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Tour Secrets Of Ancient Crafts Tour

Tour Secrets Of Ancient Crafts Tour Packages
Country: Azerbaijan
City: Sheki
Duration: 7 Day(s) - 6 Night(s)
Tour Category: Art And Crafts Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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At any corner of Azerbaijan, you will find the workshops of Azeri craftsmen who passed their secrets of art through the generations.

This trip will open up a wonderful world of Caucasus crafts – glimpses of silk’s colors, tinkling of brass dishes and gold jewelry, majestic beauty of Azerbaijani carpets.

The chance to take part in the process of making will give you a unique souvenir that you will bring home and which will keep a tiny part of the Azerbaijani soul.


Day 1-3. Baku Arrival in Baku – check-in.

Free day.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Upland Park is located on a hill in the western part of the city. This is the best place to see the city and Baku Bay.
Lunch (for additional price)
Excursion to Azer-Ilme Carpet Factory.

Here you can see the entire process of carpet creation - from the beginning to the end. In the paint shop, you will be shown how to dye yarn with natural dyes, then how the carpets are woven from these threads. Then the carpets are being washed, dried, and ironed. Here you can get acquainted with the work of restorers, carefully restoring old models of national carpet art.

There is a shop at the factory where everyone can purchase their favorite carpets and silk scarves for women.
Free time.

Check out from the hotel.

Drive to Lahij. Lahij represents an original monument of the Persian town planning and architectural art of antiquity. It is a medieval city with paved streets and squares, a developed system of water drain and water supply. This village is inhabited by hereditary tanners, engravers, potters, blacksmiths, and metal and woodcarvers.

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.

Dinner and overnight in a village house where you will touch the soul of the Caucasian family, being in the heart of villagers’ everyday life.

Day 4-5. Trip to Sheki (155km) Breakfast in the village house.

Lunch (for additional price).
Dinner (for an additional price).
Drive to Baku.
Overnight in Baku.

Day 6. Exploring the outskirts of Baku (30 km) Breakfast at the hotel.

Ethnographic Open-Air Museum "Gala" is about a 40-minute drive from Baku. The museum is created on an archaeological site.
During the tour, you will get acquainted with the ancient dwellings, the life of that time, traditions, with methods of farming.
Gala dinner in a traditional restaurant with national music.

Day 7. Baku Breakfast. Free time. Check out from the hotel.

Transfer to the airport. Departure.

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