Gobustan

Gobustan National Park, located in the Greater Caucasus Mountains is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its rock art engravings. These images depict prehistoric hunting scenes, fishing, domestic lifestyles, flora and fauna. Some of these, such as whales, dolphins and auks, are long gone from the Caspian Sea.  Others, featuring bullfights, ritual dances and camel caravans, paint an evocative picture of what life was once like here.  Over 6000 engravings survive, dating back as far as 40000 years. Petroglyphs from Gobustan adorn the country’s 5 manat banknote. The area is also known for its explosive mud volcanoes which occasionally shoot flames high into the air. You’ll also find here, unique to this part of Azerbaijan, a gemstone called Gaval Dash which makes a sound like a tambourine when struck. 

Baku
Baku Baku
Azerbaijan’s capital and largest city, this is a city where past and present are intertwined. The Old City’s Icheri Sheher fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, dom... Read more
Ganja
Ganja Ganja
The country’s second largest city was founded in 494BC and as a result has a rich cultural and historical heritage. Perhaps its most unusual attraction is the Bottle House, b... Read more
Gobustan
Gobustan Gobustan
Gobustan National Park, located in the Greater Caucasus Mountains is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its rock art engravings. These images depict prehistoric hunting ... Read more
Mardakan
Mardakan Mardakan
Located on the Absheron Peninsula, this seaside resort is one of the area’s oldest villages and is named after the Mards (Braves) who lived here in the first century. The vil... Read more
Mingachevir
Mingachevir Mingachevir
The fourth largest city in Azerbaijan, Mingachevir is located on the banks of the Kura River, its gorge utilised for hydro-electric power creating a huge manmade reservoir. Life re... Read more
Nakhchivan
Nakhchivan Nakhchivan
Located on the bank of the Nakhchivan River, most tourists are drawn to the city to reap the benefits of its therapeutic salt caves. Treatments are said to help individuals sufferi... Read more
Sheki
Sheki Sheki
Set against a backdrop of snow-capped Caucasus peaks, Sheki developed as a trading centre with many caravanserais located within the city. Two still remain: the Upper and the Lower... Read more
Sumgait
Sumgait Sumgait
This is Azerbaijan’s third most populous city, developing quickly as an industrial centre during Stalin’s time and still a major steel producer. Legend has it that a he... Read more

Highlights of Azerbaijan - 6 days (AZ-01)
With so many treasures scattered throughout the country, it can be hard to know where to begin on a tour of Azerbaijan. This six day tour comprises the major landmarks and ancient towns including Sheki and Shamakhi. This trip is a good introduction to this fascinating country.

Included: Baku - Shamakhi - Kish - Sheki - Gobustan - Yanar Dag

Duration: 6 days Price: from $995 Read more Book now

Best of Azerbaijan - 8 days (AZ-02)
This eight day tour offers the chance to comprehensively explore the fascinating Azerbaijan. Beginning in the nation’s capital, you’ll visit historically important cities and towns, see the curious natural phenomenon that is Yanar Dag and the 16th century Ramana Fortress.

Included: Baku - Shamakhi - Kish - Sheki - Gobustan - Yanar Dag - Ateshgah - Ramana Castle

Duration: 8 days Price: from $1,395 Read more Book now

Discover Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan - 16 days (CT-02)
Over a period of sixteen days, you will have time to delve beneath the surface of these welcoming countries and beautiful landscapes. Among the places you will explore will be the capital of Armenia moving on to the stunning mountainous landscape of the Kazbegi region of Georgia with its UNESCO listed cathedrals, and finally finishing in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Included: Yerevan - Ejmiatsin - Zvarnots - Garni - Geghard - Khor Virap - Noravank - Areni - Sevan - Dilijan - Haghpat - Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Kutaisi - Bagrati - Gelati - Akhaltsikhe - Vardzia - Borjomi - Gori - Uplistikhe - Alaverdi - Napareuli - Gremi - Signagi - Kish - Sheki - Shamakhi - Baku - Gobustan - Yanar Dag

Duration: 16 days Price: from $2,995 Read more Book now

Best of Georgia and Azerbaijan - 12 days (CT-03)
The countries of the Caucasus are culturally rich as they are varied. This tour combines delightful Georgia and Azerbaijan. In Georgia, travel back in time to centuries-old monasteries and long abandoned cave cities, visit Stalin’s birthplace and enjoy the country’s long tradition of viticulture. Cross the border into neighbouring Azerbaijan, where you’ll enjoy the heritage attractions of Baku’s old town and explore the mud volcanoes and flaming hillsides of the surrounding countryside.

Included: Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Kutaisi - Bagrati - Gelati - Akhaltsikhe - Vardzia - Borjomi - Gori - Uplistikhe - Alaverdi - Napareuli - Gremi - Signagi - Kish - Sheki - Shamakhi - Baku - Gobustan - Yanar Dag

Duration: 12 days Price: from $2,195 Read more Book now