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From Baku: Gobustan Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple Day Trip

1. From Baku: Gobustan Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple Day Trip

Embark on an enchanting journey to unravel the rich tapestry of Azerbaijan's history and natural wonders on a day trip from Baku to Gobustan and Absheron. Visit the Bibiheybat Mosque, Gobustan’s mud volcanoes, the Rock Art Museum, the Burning Mountain, the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre, and more. Begin your day with a visit to the Bibiheybat Mosque, a symbol of spiritual tranquility and architectural brilliance. Prepare to be spellbound by the natural spectacle of Gobustan's mud volcanoes, creating a surreal lunar-like landscape, followed by an immersion into ancient petroglyphs at the Gobustan Rock Art Museum, offering a captivating glimpse into the art and culture of a bygone era. Continue the journey to the Fire Temple, a potent symbol of Azerbaijan's Zoroastrian heritage. Witness the mystical flames at the Yanar Dag Burning Mountain and encounter the deeply rooted traditions that continue to thrive in the heart of the country. Conclude your tour at the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre as a sightseeing point, a modern architectural masterpiece that stands in stark contrast to the historical sites you've visited. Take a picture with " I love Baku" sign.

Baku: Gobustan, Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Yanardag Day Trip

2. Baku: Gobustan, Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Yanardag Day Trip

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: Gobustan, Mud Volcano, Fire Temple & Burning Mountain

3. Baku: Gobustan, Mud Volcano, Fire Temple & Burning Mountain

Get picked up from your Baku hotel and head to your first destination, the Gobustan Settlement. Spend about an hour exploring the ancient rock carvings, some dating back over 20,000 years. As you stroll, learn about the area's long history. Next, visit the famous Mud Volcanoes of Gobustan. Learn why Azerbaijan has more mud volcanoes than any other country and spend about 45 minutes exploring this area. Continue your drive, passing the beautiful Bibi-Heybat Mosque and the Azerbaijan House of Government. Stop at Ateshgah, the Zoroastrian Fire Temple. Spend an hour visiting this sacred place, admiring the eternal flame, and finding inner peace. Next, continue to the Yanardag State Historical, Cultural, and Natural Reserve and the village of Mammadli. Spend 45 minutes exploring with your guide. Finish your tour with a 30-minute stop outside the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center and learn about the area's rich cultural traditions before returning to your hotel in Baku.

Baku: Half-Day Gobustan and Mud Volcanoes Tour with Entry

4. Baku: Half-Day Gobustan and Mud Volcanoes Tour with Entry

Gobustan & Mud Volcanoes tour is a half-day tour designed for tourists and visitors who are interested in the Stone Age period of humanity, Unesco’s World Heritage and history, also tourists will have a chance to see a group of mud volcanoes, Bibiheybat mosque, and the world’s 1st industrially drilled oil well. The tour lasts 4-5 hours and is run on the 1st part of the day. On the way to Bibiheybat guests will have a chance to see the world's first industrial oil well. The First Stop of the tour will be Bibiheybat mosque which includes the tomb of Ukeyma Khanum (a descendant of The Islamic Prophet Muhammad), and today is the spiritual centre for the Muslims of the region and one of the major monuments of Islamic architecture in Azerbaijan. The journey continues to the Gobustan Museum of Petroglyphs, an indoor and outdoor museum located approximately 70 kilometres from Baku. Whenever we reach to Gobustan area, will lead to the Mud Volcanoes. Home to the world's greatest concentration of mud volcanoes, the landscape around Baku might be described as messy, bubbling, and sometimes explosive. The country is thought to have nearly 400 mud volcanoes and while they never grow to the size of a normal volcano, topping out at around 10 kilometres in diameter and 700 metres in height (among the largest mud volcanoes in the world are Boyuk Kanizadag and Toraghai, both in Azerbaijan), they do occasionally get the chance to show off.

Baku: City Highlights Tour with Guide

5. Baku: City Highlights Tour with Guide

Begin your tour by diving into history at the awe-inspiring Shirvanshah Palace, a masterpiece of medieval architecture. Then, shift gears and marvel at the futuristic Flame Towers, a symbol of Baku's modernity. Intrigue awaits at the Miniature Book Museum, where you'll find the world's tiniest books. Afterward, ascend the iconic Maiden Tower for a journey back in time and capture breathtaking city views from Highland Park. Next, pay your respects at the solemn Alley of Martyrs, a tribute to national heroes. Your next stop will give you a different perspective on the city as you hop on the Baku Ferris Wheel and enjoy a bird's-eye view. Then, dive into the artistry of Azerbaijani culture at the Carpet Museum, a treasure trove of intricate designs.

