Welcome to Azerbaijan

The cosmopolitan capital, Baku, rings a Unesco-listed ancient core with dazzling 21st-century architecture and sits on a balmy bay of the Caspian Sea. In the surrounding semi-desert are mud volcanoes and curious fire phenomena. Yet barely three hours’ drive away, timeless rural villages lie amid lush orchards backed by the soaring Great Caucasus Mountains.

Come quickly. Having long been overlooked by visitors, Azerbaijan's new easy visas, bargain-value hotels and close-packed range of beautiful landscapes are starting to attract significant flows of tourists, though as yet few of them from Western countries.

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$34.29 Day Trips & Excursions

Ultimate Gobustan National Park and Mud Volcanoes Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Gobustan Rock Art, Baku, Absheron RegionWe will utilize a private car/private bus (depending on the number of people joining the tour) to reach Gobustan National Reserve. 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. 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». After visiting Gobustan museum, you will advance to the mountain in order to see real rock paintings in the open air museum.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Mud Volcanoes, Qobustan, Daghlig Shirvan RegionLater on, the tour will proceed to the Mud Volcano which is 20 mins away 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. Important Note:On wet seasons/rainy weather conditions, the Mud Volcanoes can be very muddy and impossible to reach by car. Therefore, in case of rainy weather/bad road conditions the trip to mud volcanoes will be substituted with a visit to Bibiheybat Mosque on the way back to the city center.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Sahil Park, Baku, Absheron RegionYour tour will end at Sahil Park, one of the central parks of Baku. We can also drop you off at your accommodation, if you prefer so.

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Half-Day Baku City Sightseeing Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Baku Old City, Baku, Absheron RegionAs soon as you meet your guide at the exit of Icharishahar metro station, we will enter Baku Old Town, called "Icharishahar". Old Town of Baku is a beautiful maze, full of narrow streets, surprising sights, old wooden balconies, stone roads and an atmosphere that you'll never forget. A discovery by itself, every time you visit this part of the city. Your guide will tell you stories of locals about the Old Town and how it was changed and developed throughout the history.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Miniature Books, Baku, Absheron RegionMuseum of Miniature Books used to be in the Guinness Books of World Records until recently, but still it has a great collection of miniature and even almost microscopic books. A small museum that will be our first stop on our way to discover more!Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Palace of the Shirvanshahs, Baku, Absheron RegionNext, enter the Shirvanshahs’ Palace, the central part of ancient Shiranshahs kingdom and dive into the spirit of Islamic civilization while passing through the courtyard and king’s private rooms. Get to know the history of the palace and visit the mausoleums that witnessed many troubles for the past two centuries. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Maiden Tower, Baku, Absheron RegionSecond place we will visit is the most remarkable and mysterious monument – the Maiden Tower, built in the south-east part of the Old Town. Once you immerse yourself into the experience of discovering such extraordinary building, you will know why it is considered as the symbol of Baku.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Baku Boulevard, Baku, Absheron RegionBefore we head to Baku Boulevard, we will have an hour long lunch break, so you can take some rest, but also enjoy national dishes made by the soulful Azerbaijani people. Our guide will give you few options for lunch and it's completely up to you what to eat and drink. If you choose Food & Drinks included option when booking, your guide will take you to a national restaurant located in the downtown. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, Baku, Absheron RegionAfter we enter Baku Boulevard, we will head to the Carpet Museum. The museum is a must see if you are in Baku at least for a day. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Baku Funicular, Baku, Absheron RegionEnjoy the ride in a funicular while getting a short glimpse of Baku city up above from the hills of Baku.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Flame Towers, Baku, Absheron RegionRight by the Martyrs' Lane, you will see the Flame Towers, famous for their unique modern architectural design.Stop At: Martyrs' Lane, Baku, Absheron RegionMartyrs' Alley is an exhibition of Azerbaijanis' courage against Soviet occupation. Get a glimpse of the end of totalitarian Soviet regime during our visit of Martyrs' Alley.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Dagustu Park (Upland Park), Baku, Absheron RegionAt the Uphill Park, you will get a chance to see stunning view of the city. Great spot for selfies to show off your visit to Azerbaijan! :)Duration: 15 minutes

$175 Cultural & Theme Tours

Baku Full-Day City and Historical Tour

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

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Day Trip Baku

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: TES Tour, Baku, Absheron RegionStart of the tour.Duration: 5 minutesPass By: Maiden Tower, Baku, Absheron RegionOn the way to Gobustan, pass by Maiden Tower Baku in Old City.Pass By: Baku Boulevard, Baku, Absheron RegionOn the way to Gobustan, pass by the National Boulevard BakuPass By: Azneft Square, Baku, Absheron RegionOn the way to Gobustan, pass by Azneft SquarePass By: National Flag Square, Baku, Absheron RegionOn the way to Gobustan, pass by the National Flag SquarePass By: Bibi-Heybat Mosque, Baku, Absheron RegionOn the way to Gobustan, pass by the Bibi Heybat Mosque.Stop At: Mud Volcanoes, Qobustan, Daghlig Shirvan RegionMud Volcanoes: a whole family of ‘geologically flatulent’ little conical mounds that erupt with thick, cold, grey mud.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Gobustan Rock Art, Baku, Absheron RegionGobustan National Park: Cave Paintings exploring the history of times up to 40.000 years.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Park Bulvar Baku, Baku, Absheron RegionOn the way from Gobustan to Fire Temple pass by Park Bulvar Mall.Pass By: Trump TowerOn the way from Gobustan to Fire Temple pass by Trump Tower Baku.Pass By: SOCAR Tower, Baku, Absheron RegionOn the way from Gobustan to Fire Temple pass by SOCAR Tower.Stop At: Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Baku, Absheron RegionAteshgah: “Fire Temple of Baku”. A castle-like religious temple based on Persian and Indian inscriptions, the Zoroastrian place of worship.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Yanar Dag, Baku, Absheron RegionYanardag Burning Mountain is considered as “eternal fire” and fulfills the trip with unique and interesting experience.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: TES Tour, Baku, Absheron RegionEnd of the tour. Drop-off to hotel.

$41.43 Cultural & Theme Tours

Mystic Ateshgah and Yanar Dag Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Baku, Absheron RegionThe guide will pick you up either from Sahil or your accommodation (according to your preferences) 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. You will learn a lot about the temple from your guide, particularly, more about the history of creation of such a temple in Baku and unique natural phenomenon of burning natural gas outlets. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Yanar Dag, Baku, Absheron RegionIn the second part of visit, after visiting the temple you will go directly to "Yanar Dag" (Burning Mountain) which is not far from Ateshgah 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.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Sahil Park, Baku, Absheron RegionThe tour ends at the pickup point. Your guide will provide you with all assistance and practical information to get the best out of your experience while in Baku.Duration: 5 minutes

$28.57 Tours & Sightseeing

Baku by Night: Small-Group Walking 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.