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Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan

₹70,980

OVERVIEW

This tour includes airfare and is operated by Dook International.

 

 

Tour Dates:

  • May: 6, 13, 20

 

5
Nights
Almaty (2), Baku (3)
Arrival (Almaty), Departure (Baku)
Group Departure
Family

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Delhi - Almaty

Depart from Delhi by Air Astana. Arrive in Almaty and transfer from the airport to the hotel by bus and check-in to the hotel. 

Leave for lunch at Indian restaurant. This is followed by an Almaty City Tour with an English speaking guide. Visit Rakhat Chocolate Factory and Local Market Zilyoni - Bazar. You can buy chocolates from Rakhat Chocolate Factory and Dry Fruits at cheap rates and some souvenirs from Zilyoni Bazar. Continue the city tour to know more about the history and development of the southern capital of Kazakhstan and see its major attractions: Palace of President, Republic Square and Monument of Independence, and Astana Square, Panfilov Park, Abai Square and Palace of Republic, Presidential Park.

Later, transfer for a gala dinner at an Indian restaurant (2+2 snacks, local beer + vodka, Indian buffet, dance show) at 8 PM. Afterwards, transfer to the hotel and you have free time to explore nightlife on your own.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 2

Almaty Meadows and Chimbulak

After breakfast, leave for an excursion. This tour provides you the best opportunity to see the beautiful mountain surroundings of Almaty city. The first stop of the tour awaits you in the Medeo Gorge, where in the wonderful mountains of Trans-Ili Ala-Tau the largest high mountain skating rink in the world is located as well as the huge dam, protecting the city from destructive mudflows formed on the tops of the western Tien Shan. Next destination is Chimbulak ski resort (Cable Car Fee Included), located at an altitude of 2230 meters above sea level. It is very popular for its mild climate, large quantity of sunny days and snow through the winter and remarkable scenery of mountain ranges. 

Have a late lunch at an Indian restaurant and you have some free time to look around before you transfer to the hotel. Later, transfer for dinner at an Indian restaurant after which, you return to the hotel.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 3

Almaty - Baku

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport to depart for Baku.

On landing at Baku, transfer from the airport for lunch at an Indian restaurant. Then check in at the hotel. Assemble at the hotel lobby and proceed on a Panoramic City Tour of Baku. Visit Highland Park-Alley of Martyrs, The National Assembly also transliterated as Millimoles and Flame towers - the tallest skyscraper in Baku. Later, you will visit Baku Crystal Hall an indoor arena in Baku, Azerbaijan. Located on the coast of Baku near National Flag Square, construction of the arena began in August 2011 and finished in April 2012 - in time for it to host its first major event, the 2012 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Walk through Baku Boulevard, which stretches along a south-facing bay on the Caspian Sea. It traditionally starts at Freedom Square continuing west to the Old City and beyond. Since 2012, the yenibulvar (New Boulevard) has virtually doubled the length to 3.75 km.

Have dinner at an Indian restaurant and transfer back to the hotel. You have free time to explore nightlife on your own.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 4

Baku City Tour

After breakfast, your tour starts with Old City or Inner City - the historical core of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The Old City is the most ancient part of Baku, which is surrounded by walls were well protected. In 2007, the Old City had a population of about 3000 people. In December 2000, the Old City of Baku, including the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Maiden Tower, became the first location in Azerbaijan to be classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

After lunch at an Indian restaurant, experience the happening street of Nizami Street known for shopping. The tour then continues with the visit to the charming example of modern achticture. The Heydar Aliyev Center is a 57,500 m sq building complex in Baku, Azerbaijan designed by Iraqi-British architect zahahadid and noted for its distinctive architecture and flowing, curved style that eschews sharp angles. The center is named after Heydar Aliyev, the first secretary of Soviet Azerbaijan from 1969 to 1982, and president of Azerbaijan Republic from October 1993 to October 2003.

Have dinner at an Indian restaurant and transfer back to the hotel. You have free time to explore nightlife on your own.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 5

Flames Tour

After breakfast, assemble at the hotel lobby. Proceed on your trip to "Fire Mountain"-"Yanardag" - a mountain on Absheron peninsula, 25 km north of Baku. Literally, the word "Yanardag" means "Blazing mountain". Blazing bodies of flame dance on stones and floor. Yanar dag is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, which itself is known as the "land of fire."

The tour continues with Ateshgah (Fire Worshippers Temple). Based on Persian and Indian inscriptions, the temple was used as a Hindu and Zoroastrian place of worship. "Atash” is the Persian word for fire. The pentagonal complex, which has a courtyard surrounded by cells for monks and a tetra pillar-altar in the middle, was built during the 17th and 18th centuries. It was abandoned in the late 19th century, probably due to the dwindling of the Indian population in the area. The natural "eternal flame" went out in 1969, after nearly a century of exploitation of petroleum and gas in the area, but is now lit by gas piped from the nearby city 

After lunch at an Indian restaurant, continue with the Baku Ferris Wheel, also known as the Baku Eye - a Ferris wheel on Baku Boulevard in the Seaside National Park of Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. The wheel is 60 metres tall and has 30 cabins, each holding eight people. It makes a complete turn in 30 to 40 minutes.

Start your shopping tour with a local sweet shop, Azerbaijan Brand: Aliahmad’s. Proceed to a local vine and alcoholic drinks shop ad continue with “Xurcun” dry fruits and sweets shop. Enjoy a Boat tour.

Have dinner at an Indian restaurant and transfer back to the hotel. You have free time to explore nightlife on your own.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 6

Depart from Baku

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

INCLUSIONS

What is included

  • Return Economy Class Air Tickets with meals
  • 2 Nights Accommodation on twin sharing basis in Almaty
  • 3 Nights Accommodation on twin sharing basis in Baku
  • Airport/Hotel and Hotel/Airport transfers, city tours in an A/C Vehicle
  • Excursions as shown in the itinerary
  • 6 Buffet Breakfast + 5 Lunches + 4 Normal Dinner + 1 Gala Dinner (Applicable on Minimum 15 Pax) in Almaty
  • Gala Dinner – 2 + 2 non veg/veg snacks, soda, soft drinks, mixtures etc) at an Indian Restaurant with Dance Show at Restaurant, 2 hours free flow local vodka & beer
  • Entrances: Cable Car at Chimbulak ski resort + Ateshgah + Yanardag + Ferris wheel (Depending on weather conditions) & Boat Tour (Depending on weather conditions)
  • 2 Bottles of Water Per person Per day
  • English speaking guide throughout the program in Kazakhstan & Azerbaijan
  • All Taxes at the time of production
  • E-Visa Fee for Azerbaijan [Processing Time 6 to 8 working days (Excluding Saturday and Sunday)]

EXCLUSIONS

What is excluded

  • Porter service
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
  • Charges in hotels for additional services & penalties
  • Hard Drinks