Azerbaijan

Bounded by the Caspian Sea and Caucasus Mountains, Azerbaijan is variously known as the Land of Fire and the Pearl of the Caucasus.

Bounded by the Caspian Sea and Caucasus Mountains, Azerbaijan is variously known as the Land of Fire and the Pearl of the Caucasus. A land where eastern colour combines magnificently with western innovation, it is an energy-rich nation boasting unique scenery, a vibrant culture, fine cuisine and centuries of history.

Historically a part of the Great Silk Road and situated at the crossroads of the geopolitical, economic and cultural interests of many nations and civilisations, Azerbaijan has long intrigued great minds, scientists, travellers and historians. It has an amazing historical and cultural heritage with more than 7,500 natural, archaeological, architectural, and historical monuments from the Khan’s Summer Palace in Sheki to Baku’s Maiden Tower and the castles of Absheron.

When to Go

The best time to visit Azerbaijan is April to June and September to October, which will let you avoid the 40°C summers and sub-zero winters and witness the mountains carpeted by beautiful wildflowers. You can also participate in the Novruz Bayrami celebrations each March, which mark the Persian New Year.

Featured Azerbaijan Journeys

Private17 days, from AU$13,540
Ancient Crossroads: Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia

Journey to the heart of the Caucasus on an extensive exploration which reveals three countries whose history and culture became intricately entwined with movement along the great Silk Road.

Private17 days, from AU$13,540

Featured Accommodation

Sheki Palace Hotel

Relax in Azerbaijan style with a stay at the Sheki Palace Hotel. Centrally located, you’re mere minutes from Old Khan Palace and Silk Road`s Karvansaray.

Four Seasons Hotel Baku

This majestic flower-filled beaux-arts palace fits perfectly with central Baku's nouveau-Parisian image, while the indulgent pool and spa feel much more Roman.

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