Baku is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Azerbaijan. It is a place unlike anywhere else on earth, offering a fascinating Soviet legacy. The old city of Baku is over a thousand years old and is a UNESCO-Listed Historic Center. The magnificent city lies on the Caspian Coast and just a stroll along its elegant seafront promenade is an experience in itself. Additionally, there are plenty of museums to explore and a variety of parks located in various parts of the city. Any Baku tour package that fits your schedule and budget will be worth every penny spent.
The options for activities in your Baku holiday package are many. Be it sightseeing around landmarks, outdoor activities, shopping, fun and games, food and drink, nightlife, concerts and shows, boat tours and water sports, Baku has it all. You could try hiking, camping, eco tours, adrenaline pumping extreme sports, horseback riding, rock climbing, fishing, aerial adventures like parasailing and paragliding etc., while you are on your treasured Baku vacation package. Additionally, there are zoos, equestrian trails, golf courses, sports camps, boat hiring, off-road tours and much more activities waiting to make your holidays memorable. Some of the other activities popular among international tourists are;
Baku also has many specialty museums like miniature books, the Nizami museum of literature, house museum of Nobel Brothers, open air museum etc. All these attractions are enough to keep you busy and amused during your Baku vacation package. If you prefer, you may simply go for a free walking tour through the Old City, which in itself would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. And all major international hotel chains have their footprint in Baku, being the capital city of Azerbaijan.
No Baku travel package will be complete without visiting some of these must-see tourist attractions.
Food is an important part of Azerbaijani culture and Azerbaijani cuisine is known for its richness, thanks to the highly fertile climate of the country. Full of different types of greens and vegetables, Azerbaijan’s best known delicacies are well sought after in most other parts of the world. A good share of the national dishes are made of lamb, beef and poultry. The numerous fish species found in abundance in the many rivers, lakes and the sea also contribute to Azerbaijani cuisine. The Black caviar from the Caspian Sea is also one of Azerbaijan’s world-famous delicacies. Another Azerbaijani dish reputed around the world is the “plov”, made from saffron-covered rice accompanied by various herbs and greens. The wide variety of kebabs are also quite famous.
The traditionally used condiments in Azerbaijani cuisine are saffron, black pepper and sumac and are usually cooked in copper cookware. The national beverage is black tea, normally served after eating food. Azerbaijani cuisine also boasts of a generous selection of light snacks, some of which are goy, chorek, choban and qatik. The national soup of Azerbaijan, called “Piti” is also a must try while you are at your Baku tours. This is essentially a mutton soup cooked with vegetables.