Ismayilli is one of the most beautiful and picturesque areas of Azerbaijan, where nature bountiful in the mountain rivers and waterfalls, majestic cliffs and lakes with pure water, huge forests and spacious pastures. Ismayilli is located at the foot of the southern slope of the Greater Caucasus, just on the route of the famous Silk Road, and is known from II century BC. It has a rich history that dates back to the stone age. There are huge quantities of artifacts, objects and cultural remains of fortresses, religious and defensive constructions of historical value dating back to the IV century BC that are being detected during excavations. The tasting is conducted by a professional sommelier. About 6-7 kinds of local wines are tasted (sparkling, dry white, pink, red, pomegranate, dessert, brandy, and distillate). Light snacks are also served (local cheeses, fruits, and dried fruits, nuts, raisins). The chabiant winery is located at the scenery of Ismayilli Region, right at the Southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus at the 750m altitude. Vineyards ideally set at natural rain-fed hills with the right temperature swing between sunny days and chilly nights. The melted snow from the magnificent Niyaldag mountains (2063m) is the only source of water that is nourishing the fertile soil all year round in this beautiful land. When you add to this unique nature the tireless dedication of local people to the local grape varieties and old winemaking traditions, supported by Italian experts, then you are not surprised by the full-flavored taste of this wine. The local winemaking history dates back more than 5000 years, and therefore this place is very attractive for tourists, who may not only enjoy the rich nature and culture of the region but also taste the local wine varieties. There are 250 hectares of vineyards overlooking Greater Caucasus. You will take a tour throughout the winery and visit the wine cellar, famous to be the largest within Ex-Soviet Union.
How do you imagine an "oriental" city, magnificent mosques, the mellifluous echoes of unfamiliar music, bustling street scenes, colorful clothes? All of these are, perhaps. But don’t forget the sensual overload of the bazaars, vibrant marketplaces, overflowing with carefully stacked pyramids of colorful fruit, places where you can find any kind of vegetable, taste and smell hundreds of spices, and try out your practical skills in economics and rhetoric.
Medical tours are an excellent option for those who want to relax at the same time improve their health or simply get rid of the fatigue that has accumulated at work. This kind of travel today is developed practically at all resorts in the world: as we have at home. Azerbaijan has long been famous for its unique resorts and the richest medical resources. Every year two million people come to the resorts of Azerbaijan to rest and at the same time to improve their health. Seawater, sun baths, mountain climate and many other natural factors of Azerbaijan are effective in the treatment and prevention of many diseases. In Azerbaijan, there are more than 200 groups of mineral springs, which in quality and composition are in no way inferior to the world famous waters of international resorts. Experience the feelings of the charming culture from Nakhchivan. Enjoy this fascinating land which has been an inspiration to famous people of arts for many centuries. Duzdag Hotel 5* is located half-hour drive away from Nakhchivan Airport. Duzdag Hotel has a physiotherapy center (salt mines) for salt therapy. Salt therapy is an effective method of non-specific treatment of bronchopulmonary apparatus. However, salt treatment may be indicated in some cases and contra-indicated in others.
Lankaran is a subtropical paradise and resort. It is located in the southeast of Azerbaijan practically on the border with Iran. In the east, the city is washed by the waters of the Caspian Sea. The nature of Lankaran harmoniously combines high mountain tops, fertile lowlands, and pebbly sea coasts. The city was built on a swamp along the northern bank of the river bearing the city's name. There are remains of human settlements in the area dating back to the Neolithic period as well as ruins of fortified villages from the Bronze and Iron Ages. The region has a vast area of national parks, where a variety of fauna and flora are preserved. Gizil-Agach State Reserve hosts over 250 kinds of plants, 30 species of fish and more than 220 kinds of birds. Lankaran is also known for Parrotia persica or ironwood. It is naturally grown in the region and could be seen in Hirkan National Park. Local myth has it that it is the only wood that sinks in water, hence the name (ironwood). Historically it has been used for heating since it burns for a long time and is not easily extinguished.
