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Nakhchivan Tour

NAKHCHIVAN  -  LAND OF LEGEND

Nakhchivan is the land locked enclave of Azerbaijan, surrounded by Armenia, Iran and Turkey and  shares land borders with these three countries. The  Lesser Caucasus  mountain range  Zangezur  extends through the   border with  Azerbaijan and Armenia. The border with Iran is the Aras River. The capital of this region is the city of Nakhchivan. The average h is 1450 m. above sea level. The most part of the territory of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is surrounded by the Zangazur  mountain chains of the Lesser Caucasus. The highest mountain in Nakhchivan  is Mount Kapudzhukh 3,904 m (12,808 ft) and  Ilandag ( INAN DAQ) (Snake Mountain) 2,415 m (7,923 ft), which is visible from Nakhchivan City                                                    

Meeting the quests at Nakhchivan Airport at 09.00               The itinerary of the tour

1. A Visit to the Prophet Noah’s grave monument in Nakhchivan City

2. A Visit to  Nakhchivan  fotress    Museum Complex - VII millenium b.c

3. A Visit to Yusif Ibn Kuseyir Tomb - XII century

4. ”Momina Khatun”  Mausoleum  – 12th century architectural monument

5. A Visit to  a residence of  Nakhchivan khanates

XVIII  century architectural monument .

6. A visit to amazing “Duzdagh” Salt Mine Caves

6. A  visit  to  The Invincible castel Alinja Fortress, The Machu Picchu of Caucasus 

Alinja fortress  is one of the most strongest defensive construction  of  the XII century  . During Timur’s  attacks to Nakhchivan    In 1386, 1392 and 1399 the fortress served as a head quarter and place of treasure of the ruling Atabayler dynasty. Timur’s army  occupied the fortress  in 1401 after 14 years siege  The fortress saw many conquerors, destroyed and rebuilt several times. The famous commander and Turco-Mongol conqueror Tamerlane (Timur) was admired by the majesty of Alinja and even came here to personally make sure that his troops seized the impregnable fortress. “Alinja”  /Alin chak -  means “take off your hand”, it is also related with the invincibility of the fortress.  ( distance from Nakhchivan  city 30 km)

Note :  Mark Elliott  an English travel writer the author of  best known for books on    “Excursion to Azerbaijan with Georgia “ traveled   last time in 2016  to  Nakhchivan and  wrote   on his travel guide book   about ALINJA castle

“The Machu Picchu of Azerbaijan.” That is how some locals have described the site of Alinja Castle, whose recently restored ruins are likely to become one of the prime tourist attractions of Azerbaijan’s disconnected Nakhchivan exclave

 

Number of days: 1
Covered regions:
Absheron-Baku
Ganja-Qazakh
Shaki-Zaqatala
Lankaran
Quba-Khachmaz
Arana
Yukhari-Karabakh
Kalbajar-Lachin
Daglig-Shirvan
Nakhchivan
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Transport: SUV 4x4
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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.

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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.