Culinary Tour to Azerbaijan

From $700 / per person

 

The above prices valid for the following periods:
– The Novruz holiday period is from 16.03 to 31.03.2018
– The period of the games of Formula 1 – from 20.04 – 30.04.2018
Prices are calculated on request on an individual basis.

Day 1
Arrival in Azerbaijan
Transfer to the hotel excursion on evening Baku.
Acquaintance with the city in the dazzling radiance of modern illumination. The route begins with a mountain park, where a magnificent view of the night city opens, and passes through the main streets of Baku, which, with the onset of darkness, completely changes, brightening with bright lights. Houses and parks seem to wear evening attire to give a holiday to residents and guests of the capital. (If the arrival time allows, at the request of the guests an evening excursion can be held after dinner).
19:00
Dinner. Main course: lamb shish kebab Overnight at the hotel.

Culinary Tour to Azerbaijan from WELCOME2BAKU travel agency Baku
Day 2
Breakfast in the hotel.
10:00 Departure for the excursion.

The tour begins with a visit to the observation platform of the city, located on a hill park, from where a magnificent view of the whole city opens. Then follows the descent on Funicular Funicular in the coastal park and acquaintance with the modern Mugam center. Mugam is a genre of national music embracing the age-old traditions of the Azerbaijani people. Then you should visit the Old City “Icheri Sheher”. “Icheri Sheher” in translation means the inner city. Internal it became known after the oil boom
mid-XIX century, when the city ceased to fit in the fortress walls and went beyond it. In the territory of “Icheri Sheher”, the area of which is 22 hectares, several dozens of historical and architectural monuments are concentrated, including the Palace of Shirvanshahs, the symbol of the city of Baku – the Maiden Tower, the place of recreation of merchants – Karavansaray. “Icheri Sheher” is a living organism with its own infrastructure and residential areas, where 1,300 families live. In a word, it is an ancient city in a modern city.
13:00 Lunch in the restaurant of the Old Town. Main course: dolma of grape leaves.
Free time
19:30 Departure for dinner in the restaurant. Main dish: Azerbaijan pilaf with chestnuts and meat.
Return to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3
Breakfast in the hotel.
10:00 Departure for the excursion.
Visiting the temple “Ateshgah” and the reserve “Gala” Visiting the temple of fire worshipers “Ateshgyah”. In translation, ateshgyah means “house of fire” or “place of fire”. The territory of the temple is known for such a unique natural phenomenon, as burning outlets of natural gas. In ancient times, the temple of fire was one of the main places of worship among the Zoroastrians. In the museum complex “Ateshgyah” you will be told about the way of life of the followers of the prophet Zarathustra, as well as about their traditions and customs.

Then you should visit the Baku State Historical and Ethnographic Reserve in the village of Gala. This name, which means “fortress”, came from the citadel that was here. Gala is not only a historical settlement, but also an invaluable and architectural heritage, which is a vivid example of the original national architecture of Absheron. In this regard, in 1988 the territory of the village was declared a state historical and ethnographic reserve. In the nature reserve,

the area of which is more than 200 hectares, there are 243 historical and architectural monuments (mosques, baths, suites, dwelling and utility rooms, etc.). The historical center of the village is the 14th century citadel, located on a hill. The tower of the citadel was destroyed in the Soviet era, only the remains of the fortress walls and the medieval Juma mosque were preserved

13: 00 Lunch. Main dish: Buglama
Excursion to “Yanar Dag“. Here you can see such a natural phenomenon as the constantly burning output of natural gas directly on the rock. This phenomenon also gave the reserve the name “Yanar Dag” (Burning Mountain). Historians believe that, perhaps, Azerbaijan got its name – the country of lights – just because of this place.
19: 00 Dinner. Main course: Jorat kutaby with greens and meat.

Day 4.
09:00 Departure for breakfast “in Baku”.
Then you will have an excursion to the Gobustan reserve. The reserve is widely known for its excellently preserved rock paintings – petroglyphs, a kind of artistic “archive” of human evolution on the planet Earth.

The documents of such archives are the first translation of the human “I” to the surrounding world. The rocks of Gobustan are not only the brightest witnesses of the prehistoric period of human existence. They have reflected the history of this region for almost 15 thousand years – from the end of the Upper Paleolithic era to the Middle Ages. To date, Azerbaijani scientists have identified, described and studied more than 4,000 petroglyphs (rock carvings in the stone carving technique), and this important work continues. Before the start of the tour of Gobustan, guests will visit the eponymous interactive museum, where they will be able to get information about the flora and fauna of Gobustan with the help of special multimedia programs and touch screens.
Few people know that Azerbaijan ranks first in the world in terms of the number of active mud volcanoes.
Traces of their activity can also be found in Gobustan. These volcanoes are formations in the form of a cone-shaped hill with a crater in the soil.
And of course, that tourists will also have the opportunity to inspect them during this excursion.

13:30 Lunch in the fish restaurant.
Main course: Liavagi from fish.

19:00 Departure for farewell dinner in the restaurant.
Main Course: Lamb Sage
Return to the hotel.
Recreation.

Culinary Tour to Azerbaijan from WELCOME2BAKU travel agency Baku

Day 5
Breakfast
Airport transfer

The tour price includes:
-Transfer 4 nights in the Hotel (3 * – 4 *)
-Lunch (according to the program)
-Dinner (according to the program)
-Transportation service (according to the program)
-Guide

Not included :
-Entry tickets
-Alcohol
-Personal expenses

Culinary Tour to Azerbaijan
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