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Baku: Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes, Burning Mount, & Fire Temple

Baku: Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes, Burning Mount, & Fire Temple

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, Mud Volcano, Fire Temple & Burning Mountain

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. Next visit Bibi Haybet mosque 15 minute and today is the spiritual center for the Muslims of the region and one of the major monuments of Islamic architecture in Azerbaijan. Next visit is First Oil Well. The world's first-ever mechanically drilled oil well (World's First Oil Well) in 1846, located in the Bibi-Heybat settlement 10 kilometers west of Baku. 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: Gobustan, Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Yanardag Day Trip

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 Absheron sights guided day trip

Baku Gobustan Absheron sights guided day trip

Start with pickup from select meeting points in Baku and relax on the comfortable transfer to the Gobustan Rock Art site. Explore this site that features rock carvings of men, ritual dances, and animals that date back five - twenty thousand years. Head to a unique area that features 350 of the 700 mud volcanos in the world. Watch as raw minerals bubble to the surface in murky pools. Take in views of the Islamic architecture of the domed Bibi-Heybat Mosque as you drive by it. Spot the Baroque-style of the Azerbaijan Government House on your way to the Ateshgah (Fire Temple). Venture into this pentagonal complex to see where a flame alter was built around a natural flame that went out in 1969. Continue to the Yanar Dag Natural Reserve to see a natural gas fire which burns continuously. Stop at the wave-like Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center for 20 minutes before returning to your meeting point in Baku.

Baku: Guided Day Trip to Gabala with Hotel Transfers

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: Atashgah Fire Temple & Burning Mountain Half-Day Tour

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.

Gobustan Rock Arts and Mud Volcanoes Tour

Gobustan Rock Arts and Mud Volcanoes Tour

Discover Azerbaijan's Natural and Cultural Marvels: Gobustan Mud Volcanoes, Rock Arts, Bibiheybat Mosque, and Oil Well Tour Itinerary: Gobustan Mud Volcanoes: Witness the breathtaking Gobustan Mud Volcanoes, a rare natural phenomenon. Ancient Rock Arts Exploration: Immerse yourself in the history of ancient civilizations at Gobustan's rock arts. Bibiheybat Mosque Visit: Admire the architectural splendor of Bibiheybat Mosque, a spiritual haven. First Drilled Oil Well: Explore the historical significance of Azerbaijan's first drilled oil well. Inclusions: Transfer: Comfortable transportation to and from your hotel or a central location. Pickup and Drop-off: Hassle-free service ensuring your convenience. Tour Guide: Knowledgeable guide providing insights into the history and significance of each site. Photography Service: Capture the moments with a professional photography service. Bottle of Water: Stay refreshed during your exploration. As your enriching tour concludes, we ensure your comfort with a convenient drop-off, leaving you with the option to reflect on your day or continue exploring the vibrant surroundings. Join us on this journey that seamlessly blends the natural wonders of Gobustan with the cultural richness of ancient rock arts, the architectural beauty of Bibiheybat Mosque, and the historical significance of Azerbaijan's first drilled oil well.

From Bakü: Sightseeing - Ateshgah - Yanardag - Gobustan

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: Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Mosque Private Tour

From Baku: Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Mosque Private Tour

Visit the Gobustan Museum of Petroglyphs, about 70 kilometers from Baku, to see prehistoric rock drawings, or petroglyphs. On this 5-hour tour you’ll see one of the largest collections in Gobustan, at the Baku State Reserve of History, Ethnography, and Arts. The most significant are the petroglyphs carved by primitive men on walls of caves and on rocks, reflecting the culture, economy, and world outlook of the ancient Azeri people. Continue to the Bibi-Heybat Mosque. The existing structure is a modern recreation of the mosque built in the 13th century and destroyed by the Bolsheviks in 1936. The mosque is today the spiritual center for the region’s Muslims.

Baku: Gobustan and Absheron with Optional Inclusive of Lunch

Baku: Gobustan and Absheron with Optional Inclusive of Lunch

Discover the Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a day trip from Baku. Explore the area's petroglyphs, mud volcanoes, and the Temple of Eternal Fire, and learn about the history of the region. Start your day with a pickup from your hotel in Baku. Travel to Gobustan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its rock petroglyphs. The area has been settled since the 8th millennium BC and is known for hosting thousands of rock engravings spread over 100 square km. See depictions of hunting scenes, people, ships, constellations, and animals. Admire the oldest petroglyphs, which date back to the 12th century BC. In 2007, UNESCO included the “Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape” in the World Heritage list. Next, visit the mud volcanoes, one of the many wonders of mother nature. About 350 out of the 800 mud volcanoes known in the world are located in Azerbaijan. Continue to the Bibi Heybat Mosque, locally known as “the mosque of Fatima.” Visit the tomb of Ukeyma Khanum, a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. Then, see the world’s first-ever mechanically drilled oil well, which was just 21 meters deep at that time. Continue to the Temple of Eternal Fire, Ateshgah, a holy place of Zoroastrians, the fire worshippers, from the beginning of the era. Finally, visit the Burning Mountain, Yanardagh, a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku.

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Overall rating

4.6
(105 reviews)

The day trip to the attractions was very interesting. The guide was great, we had a van which took us from one place to another. The van was very comfortable with air conditioning. The only thing what I would change is the restaurant. Even though it was a tour for foreigners ( english tour) the took us to a place where no one spoke English. The food was avarage quality, the servers were rude and it was a bit overpriced. All together the tour was great and it was definitely worth it.

A very good guide, speaking Turkish and Spanish, although it is true that the Spanish could be a little rusty, he made an effort to make himself understood and give us the necessary information. Furthermore, he is always attentive to us and what we might need, very friendly and empathetic, which has made us enjoy the entire tour (which in other circumstances could be very long)

super trip.. worth trip.. super guide. only thing is the bus guy switch off the ac now and then to save petrol and very arrogant when asked to switch on.. if was suffocating inside.. rest all ok..the guide was friendly and informative.. picked from the hotel and did all things to make us comfortable.

We had a very nice trip! The day was packed with interesting activities & we had a very nice and professional guide. We would definitely recommend this trip to other tourists!

Thoroughly exciting, and the guide in particular was excellent