Naftalan oil is a unique product of Azerbaijan. It is a black-brown liquid of thick consistency with a peculiar smell. Absorbed through skin, it has a positive impact on the capillary blood flow, improves circulation in small vessels, dilates blood vessels, reduces blood clotting, increases the activity of enzymatic processes, stimulates all body functions and has anti-inflammatory effect. It is preventing and treating more than 70 diseases of various specifications and effective in the hands of professionals in 92% of cases.
The Naftalan Oil is recommended for:
1st Day: Arrival to Baku, meeting at the airport. Transfer to Naftalan city (4.5-5 hour drive), check in to the hotel (14:00).
2nd Day-7th Day: Treatment period. The main influencing agents of Naftalan oil are naphthenic hydrocarbons which have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, vasodilating and antiallergic effect. Thanks to all these properties Naftalan therapy is recognized as an irreplaceable method of treatment in many branches of medicine.
Naftalan bath is the main treatment procedure. For 8-10 minutes patient is placed in a bath filled with Naftalan oil preheated to a temperature of 37-38°C. Oil penetrates through the pores and then leaves the body taking all the toxins out. In the end the body is cleaned with special scrapers and wiped with tissues. After that, you need to take a shower and rest for 1 hour.
It feels like a pleasant and comfortable procedure. Guests compare it to being dipped in hot chocolate. But before plunge into this miraculous «chocolate» mass you need to pass an examination and tests, ultrasound and fluorography. After that the physician will explain which regimen has to be followed, which procedures can be taken and prepare a special program for you. The course of treatment takes place under the supervision of a doctor.
In addition to Naftalan baths there are a lot of physiotherapy procedures: blue light, laser, ultrasound, electrosleep, etc., in most of which Naftalan is used as application to the aching spot.
8th Day: Breakfast at the hotel. Check out (before 12:00), transfer to the hotel in Baku (4-4.5 hour drive). Free time.
9th Day: Breakfast at the hotel. Pick-up at 10:00 for Baku City tour. Want to have a close look at the Baku`s most popular landmark? Baku business and hotel complex Flame Towers Baku is composed of 3 buildings. The surface of the Towers is fully covered with LED screens reflecting different visual characters in motion, easily visible from the far corners of the city. Walk along the Alley of Martyrs which is usually being included in the protocol visits of the foreign officials. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city and its bay from Baku’s Highland Park (also called Upland Park), the highest point in the Azerbaijani capital.
Walk down to Baku Boulevard to view the International Mugham Center created in order to widely promote the Azerbaijani mugham (folk musical composition) in the world and Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, designed by Austrian architect Franz Janz and looking like a rolled carpet.
Wander between the decorative stone bridges of so-called Little Venice, a small town on the water and one of the jewels of Baku. It is has two large and several small islands and gondolas can be seen travelling in the channels full of still and clean water.
Old Baku city tour: Icheri Sheher (Old City), known as a “fortress”, is a unique historical and architectural conservation area in the center of Baku. This is one of the ancient and densely populated places of the country. Archaeological excavations revealed burial vaults of the Bronze Age. Maiden Tower (12th century) and The Palace of Shirvanshahs (13th-16th centuries) are the best known historical monuments located in the Old City. Besides them there are a lot of other unique monuments such as mosques, minarets, the remnants of caravanserais «Multani» and «Bukhara», ancient baths, etc. You can purchase national clothes, kerchiefs, scarves and caps, dishes and handmade carpets in the numerous souvenir shops. Philharmonic Park is a Baku’s Green Oasis just outside the walls of the Old City.
Free time suggestions:
10th Day: Breakfast at the hotel. Check out, transfer to the airport.
Hotel accommodation: 5* hotel in Naftalan on FB basis — 9 nights, 3* hotel in Baku on BB basis — 3 nights
Medical check-up at the hotel in Naftalan and prescription of the treatment according to the test results
Treatment with Naftalan oil according to the doctor’s suggestion
SPA services (indoor/outdoor swimming pool, sauna, steam bath, Turkish bath, fitness center with modern equipment)
All transportation according to the program, including airport-hotel-airport and Naftalan-Baku transfers
English speaking guide during excursion day in Baku
2 Lunches during Ganja tour and Absheron tour
1 bottle of water per person per excursion day
Flight tickets & visa (if required)
Extras at the hotel, tips at the sites and restaurants
Lunches and dinners except the ones included in the program