We're a group of 3 looking to spend about a week in Azerbaijan. We're between 30-40 and we enjoy culture, nature (very important! we'd like to spend some time somewhere truly beautiful even if there isn't much to do), hiking in small doses and we're MAJOR foodies!
We're planning the below itinerary and would please like to get advice on:
2- Are we missing anything/is it worth replacing something? We were considering the villages around Quba, but the general consensus was that it will take us off track and eat up alot of our time.
3- Would it be smart/safe to rent a car to visit all these places? We prefer having the flexibility of our own vehicle. Is there anything that is difficult to reach (we'll be relying on google maps)? What are the road conditions like?
Day 1: Baku old town on foot, visit various popular sites, discover the city (overnight: Baku)
Day 2: Ateshgah / Gobustan Reserve / Mud Volcanoes / Mount Yanardagh (overnight: Baku)
Day 3 & 4: Lagich village / Hiking / Spending time in nature (please let us know your recommendations here (Overnight: Shemaka)
Day 5: Gabala - discover the area (Overnight: Gabala)
Days 6: Sheki (Overnight: back to Gabala)
We were thinking we would hire the car directly from the airport, and on the morning we fly out, we drive straight from Gabala to the airport and drop it off.
Any advice would be truly appreciated!
Thanks all x