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Full Day Absheron Peninsula Tour

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

You will explore Yanardag Mountain often called as "eternal flame mountain" and get acquainted with famous fire temple of Ateshgah. You will also visit Gala Archeological-Ethnographical Museum complex in Gala village and Mardakan Castles. There are two castles in Mardakan and both have played an important role in Azerbaijan' history dating the 13th and 14th centuries. They are known as Mardakan Towers and they have different tower shapes, one is round and the other one is rectangular.
Full Day Absheron Peninsula Tour
Full Day Absheron Peninsula Tour
Full Day Absheron Peninsula Tour
Full Day Absheron Peninsula Tour
Full Day Absheron Peninsula Tour
Full Day Absheron Peninsula Tour
Full Day Absheron Peninsula Tour
Full Day Absheron Peninsula Tour
Full Day Absheron Peninsula Tour
Full Day Absheron Peninsula Tour
Full Day Absheron Peninsula Tour
Full Day Absheron Peninsula Tour
Full Day Absheron Peninsula Tour
Full Day Absheron Peninsula Tour
  • What is included/excluded

    Hotel pickup and drop-off
    Private Transportation
    Professional Personal Driver Service
    Entrance tickets to Museums - Fire Temple, Fire mountain, Gala Museum Complex & Mardakan castle
    Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
    Air-conditioned vehicle
    Entry/Admission - Ateshgah - Fire Temple
    Entry/Admission - Yanar Dag
    Entry/Admission - Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex
    Entry/Admission - Mardakan Castle

    Excluded
    Any personal expenses
    Meals
  • Departure & Return

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup time and location to be agreed 24 hours prior to the tour start date.

    9:00 AM
  • What to Expect

    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Сураханский район, Baku Azerbaijan

    The temple of fire worshippers Ateshgah is located at the Apsheron peninsula at the outskirts of Surakhani village in 30 km from the centre of Baku and was revered in different times by Zoroastrians, Hindus and Sikhs. This territory is known for such unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets (underground gas coming onto surface contacts oxygen and lights up).

    Duration: 40 minutes

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

    One of the most famous and popular tourist places of the “eternal flame” in Azerbaijan is the mountain of Yanar Dag. Actually, it is rather a hill than a mountain, with natural gas burning on its slope from ancient times. A few meter long tongues of fire are licking the stratified earth approximately for 10 m in width, searing those who approached too close. People occupy the benches to watch the blazing hill in the evening, when its sight is most effective. Yanar Dag is located 25 km to the north from Baku. From the year 2007 Yanar Dag is declared a state-protected conservation area.

    Duration: 40 minutes

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

    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.

    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.

    Duration: 30 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
    Most travelers can participate
    This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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