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  • Baku: Gobustan and Absheron Group or Private Tour

    1. Baku: Gobustan and Absheron Group or Private Tour

    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.

    I had the opportunity to see many places that I was curious about around Baku in one day. Enjoyed the places visited and the delicious food. Thank you very much to our friendly guide Mr. Muhabbat and Mr. Arif.

  • From Baku: Gabala and Shamakhi Nature and Food Tour

    2. From Baku: Gabala and Shamakhi Nature and Food Tour

    After pickup from your hotel in Baku, head off into the Azerbaijani mountains for a full-day adventure. You’ll start in the Shamakhi region, visiting the the Juma mosque, dating back to the 12th century. Driving through the picturesque north-eastern caucasian mountains, you’ll arrive in Gabala. After sitting down for a lunch of traditional Azerbaijani delicacies, you’ll head off into the verdant mountains that Gabala is renowned for. At the foot of Mount Tufandagh, you’ll board a cable card to head up to the top of the mountain to gaze upon the lush valleys beneath you.  Afterwards, head off to Nohur Lake, known for its emerald-green waters surrounded by stately mountains. Hopping in to a Soviet-era Lada car, you’ll mount the hill up to the 7 Beauties Waterfall, named for the 7 stages of the falls. After taking in innumerable natural beauty, you’ll head back to your accommodation in Ba...

    It was a great tour by the guide Maha, Our guide was very good and professional, i really enjoyed the tour to gabala ,it was a full day tour, the van was very comfortable, i would love to join this tour again , thanks maha

  • From Baku: Gobustan Day Tour

    3. From Baku: Gobustan Day Tour

    Get picked up from your hotel in Baku and head out for a day of exploration at Gobustan, an open-air museum featuring more than 6,000 rock paintings and petroglyphs. Visit an archaeological site first discovered in the 1930s that is still being excavated today.  When you arrive at Gobustan National Park you will understand why the place is named for the Azerbaijani word for narrows and ravines. Admire the craggy rock faces that recede into dramatic fissures. Learn how a prehistoric civilization thrived here, producing the thousands of rock paintings the area is known for as well as a number of ancient dwellings and more than 100,000 artifacts. See the difference between the oldest drawings dating back 20,000 years and the newest ones from the first century AD. Earlier imagines depict the hunt for mountain goats and ritual dancing with spears while images from the later period show battl...

    Excellent guide - Habil. Comfortable and clean car. Wonderful knowledge of history and culture. Generous host. Sufficient time was given in all the places to spend time.

  • Private Tour to Shemakhi & Lahij From Baku

    4. Private Tour to Shemakhi & Lahij From Baku

    You will depart from your hotel in Baku in the early morning. On the way, you will visit the Diri Baba Mausoleum in Maraza. Continue on to Shamakha and see the historical Juma Mosque, Yeddi Gumbez Mausoleum, and the Shirvan Shah's family graveyard. Afterwards, drive through the Girdimanchay River Canyon to visit Lahij, a 5th Century village rich in its historic and architectural values. Lahij is an ancient village with charming eye-catching sidewalks inlaid with stones. It is famous for its medieval water supply and sewage systems, as well as traditional jewellery, copperware, carpets, pottery, daggers, and iron tools workshops.

  • From Baku: Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Mosque Private Tour

    5. From Baku: Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Mosque Private Tour

    Visit the Gobustan Museum of Petroglyphs, about 70 kilometers from Baku, to see prehistoric rock drawings, or petroglyphs. On this 5-hour tour you’ll see one of the largest collections in Gobustan, at the Baku State Reserve of History, Ethnography, and Arts. The most significant are the petroglyphs carved by primitive men on walls of caves and on rocks, reflecting the culture, economy, and world outlook of the ancient Azeri people. Continue to the Bibi-Heybat Mosque. The existing structure is a modern recreation of the mosque built in the 13th century and destroyed by the Bolsheviks in 1936. The mosque is today the spiritual center for the region’s Muslims.

    Excellent trip. Our guide (Ramin) was great- very nice and helpful. Highly recommended trip (mud volcanos are fun).

  • Baku: Burning Mountain & Zorastrian Temple Private Tour

    6. Baku: Burning Mountain & Zorastrian Temple Private Tour

    You will picked up and then head towards the Ateshgah Temple of fire worshippers. The complex is located in the Apsheron Peninsula at the outskirts of Surakhani village 30 kilometers from the center of Baku and was revered in different times by Zoroastrians, Hindus and Sikhs. This territory is known for such unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets (underground gas coming onto the surface and lighting up in contact with oxygen). The temple in its present state was constructed in the 17th to 18th centuries. It was built by the Baku-based Hindu community related to Sikhs. Your second stop will be Yanardag (burning mountain). It is one of the most famous and popular tourist locations of the 'eternal flame' in Azerbaijan, the mountain of Yanar Dag. Actually, it is rather more a hill than a mountain with natural gas burning on its slope from ancient times. Meter long tongues ...

