Day Trip to Gobustan National Park and Mud Volcano Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Azerbaijan

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Explore Gobustan museum, ancient petroglyphs and mud volcanoes in a 4-hour tour with a local guide. Gobustan National Park is one of Azerbaijan’s most popular sights attracting thousands of tourists annually. During the tour you will be guided by a local and friendly guide around the park, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. You will learn about the history of petroglyphs found in this area and also get useful information to make your stay in Baku much more interesting and full of memorable activities.
You will meet with your tour guide at the exit of Sahil metro station. At the beginning of the tour you will be taken by bus for reaching Gobustan National Reserve. Gobustan geographical region is situated in the west-south of Baku. The meaning of the word Gobustan is derived from two words gobu (ravine) and stan (place), i.e. ravine area. The word gobu is also of Turkic origin and means a dried up river valley. The tour will start off from Gobustan Museum where you will see ancient human bones, work tools used in back to thousand years ago during the Mesolithic period. Then, you will advance to the mountain in order to see real rock paintings in the open air museum. Later on the tour will continue to the Mud Volcano which is not far from Gobustan National Museum. Azerbaijan keeps the first place in the world for the number of mud volcanoes. About 300 mud volcanoes are to be found in Azerbaijan, at the shore, in the sea and on islands. During this trip you will get a great chance to see these amazing active volcanoes from very close distance. Your tour will end in the same location where it has started.

What’s included

  • Local friendly guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation to the museum, national Gobustan park and mud volcanoes and back to the starting point
  • 0.5 lt bottled water

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • All entrance fees included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Led by a local guide