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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.
Lankaran Tour will cover Lankaran Railway Station Square, Major General Hazi Aslanov, the historic Lankaran Lighthouse, Mir Ahmad Khan’s Palace. This bus tour of Lankaran will give you a glimpse of the city's rich history and natural beauty. You will have the opportunity to see some of Lankaran's most important landmarks and learn about the city's past.
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.
The crown dish of southern Azerbaijani cuisine is Talysh Lyavyangi. A mass of mixed walnuts, onions and fruit pastilles is stuffed with a rustic chicken and baked in an oven. And then they are served to the guests of our ATI company.
Chicken Lyavyangi, eggplants Lyavyangi, omelet with walnuts, fresh vegetables, rustic tendir bread and compote of wild berries is a lunch that we and our guests are treated to at the restaurant "Janub", located on the banks of a mountain river in the thicket of the forest of the Talysh Mountains.
It should be noted that Talysh cuisine is included in the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List as an ideal combination of health benefits and rich taste.
The road to Lerik is quite long and amazes with the magnificence of nature, as it passes in a serpentine through the Talysh mountains. You have to drive through the Hirkan National Park. At one of the turns of this road, among the thickets of the forest, there is a historical mausoleum of the 15th century, where you can visit the grave of Amir Shahsever, a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad, the great commander and preacher, who lived in this place in the 11th century. A professional English-speaking guide will tell you a detailed history of this sacred place.
The Bobogil mausoleum in Lerik is revered as a sanctuary visited by pilgrims not only from local residents, but also from all over Azerbaijan and neighboring Muslim countries.
The administrative center of the Lerik region is the city of Lerik, one of the highest mountainous cities in Azerbaijan. At an altitude of almost 1200 meters above sea level, the cleanest air, water and food have become the reason for the excellent health of the locals.
Seventy-year-olds in Lerik are middle-aged people in their prime. A healthy lifestyle is a guarantee of longevity, therefore, in 1991, a unique museum of its kind was founded in the city of Lerik. There is no similar place anywhere in the world, and here an interesting tour awaits guests in this Longevity Museum.
The turbulent mountain river Talysh-chay originates in Iran and flows through the Hirkan National Park through two countries. The most beautiful rapids of this river are located in the Lerik region.
In the dense thickets of the forest near the village of Guneshli, one after the other, with an interval of a couple of kilometers, two picturesque waterfalls rumble, reminiscent of miniature variations of the legendary Niagara. These are the waterfalls of "Boy" and "Girl".
Both waterfalls are great places for photos and videos as a memento of the Lerik Tour. And near one of them, our guests drink fragrant Lankaran tea brewed with mountain herbs and eat jam. Tea with jam, oxygen-rich forest air against the background of tons of falling river water! In such an environment, all sorrows are forgotten.
After a rest in the protected areas during the Lerik Tour, we go back to Baku by semi-express with a short halt on the way in the already familiar oasis of the Haji-oglu Restaurant. Evening Guests will meet evening in the capital.
- Tour Category: Day Trips
- Minimum number of people: 2
- Start Time: 09:00
- Duration: 14 hours
- Included: Professional English speaking guide, transfer from the hotel and back to the hotel, entry ticket to Lerik Longevity 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.