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Absheron Peninsula Historical Tour - Tales of Ancient People

3 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup available
Offered in: English
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Overview

Absheron tour covers three main historical places of Absheron peninsula. You'll get acquainted with old household and ethnographic traditions of ancient people at Gala open-air museum. During the tour you will visit Quadranqular Tower, one of the ancient towers located in Mardakan village. Moreover, you will also learn legends about Burning Mountain and the streams located nearby.
Absheron Peninsula Historical Tour - Tales of Ancient People
Absheron Peninsula Historical Tour - Tales of Ancient People
Absheron Peninsula Historical Tour - Tales of Ancient People
Absheron Peninsula Historical Tour - Tales of Ancient People
Absheron Peninsula Historical Tour - Tales of Ancient People
Absheron Peninsula Historical Tour - Tales of Ancient People
Absheron Peninsula Historical Tour - Tales of Ancient People
Absheron Peninsula Historical Tour - Tales of Ancient People
Absheron Peninsula Historical Tour - Tales of Ancient People
Absheron Peninsula Historical Tour - Tales of Ancient People
Absheron Peninsula Historical Tour - Tales of Ancient People
Absheron Peninsula Historical Tour - Tales of Ancient People
Absheron Peninsula Historical Tour - Tales of Ancient People
Absheron Peninsula Historical Tour - Tales of Ancient People
  • What is included/excluded

    Local English speaking guide
    Transportation costs
    0.5 lt bottled water per person
    Amazing experience around Absheron peninsula
    Bottled water
    Entry/Admission - Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex
    Entry/Admission - Mardakan Castle
    Entry/Admission - Yanar Dag

    Excluded
    Food and drinks
    Hotel pickup and drop-off (may be requested through special requirements for an additional surcharge)
  • Departure & Return

    Sahil st., Zarifa Aliyeva, Bakı, Azerbaijan

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick you up from your hotel/hostel/airbnb accommodation. Please specify the exact location/address when booking.

  • What to Expect

    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex, Mira St., 5 Qala district, Baku Azerbaijan

    You will meet your guide at Sahil metro station. The trip will start with a visit to Gala open-air museum. Gala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex is situated in the historical part of Gala village. There are 216 monuments in the territory of the village. You will see petroglyphs (stone carvings) dating back to the third and second millennia B.C and the Middle Ages, household ceramics and archaeological artifacts discovered in the Absheron Peninsula. Merchant’s house is a magnificent example of medieval dwelling houses existing in the village. Furthermore, tombstones, kurgans, various tools, such as "khana" (tool for carpet weaving) are demonstrated in the museum.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mardakan Castle, Mashadi Azizbayov, Mardakan AZ1044 Azerbaijan

    Then we'll continue with the trip to see the tower in Mardakan village. Mardakan toponym is related to the name of tribe “Mard”. With the consolidation of the Shirvanshahs many towers were built in Absheron Peninsula. In addition to its historical significance, Quadrangular Tower in Mardakan is one of the majestic castles and a part of Absheron’s integrated defense system. The tower was located in such a convenient place, that seashore, Gala and Ramana fortresses were easily visible from the Tower.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Yanar Dag, Binagadi-Balakhany Highway Absheron Peninsula - Village of Mammadli, Baku 0125 Azerbaijan

    Later you will enjoy the view of Yanardag (Burning Mountain) - the infamous burning mountain. In ancient times natural eternal flames were burning in many places of Absheron. Yanardag was declared State Historical-Cultural and Natural Reserve in order to protect natural monument.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Hotel Pickup

    Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
  • Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Additional info

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Not wheelchair accessible
    Some territories may get muddy during autumn-spring seasons, so consider wearing comfortable shoes or even boots if you're booking in these seasons
    This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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