Tour type: Baku & Absheron ExcursionsPrice: $65.00Duration: 1from November to November
Excursions to the Carpet Museum and Carpet factory "Azer-Ilme" (duration 3 hours)
The design of the new building of the Carpet Museum, which we will visit during our excursion, is distinguished by its originality and constructed as a folded copy of the carpet. Carpet weaving is one of the traditional, old kinds of arts and crafts of Azerbaijan. For the Azerbaijani people the art of carpet weaving is a part of culture, which reflects its rich spiritual world, individual, unique to his character traits philosophy, aesthetics and philosophy of life. This museum contains valuable historical exhibits from all regions of Azerbaijan. In addition to new exhibits, the museum's collection also includes a group of rugs from the former museum of carpets in Shusha. One of the oldest pieces of art in the museum is a fragment of Tabriz carpet "Ovchulug" and the carpet "Hila Avshan" woven in the village of Hila. The museum's collection of carpets was presented more than 50 times around the world.
Next, guests will visit the factory "Azer-Ilme", where national modern carpets are made. High quality and reputation of Azerbaijani carpets allow them to be spread widely around the world, and today they are in great demand. Factory contributes to the further development of the traditional art of carpet weaving in Azerbaijan at the modern level of technology, which has made an invaluable cultural and material contribution to world civilization.
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 weaven 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.
In "Azer-Ilme" gallery the best examples of unique Azerbaijani carpets and rugs are exhibited.
Thre is a shop at the factory where everyone can purchase their favorite carpets and silk scarves for women.
Route: Drive to the museum/ excursion / drive to the factory/ excursion to the factory/ return to the hotel.
Day 1: Arrival to Baku
After the checking at the passport control and customs at the Heydar Aliyev airport you will be met by local guide and transferred to your hotel by coach.
Baku sightseeing tour...
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Excursion to Gala Reserve (duration: 3.5 hours)
Ethnographic Open-Air Museum "Gala" is about a 40-minute drive from Baku. The museum is created on an archaeological site.
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One of the popular hunting in Azerbaijan is the bird hunting. There are certain kinds of pheasants, blackcocks, wild ducks, geese and lot of kinds of other birds. Every hunter has such trophies. We will offer many great bird shooting in Azerbaijan...
A fascinating tour of the city, both old and new is a great introduction to Baku and the history of the country.
Meeting at the airport and transfer to hotel. Short rest and beginning of excursion in Old Town - 'Icheri Sheher'...
Excursion in Heydar Aliyev Center and the Museum of Modern Art (duration: 2 hours)
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Excursion to the Temple of Fire Worshippers - "Ateshgah" and the fiery mountain "Yanardagh" in the village Mehemmedli (duration 3.5 - 4 hours)
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Individual tour / English speaking guide
Arrival to Baku in the morning. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to hotel. Checking-in. Dropping your baggage, short rest if needed, then start the excursion in Old Town - 'Icheri Sheher'...
Arrival to Baku. Meeting at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Free time
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