Prices include:
  • Greeting at the arrivals gate.
  • Porter service.
  • RT Airport-Hotel-Airport Transfers.
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
  • Service of Azerbaijan Tourism’s representatives whilst you are in Azerbaijan.
  • Sightseeing and entrances as described.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (9 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners).
  • Guide: services of a local guide at Jerash (1 ½ hours) and at Petra (3 hours).
  • 4WD Niva ride to Khinalug.
  • Water: water in vehicle during transfers.
  • Porterage at hotels and airports (2 bags per person).
  • Transportation in a superior air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Visa fees.
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5 Days All Inclusive Small Group min 4, max 18 
Overview
Discover the fabulous highlights of Baku on our Best of Baku & Beyond private tour. Starting in Baku, you will explore the awe-inspiring architectural and cultural legacy of this capital. Explore Baku Old City and see the beauty ​of H. Aliyev Cultural Center. Next, visit the south to the Caspian shore and visit the Mud Volcanos near Gobustan State Reserve where has more than 600,000 rock paintings, which depict primitive men, animals, battle-pieces, ritual dances, bullfights, boats with armed oarsmen, warriors with lances in their hands, camel caravans, pictures of sun and stars, on the average dating back to 5,000-20,000 years. Then travel through ancient Absheron visiting the beautiful monument of Absheron peninsula.  At the end of the tour, transfer to Baku International Airport and check-in for your onward flight.
Hotels, Prices, and Dates
   1st. Option All 3 Star Hotels;
  • 4 Nights Old City Hotels 3* in Baku
  • Standard SNG/DBL/TWIN rooms
   2nd. Option 4 Star Hotels;
  • 4 Nights in Park Inn 4* or Smilar in Baku
    Standard SNG/DBL/TWIN rooms
   3rd. Option 5 Star Hotels;
  • 4 Nights Hilton 5* or Smilar in Baku
    ​Standard SNG/DBL/TWIN rooms

This is the total price per person in a twin share room. Solo travelers who choose this option will be allocated a room with someone of the same gender.
This is the total price per person in a twin share room. Solo travelers who choose this option will be allocated a room with someone of the same gender.
This is the total price per person in a twin share room. Solo travelers who choose this option will be allocated a room with someone of the same gender.

USD $ 736
per person in a twin share room

Want your own room? 
Add an extra $100.00

This is the additional cost for your own room (subject to availability). This will be added to your total trip price. Please ask for more details at the time of booking.

USD $ 921
per person in a twin share room

Want your own room? 
Add an extra $236.00

This is the additional cost for your own room (subject to availability). This will be added to your total trip price. Please ask for more details at the time of booking.

USD $ 1,169
per person in a twin share room

Want your own room? 
Add an extra $382.00

This is the additional cost for your own room (subject to availability). This will be added to your total trip price. Please ask for more details at the time of booking.
Start Date
20-Nov-2017
Finish Date
24-Nov-2017    Guaranteed
Start Date
10-Apr-2018
Finish Date
14-Apr-2018       Scheduled
Start Date
20-Apr-2018
Finish Date
24-Apr-2018       Scheduled
Start Date
03-May-2018
Finish Date
07-May-2018       Scheduled
Start Date
20-Nov-2017
Finish Date
24-Nov-2017    Guaranteed
Start Date
10-Mar-2018
Finish Date
14-Mar-2018      Scheduled
Start Date
19-Apr-2018
Finish Date
23-Apr-2018     Guaranteed
Start Date
03-May-2018
Finish Date
07-May-2018       Scheduled
Start Date
20-Nov-2017
Finish Date
24-Nov-2017     Guaranteed
Start Date
04-May-2018
Finish Date
08-May-2018       Scheduled
Start Date
09-Jul-2018
Finish Date
13-Jul-2018       Scheduled
Start Date
02-Aug-2018
Finish Date
06-Aug-2018       Scheduled

Scheduled:
This tour is pre-planned, guided (escorted) tour with fixed dates and prices. We have made our decisions based on historical and current sales patterns, schedules and popular periods, among other criteria. We have been careful to offer a variety of fixed date group tours across our full range of regions and travel styles. The system is flexible so that the more people who book tours which are 'scheduled', the more tours we can name as guaranteed departures.  

