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Baku: Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes, Burning Mount, & Fire Temple

Baku: Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes, Burning Mount, & Fire Temple

Embark on an enchanting journey to unravel the rich tapestry of Azerbaijan's history and natural wonders on a day trip from Baku to Gobustan and Absheron. Visit the Bibiheybat Mosque, Gobustan’s mud volcanoes, the Rock Art Museum, the Burning Mountain, the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre, and more. Begin your day with a visit to the Bibiheybat Mosque, a symbol of spiritual tranquility and architectural brilliance. Prepare to be spellbound by the natural spectacle of Gobustan's mud volcanoes, creating a surreal lunar-like landscape, followed by an immersion into ancient petroglyphs at the Gobustan Rock Art Museum, offering a captivating glimpse into the art and culture of a bygone era. Continue the journey to the Fire Temple, a potent symbol of Azerbaijan's Zoroastrian heritage. Witness the mystical flames at the Yanar Dag Burning Mountain and encounter the deeply rooted traditions that continue to thrive in the heart of the country. Conclude your tour at the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre as a sightseeing point, a modern architectural masterpiece that stands in stark contrast to the historical sites you've visited. Take a picture with " I love Baku" sign.

Baku: Gobustan, Mud Volcano, Fire Temple & Burning Mountain

Baku: Gobustan, Mud Volcano, Fire Temple & Burning Mountain

Get picked up from your Baku hotel and head to your first destination, the Gobustan Settlement. Spend about an hour exploring the ancient rock carvings, some dating back over 20,000 years. As you stroll, learn about the area's long history. Next, visit the famous Mud Volcanoes of Gobustan. Learn why Azerbaijan has more mud volcanoes than any other country and spend about 45 minutes exploring this area. Next visit Bibi Haybet mosque 15 minute and today is the spiritual center for the Muslims of the region and one of the major monuments of Islamic architecture in Azerbaijan. Next visit is First Oil Well. The world's first-ever mechanically drilled oil well (World's First Oil Well) in 1846, located in the Bibi-Heybat settlement 10 kilometers west of Baku. Stop at Ateshgah, the Zoroastrian Fire Temple. Spend an hour visiting this sacred place, admiring the eternal flame, and finding inner peace. Next, continue to the Yanardag State Historical, Cultural, and Natural Reserve and the village of Mammadli. Spend 45 minutes exploring with your guide. Finish your tour with a 30-minute stop outside the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center and learn about the area's rich cultural traditions before returning to your hotel in Baku.

Baku: Guba, Candy Canes, and Shahdag Mountain Resort Tour

Baku: Guba, Candy Canes, and Shahdag Mountain Resort Tour

Embark on a guided trip to witness the splendor of Azerbaijan's mountainous greater caucuses region. Enjoy pickup from your hotel and a trip to 2 of its best sights, including a relaxing resort. Prepare for a spectacular mountain expedition through Azerbaijan's most awe-inspiring landscapes. Be awed by the vivid red and white rock formations of the range which create a surreal, dreamlike setting. Visit Candy Canes Mountains, pink beauty of the Nature, where famous Indian Movie has been filmed. Relish the distant beauty of a BeshBarmaq mountain during a quick snack and photo break, creating lasting memories of your journey Complete your trip with a visit to the Shahdag Mountain Resort. Enjoy exhilarating rollercoaster rides and take in the incredible landscapes from cable cars. Choose from the all-inclusive option with the rides and cable cars included, or pay in cash on the day. Top off your day with convenient drop-off back at your accommodation in Baku.

From Baku: Gabala and Shamakhi Tour

From Baku: Gabala and Shamakhi Tour

Explore Juma Mosque Shamakhi, "Seven Beauties" Waterfall in Vandam village, Nohur Lake, and Tufandag Mountain Resort with a knowledgeable guide.

Baku: Gobustan, Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Yanardag Day Trip

Baku: Gobustan, Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Yanardag Day Trip

Following a morning pickup from your accommodation in Baku, head in direction of Gobustan. Make a stop to visit an industrialized oil well close to the Bibi-Heybat Mosque. The journey continues to the Gobustan Museum of Petroglyphs, an indoor and outdoor museum located approximately 70 kilometers from Baku. Marvel at prehistoric rock drawings and petroglyphs which were carved by primitive men on walls of caves and on rocks, reflecting the culture, economy, and world outlook of the ancient Azeri people. Then, head to the coastal area of Azerbaijan, home to 400 mud volcanoes. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant savoring delicious Azerbaijani dishes. After lunch, visit the ancient Zoroastrian Ateshgah Temple, a former holy place for fire-worshippers. Round off the day with a visit to Yanardag, a natural gas fire that blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula.

