Travel Date:- 09Apr – 12Apr
3 Nights / 4 Days
16:10 - Arrival at Baku Airport Clearing immigration and customs. Collecting the baggage. Meeting with the company representative in the arrival’s hall and transfer to the hotel Assistance with check-in at the hotel. Free time to freshen up 18:30 - Proceed to evening city view tour • Visit to Highland Park-Alley of Martyrs, The National Assembly- also transliterated as Milli Majlis, Flame towers- the tallest skyscraper in Baku. • Later you will visit Baku Crystal Hall - an indoor arena in Baku, Azerbaijan. Located on the coast of Baku near National Flag Square, construction of the arena began in August 2011 and finished in April 2012—in time for it to host its first major event, the 2012 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest • Walking through Baku Boulevard which stretches along a south-facing bay on the Caspian Sea. It traditionally starts at Freedom Square continuing west to the Old City and beyond. Since 2012, the Yeni Bulvar (New Boulevard) has virtually doubled the length to 3.75 km 20:30 - Drive Back to Hotel
Breakfast at the hotel. 08:30 - Proceed to Gabala Excursion in: Tufandaq”Winter-Summer Tourism Complex offers cable car rides at any time of the year, skiing on the ski tracks of different difficulty level, ski training and ski school, catering service (cafe and restaurants), entertainment centres for kids, hotel and other services.Nohur Lake -It is located in Qabala, another region of Azerbaijan that one passes when travelling to Sheki. Lake is not on the way but if you go a bit deeper towards the mountains this beautiful view opens up in front of youYeddi Gozel (Seven beauties) waterfalls in Gabala, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Gabala, are located 6 kilometers from Vandam village and 3 km from the main track over Puskan. Here, water from various ravines forms a seven-step waterfall. Only two small waterfalls are visible below. To look at the other five waterfalls, you have to climb up the stairs, which requires some physical strength. However, those who are going through this difficult path await a mysterious panorama. There is also a restaurant and a tea house. The waterfall is always dark and cool because it is located in a dense forest that is not affected by the sun’s rays 18:00 - Drive Back to Baku hotel Overnight in Baku
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to Tour starts with Ateshgah (Fire Worshippers Temple) Based on Persian and Indian inscriptions, the temple was used as a Hindu and Zoroastrian place of worship. "Atash» is the Persian word for fire. The pentagonal complex , which has a courtyard surrounded by cells for monks and a tetra pillar-altar in the middle, was built during the 17th and 18th centuries.Trip to "Fire Mountain "-"Yanardag" -a mountain on Absheron peninsula , 25 km from north of Baku.Literally, word "Yanardag" means "Blazing mountain". Blazing bodies of flame dance on stones and floor. Yanar dag is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, which itself is known as the "land of fire."Visit to Genclik Mall located in 10 minutes distance form city center . Genjlik mall is the biggest Mall in Baku and contains over 80 stores, big bowling halls,the biggest movie halls, 3D cinema, Playground for children, Bravo supermarket, VIP restaurants , food courts Overnight in Baku
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Transfer to Baku International Airport (3-3.5 hours prior to departure flight)
Dear tourists! We kindly ask you not to forget the documents necessary for your trip: - A foreign passport; - Voucher; - Air tickets and other travel documents; - A notarized power of attorney/permission for children under 18 to travel abroad from each of the parents not participating in the trip; - Driver's license if you plan to rent a car; Please note that the voucher contains the logo and the name of the host the company with which tourists are met at the airport. To cross the border you must have a valid foreign passport with 6-month validity.
The UAE Residency Validity should be 6 Months valid for on Arrival Visa.
We recommend putting all valuables, documents and money in your hand luggage and taking it with you on the plane. All metal sharp and cutting objects (nail scissors, nail files, penknife, etc.), as well as any liquids, gels and aerosols (with the exception of baby food and medicines, if necessary) should be packed in the luggage — it is prohibited to carry such items in hand luggage. Do not forget to collect and take with you a first aid kit that will help with mild ailments, it will save time searching for medicines and eliminate unwanted communication in a foreign language.
If you do not move currency and items that need to be declared across the border, then you should pass through the customs control zone along the "Green Corridor". Without presenting documents and without entering information about the currency in the passenger customs declaration, tourists have the right to take out cash foreign currency and/or the currency of your own country, as well as traveler's checks in the amount of no more than 10,000 US dollars. If the amount exceeds this limit, it must be declared in the passenger customs declaration.