A fascinating tour to this little known territory of Azerbaijan, the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. You will visit historical/cultural monuments in Nakhchivan city, 5th-7th-century tombs, Prophet Noah’s grave complex, Asabu Kahf caves as stated in Holy Koran, the 12th-century monument “Garabaghlar” in Sharur region, observe “Mount Aghri” where Noah’s Ark is believed to be and much more. The geographical position, unique climate, fauna and flora, and the ancient cultural monuments of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic lead the auspicious development of tourism. The natural and historical monuments of the memory of centuries - Momina Khatun, Garabaghlar, Yusif ibn Kuseyir, Gulustan tombs, the 800-year Eastern plane tree preserved for centuries, farrier and mulberry trees, and the first historic settlement of the ancient people - Gamigaya, Kilit cave, the Alinja castle as a symbol of grandeur and invincibility of these territories, the grandiose Ilandagh, Batabat lake, Babek castle with unexampled natural monuments, Goy-Gol, Ashabi-Kahf and other hundreds of works of arts make the unique tourism potential for Nakhchivan. In recent years, many have done to improve infrastructure facilities. To this end, resort parks laid out with national and modern architectural methods and spring-monument complexes were opened for public, the modern hotels were constructed, new monuments were erected and ancient architectural monuments were restored.
The location of Sheki city as below: the northwest of Baku close to the border of Georgia Republic. Sheki is among mountain areas which rich in narrow gorges and green valleys. This region differs for springs, purest rivers, waterfalls and mineral water springs. Sheki is a main center of crafts in Azerbaijan. You can buy jewels & engravings by local craftsmen in Sheki. Sheki has its own theatre & a historical museum and there are historical and cultural sightseeing places.
The exploitation of Naftalan oil started 2 centuries ago. In the middle of the 20thcentury, Naftalan became a well-known resort within the Soviet Union. Due to development in the field of oil chemistry, the Naftalan oil treatment grew bigger. At the end of the 1990-s Naftalan gained more popularity amongst tourists. Naftalan oil has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, vasodilator, and anti-allergic effect, activates intense metabolic processes in the treatment of male and female diseases. Considering all this Naftalan oil is used in healing 70 types of different diseases. Naftalan oil is an unsurpassed unique factor in the medical world. Naftalan is a thick liquid consistency of black-and-brown color with a distinctive smell. the main means of influencing Naftalan naphthenic oils are hydrocarbons that have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, vasodilator, anti-allergic properties, and property activating the intensity of trophic functions and metabolic processes, stimulates the process of spermatogenesis, accelerating the processes of ovulation and oogenesis. All these features in many branches of medicine Naftalan considered an indispensable method of treatment. Naftalan joint disease is a method of pathogenesis treatment. To enhance the effect of this treatment, along with Naftalan oil comprehensive physical and drug treatment. Naftalan helps eliminate inflammation, reduce pain, improve circulation, exerting effects on the reticuloendothelial system, which play a significant role in protecting the body. Naphthalene stabilizes the synthesis of chondroitin sulfate, stimulates the growth of new cartilage cells, thereby recovering the articular cartilage. As a result, a comprehensive spa treatment, including such components as Naftalan, massage, physical therapy, exercise therapy can achieve better treatment. In carrying out targeted treatment reduced or disappear pathological effects: decreased muscle spasms, pain on palpation, functional disorders of the joints, resulting in increased mobility and reduced pain. The method of complex conservative treatment of sclerosis, conducted in parallel using balneotherapy, hydrotherapy, manual therapy, post-isometric relaxation of the muscles, classic massage and physical therapy gives better results. In Naftalan spas are all necessary conditions for the application of the method.
