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Atesgah and Yanar Dag Tour

6 to 7 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup available
Offered in: English
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Overview

This fire has burned 4,000 years and never stopped. Yanar Dag is one of the few remaining examples, and perhaps the most impressive.
Atesgah and Yanar Dag Tour
Atesgah and Yanar Dag Tour
Atesgah and Yanar Dag Tour
Atesgah and Yanar Dag Tour
Atesgah and Yanar Dag Tour
Atesgah and Yanar Dag Tour
Atesgah and Yanar Dag Tour
Atesgah and Yanar Dag Tour
Atesgah and Yanar Dag Tour
Atesgah and Yanar Dag Tour
Atesgah and Yanar Dag Tour
Atesgah and Yanar Dag Tour
  • What is included/excluded

    Bottled water
    Air-conditioned vehicle
    Private transportation
    Lunch
    Coffee and/or Tea

    Excluded
    Entry/Admission - Atashgah Zoroastrian Fire Temple
  • Departure & Return

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Travellers are picked-up from any hotel.

    10:00 AM
  • What to Expect

    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    The Yanardag meaning is burning mountain. Yanardag located in Azerbaijan’s Absheron Peninsula. A side effect of the country's plentiful natural gas reserves, which sometimes leak to the surface, Yanar Dag is one of several spontaneously occurring fires to have fascinated and frightened travelers to Azerbaijan over the millennia.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Atashgah Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Baku, Azerbaijan

    Atesgah For a deeper insight into Azerbaijan's history of fire worship, visitors should head east of Baku to Ateshgah Fire Temple. "Since ancient times, they think that [their] god is here," says our guide, as we enter the pentagonal complex which was built in the 17th and 18th century by Indian settlers in Baku. Fire rituals at this site date back to the 10th century or earlier. The name Ateshgah comes from the Persian for "home of fire" and the centerpiece of the complex is a cupola-topped altar shrine, built upon a natural gas vent.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • 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
    Stroller accessible
    Service animals allowed
    Near public transportation
    Most travelers can participate
    This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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