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Duzdag. Nakhchivan tour

from 125 AZN / person

The program of the “Duzdag. Nakhchivan tour” includes: Meeting guests, placing them in the hotel, Ashabi-Kahf Pilgrimage, State Historical and Architectural Museum “Xan Sarayı”, Möminə Xatın and Open Skies Museum, Qızlar Bulaıı spring, Nakhchivan MRI Physiotherapeutic Hospital (DuzDag), Visit to the Alinjagala etc.

Duzdag. Nakhchivan tour

The most illustrious and well appointed of place in Azerbaijan is Duzdag, burrowed into a peak a 15-minute drive outside of Nakhchivan.

Between 2006-2011, a joint Azerbaijani-French archeological expedition conducted research in Nakhchivan and concluded that the Duzdag mines (“Duz Dag” – salt mountain) are, most likely, the oldest in the world.

A 300-meter long tunnel so salt-rich that it’s all but crumbles when touched, Duzdag is famous largely due to the legends associated with it and for the ease of access created by its horizontal structure. Also, it is stunningly well-appointed: Bare halls have been adorned with marble latticework and wooden lodges have been built into the salt walls. All of the rooms – there are around 300 beds available – in the tunnel’s nine galleries are equipped with hotel amenities, and the broader complex includes recreational facilities. As a bonus, the entire treatment is bespoke for each patron. Most people come to stay for five- to six-day stretches at a time, but 200 or so daily patients also pass through for therapies and visitations that are specially arranged by on-site doctors.

As a bonus, the entire treatment is bespoke for each patron. Most people come to stay for five- to six-day stretches at a time, but 200 or so daily patients also pass through for therapies and visitations that are specially arranged by on-site doctors.

The prehistoric context, in combination with the creature comforts Duzdag offers, creates a bizarre but welcoming atmosphere unavailable anywhere else on Earth. Wandering through caves filled with lovely huts and true believers is less alienating than it is a shock to the system. This place seems more like a ‘Star Trek’ set than a retreat, but then the maid arrives.

 

Duzdag. Nakhchivan tour
TOUR PROGRAM

FIRST DAY

09:00 – 10:00 Meeting of the guests
10:30 “Ashibi-Kahf Pilgrimage
13:00  Accommodation at the hotel
14:00 Lunch at the hotel
16:30 State Historical and Architectural Museum “Khan’s Palace”, Mоminа Xatın and open sky museum, the Qızlar Bulagı spring
17:30 Tea drinking – on the lake Bazar
18:30 – Nakhchivan Physiotherapeutic Hospital MR (DuzDag cave)
20:30 Dinner at the hotel

SECOND DAY

08:30 Breakfast at the hotel
10:00 Castle Alinjagala (or Batabat)
13:30 Visiting the mausoleum of the mausoleum (Batabat museum)
15:00 Lunch (restaurant “Badashqan”)
16:30 Riding Club (extra) – Tea Table
17:00 -19: 30 Departure of guests  Live music at night – at the hotel

Included in the price:

2 days 1 night in the hotel FB (morning lunch-dinner at the hotel)
Shuttle Service
Guide (in Russian, English, Arabic, Persian)
Photosession
1 extra lunch in the restaurant Badashgan
3 times a tea break
Hotel “Avtovagzal” – 125 AZN (for person)
Grant-hotel – 135 AZN (for person) 3 stars
Hotel Tabriz – 155 AZN (for person) 5 stars
Hotel Duzdag – 160 AZN (for person) 5 stars

Prices are per person based on a group of 8 people

Not included in the price:

Air tickets (Baku-Nakhchivan-Baku)

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