Welcome to Azerbaijan


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.


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$57.15 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to Gobustan National Park and Mud Volcano Tour

You will meet with your tour guide at the exit of Sahil metro station. At the beginning of the tour you will be taken by bus for reaching Gobustan National Reserve. Gobustan geographical region is situated in the west-south of Baku. The meaning of the word Gobustan is derived from two words gobu (ravine) and stan (place), i.e. ravine area. The word gobu is also of Turkic origin and means a dried up river valley. The tour will start off from Gobustan Museum where you will see ancient human bones, work tools used in back to thousand years ago during the Mesolithic period. Then, you will advance to the mountain in order to see real rock paintings in the open air museum. Later on the tour will continue to the Mud Volcano which is not far from Gobustan National Museum. Azerbaijan keeps the first place in the world for the number of mud volcanoes. About 300 mud volcanoes are to be found in Azerbaijan, at the shore, in the sea and on islands. During this trip you will get a great chance to see these amazing active volcanoes from very close distance. Your tour will end in the same location where it has started.

$84.30 Tours & Sightseeing

Half-Day Baku City Sightseeing Tour

Explore Baku attractions and best of the city with us in Half-Day City Sightseeing Tour. Get to know the unknown territories and explore historical heritage sites. Starting from the Old Town and finishing in Baku Seaside Boulevard you will discover the history of both ancient and modern buildings. You will hear lots of stories about the culture, people, music and food of Azerbaijan along the way. Your friendly tour guide will also give you tips on how to spend your days in Baku and which places you can visit later on.Your tour is the perfect introduction of Baku for the first time visitors who want to see every interesting part of the city in just a one day.

$175 Cultural & Theme Tours

Baku Full-Day City and Historical Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Baku Old CityImportant historical building like Shirvanshah Palace, Maiden tower, karavansarais, market square, mosques etcDuration: 2 hoursPass By: Fountain SquareFamous street - Nizami street which is full of historical mansions of oil magnats and our lunch restaurantStop At: Upland ParkThe highest point of the city where are most important memorial places locateDuration: 1 hourStop At: Baku BoulevardCarpet Museum, Mini Venice, Seaside park etc.Duration: 2 hours

$40 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip Baku

Tour program: • Pickup from hotel. • Tour to Gobustan: Cave Paintings exploring the history of times up to 40.000 years. • Mud Volcanoes: If the weather condition is suit, we go on our trip to Mud Volcanoes which is located 6 km far from Gobustan. The way to Mud Volcanoes is off-road, so in rainy weather conditions the tour transportation car can not pass through heavy soil. • Tour to Ateshgah: Fire Temple of Baku" is a castle-like religious temple based on Persian and Indian inscriptions, the Zoroastrian place of worship. • Lunch Time: Lunch brake in a national restaurant. • Yanardagh: Burning Mountain is considered as “eternal fire” and fulfills the trip with unique and interesting experience. • Back to city center, to Heydar Aliyev Center, the amazing design, and one of the symbols of Baku City. • Drop-off to hotelIncluded: Pickup from hotel, transportation, tour guide, drop-off to hotel or to city centerExcluded: Entrance tickets, Lunch, Personal expenditures.Entrance tickets in total will cost approximately 6 USD per person, and the lunch is approximately 4-9 USD.

$64.29 Cultural & Theme Tours

Mystic Ateshgah and Yanar Dag Tour

The guide will pick you up from Sahil metro station and start heading to the ancient Zoroastrian temple Ateshgah which is considered as an authentic Azerbaijani exotic site to visit. It is located approximately 30 km from the center of Baku in the suburb of Surakhany. During that period, you will learn a lot about the temple from your guide, particularly, more about unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets. The history of Atashgah goes back to the time of the Sassanids, when Zoroastrianism was the main religion in this region. During The Arab caliphate invasion some of the fire-worshippers did not accept Islam and were eventually forced to return to India, where the history of the fire religion continued. A part of the population of the Caucasus remained fire worshippers even after the introduction of Islam. In the second part of visit, after visiting the temple you will directly go to the Yanar Dag which is not far from Surakhani temple. It is the most famous and popular tourist site of the “eternal flame” in Azerbaijan. Actually, it is rather a hill than a mountain, with natural gas burning on its slope from ancient times. According to a legend, Yanar Dag flame was only noted when accidentally lit by a shepherd in the 1950s. There is no seepage of mud or liquid, which distinguishes it from the nearby mud volcanoes. Only a handful of fire mountains exist today in the world, and most are located in Azerbaijan.

$35.72 Walking & Biking Tours

Baku Night Tour

Meet with your tour guide at the central Ichersheher metro station. You will wonder through 12th century city walls, that were built by the ancient kingdom of Shirvanshahs. From there your guide will take you through the Philarmony garden and see the building of Philarmony, built in 1912 ad based on the design of Monte Carlo casino. After a 15 minute walk you will arrive at the Funicular railway and take the train to the top of the city. There you will be able to enjoy the city bay view in its fullest and take photos. Here you will see the outstanding modern towers of Baku as the the Flame Towers are located in this area. You will also get a chance to visit The Martyrs Lane and be informed about its history and significance for Azerbaijani people.You will then head back to the city and walk through the city boulevard. Baku Venice is also located there in the boulevard. You will be taken past the ancient and mystical monument, the Maiden Tower, a must-see ancient monument included in the UNESCO Historical Heritage List. You will hear about its history, different stories about its real architect and legends behind it. At the end of the tour you will get a chance to taste local beer near the Caspian sea (additional charge), where you can enjoy the fresh air and view of the city from the balcony.