Scope of Certification
|MICE - CREATING NEW FRESH SOLUTIONS|
Improtex Travel is one of the leading companies offering a full range of services for the organization, conduct and supervision of activities of any complexity and purpose, organized by the state, public or private entities. Excellent knowledge of the opportunities in every region of the country can develop and implement new creative programs of any complexity, and professional management and innovative approach to every project ensures the success of the event.
Activities in the field of corporate services in Azerbaijan
Individual approach to every request
Development of concepts
Logistics and support
Script, thematic design, selection scenery
Provision of qualified guides and actors for the event
Development of team building and entertainment programs
Creative quests and corporate games
Hotel bookings in Baku and in regions of Azerbaijan
Provision of motor transport for transfers
Gala dinners and excursions
Maintenance and control measures of all stages
24 hour customer service
VIP-tourism has become one of the core activities of Improtex Travel Company and it is becoming increasingly popular, attracting more and more customers every year.
Elite tourism involves a tour with very special conditions. Improtex Travel experts offer elite tailor-made vacation packages to individual needs and preferences.
VIP service in tourism means custom duration of the tour, self-selected route and of course, maximum comfort throughout the trip.
Our experienced specialists will choose individual routes and programs, guided solely by your preferences and tastes.
VIP service at the International Airport of Baku
Meeting of the passenger
Provide the employee luggage delivery
Assistance with registration to the VIP lounge
Provide passengers with food and beverages in the VIP lounge
Flight information updates
Translation services and consulting support
From Georgia border to Baku city with discovering “The Great Silk Road”
7 days\6 night (excluding a tour program in Baku).
The total length of the route - 505 km(including passages to excursion destinations – roundly 90 km)
Total quantity and length of descents – 5 (roundly 70 km.)
Total quantity and length of ascents – 10 (roundly75 km.)
|HISTORICAL & ARCHEOLOGICAL TOURS|
Travelers are always curious about what to expect from a new destination.
Azerbaijan is a country of ancient history and culture. Here there are more than 6 thousand historical, archeological and architectural monuments. Any part of Azerbaijan from the archeological and historical point of view can interest tourists. In the Gobustan settlement (60 km from Baku) there is a rare monument of world culture, one of the first centers of the civilization of mankind - the Azerbaijan historical-art reserve “Gobustan”. Among masterpieces of indigenous architects: an ancient part of Baku – “Icheri Sheher” (Inner Town) with its legendary Maiden’s Tower and the Shirvanshakhs Palace,
the Khans Palace in Sheki city ;covered by multi-coloured frescos, the Tower Mausoleum Momina-khatun in Nahichevan, the mysterious Temple Diri-Baba which was cut out of rocks in a wild gorge in Shamakhy region ;muslim Mosques with tall minarets , Christian temples and many buildings of another religions ; the mighty bridges which have endured through the ages, bastions of powerful fortresses at the peaks of mountains. Truly, it is worth it to overcome great distances for the pleasure of seeing even a small part of all these miracles.
|GEOLOGICAL & ECOLOGICAL TOURS|
The territory of the Azerbaijan Republic has good nature, which is rich with flora and fauna here are almost all kind of plants (4500 kinds), 97 spacies of animals, 357 kinds of birds, about 100 kinds of fish, 67 kinds of reptiles, about 15 thousand of insects. Area of forests is 12 percent from the whole territory. There is black line, elder pine, acacia, oak, persimmon,box-tree, fig and so on. There are 8400 large and shallow rivers. The largest are Kura and Araz. There are a lot of mineral springs, salt lakes and mud volcanoes. On the east territory of Azerbaijan is washed by the Caspian Sea - the largest lake in the world. There are 6 national parks, 13 reserves, 21 sanctuaries in our country. Geological and ecological tours will give you a chance to experience the flora and fauna of our country.
Rural tourism is a relatively new area of the tourism industry. This kind of tourism is also called "agritourism" or "green" tourism. Rural turism is currently developing all over the world, including in Azerbaijan.
