Destination

Gobustan,Mud Volcanoes & Absheron Tour

The Absheron tour is a one day trip and covers Qobustan national museum, Mud volcanoes, Fire temple and Burning mountain.

Tour covers these places:

     Gobustan National Museum

     Gobustan Rocks

     Mud volcanoes

     Bibi-Heybat Mosque

     The world's first industrially drilled oil well

     Ateshgah – fire temple

     Yanar Dagh (Burning Mountain)

     Heydar center

 

INCLUSIONS:

       Free entrance to museums:

       Gobustan National Park: Petroglyphs

       Ateshgah – fire temple

       Yanar Dagh (Burning Mountain)

       Taxi to the Mud Volcanoes

       Guide service

       Pick up/Drop off

 Note: Depending on the number of the guests the price for the tour is different, please, see the price list below:

Feel free to ask :)

PRICE LIST:

1 Person = 129 $

2 Person = 149 $ (for the tour) 

3 Person = 169 $  (for the tour) 

4 Person = 189 $   (for the tour) 

5 Person = 219 $   (for the tour) 

6 Person = 239 $  (for the tour) 

7 Person = 259 $  (for the tour) 

In case of up to 4 person the car will be sedan (kia optima,toyota camry or other car)

In case of up to 7 person the car will be SUV (honda pilot, toyota land cruiser, land rover, mersedez vito, viano or other car)

BRIEF INFO:

Gobustan State Reserve located west of the settlement of Gobustan, about 70 km southwest of the center 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 600,000 rock paintings, which depict primitive men, 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.Today Gobustan is the most popular state reserve and is an invaluable treasure-house of Azerbaijan. For other state reserves see State Reserves of Azerbaijan.

Over a thousand mud volcanoes are known to exist in the world, and some 400 of those are in the coastal area of Azerbaijan.While mud volcanoes (also known as “sedimentary volcanoes”) never grow to the size of a normal volcano, topping out at around 10 km in diameter and 700 meters in h, (among the largest mud volcanoes in the world are Boyuk Khanizadagh and Turaghai, both in Azerbaijan) they do occasionally get the chance to show off, as happened in 2001.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.There is a silver lining to having a country covered in mud volcanoes. 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.

 The Temple of Eternal Fire - Ateshgah - is an authentic Azerbaijani exotic. It is well-known practically all over the world. It is located 30 km from the center of Baku in the suburb of Surakhany. This territory is known for such unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets (underground gas coming onto surface contacts oxygen and lights up). The temple in its present state was constructed in the 17th-18th centuries. It was built by the Baku-based Hindu community related to Sikhs.

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, the capital of Azerbaijan (a country which itself is known as "the Land of Fire"). Flames jet into the air 3 meters from a thin, porous sandstone layer.Administratively, Yanar Dag belongs to Absheron District of Azerbaijan.Yanar Dag or the Fire Mountain is one of the magically attractive sites, which surprises and enchants visitors. It seems like a brilliant sparkling on the mountain surface.People have always regarded the magnificent view of Yanar Dag as something "sacred".The history of Yanar Dag is shrouded in mystery, but a local legend goes that a shepherd once accidentally lit a fire there and the hill has been burning ever since.

The Bibi-Heybat Mosque (Azerbaijani: Bibiheybət məscidi) is 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, which was completely destroyed by the Bolsheviks in 1936.

The Bibi-Heybat Mosque includes the tomb of Ukeyma Khanum (a descendant of Muhammad), and today is the spiritual center for the Muslims of the region and one of the major monuments of Islamic architecture in Azerbaijan.

It is locally known as "the mosque of Fatima", which is what Alexandre Dumas called it when he described the mosque during his visit in the 1840s.

 

 

 

Number of days: 1
Covered regions:
Absheron-Baku
Ganja-Qazakh
Shaki-Zaqatala
Lankaran
Quba-Khachmaz
Arana
Yukhari-Karabakh
Kalbajar-Lachin
Daglig-Shirvan
Nakhchivan
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: Travel insurance, lunch,additional food and drinks, Personal expenses
What to bring: Convenient clothes
Transport: SUV 4x4
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