Gobustan National Park and Mud Volcanoes Tour

Gobustan National Park (Petroglyph Museum, Gobustan Mud Volcanoes), Bibi Heybat Mosque
The Gobustan National Park and Mud Volcanoes Tour is a fun blend of primitive history, bizarre natural wonders and Azeri culture. Roam the ancient petroglyphs at Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, admire the stately Bibi Heybat Mosque and observe the Gobustan mud volcanoes, sure to delight and awe with their bursts of gooey muck.
Gobustan National Park in Azerbaijan, known locally as Qobustan Milli Parkı, is one of the world’s most unusual protected habitats, thanks to two distinct phenomena. Thousands of stone art images at Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while many of Azerbaijan’s nearly 400 mud volcanoes spurt nearby, with explosions of greater force occurring approximately once every 20 years.

Tour Itinerary:

Depart your hotel in Baku and drive to Gobustan National Park (60km, 1hr), located on the west bank of the Caspian Sea.
Start your excursion at Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, an open-air gallery dating back to 10000 BC. Walk along the trail, enjoying the gorgeous view as you discover 6000 petroglyph inscriptions of ritual dances, battle gear, warriors with lances, boats with armed oarsmen and depictions of animals, the sun and stars.
Explore the small Petroglyph Museum, which provides a brief introduction to the park’s cultural and ecological history.
Drive to the Mud Volcanoes (10km, 15min), an unusual natural phenomena where underground gases bubble up from the earth in a mixture of mud and methane.
Return to Baku, visiting Bibi Heybat Mosque (dates vary) on the way. The scenic ensemble includes the tomb of Ukeyma Khanum, descendent of the prophet Muhammad, and is regarded as a central piece of Islamic architecture in Azerbaijan.
Drop-off at the hotel. End of Gobustan National Park and Mud Volcanoes Tour.

Tour duration: approximately 4 hours

Price includes:

  • Private, local guide;
  • Entrance fees to the sights as per itinerary;
  • Transportation throughout the tour.

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The tour is private with your personal guide. There will be no other people joining the tour. Our guides will follow your own pace.
The starting time of the tour is up to you and may vary from 09.00 am to 16.00 pm.
We are happy to offer this tour for air/train passengers too. Our guide will meet you at the arrival station.


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