Baku: City Highlights Tour with Guide

Baku: City Highlights Tour with Guide

Begin your tour by diving into history at the awe-inspiring Shirvanshah Palace, a masterpiece of medieval architecture. Then, shift gears and marvel at the futuristic Flame Towers, a symbol of Baku's modernity. Intrigue awaits at the Miniature Book Museum, where you'll find the world's tiniest books. Afterward, ascend the iconic Maiden Tower for a journey back in time and capture breathtaking city views from Highland Park. Next, pay your respects at the solemn Alley of Martyrs, a tribute to national heroes. Your next stop will give you a different perspective on the city as you hop on the Baku Ferris Wheel and enjoy a bird's-eye view. Then, dive into the artistry of Azerbaijani culture at the Carpet Museum, a treasure trove of intricate designs.

Baku: Half-Day Gobustan and Mud Volcanoes Tour with Entry

Baku: Half-Day Gobustan and Mud Volcanoes Tour with Entry

Gobustan & Mud Volcanoes tour is a half-day tour designed for tourists and visitors who are interested in the Stone Age period of humanity, Unesco’s World Heritage and history, also tourists will have a chance to see a group of mud volcanoes, Bibiheybat mosque, and the world’s 1st industrially drilled oil well. The tour lasts 4-5 hours and is run on the 1st part of the day. On the way to Bibiheybat guests will have a chance to see the world's first industrial oil well. The First Stop of the tour will be Bibiheybat mosque which includes the tomb of Ukeyma Khanum (a descendant of The Islamic Prophet Muhammad), and today is the spiritual centre for the Muslims of the region and one of the major monuments of Islamic architecture in Azerbaijan. The journey continues to the Gobustan Museum of Petroglyphs, an indoor and outdoor museum located approximately 70 kilometres from Baku. Whenever we reach to Gobustan area, will lead to the Mud Volcanoes. Home to the world's greatest concentration of mud volcanoes, the landscape around Baku might be described as messy, bubbling, and sometimes explosive. The country is thought to have nearly 400 mud volcanoes and while they never grow to the size of a normal volcano, topping out at around 10 kilometres in diameter and 700 metres in height (among the largest mud volcanoes in the world are Boyuk Kanizadag and Toraghai, both in Azerbaijan), they do occasionally get the chance to show off.

From Baku: Guba Candy Cane Mountain Shahdag Guided Day Tour

From Baku: Guba Candy Cane Mountain Shahdag Guided Day Tour

Embark on a guided day tour of the stunning Caucasus Mountains, departing from Baku at 9:30 am. Enjoy a variety of activities including skiing, alpine coaster rides, parachuting and cable car rides. Visit Candy Cane Mountain in Siyazan district for about 1 hour, followed by Besh Barmag Mountain the visit one of beautiful forest of Azerbaijan Gechresh in Guba and last stop in Shahdag Mountain Resort where you will have about 2 hours to enjoy activities like skiing, alpine coaster, parachute and more (activities not included). Enjoy local cuisine (food not included), professional guide service and exceptional attention to make your experience unforgettable.

Baku Gobustan Absheron sights guided day trip

Baku Gobustan Absheron sights guided day trip

Start with pickup from select meeting points in Baku and relax on the comfortable transfer to the Gobustan Rock Art site. Explore this site that features rock carvings of men, ritual dances, and animals that date back five - twenty thousand years. Head to a unique area that features 350 of the 700 mud volcanos in the world. Watch as raw minerals bubble to the surface in murky pools. Take in views of the Islamic architecture of the domed Bibi-Heybat Mosque as you drive by it. Spot the Baroque-style of the Azerbaijan Government House on your way to the Ateshgah (Fire Temple). Venture into this pentagonal complex to see where a flame alter was built around a natural flame that went out in 1969. Continue to the Yanar Dag Natural Reserve to see a natural gas fire which burns continuously. Stop at the wave-like Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center for 20 minutes before returning to your meeting point in Baku.

