Our day Trip helps you to uncover the secrets of the Gobustan national Reserve and be acquainted with the amazing mud volcanoes as well as covers visit to monuments of universal value in Absheron Peninsula including Fire Mountain and Fire Temple - the place of worship for Zoroastrians.
Entry/Admission - Ateshgah - Fire Temple
Entry/Admission - Yanardag State Historical, Cultural and Natural Reserve
Entry/Admission - Mud Volcanoes
Entry/Admission - Gobustan Rock Art
English (upon request) Speaking Guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
What to Expect
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Stop At: Bibi-Heybat Mosque, Baku Azerbaijan
Start tour with Bibiheybat Mosque (9.5 km away from city center) which a historical mosque in Baku, Azerbaijan. The existing structure, built in the 1990s, is a recreation of the mosque with the same name built in the 13th century by Shirvanshah Farrukhzad II Ibn Ahsitan II.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Gobustan Rock Art, Gobustan Settlement - Garadagh District 60 km South of Baku, Qobustan 1080 Azerbaijan
The first stop of the tour will be the Gobustan National Reserve, famous for its rocky landscapes, where the stories told by our professional guides will take you to thousands years ago. During the tour you will have an opportunity to visit the Gobustan National Museum and see unique exhibits that have reached us through the millennium of history.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Mud Volcanoes, Dasgil Hill, Qobustan 3700 Azerbaijan
Gobustan is home to almost half of world’s mud volcanoes. It’s located 65 km. away from Baku.Gobustan State Reserve is also very rich in archeological monuments, the reserve has more than 600,000 rock paintings. It’s estimated that 300 of the planet’s estimated 700 mud volcanoes sit Gobustan, Azerbaijan and the Caspian Sea. During this trip you will get a great chance to see these amazing active volcanoes from very close distance. Your tour will end in the same location where it has started.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Сураханский район, Baku Azerbaijan
Drive to Fire Worshippers’ Temple-(80 km from Gobustan).The most famous fire temple is the well-preserved temple Ateshgah (“the Fire Place”) in Surakhany, The temple was built over a pocket of natural gas that fuelled a vent providing an ‘eternal’ fire. This kind of use of fire in Zoroastrian temples led to the followers of Zoroaster (Zarathustra) (XVII-XVIII centuries).
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Yanardag State Historical, Cultural and Natural Reserve, The village of Mammadli Absheron Peninsula, Baku 0125 Azerbaijan
Trip to “Fire Mountain “-“Yanardag” – ( 25 km from Fire Temple) is a mountain on Absheron peninsula, 25 km from north of Baku.Literally, word “Yanardag” means “Blazing mountain”. Blazing bodies of flame dance on stones and floor. Yanar dag 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, which itself is known as the “land of fire.” Flames jet into the air 3 metres (9.8 ft) from a thin, porous sandstone layer.Unlike mud volcanoes, the Yanar Dag flame burns fairly steadily, as it involves a steady seep of gas from the subsurface.