Guaranteed 
A guaranteed departure means that the tour will definitely operate on the day it is scheduled and will not be canceled for lack of participation. All guaranteed departures will run except in the event of a natural disaster or other similarly disruptive event that is beyond our control.
Travelers have made it very clear to us that guaranteed departures are very important. As a result of this feedback, we have gone through our group tour schedules and nominated tens of departures as guaranteed departures. We are pleased to be able to give you more confidence to book your adventure holiday with us. 

Fully Booked
This tour is now fully booked, it means we have no place left, but please consider booking a tour on another date or contact us to ask if there have been any cancellations. 

Booking Conditions & Cancellation 

Before booking through us, please read these Booking Conditions carefully and all the other information relevant to your booking.

Prices include:
  • Greeting at the arrivals gate.
  • Porter service.
  • RT Airport-Hotel-Airport Transfers.
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
  • Service of Azerbaijan Tourism’s representatives whilst you are in Azerbaijan.
  • Sightseeing and entrances as described.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners).
  • English speaking guide.
  • Water: water in vehicle during transfers.
  • Porterage at hotels and airports (2 bags per person).
  • Transportation in a superior air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Visa fees. 
​​ Price Excludes:​​
  • International flights.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Gratuities.
  • Sightseeing other than listed in the itinerary.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Items of a personal nature including telephone calls, laundry, and room service.
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Detailed itineraries and Map
Day 1: Meeting & Greetings, Transfer to Hotel

Day 1 in Brief

Transfer to Hotel

Dinner

Overnight in Hotel (Baku)

Welcome to Azerbaijan

As your plane lands at the airport in Baku, you will be warmly welcomed at the airport by our guide who will stand by you during the whole transfer to your hotel. Our bus will take you to the hotel where you can relax after the flight. You will have your dinner in your hotel.

Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku - one of the six international airports serving Azerbaijan, is the largest airport in the Transcaucasia.

The airport is located 25 kilometers east of Baku, connected to the city by two modern highways. It is the main hub of the national airline CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines. 
The airport meets international standards. Thanks to its very favorable geographical location, Baku airport has become the number one in the region for transit flights between East and West, North, and South.

According to the rating of the independent British consulting agency Skytrax, Heydar Aliyev International Airport was awarded the "4 Star" rating in 2015.

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Day 2: Baku Old City Tour, Boulevard, Upland Park, H. Aliyev Cultural Center.

Day 2 in Brief

Transportation

Lunch & Dinner

Visiting Baku Old City

Visiting Baku Boulevard

Visiting Baku Upland Park

Visiting H.Aliyev Center

Overnight in Hotel (Baku)

Old City: Core of Baku

Your acquaintance with Azerbaijan starts with its capital. The centuries-old quarters merge with very modern parts of the city. It is the place where rich history mingles with the magnificent present. For the visitors, Baku will be a sensational city.

The sights line up one after another, all streets are full of fashionable boutiques and cozy pubs and incredibly nice and helpful people create a very pleasant atmosphere around. Moreover, large parks, smartly renovated old town and illuminated fountains help to create an unforgettable image of Baku. The contrasts here have always been impressive but now the city is also a real exposure of the contemporary imposing architecture.
 Firstly, we will take you to the Baku Old City. You will visit the legendary Zoroastrian Maiden Tower of the 5th c. Then we walk to the old bazaar. The entire old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and during our city tour we visit the oldest Multani Caravanserai, the Haji Banu Hamam from the 15th c., the Juma Mosque (Friday Mosque), which housed the carpet museum in the Soviet times, as well as the Shirvanshahs' Palace (the most striking example of the medieval palace structures in Azerbaijan, dating to the middle of 15th century) antique carpet shops and museum.

