Qobustan and Absheron tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Azerbaijan
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Tour description

Gobustan-Absheron tour is starting from pick up guest from accomodation place. The first stop of the tour will be the Gobustan National Park and Mud Molcanoes (under good weather conditions) After Gobustan tour our guests will have a lunch in the Old Town part of Baku city. The lunch will include the set of national dishes of Azerbaijani cuisine which is  included to the tour. The lunch will be followed by our visit to Ateshgah which is also called the Temple of Fire (ancient temple of the Zoroastrians). Moreover, by visiting the temple you will see the famous guest house, where the “father of the three musketeers” Alexander Duma stayed. After temple you will visit  Mardakan Castle (13th century) and famous  Yanardag – Burning mountain.

Pick up from hotel (accommodation place)Stop at: Gobustan Rock Art, Baku, Gobustan region The first stop of the tour will be the Gobustan National Park which is famous for its rocky landscape.  During the tour you will have a chance to visit the local museum and see the unique exhibits that have reached us through the millennium of history. Moreover, you will discover the mysterious world of petroglyphs – rock paintings and inscriptions.Domitian.Duration: 2,5 hours Stop at: Mud Volcanoes, Qobustan, Daghlig Shirvan Region (depends on good weather conditions) During this trip, you will get a great chance to see these amazing active volcanoes from a very close distance.Duration: 1 hour Stop at: Bibi-Heybat Mosque, Baku, Sebail region The Bibi-Heybat Mosque 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 which was completely destroyed by the Bolsheviks in 1936. The Bibi-Heybat Mosque today is the spiritual center for the Muslims of the region and one of the major monuments of Islamic architecture in Azerbaijan.Duration: 30 min.Stop at: Old City, Restaurant, Lunch timeBefore starting the tour in Absheron Peninsula, our guests will have a lunch in the Old Town part of Baku. The lunch will include the set of national dishes of Azerbaijani cuisine.Duration: 1 hour Stop at: Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Baku, Suraxani region The lunch will be followed by our visit to Ateshgah which is also called the Temple of Fire (he most ancient temple of the Zoroastrians). This temple is the most famous place of Absheron peninsula, loved by the guests of the city. For two centuries, it was a pilgrimage site for Hindus, Sikhs and other representatives of the exotic cults of the East. Moreover, by visiting the temple you will see the famous guest house, where the “father of the three musketeers” Alexander Dumas and the great Russian chemist Mendeleyev stayed.Duration: 1 hour Stop at: Mardakan Castle, Baku, Khazar region The second stop of our Absheron tour is going to be the Mardakan Castle (13th century), which is also called the Quadrangular Fortress. Duration: 30 min.Stop At: Yanar Dag, Baku, Khazar region The last stop of the tour will be Yanardag – Burning mountain. The natural eternal flame that bursts from the bowels of the mountain, from a depth of several kilometers over many centuries, is a unique natural phenomenon. The fire line surrounding the foot of the summit will give you an impression of the Land of Lights and leave an unforgettable memory of the tour.Duration: 30 minutes

What's included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What's not included

  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)