Passenger registration and baggage check-in are carried out on the basis of a registered air ticket or a printed itinerary and/or electronic ticket receipt, as well as a passenger's passport. Upon check-in, the passenger is issued a boarding pass, which must be kept until the airline claims on the quality of the air transportation services provided. Please remember that check-in for the flight ends 40 minutes before departure (departure time is indicated on the ticket) local time. A passenger who is late by the time of the end of passenger check-in and baggage clearance or boarding the aircraft may be refused transportation. Each air carrier sets its own baggage allowance, as well as the dimensions and weight of hand luggage, carried in the cabin of the aircraft. Check this information before departure. For the carriage of baggage in excess of the established free baggage allowance, an additional fee is charged at the rate set by the carrier. The carrier has the right to refuse a tourist to carry baggage, the weight or volume of which does not meet the established standards.
Azerbaijan is a country in the Caucasus region, situated at the juncture of Eastern Europe and West Asia. Three physical features dominate Azerbaijan: the Caspian Sea, whose shoreline forms a natural boundary to the east; the Greater Caucasus Mountain range to the north; and the extensive flatlands at the country's center.
The climate varies from subtropical and humid in the southeast to subtropical and dry in central and eastern Azerbaijan, continental and humid in the mountains, and continental and dry in Nakhchivan. Baku, on the Caspian, enjoys mild weather that averages 4 °C (39.2 °F) in January and 25 °C (77 °F) in July.
Azerbaijan is considered the most secular Muslim-majority country. Around 97% of the population are Muslims. Around 55–65% of Muslims are estimated to be Shia, while 35–45% of Muslims are Sunnis Other faiths are practised by the country's various ethnic groups. Under article 48 of its Constitution, Azerbaijan is a secular state and ensures religious freedom.
Azerbaijan Time (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycanda vaxt), abbreviated as AZT, is the standard time zone in Azerbaijan, four hours ahead of UTC (UTC+04:00). The daylight-saving time adjustment, Azerbaijan Summer Time (AZST), was one hour ahead at UTC+05:00 and was introduced in 1997 and discontinued in March 2016. Azerbaijan Time is the same as Samara Time (Russia), United Arab Emirates Standard Time, Georgia Time and Seychelles Time.
The Manat (ISO code: AZN; sign: ₼; abbreviation: m) is the currency of Azerbaijan. It is subdivided into 100 gapiks. The currency has mostly been pegged to the US dollar, at what is now the rate of ₼1.70 to US$1. US dollars, Euros, Dirhams and Rubles can be easily exchanged for Manat at any of the numerous exchange offices operating with banks. Banks in Azerbaijan, as a rule, work on weekdays from 9.00 to 18.00. Exchange offices are open from early morning until late evening, operate at airports, train stations, busy places, in large shopping centers. The main European and international credit cards are accepted for payment.
The traditional cuisine is famous for an abundance of vegetables and greens used seasonally in the dishes. Fresh herbs, including mint, cilantro (coriander), dill, basil, parsley, tarragon, leeks, chives, thyme, marjoram, green onion, and watercress, are very popular and often accompany main dishes on the table. Climatic diversity and fertility of the land are reflected in the national dishes, which are based on fish from the Caspian Sea, local meat (mainly mutton and beef), and an abundance of seasonal vegetables and greens. Saffron-rice plov is the flagship food in Azerbaijan and black tea is the national beverage. Azerbaijanis often use traditional armudu (pear-shaped) glass as they have very strong tea culture. Popular traditional dishes include bozbash (lamb soup that exists in several regional varieties with the addition of different vegetables), qutab (fried turnover with a filling of greens or minced meat) and dushbara (sort of dumplings of dough filled with ground meat and flavor). There are many restaurants and cafes in large cities of the country, where you will be offered dishes of European and national cuisine.
