Mystic Ateshgah and Yanar Dag Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Baku

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Mystic Ateshgah and Yanar Dag (Burning Mountain) 3-hour tour combines the full-day exploration of two ancient and historical places. These two attractions of Baku have been tied by culture and history for centuries. With your local guide, you will learn about history and further interesting facts and legends related to Ateshgah and Yanar Dag. Ateshgah, the fire temple of Indian fire-worshipers, is one of the most interesting and peculiar historical monuments located near Baku.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Baku, Absheron RegionThe guide will pick you up either from Sahil or your accommodation (according to your preferences) and start heading to the ancient zoroastrian temple "Ateshgah" which is considered as an authentic Azerbaijani exotic site to visit. It is located approximately 30 km from the center of Baku in the suburb of Surakhany. You will learn a lot about the temple from your guide, particularly, more about the history of creation of such a temple in Baku and unique natural phenomenon of burning natural gas outlets. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Yanar Dag, Baku, Absheron RegionIn the second part of visit, after visiting the temple you will go directly to "Yanar Dag" (Burning Mountain) which is not far from Ateshgah temple. It is the most famous and popular tourist site of the “eternal flame” in Azerbaijan. Actually, it is rather a hill than a mountain, with natural gas burning on its slope from ancient times.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Sahil Park, Baku, Absheron RegionThe tour ends at the pickup point. Your guide will provide you with all assistance and practical information to get the best out of your experience while in Baku.Duration: 5 minutes

What’s included

  • Local professional English speaking guide
  • Transportation to Ateshgah, Burning Mountain (Yanar Dagh) and back to the starting point
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entrance tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Ateshgah - Fire Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Yanar Dag

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if not requested beforehand)


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Excellent value for money
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point