Few cities in the world are changing as quickly as Baku. An architectural mix of Paris and Dubai, the tree-lined boulevards of Azerbaijan’s capital is gracefully illuminated with stone mansions and futuristic towers. Just outside the wealthy capital lies an array of bizarre attractions in Gobustan National Park and Absheron Peninsula.
At the heart of Baku lies the UNESCO-listed Old City with its exotic medieval fortress, Shirvanshahs’ Palace, Maiden Tower and caravanserai complex. Also not to be missed is the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum with its vast collection of over 10,000 carpets, jewelry and ceramics. Head to UNESCO listed Gobustan, which preserves more than 6,000 rock engravings over 5,000-40,000 years old, as well as its curiously gurgling subterranean Mud Volcanoes. In Absheron Peninsula, wander through the Burning Mountain (Yanar Dag), the fire-worshipping temples of Ateshgah and Masazirgol Pink Salt Lake. The swirling, colorful Candy Cane Mountains is a perfect addition for those with extra time.
Four Seasons Baku
One of the most luxurious options in Azerbaijan, Four Seasons Baku offers tasteful decor, attentive staff, delicious food and pampering amenities in the heart of Azerbaijan's capital city.
Pullman Hotel Baku
A city hideaway in Azerbaijan's capital city, Pullman Hotel Baku offers outstanding value-for-money alongside superb facilities.
Gourmet Caucasus: Origins of Wine & Black Caviar
Baku, Shaki, Tsinandali, Tbilisi & Yerevan
Journey across the mighty Caucasus mountain ranges into the birthplace of the world's first wine civilization and into the Caspian Sea, known as the home of the rarest and most expensive black caviars. Along the way, picturesque sceneries of mountains and quaint monasteries will keep your thirst for adventure quenched.