Azerbaijan Lahij Portrait of old woman living in the oldest building
Azerbaijan Baku Sehidler Mescidi Mosque next to the Flame Towers
Azerbaijan Sheki The Khans Palace2

Travelling to Azerbaijan can be confusing. This is a country that is both European and Asian. Cosmopolitan capital Baku is full of designer shops and 21st-century architecture, but travel a couple of hours away and you can be in rural villages in the desert.

What Azerbaijan is blessed with — beyond the oil of the Caspian Sea — is natural beauty. There are snow-capped mountains and arid deserts, bubbling volcanoes and fire-brimmed hillsides. Yes, the contrasts can be jarring, but that’s all part of the appeal of this fast-changing country.

Hiking in the Caucasus

An expert guide to the best treks and hikes in the Caucasus mountains

With epic mountain landscapes that rival anywhere in Europe, fairytale villages, rolling hills and some truly excellent cuisine, the Caucasus mountains are one of the world's best – and most underrated – trekking and hiking destinations. The Caucasus' trekking industry revolves mostly around Armenia and Georgia. Both countries are well set up for hiking tourism, have some stunning walking country and are well prepared for more

17 days

Classic Caucasus

Explore the best of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia
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18 days

Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan hiking

Hike ancient forests, mountain lakes and waterfalls
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13 days

Highlights of the Caucasus

Wine, wilderness and welcoming cities
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Overlanding through the Caucasus

Travel beyond the ordinary in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia
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  • Baku


    Azerbaijan’s capital might be changing fast due to the oil-boom, but its heart still lies in the UNESCO-listed Old City, full of tree-lined boulevards and fascinating mansions...
  • Lahij


    The ancient village of Lahij in the Upper Caucasus was once an important trade and craft centre, with artisans creating copper adorned ornaments and knives, weaved cloth and leatherware before mass-produced factory goods saw the town decline...
  • Sheki


    Once a trading stop on the fabled Silk Road, the town of Sheki is now the perfect place to sample Azerbaijan’s historic architecture (look for Sheki Khan’s Palace), craft workshops and try piti, a national dish of lamb stew cooked in a clay pot...
  • Mount Yanar Dag

    Mount Yanar Dag

    Azerbaijan is known as the Land of Fire and nowhere is that more apt than at Mount Yanar Dag in Mehemmedi village, where an eternal flame burns from the hillside’s underground gas reserves...

Places to go in Azerbaijan

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Small group and tailor-made trips to the Caucasus

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