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Gobustan & Mud Volcanoes Tour

Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes, Ateshgah: Fire Temple of Baku, Yanardagh: Burning Mountain Baku, Heydar Aliyev Centre, visit Baku in one day tour

Places to see in DAY TRIP BAKU:

  • Gobustan – The most popular day trip from Baku takes visitors to the petroglyph reserve above Qo­bustan, 60km south of the capital, and on to the isolated mud volcanoes above Alat. En route you’ll pass Bibi-Heybat Mosque. The Unesco-listed Qobustan Petroglyph Reserve protects thousands of stick-figure stone engravings dating back up to 12,000 years. Themes include livestock, wild ani­mals and shaman. They were carved into what were probably caves.
  • Mud Volcanoes – a whole family of ‘geologically flatulent’ little conical mounds that gurgle, ooze, spit and sometimes erupt with thick, cold, grey mud. It’s more enter­taining than it sounds – even when activity is at a low ebb, you get the eerie feeling that the volcanoes are alive. Azerbaijan is in the first place in the world for the amount of mud volcanoes. Mud volcanoes broadly spread in Azerbaijan. There are about 350 of 800 volcanoes of the world in Azerbaijani Republic.
  • Ateshgah (Suraxani Fire Temple) – “Fire Temple of Baku” is a castle-like religious temple based on Persian and Indian inscriptions, the Zoroastrian place of worship. Although the site was originally a place of worship for Zoroastrians, the forti­fied complex you see today was built by 18th-century Indian Shiva devotees.
  • Gala Village – the open-air Historical and Ethnographic Museum that the culture was discovered during archaeological excavations. There is a fortress monument opposite which is an impressive Ethnographic Museum Complex. This open-air park features sev­eral furnished traditional-style Absheron buildings (house, smithy, potters work­shop) set amid a wide range of archaeolog­ical finds and petroglyphs, both original and reconstructions.
  • Yanar Dagh: Burning Mountain is considered as “eternal fire” and fulfills the trip with unique and interesting experience. In the 13th century Marco Polo mentioned numerous natural-gas flames spurting spontaneously from the Absheron Peninsula. The only one burning today is Yanar Dagh.

Inclusions

  • Transportation
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Professional tour escort
  • Suitable for Children
  • Driver
  • Service fee for tour guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Prices:

Price per person (USD):
1 = 110.00
2 = 69.00
3 = 59.00
4 = 53.00
5 = 47.00
6 = 47.00
7 = 44.00
8 = 41.00
9 = 41.00
10 = 41.00

ACTIVITY SCHEDULE:

Duration: Approx. 7-8 hours
Category: Shared (Group Tour)
Start time: 0800-0900 Hrs (08:00-09:00 AM)
Entrance Fee: Excluded
Guide: Yes

Special Note :This activity has a minimum number of guests required for it to run. While unlikely, it is possible that it will not reach the minimum and you will be notified that it has been canceled.


 

Available departures

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Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic proclaimed its independence in 1918 and became the first democratic state in the Muslim-oriented world. The country was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1920 as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic.The modern Republic of Azerbaijan proclaimed its independence on 30 August 1991,prior to the official dissolution of the USSR in December Read more