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.
The first day of our tour ends at the Lankaran Railway Station Square near the coast of the Caspian Sea. Here guests get acquainted with several attractions of Lankaran at once.
In front of the railway station in the park there is a monument to the hero of the Second World War, Major General Azi Aslanov, a native of these places.
Nearby stands a historical monument of architecture – the Lankaran Lighthouse. The years of its construction date back to the first half of the XVIII century. At one time it was part of the destroyed Lankaran fortress. It is in excellent condition and is an active lighthouse.
The station itself and the railway are located near the seashore, so a walk along the shore of the Caspian Sea, the largest lake on the planet, will be a worthy end to the Lankaran adventure.
A historical tour dedicated to local lore will take place in the museum, where the residence of the local ruler, Khan, was located in the XVIII-XIX centuries. In addition to getting acquainted with local customs, tourists will learn about the life of the khan, his family and the influence he had on the reality of Azerbaijan in those years.
In the quarters of the city there is an architectural monument of the beginning of the XVIII century, known as the Round Tower. This tower was part of a historical fortress, almost completely destroyed. There was a prison in the tower, hence its name – "Zindan" translates from Azerbaijani as "Prison". The program of our tour includes an external review of this monument, and after it – a short walk along the nearby pedestrian bridge over the Lenkoran River.
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.