Qobustan & Absheron Peninsula Tour

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Places to visit: Bibiheibat Mosque, Petroglyphs museum, Gobustan National Park, Gobustan Mud Volcanoees, Fire Worshippers’ Temple, Fire Mountain

Assembly at lobby. Start tour with Bibiheibat Mosque (9.5 km away from city center ; 15 minutes) -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

Drive to the area of the Greater Baku and Absheron peninsula

Visit the Petroglyphs museum in Gobustan (53 km from Bibiheibat Mosque 35 minutes) , the museum’s permanent exhibition includes 12 rooms which displays and highlights the significance of the history of Gobustan Petroglyphs .After museum proceed to Gobustan National Park (5 km from Petroglyph museum) and Mud volcanoes in Gobustan Reserve. 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. On the average dating back to 5,000-20,000 years. It’s estimated that 300 of the planet’s estimated 700 mud volcanoes sit Gobustan, Azerbaijan and the Caspian Sea
(Lunch time)

After lunch 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).

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. Yanar Dag is known by other names such as “pilpila”, “bozdagh”, “ahtarma” and “gaynarja.” 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.
Drive Back to Baku city
Back to Hotel

Inclusions

  • Sightseeing
  • Guide service; (English Speaking or Russian)
  • Entrance fee for Museum ( Gobustan, Fire Temple, Fire Mountain)
  • 1 bottle water per person
  • Transport service

Exclusions

  • Meals, Travel insurance, Medical insurance – 9$ PP;
  • Sightseeing other than listed in the itinerary, Alcoholic & Hard drinks;
  • The other services which are not pointed in the tour program

Notice

  • Tour starts at 09:00
  • Tour finishes at 18:00