This 8 hour tour to Gobustan is especially designed for tourists and visitors who are interested in Stone Age period of humanity, Unesco’s World Heritage and history, also tourists will have chance to see a group of Mud Volcanoes and Witness eruptions of mud volcanoes. Over a thousand mud volcanoes are known to exist in the world and some 400 of those are in coastal are in Azerbaijan. After Gobustan tour our guests will have a lunch. After having lunch at Traditional Restaurant tour will continue to Absheron Peninsula including Burning Mountain, Fire Temple State historical and cultural Natural Reservation to see the symbol of Azerbaijan (Land of Fire).Then Visit the worlds first industrialized oil well in Baku and on your way tourists can See one of the oldest mosques of Baku – Bibi Heybet Mosque
What is included/excluded
Museums entrance fees
Entry/Admission - Gobustan Rock Art
Entry/Admission - Ateshgah - Fire Temple
Entry/Admission - Mardakan Castle
Entry/Admission - Yanar Dag
Departure & Return
Traveler pickup is offered
What to Expect
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Stop At: Gobustan Rock Art, 60 km South of Baku, Qobustan Azerbaijan
Gobustan State Reserve located west of the settlement of Gobustan, about 40 miles (64 km) southwest of the centre of Baku was established in 1966 when the region was declared as a national historical landmark of Azerbaijan in an attempt to preserve the ancient carvings, mud volcanoes and gas-stones in the region.
Gobustan State Reserve is very rich in archeological monuments, the reserve has more than 6,000 rock carvings, which depict primitive people, animals, battle-pieces, ritual dances, bullfights, boats with armed oarsmen, warriors with lances in their hands, camel caravans, pictures of sun and stars, on the average dating back to 5,000-20,000 years.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Mud Volcanoes, Gobustan National Park, Baku Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan has the most mud volcanoes of any country, spread broadly across the country. 350 of the 800 volcanoes of the world are in the Azerbaijani Republic. Local people call them “yanardagh” (burning mountain), “pilpila” (terrace), “gaynacha” (boiling water) and “bozdag” (grey mountain) alongside its geographical name – mud volcanoes.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Сураханский район, Baku Azerbaijan
The Baku Ateshgah often called the "Fire Temple of Baku" is a castle-like religious temple in Surakhani district, a suburb in Baku, Azerbaijan. Based on Persian inscriptions, the temple was used as a Hindu, Sikh, and Zoroastrian place of worship.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Mardakan Castle, Mardakan AZ1044 Azerbaijan
The quadrangular Mardakan castle was built in the middle of the 12th century by Akhsitan I, son of Manuchihr III. It was erected after a victory of Akhsitan I. The tower was used as a shelter and observation point of feudals.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Yanar Dag, Binagadi-Balakhany Highway, Baku 0125 Azerbaijan
Yanar Dag (Azerbaijani: Yanar Dağ, meaning "burning mountain") is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan (a country which itself is known as "the Land of Fire").
Duration: 30 minutes
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers