The country of Azerbaijan has a special and sacred bond with fire. Worshiping fire and believing in Zoroastrianism were among the old beliefs. This half-day Private tour will provide you visit the main places around Baku symbolizes fire with comfortable car and professional guide and driver. We will always guide you and tell you good stories about the places we visit. We will spice up your time with real information about places, discussions and answering your questions. So if you want to learn the history of places and feel the spirit of the locals, not just a simple form of driving, this tour is for you!. We will make an interesting tour around Baku and visit 4 very unusual places such as: 1.Ate-gah (Fire Temple) 2.Gala Open Air Museum 3.Elite Horse Club 4.Yanardag (Burning Hills) .
Baby seat ( upon request)
Friendly English speaking guide and driver
Pick up & Drop off
What to Expect
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Stop At: Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Сураханский район, Baku Azerbaijan
As a symbol of fire, Ateshgah temple has become a favorite place for tourists who come to our country, especially indians those who still worship Zoroastrianism. At the arrival to a pentagonal complex “Temple of fire” in Surakhani,you will see a courtyard surrounded by cells for monks and castle-like religious temple-altar in the middle. Based on Persian and Indian inscriptions, temple was used as a Hindu and Zoroastrianplace of worship. The name refers to the fact that the site is situated atop a now-exhausted natural gas field, which once caused natural fires to spontaneously burn there as the gas emerged from seven natural surface vents. Today, the fires in the complex are fed by gas piped in from Baku
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex, Mira St., 5 Qala district, Baku Azerbaijan
Our next destination will be Gala open air museum complex. Here you will see a huge complex with 3 museums in it - open air ethnographic museum, defensive castle of 12th century and museum of art from waste to art . There are ancient dwellings ,stone and clay houses, movable tents made of animal skins, old bakery, market, pottery and other interesting medieval buildings. You can also feed the camels, horses and donkeys peacefully resting in the stalls.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Elite Horse Club, Mardakyanskoye Hwy., Baku Azerbaijan
After we will pass by Elite Horse Club. Here you can see the horses from all over the world and ride them if you want. There is a restaurant you can sit and enjoy the good meals.
Stop At: Yanar Dag, Binagadi-Balakhany Highway Absheron Peninsula - Village of Mammadli, Baku 0125 Azerbaijan
Our next destination will be Burning hills. Enjoying the interesting passage from highway to village roads and from village around oil derricks we will arrive the fascinating place in Mahammadi village, where the hill has been burning non stop for 16 centuries! Natural gases comes out a hill set on fire...It has especially great view during the night time.