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The Flame Towers, Baku, Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

A perfect ingredient for a multi-country tour through the area. Make sure you add the petroglyphs of Gobustan – rock art dating back to the 10th millennium BC – to your tailor-made itinerary.

Once a relatively insignificant region of the Caucasus Mountains, Azerbaijan has emerged as one of the world’s foremost oil-producing nations.

Taking in the magnificent Caucasus Mountains to the north, the lush green valleys of the south and large swathes of arid semi-desert in between, Azerbaijan is a beautiful country with superb scenery, although it remains virtually unknown to the average traveller.

Entrance, Lankaran City, Azerbaijan
Lankaran, Azerbaijan

Why we like Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan in itself is probably too small to warrant a holiday on its own; however, it combines well with Georgia and Armenia, or for a longer journey, take the ferry across the Caspian to Turkmenistan. It is a fascinating country with an excellent choice of hotels and one which never fails to surprise.

Maidens Tower, Baku, Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan

What to expect on your Azerbaijan holiday

Baku, the capital, lies on the shores of the Caspian Sea and has transformed itself into a glittering city of glamorous hotels and interesting museums. Nearby, the Absheron Peninsula is covered in oil wells, but a visit will also reveal a much older link to the Zoroastrians, for whom fire is an important symbol and who have erected temples around burning natural gas vents in the ground.

Church, Georgia
Georgia

The Beauty of Armenia and Georgia

The bordering countries of Armenia and Georgia are easily combined to create a fascinating trip. Full of ancient temples and hillside monasteries, soaring mountains, picturesque wine regions and incredibly friendly people this relatively unknown part of the world makes for a truly fascinating holiday.

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Experiences

It’s all here. Things to see and do, places to explore and moments to discover.

Discover Baku

Explore the fabulous Içeri Seher, the walled old city of Baku with its narrow streets, old mansions and imposing mosques.

Discover Gobustan

Visit the mud volcanoes and ancient petroglyphs of Gobustan.

Walking in the National Parks

Explore national parks set in lush green mountains, with great opportunities for walking.

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Excellent, well-rounded tour of both Armenia and Georgia, which enabled you to compare the two nations and gave a comprehensive overview of the common heritage.

Armenia

Don’t think I’ve ever had a guide with two undergraduate degrees, one Masters, studying for a PhD in Greek inscriptions in Georgia! She is excellent.

Georgia

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