AIA Tours:

Origins of Humans & Wine Travel Documents – 2024

We hope you are looking forward to the Archaeological Institute of America Origins of Humans & Wine: Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia program. The following is a list of information and linked documents to help you begin your preparation. Printed versions of these documents are also available on request.

Forms (Due by July 16, 2024):

Reservation/Release Form – Download)
Personal Information Form – (Download)
Air Form – (Download)

Refer to your email listing any missing forms.
Please mail to: AIA Tours, PO Box 938, Walpole, NH 03608. Forms may also be returned by email to or by fax to 603-756-2922.

Note: Final documents cannot be released until we have received all items listed in the email we sent to you. If you have any questions please call.

Other Important Information:

  • Insurance: If you have not already, we highly recommend purchasing this or similar insurance to protect yourself from penalties that may be imposed by the program operator if you were forced to cancel.
  • Travel Information:  (Download) This contains important information regarding necessary documentation, packing suggestions, etc.
  • Suggested Media Guide – (Download)
  • Tour brochure – (Download)
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia Country Information (Download)

Air Arrangements: (Download)

Airport transfers are included for all guests who arrive in Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD and depart from Yerevan on the Zvartnots International Airport (EVN) on the scheduled group program start (10/15/2024) and end (10/29/2024) dates, regardless of their arrival or departure times. The check-in time at Hilton Baku is 3:00 p.m. To join the welcome reception, please arrive at the hotel by 6:00 p.m. The check-out time at the Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel is at noon.

Please contact MIR Corp. at 206-696-7052 or by email at for assistance with making your flight arrangements. Your flight itinerary must be provided to our office prior to departure.

Passport and Visa:

A valid passport is required for international travel. Please check to be sure it is valid for six months after the end of the tour. Check your passport to make sure that it has sufficient space for entry/exit stamps.

A visa is required to visit Azerbaijan. We will file for the visas on your behalf and send them to you before you depart on this trip. Georgia and Armenia do not require a visa for entry for US citizens.

Final Mailing

Your final mailing will be emailed approximately two weeks prior to departure. This will include last-minute instructions, luggage tags, a participant list, contact information, etc. You will also receive a mailed package with your name badge and luggage tags.

NOTE: If you are leaving your home prior to the group departure date, please contact me immediately so that I can make sure you receive your final packet before you depart.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 800-748-6262 or by email at and I will be happy to assist you. 


Sean Delaney
Guest Services Coordinator

Archaeological Institute of America Tours
P.O. Box 938, Walpole, NH 03608-0938
Package Deliveries: 47 Main Street, Suite One, Walpole, NH 03608
Toll Free: (800) 748-6262 | Toll line: (603) 756-2884 | f: (603) 756-2922

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ET

For reservations or questions, please email us at (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884). To reserve your space using the online form, click here.

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