Day 2

    • Breakfast in hotel
    • Gobustan Tour
    • Gobustan (the territory of Gobu) is famous for its archaeological monuments. Travel 30 miles southwest of Baku along the Caspian
      shore to the volcanic desert where rocks are covered with carvings, standing amidst the scattered stones and mountains. There are
      more than 6,000 rock carvings left by the artists of the Paleolithic period. They depicted customs of ancient tribes, hunting scenes and
      dances and their everyday life. The range of themes is wide and the vividness with which they were executed can evoke envy in modern
      artists. Near Beyukdash Mountain there is a large, stone-fenced round piece of land with an altar in the center, where ritual ceremonies
      were held. Not far away from it there is a Latin inscription carved more than 2,000 years ago. Caves and rock shelters surround this village,
      whose name can be translated as "ravine land". The spurs of the Great Caucasus Range descend to the Caspian Sea along Jeirankechmez River.
      Settled since the XVIII mln.B.C., the area contains thousands of rock engravings spread over 100 square km. depicting hunting scenes, people,
      ships, constellations, animals, etc.
      The oldest petroglyphs date to the XVIIIth century B.C.
      Besides, being famous for its petroglyphs, Gobustan also has amazing landscape, particularly the area full of mud volcanoes, which provide
      a quasi-lunar horizon. You can find the most spectacular mud volcanoes in 7 km south from Gobustan along the way to Alat. Long after you
      have left Gobustan you will remember the drawings that came down to us from the remote past.
    • Sightseeing excursion on Absheron Peninsula: Absheron Peninsula, extension of the Caucasus Mountains, juts 35 miles into the Caspian Sea,
      the largest inland sea in the world, covering 386,400 sq. km. (149,200 sq. miles). Wide plain contains ravines and salt lakes, and its some
      parts are frequently flooded with tides. Vineyard plantations are located here, but the region is particularly marked for its oil deposits.
      On this excursion you will be informed about the story of oil development in Azerbaijan. Already at ancient times oil was known to exist on
      Absheron Peninsula, and there were various religious cults connected with oil and gas fields. Your guide will tell you about different methods of
      oil extraction, both ancient and modern. You will be introduced to non-traditional use of oil, present situation of the oil industry in Azerbaijan,
      and oil development prospects in the country.
    • "Qala" State Historical-Ethnographic Preserve.
    • Excursion to Ateshgah (The Fire Worshippers' Temple is located in the village of Surakhany) late afternoon to evening time
    • Yanar Dag (Fire Mountain) after dark
    • Returning to hotel, Overnight

      Day 3