Magical Knots – Carpet Tour to Azerbaijan | Duration: 6 days

Luxe Holidays Travel LLC

General Information About Magical KnotsCarpet Tour:

Azerbaijan has always been famous for the ancient art of Carpet weaving, so it is not surprising that there in Baku was opened the world’s only Carpet Museum. According to the results of archaeological research on the territory of Azerbaijan the art of Carpet making emerged in the 9th century BC. Carpets were used to decorate walls and paving of floors in tents, yurts, homes and other buildings. The secrets of Carpet weaving were handed down from generation to generation. Azerbaijani carpets reflect the nature’s beauty of the region. Carpets made by Azerbaijan craftsmen were admired by medieval travelers: Ibi Hanukal, Marco Polo, Jenkinson, Chalabi and others.


DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN BAKU
Arrival to Baku. Accommodation in a hotel. Start exploring Baku. Panorama of the city presented to the height of the mountainous part of a television tower clearly gives an idea
of the contrasts and the extent of Baku, the horseshoe bay of Baku. The city is shaped like an amphitheater, descending down to the Caspian Sea. Tour covers the central part of the city showing the most interesting historical and architectural sites. Visiting of Carpet Museum.
HOTEL 4* MEALS D

DAY 2 BAKU / ISMAYILLI/ SHEKI [288 km]
Breakfast. Take road to Ismayilli. One of the most beautiful corners of Azerbaijan at the foot of the Great Caucasus Mountains – the land of rivers, lakes and waterfalls. Three climate zones are represented in the same place in this region, ranging from snowy mountains to hot plains. The trip lasts 2. 5-3 hours. The itinerary passes through Lagich village, which is a commercial center. This village is inhabited by Carpet weavers, hereditary tanners, engravers, potters, blacksmiths, metal and wood carvers. During the excursion, you will see an ancient bridge connecting two villages, a stone water-pipe from the 16th century, and specimens of dwellings from the 19th century with murals; we will also visit the Museum of regional studies, where ancient carpets and brass articles are kept. Drive to Sheki city. Accommodation in hotel. Overnight.
HOTEL Caravanserai hotel 3* MEALS BLD

DAY 3 SHEKI
Breakfast. Sheki is one of the most famous and ancient places of Azerbaijan. Situated 700 m (2297 ft. ) above sea level like an amphitheatre surrounded by the mountains and forests of oak trees, this ancient city was long famed as a silk centre and an important stop on the Great Silk Route. There is an assumption that the name of the town goes back to the ethnonym of the Saks, who reached the territory of Azerbaijan in the 7th century BC. We’ll start our Sheki Tour from visiting the 18th century Khan’s summer palace with magnificent frescos and exquisite stained glass work. Sheki History museum is famous with artifacts from several periods. Aacquaintanceship with “Tekelduz” technology of weaving. “Tekelduz” embroidery was widespread in Sheki in the Middle Ages and still popular in modern time. Overnight in Sheki.
HOTEL Caravanserai hotel 3* MEALS BLD

DAY 4 SHEKI / BAKU [288 km]
Breakfast. Drive to Baku. Accommodation in Hotel. Free time
HOTEL 4* MEALS BLD

DAY 5 BAKU
Breakfast. Drive to “Azer-Ilme” LLC, which has offered unique contributions to the material and cultural resources of world civilization through its activity, preserves the traditions of Azerbaijani Carpet weaving, develops the art of Carpet weaving, and propagate it through Carpet sales organized worldwide. “Azer-Ilme” became a centre of Carpet weaving in 1996.
Today, more than 350 employees work in this company including artists, art critics, and other specialists. Various types of decorative carpets are made in the company using the old traditions and modern technologies. The complete cycle of Carpet weaving is conducted through traditional and modern technologies including spinning yarn, dying wool with natural dyes, weaving carpets, and post-weaving tightening and washing. The carpets are made for all uses. Drive to Qala village, Visiting of Ateshgah Temple on the way to Qala and Yanardaq on the way back. End of Tour. Overnight
HOTEL 4* MEALS BLD

DAY 6 BAKU/ DEPARTURE
Breakfast. Check out from hotel at 12:00. Depend on departure time transfer to the airport.
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For Single accomodation + 90 USD

The rates include:
• Group Tour limited to 45 persons
• Professional Tour guide-lecturer
• Transportation by comfortable, airconditioned vehicles
• Entrance fees according to the itinerary
• Accommodation in double or single room in mentioned hotels or similar
• Arrival/departure transfers from Baku Airport
Meals
• 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
• One small bottle of water (1/2 lt) per person at lunch
The rates do not include:
• Personal expenses and beverages,
• Gratuities for the guide and driver,
• Travel insurance,
• Visa fee.

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