Azerbaijan’s top provincial holiday center, Gabala is a string of flashy new hotels and a burgeoning ski resort spread up into the foothills of some glorious forested mountains. Gabala or Gabala is the most ancient city of Azerbaijan. Before 1991 the city was known as Kutkashen, but after Azerbaijan's independence, the town was renamed in honor of the much older city of Gabala. You will visit Nohurgol Lake, Tufandagh, Gabala Shooting Club
The location of this region (Azerbaijani: “İsmayıllı Rayonu”) at the foot of the southern slope of the Greater Caucasus. It is the administrative center and city of Ismayilli region of Azerbaijan. The territory in the north of the country is from IV century BC. Up to was the part of Caucasian Albania. The remains of the medieval castle related to the name of Javanshir (VII century) ruler of Caucasian Albania. Currently, this site is in Talystan village of Ismayilli. Ismayilli region is rich in folk traditions. Lahij is a mountain village known in the 7th century. This is famous for its weapon and dishes made of copper. Here you can find different souvenir shops, art galleries, and cafes. Visitors can take a walk in the old village and shop for some souvenirs and after drive back to your place of stay in Ismayilli.
Rising in timeless stone layers against steep sheep-mown hillsides, mysterious Khinalig (2350m) is, by some definitions, Europe's highest village. Swirling cloudscapes and matchless views add to an atmospheric sense of discovery in a settlement that has somehow maintained its own distinct language and centuries of tradition. Within the village, little is set up for tourists but we'll show you around the rocky alleys that pass for streets, helping you to distinguish the mosque and museum from the other sturdy stone buildings that climb almost geologically up to the village apex with its unforgettable sweeping views.
In Azerbaijan, tea is central to the national psyche in a whole range of important ways. With the phrase Çay gəlsin! (‘Let the tea come!’), people are not just ordering a cup, but maybe also sealing a business deal, brokering a marriage proposal or saying farewell to the deceased at a funeral. Tea is also the mainstay symbol of welcome in any household, and the culmination of a bath-house experience. In this imaginative tour, we invite you to discover Baku from a tea perspective. Passing through the crooked streets of the timeless Old City, learn how this most celebrated of drinks came from China via the Silk Routes to become Azerbaijan’s main national beverage.
This is a fascinating journey and a unique opportunity for those who love nature, prefer an active form of recreation. This tour offers you an unforgettable Off-Road Trip to Mud Volcanoes and Gobustan Nature Reserve; located approx. 70 km from Baku. Mud Volcanoes Jeep Tour is a fascinating journey and a unique opportunity for nature lovers and those who prefer active rest. Jeep tour is an off-road driving on the four-wheel drive vehicles. According to the number of mud volcanoes, Azerbaijan takes first place in the world. Approximately 350 of 800 existing mud volcanoes are found in Azerbaijan. Most of them are concentrated in the Gobustan Region.
The image of any city is made up of its people and its streets. The streets can take you to fabulous journeys, tell you legends and gossips and make you feel the spirit of the city. That is why we invite you to the tour along one of Baku’s most significant central streets – Nizami Street. You will start with the interesting story of a tiny garden hidden in the back side of the main street, pass by the house of Rothschild family whose name has been on everyone’s lips all around the world for ages, and the Palace of Happiness – the house that has an amazingly romantic and tragic story behind it. The tour will introduce you to various historical periods of Baku and how it has become what it is now.
Due to its favorable geographical location, Azerbaijan has always been in the crossroads of cultures. This in return has always affected our local cuisine. At the same time, Azerbaijan has 9 out of 11 climate zones that provide suitable lands to grow different types of fruits and vegetables in the country. This cuisine is not only rich with delicious food variations, but also with sweets. Therefore, different parts of the country have different food and dessert styles and tastes. The main intention of this tour is to deep dive into our culture and cuisine and provides you with an exquisite cooking class.
