Travel agency Azerbaijan Travel International offers you a one-day tour to Lankaran - a city located in the south of Azerbaijan and on the shores of the Caspian Sea. In addition to the Caspian Sea on the one hand, Lankaran also offers guests the picturesque Talysh Mountains on the other side. It is among the Talysh mountains in the forests of the Hirkan National Park that Khanbulan Lake is located - one of the attractions during the tour to Lankaran.
The uniqueness of this park lies in the fact that it is divided between two states: Iran and Azerbaijan. The vast territory of the Hirkan National Park covers several southern regions of the Republic of Azerbaijan. During the tour to Lankaran, guests will visit it not only from Lankaran, but also from Lerik, and each of these areas is distinguished by something special.
A tour to Lankaran is an acquaintance with one of the most delicious cuisines in the world. The dishes of the southern zone of Azerbaijan are included in the list of heritage of civilization by the international organization UNESCO.
Lankaran Tour starts with a guide from Azerbaijan Travel International meeting you. Then everyone sets off to Lankaran in a comfortable car.
A modern highway laid across the steppe of the Mugan Plain is also part of the national culture. And in the culture of the East, the road is unthinkable without a caravanserai. Here, 130 km from Baku, between the Kura River and the Mugan Water Channel, in the picturesque oasis restaurant called "Haji-oglu", guests will enjoy a refreshing breakfast in the best Azerbaijani traditions.
The first stop during Lankaran Tour is very symbolic. One of the features of the region is tea, which has been grown here since the Silk Road. From the very beginning, the Lankaran reminds about their tea culture. Here, in the center of the road circle, there is a sculptural composition depicting a samovar and an oriental armudu glass filled with this wonderful drink.
Get ready to see Lankaran's most popular attractions from the comfort of your seat. Admire the stunning Palace of Mir Ahmad Khan, a 19th-century gem, as we drive by. Take in the beauty of its exterior as our expert guides provide interesting historical tidbits. Next, we'll pass by the lively Lankaran Railway station and square. Keep an eye out for the impressive monument of Maj.-Gen. Hazi Aslanov, a celebrated World War II hero from Lankaran. Our guides will share fascinating insights about this esteemed figure, offering you a glimpse into the city's history.
The most delicious food of Azerbaijan is in the south. Hearty, with a delicate taste that satisfies the most capricious gourmet and an aroma from which you want to interrupt all diets, the dishes are distinguished by their authentic component – Lankaran Levengi. Levengi is a fruit–nut-vegetable paste, which is used as a filling for most South Azerbaijani dishes. The author is not even going to convey the unique taste in these lines, but strongly recommends coming to Lankaran with the tour operator Azerbaijan Travel International and having lunch at the Khan Lankaran restaurant. With the coming pleasant appetite!
The menu of your lunch includes an appetizer of cold eggplant Levengi, the main course is hot Lyavyangi from rustic chicken, vegetable salad, bread, soft drinks.
Azerbaijanis always drink tea. At any time of the day, alone or in the company of friends and acquaintances, they drink tea for any reason and without it, because the tea party itself is already an occasion. For the average Azerbaijani, the first is air, the second is tea, and only after it is water. And tea in the country is grown only here, in Lankaran. How it is grown and where exactly - our guests will see with their own eyes when they find themselves on a tea plantation on the eve of the Hirkan National Park.
It's time to drink tea. In the Talish Mountains, a mountain range located on the South Caucasus mountain range, the mirror lake Khanbulan is hidden among the dense forests of the Hyrkan National Park. Here, on the approaches to its shores, in the shade of majestic oaks and chestnuts, guests enjoy a tea party. And a walk along the shore of Khanbulan makes a Lankaran Tour truly unforgettable.
After a rest in the protected areas, we go back to Baku by semi-express with a short stop on the way to the already familiar oasis of the Haji-oglu caravanserai. The guests are already meeting the evening in the capital.
"Yanar Bulaq" is a natural spring located in the Astara region of Azerbaijan. The name "Yanar Bulaq" translates to "burning spring" in English. It is known for its unique feature of the water catching fire, attributed to the high concentration of sulfur and methane gases present in the water. The flames occur when the gas released from the water ignites upon contact with a flame.
The spring has been a local attraction for its medicinal properties and has been used by the community for many years. It is believed by the locals that drinking the water from Yanar Bulaq can provide healing benefits, especially for gastrointestinal ailments. The spring also holds historical significance and is considered a protected historical monument.
- Tour Category: Exclusive Tours
- Minimum number of people: 2
- Included: Professional English speaking guide, transfer from the hotel and back to the hotel, tickets to the museum, a comfortable car with seat belts and air conditioning, Breakfast, lunch, tea during the tour.
- Excluded: Personal expenses.
- Note: For guests staying in the Old Town, the collection point is in front of the Double Gates of the Old City. You can also replace meals during the tour with a vegetarian menu by prior warning. Meals or drinks not included in the menu can be ordered for an additional fee.