Baku Unique Highlights Private Guided Tour
Once in a lifetime experience!!! You can’t visit Azerbaijan the land of fire without exploring the Fire Temple and the Burning Mountain. Since Zoroastrianism was once the largest religion in Azerbaijan in the pre-Islamic era, fire holds a special meaning there. The early Zoroastrians believed that fire represented the light of wisdom. Thus, on this tour, you will get to discover Azerbaijan’s fire rituals. After your breakfast, you will find your private tour guide taking you with a private car, to the Fire Temple of Baku (Ateşgah). The temple is built in a castle-like structure. The name refers to the fact that the site is situated atop a now-exhausted natural gas field. The temple consists of an altar, various rooms, fire spots, and other historical monuments. The temple altar is surrounded by a number of small cells that held the ascetic worshippers and pilgrims. Your tour guide will explain to you the most important and interesting information about this place. Next, to the Burning Mountain known as Yanar Dag, where you will see such amazing sight of a 10m long wall of fire that never extinguishes, and is burning continuously alongside the edge of the hill. An amazing place that captures the spirit of the land of fire! You will be heading to the National History Museum of Azerbaijan, the largest museum in Azerbaijan and an Italian Renaissance-style mansion which will impress you. You will find this place impressive with The Oriental Room that has enormous plate glass windows, gilded arches, highly ornamental walls, ceilings, and chandeliers. It’s time for shopping! You will get to a recommended shopping mall by your tour guide. After this amazing rare tour, you will get dropped off at your hotel/hostel.
10 AM for 9 hours
Tour price $ 64
Pricing based on group of 4