LEGENDS of the LAND of FIRE: GALA – ATESHGAH – YANARDAQ

LEGENDS of the LAND of FIRE: GALA – ATESHGAH – YANARDAQ
Duration: 4-5 hours
Pick-up time: 10:00 am
Pick-up / drop-off point:  from your hotel in Baku      

Places to visit: Ancient village Gala,  Ateshgah Zoroastrian temple of flame, Yanardag

  •  Visiting Azerbaijan's historical ethnographic reserve - the ancient village Gala. In the village there are 243 monuments of architecture and archeology, from the prehistoric man of the Bronze Age (3000 BC.) to the surviving mosques, baths, and premises belonging to the late Middle Ages. Covering an area of 156 hectares, the preserve contains burial mounds, crypts, dwelling houses as well as 4 storage pools, ruins of an ancient palace, 5 mosques and 3 bath-houses dating back to a period between 3rd Millennium BC and 20th century.
  • Ateshgah is an ancient Zoroastrian temple of flame built by Indian fire-worshipers' community back in the 17-18th centuries. In the middle of courtyard sits an altar, the centerpiece of the temple where fire rituals were observed. The altar is situated right above the natural gas vent, igniting a large flame in the middle.
  • Visiting Yanardag (“Burning Mountain”) is a hill located on the top of natural gas pocket with continuous flame eruption. Most probably the fire has been burning for over 20,000 years at Yanardag.

Gala-Yanardag-Ateshgah

Number of days: 1
Covered regions:
Absheron-Baku
Ganja-Qazakh
Shaki-Zaqatala
Lankaran
Quba-Khachmaz
Arana
Yukhari-Karabakh
Kalbajar-Lachin
Daglig-Shirvan
Nakhchivan
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
What to bring: comfortable shoes
Transport: Bus/Minibus
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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.