Shamakhi & Qabala Full-day Tour

If you are in search of a cool, evergreen place to visit Then we have a perfect suggestion for you – day-trip to Shamakhi and Qabala city.

This adventure tour will provide the unique, outdoorsy experiences that Azerbaijan can offer! A perfect mix of rugged mountains, crystal-clear lakes, spectacular waterfalls and stunning primeval forests. Experience a way of life that is centuries old while enjoying a more modern level of comfort. You will enjoy local organic foods, visit forgotten places and enjoy the renowned hospitality of local families. Whether you’re with your family, a group of friends or your significant other, this trip is guaranteed to be a once in a lifetime journey!

As soon as complete discovering top attractions of Gabala, delicious meals will be waiting for us in traditional local Azeri restaurant.

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10-12 hours
Nature/History/Extreme
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English/Russian/Spanish/German/Arabic/Jewish
Lobby of your Hotel
On demand
Cable car riding Shooting, Horse riding.

TOP ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT

DIRI BABA MOUSALEUM

This unique monument - two-storied mausoleum-mosque of the 15th century called Diri-Baba, located across from the old cemetery. For a long time, the local residents have kept the legend that there imperishable Saint Diri-Baba had been buried. Therefore, since the 17th century, it attracts pilgrims and simply curious visitors. The originality of this structure is that the architect "built" the tomb into the rock. The impression is that the tomb is suspended in the air.

What's Included

  • No Wait Access to the Museums

  • Entrance and reservation fees

  • Small groups of 20 people or less

  • Local expert tour guide

  • Comfortable Vehicles with air conditioning

Looking to avoid the crowds of people and discover the real Azerbaijan?

What To Expect After a spending couple of day in urban life in capital city, you’re probably going to want to relax when you arrive in Shamakhi. The ancient town dates back almost two and a half thousand years and became the Shirvan Empire’s capital between the 9th and 16th century. Historical attractions include the 1300-year-old Friday Mosque and various medieval  mausoleums of former rulers. Shamakhi, the birthplace of many Azeri poets, produce wine and traditional carpets today. Shamakhi is also famous with its Astrophysical Observatory. The observatory located on the southeastern foothills of the Great Caucasus Mountain ridge.  After lunch break in the roadside local restaurant time to visit and see Gabala which is the most ancient city of Azerbaijan and one of the must-see places for nature lovers and sports enthusiasts and famous in the Middle East for its Mountain Resorts.

Gabala city is located 225 km away from Baku.  Gabala city is the most important tourism region in the country combining hotels, international airport, recreation centres, Congress Center and other important infrastructures. City’s tourism potential includes recreational activities, business meetings, cultural tourism, sports tourism and other entertainment activities

With our private transport, it takes less than 1 hour to reach Gabala from Shamakhi. The next route stop from Shamakhi is Lake Nohur. Here you can watch the beauty of Caucasian horses, ride a horse, fish and drink tea. The last place is Tufandag Cable-car ropeway. You will reach the highest point of Gabala with a 45-minute cable car ride and enjoy the spectacular view over the stunning Caucasus Mountains. 

The list of sightseeings of this tour program includes the village of Laza, Lake Nohur, Khal-khal waterfall, Chukhur Gabala, Tufandag Rope Line and Gabala Shooting Center. This tour program, which encompasses spectacular places of Gabala, includes transfer, guide service and tea set. The one-day tour program begins with a trip to the Khal-khal waterfall, 30 kilometeres far from the city center. The lake around the waterfall which is suitable for fishing, and tea set under the large plane trees offer a real relaxation to the visitors in the lap of nature. Acquaintance with the ruins of ancient Gabala and archaeological finds will be at the next stop in Chukhur Gabala. Here, the tour participants can ride on small horses in the zoo for younger visitors. The next route stop from Gabala is Lake Nohur. Here you can watch the beauty of Caucasian horses, ride a horse, fish and drink tea. The last activity is cable car riding at the Tufandag complex. You can reach the highest point of Gabala with a 45-minute cable car ride and enjoy the spectacular view

Gabala, which is located about 225 km away from the capital city of Azerbaijan, is a perfect place for rest and tourism. The weather here is mild in spring and autumn, hot in summer and cold in winter. In addition tom arvelous weather, Qabala suggests gorgeous historical monuments, which emerge all around the city and its vicinity.

Gabala city is located 225 km away from Baku.  Gabala city is the most important tourism region in the country combining hotels, international airport, recreation centres, Congress Center and other important infrastructures. City’s tourism potential includes recreational activities, business meetings, cultural tourism, sports tourism and other entertainment activities

Gabala, the city that hosts most of the tourists of the country, has been the capital of Caucasian Albania for 800 years. The ruins of the ancient city of Gabala are considered as Chukhur Qabala (Chukhur Gabala) surrounded by two fortress walls located 2 km from the present Gabala city. Gabala was mentioned as “Kabalaka” in Pliny’s historical writings and as “Khabala” in Ptolemy’s works. During excavations which show that the city of Gabala belonged to the ancient period, it was revealed that the bottom layer of the city was belonging to 3rd millennium BC

The city of Gabala includes all mountainous reliefs of mountainous valley. Bazarduzu (4466m), the highest peak of Azerbaijan, is located in Gabala. Moreover, Tufandag, Bazaryurd and Shahdagh peaks, the most important mountainous parts of the country, are in this region.
The average temperature reaches 27-33 degrees during the summer months (July-August) and drops to -10 degrees in winter months

A few kilometres southeast of Qabala is one of Azerbaijan’s most beautiful spots. Lake Nohur is a manmade lake created after World War II to supply surrounding villages with water. Today it is a popular recreation spot consisting of a large tree-lined body of water reflecting the Greater Caucasus Mountains in its green-blue waters. Swimming is prohibited but fishing and hiking are popular. Otherwise, you can simply enjoy breathing the fresh air and wondering at the dazzling views of the mountains. 

Visit the unique city surrounded by fascinating Caucasus mountains

This mountainous waterfall flowing from the highest peaks of the Caucasus Mountains is in Vandam village of Gabala. The name of the Seven Beauties Waterfall originates from the name of the 7 mountain roads one should pass to reach the waterfall. As the waterfall is completely frozen in the winter, it gets harder to get here. But in spring and summer, tea houses are available on every mountain road, where the guests are offered a tea set with traditional types ofGabalajam. At the highest point of the waterfall, there is a tea house with a special wooden mattress where you can drink tea with the pleasant sound and scenery of the waterfall in the background. The water of the tea is taken from the waterfall and gives a unique taste to it.

Eye-catching Lake Nohur with the magnificent Caucasus Mountains, fresh air and water is one of the most picturesque places of Gabala. The visitors are amazed by the beauty of Lake Nohur. The quiet atmosphere and bird sounds create an ideal relaxation environment to escape from the noise of the city. Although swimming in the lake is prohibited (the lake is also used as a reservoir and provides drinking water for Gabala and surrounding regions), it is a perfect place for fishing. You can also take a boat and catamaran ride and enjoy the surrounding landscape. The road to Lake Nohur is on the Baku-Gabala highway, near the village of Nohurqishlag. 

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