Ultimate Gobustan National Park and Mud Volcanoes 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. It is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. During the tour you will be guided by a local and professional tour guide. You will learn about the history of ancient humans and petroglyphs found in this area and also get useful information to make your stay in Baku much more interesting and full of memorable activities.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Gobustan Rock Art, Baku, Absheron RegionWe will utilize a private car/private bus (depending on the number of people joining the tour) to reach Gobustan National Reserve. 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. 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». After visiting Gobustan museum, you will advance to the mountain in order to see real rock paintings in the open air museum.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Mud Volcanoes, Qobustan, Daghlig Shirvan RegionLater on, the tour will proceed to the Mud Volcano which is 20 mins away 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. Important Note:On wet seasons/rainy weather conditions, the Mud Volcanoes can be very muddy and impossible to reach by car. Therefore, in case of rainy weather/bad road conditions the trip to mud volcanoes will be substituted with a visit to Bibiheybat Mosque on the way back to the city center.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Sahil Park, Baku, Absheron RegionYour tour will end at Sahil Park, one of the central parks of Baku. We can also drop you off at your accommodation, if you prefer so.

What’s included

  • Local friendly guide
  • Transportation to the museum, national Gobustan park and mud volcanoes and back to the starting point
  • 0.5 lt bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Gobustan Rock Art

What’s not included

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

Highlights

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