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Guaranteed Tour: Land Of Fire

Guaranteed Tour: Land Of Fire Packages
Country: Azerbaijan
City: Baku
Duration: 4 Day(s) - 3 Night(s)
Tour Category: Nature Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Immerse yourself into the fabulous world of the East, visit the pearl of Azerbaijan, the city of Baku! Its picturesque restaurants will surprise you with the variety and please you with delicious food, and the warm sun and the hospitality of the local people will make your holiday unforgettable!

Tour program:

Day 1: Arrival in Baku – check-in

Check-in at the hotel (from14:00)

Free day.

Overnight in the hotel.

Day 2: Sightseeing tour around Baku

09:00 Breakfast at the hotel

10:00 Departure for the excursion to Baku.

The city tour begins with a visit to Upland Park.

Upland Park is located on a hill in the western part of the city. This is the best place to see the city and Baku Bay. Later the tour proceeds along the waterfront promenade and a visit to the Old City which is also a fortress. Tourists will see the main attractions of the Old City, including the Palace of the Shirvan Shahs Palace, Maiden Tower, Karvansaray, etc.

For the additional price, it is possible to arrange lunch in the national restaurant.

From 14:00 - to 18:00 We get acquainted with the Baku Boulevard and have a boat trip on the Baku Bay. This favorite vacation spot of Baku citizens and guests of the capital is also one of the attractions of the city, which in 2009 celebrated its 100 anniversary.

Our today's tour ended with a visit to the Center named after Heydar Aliyev.

Heydar Aliyev Center - a cultural center, is a complex structure that includes the Auditorium (convention center), a museum, exhibition halls, administrative offices. The project center has been designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid.

Free time

Overnight in the hotel

Day 3: Sightseeing tour around Absheron peninsula

09:00 Breakfast at the hotel

10:00 Departure for an excursion to the nature reserve "Gobustan"

The reserve is well known for its perfectly preserved rock paintings - petroglyphs - a kind of artistic "archive" of human evolution on the Earth.

"Documents" of such archives is the first human’s presentation of his/her "I" to the outside world.

Gobustan Rocks are not just the brightest witnesses of the prehistoric period of human existence. They reflect the history of this region for nearly 15,000 years - from the end of the era of the Upper Paleolithic till the Middle Ages.

For the additional price, it is possible to arrange lunch in the national restaurant.

14:00 – 15:30 Excursion to the Temple of Fire Worshippers - "Ateshgah" and the fiery mountain "Yanardagh"

Azerbaijan is one of the few places on earth, where even today one can observe elements of preserved fire cult and the ancient Zoroastrianism religion. These places where oil oozes from the earth and natural gas break out as flaming torches have always attracted fire worshipers from around the world. Baku, its oil, its "burning earth" have been known far beyond its borders since ancient times.

The official religion of the ancient states that emerged in the VII century BC, such as Mann and Media was Zoroastrianism. The spread of Zoroastrianism in the territory of modern Azerbaijan was due to spontaneously flammable sources of oil and gas. Therefore, in this area, such a monument as the temple Ateshgah has survived.

Fire Temple Ateshgah (literally Fire House) is located 30 kilometers from the center of Baku, in the south-eastern outskirts of the Absheron Peninsula.

15:30 – 18:30 Ethnographic Open-Air Museum "Gala" is about a 40-minute drive from Baku. The museum is created on an archaeological site.

The village is five thousand years, nevertheless, there are still some neighborhoods that have survived to the present day.

During the tour, you will get acquainted with the ancient dwellings, the life of that time, traditions, with methods of farming.

Participants will be told about the way of living of people who lived here many centuries ago, you will see the real objects of that time.

17:00 - Next to this small village in the Absheron peninsula Mount Yanardagh is situated. The word "Yanar" in the Azeri language means "burning", and "Dagh" - "mountain". And this is real a burning mountain - not metaphorically, but literally. Once in Absheron, it had been a lot of places where natural gas coming out from the earth to the surface ignited spontaneously, but with the start of mass extraction of oil and gas in Absheron these places started to disappear. At present, it is the only place of this unique natural phenomenon - the output of natural gas to the surface.

19:00 Transfer to the hotel

Free time.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Check-out from the hotel – Departure

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free time.

12:00 leave from the rooms, check-out.

(In case of a late departure you can leave luggage at the hotel)

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