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Baku Backpacking Escapes - 5N/6D

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Baku, the vibrant capital of Azerbaijan, offers an enchanting blend of ancient history and modern sophistication. As you stroll along the cobbled streets of the Old City (Icherisheher), you're transported back in time, with the Maiden Tower and Shirvanshah’s Palace standing as proud testaments to Baku's storied past. The narrow alleys, lined with traditional shops and charming cafes, invite exploration and provide glimpses into the city's rich cultural tapestry. Beyond the Old City, the Flame Towers dominate the skyline, symbolizing Baku's rapid modernization and its futuristic ambitions. The juxtaposition of ancient and contemporary elements creates a unique atmosphere that is both captivating and invigorating.

Venturing further into Baku, the waterfront promenade, Baku Boulevard, offers a scenic escape with its lush parks, amusement attractions, and the stunning Caspian Sea views. Modern architectural marvels like the Heydar Aliyev Center, designed by Zaha Hadid, showcase the city's innovative spirit and commitment to art and culture. As evening falls, the city comes alive with vibrant nightlife, from upscale dining experiences to bustling markets. The warmth and hospitality of the locals add to the charm, making Baku not just a feast for the eyes but also a welcoming destination that leaves a lasting impression on every visitor.

Highlights

  • Arrive in Baku, transfer to hotel, and stroll along Baku Boulevard with a visit to the Carpet Museum.
  • Explore Old City (Icherisheher), including the Maiden Tower and Shirvanshah’s Palace.
  • Visit the Museum of Miniature Books.
  • Browse local markets and dine in a cozy Old City restaurant.
  • Marvel at the Heydar Aliyev Center.
  • Visit Flame Towers for panoramic views.
  • Enjoy the Baku Ferris Wheel.
  • Indulge in fine dining.
  • Take a day trip to Gobustan National Park to see petroglyphs.
  • Visit mud volcanoes.
  • Enjoy a picnic or local lunch.
  • Return to Baku and relax in the evening.
  • Tour the Absheron Peninsula with stops at Ateshgah Fire Temple and Yanar Dag.
  • Visit Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex.
  • Savor Azerbaijani dishes.
  • Spend the final morning at leisure, perhaps visiting a spa or shopping for souvenirs.
  • Check out and transfer to the airport for departure.

Who should attend?

  • Solo Travelers: Ideal for solo adventurers looking to explore a mix of history, culture, and modern attractions in a safe and vibrant city.
  • Couples: Perfect for couples seeking a romantic getaway with picturesque walks, fine dining, and stunning views.
  • Families: Great for families with children, offering educational and fun experiences like the Gobustan petroglyphs, mud volcanoes, and Baku Ferris Wheel.
  • Group Tours: Excellent for organized group tours with diverse interests, providing a well-rounded itinerary that covers historical sites, cultural highlights, and leisure activities.
  • History Enthusiasts: Perfect for those interested in ancient history and cultural heritage, with visits to the Old City, Gobustan, and Absheron Peninsula.
  • Culture and Art Lovers: A must-visit for those passionate about architecture and the arts, with stops at the Heydar Aliyev Center and local museums.
  • Foodies: Fantastic for food lovers keen on tasting traditional Azerbaijani cuisine in various settings, from local markets to fine dining restaurants.

Heydar Aliyev Center Take a photo at the "I Love Baku" sign

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Hotel

Double Sharing

Breakfast

(Veg / Non- Veg / Jain)

  • Arrive at Heydar Aliyev International Airport and meet & greet.
  • Transfer to the hotel and check-in.
  • Relax and freshen up at the hotel.
  • Visit the Heydar Aliyev Center, the most iconic structure in Baku.
  • Take a photo at the "I Love Baku" sign.
  • Overnight stay in Baku.

Heydar Aliyev Center
I love Baku sign
Baku Old City Baku City Tour

Private Vehicle

A/C Vehicle

Hotel

Double Sharing

Breakfast

(veg//nonveg//Jain meal)

  • Enjoy Continental Buffet Breakfast in your Hotel Restaurant
  • Excursion to Baku City Tour - Highland Park – Funicular Ride, Martyr Alleys, Flame Tower, Baku Boulevard Area, Carpet Museum, Little Venice, Nizami Street
  • Baku Old City (Icharishaher - Baku Old Town, Maiden Tower, Palace of Shirvanshah, Museum of Miniature Books)
  • Transfer to Hotel, Relax n Fresh n up
  • Overnight in Baku.