Once we finish old city tour, you will have lunch (Azerbaijan National Cuisine) in one of the beautifully designed restaurants in old town. After the lunch, we will continue the remaining program of sightseeing excursion. So we will visit the Upland Park of Baku where you can see the Panoramic View of the city and Bay of Baku. Our guide will give information about a flooded city, Sabayil under water of Baku Bay. Then we head to Martyr's Line or Alley of Martyrs formerly The Kirov Park, where is a cemetery and memorial in Baku dedicated to those killed by the Soviet Army during Black January. You will be also impressed by the modern district with the three Flame Towers near the Upland Park, overlooking the city. They look as if they have been thrown from heavens into the city by some fabulous giants. 

The Next place to visit is Baku Boulevard. You will have a walk along Baku Boulevard, the second longest one in the Europe. You can get a boat and make 30 minutes trip along Baku Bay. During Baku Bay Cruise you will enjoy splendid panoramic views of Baku from the sea while learning about Baku and its history. You will be introduced to the interesting facts and legends of the largest lake in the world better known as the Caspian Sea.

After the boat trip, we will visit the Carpet Museum. It demonstrates carpets in close connection with other kinds of traditional handicrafts of Azerbaijan. Its collection includes about 14 000 traditional carpets, embroideries, costumes, copper artworks, jewelry art, as well as contemporary works of glass, wood, and felt.

Now we are going to the Flag Square. We will take a turn around National Flag Square, a spacious seafront plaza dominated by a massive flagpole. Designed by David Chambers and completed in 2010, the 162 m (531 ft) standard ranks among the tallest in the world, and boasts an enormous flag of Azerbaijan visible from almost anywhere in the city. You will also have a chance of seeing the Baku Crystal Hall, which was constructed on the territory of Baku’s National Flag Square specifically to host Eurovision Song Contest 2012.

Once we finish Baku Boulevard tour we will head to Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center. An internationally recognized architectural marvel, Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center displays a curved modern style. Designed by the late Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, the elegant building stands 74 m (243 ft) in the middle of a square and houses a museum, a gallery hall, and a grand auditorium. Explore the signature landmark, which symbolizes the modernization of Azerbaijan, and enters to observe many interesting exhibits and artistic features.

Around at 17:00, we will finish the Full Day Baku City Tour and you will be transferred to your hotel. In 1 hour free time, we will take you to one of our great restaurants for the dinner. You will enjoy the delicious food and after the dinner, we will take you to the hotel. Next day we will leave Baku for Gobustan.
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Day 3: Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape & Mud Volcanoes

Day 3 in Brief

Transportation

Lunch & Dinner

Visiting Gobustan Museum

Visiting Rock Petroglyph Site

Visiting Mud Volcanoes

Overnight in Hotel (Baku)

Gobustan: Outstanding Universal Value

Gobustan National Park is one of Azerbaijan's most popular sights attracting thousands of tourists annually. Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6,000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 40,000 years of rock art. The site also features the remains of inhabited caves, settlements, and burials, all reflecting an intensive human use by the inhabitants of the area during the wet period that followed the last Ice Age, from the Upper Paleolithic to the Middle Ages. The site, which covers an area of 537 ha, is part of the larger protected Gobustan Reservation.
Start your day with a breakfast at your hotel and enjoy a beautiful drive out of Baku to visit the Gobustan National Park. You will travel 64 km southwest of Baku along with the Caspian shore. On the way to Gobustan, you will see the geography of the region covered with volcanic desert, craggy stones, and withered mountains.
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.


You will also get a chance to marvel at the Mud Volcanoes in the Gobustan Reserve which is home to almost half of the world’s mud volcanoes.Nowhere else in the world are there so many mud volcanoes as in Azerbaijan – which has literally hundreds of these strange things, more than in the rest of the world put together.
While most of Azerbaijan's many mud volcanoes are way off any tourist routes, the ones near Gobustan are the exception to the rule.

The mud volcanoes of Gobustan are not the biggest specimens of their kind, but they are fascinating all the same. In fact, their comparatively small size has the advantage that you can get right up close – you can even touch the mud if you like (it's indeed just cold mud, as we can testify). The best bit, however, is just watching the bubbly action. And listening to it. Many of these flatulent little vents make rather suggestive noises.
How much action there will be at any given time will vary a bit, but at the very least you should be able to see some bursting gas bubbles and spluttering ejections of mud from the more virile volcano vents.
Most of them are on the top of cones some 10 to 15 feet (3 to 5 meters) high, but there is also one flat, almost perfectly circular mud lake a bit off the mud volcano cones proper.

