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Along the route of the Silk Road

Along the route of the Silk Road tour by NextWayTravel, Azerbaijan
ALONG THE ROUTE OF THE SILK ROAD TOUR

The Great Silk Road bringing together two different worlds – the East and the West – could not but leave a trace in the history of political, economic and cultural development of the countries through which it passed. Travellers, merchants and missionaries exchanged cultural, scientific, educational and spiritual values. Azerbaijan was on the path of this Road and made a significant contribution to the development of this global transit network. The goods and products of Azerbaijani towns and settlements spread along the Silk Road were of great success as it had long been known as centre of culture, science and education. Oil, carpets, raw silk, silk fabrics, cotton, weapons, dried fruits, salt, precious stones, jewellery, alum, saffron, natural dyes, polychrome pottery, wooden utensils, non-ferrous metals, sturgeons, caviar ironwood and etc. were mainly exported from Azerbaijan. Bilateral land and sea routes linked Azerbaijan with China, Syria, India, Asia Minor, Iran, Egypt, Russia, the Arabian Peninsula, North Africa and Europe. The British used to lay their routes to India via Azerbaijan, Indian merchants traded in spices and cashmere fabrics with Baku and Shamakhi. For this reason, actually, one of the medieval caravanserais in Baku has the name of the Indian origin, “Multani”. Baku used to serve as a transit point for goods passing from China and India through the Black Sea to Constantinople.

TOUR INFORMATION

 DATE : 08-09.2017
 PRICE : 545 AZN

Day 1
Meeting at the airport.
Check-in at the hotel.
Overnight.

Day 2
Breakfast at the hotel.
Baku sightseeing tour.
Tour covers the central part of the city showing the most interesting historical and architectural sites.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch trip to the Absheron peninsula.
Visit to flaming mountain – “Yanardag“, Temple of Fire Worshippers’ – “Ateshgah“.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3
Breakfast at the hotel.
Check-out. Departure.
On the way to Gabala visit to Diri Baba mausoleum in Maraza village.
In Shamakha visit to historical mosque Juma (Friday), mausoleum of Yeddi Gumbez – (Seven Domes) – grave yard of Shirvan Shahs’.
Lunch.
Continue trip to Gabala via Muganly passing.
Photo stops on the most beautiful places on the mountains.
On the way visit to Basqal village. Basqal was one of great weaving center of Shirvan in middle centuries.
Then to vizit “Ven Dam” village in Gabala province, ruins of the capital of ancient Caucasian Albania.
Arrival in Gabala.
Accommodation at Hotel.
Overnight

Day 4
Check-out.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Sheki sightseeing tour.
Visit to the local medieval fortress, Caravansaray, Sheki Khans’ palace, local museum of history, local handicrafts workshop, panoramic view of the town, mosque-madrassah, local bazaar.
Lunch.
Visit to the picturesque places Marhal, the village of Kish – the ancient Albanian church. Fortress Geles-Geresen (VII-IX c.).
Overnight in hotel.

Day 5
Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure to Baku.
Arrival in Baku.
Overnight.

Day 6
Breakfast.
Tour “Gobustan Reserve petroglyphs
Lunch.
Transfer to the Airport.

 

Included in the tour price
– Airport – Hotel – Airport Transfer
– Inland transportation
– Tour Guide
– Hotel Accommodation

Notes
Price per person in double room- 545 AZN (10 pax group)
Price per person in double room- 980 AZN (2 pax group)

 

ALONG THE ROUTE OF THE SILK ROAD TOUR