Azerbaijan, located at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. It’s known for its rich history, a blend of Eastern and Western cultures, and a diverse landscape ranging from the Caspian Sea coastline to the Greater Caucasus mountains. The official language is Azerbaijani, and the majority of the population practices Islam. Azerbaijan’s economy relies heavily on oil and natural gas production, but it’s been diversifying into other sectors, including tourism and technology. The country is renowned for its unique geological feature—mud volcanoes—and has a rich culinary tradition featuring dishes like plov and kebabs.
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Upon your arrival at Haydar Aliyev International Airport, our company representative will warmly welcome you, assist with the check-in process at the hotel, and then take you on a panoramic tour of Baku, including visits to the Avenue of Martyrs, Highland Park, and a leisurely walk along Baku Boulevard, where you can soak in the picturesque views. Your day will conclude with a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Your day in Baku starts with a hotel breakfast before embarking on a city tour. You’ll explore the Old City on a walking excursion, visiting caravanserais and mosques. The tour includes the option to explore the Shirvanshahs Palace for an additional 15USD, which houses the Divankhana, Shirvanshahs’ tomb, Shah Mosque, Palace Bath, and more. You can also opt to visit the Maiden Tower for 15 USD, a historic symbol of the city dating back to the V-VII centuries.
In the afternoon, you’ll take a trip to the Zoopark, where you can encounter a variety of animal species, with 22 listed in the Red Book. The park’s aquaterrarium is home to 62 animal species. Later, you’ll visit Little Venice in Baku Boulevard, a charming area inspired by Venice’s beauty.
Your day concludes with an overnight stay at your hotel in Baku.
Your day in Azerbaijan’s Absheron Peninsula begins with breakfast at the hotel, followed by a tour that takes you to intriguing historical sites. You’ll visit Ateshgah, the fire worshipper’s temple, an ancient testament to the presence of Zoroastrianism. Then, you’ll explore Yanardagh, the burning mountain with a history dating back to the 5th century. Optionally, you can capture the iconic Heydar Aliyev Center in photos. Your adventure continues with a visit to Gobustan, a UNESCO World Heritage site showcasing prehistoric rock carvings, mud volcanoes, and musical stones. Azerbaijan’s unique geological features, including its numerous mud volcanoes, will also be part of your exploration. At the end of the day, you’ll return to your Baku hotel for a comfortable night’s stay.
Your day starts with breakfast at the hotel, and it will be followed by checking out from the hotel. After check-out, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.