Small-Group Day Trip to Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes, Ateshgah & Yanar Dagh

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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.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Gobustan Rock Art

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 hour

Stop At: Mud Volcanoes

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

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

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
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