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Azerbaijan (4 Days and 3 Nights)

Day 1 | Baku

On arrival in Baku clear Immigration & Customs. Your captain will be waiting for you in arrival hall and he will transfer you to your Hotel in Baku. Rest of the day is at Leisure or you may explore this vibrant city on your own.

Day 2 | Baku

Your tour will start with visiting Heydar Aliyev Centre designed by world-famous architect Zaha Hadid and devoted to national leader Heydar Aliyev. It is vast and jaw-dropping majestic statement of fluid 21st-century architecture forming abstract waves and peaks that seem to melt together. Make a stop next to the popular “I love Baku” sign to take some pictures.

Baku business and hotel complex Flame Towers Baku is composed of 3 buildings and the surface is fully covered with LED screens reflecting different visual characters in motion, easily visible from the far corners of the city in the evening. Walk along the Alley of Martyrs which is usually being included in the protocol visits of the foreign officials. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city and its bay from Baku's Highland Park (also called Upland Park), the highest point in the Azerbaijani capital. Walk down to Baku Boulevard to view the International Mugham Center created in order to widely promote Azerbaijani 'mugham' (folk musical composition) in the world and shaped as the national musical instrument - 'tar'. Here you will also see Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, designed by Austrian architect Franz Janz and looking like a rolled carpet.

Wander between the decorative stone bridges of so-called Little Venice, a small town on the water and one of the jewels of Baku. It has two large and several small islands and its gondolas are travelling in the channels full of still and clean water.

Cross the street and enter Icherisheher (Inner City), known as a “Fortress” or "Old City", a unique historical and architectural conservation area in the center of Baku. This is one of the most ancient places of the country where archaeological excavations revealed burial vaults of the Bronze Age. Maiden Tower (12th century) and The Palace of Shirvanshahs (13th-16th centuries) are the best-known historical monuments located in the Old City. Besides, there are a lot of other unique monuments such as mosques, minarets, the remnants of caravanserais "Multani" and "Bukhara", ancient baths, etc. Stroll down the paved streets of this ancient city and drop to some of the numerous souvenir shops where you can buy national clothes, kerchiefs, scarves and caps, dishes and handmade carpets.

After leaving Old City move to the modern downtown, straight to the Fountain Square, the most popular public place with many restaurants and shops, main location for public festivals, shows and celebrations and pedestrian Nizami street, old trading zone with lots of shops and boutiques.

Day 3 | Guba

Set-off on Journey to Guba region. Explore one of the favorite tourist destinations because of its shady woods and gorgeous mountains. Famous for carpets and apples, the town of Quba sits on a cliff top overlooking the Qudiyalchay River.

Fall in love with the first stop on the way is Beshbarmag (Five Fingers) Mountain known for its mythical stories.

Iconic Juma (Friday) Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Quba city, built from the red brick in 1802. Its construction is typical only for the mosques of Quba province. The mosque has a cylinder-shaped structure and the form of regular octagon. In fact, the interior of the mosque is bigger than expected from outside. There is a large dome with a diameter of 16 meters covering the hall.

Quba carpets feature intricate designs that take inspiration from nature and geometric patterns, plus a variety of vivid colors. Each village had signature patterns, though many have been lost to time. Discover Carpet Weaving Factory in Quba aims to bringing back the art of carpet weaving and reviving the skills and knowledge needed to keep this ancient art alive.

Experience the wonderful shady Gachresh forest the road goes further to the mountains above the Gudiyalchay river and to the Mestdergah Waterfall.

Day 4 | Baku

Today, after breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to an onward destination or back home.