Tour starts: 20th of March
Tour duration: 2 nights/3 days
Novruz festival in Azerbaijan
This Azerbaijani tradition is one of the most interesting. Novruz is a feast of spring, coming of New Year. Before Novruz Azerbaijanis celebrate a number of previous days saying good bye to the Old year and welcoming the New Year. These days are the four pre-holiday Wednesdays.
After breakfast we will come to the Old city gates to celebrate Novruz holiday. Tour starts by visiting to the Icheri Sheher (The Old City) and learn about the famous Maiden Tower and Palace of Shirvanshahs (15th century) where the mosque, the bath-house and entrance gates have been
Mud Volcanos: After breakfast we will visit to Absheron peninsula at 09:00.Tour starts from Mud Volcanos. You will also have a chance to visit quite a unique site where 300 of the planet's estimated 700 mud volcanoes sit Gobustan,Azerbaijanand theCaspian Sea. Gobustan is an open-air museum littered with Neolithic rock drawings. Just 65km south of Baku. Gobustan has some 4000 inscriptions that go back 12,000 years (with some 2000 year old Latin graffiti to boot). After Gobustan we will continue with the Fire temple (ATESGAH) Ateshgah Fire: In early historyAzerbaijan was called the “land of the sacred fire”. Although the “everlasting fire” mentioned by early travelers such as Alexandr Dumas was due to the gas and oil deposits erupting from the earth, it became surrounded by legend and mystery. His idea to use fire as a metaphor for the mysteries of God probably came from witnessing the spontaneous flames that rise so eerily fromAzerbaijan's Absheron Peninsula. Today some such fires still burn.
GUIDED NOVRUZ HOLIDAY TOUR
- Novruz holiday Dinner
- Accommodation inBAKU (2 nights/3 days)
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach or private car
- Professional English or Russian speaking tour guide
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PAYMENT: Payment for the tour should be done at least 24 hours before the tour. Accepted methods of payment: cash, bank transfer, VISA, MASTER CARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, DINERS CLUB. 30% of the tour price is not refundable in case of tour cancelation less than 24 hours before departure.