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Tour to Gabala – the capital of Caucasian Albania

Duration of the tour: 1 Day (10-11 hours)

Itinerary: Baku – Shamakhi – Gabala – Baku

Length of the route: approximately 220 km (one way)

Pick-up & Drop-off: your hotel (within Baku)

Excursion type: Private

Language: English (other languages upon request)

*Economy package – Tourists will be provided the following services:
– Professional driver
– Personal comfortable transportation during tours (Minivan or Jeep 4X4)
– Guide service (Additional)

*Group package – Tourists will be provided the following services:
– Busses from 18-47 seats
– Guide service (Additional)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Any meals
  • Personal expenses


DESCRIPTION

Gabala

Gabala is a unique and beautiful region, located on the bank of Demiraparanchay River & overlooking the highest peak of Azerbaijan – Bazardyuzyu mountain (altitude 4466 m).

The main sight of Gabala is the ruins of an ancient town, located in 15km from the city center.  This famous place, called “Kabalaka” was mentioned in historical sources of the 1st century, and for 600 years was the capital of Caucasian Albania.

The main places of interests are: Ancient Village Nij with its Albanian temple (IV-VII), ancient defensive tower (IХ-ХI), Ustajan Tower (IХ-ХIV) & other interesting sights for all kind of tourists.

Nij is a homeland to a specific ethnic group – Azerbaijani-Udi, who are considered as descendants of the Caucasian Albanians.

Modern infrastructure of hotels & resorts provides high level of services that will satisfy needs of worldly-wise tourists. Every summer Gabala hosts international festivals, which attract famous musicians, artists & art collectives from all over the world.

Optional places to visit:

  • Ancient town Kabalaka
  • Gabala Land Entertainment center
  • Summer-Winter Touristic Complex Tufandag
  • Ropeway
  • Nij village, Albanian temple
  • Gabala Shooting Center
  • Nohur Lake
  • “Seven Beauties” Waterfall