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From Baku: Full-Day Guided Tour of Gobustan and Absheron

1. From Baku: Full-Day Guided Tour of Gobustan and Absheron

Following a morning pickup from your accommodation in Baku, head in direction of Gobustan. Make a stop to visit an industrialized oil well close to the Bibi-Heybat Mosque. The journey continues to the Gobustan Museum of Petroglyphs, an indoor and outdoor museum located approximately 70 kilometers from Baku. Marvel at prehistoric rock drawings and petroglyphs which were carved by primitive men on walls of caves and on rocks, reflecting the culture, economy, and world outlook of the ancient Azeri people. Then, head to the coastal area of Azerbaijan, home to 400 mud volcanoes. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant savoring delicious Azerbaijani dishes. After lunch, visit the ancient Zoroastrian Ateshgah Temple, a former holy place for fire-worshippers. Round off the day with a visit to Yanardag, a natural gas fire that blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula.

Baku: Atashgah Fire Temple & Burning Mountain Half-Day Tour

2. Baku: Atashgah Fire Temple & Burning Mountain Half-Day Tour

The First stop of this experience will be Ateshgah Fire Temple. There is a temple 21 km east of Baku, with permanent natural gas flowing from under the ground which Indian merchants built in the 18th century. Guests will have a chance to explore Fire Whorshipping rituals from the world's oldest religion. Ateshgah is a very unique place that resembles a small fortress with cells inside the stoned–fenced courtyard. While Enjoying The fireplace which is located with natural gas ventilation in the centre, ignited a massive fire in the middle and four smaller fires on the pavilion’s rooftop corners. guests will have a chance to witness A number of small cells circling the Temple Fireplace containing ascetic believers and pilgrims. The next stop of This Experience is Yanardag State Historical, Cultural and Natural Reserve. It takes around 35 to 40 minutes to reach there The main attraction of Yanardag, which literally means “burning mountain”, is a spectacular hill with a constantly burning wall of flames. Thanks to tectonic shifts and volcanic material below the earth’s surface, natural gas leaks from the rocks. The Italian trader and traveller Marco Polo even mentioned the flames during his travels to Baku and its surroundings, but most probably the fire has been burning for over more years at Yanardag.

Baku: Burning Mountain & Zorastrian Temple Private Tour

3. Baku: Burning Mountain & Zorastrian Temple Private Tour

You will picked up and then head towards the Ateshgah Temple of fire-worshippers. The complex is located in the Apsheron Peninsula on the outskirts of Surakhani village 30 kilometers from the center of Baku and was revered in different times by Zoroastrians, Hindus, and Sikhs. This territory is known for such unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets (underground gas coming onto the surface and lighting up in contact with oxygen). Alexandre Dumas, during one of his visits to the area, described a similar fire he saw in the region inside one of the Zoroastrian fire temples built around it. Only a handful of fire mountains exist today in the world, and most are located in Azerbaijan. The temple in its present state was constructed in the 17th to 18th centuries. It was built by the Baku-based Hindu community related to Sikhs. Your second stop will be Yanardag (burning mountain). It is one of the most famous and popular tourist locations of the 'eternal flame' in Azerbaijan, the mountain of Yanar Dag. Actually, it is rather more a hill than a mountain with natural gas burning on its slope from ancient times. Meter long tongues of fire lick the stratified earth approximately for 10 meters in width, searing those who approached too close. People occupy the benches to watch the blazing hill in the evening, when its sight is most effective. Yanar Dag is located 25 kilometers to the north from Baku. Your last stop will be Yashil Bazaar (or Green Market). This is the traditional bazaar full of fresh vegetables, fruits and greens just from the regions. The prices for all of these products are quite affordable. That's why locals also prefer to do shopping in this bazaar. And of course, don't forget to bargain - you can save a little money.

From Bakü: Sightseeing - Ateshgah - Yanardag - Gobustan

4. From Bakü: Sightseeing - Ateshgah - Yanardag - Gobustan

Journey to the Ateshgah Temple from your hotel in Bakü on this tour to the temple of the fire worshipers. Visit the site that was revered by the Baku-based Hindu community related to Sikhs. Admire the pentagonal complex with an altar in the center which was the place of pilgrimage for worshippers. Travel to one of the most famous and popular tourist places in Azerbaijan, Yanardag. Marvel at the meter-long tongues of fire licking at the stratified earth in a ten meter long space. Discover the natural wonder of the state-protected conservation area of the mountain Yanar Dag. Due to excursion program we highly recommend you visiting Modern Mars at Baku - Gobustan Mud Volcanos . Lets see that incridable view with your own eyes . Your professional tour guide will give you fully information all about from culture to modern part of this country . After you can see originally rock hand drawings at Open Air Museum .

