Azerbaijan is one of the few places on earth, where even today one can observe elements of preserved fire cult and the ancient Zoroastrianism religion. These places where oil oozes from the earth, and natural gas breaks out like flaming torches have always attracted fire worshipers from around the world. Fire Temple Ateshgah (literally Fire House) is located in 30 kilometers from the center of Baku, in the south-eastern outskirts of the Absheron Peninsula. Next to this small village in the Absheron peninsula Mount Yanardagh is situated. The word “Yanar” in Azeri language means “burning”, and “Dagh” – “mountain”. And this is real a burning mountain – not metaphorically, but literally. Our last Station will be Ethnographic Open-Air Museum “Gala,” which is about a 40-minute drive from Baku. The museum is created on an archaeological site. The village is five thousand years, nevertheless there are still some neighborhoods that have survived to the present day. During the tour you will get acquainted with the ancient dwellings, with the life of that time, traditions, with methods of farming.
Route: Drive to Surakhani village/ excursion to Ateshgah / trip to Mehemmedli village/ excursion to Yanardag / Drive to Gala settlement/ excursion to the reserve/ return to the hotel.
Tour price includes: Guide services, Transportation, Entrance Tickets
|Number of persons||Price per person|
|1 – 2||95 USD|
|3 – 6||75 USD|
|7 – 15||50 USD|
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