Beshbarmag (Five-Finger) Mountain , Juma Mosque, mausoleum of the 16th century, Sakina-Khanum mosque and ancient baths, Carpet Weaving Factory, souvenir & carpet shops Qudiyalchay River, Gachresh forest, Mestdergah Waterfall
Take a chance to learn the secrets of old style carpet weaving from a short master-class of Guba craftsmen
Guba is one of the favorite tourist destinations because of its shady woods and gorgeous Caucasus Mountains. Famous for carpets and apples, the town of Guba sits on a cliff top overlooking the Qudiyalchay River.
Our first stop on the way to Guba will be Beshbarmag (Five-Finger) Mountain known for its mythical stories where locals coming to pray for strength and good fortune.
In and around Guba city there are still several significant historical places. Juma (Friday) Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Guba, built from the red bricks in 1802. It has a cylinder shaped structure and the form of regular octagon, typical for Guba mosques. In fact, inside the mosque is larger than it seems from the outside. Another mosque that is worth seeing is Sakina-Khanum mosque, built in 1850 by the wife of Abbasgulu Agha Bakikhanov, in the name of her husband, famous historian and writer, one of the founders of Azerbaijani literature. In Guba’s Agbil settlement you can observe three medieval mausoleums, all belonging to the 16th century. Two of them have traditional rectangular structures, but the third one has the octagonal shape.
And, of course, excursion to Guba is not possible without visiting a Carpet Weaving Factory! Guba carpets feature intricate designs that take inspiration from nature and geometric patterns, plus a variety of vivid colors. Here people aim to bringing back the art of carpet weaving and reviving the skills and knowledge needed to keep this ancient art alive. After visiting the factory you can drop to a carpet-shop to buy some souvenirs and authentic carpets.
In the wonderful shady Gachresh forest you can have lunch in the national authentic restaurant with large terrace and astonishing view to the mountains and forest enjoying delicious eco-food: fresh farm vegetables, lamb & chicken kebabs, tea set & selection of local home-made jams which you probably never tried before!
Then the road will take us further to the mountains above Qudiyalchay River to the Mestdergah Waterfall, where you can enjoy the clean mountain air and beautiful landscapes before returning back to Baku.
Transportation according to the program
Professional guide (English, Russian, Arabic)
Lunch in the national restaurant with terrace and wonderful landscape – from 9$
Any tips at the sites
Pick-up time: 09:00
Pick-up / drop-off point: your hotel in Baku
The organizer reserves the right to change the order of the places to visit in case of necessity.