This comprehensive tour makes an ideal introductory taster for first-time visitors to the city, cramming most of Baku’s top highlights into a mere five hours. For orientation, we start in Highland Park with its sweeping panoramas of the city and Baku Bay lay before us. This is also the best spot for photographing Baku’s 21st-century icons - the astonishing trio of sinuous skyscrapers, appropriately nicknamed the ‘Flame Towers’. Contrast this modernity with our next stop, a guided walk through the medieval heart of the old city – Icheri Sheher. Above a colorful trading street, oozing unique atmosphere, we climb to the top of Baku’s oldest and most historically mysterious structure, the Maiden Tower famous for its many stories and legends. The last Old City stop is the Shirvanshahs Palace, mostly built in the 14th & 15th centuries by a dynasty of rulers who shaped the whole medieval history of Baku.
Heydar Aliyev Center is on the way to become an intellectual and entertainment center of fast-growing Baku city. The construction, created by world-famous architect Zaha Hadid, consists of 3 parts. Obviously enough, the main part of the center is about Heydar Aliyev, ex-president of the Azerbaijan Republic and leader of Soviet Azerbaijan. You will get some information about his ruling period and what has changed since his governing times till now. Moreover, if you don’t know how to start gleaning into Azerbaijani history, monuments, cuisine, culture and other important parts of the country, this center will be a nice start to learn a lot with its exhibition halls concentrated on several floors. Exhibitions include “Pearls of Azerbaijan”, “Welcome to Azerbaijan” and “Classic Car Exhibition”.
Enjoy your time with 3-4 hours Pub Crawl Tour while exploring the major streets of Baku. We will walk to five of the most exquisite pubs, bars, and breweries of the city. At each location, you will get a chance to try the local or wide range of well-known international beers and alcoholic drinks. Book instantly and get ready for memorable bar hopping experience!
Looking for something a little different? Let us take you underground to see a view of Baku that few tourists have seen and few locals ever bother to appreciate: the Metro. When its construction began it was one of the first subterranean railways of the then Soviet Union. Get off at a mysterious station that's always almost empty, and learn what makes people shun it. Peruse public ‘galleries’ of art and photographs.
Discover the taste of Azerbaijani wine and dive deep into the winemaking process with us. The tour will introduce you the unique characteristics of Azerbaijani grapes while exploring the wine factory that uses unique technologies to present the international world red and white wines of Azerbaijan. You'll also learn about the winemaking the history of Azerbaijan from prehistoric times through the Soviet Union to the present time. The wines are produced in several regions of Azerbaijan. The fact that the ancient wine-making traditions Kultepe, Galajig, and Garabaghlar were approved during archaeological excavations in Shamakhi is a little, quiet and tasteful city in the capital of the Shamakhi Rayon of Azerbaijan. The city has a rich historical heritage for two thousand years. The Gulistan fortress was originally constructed in the 8th-9th centuries and rebuilt in the 12th-13th centuries. At the foot of Gulistan Fortress is located Yeddi Gumbez (Seven Domes) Mausoleum.
Gobustan National Park is one of Azerbaijan’s most popular sights that attract thousands of tourists annually. You will spend overall for 6 hours in order to enjoy this trip. 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. Azerbaijan keeps the first place in the world for the number of mud volcanoes. About 300 mud volcanoes are to be found in Azerbaijan – at the shore, in the sea, and on islands. During this trip, you will get a great chance to see these amazing active volcanoes from a very close distance.
Fire rituals at the peninsula’s numerous natural gas vents date back to at least the 10th century, although the current temple structure was built during the 17th and 18th centuries. The structure is similar to the caravanserais (travelers’ inns) of the region with pentagonal walls surrounding a courtyard. However, in the middle of this courtyard sits an altar, the centerpiece of the temple complex where fire rituals were observed. The altar is situated right a natural gas vent, igniting a large flame in the middle and four smaller flames on the rooftop corners of the pavilion. Surrounding a temple altar are a number of small cells which held the ascetic worshippers and pilgrims. You will discover Yanardag Mount often called as "eternal flame mountain" and get acquainted with famous fire temple of Ateshgah.