Agritourism involves temporary stay of tourists in the countryside for recreation. This type of holiday is perfect for families with children. Rural tourism today is for the elderly, the company of young people, as well as people who are keen on sports. The village has many features and tools for organizing outdoor activities. Azerbaijan is a country with rich folk traditions. From generation to generation, wedding and funeral rituals have been handed down. Many traditions are embodied in the Azerbaijani people's hospitality: its culture, people's beliefs, national costumes, folk festivals and entertainment.
While in an Azerbaijani village, tourists can take walks and hike in the woods. They can look for mushrooms, nuts, and berries. They can also swim in the Caspian Sea, or other rivers and lakes.
Upon request, visitors can also participate in local chores to feel complete immersion in village life. The time spent in contact with the local population will allow tourists to learn how to milk a cow, fish, understand medicinal herbs, learn the habits
of animals, ride on horseback, or manage a horse-drawn cart. Tourists may also learn to weave rugs, weave baskets, learn the potter's wheel or blacksmithing.
When organizing your holiday in the countryside, tourists can take advantage of our services and make excursions to nature reserves or to the historical, architectural and archaeological monuments, preserved in a given area.
The most preferred leisure time in Azerbaijan is the summer and early autumn. Duration of tours is not limited, but the minimum length of stay on the route, taking into account climate adaptation and a new lifestyle in remote rural areas should not be less than 8-10 days.
Improtex Travel can provide rural separate guest cottages, rooms, entire floors of peasant homes. These facilities usually have a full set of furniture.
They offer numerous utensils, towels, bed linen and they are equipped with the sanitary requirements of modern hotels. In addition, each rented house or living room has a kitchen with all household goods for cooking.
Azerbaijan is situated in the east of so-called Transcaucasia, on the southern flanks of the Upper-Caucasus mountain ridge that forms the borderline between Europe and Asia. Its riches in virgin natural landscapes, the wide variety of different climate zones and ancient monuments has given the country a major potential for the development of adventure tours. We offer mountain-walking, trekking & hiking, mountaineering, rappeling & rock-climbing, orienteering & walking, auto& motor tours, horse-riding, sailing & fishing, yachting & boating surviving in extremal conditions, etc. All kinds of these tours are supervised by the competent staff of the Rescue Committee.
|AUTO & MOTOR TOURS|
Auto tours and Jeep safaris in mountainous areas of Azerbaijan
Improtex Travel offers a new tour for car travel enthusiasts. For fans of travel by their own transport, we will provide a special map, circuit auto-tour route, detailed route descriptions, and at the request of tourists, tour guides, selected instructors and technical staff to accompany the tourists on the entire route. The tourist will have a more than 900 km to drive, the
difficulties of mountain roads, the wild beauty of the south-eastern part of the Greater Caucasus, the north-eastern foothills of the Lesser Caucasus and the hospitality of local residents. Tourists will have memorable places to visit. Our program is able to satisfy even the most experienced and intrepid travelers on wheels.
In order to satisfy a tremendously increasing demand for tours on horseback, we offer various opportunities to those interested, from horse-racing in the hippodrome to long trips through mountains and forests. Well-trained horses of both Azeri and other national races are available. To those who wish to learn traditional Azeri games on horse back like “Catch the Girl” or “Surpanah” (a sort of basketball played by riders), courses can be arranged.
|SAILING AND FISHING|
Sailing tours are available from early April till late October in the Bay of Baku and around the Absheron Archipelago. Sailing includes fishing (max. 5 kg) and fish-barbecuing on the Caspian shore. Motor-boats have a capacity of ten passengers, sailing-boats
vary between three and five passengers. The motor-boats are 0.25 tones with a loading capacity of 0.5 tones and 7 to 8 marks in terms of seaworthiness. Sail boats can carry 3 to 5 persons.
These kinds of tours are extremely popular among our guests, who are keen on learning as much as they can about Azeri culture such as fine arts, artistic heritage and ethnography. The most interesting itineraries are to Lahij, Khinalig, Sheki and Ordubad. In each of them, the guests will be shown architectural monuments, various types of national handicrafts, traditional music, theatre and dancing performances, museums and demonstrations of the traditional cuisine.
