Scenic Day Trip to Lahij: Ancient Settlements and Copper Craftsmanship

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37.50 EUR

This full-day scenic tour takes you to the remote village of Lahij, situated around 1300 metres above sea level. Explore this ancient settlement where copper craftsmen live and learn about its fascinating history.

Duration: 8 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Russian
Tour by Vadim
Local Ambassador

You will see more! :)
Tours don't usually include tickets to the museums, just to let you decide whenever you wish to spend much more money for the "All inclusive" tour which includes only tickets (but price gets higher for 50% or more) or buy tickets on your own and keep the same price for private tour. Tickets for Baku surrounding sightseeings are:
10 AZN to Gobustan
4 AZN for Ateshgah
Something like 12 AZN for Yanardag
Mud Volcanoes are free of charge
Ramana Castle - 2 AZN
Students get nice discount - 1 AZN to Gobustan and Ateshgah (don't forget your student card).

Some people ask about accommodation in Baku, so I can only suggest to use Airbnb - https://www.airbnb.ru/c/vk108?currency=USD
Working offshore for more than 5 years now :)
Each month for 2 weeks I am absolutely free and I'll be happy to show you my city.
Don't hesitate to contact me with any question about Baku even if not planning to book me :)
Attention! :) As I do this tours only at my free time - try to contact me first before booking.
Listed are my preferred directions, but contact me if you wish to go to any other part of Azerbaijan - Ganja, Goy Gol, Gedabek, Guba, Gusar, Lenkoran and all the South part. And my favourites - Sheki, Gakh, Zagatala, till the border with Georgia. Trips to Georgia are also available.

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Highlights

  • Explore the remote village of Lahij
  • Visit the ancient Yeddi Gumbez Mausoleum in Shamakhi
  • See the Diri Baba Mausoleum, built into the side of a cliff
  • Hike to several waterfalls and enjoy stunning views along the way

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Description

Centuries ago, Lahij was a large city with a population of 12,000. Today, it’s a village with less than 1000 inhabitants whose main source of income is copper work and carpet weaving. The copper craftsmanship of Lahij is included in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage and is bound to impress you.

Locals are not only proud of their crafts, but also of their sewage system that dates back more than 1000 years. Additionally, the people of Lahij developed a construction technique that prevents damage from earthquakes and involves layers of wood being inserted into river stones to act as shock absorbers.

We will stop at the Diri Baba Mausoleum (1401), built into the side of a cliff in the village of Maraza.

Next, we’ll visit the ancient Yeddi Gumbez Mausoleum in Shamakhi.

We’ll then drive to the oldest mosque in Azerbaijan (743). Nowadays it's a replica due to earthquakes destroying the original.

If you’re interested, we can hike to several spectacular waterfalls located around 40 minutes from Lahij.

There will be plenty of photo opportunities during the road trip where you will enjoy spectacular scenic views!

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What’s included & not included

  • Hotel pick up/drop off
  • Transportation
  • Soft drinks during the drive
  • Amazing views
  • Lunch

Meeting point

Anywhere in Baku

Reviews from travellers (3)

5.0/5

Great tour!
Vadim is so kind and accommodating! Had a great time with him
Great Tour - We loved it!
This was a great tour and Vadim was an excellent guide. He covered the entire program and threw in a few extra, amazing stops. He also found us a nice lunch stop, helpfully met our requests, and went above and beyond when our son left his camera in the car at the end of the tour. We would highly recommend this tour. Thanks Vadim!
History and landscapes of central Azerbaijan
A comfortable (and safe) trip by car to the ancient village of Lahij, with stops at locations that tourist agencies may not even know about. The sceneries are beautiful! And most importantly, Vadim is a nice and friendly guy who tells you a lot of information about the places as well as anything else you may want to know about life in Azerbaijan. We also took the mud volcano / Gobustan tour. Highly recommended.
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