Gobustan Rock Arts designed for visitors interested in the Stone Age period as well as the ancient history of this region.
Walk around the castle-like temple, which has served as a place of worship for multiple religions. Learn about its history, dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. On the way back to Baku a short stopover at Bibi Heybat Mosque.
What is included/excludedProfessional English Speaking Tour Guide
Professional Personal Driver
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Taxi fees to Mud Volcanoes
Entrance tickets to Fire Mountain, Fire Temple,Gobustan National Museum
Entry/Admission - Ateshgah - Fire Temple
Entry/Admission - Yanar Dag
Entry/Admission - Gobustan Rock Art
Entry/Admission - Mud Volcanoes
Departure & ReturnTraveler pickup is offered
Pickup time and location to be agreed 24 hours prior to the tour start date.
What to ExpectItinerary
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Stop At: Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Сураханский район, Baku Azerbaijan
The temple of fire worshippers Ateshgah is located at the Apsheron peninsula at the outskirts of Surakhani village in 30 km from the centre 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 surface contacts oxygen and lights up).
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Yanar Dag, Binagadi-Balakhany Highway Absheron Peninsula - Village of Mammadli, Baku 0125 Azerbaijan
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. A few meter long tongues of fire are licking the stratified earth approximately for 10 m 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 km to the north from Baku. From the year 2007 Yanar Dag is declared a state-protected conservation area.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Gobustan Rock Art, Gobustan Settlement - Garadagh District 60 km South of Baku, Qobustan 1080 Azerbaijan
With our guide & driver you will drive to Gobustan National Reserve. Museum of Petroglyphs (outdoor museum) – Gobustan or by other name Museum of Petroglyphs (outdoor museum) located approximately 65 km from Baku. Prehistoric rock drawings – petroglyphs – are an art “archive” of the human evolution on Earth. The “articles” of such archives are the first transmissions from the human “I” to the outer world. There are a few of such outdoor “archives” in Azerbaijan. One of them, the largest, is located in Gobustan, at the Baku State Reserve of History, Ethnography and Arts, near Baku. It is a rocky massif on the bottom of the southeast part of the Great Caucasus Range, near the Caspian Sea and a modern highway built on the ancient Shirvan road.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Mud Volcanoes, Dasgil Hill, Qobustan 3700 Azerbaijan
Mud volcanoes are not really volcanoes at all but take their name from their resemblance to the molten-lava kind. Mud volcanoes come in all shapes and sizes and many are very small. Because they have no lava and rarely erupt, it’s safe to get up close. More than half the world’s mud volcanoes – about 300 in total – are found in Azerbaijan, and some of them are here in Gobustan.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Bibi-Heybat Mosque, Baku Azerbaijan
Bibi-heybat mosque, built in 1990, is a restored version of the same mosque, built by the twenty-eighth ruler of the Shirvanshahs state, during the second half of XIII century by Azerbaijan’s Elkhanid state, by Abu Fath Farrukhzad ibn Akhsitan ibn Faiburz. The mosque, built by Mahmud ibn Sad, was completely destroyed by the Bolsheviks in 1936 during the struggle against religion in the USSR .The rich interior of the complex was decorated with ornaments. The interior of the mosque is an oblong rectangular room with a lancet arch. Under the dome, there were chandelier-candlestick, and a hook on which it hung was surrounded by stained glass.
Duration: 15 minutes
Hotel PickupHotel 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.
Cancellation PolicyFor a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Not wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
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