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How to Plan Your Azerbaijan Tour?
Best Time to Visit: Spring (April to June); Autumn (September to October).
Major Cities for International Flights: Baku (the capital)
Visa: All foreign citizens need a visa to enter Azerbaijan. Travelers from US, UK and most European countries can apply for an e-visa.
Money Tips: The currency used in Azerbaijan is Manat (AZN). Although the credit card is becoming more and more popular, most of the daily payments are still made by cash. So you are suggested to prepare some AZN for your Azerbaijan tours in advance.
If you are going to take a 2-3 days Azerbaijan vacation package, you could visit the most popular city of Baku, where you will see the amazing modern architecture as well as the rustic old city area. You can also visit the Gobustan petroglyph and hike at the Nohurgol Lake in Gabala.
Since your time is sufficient, you can visit Baku, Gobustan and Gabala. In Baku and Gobustan, you will learn the culture and history of Azerbaijan, while in Gabala you could appreciate its beautiful natural scenery.
More Than 5 Days
For travelers who have more than 5 days. You could visit Azerbaijan deeply and include Sheki in your itinerary, which is famous for its Palace of Sheki Khan. Or you could have a multi-county tour to visit Georgia or Armenia.
Trip Planning FAQs
How to travel around Azerbaijan?
In Azerbaijan, bus plays an important role in domestic transportation, which connects most of the major towns. Since the sightseeing spots are near to Baku, transportation by bus becomes the primary choice for Azerbaijan vacation packages. For the cities which cannot be reached by bus, there are trains available. However, domestic flights are few. Only 2 cities have regular flights from Baku.
I heard sometimes travelers need to register their stay in Azerbaijan. Do I need to do that?
It depends. Only travelers who plan to visit Azerbaijan more than 10 days need to register their stay, which should be done within 9 days upon arrival. To make the registration, the application and the passport copy are required. Your hotel will submit the application for you.
Are there any special customs I should observe?
Azerbaijan is a Muslim country but it is highly secularized. There are not so many restrictions about the clothes you wear. You could see men in modern clothes and females wearing fashionable make-up everywhere. However, if you are going to visit the small villages or towns which are more traditional, you'd better avoid wearing tanks or shorts.
Can I drink the tap water directly in Azerbaijan?
You are not suggested to drink the tap water directly, which doesn't meet the drinking water standard. But bottled water are available in the shops or supermarkets along the street. It is easy for you to buy one.