From Baku: 4-Day 5-Night Incredible Azerbaijan Trip

5. From Baku: 4-Day 5-Night Incredible Azerbaijan Trip

Explore city with locals , take a journeys to nature , feel relax about whole arrangements and touch the fresh air in the mountains . Original old city will attract you with its view and historical points . Enjoy real , orijinal history from certificated tour guide . Comfort transportation will take you far away from city to nature .Old City Baku , Atesgah Fire Temple , Orijinal burning Fire mountain , Modern Symbol of Baku - Haydar Aliyev Center will take place in this tour . Its didnt finished yet :) Gobustan tour is some of the main points of the day trip . Some of best museums in Europe - Gobustan 3D bio museum will show you history from yesterday till today . Open Air Rock museum will be original good experience . But best part will be Mud volcanos - which is active and rare view whole over the world . Nature part of this tour day trip to Gabala will be relaxing day of trip . Local meal tastes will take you heaven . Good view mountains , snowfall or green forests - up to season will be original portret . Cable car at Tufandag mountain resort will take you pick of the mountain .

Gobustan and Absheron Private Tour

6. Gobustan and Absheron Private Tour

Embark on a captivating journey through the Gobustan and Absheron regions of Azerbaijan with our exclusive Gobustan and Absheron Private Tour. Immerse yourself in the rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and cultural treasures of this fascinating area. The tour begins with a visit to the renowned Gobustan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the ancient rock art and petroglyphs that adorn the rocky outcrops, providing a unique glimpse into the lives and beliefs of our ancestors. Your knowledgeable guide will unravel the stories behind these intricate carvings, offering valuable insights into Azerbaijan's rich cultural heritage. Next, venture to the mesmerizing Mud Volcanoes, a natural wonder unique to this region. Witness the surreal landscape as mud eruptions create small volcanoes that constantly evolve, creating a truly unforgettable sight. Learn about the geological significance and ecological importance of these intriguing formations. Continuing the journey, explore the historical and religious site of Ateshgah Fire Temple. Discover the ancient fire-worshipping rituals of the Zoroastrian culture and marvel at the temple's distinctive architecture. Your guide will share intriguing tales and historical facts, immersing you in the spiritual and cultural significance of this site. Finally, the tour takes you to the beautiful Absheron Peninsula, known for its scenic beauty and historical landmarks. Enjoy panoramic views of the Caspian Sea and visit attractions such as Yanar Dag, the "Burning Mountain," where natural gas flames perpetually dance on the surface, creating a captivating spectacle. Throughout the tour, you will be accompanied by a professional guide who will share their extensive knowledge and ensure an enriching experience. Travel in comfort and style with our exceptional transportation, featuring air-conditioned vehicles and a skilled driver. Join us on this remarkable journey through Gobustan and Absheron, where history, nature, and culture converge in a truly immersive adventure. Discover the wonders of Azerbaijan, from ancient rock art to fiery natural phenomena, and create lasting memories on our Gobustan and Absheron Private Tour.

Baku: 2-Day City Highlights Tour

7. Baku: 2-Day City Highlights Tour

First day tour will start from Old City Tour with tour guide . Orijinal story of centuries Old Baku will take you to survey of history . Nizami street walking tour , street food tastings will be modern part of tour . Cruise tour will show you masmarasing Caspian sea beauty . Baku Boulevard walking tour will be rest before night tour . Panoramic tour will start around 7pm and view of Flame towers , Night view of city from upland park will push you taking amazing photos . On day two you will travel to Gobustan - with 3D Bio Museum , open air rock museum .After detailed excursion of Gobustan tour will contunie to Moon Planat - Mud Volnanos , some of rare views all over the world . Experience of Gobustan tour will go to different part of Baku . Miracle of Abseron Region - Atesgah Temple . Zorastian Temple will surprise you al lot . After Atesgah tour will take place to Yanardag - Fire Mountain . Orijinal fire , ancient history , history by locals - it will be some of rare memorable tours . After Yanardag tour will contunie in Baku city .Modern sing of Baku - Haydar Aliyev Cultural Center .

From Baku: Zoroastrianism - Tour - Atesgah & Yanardag Tour

8. From Baku: Zoroastrianism - Tour - Atesgah & Yanardag Tour

Discover the Atesgah Fire Temple and Yanardag Fire Mountain on a guided tour with entrance tickets . Learn about Azerbaijan history in the Palace and the life of Zorastians in the past . Explore the splendor of Atesgah Temple, the heart of the Zorasdianism. Discover how the complex of buildings, pavilions, and main temple . After temple you tour will contunue to Yanardag Fire Mountain . On the way you will see old Baku oil wells . Yanardag will be second main part of this tour . You will get a lot of information all about Azerbaijan . This is the some of best options in Baku for fast visiting to Atesgah and Yanardag - which is some of main part and tours at Baku .

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 78 reviews

I am solo traveler and found this Tour at GetYourGuide to visit many places near Baku city in one day. It was very convenient tour with private driver and the guide was very friendly. He speaks English very well and there was no problem with communication. He even made a time to check the Bibiheybat mosque, which is not on the tour list. I think if you don’t have much time to be in Baku and want to visit Qobustan and Atashgah, which located completely different from the city, this would be very convinient.

The expedition was well organized. We saw a lot of places for over 7 hours. All thanks to the great stories of Mr. Samir, who was able to humorously present not only history, but also everyday life in Azerbaijan. I definitely recommend it!

This tour with Zaur was incredibly fun, efficient, well timed and informative. The stops were really cool and made the memories worthwhile.

We liked this trip very much. We had a great guide Tural. He told us a lot of interesting infomation.

Zaur did a great job showing us the main highlights around Baku. Highly recommended.