The Southern Caucasus is one of the most known centers of the origin of human civilization. Its territory has numerous sites and ruins of prehistorical people, as well as traces of the material and spiritual culture of various tribes, from long before the occurrence of states.
“Discover «The Lost Worlds»”
Azerbaijan – Georgia
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Route:Baku - Quba-Shamakhy-Lahij -Sheki-Georgian border–Kakheti region (Telavi town)- Tusheti region (villages: Omalo ,Dochu and Dartlo)–Telavi-Mtskheta–Tbilisi
This program's route across Azerbaijan and Georgia are created so that the main sites on the tour are the most ancient dwellings of the people in the Southern Caucasus.)
You will visit villages where the population has maintained the cultural traditions of ancient times, such as: customs, ceremonies, language, cuisine, religious orientation, and crafts.
|RELIGION & PILGRIMAGE TOURS|
Azerbaijan is the homeland of one of the world religions – Zoroastrianism – and a shelter and safe haven for the customs of others. Mosques, synagogues, churches and the fire-worshippers’ temples are symbols of the tradition of tolerance and the unique experience of peaceful religions coexistence, of which Azerbaijan is a fine example.
Carpet weaving is the most widespread handicraft in Azerbaijan. This type of art was carefully passed down from generation to generation. Unknown masters have created unique carpets, and the artistic perfection is still surprising today. The splendid carpets and carpet works are now exhibited in museums in cities such as Washington, London, Paris, Istanbul, and St. Petersburg.
National art and handicrafts in Azerbaijan have a long history. One of the oldest types of handicrafts is copper working. In every house in the country today, one can easily find old household goods made of copper: trays, kettles, ladles, etc. There are over 80 copper products of various designs. Most of them are decored with beautiful engravings. The most amazing and unique art is the “shebeke”, which is carved window bars, similar to mosaic and stained-glass windows.
Workmanship and national-applied craft trades in various regions of Azerbaijan
"Craftsmen and culinary specialists of the Absheron region”
One of the oldest villages near Baku is the “Gala” village, which was protected cultural, historical, and ethnographical monuments.
The goal of this tour is to acquaint tourists with the origin of the village, and to observe the work of local craftsmen such as potters, blacksmiths, bakers, and others. Tourists can also train in the manufacturing of simple goods or learn to cook the traditional regional dishes of Azerbaijan's cuisine. Basically our goal is to acquaint tourists with the day-to-day life and folk customs of local people.
Craftsmen from the Gala village give master-classes on the crafts listed below:
5.Baking of national bread and lavash (flat white loaf)
6.Samovar boiling and brewing tea in accordance with Azerbaijani traditions
|Azerbaijan National Cuisine|
Azerbaijan takes great pride in its national cuisine. The abundance of fresh and local vegetables, fruit, herbs, and spices have inspired Azerbaijani cooks to invent new and distinctive national dishes. Even the most sophisticated chefs visiting Azerbaijan will appreciate the exquisite taste of these dishes. The restaurants of Baku and other towns offer its guests a wide choice of national dishes. Azerbaijanis are fiercely proud of their national cuisine, and hope that you will enjoy it. Listed below are tours that offer a sampling of the traditional dishes of Azerbaijan cuisine.
Azerbaijan is one of the oldest centers of winemaking. In the necropolis Leylatepe, Saritepe archaeologists discovered clay vessels for wine keeping – the proof of the development of winemaking in Azerbaijan during the Early Bronze Age. But the winemaking industry comes from the middle of the XIX - th century. During that time the wines and cognacs from Azerbaijan gained European recognition and began to win one award after another at the numerous prestigious competitions of Europe: Gold Medal in Paris and French Academy Prize – “Golden Cross”, gold medals in London, Hamburg, Munich, again in Paris, Grand Prix in Lion. Today, Azeri wine makers also successfully participate at various international exhibitions. Azeri wines win a great number of gold and silver medals, our award-winning wines are “Giz Galasi”, “Yeddi Gozel”, “Sherg Ulduzu”, “Chinar”, champagne “Pearl of Azerbaijan”, as well as cognacs “Azerbaijan”, “Baki”, “Ganja” , “Goygol” etc.