South Caucasus & Turkey

Design Your Own Trip to Azerbaijan

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Handcrafted, Private Tours to Azerbaijan


You want to do things your way. We get it. MIR has been planning custom, private tours from scratch for over three decades, and we understand just how important flexibility is in travel.

Traveling privately on a custom private tour affords a great deal of flexibility – flexibility to immerse yourself in your own exclusive experience, to craft an itinerary around your interests, to go at your own pace, and to travel when it’s right for you.

How does it work? We’ll connect you with one of our Private Tour Designers so that you can share your vision and expectations with us.

We’ll ask you questions to better learn about your interests: 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?

We’ll share our extensive experience in the region – and our suggestions. And then we’ll dig into it and custom-craft a private tour itinerary for your review. Give us a call at 800-424-7289 to get started, or click here to be on your way.

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 Tour Designers 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

Suggested Private Tours

And if you don’t feel that a fully-customized trip is what you seek, we’ve got the perfect solution. Whether you’re looking for a compact trip that hits the highlights or something more in depth, MIR offers suggested private tours 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 suggested private tours: Essential Azerbaijan, Essential Caucasus

Need a bit more encouragement? Or want a better lay of the land? Read more about how to design your own trip.

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


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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