GORGEOUS MOUNTAINS & CHARMING WATERFALLS of GUBA
Duration: 9 hours
Pick-up time: 09:00 am
Pick-up / drop-off point: from your hotel in Baku
Places to see: Qudiyalchay River, Beshbarmag (Five Fingers) Mountain, Juma Mosque, Carpet Weaving Factory, Gachresh forest, Mestdergah Waterfall, village of Afurja, Afurja waterfall
Guba region is one of the favorite tourist destinations because of its shady woods and gorgeous mountains. Famous for carpets and apples, the town of Quba sits on a cliff top overlooking the Qudiyalchay River.
First stop on the way is Beshbarmag (Five Fingers) Mountain known for its mythical stories. Juma Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Quba city, built from the red brick in 1802. Its construction is typical only for the mosques of Quba province. The mosque has a cylinder shaped structure and the form of regular octagon. In fact, the interior of the mosque is bigger than expected from outside.
Quba carpets feature intricate designs that take inspiration from nature and geometric patterns, plus a variety of vivid colors. Carpet Weaving Factory in Quba aims to bringing back the art of carpet weaving and reviving the skills and knowledge needed to keep this ancient art alive. Guests can join the process of waiving the carpets and get a short master-class. Also can visit a carpet-shop to buy souvenirs and authentic carpets.
Through the wonderful shady Gachresh forest the road goes further to the mountains above the Gudiyalchay river. Lunch in the national authentic restaurant with large terrace and astonishing view to the mountains and forest. Delicious eco-food: farm fresh vegetables, lamb & chicken kababs, tea set & selection of local home-made jams which you never tasted before!
The village of Afurja is situated 42 km from the district center. The Afurja waterfall is 70 m high and flows from a high rock. A narrow 3-4 m wide way leading underneath the waterfall causes a rush of adrenalin. The name “Afurja” means “the place where wind spray fall”.
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.