Yanar Dag

Yanar Dag: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Baku: Full-Day Guided Tour of Gobustan and Absheron

1. From Baku: Full-Day Guided Tour of Gobustan and Absheron

Following a morning pickup from your accommodation in Baku, head in direction of Gobustan. Make a stop to visit an industrialized oil well close to the Bibi-Heybat Mosque. The journey continues to the Gobustan Museum of Petroglyphs, an indoor and outdoor museum located approximately 70 kilometers from Baku. Marvel at prehistoric rock drawings and petroglyphs which were carved by primitive men on walls of caves and on rocks, reflecting the culture, economy, and world outlook of the ancient Azeri people. Then, head to the coastal area of Azerbaijan, home to 400 mud volcanoes. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant savoring delicious Azerbaijani dishes. After lunch, visit the ancient Zoroastrian Ateshgah Temple, a former holy place for fire-worshippers. Round off the day with a visit to Yanardag, a natural gas fire that blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula.

Baku: Burning Mountain & Zorastrian Temple Private Tour

2. Baku: Burning Mountain & Zorastrian Temple Private Tour

You will picked up and then head towards the Ateshgah Temple of fire-worshippers. The complex is located in the Apsheron Peninsula on 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). Alexandre Dumas, during one of his visits to the area, described a similar fire he saw in the region inside one of the Zoroastrian fire temples built around it. Only a handful of fire mountains exist today in the world, and most are located in Azerbaijan. 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.

From Bakü: Sightseeing - Ateshgah - Yanardag - Gobustan

3. From Bakü: Sightseeing - Ateshgah - Yanardag - Gobustan

Journey to the Ateshgah Temple from your hotel in Bakü on this tour to the temple of the fire worshipers. Visit the site that was revered by the Baku-based Hindu community related to Sikhs. Admire the pentagonal complex with an altar in the center which was the place of pilgrimage for worshippers. Travel to one of the most famous and popular tourist places in Azerbaijan, Yanardag. Marvel at the meter-long tongues of fire licking at the stratified earth in a ten meter long space. Discover the natural wonder of the state-protected conservation area of the mountain Yanar Dag. Due to excursion program we highly recommend you visiting Modern Mars at Baku - Gobustan Mud Volcanos . Lets see that incridable view with your own eyes . Your professional tour guide will give you fully information all about from culture to modern part of this country . After you can see originally rock hand drawings at Open Air Museum .

Baku: Absheron Peninsula Tour with Professional Guide

4. Baku: Absheron Peninsula Tour with Professional Guide

Explore Azerbaijan's magnificent Absheron Peninsula from your base in the nation's capital. Explore the Fire Temple of Baku and see its natural, eternally burning flame. Start your tour with a pickup from your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned sedan. Your experienced tour guide will drive you to the Baku Ateshgah. Walk around the castle-like temple, which has served as a place of worship for multiple religions. Learn about its history, dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. After exploring the temple, see the hillside fire that gives the historical site its name. Drive to Yanar Dag and be shown the flames, which are fed by natural gas emanating from the sandstone and can flare up to 10 feet high. Your tour of the peninsula ends with a visit to the Heydar Aliyev Center with its striking wave-like roof. Admire the design by renowned architect Zaha Hadid, which houses an auditorium, gallery hall and a museum. Inside you can learn about the life of the eponymous former president of Azerbaijan. After a day of exploration and culture, be dropped off back at your hotel by your guide.

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What people are saying about Yanar Dag

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 38 reviews

We really enjoyed this tour and learning about the Land of Fire. Habil was a great tour guide and explained everything well. The tour was going to last longer than advertised so be aware of that if you have any other activities booked in the evening. We had another tour booked for 7pm so Habil was very accommodating and made sure we were home in time for this. Would definitely recommend.

it was a very fun and varied tour of Azerbaijani curiosities. The guide, Habil Gudratli, told the history and modernity of the country with great calm and a smile. A fun time and a memory of the colors of Azerbaijan.

great tour, very friendly tour guide ! Learned a lot about the country and history. Had an awesome time with him! highly recommend!

We liked this trip very much. We had a great guide Tural. He told us a lot of interesting infomation.

Highly recommend. Awesome company and this tour is breathtaking.