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Absheron Peninsula Historical Tour - Tales of Ancient People

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    Stop At: Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex, Mira St., 5 Qala district, Baku Azerbaijan

    You will meet your guide at Sahil metro station. The trip will start with a visit to Gala open-air museum. Gala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex is situated in the historical part of Gala village. There are 216 monuments in the territory of the village. You will see petroglyphs (stone carvings) dating back to the third and second millennia B.C and the Middle Ages, household ceramics and archaeological artifacts discovered in the Absheron Peninsula. Merchant’s house is a magnificent example of medieval dwelling houses existing in the village. Furthermore, tombstones, kurgans, various tools, such as "khana" (tool for carpet weaving) are demonstrated in the museum.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mardakan Castle, Mardakan AZ1044 Azerbaijan

    Then we'll continue with the trip to see the tower in Mardakan village. Mardakan toponym is related to the name of tribe “Mard”. With the consolidation of the Shirvanshahs many towers were built in Absheron Peninsula. In addition to its historical significance, Quadrangular Tower in Mardakan is one of the majestic castles and a part of Absheron’s integrated defense system. The tower was located in such a convenient place, that seashore, Gala and Ramana fortresses were easily visible from the Tower.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Yanar Dag, Binagadi-Balakhany Highway, Baku 0125 Azerbaijan

    Later you will enjoy the view of Yanardag (Burning Mountain) - the infamous burning mountain. In ancient times natural eternal flames were burning in many places of Absheron. Yanardag was declared State Historical-Cultural and Natural Reserve in order to protect natural monument.

    Duration: 20 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Sahil st., Zarifa Aliyeva, Bakı, Azerbaijan

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick you up from your hotel/hostel/airbnb accommodation. Please just mention it when booking.
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local English speaking guide
    • Transportation costs
    • 0.5 lt bottled water per person
    • Amazing experience around Absheron peninsula
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex
    • Entry/Admission - Mardakan Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Yanar Dag
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (may be requested through special requirements for an additional surcharge)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Some territories may get muddy during autumn-spring seasons, so consider wearing comfortable shoes or even boots if you're booking in these seasons
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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