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

Itinerary: Baku – Shemakha – 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)


Prices per group (in US dollars):

1-2 travelers 3-6 travelers 7 and more travelers
Standard (with guide) 220$ 250$ upon request
VIP* upon request upon request upon request


* VIP – A choice of luxury cars are available (Mercedes S-class,  E-class, V-class, and etc.)


1-3 travelers 4-7 travelers 8 and more travelers
Economy (without guide)** 130$ 150$ upon request


** The economy package includes driver and vehicle.


  • Pick-up & Drop-off at your hotel (inside Baku)
  • Personal English speaking guide (only standard package)
  • Personal Driver & air-conditioned vehicle


  • Any meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance



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:

  • Gabala Historical Museum
  • Ancient town Kabalaka
  • Gabala Land Entertainment center
  • Summer-Winter Touristic Complex Tufandag
  • Ropeway
  • Nij village, Albanian temple
  • Gabala Shooting Center
  • Nohur Lake
  • House-Museum of Ismail Kutkashenli
  • “Seven Beauties” Waterfall
  • Trip to the winery with degustation of local wines

We can combine this program with other cities on the route (upon request & time)

  • Juma mosque in Shemakha
  • Visiting Lahij village
  • Baskal Village
  • Ivanovka Village


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