Truly spectacular, full of history, symbolism and culture
7-day Tailor Made and Extended Azerbaijan Tour
Azerbaijan has unlimited natural resources, centuries-old culture, history and people, whose lifestyle presents a unique and harmonious combination of the traditions and ceremonies of different cultures and civilizations. The Republic is situated on the junction of Europe and Asia and thus has a unique geopolitical and geographical position. This fertile, generous and friendly land has diverse landscape. There are two major forms of landscape – plains and mountains. Mountains cover 60% of the total area of the Azerbaijan republic. Azerbaijan is located on the junction of a number of zoogeographical zones, characterized by a specific fauna.
The capital of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus' largest city, Baku brings the old and the new, the East and the West colliding together in a particularly diverse and changing city. The skyline has become dominated by showpiece postmodern skyscrapers, their glassy facades mimicking the waters that shimmer before the coastal city. Underneath it all, a tour of Baku's World Heritage-listed old town reveals the city's historic core, with medieval neighborhoods, religious buildings, and regal architecture. After dark, visitors and locals mingle in the city's burgeoning nightlife scene.
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Departure times can vary depending on the distance to any destination
Private - can be customized for families, friends, couples, individual groups up to 8 person
Basically, the language of extended Azerbaijan Tours is English. We can provide it in another languages such as Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Arabic as well depending on your request
GYD-Baku International Airport or your place of Accomodation
Swimming, Horse Riding, Golf, Shooting, Skiing, Snowboarding, Camping, Hiking.
1690 USD-2 persons
2220 USD-3 persons
2760 USD-4 persons
3090 USD-5 persons
3390 USD-6 person
No Wait Access to the Museums
Entrance and reservation fees
Round-trip Airport Transfers and door-to-door transport service
Full-day Trips to Baku, Gobustan, Absheron, Guba, Shaki, Gabala and Ganja
Local expert tour guide
Comfortable Vehicles with air conditioning and wifi connection
Accommodation in 4 and 5 star hotels (breakfast included)
Meals and Drinks
Caspian Sea Cruise Tour
Cable-Car riding to Caucasus Mauntains in Gabala
Some key facts about Azerbaijan:
Largest country in the South Caucasus
Capital is Baku; second city is Ganja
Located on Caspian Sea’s western shore
Population is about 9.6 million people
Area is 86,600 square kilometres
Azerbaijan is also known as the ‘Land of Fire’. Around the capital Baku it is easy to see why: the oil and gas fields in the regions are enormous. Flames shoot up from the ground at Absheron, the peninsula in the Caspian Sea where Baku is located.
Oil has been traded here as early as the 3rd century A.D. Natural gas leaks were ignited and worshipped in religious ceremonies. Serious exploration of these natural treasures only began in the 19th century. Locals however were quick to take advantage of their resources. Industrial gas and oil exploration had already begun in Baku in 1848, more than 10 years before the first oil wells were discovered in the United States. That is why this region is also regarded as the birthplace of the oil industry.
Key facts about Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan is a country in the South Caucasus region, between Southwest Asia and Southeastern Europe.
The Azerbaijan Republic declared its independence in 1918 before being incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1920. The modern republic declared its independence in 1991.
Its capital city is Baku
With a population of nearly 10 million, it covers an area of 86,600 square kilometres.
Azerbaijan is a secular, democratic Muslim country in the Caucasus. This is pretty unusual in itself. In fact, the country gave women the vote before Britain and the United States did.
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Welcome to Azerbaijan
Selling itself as the 'Land of Fire', Azerbaijan (Azərbaycan) is a tangle of contradictions and contrasts. Neither Europe nor Asia, it's a nexus of ancient historical empires, but also a ‘new’ nation rapidly transforming itself with a super-charged gust of petro-spending.
The cosmopolitan capital, Baku, rings a Unesco-listed ancient core with dazzling 21st-century architecture and sits on the oil-rich Caspian Sea. In the surrounding semi-desert are mud volcanoes and curious fire phenomena. Yet barely three hours’ drive away, timeless rural villages, clad in lush orchards and backed by the soaring Great Caucasus mountains are a dramatic contrast. In most such places, foreigners remain a great rarity, but in return for a degree of linguistic dexterity, you'll find a remarkable seam of hospitality. And a few rural outposts – from village homestays to glitzy ski- and golf-hotels – now have have the odd English speaker to assist travellers.
Azerbaijan is a country located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. The country is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west, and Iran to the south. Azerbaijan and its people defy simple definition – both the country and its people are neither totally Eastern, nor totally Western, but instead form a rich and unique blend of both cultures. Today Azerbaijan is a modern and liberal country, which still incorporates the traditions of many religions and nationalities into its open social structure.
For amount of mud volcanoes Azerbaijan holds the first place in the world. 350 out of 800 mud volcanoes in the world are located in Azerbaijan and associated with oilfields by origination. The mud volcanoes of Azerbaijan occupied the 5th place in the international contest of “Seven natural Wonders” hold by a non-commercial Swiss organization. On September 15, 2004 the largest mud volcano of the World located in Azerbaijan was registered in the Guinness Book of Records.
Thousands of tourists visit Azerbaijan every year to see impressive eruption of the mud volcanoes accompanied by explosions and underground roar. It’s located about 40 miles (64 km) southwest of the center of Baku.
All official and unofficial information resources call the Caspian Sea the largest lake in the World. Its huge area as well as the fact that its bed is composed of ocean type Earth crust allows to call this lake “the sea”. At the same time the water of the Caspian Sea is not as salty as the water of the other seas.
An Azerbaijani cuisine is one of the most interesting ones in the East. It is remarkable by plenty of different meat, fish and vegetable dishes supplemented by flavored herbs and spices. The most experienced gourmets who visit Azerbaijan have turned into loyal adherents of the national cuisine. All the regions of Azerbaijan have special menus which is consist to their traditions.
Quba is famous touristic destination of Azerbaijan and situated in the north-east part of the country. The center of ancient Quba is known for its medieval fortresses and mosques. Khinalig is an ancient Caucasian village going back to the Caucasian Albanian period. It is located high up in the mountains just to the north of Quba in the middle of the Greater Caucasus mountains. People here speak totally different language and live apart from anyone, at 3000m above sea level. Khinalig was included on the World Monuments Fund's 2008 Watch List of the 100 Most Endangered Sites.
One of the oldest cities of Azerbaijan – Sheki is home to one landmark that is of particular interest to tourists from all over the world - the Palace of Sheki Khans. An interesting fact about this palace is that during the construction, not a single nail was used, and the colored glass for national mosaic was imported from Venice.
Lahij — is one of handicraft-shopping centers, well-known on Caucasus and behind its limits. Lahij seems as if it was frozen in time, with the quiet and measured rhythm of life, marked only by the sounds of hammer and anvil.In a XVIII century, the city has especially become famous for manufacturing of cold steel and copper utensils decorated with the engraved ornament. Lahij is a historical-architectural monument protected by the state. Due to the unique micro climate Lankaran and Talysh are considered among the best therapeutic resorts. World famous Naftalan sanatorium is a unique medical sanatorium for the treatment of various diseases.
Come and touch the soul of Azerbaijan!