Ideally nestled between the Caspian Sea and the Talysh Mountains, Lankaran is in a very beautiful part of Azerbaijan situated on the south of the country. This area is home to numerous hot springs called Istisu (literally “hot water”), where local long-livers have been healing themselves for centuries.
Bathing in these is surprisingly relaxing, but the village of Haftoni has taken the procedure to an entirely new level. A popular sanatorium opened here in 1958 had become a hit with Soviet health seekers. However, since summer 2019 the village is home to the luxurious Lankaran Springs Wellness Resort. The total area of the sanatorium is 11 hectares, which includes a newly constructed hotel building, wellness center, public spa center, kids center and therapeutic thermal baths. It offers effective treatment of numerous diseases through thermal therapy under advanced medical supervision. For example:
1st Day: Arrival to Baku, meeting at the airport. Transfer to Lankaran city (2 – 2,5 our drive), check in to the Lankaran Springs Wellness Resort (14:00).
2nd Day – 8th Day: Treatment period. Today, 12 springs are functioning on the territory of Lankaran Springs Wellness Resort. 7 of which emerge from the ground as a well and 5 as a spring. The chemical composition of these mineral waters is rich in useful microelements, ions of potassium, sodium, calcium, stable strontium and iron.
The use of the well waters can effectively deal with the following diseases:
Guests are also offered the following services of the modern medical and wellness center with qualified medical staff: Ultrasound and X-ray diagnostics, ECG, Echo CG, Doppler sonography of limb vessels, Modern full-range laboratory, Dentist services, Mineral hydrotherapy, Underwater massage, Charcot’s douche, Physiotherapy, Electrotherapy, Mechanotherapy, Mud therapy, Hydrocolono therapy, Ozone therapy, Medical massage, Anti-aging treatments, as well as Therapeutic, Cardiologic, Neurologic, Rheumatologic, Gynaecological, Dermatologic and Endocrinology packages.
During stay in Lankaran Springs Resort after having daily procedures guests may have optional short half day tours to:
9th Day: Breakfast at the hotel. Check out (10:00), transfer to the hotel in Baku (2 2,5 hour drive).
On the way guests will have tour to Gobustan. Have you ever seen where civilization has started? Seek no more, because Gobustan Historical-Artistic Preserve is exactly what you need! Included in the UNESCO heritage list, being one of the cradles of human civilization, Gobustan located barely one hour drive from Baku. It has an astonishing collection of over 6,000 ancient petroglyphs depicting the ways of life dating back as far as 40,000 years. Innovative technology will help you to get closer to the prehistoric times in Gobustan State Historical-Artistic Museum using its touch screens provided with special multimedia programs, educational and entertaining games, interactive displays, 3D video, etc.
Baku City tour. Icherisheher (Inner City), known as a “Fortress” or “Old City”, a unique historical and architectural conservation area in the center of Baku. This is one of the most ancient places of the country where archaeological excavations revealed burial vaults of the Bronze Age. Maiden Tower (12th century) and The Palace of Shirvanshahs (13th-16th centuries) are the best known historical monuments located in the Old City. Besides them there are a lot of other unique monuments such as mosques, minarets, the remnants of caravanserais “Multani” and “Bukhara”, ancient baths, etc. Stroll down the paved streets of this ancient city and drop to some of the numerous souvenir shops where you can buy national clothes, kerchiefs, scarves and caps, dishes and handmade carpets.
Then continue to walk through the Philharmonic Park, formerly known as the Governor´s Garden, that goes up the hill towards the Azerbaijan State Academic Philharmonic Hall (1910-1912) built in Italian Renaissance (exterior) and German Rococo (interior) styles. You can make nice photos next to a French-style Baroque fountain while listening to the classic music.
In the end of our excursion we will go up to enjoy the evening panoramic view of the city and its bay from Baku’s Highland Park (also called Upland Park), the highest point in the Azerbaijani capital. Next to it the Baku`s most popular landmark – Flame Towers Baku which is composed of 3 buildings. The surface of the Towers is fully covered with LED screens reflecting different visual characters in motion, easily visible from the far corners of the city in the evening.
10th Day: Breakfast at the hotel. Shopping tour: visiting malls, bazars and souvenir shops.
Free time suggestions:
11th Day: Breakfast at the hotel. Check out, transfer to the airport.
Accommodation: Lankaran Springs Wellness Resort 5* on FB basis – 8 nights, 3* hotel in Baku on BB basis – 2 nights
Medical check-up at the hotel in Lanrakan and setting the treatment according to the results of analysis
Treatment with mineral water baths according to the doctor’s direction
SPA services (indoor/outdoor swimming pool, sauna, steam bath, Turkish bath, fitness center with modern equipment)
All transportation according to the program, including airport-hotel-airport and and Baku – Lankaran-Baku transfers
Professional guide during excursion days in Baku (English/Russian/Arabic)
1 bottle of water per person per excursion day
Flight tickets & visa (if required)
Extras at the hotel, tips at the sites and restaurants
Tickets to museums
Lunches and dinners except the ones included in the program
Before coming to Azerbaijan for treatment with Istisu thermal baths, please consult your physician. It has some contraindications, like 2nd and 3rd degree of chronic coronary insufficiency with angina attacks, myocardial infarction in the previous medical history, pregnancy and nursing time (for more information, please contact our reservation managers before booking).
Please bring your previous test results and prescriptions for sanatorium physician to have clearer picture.
The organizer reserves the right to change the hotel to the different one of the same category.
The organizer reserves the right to change the order of excursions in case of necessity.
Check-in to the hotels: 14:00 (can be 15:00 in some cases).
Early check-in before 06:00 in the morning is subject to 100% of the room rate, early check-in between 06:00 and 14:00 is subject to 50% of the room rate (please confirm with our reservation managers before booking).
You can extend your stay, add more excursions and/or change the hotel category for additional payment (please confirm with our reservation managers before booking).