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From Baku: Gabala and Shamakhi Nature Tour

1. From Baku: Gabala and Shamakhi Nature Tour

After pickup from your hotel in Baku, head off into the Azerbaijani mountains for a full-day adventure. You’ll start in the Shamakhi region, visiting the the Juma mosque, dating back to the 12th century. Driving through the picturesque north-eastern caucasian mountains, you’ll arrive in Gabala. After sitting down for a lunch of traditional Azerbaijani delicacies, you’ll head off into the verdant mountains that Gabala is renowned for. At the foot of Mount Tufandagh, you’ll board a cable card to head up to the top of the mountain to gaze upon the lush valleys beneath you.  Afterwards, head off to Nohur Lake, known for its emerald-green waters surrounded by stately mountains. Hopping in to a Soviet-era Lada car, you’ll mount the hill up to the 7 Beauties Waterfall, named for the 7 stages of the falls. After taking in innumerable natural beauty, you’ll head back to your accommodation in Baku.

from Baku : 5 days Incredible Azerbaijan

2. from Baku : 5 days Incredible Azerbaijan

Explore city with locals , take a journeys to nature , feel relax about whole arrangements and touch the fresh air in the mountains . Original old city will attract you with its view and historical points . Enjoy real , orijinal history from certificated tour guide . Comfort transportation will take you far away from city to nature .Old City Baku , Atesgah Fire Temple , Orijinal burning Fire mountain , Modern Symbol of Baku - Haydar Aliyev Center will take place in this tour . Its didnt finished yet :) Gobustan tour is some of the main points of the day trip . Some of best museums in Europe - Gobustan 3D bio museum will show you history from yesterday till today . Open Air Rock museum will be original good experience . But best part will be Mud volcanos - which is active and rare view whole over the world . Nature part of this tour day trip to Gabala will be relaxing day of trip . Local meal tastes will take you heaven . Good view mountains , snowfall or green forests - up to season will be original portret . Cable car at Tufandag mountain resort will take you pick of the mountain .

From Baku: Shamakhi City and Alpaca Farm Tour

3. From Baku: Shamakhi City and Alpaca Farm Tour

This day trip is two in one - history of Shamakhy will be surprise you a lot . An ancient origin history , centuries touch will be greeting you in the city. Alpacas will make you smile a lot .

Private Tour to Shemakhi & Lahij From Baku

4. Private Tour to Shemakhi & Lahij From Baku

You will depart from your hotel in Baku in the early morning. On the way, you will visit the Diri Baba Mausoleum in Maraza. Continue on to Shamakha and see the historical Juma Mosque, Yeddi Gumbez Mausoleum, and the Shirvan Shah's family graveyard. Afterwards, drive through the Girdimanchay River Canyon to visit Lahij, a 5th Century village rich in its historic and architectural values. Lahij is an ancient village with charming eye-catching sidewalks inlaid with stones. It is famous for its medieval water supply and sewage systems, as well as traditional jewellery, copperware, carpets, pottery, daggers, and iron tools workshops.

From Baku: 2-Day Private Tour to Sheki with Overnight Stay

5. From Baku: 2-Day Private Tour to Sheki with Overnight Stay

This tour is designed to cover historic cities in the North Eastern Part of Azerbaijan. On day one, visit Juma mosque which is considered the oldest mosque in Azerbaijan located in Shamakhi city. On the way to Sheki, guests will stop in Gabala and cover the main sights in the city. Sheki city will be covered with Sheki Khan Palace, a Medieval Caravanserai, and sights at the city center with an overnight stay in a medieval caravanserai.