 At the end of the Gobustan tour, you will return to Baku. On the way back to Baku, we will have lunch at a local restaurant on the Caspian Sea Coast. After the lunch around 14:00 we will see the Bibi-Heybat Mosque. It is a historical mosque in Baku.

The existing structure, built in the 1990s, is a recreation of the mosque with the same name built in the 13th century by Shirvanshah Farrukhzad II Ibn Ahsitan II, which was completely destroyed by the Bolsheviks in 1936. The Bibi-Heybat Mosque includes the tomb of Ukeyma Khanum, and today is the spiritual center for the Muslims of the region and one of the major monuments of Islamic architecture in Azerbaijan. It is locally known as "the mosque of Fatima", which is what Alexandre Dumas called it when he described the mosque during his visit in the 1840s.

Our tour ends here for today.We will drop off you at the hotel and you will get free time until we come back and take you to the dinner around 19:00.  You will enjoy the delicious food and after the dinner, we will take you to the hotel. Next day we will visit Absheron Peninsula.
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Day 4: Absheron Peninsula Tour

Day 4 in Brief

Transportation

Lunch & Dinner

Visiting Fire Temple

Visiting Burning Mountain

Visiting Mardakan Castles

Visiting Gala AEMC

Overnight in Hotel (Baku)

Absheron: History in Action

The Absheron peninsula is kind of the birthplace of the by now global oil drilling craze – at least it was the first place where this reached massive (early) industrial proportions. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was the No. 1 oil production place on Earth, supplying nearly half the world's oil.

Yanar Dag fire mountain is a non-religious site of much more recent origin – but still a testament of the spontaneous gas fires that these lands can emit straight from the ground, as already observed and reported by Marco Polo when he traveled through what is today Azerbaijan (the 'land of fire').
We will pick you up from your hotel 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 a 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-worshipers did not accept Islam and were eventually forced to return to India, where the history of the fire religion continued. 

In the second part of the 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 local people, Yanar Dag flame was only noted when accidentally lit by a shepherd. 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.

Today you also visit a few of Absheron Castles. Mardakan Castle: It is an ancient fortress within the Mardakan settlement of the Baku area. The tower was built and made in the four-cornered shape, in the middle of the XIV century by Shirvanshah Akhsitan son of Shirvanshah Manuchohr. Mardakan Tower was created for honoring the bright victory of Akhsitan against the enemies. Tower was useful for purposes of a shelter of feudal and of course as a watching point.

The Tower’s peak is 22 meters, the thickness is below 2.10 meters and also 1.60 meters towards the top. Its inner yard is 28×25. The tower had been divided into 5 ranges from inside.

Now we will have lunch in one of the local restaurants. 

After the lunch, we will visit Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex
You can see the petroglyphs demonstrated in the open-air museum. They are the ones found in the territory of Absheron. The oldest examples of them were described by the ways of engraving, scratching and chipping. The most of these petroglyphs are dating back to 3rd- 2nd millennium, B.C. The content and structure of images have great importance. Themes and topic of Absheron petroglyphs are different. General ideological views were presented by though these images. The stages of hunting, sacrificing humans, holy marriage, etc. were demonstrated on these images. 

Our tour ends here for today.We will drop off you at the hotel and you will get free time until we come back and take you to the dinner around 19:00.  You will enjoy the delicious food and after the dinner, we will take you to the hotel. Next day we will transfer you from your hotel to the airport.
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Day 5: The End of Tour

Day 5 in Brief

Transfer to the Airport

Lunch

Transfer to Airport

You may have free time until your flight. You will have your lunch and then we will transfer you from your hotel to the airport for flying back home. Driving distance from Baku to the Airport is 25 kilometers.
Estimated Travel Time Between Baku and the airport
Average Speed Travel Time
80 km/h 19 minutes

This trip can also be expanded with a visit to other parts of Azerbaijan. It can be arranged one day prior to the end of the tour and it is subject to availability.
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