Petroglyphs and Petro-Dollars
Azerbaijan, located on the western shore of the Caspian Sea, lays claim to vast reserves of oil and gas that serve as the main driver of its economy. The result is a deeply traditional country that’s marked by bursts of modernity. In the capital city of Baku, you can shop in tiny, timeless markets that sit in the shadow of fancifully designed, cutting-edge skyscrapers, and the tourism infrastructure includes luxurious hotels and restaurants. Azerbaijan’s quaint villages and gorgeous countryside are home to beautiful old palaces and impressive religious structures, but the biggest highlight for many visitors is the overwhelming hospitality of the Azeri people and their fascinating cultural traditions – from carpet-making to mugham chants – practiced the same way they have been for hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of years.
Why travel to Azerbaijan with MIR
We regularly garner raves from travelers for our inspired Azerbaijan itineraries. Our destination experts can guide you through the hustle and bustle of Baku and then show you another world in the countryside, where a traditional culture is as vibrant today as it was a millennium ago. MIR doesn’t just show you Azerbaijan’s sights; it introduces you to its people.
- Over 30 years of Azerbaijan travel experience
- Twice named one of National Geographic Adventure’s “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”
- Travel programs from Harvard and the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia have chosen MIR to guide them to Azerbaijan
- Personalized travel planning from start to finish
- On-the-ground support
- Guides and tour managers that clients rave about
- Quality you can trust