ULTRA-EXTRAORDINARY NATURE & INCREDIBLE CULTURE (Shamakhi-Lahij excursion)
Duration: 8-9 hours
Pick-up time: 08:00 am
Pick-up / drop-off point: from your hotel in Baku
Places to see: Diri Baba mausoleum, Gulistan fortress, Yeddi Gumbez (“The Seven Domes”), Juma Mosque, Lahij village, souvenir shops, Girdimanchai river.
- Shamakhi is an astonishing place with ultra-extraordinary nature and incredible architecture, culture and unique history, interesting customs and traditions. It can be studied all one’s life and every day you'd observe something new. Take this tour, a day trip from Baku to the old city and the mountainous picturesque village.
- Guests will be picked from hotel and go to Shamakhi. On their way there is a small but interesting mausoleum called Diri Baba. The uniqueness of the structure of the place is that the architect "built" the tomb into the rock. The impression is that the tomb is suspended in the air.
- After Diri Baba guests keep their way to Shamakhi city. Shamakhi is an ancient city of Azerbaijan which was the capital of Shirvan Dynasty during 9th -16th century. On the 18th century it was the center of Shamakhi Khanate. Guests may see Gulistan fortress, Yeddi Gumbez (“The Seven Domes”) with burial places of Shamakhi governors, Juma Mosque which foundation was laid in the 10th century. Lunch time
- Way to a beautiful Lahij – the village where the path runs through high cliffs. Lahij was built on the canyon of river Girdimanchai, it is small village considered as cultural reserve and a popular touristic destination of the Great Silk Road. Guests can meet their hand-made items from copper, adorned with carving in the form of oriental ornaments, knitted and weaved goods, wood and leather ware, souvenir knives and many other. Return to Baku.
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.