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