Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan tour packages

Azerbaijan

The country of Azerbaijan (sometimes written Azerbaidzhan) is located in eastern Transcaucasia and calls itself the Azerbaijani Republic, Azerbaijani Azärbayjan Respublikasi. Located on the southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains, it is flanked by Russia to the north, the Caspian Sea to the east, Iran to the south, Armenia to the west, and Georgia to the northwest. Southwest of Azerbaijan proper, flanked by Armenia, Iran, and Turkey, lies the exclave of Naxçvan (Nakhichevan). Nagorno-Karabakh, a largely Armenian enclave within Azerbaijan’s boundaries, has been at the centre of hostilities between the two countries since 1988. Baku (Bak), the capital city of Azerbaijan, is an old city with the best harbour on the Caspian Sea.

Almost everyone wants to visit Azerbaijan. Tourists from all over the world come to the country to see its gorgeous landscapes and rich cultural past. Named “Land of Fire” because of its abundance of petroleum reserves and natural gas wells, Azerbaijan is a country rich in energy. There is no bad time to book an Azerbaijan Vacation Package and travel to this beautiful country. The government of Azerbaijan actively promotes and protects the secular and agnostic lifestyle of the country’s majority of citizens. If you buy an Azerbaijan Package, you may take advantage of a wide range of excursions and sights throughout your stay. For the winter, we have ski lodges in the Alps, and for the summer, we have beach resorts on the Caspian Sea. You may combine visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites with other adventures, such as horseback riding or hiking. Fans of music and opera-ballet will have a great time in Azerbaijan, and shopping for the country’s famous carpets is a necessity if you want to bring home a bit of the culture.

The country of Azerbaijan is becoming increasingly popular among tourists. Recently, Azerbaijan has seen an annual influx of around 2.5 million tourists. The tourist business in Azerbaijan is booming. Azerbaijan is among the top ten countries with an increase in tourism between 2010 and 2017, according a recent survey by the World Travel and Tourism Councils. With an unprecedented increase in visitors over the previous year, Azerbaijan’s tourism sector is now the world’s fastest growing. The greatest thing you can do is plan a trip to Azerbaijan and take advantage of the best vacation package available to see this amazing country.

Best time to Visit Azerbaijan

Travel to Azerbaijan is rewarding at any time of year since each season has its own unique splendour. This means that the optimal time to go is highly subjective. Here’s a rundown of the four seasons so you may pick the one that best suits your vacation plans to Azerbaijan:

In the northern areas, including Quba, Qusar, and Gabala, as well as in the mountain villages, it is common to see snow throughout the winter (December through February). When winter rolls around, it’s not uncommon for the temperature in the aforementioned places to drop below 5 degrees Celsius during the day, and it’s nearly impossible to avoid the minus 30 degree range at night. While preparing for a trip to Azerbaijan, keep this in mind. The capital city of Azerbaijan has weather that is just as chilly as the rest of the country in the winter due to the city’s famed winds. Additionally, wet conditions throughout the winter months are not uncommon, even in Baku. Azerbaijan’s mountain resorts (Tufandagh in Gabala and Shahdagh in Qusar) are equipped with artificial snow machines that allow them to remain snowy all winter long.

It’s springtime (March to May) now, and the world is just beginning to wake up and turn green. Novruz, Azerbaijan’s oldest and most well-known celebration, is held from the nineteenth to the twenty-fifth of March. Because of its relative safety, convenience, and intact cultural traditions, Azerbaijan is the ideal location to celebrate this ancient Zoroastrian holiday. March and April had more wet days than dry ones, with highs in the 10s and lows in the 5s during the day and night, respectively. Over the course of these two months, the landscape gradually gets more verdant as more and more trees bloom. Gabala and Guba, with their flower-filled mountain woods, are excellent destinations for nature lovers. Both have well-developed tourist infrastructure (Gabala is better). Furthermore, during these months you may witness the rushing and filthy mountain rivers. The frequency of days with temperatures above 25 degrees Celsius begins to rise in May. Cloudy or wet conditions are possible for a few days in May in places like Quba and QUsar. If you don’t enjoy extremes in temperature, this is your ideal month.

In the summer (June through August), both domestic and international visitors flock to the area. Finding a place to stay during the summer, especially in the countryside, can be challenging at times. In the middle of summer, temperatures in Baku regularly top 40 degrees Celsius, making outdoor activity nearly impossible if air conditioning isn’t available. In addition, the humidity in Baku may be quite high, often exceeding 95%. As a result, Caspian Sea beaches are beginning to see more traffic (Bakuside beaches and Nabran are most famous ones). But don’t count on potable water. A lot of people like to go to the Caucasus Mountains during the summer to cool down, especially in the dense forests along the rivers. At that time, the outdoors can provide you with true relief from the sun’s rays. In the summer, visitors flock to mountain resorts to partake in the unique activities offered there.

The fall season (September – November) is characterised by a gradual cooling and the onset of rainy weather. Fog is also seen in alpine regions after midday. Baku’s weather turns windy, and it’s a blustery day. As the leaves change colour and fall off the trees, they produce a picturesque view in wooded places.

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Tourist cities of Azerbaijan

  • Baku
  • Sumqayit
  • Ganja
  • Gabala
  • Sheki
  • Naftalan
  • Nakhchivan
  • Mingachevir
  • Lankaran

Sightseeing in Azerbaijan

  • A tour of Icheri Sheher
  • Visit Amazing Beaches of Baku
  • Visit Quba a beautiful mountain town
  • Heydar Aliyev centre for Art and culture
  • Visit Gobustan National Park and see  20,000 years old rock
  • Visit the Carpet Museum
  • Enjoy the amazing Lake Goygo

Frequently asked questions about Azerbaijan ?

What is the currency in Azerbaijan ?
The The symbol for Azerbaijani Manat is AZN.The average value of 1 AZN is equal to 0.59 USD. The name of the money comes from Latin and has a specific connotation. Manat comes from the Latin word “Moneta” meaning two Goddesses; one being the Goddess of Memory while the other Goddess being of several things such as money, mint and more.
How many days are enough to spend in Azerbaijan ?
Usually for foreigners 7 days of Azerbaijan itinerary covers all the major points. However, if someone wants to deeply explore the destination 2 weeks time should be preferred.
Can Azerbaijan be clubbed with other countries ?
Yes, Azerbaijan can be clubbed with Georgia in an itinerary.Both are bordering countries with good relationship.
Religion in Azerbaijan ?
In accordance with its Constitution, Azerbaijan is a secular state, and as such, religious life is separated from secular life. Due to the country's multiethnic population, Azerbaijan is home to a wide variety of faiths. But despite this, Shia Islam continues to be the dominant faith in Azerbaijan. The history of Azerbaijan's many religions dates back centuries. In the 1st millennium BC, when the Akheminids and the Sasanids ruled the nation, Zoroastrianism became the dominant religion in the region (Azerbaijan was a part of this state by that time). Zoroastrianism is popular among the local population until now. When it comes to celebrations, Novruz Bayrami is right up there. In Azerbaijan, Muslims make up the majority. The vast majority of the people (99.2 percent) adheres to Islam. Roughly 8 out of 10 Azerbaijani Muslims identify as Shia, whereas 1 in 6 identify as Sunni. The fact that Shia Islam is the state religion in just one other country, Iran, is primarily responsible for this partition in Azerbaijan.