Absheron Tour

Important Information
  • Departure and Return Point: Your Hotel
  • Departure Time: 10:00
  • Return Time: 14:00

Inclusions
  • Entrance fees
  • Afternoon tea
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Price
  • 1 Pax Adult: 150 $ per person
  • 2 Pax Adults: 80 $ per person
  • 3 Pax Adults: 60 $ per person
  • 4 Pax Adults: 50 $ per person
  • 5 Pax Adults: 45 $ per person
  • 6 Pax Adults: 40 $ per person

Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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Absheron Tour, Yanar Dag, Fire Temple, Absheron, Burning Mountain, Mardakan Tower, Gala Museum, Baku, Azerbaijan

You will visit the area of the Greater Baku and amazing historical and natural sights in its surroundings during this Absheron tour. You will discover Yanardag Mount often called as "eternal flame mountain" and get acquainted with famous fire temple of Ateshgah.

  1. Ateshgah (Fire Temple)
    We will pick you up from your hotel and start heading to the ancient Zoroastrian temple Ateshgah which is considered as an authentic Azerbaijani exotic site to visit. It is located approximately 30 km from the center of Baku in the suburb of Surakhany. During that period, you will learn a lot about the temple from your guide, particularly, more about unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets. The history of Atashgah goes back to the time of the Sassanids, when Zoroastrianism was the main religion in this region. During The Arab caliphate invasion some of the fire-worshipers did not accept Islam and were eventually forced to return to India, where the history of the fire religion continued.
    The Tour starts at 10:00
  2. Yanar Dag (Burning Mountain)
    In the second part of visit, after visiting the temple you will directly go to the Yanar Dag which is not far from Surakhani temple. It is the most famous and popular tourist site of the “eternal flame” in Azerbaijan. Actually, it is rather a hill than a mountain, with natural gas burning on its slope from ancient times. According to local people, Yanar Dag flame was only noted when accidentally lit by a shepherd. There is no seepage of mud or liquid, which distinguishes it from the nearby mud volcanoes. Only a handful of fire mountains exist today in the world, and most are located in Azerbaijan.
    It takes 1 hours
  3. Mardakan Castle
    It is an ancient fortress within the Mardakan settlement of the Baku area. The tower was built and made in four-cornered shape, in the middle of the XIV century by Shirvanshah Akhsitan son of Shirvanshah Manuchohr. Mardakan Tower was created for honoring the bright victory of Akhsitan against the enemies. Tower was useful for purposes of shelter of feudal and of course as a watching point. The Tower’s peak is 22 meters, the thickness is below 2.10 meters and also 1.60 meters towards the top. Its inner yard is 28×25. The tower had been divided into 5 ranges from inside.
    It takes 1 hours