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Explore Azerbaijan with Sakura Travel Agency

Searching for the best Azerbaijan tour package? Then you have come to the right place. Being the leading travel agency, we are committed to providing our clients only with the best Azerbaijan tours. Whether you are planning a trip to Baku, Sheki, Ganja or Lankaran, it’s always better to decide in advance which places you would like to visit there. Sakura travel agents will gladly assist you in selecting the most suitable Azerbaijan holiday package, taking into consideration both: your needs and budget.

On this page, you can find the most popular Azerbaijan destinations. Consider each option and choose one that suits you best.

Holiday in Baku: Discover the Capital of Azerbaijan

Being one of the most alluring cities in the world, Baku is considered as a large cultural, scientific, and industrial center. Situated on the shore of the Caspian Sea, the city ideally combines both: the beauty and intrigue of its ancient past. Baku is a somewhat enchanting mix of the old walled town of Icheri Seher, and a modern building craze that has led a boom in skyscrapers. Baku is home to the most beautiful buildings, unusual museums, theaters, cinemas, opera house, and libraries. A trip to Baku, without a doubt, will be an entirely new experience for you.

Already thinking of visiting the Museum of the Contemporary Art or The Bazaar in Baku? Call us at +995 595 331239, and we’ll help you get the most of this magnificent city.

Great Azerbaijan Tourist Attractions – Discover Them All

Baku is not the only reason why you should travel to Azerbaijan. The country has many other places worth visiting, including such cities, as Shamaki, Lankaran, Sheki, and Ganja. Lankaran is a perfect choice for people who are fond of historic places. If you decide to go there, be sure to visit Ballabur Castle and Tomb of Seyyid Khalifa. Visiting Sheki is a good idea for all the lovers of Islamic architecture. The city would please you with ancient Islamic buildings that reflect the whole empires that have previously ruled Sheki. For individuals who appreciate Persian poetry, visiting Ganja is the must, since the city is a home to Nizami Ganjavi Museum — one of the most famous museums in Azerbaijan.

Once you choose your travel destinations, get in touch with our travel agents. They will gladly provide you with the detailed information on each destination and help you plan your trip to Azerbaijan, considering your personal preferences. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact at info@sakurageorgia.com

How to get to Azerbaijan

Transport — is probably the most important means in planning the travel in any countries. Of course, everybody wants the transport be predictable, comfortable and available. How do things stand with transport in Azerbaijan? Let’s begin with how to get into the country.

Air Transport

First — it is the national airline “Azerbaijan Airlines” — AZAL, which operates flights through Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport and other airports in the country. The route network from AZAL quite extensive: it is the main European cities and capitals of CIS countries, among the local directions most popular is Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic where air transport is the main means of communication with the rest of the country (the ticket price — 100 euros round trip). There are also airports in Ganja, Lankaran, Zagatala and Gabala. The latter has been recently commissioned and its main destination connects with tourism.  Stunning nature, spa resorts, luxury hotels, children’s centres, racetrack, golf course and ski resort are planned for the near future. Many of the leading European airlines fly to Baku. For Europeans, one of these options is Baltic airline AirBaltic. Namely, it is possible to arrive in Azerbaijan from Central Europe by using the aircrafts of this air carrier, it is cheaper, and you can save money when planning a complex itinerary. AirBaltic’s cost calculation is the result of summing up the segments, as one way ticket offered by the traditional airlines can be cost the ticket of AirBaltic for round trip. Kiev makes favorable offer — from Aeroflot via Moscow for 320USD. AZAL offers regular price for flights Kiev-Baku-Kiev on average 450USD, to Paris – 700 USD, to London — up to  900 USD. AZAL has direct flights to the cities of the CIS countries: Aktau, Kiev, Mineral Waters, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Tbilisi, as well as Turkey, Dubai, Kabul, London, Milan, Paris, Rome, Istanbul, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Urumqi. If you have a complicated route, then one more good option for you is to continue the journey through Dubai. Since 2009, the Arab loukost FlyDubai has started the flights to the capital of Azerbaijan. Now Baku-Dubai — two hours in one direction and up to 200 USD, afterwards you can enjoy any flights of route networks FlyDubai or Emirates. Furthermore the airline Qatar Airways makes flights from Baku to more than 100 destinations around the world (www.qatarairways.com). Low prices for a number of cities of Europe and Turkey are offered by airline AZAL according to the arrangement with Pegasus Airlines. Tickets to Stuttgart and Cologne amount 330 euros, and to Amsterdam, Stockholm, Basel, Copenhagen, Zurich, Munich, Berlin and Dusseldorf — 340 euros. The company also offers price starting from 290 euros to 15 cities in Turkey. All prices are exclusive of airport charges. You can be found flight schedule at — www.azal.az.

