ones, where martial arts were demonstrated in stunt scenes. It was on this tower that Polad Bul-Bul ogly sang the magnificent battle hymn "How we lived, fighting ...". It was here that the hero of Lev Durov, along with his improvised army of fugitive convicts, hurried to help his friends. It was here that the performers of their roles, the taekwondo fighters of the Savalan sports club, showed their mastery in their martial art.

Tower built in the 17th century. served for military purposes: signal, guard, defensive. It got its name in honor of the Ilisu Sultan Sumu Khan, who ordered it to be built in due time.
The way back from the city of Gakh towards Sheki passes through a very interesting sight, in which both history and nature converged. The ancient temple of Caucasian Albania (Kurmukh Church of St. George), named after the nearby river Kurmuk. It was founded on a high rocky cliff on the slope of a majestic mountain range in the 4th century BC.
The pedestrian ascent to the Kurmuk temple is an inspiring walk through a natural forest tunnel, where the crowns of deciduous trees converge low over the heads of travelers. And from the edges of this forest and from the very cliff, where this ancient church of the Albanians rises, a breathtaking view of the Alazani Valley opens with delight. Local Christians revere this cliff as a sacred, mystical place.
After traveling to Gakh, tourists settle into a hotel and until the next morning they have free time, during which they manage to miss the sensitive and hospitable staff of our company.
The next day you will begin Sheki Tour and the first point will be the ancient church located in the village of Kish - a place that was used for religious pagan rites from ancient times and later became one of the Christian churches of Caucasian Albania. In 2000, the temple was visited by the avid Norwegian scientist and traveler Thor Heyerdahl, famous for his research and sailing on the Kon-Tiki raft from South America to Polynesia in search of truth.
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 - rest houses 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.
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.
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 masters of halva, transmitting the manufacturing technique for centuries.
After the tour you will have lunch and only in Sheki you will have the local traditional dish called "Piti", prepared and served in special clay pots, as well as choban-salad and soft drinks.
The next point will be the village of Lahij, the road to which lies through the forests and serpentines of the Caucasus Mountains. You will have the opportunity to see the breathtaking natural canyon, and you will also stop at the Zernava suspension bridge.

Lahij’s special architectural style will undoubtedly stun you with its two-storey houses and cobbled streets stretching along the banks of the Girdiman River. Lahij is a real village of craftsmen and artisans who have preserved their traditions and technologies for working in non-ferrous metals (copper, bronze). The magnificent works of the Lahij crafstmen on copper vessels were exhibited at the World Exhibition in Vienna in 1873 (Weltausstellung 1873). Here each quarter has its own unique mosque, which enhances the impression of guests from the village.
After the Lahij tour, our professional team will take you back to the capital and leave you at the address you specified in Baku.

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Tour type : Private Tour
Start time: 09:00
Duration: 2 nights, 3 days
Maximum number of people: 6
Included: Professional English speaking guide, tickets for the cable car and entrance tickets to museums (Kish Church, Sheki Khans Palace), a room for two nights at the five-star Shaki Palace hotel, a picnic in Ilisu, lunch in Sheki in the second day of the tour, breakfast at the hotel, a comfortable car with seat belts and air conditioning.
Excluded: Dinner, 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 vegeterian menu by prior warning.

Meals or drinks not included in the menu can be ordered for an additional fee.

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