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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: Atashgah Fire Temple & Burning Mountain Half-Day Tour

4. 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.

From Baku: Gobustan, Fire Temple, and Mud Volcanoes Day Trip

5. From Baku: Gobustan, Fire Temple, and Mud Volcanoes 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 5,000-20,000 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.

Ateshgah Fire temple and Burning mountain tour

6. Ateshgah Fire temple and Burning mountain tour

Ateshgah Fire Temple and Burning Mountain Tour Discover the rich tapestry of Azerbaijan's heritage and natural beauty in this captivating tour. Itinerary: Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center: Begin your day with a visit to the architectural masterpiece, the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center. Marvel at its innovative design and learn about Azerbaijan's cultural evolution. Ateshgah Fire Temple: Immerse yourself in history at the Ateshgah Fire Temple, a sacred site that once attracted Zoroastrian pilgrims. Explore the intricacies of this ancient temple and discover the spiritual significance of the eternal flame. Burning Mountains: Experience the awe-inspiring phenomenon of the Burning Mountains. Witness the natural gas seeping through the rocks, creating mesmerizing flames that dance against the backdrop of the Azerbaijani landscape. Uncover the layers of Azerbaijan's past and present as you explore these iconic sites. Our knowledgeable guide will provide insights, making this tour a blend of cultural discovery and natural wonders. Inclusions: Comfortable transportation Knowledgeable tour guide A bottle of water Photography service Immerse yourself in the unique allure of Azerbaijan's cultural and natural treasures on this unforgettable Ateshgah Fire Temple and Burning Mountain Tour.

From Bakü: Sightseeing - Ateshgah - Yanardag - Gobustan

7. 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 .

All Inclusive (Shahdag, Baku City, Gobustan-Absheron Tours)

8. All Inclusive (Shahdag, Baku City, Gobustan-Absheron Tours)

Explore Azerbaijan effortlessly with our All-Inclusive Tour. Uncover history, nature, and modernity seamlessly. Expert guides, hassle-free logistics, and immersive experiences ensure a genuine and memorable adventure. From Baku's cityscape to Guba's tranquility, each destination reveals unique cultural and scenic wonders. Enjoy comfortable returns to your hotel daily. Discover Azerbaijan authentically with us. Itinerary: Gobustan-Absheron Bibiheybat Mosque Mud Volcanos & Gobustan National Park Ateshgah: “Fire Temple of Baku” Yanardagh “Burning Mountain” Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre Guba-Shahdag Tour: Beshbarmaq mountains Shahdag mountain resort BakuCity Tour: Pickup from hotel Tour in Old City Baku Shirvanshah Palace Flame Towers Miniature Book Museum Maiden Tower Highland Park Alley of Martyrs Little Venice Carpet Museum Drop-off to hotel End of Activity: Guests will be comfortably dropped off at their respective hotels, ensuring a convenient and pleasant conclusion to their day.

Baku: Burning Mountain & Zorastrian Temple Private Tour

9. 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 Past to the Future: Qobustan & Absheron Tour

10. From Past to the Future: Qobustan & Absheron Tour

Fascinating natural phenomena on the one hand, the place of residence of primitive people and the temple of ancient religions on the other... The journey will reveal the secrets of Baku and the Absheron Peninsula. State Historical and Artistic Reserve. One of the three places in Azerbaijan protected by UNESCO (2007). Here we will walk through the caves, see the rock paintings, see the ancient cuisine, plunge into the life of primitive people. There are about 800 mud volcanoes all over the world. 354 of them are located on the territory of Azerbaijan, which is about 40%. The mud is very useful for skin, joint and bones. Mosque Bibi-Heybat is definitely one of the most gorgeous temples you have ever been to! Here locates tomb of relatives of Prophet Muhammad (s.v.s). And now let's see what was worshiped in Absheron before Islam. Our ancestors many centuries ago considered fire to be holy, The religion of fire-worship was so sacredly revered that the religious holiday Novruz turned into a national one and, having survived through the centuries, is still celebrated. Temple of Fire Ateshgah is the place of confluence of three religions, Fire-worship, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism. On our tour you will understand what these three teachings have in common. A Castle keeping original strength and standing in its gorgeous pride from Medieaval Times. Next, let's go to the origins of this religion. Eternal Lights which were mentioned in the annals of Atilla - the Great Hun Emperor, Marco Polo and many others. Scientists date the age of the "holy hearth" 4-5 thousand years.

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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!