Carpet Museum
Maiden Tower
Palace of Shirvanshah
Flame Tower
Absheron & Ateshgah Tour

Private Vehicle

A/C Vehicle

Hotel

Double Sharing

Breakfast

(Veg/Nonveg/Jain meal)

  • Enjoy a continental buffet breakfast at your hotel.
  • Leave for Absheron & Ateshgah Tour (1-hour drive from the hotel).
  • Visit the Fire Worshippers Temple (Ateshgah), a historical Hindu and Zoroastrian place of worship with Persian and Indian inscriptions.
  • Visit Fire Mountain (Yanardag), located 25 km north of Baku, known for its natural, continuously blazing flames.

Worshippers Temple
Fire Mountain
Nohur Lake & Seven Beauties of Water Tufandag Mountain Resort

Private Vehicle

A/C Vehicle

Hotel

Double Sharing

Breakfast

(Veg/Nonveg/Jain meal)

  • Enjoy Continental Buffet Breakfast in your Hotel
  • Excursions to Gabala Mountains
  • Visit to Nohur Lake & Seven Beauties of Water – Yeddi Gozel
  • Visit to Tufandag Mountain Resort - Rope way of Tufandag summer-winter tourist complex is an ideal place to enjoy freshness breeze of Caucasus Mountains and take incredible view of the city
  • Enjoy Shooting Center [on your own]
  • Transfer to Hotel, Relax & fresh n up
  • Overnight in Baku

GABALA TOUR
NOHUR LAKE
TUFANDAG MOUNTAINS
Qobustan Tour - Mud Volcanoes The Bibi-Heybat Mosque

Private Vehicle

Veg/Nonveg/Jain meal

Hotel

Double Sharing

Breakfast

(Veg/Nonveg/Jain meal)

  • Enjoy Continental Buffet Breakfast in your Hotel
  • Go to see Qobustan Mud volcanoes concentrated around Qobustan National Park along the coast of the Caspian Sea.
  • Visit the Bibi-Heybat Mosque - it is a historical mosque in Baku, Azerbaijan.
  • Overnight stay in Baku.

 

Qobustan Mud Volcanoes
Bibi-Heybat Mosque

Private Vehicle

  • Enjoy Continental Buffet Breakfast in your Hotel 1200: Check out from the Hotel.
  • Transfer to Airport for Departure to India with sweet memories of the tour.

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Recently, I had the pleasure of booking a trip to Spiti Valley with Travelonama Expeditions, and I couldn't be more impressed with the level of service they provided.

The booking process was a breeze, with their staff offering affordable tour package. The customer service was exceptional - the staff was friendly, helpful and always available to answer any questions I had.

During my trip, the accommodations were pretty much good. The hotels were comfortable, and conveniently located, making my stay truly enjoyable.

Overall, I highly recommend Travelonama to anyone looking for a stress-free and memorable travel experience. I will definitely be booking with them again in the future. Thank you, for making my trip unforgettable!

Special thanks to our Captain Mr. Sahil for ensuring our safety and comfort throughout the voyage.


Inclusions

  • Accommodation:

    • 5 nights accommodation in Baku
  • Transfers:

    • Return airport transfers via sedan
  • Tours:

    • All mentioned tours conducted in a private group setting
  • Entrance Fees:

    • Fire Temple (Ateshgah)
    • Fire Mountain (Yanardag)
    • Gabala cable car (2 lines)
    • Gobustan Museum
    • Mud Volcanoes
  • Meals:

    • Daily breakfast

NOTE - FLIGHTS UPTO INR 30,000 IS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

Exclusions

  • Visa: 
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch / Dinner

THINGS TO CARRY

Must Carry:

  • Authentic Government ID Card
  • Comfortable warm clothing:
    • Woolen socks
    • Cap
    • Fleece jackets or warmers
    • Down jacket
    • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen & lip balm
  • Good U/V protection sunglasses
  • Personal Medicines (if any) & few medicines for altitude sickness

Travel Essentials: Gears:

  • A rucksack bag and a day pack
  • 3-litre water bladder or water bottle

    Clothes:
  • A sun cap and a woolen cap
  • UV protected sunglasses
  • One cotton long sleeves and 2 short sleeve t-shirt
  • 1 fleece jacket
  • 1 heavy Thick jacket/down jacket
  • 1 pair of gloves
  • At least 2 long pants (trek pants and cargo pants are favorable)
  • 4 sets of undergarments
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • A small towel
  • A rain jacket or a poncho

    Footwear:
  • Above-the-ankle waterproof and breathable hiking boots with good grip
  • Flip flops/sandals

    Medication:
  • One strip of Diamox 
  • Glucose powder
  • Medicines for headaches, diarrhea, motion and altitude sickness
  • Dettol
  • Bandages
  • Cotton

    Personal Accessories:
  • Toothpaste, toothbrush
  • Paper soap, or sanitizer
  • Sunscreen minimum of spf40, lip balm, cold creams
  • Body spray


PICKUP LOCATIONS

Delhi Airport


Mumbai International Airport


Heydar Aliyev International Airport



HOW TO REACH

  • Flight Booking:

    • Book a flight from a major Indian city such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, or Chennai to Baku. Airlines like Azerbaijan Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates, and Air Arabia offer connecting flights to Baku's Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD).
    • Direct flights are limited, so most itineraries will involve a layover in cities like Istanbul, Doha, Dubai, or Sharjah.

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Policy and Terms

  • No refund shall be made with respect to the initial booking amount for any cancellations.
  • Refunds for cancellations will be processed as per the following deduction guidelines:
    • Up to 30 days prior to the departure date: 0% deduction
    • Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure: 60% deduction
    • Less than 15 days of departure: No refund
  • Booking amount is non-refundable under any circumstances.
  • Full payment of the trip cost must be made before the trip begins. Pending payments may lead to cancellation of the trip, and the booking amount will not be refundable.
  • No refunds or discounts shall be made towards any inclusions not availed by the client. This includes voluntary or involuntary termination/departure from the tour, sickness, accidents, death of a family member, late arrival, or premature departure.
  • Travelonama shall not be responsible for any delays or alterations in the program or indirectly incurred expenses due to natural hazards, accidents, machinery breakdowns, weather conditions, landslides, political closures, or untoward incidents.
  • Cancellations will only be accepted via email. Phone calls or WhatsApp messages will not be considered. Additionally, the booking amount for all packages/trips is non-refundable.
  • In cases of "force majeure" or situations beyond Travelonama's control after departure, refunds or compensation will not be provided.
  • Participants dropping out during the trip will not receive any refund. They will also be responsible for additional expenses incurred for their retreat, based on actual costs.
  • Participants can replace individuals in their bookings if the status is "Paid" and at least 12 days remain before the departure date. This does not apply to Volvo/Train/Flight transport bookings, which will be automatically canceled.
  • Travelonama reserves the right to cancel any trip for any reason but will not cancel a tour before departure except for force majeure or unforeseen circumstances beyond its control.

Terms and Conditions

Travelonama Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions shall apply to your booking with Travelonama. Please read them carefully as you will be bound by them. These terms constitute the entire agreement between Travelonama and the Client relating to the subject matter herein.

  • Ownership of Content: Photos/videos created on Travelonama's trips are the property of Travelonama and can only be used by Travelonama for advertising across media platforms. Use of digital content by any other party requires permission from Travelonama.

  • Payment: Full payment of the trip cost must be made before the trip begins. Pending payments may lead to trip cancellation with no refund of the booking amount.

  • Identification and Boarding: Valid government ID verification is required before boarding. Bookings are non-transferable, and only names mentioned at confirmation are allowed to travel. Unless It is mentioned over email 15 Day prior before the departure.

  • Refunds and Discounts: No refunds or discounts for inclusions not availed by the Client, including termination/departure from the tour, sickness, death, late arrival, or premature departure.

  • Luggage Responsibility: Travelers are responsible for their luggage & belongings. The management is not accountable for missing items during the tour.

  • Departure and Timing: Travelers must update their status with the trip coordinator(s) and report 45 mins prior to departure. The departure time is fixed, and missing the bus renders one ineligible for refunds.

  • Air Conditioning: AC may be switched off in hills for safety. The driver may turn off the AC as required for safety & ease of travel.