Baku: Overnight Organic Wine and Stargazing Tour with Dinner

6. Baku: Overnight Organic Wine and Stargazing Tour with Dinner

Start with pickup from Baku at 3:00 PM and begin your journey to the winery in the Shamakhi region, located west of the capital. Arrive at the winery at approximately 5:00 PM and take a tour of the facilities. Explore the vineyards where a variety of native and foreign grapes are grown. Taste some of the organic wines produced on-site, accompanied by local cheeses. Then, enjoy a delicious traditional dinner. After dinner, travel to the Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory, located in the north-eastern region of the Great Caucasus Mountains. Located on the eastern slope of Pirqulu, the observatory is situated at a height of 1,500 meters above sea level. Take a tour of the observatory, followed by 2 hours of stargazing with a telescope. Enjoy the clear night sky, ideal for spotting the constellations. After your stargazing experience, be taken to a hotel in Shamakhi, where you will enjoy a relaxing overnight stay. Enjoy breakfast the following morning, and check-out at 10:00 AM for your return journey to Baku, where you will arrive at midday.

Baku: Qabala Winery Tour with Local Lunch

7. Baku: Qabala Winery Tour with Local Lunch

Your day will start with pick-up from your hotel in Baku, at which stage you will receive an explanation of what you will see on the tour with the aid of a map. You will then depart from Baku, before passing through the Shamakhi and Ismayilli regions whilst being briefed on information regarding these places. You will stop on the way to see colorful foods, and will also be given complimentary snacks on the way. As well as wine, stop to enjoy some Samovar tea with local baklava. Afterwards, finish up with local lunch Once you reach the winery, you will be met by a winery employee and guided through the facility where you will see the vineyards, the first wine museum and the process of wine making. Afterwards, you will have the chance to taste delicious Savalan wines accompanied with snacks, and can even buy the wines as well. You will then depart the winery to have a delicious local lunch at Qabala, and after finishing your lunch, you will depart back to Baku where you will be dropped off back to your hotel.

From Baku: Transfer Service to Gabala

8. From Baku: Transfer Service to Gabala

Chossing this transfer you will be out of stress . Enjoy your time - as you can book this transfer from airport or to airport as well . So no need to pay extra for airport transfers . Explore this trip with safest way , dont waste your time for seaching options , take your more time for exploring city . This road trip will make you hapy for its views and rolling lengths . Plus feel free for asking driver stoppig where you want for taking memorable photos . Experience 3 hours drive with us and ejoy your time .

From Baku: Stay with Locals on a Gabala and Sheki 2-Day Trip

9. From Baku: Stay with Locals on a Gabala and Sheki 2-Day Trip

Taking this tour giving you different experience . This is totally different hospitality of local people . Forget standart hotels , standart services . Switch off your phone - experience the most different tour on your life . Taste local meals , enjoy the village view . Local guide will give you fully information about historical places . Nature of Gabala will make you feeling at paradise . Sheki day trip will take you to orijinal history of Azerbaijan . Sheki Khans Palace will take you to 18th century . When you touch to Kervansaray stones - you will see the daily life of locals o the markets centuries before .Overnight with locals , their talk and dinner tables will be tasty part of your tour . Bbq party will be some of dofferent experiences for you - you will prepare dinner with locals and taste together with them . Take this tour , enjoy best part of your life - find your inner slience .

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 21 reviews

It was a fantastic private tour finally & well guided. Gabala & cable car both were fabulous. I enjoyed the magnificent snow fall over the mountain top at Tufandag which will be memorable. After Gabala, Lake Nohur was also really beautiful to visit. Guide was so good.

It was a great tour by the guide Maha, Our guide was very good and professional, i really enjoyed the tour to gabala ,it was a full day tour, the van was very comfortable, i would love to join this tour again , thanks maha

A day filled with Sunshine, Prayer, Beautiful landscapes, Ride & Swing on the top, Pristine waterfall, Delicious food and interesting conversation with our guide Mr. Taleh. Thank you for the wonderful memories.

It was a really great trip and I really like everything I have visited many places , having lunch was very tasty and the tour guide is very kind and cute I recommend this trip

Thanks to the amazing staff for the driver and guide Sha who made the day an amazing experience and explained everything in the best way Really recommend