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Explore Azerbaijan
Country of Revelations

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.

Countries
Azerbaijan
Things to do
  • Yanar Dag - fire mountain
  • Museum of Miniature Books
  • Fire Temple of Baku
  • Mud Volcanoes of Azerbaijan
  • We are our Mountains
  • Bottles House
  • Musical Stone of Gobustan
  • Candy Cane Mountain
  • The Yanar Bulag Fire Spring
  • Agdam
  • Palace of Shaki Khans
  • Krasnaya Sloboda
  • Heydar Aliyev Center
  • The Maiden Tower
  • Naftalan Clinic
  • Neft Daslari
Cuisine
  • Standing at the crossroads between Asia and Europe, Azerbaijan is rich in culinary delights that attract thousands of tourists each year. Blending elements from Turkish and Iranian cuisines, Azerbaijani dishes are known for their abundant use of seasonal vegetables and greens, including eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, beets, radishes and cabbage; and meats such as lamb, beef, and chicken.
  • Azerbaijanis take a lot of pride in their food and sense of hospitality, which is usually accompanied by a glass of hot black tea, considered the national beverage. Two-day culinary tours to picturesque regions, like Gabala and Sheki located in the north, are popular with foodies who plan their vacations around exploring new gastronomic experiences.
  • According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, 80 percent of world travelers design their itineraries around food and culinary events. “Visiting Azerbaijanis,” a tourism experience that connects visitors with a resident of Sheki or Baku who will cook national dishes and offer master cooking classes, have become popular in recent years.
Costs
  • Meal prices in Azerbaijan can vary, the average cost of food in Azerbaijan is USD 25 - 26 per day.
  • Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Azerbaijan is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.
  • The cost of a taxi ride in Azerbaijan is significantly more than public transportation. On average, USD 20 - 25 per person, per day, on local transportation in Azerbaijan.
Visa
  • You need a passport and a visa to enter Azerbaijan.Visitors to Azerbaijan must obtain a visa from one of the Azerbaijani diplomatic missions, unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries, countries eligible for visa on arrival or countries eligible for electronic visa.
  • Visit the Embassy of Azerbaijan's website for the most current visa information. An E-Visa is typically issued within 3 (three) working days of the online application, and is valid for 30 days
Season to Visit
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • September
  • October

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 05 - 07 days

Known For
  • Soviet Nostalgia
  • Spas
  • Caravanserais
  • Sports
Areas to Visit
  • Baku
  • Gebele

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