Utilize the precious few hours you have at hand in Azerbaijan and squeeze in a fun and quick tour of Baku’s iconic highlights with an expert guide! If you are a transit traveler or have limited time in Baku, then this tour is the best thing to do in Baku. Once you’re ready to begin your tour, you will be picked up from the airport (or any address in Baku) and prepare for a round-trip tour to the most popular sights of Baku and city center with a well-planned schedule. First on the list is drive to Baku city center and to Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center where you gain a glimpse into the historical and cultural roots of Azerbaijan.
Head next to Ateshgah, the famous Fire Temple of Baku situated on the Abseron Peninsula. The Fire Temple of Baku was a place of sacrifice founded above a natural gas vent! You can see flames above the pillars and the centre of this temple structure which was built during the 17th and 18th centuries. Behold both Zoroastrian and Hindu architectural elements incorporated in the structure.
Continue onward to see Yanar Dag: the Burning Mountain. Azerbaijan gets the moniker 'Land of Fire' from Marco Polo's visit to Baku during the 13th century where he mentioned numerous mysterious flames that could be found all over the Abseron Peninsula. At Yanar Dag, a 10m long wall of fire, that never extinguishes, burns continuously alongside the edge of the hill, and makes for the most spectacular at night! These natural flames of Azerbaijan can be attributed to its enormous gas reserves and they played a crucial part in the creation of Zoroastrianism — a mystical faith, centered around ceremonial fire cults.
If you have more time in Baku, your tour can be extended by an hour free of charge, and take you further to Flame Towers Baku and Highland Park, Flag Square, Crystal Hall, National Boulevard, SOCAR Tower, Trump Tower and Old City and Maiden Tower. At the end of the tour, enjoy a comfortable ride back to the airport.
About The Supplier:
TES Tour, your travel buddy in all things Azerbaijan, has a well-deserved reputation as one of the leading providers for boutique travel services. With bespoke tours, enjoy the marvels of Baku and Azerbaijan's cultural heritage and explore the legacy of "Land of Fire" civilizations all over Azerbaijan countryside, without compromising from a first-class service!
9am to 6pm
Pick up from GYD Baku Airport
Same as starting point
Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.
Children under the age 6 tour free of charge
Flexible start time: please choose a start time which is the most matching with your arrival time to Baku airport.
Recommended to exchange some money in airport for catering.
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