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.
Perched on the crossroads of Asia, Europe and the Middle East, Azerbaijan’s incredibly rich cuisine (think lamb, lots of lamb) has been inspired by many nations, yet remains distinctly unique. Keep in mind that it’s currently still legal to light up indoors in Baku so, if you’re keen to avoid the fumes, ask to be seated in the non-smoking section (if they have one). Reservations are recommended at more upscale restaurants.
Local: Azeri cuisine is dominated by meat, rich cheese and the national fruit emblem, the pomegranate. Some of the best restaurants to sample local cuisine in Baku include the casual Kafe Araz and the slightly more upmarket Firuza (don’t leave without trying its beetroot dip), both located on opposite corners of pretty Fountains Square.
Tour cost Include:
- 04 N Baku: Hotel as mentioned above or similar with ABF
- All program as per itinerary
- Daily Breakfast at Hotel
- Round Trip air ticket
- Azerbaijan Visa
- All Transfer PVT
- All Government Taxes
- All Tours
- All Taxes
Tour cost Exclude:
- Any optional tours mentioned in the itinerary
- Telephone expenses
- Personal expenses
- Travel Insurance
- Any personal belongings
- Any thing not included in the inclusions
Day 1Arrival Baku – The city of Fire
Upon your arrival Skypark Holidays’ representative will meet and greet you at Baku International airport with flower garland and takes you to the hotel. You can enjoy your evening around the city on yourself.
Azerbaijan, the nation and former Soviet republic, is bounded by the Caspian Sea and Caucasus Mountains, which span Asia and Europe. Its capital, Baku, is famed for its medieval walled Inner City. Within the Inner City lies the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, a royal retreat dating to the 15th century, and the centuries-old stone Maiden Tower, which dominates the city skyline.
Day 2Maiden Tower, Juma Mosque Shirvanshah Palace.
After having breakfast, our team will take you to the city tour of Baku.
They will gather all our group and take you to show you the following.
- Walking sightseen tour of the “Inner City”
- Visiting Souvenir, Carpets, antique shops and local handicrafts.
- Maiden Tower (XII Century)
- Juma Mosque (XII Century)
- Shirvanshah Palace (XV Century)
Day 3National Flag square , Bibi Hebat Mosque
After having international buffet breakfast, you will visit the
ancient people Gobustan, a museum which preserved painting
back some 10,000 years.
- Afterwards the you will visit BibiHebat Mosque, dates back to XIII century.
- Then you will enjoy the Excursion to National flag square
- Walk through the National Park (Boulevard) with this you can see philharmonic Hall.
- And also visit the flame tower and upload mountain and then overnight at hotel.
Day 4Ateshgah temple, Yanar Dag, Heydat Aliyev Center
After breakfast the you will experience the excursion to Ateshgah temple, The Baku Ateshgah, often called the "Fire Temple of Baku" is a castle-like religious temple in Surakhani town, a suburb in Baku, Azerbaijan. Based on Persian and Indian inscriptions, the temple was used as a Hindu and Zoroastrian place of worship.
Afterwards the they will enjoy the excursion to yanardagh, Yanar Dag
is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.
Flames jet into the air 3 metres from a thin, porous
sandstone layer. Excursion to HeydarAliyevCenter( Outside – Photo Break ), The Heydar Aliyev Center is a 57,500 m² building complex in Baku, Azerbaijan designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid and noted for its distinctive architecture and flowing, curved style that eschews sharp angles. Overnight stay at the hotel
Day 5Back home with sweet memory
After enjoying breakfast, check-out of your hotel in the afternoon and proceed to the airport to board your return flight. Our representative will be right at hotel lobby for departure back to airport.
Azerbaijan Visa checklist
- Scanned copy of Passport must Valid for at least 6 months
- Scanned copy of passport sized photo
- Visa issue take 5 working days exp. Sunday and Saturday
- Visa issuance is in embassy hand terms and condition is applied.
- Immigration part in Nepal and Azerbaijan should be faced by the customer themselves.