Day Tour to Gobustan Reserve, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Mardakan Castle
Discover the best sights of Azerbaijan on this fun-filled day trip. See ancient rock carvings at Gobustan Reserve, witness the phenomenon of the Mud Volcanoes, visit Mardakan Castle and hear the stories behind the sights from your local guide.
I love Baku - its windy weather, magnificent architecture, mystical history and welcoming people. This city inspires me. I was born in Baku and have studied tourism and hospitality management.Read more
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Reviews from travellers (14)
Our guide Nijat was friendly, funny and knowledgeable. There were only two of us on the tour but we felt at ease straight away. The car picked us up where we were staying and we headed to Qobustan which included petroglyphs, fantastic Azeri landscape and the mud volcanoes! The drive to the mud volcanoes was fantastic. We travelled in a local soviet era taxi and it was off road. Very bumpy fun. I was smiling the whole time. The mud volcanoes themselves were unreal. Felt like we were on a different planet.
After that we headed to the Fire Temple. Very interesting history!
Our final stop was a small 'castle' which was more like a tower but it was so cool. It's looked after by a local man who was very friendly (we also got to see the super cute kittens in his garden).
Overall it was a great day out. We couldn't recommend this tour enough. Baku is well worth visiting and we would go on this tour again!
Nijat is a superb tour guide who will go great lengths to ensure that his guests leave with good memories of their trip to Azerbaijan. I’ve taken a lot of tours in a lot of places, but this one truly stood out because of Nijat - his guide style is really engaging (evidence of his previous training as a teacher!) and he genuinely wants to share his home country with visitors.
Definitely glad I ended up booking with Nijat! Was a great experience and the highlight of my Baku weekend.
With plenty of useful tips we were sure to get the best of Baku in the next couple of days.
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