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Gobustan,Mud Volcanoes & Absheron Peninsula full day tour

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    Stop At: Mud Volcanoes, Dasgil Hill, Qobustan 3700 Azerbaijan

    Whenever we reach to Gobustan area, we will change our transport ( because, the road leading to Mud Volcanoes is in bad condition, so only specific cars specially russian cars can get there) and lead to the Mud Volcanoes.
    Home to nearly a third of the world's mud volcano's, Azerbaijan features a messy, bubbling, and sometimes explosive landscape. Mud volcanoes are closely associated with hydrocarbon and petrochemical stores underground, hence the gas trying to escape to the surface. A few of these gas leaks are constantly on fire, shooting small perpetual flames into the air and some believe that these perpetual flames are strongly connected to the appearance of the Zoroastrian religion in Azerbaijan some 2,000 years ago.
    Every 20 years or so, one of these mud/gas volcanoes will ignite deep below the surface and create a massive explosion. While generally not dangerous to people, as they are far outside of most city centers, it is believed that six shepherds and over 2,000 sheep were killed by a mud volcano in Bozdagh, Azerbaijan.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gobustan Rock Art, 60 km South of Baku, Baku Azerbaijan

    After coming back from Mud Volcanoes we get back to our car and go first to the Gobustan museum, and after spending some time there we lead to the Gobustan Rock Art (open air museum).
    Gobustan State Reserve located west of the settlement of Gobustan, about 40 miles southwest of the centre of Baku was established in 1966 when the region was declared as a national historical landmark of Azerbaijan in an attempt to preserve the ancient carvings, mud volcanoes and gas-stones in the region.
    Gobustan State Reserve is very rich in archeological monuments, the reserve has more than 6,000 rock carvings, which depict primitive people, animals, battle-pieces, ritual dances, bullfights, boats with armed oarsmen, warriors with lances in their hands, camel caravans, pictures of sun and stars, on the average dating back to 5,000-20,000 years.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bibi-Heybat Mosque, Baku Azerbaijan

    On the way back from Gobustan area we will pass through the Bibi-Heybat Mosque, where we will stop for a while

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Yanar Dag, Binagadi-Balakhany Highway, Baku 0125 Azerbaijan

    Going on our tour next destination will be Yanardag (Burning Mountain), where our guest will discover the natural fire burning steadily.
    Yanar Dag (Azerbaijani: Yanar Dağ, meaning "burning mountain") is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku. Unlike mud volcanoes, the Yanar Dag flame burns fairly steadily, as it involves a steady seep of gas from the subsurface. It is claimed that the Yanar Dag flame was only noted when accidentally lit by a shepherd in the 1950s.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Сураханский район, Baku Azerbaijan

    The Baku Ateshgah (from Persian: آتشگاه‎, Atashgāh, Azerbaijani: Atəşgah), often called the "Fire Temple of Baku" is a castle-like religious temple in Surakhani town, a suburb in Baku, Azerbaijan.
    Based on Persian inscriptions, the temple was used as a Hindu, Sikh, and Zoroastrian place of worship. "Atash" (آتش) is the Persian word for fire. The pentagonal complex, which has a courtyard surrounded by cells for monks and a tetrapillar-altar in the middle, was built during the 17th and 18th centuries. It was abandoned in the late 19th century, probably due to the dwindling of the Indian population in the area. The natural eternal flame went out in 1969, after nearly a century of exploitation of petroleum and gas in the area, but is now lit by gas piped from the nearby city.

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, Heydar Aliyev Avenue, 1/1, Baku 1033 Azerbaijan

    As the last destination of our tour will be the Heydar Aliyev center. The Heydar Aliyev Center is a 57,500 m2 (619,000 sq ft) building complex in Baku, Azerbaijan designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid and noted for its distinctive architecture and flowing, curved style that eschews sharp angles.The center is named after Heydar Aliyev, the first secretary of Soviet Azerbaijan from 1969 to 1982, and president of Azerbaijan Republic from October 1993 to October 2003.

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    A beautiful day, a little bit of a "safari", some wild ... what do you need more ??? Please ask Azar, the best quide I have ever had:-))))

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank AZKUK
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Wow! Azar was amazing! Such a cool day tour and definitely worth what we paid! He took us to so many amazing places, and he seemed to really enjoy sharing about his culture and answering all of our questions about the people today and the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Kristi F
    Azar_N_91, Owner at Best Baku Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Kristi, thank you for your positive feedback. We are are happy that you and your friends enjoyed your trip in Azerbaijan! Your ejnoyment is our achivement. :)

    Reviewed 25 June 2019

    My friends and I had an incredible experience on this tour! We were only in Baku for a couple days, so we signed on for two full-day tours with Azar. Everything went smoothly. Our guide was wonderful– he picked us up at the train station,...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank catcoq
    Azar_N_91, Owner at Best Baku Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2019

    Dear Cat, thank you for your positive feedback. We are are happy that you and your friends enjoyed your trip in Azerbaijan! Your ejnoyment is our achivement. :)

    Reviewed 12 June 2019

    Azar is exellent tour guide, who always makes extra steps, so you would feel really welcome. Our tour continuded almost 2 hours more then promised, but he was happy and calm until the end. We are really satisfied with him 🙂

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Diana K
    Azar_N_91, Owner at Best Baku Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2019

    Dear Diana, thank you for kind words. We are happy that you enjoyed our service.

    Reviewed 6 June 2019 via mobile

    Azer was a great guide during our day out. He was very accommodating to our requests, and very friendly. He made sure that we had a good experience and went (quite literally) the extra mile for it. He was also very knowledgeable as a guide...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    Azar_N_91, Owner at Best Baku Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2019

    Dear Flow, thank you for kind words. We are happy that you enjoyed our service.

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