I am looking for the easiest/cheapest way to obtain an Azeri Visa (transit or tourist visa) while travelling in Georgia. My plan is to enter Azerbaijan overland from the north (from Dagestan, Russia - already have Russian visa). Pls advise:
1) how long would it take?
2) how much would it cost?
3) what kind of documents do I need: outbound flight, hotel booking, LOI, etc?
BTW have a EU passport.
Thsnk you in advance!!
Just a heads up for other travellers (and the Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan Lonely Planet writers). We (3 young English guys) recently followed the suggested hike in the 2016 guidebook in the Zaqatala section, labelled a high alpine trek. We found the trail and followed it fairly easily. It was a great walk, with incredible views at the top, however things got more difficult when we got down the hill.
Perhaps unluckily, we bumped into a couple of Azeri soldiers, who demanded our passports and…
Last weeks many news were made about easing the visa procedures, and how it will work through Asan Viza system... but I can't find anywhere their website in order to apply for e-visa. Do you know whether it is already operating and, if not, when it is going to start?
We recently visited Baku for one day in transit. We arrived at about 8am by train, and left that evening at 10pm by air.
We had a driver pick us up at the train station, and we spent the morning on a half-day trip to Gobustan (petroglyphs and mud volcanoes). We then spent the afternoon walking around and exploring the city of Baku on our own. Then, our driver took us to the airport.
Our driver was great. His name is Kanan, and his phone number is (removed). He has a clean, new car and was a…
A quick write-up of the Russian-Azeri border situation. I found information on the crossing scarce when researching the trip, with the exception of this board, so I thought I would return the favor.
Some background. I’m an American on vacation in Azerbaijan. I decided to do a day trip over the Russian border, coming back later in the evening. I speak just a little Russian and no Azeri.
I have a multi-entry tourist visa for Russia, which doesn’t require permission or supporting documents…
I was wondering, is there a way (aside from a taxi or a rented car) to go from Quba to Lahic or Gebele without going back to Baku?
Thank you very much for your help!
Is it possible to go to Xinaliq and Lahic on a two day tour from Baku with a rented car? Any idea about the price?
If not: Can we easily convince a taxi driver in Baku to take us on a two day tour to Xinaliq, overnight in XInaliq and what might be a fair price for this?
Travel agency prices seem exaggerated - and public transport will probably not work due to our very limited time.
Also interested in any other suggestions for our 3-day stopover in Baku!
Hello all, I wanted to get your opinion on if I would be able to enter Azerbajian as I am of Armenian descent but have a Canadian passport. My last name ends in IAN. Will they allow me in because I am a Canadian or will they deny me because of my last name?
If anyone would like to join me on the following day trips from Baku please give me a shout:
Sunday 12 June - Quba & Khinalug US$216
Monday 13 June - Gobustan (petroglyphs), mud volcanoes & Ateshgah US$162
There's space for 2 additional passengers, charges to be divided by number of passengers (e.g. if there is me and one other for Gobustan trip we'll pay US$81 each). Charge covers car with driver and English speaking guide, entrance fees are excluded. The days for the trips can be…
I'm looking to take either a day trip or overnight trip from Baku to Quba and the mountain villages nearby. Since I don't have much time I'm looking to book a tour. However, tours for one person are outside of my budget.
So is anyone interested in joining up for a tour to make it cheaper for all of us? It would need to be this weekend. Hopefully Sunday May 29 to Monday May 30.