● January 1 – New Year ● January 20, Martyrs' Day (Day of Nationwide Sorrow) ● March 8 – International Women’s Day ● March 19-21 – Nauryz Celebration ● Dates Vary, Ramadan Holidays ● May 9 – Victory Day ● May 28, Republic Day ● June 15, National Salvation Day ● June 26, Armed Forces Day ● Dates vary, Gurban Bayrami (Feast of Sacrifice) ● October 18, Independence Day ● November 9, National Flag Day ● December 31, Solidarity Day of World Azerbaijanis
On the day of arrival, check-in is carried out in accordance with the rules adopted at the hotel. Usually starting at 14:00 local time. Please familiarize yourself on the spot with the terms of service at the hotel and adhere to the rules established by the hotel. On the day of departure, before the check-out time (usually 12:00), you need to vacate your room and pay for additional services: telephone calls, mini-bar, ordering food and drinks in the room, massage, etc. You can leave your luggage in the hotel's luggage room and stay at the hotel until the arrival of the transfer. If you have not rented the room before 12:00, the cost of the room is paid in full for the next day. We would like to inform you that since 01.01.2023, a decree has been adopted on a tourist fee of 5% of the total room rate for foreign citizens.
Group: Ordered and paid services, such as transfers and excursions, are provided to the tourist only at the time specified in the program or voucher. It can be adjusted by the accompanying group on the spot, depending on the specific circumstances: late arrival of the plane, "traffic jams" on the roads, bus breakdown, illness of the guide. Individual: For each individual service, you must be given a separate voucher indicating the date, time and place of the meeting, as well as a contact phone number to call if you have any problems and any questions. We recommend comfortable shoes without heels, a hat, an umbrella, a camera and drinking water for all excursions. On excursions involving visits to temples, cathedrals and Mosques, you need to come in appropriate clothes: shoulders and knees should be covered. A tourist who did not show up (or was late) for the tour is not entitled to monetary compensation and the transfer of the tour to another date.
On weekdays, large stores in Baku usually work from 09:00 to 22:00, there are usually no lunch breaks. Small shops are open on weekdays from 10:00 to 20:00. Markets usually open from 08:00 and work until 22:00, but each pavilion owner decides for himself what time he comes or leaves work. Traditional Azeri souvenirs are Armudu - a traditional pear-shaped teacup, Kelaghayi - traditional Azeri headscarf for women and Carpets. Tourists often buy local fermented milk products – kymyz and kurt (type of cheese), jewelry made of silver in the national style, a variety of products made of felt wool.
The international telephone code of Azerbaijan is – +994. In Azerbaijan, cellular communication and mobile Internet services are provided by the operators “Bakcell”, “Azercell”, “Narmobile”. SIM cards of these operators can be purchased at the airport, railway station, numerous communication stores.
101 – Fire service 102 – Police 103 – Emergency medical care 104 – Gas service 112 – Emergency rescue service
Tipping in Azerbaijan is not common. Taxis round up to the nearest whole amount. A service charge is normally added to the bill in mid to high-end restaurants. Although as this doesn't go to the waiter/waitress, a tip for good service would always be appreciated.
We strongly do not recommend buying excursions and additional tourist services in unknown tourist and excursion agencies. You may be given deliberately false information about the tour itself, you will not be guaranteed the safety of the services provided and the serviceability of the equipment used, thereby you can put yourself in serious danger. Before the trip, it is recommended to take with you photocopies of the main pages (with a photo, personal data, registration mark) of the foreign and domestic passports of your country. Carry your passport (or a photocopy of your passport), a business card of the hotel with you. In case of transport accidents, conflicts with the police, other local authorities, it is necessary to inform the representative of the host party or the staff of the Embassy / consulate your country. During the travel period, the tourist does not have the right to commercial activity or other paid work. Wash your hands before eating. Do not drink raw water, especially from open reservoirs. It is recommended to use mineral water for drinking, which can be purchased in the shops and bars of the hotel. It is not recommended to carry large amounts of cash with you. Theft of money and things from tourists happens quite often, as well as fraud with fake dollars. You should not take large amounts of money out of your wallet in full view of everyone When leaving the bus at stops and during excursions, do not leave hand luggage in it, especially valuables and money. It is better to keep important documents, cash and jewelry in the safe of the room. If there is no safe in the room, it can be rented for a fee from the hotel administration or deposited by the porter in the safe at the reception. It is recommended to hand over the room key to the hotel reception desk, in case of its loss, inform the administration. In many hotels, it is forbidden to take towels out of the room to the beach or to the pool. Do not bring towels or equipment from the room to the beach without the permission of the staff. If there is a mini-bar in the room, then all drinks and snacks taken from it, as a rule, must be paid for.