North Azerbaijan

Lahij

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 Lahij is one of the most ancient villages in Azerbaijan, it is also one of the most treasured. Located in the region of Ismayilli, just a 3 hour drive from Baku, this village boasts cobblestone streets and the country's oldest working sewage system. It's famous for its iron workers, who make their water jugs and other crafts right in front of your eyes. The inhabitants of Lahij speak their own unique dialect, which has its roots in Persian. Come to enjoy the cultue and scenery, or even stage a hike to the peak of famed Babadag to the north-east.

NorthEast Azerbaijan

Khinalig

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Khinalig is a must see for any traveler coming through Azerbaijan. Isolated from the outside world for thousands of years, this village of roughly 1200 people has preserved its own unique language and way of life for generations. Homes are built tier style up the side of the mountain using stone work and many roofs are still made of earth and mud. A new road makes access to this mountain escape a more simple endeavor than it once was. Some say the scenery on the ride up, as you pass through 'cloud catcher canyon', is even more exciting than the village itself.

NorthWest Azerbaijan

Gusar

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Gusar rests on the Caucuses right before they dip into the Caspian Sea. This mountainous region is home to the Lezgins, Azerbaijan's largest minority group that are known for their talents in dancing, unique bread and staunch Caucus hospitality. There are dozens of villages scattered throughout the many canyons and hills of Gusar, with Mt. Shagdagh standing tall in the background. Quiet forest walks, breath-taking mountain scenery, and one of Azerbaijan's most unique cultures await you.

NorthWest Azerbaijan

Sheki

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Sheki is the destination for most people traveling through Azerbaijan. Whether you are interested in hiking, ancient artifacts, wining and dining or even a new rock climbing wall, this is is your place. An ancient church from the 13th century, a king's palace from the 18th as well as dozens of museums and shops featuring local culture and cuisine await.

NorthWest Azerbaijan

Kish

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Kish is a village located a short 15 minutes from Sheki City and is home to one of the most well restored ancient churches in the entire Caucus region.  As chronicled by the famed Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl, it is thought that this church was built by the early ancestors of present day Scandinavians. You can even take a look at the remains of half a dozen skeletons, well excavated and preserved. Outside the church grounds, windy cobblestone roads and steep inclines make for both an interesting and challenging walk under the back drop of green mountain peaks.

NorthWest Azerbaijan

Laza

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Laza is undoubtedly Gusar's most popular destination for both adventure seekers and those who simply want isolated, uninterrupted rest. Surrounded by mountain peaks on every side, this village boasts numerous waterfalls over 60 meters high, including a pair of twin waterfalls, side by side. But it's not just waterfalls that attract travelers from around the world, Gusar is also an excellent staging point for several challenging hikes and day trips. Some of our best homestays can also be found here.

NorthWest Azerbaijan

Lekit

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Lekit is a small village located in the Caucasus Mountains of Gakh. A 30-minute ride from Gakh city will land you in the quaint village embraced by mountains and looking out over the panoramic valley. There are roughly 1200 people that live in this ethnically Tsakkur village. Tsakkur people have their own unique culture, language, and national dance, which derive their roots from the diverse mix of Daghestani culture to the north. A mildly strenuous hike from Lekit will take you up to the ruins of an ancient Albanian temple then down to a crystal clear river at the base of a moss waterfall. A staple in the Lekit kitchen is 'Surhullu' - a delicious pasta dish topped with either freshly boiled meat or dried meat finished with garlic and a sour sauce. It is best enjoyed with fresh tandir bread and locally brewed spirits.

South Azerbaijan

Lerik

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Lerik is in the southern part of Azerbaijan and home to the ethnically Talysh people. Lerik has been known to be home to some of the oldest living people in recorded history. ShiralevMusilmov was claimed to be 168 when he died in 1973. Even today there are claims of people as old as 140!

Roling verdant hills eventually lead to sharp peaks along a 50km road from Lenkeran to Lerik proper. Known for their tendir bread and meyhanna competeitions (an Azeri rap battle of sorts) there is much to see. Fishing is popular and waterfalls can be found in abundance.

Lahij is one of the most ancient villages in Azerbaijan, it is also one of the most treasured. Located in the region of Ismayilli, just a 3 hour drive from Baku, this village boasts cobblestone streets and the country's oldest working sewage system. It's famous for its iron workers, who make their water jugs and other crafts right in front of your eyes. The inhabitants of Lahij speak their own unique dialect, which has its roots in Persian. Come to enjoy the cultue and scenery, or even stage a hike to the peak of famed Babadag to the north-east.

West Azerbaijan

Gazakh

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Gazakh is famous for some of the best Saz (Azerbaijan's national instrument) makers in Azerbaijan, Dilboz horses (the best in Azerbaijan) and their giant Zili Carpets.  Whether you are going to or coming from Tbilisi, this is a perfect destination in between.  Full of history, Gazakh is host to dozens of old castle towers and ancient grave sites as old as the 5th century!  Restaurants tucked away into old forests along riverbeds can be found throughout the region and horseback riding is a must.

Lenkeran - Coming Soon!