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Private Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Absheron Tour

8 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup available
Offered in: English
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Overview

Gobustan National Park: The archaeological side of Gobustan is very in with monuments. The reserve has more than 6,000 rock engravings dating back between 5,000 – 40,000 years. Visitors also view the remains of inhabited caves.

Yanardag – One of the most famous and popular tourist places of the “eternal flame” in Azerbaijan is the mountain of Yanar Dag. Actually, it is rather a hill than a mountain, with natural gas burning on its slope from ancient times.

Ateshgah Temple – The temple of fire worshippers Ateshgah has located 30 km from the center of Baku and was revered at different times by Zoroastrians, Hindus, and Sikhs. This territory is known for such a unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets (underground gas coming onto surface contacts oxygen and lights up). The temple in its present state was constructed in the 17th-18th centuries. The pentagonal complex has an open courtyard with temple-altar in the center which was the place of pilgrimage for worshippers.
Private Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Absheron Tour
Private Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Absheron Tour
Private Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Absheron Tour
Private Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Absheron Tour
Private Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Absheron Tour
Private Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Absheron Tour
Private Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Absheron Tour
Private Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Absheron Tour
Private Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Absheron Tour
Private Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Absheron Tour
Private Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Absheron Tour
Private Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Absheron Tour
Private Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Absheron Tour
Private Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Absheron Tour
  • What is included/excluded

    Air-conditioned vehicle
    Private transportation
    Parking Fees
    Fuel surcharge
    Transport to the Mud Volcanoes
    Entrance fees to the museums (Gobustan, Fire Temple, Yanardag)
    Entry/Admission - Mud Volcanoes
    Entry/Admission - Gobustan Rock Art
    Entry/Admission - Ateshgah - Fire Temple
    Entry/Admission - Yanar Dag

    Excluded
    Food and drinks
    Other expenses
  • Departure & Return

    Traveler pickup is offered
    You can add your location, hotel name or street name.

  • What to Expect

    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Mud Volcanoes, Dasgil Hill, Qobustan 3700 Azerbaijan

    Whenever we reach to Gobustan area, we will change our transport ( because, the road leading to Mud Volcanoes is in bad condition, so only specific cars especially Russian cars can get there) and lead to the Mud Volcanoes. Home to nearly a third of the world's mud volcano's, Azerbaijan features a messy, bubbling, and sometimes explosive landscape. Mud volcanoes are closely associated with hydrocarbon and petrochemical stores underground, hence the gas trying to escape to the surface. A few of these gas leaks are constantly on fire, shooting small perpetual flames into the air and some believe that these perpetual flames are strongly connected to the appearance of the Zoroastrian religion in Azerbaijan some 2,000 years ago. Every 20 years or so, one of these mud/gas volcanoes will ignite deep below the surface and create a massive explosion. While generally not dangerous to people, as they are far outside of most city centers, it is believed that six shepherds and over 2,000 sheep were killed by a mud volcano in Bozdagh, Azerbaijan.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Gobustan Rock Art, Gobustan Settlement - Garadagh District 60 km South of Baku, Qobustan 1080 Azerbaijan

    After coming back from Mud Volcanoes we get back to our car and go first to the Gobustan museum, and after spending some time there we lead to the Gobustan Rock Art (open-air museum). Gobustan State Reserve located west of the settlement of Gobustan, about 40 miles southwest of the center of Baku was established in 1966 when the region was declared as a national historic 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.
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    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bibi-Heybat Mosque, Baku Azerbaijan

    On the way back from Gobustan area we will pass through the Bibi-Heybat Mosque, where we will stop for a while

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Сураханский район, Baku Azerbaijan

    The Baku Ateshgah (from Persian: آتشگاه‎, Atashgāh, Azerbaijani: Atəşgah), often called the "Fire Temple of Baku" is a castle-like religious temple in Surakhani town, a suburb in Baku, Azerbaijan. Based on Persian inscriptions, the temple was used as a Hindu, Sikh, and Zoroastrian place of worship. "Atash" (آتش) is the Persian word for fire. The pentagonal complex, which has a courtyard surrounded by cells for monks and a tetrapillar-altar in the middle, was built during the 17th and 18th centuries. It was abandoned in the late 19th century, probably due to the dwindling of the Indian population in the area. The natural eternal flame went out in 1969, after nearly a century of exploitation of petroleum and gas in the area, but is now lit by gas piped from the nearby city.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Yanar Dag, Binagadi-Balakhany Highway Absheron Peninsula - Village of Mammadli, Baku 0125 Azerbaijan

    Going on our tour next destination will be Yanardag (Burning Mountain), where our guest will discover the natural fire burning steadily. Yanar Dag (Azerbaijani: Yanar Dağ, meaning "burning mountain") is a natural gas fire that blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku. Unlike mud volcanoes, the Yanar Dag flame burns fairly steadily, as it involves a steady seep of gas from the subsurface. It is claimed that the Yanar Dag flame was only noted when accidentally lit by a shepherd in the 1950s.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Additional info

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Not wheelchair accessible
    Stroller accessible
    Near public transportation
    Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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