BAKU and stunning surroundings

BAKU and stunning surroundings

Baku,Gobustan

With this tour you will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the ancient and modern Baku, which synthesizes Eastern and Western cultures, as well as rare and unusual events of nature around the city. You will touch the rock paintings related to the millennium, see a unique natural phenomenon and feel the ancient atmosphere in the central streets of Baku.

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Gobustan
Museum of Petroglyphsis (outdoor museum) located approximately 70 km from Baku. Prehistoric rock drawings – petroglyphs – are an art “archive” of the human evolution on Earth. The “articles” of such archives are the first transmissions from the human “I” to the outer world. There are a few of such outdoor “archives” in Azerbaijan. One of them, the largest, is located in Gobustan, at the Baku State Reserve of History, Ethnography and Arts, near Baku. It is a rocky massif on the bottom of the southeast part of the Great Caucasus Range, near the Caspian Sea and a modern highway built on the ancient Shirvan road. In mountains of Gobustan Beyukdash, Kichikdash, Djingirdag and Shighgaya there were concentrated witnesses of the past of azerbaijanian nation of the epoch of Stone Age and ongoing periods – rocky paintings, camp of man, tombstones and etc. The most significant of them are rocky pictures – petroglyphs, carved by primitive men on walls of caves, rocks and stony lumps. The aforesaid primitive monuments of art reflect culture, economy, world outlook, customs and traditions of ancient azerbaijanian peoples.

Mud Volcanoes
According to the number of mud volcanoes Azerbaijan takes first place in the world. Approximately 350 of 800 existing mud volcanoes are found in Azerbaijan. Most of them are concentrated in Gobustan Region.
There is a group of active volcanoes Dashgil situated to the east of the Gobustan museum. You will be able to see it very close and climb to the very crater of mud volcanoes and watch the gurgling liquid clay.  Beautiful scenery, will make you feel like you are on the Mars planet (The scientists made such analogy because the surface in the Gobustan is very similar to the surface of the Mars) and the constant mud gurgle creates a sensation of an unearthly surface.


Old city - Baku
The excursion starts from the main entrance to the Old Town (Icheri Sheher) of the gates of Gosha Gala. The Gosha Gala Gate is also known as the gate of Shamakhi (XII century). You will get acquainted with historical and architectural monuments like Karavan-saraya "Mulani" (XIV century), "Bukhara" (XV century), "Maiden Tower", "Shirvanshahs Palace" and of course, get interesting information about the history of the city.

Yanardag
One of the most famous and popular tourist places of the “eternal flame” in Azerbaijan is the mountain of Yanar Dag. Actually, it is rather a hill than a mountain, with natural gas burning on its slope from ancient times. Meter-long tongues of fire are licking the stratified earth approximately for 10 m in width, searing those who approached too close. People occupy the benches to watch the blazing hill in the evening, when its sight is most effective. Yanar Dag is located 25 km to the north from Baku. From the year 2007 Yanar Dag is declared a state-protected conservation area

Duration: 4-5 hours
Itinerary: Ateshgah Temple, Gala Museum Complex and Yanardag
Pick-up & Drop-off: your hotel (within Baku)
Category: Private tour
Language: English

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BAKU and stunning surroundings

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