Absheron Peninsula tour is for those who wants to discover the cultural and natural wonders of Absheron Peninsula in one day. Our half day tour will cover three of the best tourism attractions available in the Peninsula
We will start our Absheron Peninsula tour by visiting Yanar Dag.
It is located 25 km to the north from Baku, in Mehemmedi village. A 10 m long wall of fire is never extinguishes. It is burning continuously alongside the edge of the hill. The scene is naturally is at its most spectacular at night. Tourists and locals alike can view the fire from a nearby tea house during the nights. The height of the flames changes, but in some moments it reach to 3 metres (9.8 ft) from the ground. The famous French writer Alexandre Dumas also witnessed these flames. He expressed his feelings: “This is absolutely the most interesting and fascinating thing, which can be seen nowhere else”. Even today, the flames never fail to amaze tourists and locals alike, especially during the night times.
Then, we will continue our tour with other Zoroastrian site called Ateshgakh temple.
The temple is in Surakhany district of Baku, about 30 km. east far from the town center. It was built over a pocket of natural gas that fuelled a vent providing an ‘eternal’ fire. Ateshgah temple has a mixture of Indian and Azerbaijani architectural styles. It is a surviving proof of historical relationship between these countries.
After, we will continue our Absheron Peninsula tour to forty km. from Baku, to Gala
Gala Museum is a well-known open-air historical and ethnographic museum. The museum, founded in 2008 at an archaeological site located in the same-name village, is dedicated to the history of the Absheron Peninsula. Besides, here, you can see how the Azerbaijani people lived, what they ate and drank and how they managed a household over the period from the XVI to XIX centuries. We will end our Absheron Peninsula tour here and we will drop you back to your hotel or any other location in Baku convenient for you.
Highlights of the Absheron Peninsula tour:
Want to see other historical and natural wonders of Absheron Peninsula? Then, see our Gobustan and Mud Volcanoes tour