Baku: Burning Mountain & Zorastrian Temple Private Tour

4.7 / 5

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Baku: Burning Mountain & Zorastrian Temple Private Tour

From $84.76 per person

This special 4-hour tour to Absheron Peninsula is specially designed for tourists and visitors who are interested in the natural phenomenon of burning mountain, the Zoroastrian religion, traces of Hinduism in Azerbaijan and the local bazaar.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Turkish, English, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Ateshgah Temple of Zoroastrian fire worshippers
  • See Yanar Dag (burning mountain), the 'eternal flame' in Azerbaijan
  • Experience Yashil Bazaar - one of Baku's most visited local markets
Full description
You will picked up and then head towards the Ateshgah Temple of fire worshippers. The complex is located in the Apsheron Peninsula at the outskirts of Surakhani village 30 kilometers from the center 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 the surface and lighting up in contact with oxygen). The temple in its present state was constructed in the 17th to 18th centuries. It was built by the Baku-based Hindu community related to Sikhs. Your second stop will be Yanardag (burning mountain). It is one of the most famous and popular tourist locations of the 'eternal flame' in Azerbaijan, the mountain of Yanar Dag. Actually, it is rather more a hill than a mountain with natural gas burning on its slope from ancient times. Meter long tongues of fire lick the stratified earth approximately for 10 meters 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 kilometers to the north from Baku. Your last stop will be Yashil Bazaar (or Green Market). This is the traditional bazaar full of fresh vegetables, fruits and greens just from the regions. The prices for all of these products are quite affordable. That's why locals also prefer to do shopping in this bazaar. And of course, don't forget to bargain - you can save a little money.
Includes
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • Guide services
  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • Meals and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.9/5
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Great introduction to the history of the land of fire

This tour was simply perfect: not just because we've seen such adorable sites around Baku like the firing mountain and the sacred place of the zoroastrians, but in addition to many interesting information about the above mentioned famous locations, we learnt from our guide, Ramin a lot of things about the country, their residents and the family life in Azerbaijan. He was really kind and helpful. This tour is a perfect choice to come to know the history of this beautiful country.

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April 24, 2019

Very good and informative!

Well organized, very detailed and informative! While others travel and explore places in groups and wait for each other, we had our own guide, car and time for ourselves! Better to book the morning session so there are no people and there is no need to rush to take pictures skip through things because of crowds. All was amazing! Our guide Rafael was fluent in both languages - Russian and English. Overall, top scores! Definitely worth a visit if you are interested in history and natural resources.

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September 18, 2018

Nice trip to get a little impression about the country.

We stayed only a few days in Baku und this excusion was a nice trip to get a little impression about the country. Yanardag was only a small natural gaz fire, so we were a little bit disappointed but nevertheless it was worth seeing it. The temple Ateshgar was beautiful and we got a guided tour through the temple, which was interesting. The market was nothing spectacular but also nice. Overall it was a nice trip!

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May 6, 2018

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