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.
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
● 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
● 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
● Flights to/from Azerbaijan
● tips and entrance fees during the tour
Please contact us via phone or e-mail:
Hans Heiner Buhr
Mobil/Whatsapp +995 599 570 554
Mobil/Whatsapp +995 599 938 949
You can send your booking request with your full name,
number of participants and your e-mail address to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form above
● Arrival in Baku
● Departure from Baku
Baku / Absheron › Gobustan › Shahdag Mountain Resort / Khinalig
› Shamakhi › Shaki › Mingachevir › Ganja › Baku / Caspian Sea