Baku: City Sights Guided Night Walking Tour with Funicular

Baku: City Sights Guided Night Walking Tour with Funicular

Welcome to our enchanting City Sights Guided Night Walking Tour with Funicular in Baku! As twilight descends, embark on a journey through the historic streets and modern marvels of Azerbaijan's capital. Your adventure begins at the iconic Icherisheher Metro Station, where you'll immerse yourself in Baku's diverse transport network, setting the stage for an unforgettable exploration ahead. Step into the lush Gubernator (Philarmonia) Garden, where history whispers through verdant corridors, and delve into captivating legends that weave through its rich tapestry. Next, marvel at the architectural splendor of the Philharmonic Hall of Baku, adorned with intricate details inspired by the Italian Renaissance and German Rococo. Experience the pinnacle of Azerbaijani governance with a tour of the Executive Office, learning about its modern architecture and role in shaping the nation's leadership. Admire artistic masterpieces at the National Art Museum of Azerbaijan, gaining insights into the country's political landscape and cultural heritage. Delve into Azerbaijan's oil legacy at Azneft Square, where milestones in the oil industry converge amidst the opulent Four Seasons Hotel and the thrilling Formula 1 route. Tracing the history of Baku Boulevard, witness its evolution from ancient roots to modern allure, capturing the essence of the city's beauty and vitality. Explore Mini Venice, a marvel crafted to mirror the romance of Italy's famed waterways, seamlessly blending Baku's charm with Venetian allure. Unravel the essence of Azerbaijani culture at the Carpet Museum, International Mugam Centre, and Deniz Mall, where architectural wonders embody centuries of craftsmanship and modern luxury thrives. Step into the soul of Azerbaijani music at the International Mugham Center, immersing yourself in the rich melodies and rhythms of mugham amidst stunning architecture. Ascend to Highland Park aboard the funicular, enjoying scenic views as you venture towards this elevated oasis in Baku. Capture the city's dynamic spirit at Flame Towers, iconic symbols of Baku's modern skyline, before paying tribute to fallen heroes at the Alley of Martyrs Mosque. Experience the profound sense of honor and sacrifice at Martyrs' Lane and the Eternal Fire Monument, commemorating the victims of Black January. Discover the evolution of Baku at the Executive Power of Baku City, a testament to the city's rich history and changing architectural trends. Visit renowned institutions like the Azerbaijan State University of Economics and the former Taghiyev School for Girls, now the Institute of Manuscripts of Azerbaijan. Marvel at Ismailiyya Palace, a magnificent architectural marvel steeped in Azerbaijan's cultural heritage, before concluding your journey at the Nizami Museum of Azerbaijani Literature and Nizami Street. Join us on this unforgettable exploration of Baku's beauty, where history, culture, and modernity converge under the starlit sky.

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Had a wonderful experience on the day trip start from Double gate , stop at bibi heybat mosque, mosoleum, Gobustan National Park, Mud Volcanoes, Yanardag burning mountain ending at Atishgaha and Haydar Aliyev Center wonderful lead by our tour guide Mr. Rasul from Baku Heritage company, I must say Resul is well experience guide and he knows how to deleiver it to his clients the service in most professional way. He did a fantastic job - Many thanks to him and I highly recommend his service and Baku Heritage company service to all visitors company to Baku / Azerbaijan. Last but not the least our driver Zaza who really drive us to all the sight seeing places whole day even though the climate was a little hot.

Going on a city tour with Akif and walking around Baku with him was very professional. Although Baku is small, it has a great history, and Akif brought this history alive to us. I still remember the stories and legends he told about Baku. His all-round ability was a talent. We don't remember how many hours have passed. Mountain park, Carpet museum and Shirhanshahkar became my favorite. If I had a chance I would forget this tour and choose this company and tour again. The car was comfortable and convenient. The surprises in the tour and the service prompted us to book other tours from Baku Heritage Tours. Thank you Baku Heritage Tours.

Very much interesting tour with Gobustan-Absheron tours and Resul was very experience, knowledgeable, intelligent and humble guy. He was very good with to explaining about tour and managing team well during trip. I personally recommend to my friends to visit amazing county l Land of the fire and get best service from Baku Heritage tour. l thanks Resul and driver. Thanks for best hospitality. Keep it up and best of luck.

Great tour and awesome guide Mr Russel. Over all good experience. Road travel is more but you see great land beauty of Azerbaijan. Must do for everyone. Total duration will be 12 hrs or more

our guide Ashraf was very nice guy and very honest. thank you - very buitiful city