South Caucasus & Turkey

Design Your Own Trip to Azerbaijan

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Plot Your Own Path


Traveling privately on a custom itinerary means flexibility – flexibility to immerse yourself in your own exclusive experience, to craft an itinerary around your interests, and to travel when it’s right for you.

Want to hike through the remote, unspoiled, authentic, and ethnically diverse mountain villages of Guba? How about a walking tour following in the steps of Kurban Said’s classic Ali and Nino novel? Need suggestions?

To get started planning an Azerbaijan itinerary, take a look at our suggested Private Journeys to the region – Essential Azerbaijan and Essential Caucasus – or read more about how to design your own trip.

Also keep in mind that you can customize any of our small group tours to match your preferred dates of travel. Get in touch, we’re here to help.

Signature Experiences

Below are just a few examples of the signature experiences that MIR can arrange for you in Azerbaijan. Let them be a source of inspiration, then get in touch with one of our Private Journey Specialists to craft an itinerary that’s uniquely suited to your travel goals, budget, and style.

  • Take a private tour of Baku’s graceful neighborhood Villa Petrolea, developed by the Nobel Brothers petroleum company to house its employees; sample black caviar and Azeri sparking wine at the centerpiece mansion, now the Nobel Brothers Museum
  • Be welcomed into a local home in the countryside to learn the techniques that go into making distinctive Azeri yogurt and butter
  • Take an enhanced tour of the amazing, UNESCO-listed Gobustan prehistoric rock carvings led by an expert archaeologist from the National Academy of Sciences
  • Visit a Sheki workshop of a local artist who creates shebeke, vivid stained glass windows made in a traditional method that doesn’t require glue

Private Itineraries

Whether you’re looking for a compact trip that hits the highlights or something more in depth, MIR offers private itineraries that can be adapted to your choice of dates. Our itinerary, your dates – it’s a great option whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or in a small group.

Explore trips: Essential Azerbaijan, Essential Caucasus


Azerbaijan Country Map

Traveler Reviews

  • "How could one not be awed by the petroglyphs in Azerbaijan… The depth of the history of this region is amazing."

    J. Jones

    Santa Cruz, CA

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