On the southern slopes of Greater Caucasus there's a unique settlement called Lahij. This settlement is notable with its authentic handicrafts traditions. Craftsmen of Lahij preserved their traditions and technologies of working on non-ferrrous metals, like copper and bronze through centuries. Cobblestoned streets of this amazing city will offer you picteresque view to tinsmiths and blacksmiths, as well as its shops, which will amaze you with carpets and rug crafts. Locals of this medieval village have developed sophisticated construction techniques due to frequent earthquakes. The experts claim that its old sewage system was built about 1500 years ago. You will also have a chance to enjoy a view of the majestic natural canyon and Zernava suspension bridge. This magnificent place will be followed by a picnic party, which will cater mix of kebabs (pieces of lamb, kofte, chicken and grilled vegetables), fresh salads and local hommemade wine.
What is included/excluded
Coffee and/or Tea
Alcoholic Beverages - Local wine is included to the lunch
Any other expenses
Departure & Return
11 Əziz Əliyev küçəsi, Bakı, Azerbaijan
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up our guests from central hotels in Baku, exept hotels in the Old City and hotels that are close to Nizami Street. That guests are coming to pick up point: Double Gates (Maiing gates of the Old City)
What to Expect
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Shamakhi, Shamakhi, Daghlig Shirvan Region
The first stop of this tour will be the city of Shamakhi, which was the capital of the Shirvanshah state that existed for almost 7 centuries. In Shamakhi, you will have the opportunity to taste the famous Shamakhi kutabs - national flat cakes filled with greens of organic origin.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Lahij, Azerbaijan
The next point will be the village of Lahij, the way to which lies through the forests and serpentine roads of the Caucasus Mountains. You will have the opportunity to see the breathtaking natural canyon, and you will also stop at the Zernava suspension bridge.
The particular architectural style of Lahij will undoubtedly stun you with its two-storey houses and cobbled streets stretching along the banks of the Girdiman River. Lahij is a real village of craftsmen and artisans who have preserved their traditions and technologies of working on non-ferrous metals (copper, bronze). The magnificent works of Lahij masters on copper vessels were exhibited at the World Exhibition in Vienna in 1873 (Weltausstellung 1873). Here, each quarter has its own unique mosque, which reinforces the impression of guests from the village.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Ismailli, Azerbaijan
After visiting the village of Lahij, our group of professionals organizes a picnic for you in the forest of Ismaili, where our professional team will make you mixed kebabs (lula, lamb, chicken, grilled vegetables), fresh salads, as well as you will have local homemade wine.
Duration: 3 hours
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers