Strike off Baku’s top
attractions and must-experiences, before you venture out to explore Ateshgah and
Yanar Dag which have rightly fetched Azerbaijan the title of the land of eternal
fire. Come embark on this tour with an expert English speaking guide who will take
you to the main city highlights and bring the region’s diverse eras to life
with the help of some enlightening facts and anecdotes.
Begin your sightseeing
with a trip to Baku’s magnificently preserved Old City or Icheri Sheher, also a
UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in its breathtaking ramparts, mosques etc,
climb Maiden Tower for the most remarkable views, and also enjoy access to its
attractions like Miniature Books Museum. After this, you’ll get to experience
the city’s unmatched urban revival as you go by its more contemporary side.
Get the most panoramic
views of the city from a high-rise standpoint at Highlands Park and then set
out for an up-close look at the impressive Flamers Towers, depicting the
region’s longstanding fire worshipping traditions. Continue on to the Fountain Square
and Baku National Boulevard with all right potentials for a relaxed urban retreat.
The tour will also pass you through some of the city’s most stylish structures
like Carpet Museum and Heydar Aliyev Center.
Next, visit Absheron
Peninsula’s Surakhani village with an ancient Fire Temple or Ateshgah. Once a
venerated place of worship for Hindus and Zoroastrians, this pentagonal
structure is now a historical-architectural reserve and comprises a central
altar placed on a natural gas vent. An unquenchable natural flame used to burn
here till 1960s, but now the fire seen here is ignited by the gas piped from