DAY 01 | ARRIVAL AT CAIRO (D)
Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, IML Travel representative welcomes you and assists you through the immigration process. Escorted transfer by a modern air-conditioned vehicle will take you to the hotel through Old Cairo to enjoy the panoramic view of the citadel with the towering mosque of Mohamed Ali pass by Sultan Hassan & El Refaie mosques. Check in the hotel upon arrival & free time to refresh.
Dinner &Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 02 | PYRAMIDS, SPHINX, MUSEUM, KHAN EL KHALILI (B+L+D)
Early breakfast at the hotel in Cairo then starts a guided tour to visit one of the Seven Wonders the great Pyramids of Giza; (Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus) were reckoned by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built with 2.300.000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and a half tonnes. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that, so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is more interesting because its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620 BC). Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet high and 187 feet long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion’s body. A quick visit to papyrus institute or a perfume shop can be arranged after the visit.
Lunch at an Indian restaurant then start afternoon visit to the Egyptian Museum for another tour Egyptian Museum; was established by the Egyptian government in 1835. The present museum building was built in 1900, in the new classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon. The museum exhibited collections now exceed 120,000 objects ranges from the pre-historic era to the Greco Roman period. It has 107 halls, and the ground floor houses huge statues. The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamen treasures, and the mummies. The museum also comprises of a photography section and large library. A hall for the Royal Mummies was opened at the museum, housing eleven kings and queens.
After the visit to the museum, a short drive through the downtown will take you to Khan El Khalili bazaars; which is one of the most famous worldwide with its amazing narrow alleyways. Drive back to the hotel & free time to refresh. Dinner in an Indian restaurant & drive back to the hotel &overnight at the hotel in Cairo.
DAY 03 | CAIRO –> BAKU(B)
Morning Breakfast and get ready to catch your flight to Baku. Arrival at Heydar Aliyev International Airport. Meet and greet with a tour guide and transfer to the hotel. Check-in and afternoon at leisure. In the evening we suggested exploring the city on your own. Back to the hotel. Overnight in Baku.
DAY 04| BAKU-OLD CITY TOUR (B)
After breakfast, we start sightseeing including a panoramic view of Baku city and Baku Bay from Highland Park – Martyrs Alley, marvelous view of Flame towers tour at Old City. 1.Old City Baku (History of Maiden Tower, Shirvanshah`s Palace and traditional hamams. Then we will visit ABAD handmade souvenirs shop which is social project for supporting small family businesses. 2. Haydar Aliyev Museum – Exhibitions 3. Carpet Museum (Entrance fees included) 4. Boat tour on Caspian Sea (VIP tickets included.
Note: Boats are operating only in clean weather) -Drop off to hotel (approximately at 5-6 pm).
Overnight in Baku.
DAY 05| BAKU- GABALA-LAHIZ (B)
After breakfast on the way visit to Diri We visit Baba Mausoleum in Maraza. Then continue to Juma Mosque, Mausoleum of Yeddi-Gyumbez in Shamakhi city.We drive through Girdimanchay River’s canyon to visit ancient Lahij village. and we visit workshops of blacksmith, potteries, carpet weaving shop, cobbled stone streets. Lahij was one of the main points on Great Silk Road. Also we visit Nohur Mountain Lake in Nohurgishlag village in Gabala After arrival to Gabala and Check-in at hotel. we enjoy visiting of Tufandag Mountain with mountain cable car.
Overnight in Gabala.
DAY 06| GABALA-SHEKI (B)
Check-out from the hotel in the morning. On the way to Sheki we visit Chotari Albanian Church and Udi house in Nij village. After arrival to Sheki and Check-in at hotel. we’ll visit Kish village: the first church of Caucasus Visiting of Old Sheki: medieval fortress, The Palace of Shaki Khans – a summer residence of Shaki Khans, Historical Museum; Round temple (outside); handicrafts workshop of Shebaka, national musical instruments‟, takalduz And then continue with Sheki Caravanserai – a historical monument in Sheki.
Overnight in Sheki.
DAY 07| SHEKI – BAKU (B)
We start with visiting local Eastern Bazaar of Sheki and then Continue our trip back to Baku. On the way we will visit Mud Volcanos and Also Gobustan National Park (under UNESCO protection): primary people carved their daily life styles on rocks. There more than 6000 carvings on the rocks the Caspian Sea Side. then we Continue Visiting the Bibiheibat Mosque – which a historical mosque in Baku.Accommodation:
Overnight in Baku.
DAY 08| DEPARTURE TOWARDS ONWARD DESTINATION
Early morning gets recharged with a healthy breakfast. Check-out from your hotel and proceed to Heydar Aliyev International Airport to board your flight to India. Come back to your home with the lovely experiences and cheerful memories of tour to cheer forever.
***YOUR Egypt Travel CONCLUDES***