We are looking forward to welcome you in the Caucasus!

Follow the ancient traces of traders and merchants on the old Silk Road through Azerbaijan.

You are driving independently with our new and comfortable 4×4 rental cars. Discover the country with the capital Baku and the Fire Temple Ateshgah, the Gobustan Museum with mud volcanoes, the mountainous region Shahdag and the historic Khan Palace in Shaki by your own.

Our package includes pre-booked accommodation and is full of adventures and activities like skiing, hiking, horseback riding, biking, culinary highlights and tastings according to your wishes.

Program

Day 1 Flight to Baku, Azerbaijan / airport transfer 
Welcome dinner at a nice restaurant overlooking the sea

Day 2 City tour Baku with English-speaking guide.
We discover the old town with the Palace of the Shirvanshah, enjoying panoramic views of the city from the Avenue of the Martyrs and stroll along the promenade on the Caspian Sea.
Lunch break and free time in the afternoon

Day 3 Short drive to the famous sights of the Absheron peninsula with your guide, you will see the Ateshgah Fire Temple and the Gala ethnographic reserve, inhabited since the 3rd millennium B.C.E. We visit the beautiful open-air museum and return to Baku.  For the evening, we recommend you a trip with the great “Baku Eye” with marvelous views across the illuminated city

Day 4 Delivery of the rental vehicle to your hotel
Your first destination is the World Heritage Site Gobustan 60 km south of Baku, where you can see ancient carvings, cave paintings, mud volcanoes and gas-stones. Later today, you head north via the Baku bypass to the Shahdag Mountain Resort in the Greater Caucasus

Day 5 Scenic drive to the small mountain village of Khinalig, the highest village in the country at 2350 meters. Enjoy the wonderful mountain panorama and plan a picnic on the way (you will receive a packed lunch in the hotel). Alternatively you can spend the day at the resort and do a bicycle or horseback riding tour

Day 6 Drive back along the Caspian Sea to Shamakhi with a couple of photo stops on the way at “Five Finger Mountain” Beshbarmag, in Shurabad and at the Diri Baba Mausoleum. Continue to Shamakhi, where you can relax at the pool or enjoy a very special dinner at a local farm nearby (cooking classes on request)

Day 7 In Shamakhi you can visit one of the most important mosques in the country, the Jummah Mosque, built by the Arabs in the 8th century. Afterwards you drive west along the mountain range of the Greater Caucasus to the town of Shaki – one of the oldest settlements in the Caucasus and known for the impressive Khan Palace from the 18th century and the caravanserais, which indicate an important trading center on the Silk Road at that time

Day 8 The early morning is the best time to visit the colorful Shaki Bazaar and buy fresh products for your today’s picnic. Then a short drive to the village of Kish, where a local guide is waiting for you. Together you spend the day in the nature with a wonderful hike in the surrounding area and a relaxing tea break at our host family

Day 9 Drive to the industrial city of Mingachevir. The Mingachevir Reservoir is the largest reservoir in the country and one of the largest in the Caucasus. On the banks of the river Kura it is worth having lunch. Continue to Ganja. Stroll through the third largest city of Azerbaijan. You should visit the beautiful  Park of the Khan or the old Chokak Hamam

Day 10 Visit the Göygöl National Park in the Lesser Caucasus with deep forests and the beautiful crystal-clear Lake Göygöl. Take your time and enjoy the untouched nature in the area.
In the afternoon we arrange a tasting at a local winery in the town of Göygöl for you

Day 11 Today you return to the Caspian Sea north of Baku. You spend your last night at a nice hotel by the beach with calm atmosphere and tasty food. You can swim or have a walk along the beach.
Collecting of the rental vehicle at your hotel

Day 12 Transfer to the airport and departure from Baku

Our Services  
● Tour planning and organization
● Personal travel documents with routing, map,
   SIM-cards, 24h hotline and recommendations
● 2x airport transfer 
● Overnights according to your wishes –
   categories available: budget / mix /  lux
   including breakfast
● Activities on request:
   skiing, hiking, horseback riding, biking, culinary highlights,   
   wine tastings and more
● 4×4 car rental (for example Hyundai IX35)
● All vehicles with insurance liability and full 
   comprehensive insurance, no mileage, no deposit

Excluding
● Flights to/from Azerbaijan
● tips and entrance fees during the tour

Contact
Please contact us via phone or e-mail:

Hans Heiner Buhr
Mobil/Whatsapp +995  599 570 554
E-Mail info@kaukasus-reisen.de

Steffi Born
Mobil/Whatsapp +995 599 938 949
E-Mail steffi.born@kaukasus-reisen.de

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    Route information

    ● Arrival in Baku
    ● Departure from Baku  


    Baku / Absheron    Gobustan    Shahdag Mountain Resort / Khinalig 

    ›  Shamakhi    Shaki   Mingachevir    Ganja  ›  Baku / Caspian Sea