Azerbaijan is a former Soviet Republic located on the western shores of the Caspian Sea, tucked in between the sea and the Caucasus Mountains. It is bordered by Russia, Georgia, Armenia, and Iran, and has been part of the Russian and Persian Empires. It is a small country made wealthy by oil, amazing and unique architecture, a vibrant old city and shining modern city in Baku, rolling green hills, traditions, and a beautiful landscape of mountains and the sea. Visit Azerbaijan for the history, the vibrant nightlife, the natural beauty, and of course, to meet the people.
Caravan-Serai has a variety of tours available for you to explore the best that Azerbaijan has to offer. Multi-country tours, culinary, wine, highlights, and more. We can do custom tours, bird watching tours, group and private tours.
Below are a selection of books about Azerbaijan – history, culture, travel, international relations, food and language – available on Amazon. These are just suggestions to help you familiarize yourself a bit before you travel. Of course there are many more books to read on the subject, but hopefully these will get you started.
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Use this form to contact us regarding travel to Azerbaijan or any of our destinations. You can also call us at 206-545-7300.
At Caravan-Serai, we are experts in Egypt tours and travel. We can plan as much or as little as you need for your Egypt vacation. Explore Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan, Luxor, the Red Sea resorts, and more. We can also combine Egypt with a visit to another country such as Israel or Jordan, both are very easy add-ons! Give us a call or contact us with any questions to to begin booking your Egypt exploration today.
Hi Rita – on behalf of the Nile Cruise 2023 clan we thank you for setting up a wonderful trip with our very knowledgeable and entertaining and storytelling guide, Yasir Wahab! The trip was flawless with all our various schedules and desires being coordinated by Yasir and team.
~Sincerely Nabil, Manal & Will, Osama, Dina, Maha, Nihad & Hamed, Omar & Samar, Shamel & Nareen
If you, like so many others, dream of seeing the real land of the pharaohs, there has never been a better time. Tourism is encouraged and welcomed by the government and the people of Egypt.
Egypt has been, and continues to be one of the most celebrated countries in North Africa. Incredibly rich in archaeological wonders, cultural flavors and recreational options, Egypt is without a doubt high on the list of any seasoned traveler who intends to visit the highlights of the world in his or her lifetime.
Egypt’s archaeological treasures are second only to its people. When chatting with people in the street, in the hotel, and in the shops, you will find that the people of Egypt are unaffectedly friendly. Making time to meet new friends is the best way to reap the rewards of this country. Egypt is as ready to welcome the visitor as it has been in the past. With its waves of conquests and settlers, Egypt has constantly reached out, but always gives back something in return. The key to understanding Egypt is realizing that it is not merely a museum with inhabitants, but a constantly evolving culture.
Egypt comprises some 1,002,000 square kilometers and consists of four clearly defined geographic regions: the Nile Valley, the Western Desert, the Eastern Desert, and the Sinai Peninsula.
Below are a selection of books about Egypt – history, culture, travel, international relations, food and language – available on Amazon. These are just suggestions, and may be available elsewhere, to help you familiarize yourself a bit before you travel. Of course there are many more books to read on the subject, but hopefully these will get you started.
Use this form to contact us regarding travel to Egypt or any of our destinations. You can also call us at 206-545-7300.
Armenia is a small country with a very big history, having been a crossroads of the world’s greatest empires throughout its history. Armenia, part of the former Soviet Union until 1991, lies on the Silk Road, and was the first country to adopt Christianity in about 300AD. The Romans, Greeks, Byzantines, Persians, Ottomans, and Russians have all had an influence on this small country.
Its rich cultural and architectural heritage combines elements from different traditions. The Armenian language is part of the Indo-European family, but its alphabet is unique.
The whole country of Armenia is like an open-air museum. It’s rich in stone structures, temples and churches created throughout the ages. The stone carvings on the rock formations of the Geghama Mountains, situated near Lake Sevan, serve as evidence of early civilization, and are the reflection of the early mythological thought, lifestyle, hunting practices, astronomical knowledge and other features of local prehistory. In the Ararat Valley, you will find the remnants of the Medzamour Bronze and Iron Age settlements – symbols of early urban civilization in Armenia.
The Armenians trace their history to the Sixth Century B.C. Throughout history, Armenia has been a battlefield for many invaders, contending empires, and a bridge for many cultures and civilizations. During the past 2,700 years, Armenia was conquered by the Persians, Alexander the Great, Rome, Byzantium, the Ottoman Turks and Russia. Invaders such as Arabs, Seljuks, Mongols, Tatars and Safavids also crossed Armenia.
In addition to our set group departures, Caravan-Serai Tours can also craft an independent tour. Visit our sample itineraries or the group departure itineraries for ideas, and give us a call.
Below are a selection of books about Armenia – history, culture, travel, international relations, food and language – available on Amazon. These are just suggestions to help you familiarize yourself a bit before you travel. Of course there are many more books to read on the subject, but hopefully these will get you started.
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Algeria, in spite of the small number of tourists that visit each year, is a fascinating country. It has wealth of historical sites, including many designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is also a diverse country with major cities along the coast that are products of the many invaders and conquerors from the sea, to the interior desert and mountains that are home to the Tuareg people. Algeria has much to offer the visitor!
Officially known as the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, this North African country is considered the second largest country on the entire African continent and the largest on the Mediterranean Sea. The capitol city is Algiers. In the past, Algeria was a popular tourist destination until the civil war in 1992 brought the tourism industry down. Tourist arrivals started to improve by small increments beginning early 2000, when the Sahara region covered by Algerian territory was opened to tourists.
Despite the lack of tourists, Algeria is a fascinating country. Places of interest include the regions of Tassili N’Ajjer and Hoggar, both listed as UNESCO Heritage Sites, where local color is rife in the everyday lives of traditional Algerian tribes. There is also the Algiers, where the old school and the modern meet to showcase an interesting mix of Algeria’s colonial past and hopeful present. Timimoun provides visitors a slice of the Sahara desert while in Sajah is made interesting by the sand dunes that divide the region into two.
Join a tour to Algeria with Caravan-Serai and experience the natural beauty of the Sahara and coastal Mediterranean sites for yourself. We offer both set departures and custom private tours.
We are experts in travel and tours to Jordan. Visit Amman, Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea, Madaba, Aqaba, and more.