At YPT, we love autonomous republics, breakaway states and bizarre exclaves, and our latest addition to our range of tours to such far flung places is the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic! Whilst Nakhchivan is an exclave of Azerbaijan, this bizarre republic is geographically separated from the rest of Azerbaijan by its mortal enemy, Armenia, with whom they’re still at war with since the 1990’s. Nakhchivan was one of the first regions of the former USSR to claim independence, shortly after this the Nagorno-Karabakh War between Azerbaijan and Armenia erupted and killed tens of thousands of people. During this war, Nakhchivan was blockaded for a long time. In order to survive, this isolated exclave was forced to become very self reliant.
Inside this little known, landlocked republic are many incredible sights from ancient mosques and Madrassas and Soviet relics to ae inspiring natural scenery and the tomb of Noah. We’ll begin our tour in the capital of Azerbaijan and explore everything it has to offer from it’s Soviet remnants and its ancient history and the cult of personality around the long serving president Heydar Aliyev. We’ll then take a charter flight into Nakhchivan, as the border with Armenia is sealed, and begin our tour around the country seeing everything there is to see, meeting local people and trying the local cuisine.
Monday 20th April 2020
Tuesday 21st April 2020
Wednesday 22nd April 2020
Thursday 23rd April 2020
Friday 24th April 2020
Saturday 25th April 2020
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
• All accommodation in twin-share hotels
• All transport as per itinerary, including Baku – Nakhchivan flights
• 24 hour services of a bilingual, YPT tour leader and local English speaking tour guide
• e-visa for Azerbaijan ($60)
• Travel insurance
• Single supplement (€150)
• Pre-tour accommodation (€40)
• Lunch and dinner
• Tips for the local guide in Nakhchivan
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