From Baku: Guba and Shahdag Mountain Resort Tour

6. From Baku: Guba and Shahdag Mountain Resort Tour

Embark on a guided trip to witness the splendor of Azerbaijan's mountainous greater caucuses region. Enjoy pickup from your hotel and a trip to 2 of its best sights, including a relaxing resort. Prepare for a spectacular mountain expedition through Azerbaijan's most awe-inspiring landscapes. Be awed by the vivid red and white rock formations of the range which create a surreal, dreamlike setting. Visit Candy Canes Mountains, pink beauty of the Nature, where famous Indian Movie has been filmed. Next, prepare for a visit to Beshbarmag Mountain. Relish the distant beauty of a mountain during a quick snack and photo break, creating lasting memories of your journey Complete your trip with a visit to the Shahdag Mountain Resort. Enjoy exhilarating rollercoaster rides and take in the incredible landscapes from cable cars. Choose from the all-inclusive option with the rides and cable cars included, or pay in cash on the day. Top off your day with convenient drop-off back at your accommodation in Baku.

From Baku: Gabala and Shamakhi Nature Tour

7. From Baku: Gabala and Shamakhi Nature Tour

After pickup from your hotel in Baku, head off into the Azerbaijani mountains for a full-day adventure. You’ll start in the Shamakhi region, visiting the Juma mosque, dating back to the 12th century. Driving through the picturesque northeastern caucasian mountains, you’ll arrive in Gabala. After sitting down for a lunch of traditional Azerbaijani delicacies, you’ll head off into the verdant mountains that Gabala is renowned for. At the foot of Mount Tufandagh, you’ll board a cable car to head up to the top of the mountain to gaze upon the lush valleys beneath you.  Afterwards, head off to Nohur Lake, known for its emerald-green waters surrounded by stately mountains. Next, you’ll visit the hill up to the 7 Beauties Waterfall, named for the 7 stages of the falls. After taking in innumerable natural beauty, you’ll head back to your accommodation in Baku.

Gabala&Shamakhi Tour

8. Gabala&Shamakhi Tour

Explore Juma Mosque Shamakhi, "Seven Beauties" Waterfall in Vandam village, Nohur Lake, and Tufandag Mountain Resort with a knowledgeable guide. Pickup, drop-off, transportation, and a guide are included. Book now for an unforgettable adventure!

Baku: Guided Day Trip to Gabala with Hotel Transfers

9. Baku: Guided Day Trip to Gabala with Hotel Transfers

Uncover Azerbaijan's rich heritage and natural beauty on a guided day trip to Gabala from Baku, with hotel transfers included. Immerse yourself in the cultural treasures and breathtaking landscapes, with a visit to Juma Mosque of Shamakhi, Seven Beauties Waterfall, Tufandag Mountain Resort, and more. After a hotel pickup, make your way to your first stop in Gabal, the Juma Mosque in Shamakhi, a historical marvel known for its stunning architecture and rich history. Explore the oldest mosque in the country. Next, be captivated by the mesmerizing "Seven Beauties" Waterfall in Vandam village, known locally as Yeddi Gozel. Be surrounded by lush greenery and the soothing sound of cascading water. Then, soak in the serenity at Nohur Lake, a pristine body of water with crystal-clear reflections of the surrounding mountains, offering an ideal setting for relaxation and contemplation. Conclude your adventure at the Tufandag Mountain Resort, where you can enjoy the majestic beauty of the mountains or take part in optional activities like skiing. If you choose the option with cable car tickets, head to the top of the mountain to see Qabala from the top. At the end of the tour, return to your hotel in Baku.

Baku: Historic and Modern Baku Tour

10. Baku: Historic and Modern Baku Tour

This spectacular tour is made up of three parts and will first show you examples of medieval architecture in Baku from the 12th century, followed by more recent architectural developments. The excursion will begin by the entrance gates to Gosha Gala Gapisi in the Old City. The Old City is a UNESCO world-heritage listed site and is almost an open-air museum with many sights to see. After that, you will get to see some of the 19th and 20th-Century buildings in the city, which are mainly linked to the oil boom and the history of the Russian Empire. The final part of the tour discusses the Soviet occupation of Azerbaijan and life in Baku today. All the key parts in the old city are covered during the Baku tour, such as the Maiden Tower, Juma Mosque, and Shirvansah's Palace, along with a Funicular ticket.



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Wonderfully crafted and curated tour. Covered many sites around Baku city. Sufficient time to cover these. Our guide Russell was extremely kind, knowledgeable and helpful. He gave us a lot of insight and help understand the history of the places. Will highly recommend taking this tour via Baku Heritage Tours. Also, it was appropriately priced.

Elnara was an amazing guide . She knew so much about the places and their history and was proactive in sharing the details throughout the journey. She was a very easy to talk to and made the tour very enjoyable

It was really great to see all the sites. We were traveling with kids and our guide, Russel, was so great to accommodate and keep them engaged. They enjoyed the music and games in the bus between stops.

We enjoyed the trip very much. This tour includes places that should be seen in Azerbaijan. Especially our tour guide Adil is very competen, helpful and knowledgeable. We thank him again.

Good guide and good driver to bring us such a smooth journey!