    This tour was simply perfect: not just because we've seen such adorable sites around Baku like the firing mountain and the sacred place of the zoroastrians, but in addition to many interesting information about the above mentioned famous locations, we learnt from our guide, Ramin a lot of things about the country, their residents and the family life in Azerbaijan. He was really kind and helpful. This tour is a perfect choice to come to know the history of this beautiful country.

  • Private Transfer from Heydar Aliyev Airport (GYD)

    7. Private Transfer from Heydar Aliyev Airport (GYD)

    The private transfer service is a pre-booked service that you can arrange online in advance of your trip. Your driver will be waiting to greet you at your specific arrivals gate on the day of your arrival. The driver will wait for you even if you flight is delayed. Your driver will identify himself at the gates with a card with your name on it. You will then be escorted to your private waiting car and he will assist you with your luggage. You will then be chauffeured in an air-conditioned, comfortable car (or minivan depending on the size of your group) to your destination. Your driver will also help you with your bags. The advantage of a private transfer is that everything can be arranged in advance of your trip so you have peace of mind. Even if there is a public transport strike or a taxi strike your private transfer will still operate as normal giving you peace of mind that you can...

    I booked my transfer only a few hours prior to my arrival. My flight arrived at 1120am and I booked for 1pm. I cleared customs in Baku very quickly and thought that I might have to wait for a while my transfer however the pick up was waiting waiting for me outside arrivals :-). Happy days

  • Full-Day City Tour of Baku with Azerbaijani Lunch

    8. Full-Day City Tour of Baku with Azerbaijani Lunch

    Get ready for an exciting full day Baku city tour with lunch at a great restaurant. You will be picked up by your guide and driver from your hotel and drive to Ateshgah Temple of fire worshippers. The complex is located at the Absheron peninsula on the outskirts of Surakhani village 18 miles (30 km) from the center of Baku and was revered in different times by Zoroastrians, Hindus, and Sikhs. This territory is known for such unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets (underground gas coming onto surface contacts oxygen and lights up), where you will go right after the tour is over at Ateshgah. You will visit worldwide famous Yanardag meaning “burning mountain” which is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula. Only a handful of fire mountains exist today in the world, and most are located in Azerbaijan. Next, it is time for lunch...

  • Baku: Absheron Peninsula Tour with Professional Guide

    9. Baku: Absheron Peninsula Tour with Professional Guide

    Explore Azerbaijan's magnificent Absheron Peninsula from your base in the nation's capital. Explore the Fire Temple of Baku and see its natural, eternally burning flame. Start your tour with a pickup from your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned sedan. Your experienced tour guide will drive you to the Baku Ateshgah. Walk around the castle-like temple, which has served as a place of worship for multiple religions. Learn about its history, dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. After exploring the temple, see the hillside fire that gives the historical site its name. Drive to Yanar Dag and be shown the flames, which are fed by natural gas emanating from the sandstone and can flare up to 10 feet high. Your tour of the peninsula ends with a visit to the Heydar Aliyev Center with its striking wave-like roof. Admire the design by renowned architect Zaha Hadid, which houses an audit...

  • Baku: Luxury Airport Transfer in a Mercedes S Class

    10. Baku: Luxury Airport Transfer in a Mercedes S Class

    You want a smooth journey to your destination, arriving on time and without hassle, leaving you free to concentrate on the important things, like entertaining clients and growing your business? Then this transfer is what you want. When you're flying business class, staying in some of the world's best hotels and meeting with important clients, you expect the same high standards of quality and service from your airport transfer. With this transfer you will enjoy the services of a professional chauffeur driving you from the airport to the city. You will be driven in a Mercedes S-Class, giving you all the comfort and safety you need.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 106 reviews

Optimal help and support on site, as well as from Germany with WhattsApp support. Our guide Rauf was highly motivated, entertaining and informative in perfect English. Telephone contact with him was also problem-free. There were only two of us, and we were able to enjoy the excursion with our guide beyond the booked time. Highly Recommended.

It was a great tour by the guide Maha, Our guide was very good and professional, i really enjoyed the tour to gabala ,it was a full day tour, the van was very comfortable, i would love to join this tour again , thanks maha

I had the opportunity to see many places that I was curious about around Baku in one day. Enjoyed the places visited and the delicious food. Thank you very much to our friendly guide Mr. Muhabbat and Mr. Arif.

Wonderful experience. Fascinating history and this particular guide (Habel) was one of the best ever. He is a walking encyclopedia but in an engaging and interesting way. We loved the tour.

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