Uncover the history of Azerbaijan on a small group, full day trip to the suburbs of Baku. In this tour you will explore famed Gobustan stone carvings, see mud volcanoes, visit Hindu & Zoroastrian temple of Ateshgah and by the end of the day enjoy the serene burning hill of Yanar Dagh. You will hear intimate stories and historical facts from your local tour guide and explore the ancient areas of Baku. On your way to Gobustan and back to city, you will have a chance to see old oil derricks around the sea shore.
What is included/excluded
All Fees and Taxes
Guided tour by local English speaking tour guide
Entry/Admission - Gobustan Rock Art
Entry/Admission - Ateshgah - Fire Temple
Entry/Admission - Yanar Dag
Lunch - Lunch inclusive option can be selected during checkout
Departure & Return
9 Üzeyir Hacıbəyov, Bakı, Azerbaijan
Traveler pickup is offered
If you’d like a hotel/hostel/airbnb pickup, please specify your accommodation address during checkout. We will pick you up around 15 mins before the tour start time, so we can pick up the other guests from default meeting point.
What to Expect
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Gobustan Rock Art, Gobustan Settlement - Garadagh District 60 km South of Baku, Qobustan 1080 Azerbaijan
The tour will start off from Gobustan Museum, where you will see ancient human bones, work tools used back to thousand years ago during the Mesolithic period. Later, we will proceed to the rocky area, where you will see ancient petroglyphs (stone carvings). Gobustan geographical region is situated in the west-south of Baku.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Mud Volcanoes, Dasgil Hill, Qobustan 3700 Azerbaijan
Later on, the tour will proceed to the mud volcanoes area which is 20 mins away from Gobustan National Museum. Azerbaijan keeps the first place in the world for the number of mud volcanoes. About 300 mud volcanoes are to be found in Azerbaijan – at the shore, in the sea and on islands. During this trip you will get a great chance to see these rare and active volcanoes from very close distance.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Сураханский район, Baku Azerbaijan
We will have a lunch break at a local restaurant before proceeding to our next destination. After the lunch break, we will start heading to the ancient Zoroastrian temple "Ateshgah" which is considered as an authentic Azerbaijani exotic site to visit. It is located approximately 30 km from the center of Baku in the suburb of Surakhany. You will learn a lot about the temple from your guide, particularly, more about the history of creation of such a temple in Baku and unique natural phenomenon of burning natural gas outlets.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Yanar Dag, Binagadi-Balakhany Highway Absheron Peninsula - Village of Mammadli, Baku 0125 Azerbaijan
After visiting the temple you will go directly to "Yanar Dag" ("Burning Mountain"), located not too far from Ateshgah Temple. It is the most famous and popular tourist site of the “eternal flame” in Azerbaijan. Actually, it is rather a hill than a mountain, with natural gas burning on its slope from ancient times.
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.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers