Independent tour to Shamakhi & Lahij

Private & Custom Tours in Azerbaijan
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Tour description

• A full-day tour from Baku to the Shamakhi & Lahij region • Visit the first mosque of all Caucasus: the Juma Mosque • Experience the work of the local handicraft masters lively • Beautiful scenery of Lesser Caucasus mountains at 2,070 m • Enjoy complimentary round-trip transportation from your Baku hotel

The history of Shamakhi starts from 5th century BC, and is popular with its landscape and literature in Azerbaijan. In the 9th -16th centuries it was the capital of Shirvan Empire, and in the mid-18th century it used to be the center of Shamakhi Khanate. The first mosque of all Caucasus and Azerbaijan - the Juma Mosque is in Shamakhi. It is additionally called the City of Literature since it was the native land of many Azerbaijani poets. Present day Shamakhi is a recognized center of carpet weaving and winemaking.Located in Upper Caucasus, Lahij was built in 5th century BC, and in 1980 was announced as Historical-Cultural Reserve of Azerbaijan. Tat - the dialect of Old Persian - remains to this day the primary language in the village. Lahij has preserved its culture and trade, and is considered as craft center of the Great Silk Road up to now.Tour Program • Pickup from hotel. • Visit to Shamakhi • Juma Mosque: The oldest mosque of all Caucasus and Azerbaijan • “Diri Baba” Sufi Dervish Mausoleum • "Chukhuryurd" lake in Shamakhi • Visit to Lahij • Sightseeing places on the way to Lahij (2070 m above the sea level) • Walking through Lahij trade street, visiting the workshops of the local handicraft masters • Visit to Lahij History Museum and the Mosque. • Back to Baku, drop-off to hotel

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle

What's not included

  • Lunch
  • Tour Guide