Railway Transport

We proceed from air transport to rail transport. Unfortunately, this kind of transport at the moment has not yet become a priority in Azerbaijan and therefore has not become fast and modern. Today it is possible to use such routes as the Tbilisi-Baku, Baku-Tumen, Rostov-Baku, Baku-Kharkov, etc. More information about the directions and the train schedule is available at www.railway.gov.az. Trains and local trains are too slow, therefore road transport is preferred for travel within the country.

Bus Trips

The first thing you should pay attention to the ideal quality of route to the airport, and the two sided highway! So get stuck in traffic on the way to the plane is unlikely. You will spend on average 25-30 minutes to get from the centre of Baku to airport, a taxi costs 20-25 euros. Often the autobahn to airport is the only thing that post-Soviet country can boast, but this is not about Azerbaijan, where the development of transport infrastructure — this is one of the most important national priorities. Excellent roads with a perfect coating and markings are directed to all major cities and tourist centres, so travel around the country is a pleasure. You can travel between Baku and regions of Azerbaijan on buses and minibuses. That’s about the fare on the bus from Baku to Zagatala (7 euros), Shaki (5 euros) Lahij (4 euros). The cost of travel and the schedule of the buses in all directions within the country can be found at this link.

The rates and schedule of buses of Baku International Bus Station can be found at this link.

Baku International Bus Station is located at the entrance to the capital. You can get there from 20th January underground on public transport buses (No.197, 116, 90). The bus No.90 goes from the bus station to the centre of the capital. The fare on the public transport buses in the capital is 0.2 euros.

Azerbaijan visa information

The Azerbaijan Law states that foreigners can visit the Republic of Azerbaijan with their passports and required travel documents (visa, etc) provided they enter the country through border checkpoints.

Visa Free Travel

Countries that have entered into a bilateral interstates agreement with the Republic of Azerbaijan are at liberty to visa-free procedure of travel.

Citizens of Albania, Austria, Argentine, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Hong Kong, Columbia, Croatia, Cuba, Estonia, France, Georgia, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Republic of Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UAE, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Uruguay with any type of valid passport are entitled to diplomatic, service, (official/special) and ordinary visa free travel for a maximum of 90 days.

Family members (spouses and children) of the above mentioned citizens and stateless persons are also provided the right to visa free travel.

Foreigners who have requested for temporary or permanent residence in the Republic of Azerbaijan can travel visa free to and from the Republic of Azerbaijan on the basis of their passports.

 

Entry Visas

Single entry visas are allotted to foreigners for a term of three days to three months which become null and void if remain unused.

Multiple entry visas are allotted to foreigners working at diplomatic, consulates and branch offices of international organizations and other representative offices and their family members for a term of one to two years. The Embassies and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan may issue multiple entry visas to foreigners in accordance with bilateral agreements

Transit visas are allotted to foreigners who are travelling to other countries via Azerbaijan. The maximum stay allowed for a transit visa holder is five days.

Categories of visa

Foreigners can apply for an ordinary visa to the Republic of Azerbaijan for the following purpose of travel:

  • Business
  • Science
  • Education
  • Tourism
  • Culture
  • Sport
  • Humanitarian
  • Labor activity
  • Private visit

Documents required

  • 1 application form;
  • 2 color photos (3×4 cm on a white background);
  • passport of a foreigner or relevant ID document of a stateless person;
  • invitation of the receiving party or, in case of a foreigner applying for a visa for tourist purposes, a tourist voucher or other information confirming the tourist nature of the visit;
  • receipt confirming payment of the state duty.

For more information on ‘How to get a visa to Azerbaijan’, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan or the Official website of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan .

Please note: The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. Please contact your nearest embassy for accurate, up-to-date information.