Route & dates
Fly to Gusar, Drive to Gusar
Gusar— 4 nights
Khinalig— 2 nights
Drive to Khinalig, Fly to Amsterdam
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The Gates with Tranquil Peaks and Thrilling Activities
Azerbaijan's "northern gates" promise breathtaking Caucasus Mountain scenery, home to some of the country’s highest peaks, a classy ski resort, traditional rustic villages, and tasty Lezgi cuisine.You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gusar: Guba (Afurja Waterfall & Tengya Alty Gorge) and Seyrangakh Geydara Aliyeva (in Khachmaz). There's much more to do: stroll around Nariman Narimanov Park, play a few rounds at The National Azerbaijan Golf Club, get engrossed in the history at Mountain Jews Museum, and stroll the grounds of Guba Genocide Memorial Complex.
For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gusar online trip itinerary maker.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Gusar is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Gusar. When traveling from Amsterdam in August, plan for warmer days in Gusar, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °C. You will leave for Khinalig on the 10th (Mon).
Things to do in Gusar
Guba, Mountain Jews Museum, Seyrangakh Geydara Aliyeva
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This picturesque village is located at over 2,000 m (6,500 ft) above sea level and it is said to be connected with the story of Noah: according to legend, when Noah saw this high, flat terrain, he dropped anchor and told everyone to leave the Ark.Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Khinalig Village. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Laza Waterfalls.
To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Khinalig day trip planning website.
Drive from Gusar to Khinalig in 1.5 hours. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Khinalig
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