Explore night view of Baku city during “Baku Night Tour”. See the panorama of the city and enjoy a walk in the city boulevard. You will get a chance to see old parts of the city as well as modern buildings located nearby. Flame Towers and the city bay panorama will make your tour exquisite and memorable.
Explore Candy Mountains of Azerbaijan during our 4 hours and a half trip. After 2 hours ride, as soon as we arrive at Candy Cane Mountains, you will enjoy the beautiful natural landscape located between the towns of Altiaghaj and Khizi. Take your time as much as you want to take photos and experience this special atmosphere of Khizi Mountains. We will pick you up from your accommodation in Baku. Our English speaking guide will assist you with useful information about Azerbaijan to make your stay in Baku full of rich experiences and stress-free.
The Shahdag mountain resort near Gusar was the first winter sports resort in Azerbaijan. The Shahdag Mountain Resort Complex was open to the public in 2012. It is located in Azerbaijan's Greater Caucasus range, the site is located near Shahdag National Park, which is known for having an intact ecological system and untouched flora and fauna.
On this fascinating eight-day tour, explore the delights of Azerbaijan, a beautiful country on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Your journey takes you from the cosmopolitan and ancient capital of Baku to the charming medieval town of Sheki in the Caucasus Mountains, via fire temples, fortresses, and historic trading towns. You will also be able to spend a day visiting 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. A night will then be spent in the capital city, then travel through ancient Absheron visiting the beautiful monument of Absheron peninsula. Next day, visit the previous capital of Azerbaijan, the city of Shamakhi, then continue your journey with visits to the mountain village of Lahij. This place is famous for its coppersmiths and its cobbled streets. Stay the night in Gabala where is one of the most ancient cities in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan is rich in culture, rich in activities and most definitely rich insights. Next day, explore Gabala, home to interesting ruins from its time as the former capital of Caucasian Albania. Visit Sheki city, a true gem of Azerbaijan tourism. Sheki is a small city that has a whole lot to offer by way of historic attractions; in particular, the Palace of Sheki Khans which is a magnificent work of Islamic architecture. At the end of the tour will be transfer to Baku International Airport and check-in for your onward flight.
If you have already enjoyed the urban atmosphere of Baku and you have more days to see what Azerbaijan can offer, Sheki is the right choice. Colored windows, red bricks of old houses and the smell of the city that you won’t feel anywhere else will make your experience in Azerbaijan complete and mesmerizing. Enjoy the 2 days guided tour with us at Sheki and Gabala, with a stay at handpicked local accommodations.
Enjoy the bright lights of Baku and around before heading off to the most remote village in Azerbaijan - Khinalug. Starting in Baku, you will explore the awe-inspiring architectural and cultural legacy of this capital. Next, visit the North, Guba where is known for its apples and carpets, and for the fact that it has the highest population of Jews in Azerbaijan; Go to Khinalug noted for its extraordinary landscape, Europe’s highest villages. After one night Quba, Return 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. A night will then be spent in the capital city, then travel through ancient Absheron visiting the beautiful monuments of Absheron peninsula. Witness the Burning Mountain and spectacular Zoroastrian Fire Temple.
Believe it or not, at the beginning of the 20th century, Azerbaijan was producing more than half of the world's oil supply. And that ‘oil boom’ made millionaires of many landowners and businessmen who became known as ‘oil barons’. They spent a huge amount of their new-found money on building elaborate residencies, grand palaces, indulgent theatres, and ornate halls. Highlights include the splendid Ismailiyah Palace, the former Empress Alexandra Russian Muslim Boarding School for Girls, Mukhtarov’s Mansion – once a place of tragedy now turned into a ‘palace of happiness’ - and the gilded elegance of the Philharmonic Hall set in Governor’s Gardens.
Behind its public persona, every city has its secret spaces, the sanctuaries that visitors sweep past unaware, unseen heartbeats of a close-knit community. This is especially true in Baku where so many grandly preening facades hide altogether less showy inner courtyards. Our tour takes you by the hand and ‘breaks the ice’ as you peep within such secret worlds.