You will be picked up from your place early in the morning. While enjoying ride to mud volcanoes in our comfortable euro5 standard transport with air-conditioning and all seat belts, our English speaking driver and guide at the same time will tell you interesting stories about city and cite.
At arrival to Gobustan you will be surprised with brand new, modern and very informative museum. After visiting the museum you will see the actual petroglyphs of Gobustan. We can proudly say that this is going to be the oldest thing that you have ever seen in your life. Walking in arid nature, exploring petroglyph sites and enjoying the beautiful scenery will be completed with mud volcanoes. Of course on the way we will see the roman inscription from 1th century which was left there by emperor Domitianus army. Off-road driving will be finished by climbing the mountain by car to reach the volcanoes. Once you are here you will be surprised that: This is look like a moon landscape; The volcanoes are extremely cold
After exploring the territory, taking the pictures, observing how bubbles of mud comes out from the ground and flowing down, we’ll head back to the Fire temple.
During the ride he will tell you interesting stories about city and cite. At the arrival to a pentagonal complex Temple of Fire in Surakhani,you will see a courtyard surrounded by cells for monks and castle-like religious temple-altar in the middle. Based on Persian and Indian inscriptions, temple was used as a Hindu and Zoroastrian place of worship. The name refers to the fact that the site is situated atop a now-exhausted natural gas field, which once caused natural fires to spontaneously burn there as the gas emerged from natural surface vents. Today, the fires in the complex are fed by gas piped in from Baku.
After visiting the Fire temple we will head to the Gala open air museum. Sharing the impressions about sightseeing we will get the very old Gala village. There you will see a huge complex with 3 museums in it - open air ethnographic museum, Defensive Castle of 12th century and Museum of art from waste to art .
The next destination after Gala museum will be Elite Horse Club. Here you can enjoy the nature, nice restaurant, see the horses from all over the world and ride them if you want
The latest destination after Elite Horse Club is Burning hills. Enjoying the interesting passage from highway to village roads and from village around oil derricks we will arrive the fascinating place in Mahammadi village, where the hill has been burning non stop for 16 CENTURIES!!! Natural gases comes out a hill set on fire...It has especially great view during the night time.
Baby seat ( upon request )
Friendly English speaking guide and driver
Gobustan and Mud volcanoes
Ateshgah (Fire temple)
Gala Open Air museum
Elite Horse Club
Yanar dag (Burning hills)
Food and drink
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.