explore Lankaran's nature reserves

The swamps of the Gizil Aghaj and the Hirkan National Park are two wonderful natural reserves worth visiting. Adventure into the wilderness in Azerbaijan.

Lankaran'snature reserves

explore Lankaran'snature reserves

Bordered by the Caspian Sea and the lush Talysh Mountains, Lankaran is ideally placed between two of Azerbaijan’s best nature reserves. The swamps of the Gizil Aghaj reserve on the Caspian coast just north of Lankaran city are famous for being home to a multitude of water birds, not least the flamingo which migrates here from Africa each winter. Meanwhile, the vast Hirkan National Park spreads throughout the Lankaran and Astara regions. It’s a botanist's paradise home to a huge variety of trees, including ancient iron trees that survived the last ice age as well as the very endangered Caucasian leopard. Over a dozen marked routes offer great hiking opportunities, some with lunch stops and tea breaks along the way in timeless local villages. 

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USEFUL INFORMATION

weather and season

Air temperature

Current:
32.8°C
Average:
22.3 – 31.3°C / 72.1–88.3°F

Feel temperature

Current:
35.3°C
Average:
21 – 35.8°C / 69.8–96.4°F

Wind

Current:
  • Plenty of sunshine
  • SE
  • speed 11.1 km/h

When to go

  • Peak Season:
  • All year round

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