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Excursion around Absheron


Temple Ateshgah

Temple of Eternal Flame Ateshgah is a real Azerbaijani exotic. It is known almost all over the world. It is located 30 km from the center of Baku, on the outskirts of the village of Surakhani. This area is known for such a unique natural phenomenon as burning outflows of natural gas (gas, breaking out, comes into contact with oxygen and lights up). In its present form, the temple was built in the XVII-XVIII centuries. It was built by the Hindu community living in Baku, belonging to the Sikh caste. However, the history of Ateshgah temple is much more ancient. Since ancient times, the sanctuary of the Zoroastrians - fire worshipers (approximately the beginning of our era) was located on this territory. They attached mystical significance to the unquenchable fire and came here to bow to the shrine. After the adoption of Islam, the temple of the Zoroastrians was destroyed. Many Zoroastrians went to India and continued their faith there.

Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex Gala

On the territory of the reserve, covering 156 hectares, there are objects dating back to the period from the 3rd millennium BC. until the 20th century, burial mounds, crypts, houses, 4 water storage facilities, the ruins of an ancient castle, 5 mosques, 3 baths and more. To preserve these monuments, as well as further enrich the reserve due to the archaeological finds discovered in Absheron, in 2008, with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the first open-air archaeological and ethnographic complex was created here. The museum complex occupies 2 hectares of territory.


Yanardag- one of the most amazing natural attractions of the Absheron Peninsula. It is a mountainside engulfed in flames, which cannot be extinguished either by rain or covered with sand, burning for several millennia. The frightening and at the same time bewitching fiery landscape is actually explained very simply: natural gas is released from the upper layers of the soil, which turns into a flame when it comes into contact with oxygen.


Cost per tour (in US dollars):

Prices are for the entire tour, not per person.

  • Tour duration: 4-5 hours

  • Tour calendar: daily

  • Route: Ateshgah Temple, Gala Museum Complex, Yanardag

  • Meeting point: Your hotel or specified address, within the city of Baku

  • Tour type: individual (private)

  • Russian language

VIP package - A choice of luxury cars(Mercedes S-class, E-class, V-class, etc.)

1-2 people                               3-6 people                              7 or more people

115 $                                       $135                                       on request

VIP package

1-2 people                               3-6 people                              7 or more people

 on request                        upon request                               on request



  • Russian speaking tour guide

  • Personal driver, air-conditioned car

  • Tour starts and ends at your hotel


  • Entry tickets

  • Nutrition

  • Personal expenses

  • Insurance

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