  • Health and Safety: Drinking & smoking are not recommended due to health concerns. Tours involve physically demanding activities, so being in good shape is advised.

  • Conduct: Misconduct or indiscipline will not be tolerated. Participants are expected to maintain a friendly and respectful demeanor.

  • Delays and Alterations: Travelonama is not responsible for delays or alterations due to natural hazards, accidents, machinery breakdowns, weather conditions, or other untoward incidents.

  • Insurance: Travelonama does not provide insurance coverage for sickness, accidents, theft, or other losses incurred during travel. Unless It's mentioned in Inclusions.

  • Misbehavior: Any misbehavior with the team or fellow travelers will result in trip termination and possible legal action.

  • Cancellation by Travelonama: Travelonama reserves the right to cancel any trip for reasons beyond its control. It will not cancel a tour before departure except for Force Majeure or unforeseen circumstances.

  • Price Changes: Prices may change from the time of publication due to transportation costs, currency fluctuations, or other reasons. Clients are advised to check the most up-to-date prices before booking.

  • Flexibility: Travelonama may need to alter the itinerary for safety, comfort, or well-being reasons. Participants should allow for reasonable alterations.

  • Liability: Travelers are responsible for themselves during the trip. Travelonama is not liable for accidents or loss of life.

  • Independent Contractors: Travelonama is not responsible for independent contractors' services or products. These contractors work directly for the Client and are not supervised by Travelonama.

  • Severability: If any term or condition is unenforceable, it shall be severed from the agreement, and the remaining terms shall continue to be binding.

  • Refusal of Service: Travelonama reserves the right to refuse service to any Client for any reason, except for discrimination or protected class reasons.

  • Updates to Terms: Travelonama may update these terms and conditions at any time, and it is the Client's responsibility to be familiar with them. The latest terms may be found on Travelonama's website.

Frequest Questions

Q: What is the best time to visit Baku?
A: The best time to visit Baku is during spring (April to June) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is pleasant and suitable for sightseeing.

Q: How do I reach Baku?
A: Baku is accessible by direct flights from major cities around the world. The main airport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD).

Q: Is it safe to travel to Baku?
A: Yes, Baku is considered a safe destination for travelers. However, it’s always advisable to stay aware of your surroundings and take standard travel precautions.

Q: Can I use my credit/debit card in Baku?
A: Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants, and shops in Baku. However, it’s also a good idea to carry some local currency (Azerbaijani Manat) for smaller purchases and in case of any issues with card transactions.

Q: Will I have access to the internet in Baku?
A: Yes, most hotels, cafes, and restaurants offer free Wi-Fi. You can also purchase a local SIM card for mobile data.

Q: Are vegetarian food options available?
A: Yes, Baku offers a variety of dining options, including vegetarian and international cuisine. Inform your tour operator or hotel in advance if you have any specific dietary requirements.

Q: What language is spoken in Baku?
A: The official language is Azerbaijani (Azeri). English is widely spoken in hotels, tourist areas, and by tour guides.

Q: Do I need a visa to visit Baku?
A: Visa requirements vary by nationality. Check with the Azerbaijani embassy or consulate in your country for specific visa information. Many nationalities can obtain an e-visa through the official Azerbaijan e-Visa portal.

Q: What should I do in case of a medical emergency?
A: In case of a medical emergency, contact your hotel staff or tour operator for assistance. Major hospitals and clinics in Baku provide good medical services. It’s advisable to have travel insurance that covers medical emergencies.

Q: How can I make the most of my free time for shopping?
A: Shopping Malls: Visit malls like Port Baku Mall, 28 Mall, and Ganjlik Mall for a mix of local and international brands. Local Markets: Explore local markets like Taza Bazaar and Yashil Bazaar for traditional Azerbaijani products and souvenirs.

Q: Can I drink alcohol in Baku?
A: Yes, alcohol is available and can be consumed in Baku. There are many bars and restaurants that serve alcoholic beverages. Drink responsibly and be mindful of local customs. FYI Clubs and Bars: Explore the vibrant nightlife scene in Baku with its numerous clubs, bars, and lounges. Enjoy live music, DJs, and a variety of drinks until the early hours of the morning.

Q: What are the emergency contact numbers in Baku?
A: Police: 102 Fire Department: 101 Ambulance: 103

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