Day Trip to Explore Baku's Surroundings: Ramana Castle, Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Ateshgah Temple


35 EUR

Explore Baku's surroundings on this inspiring day trip to see ancient rock art at Gobustan Reserve, intriguing mud volcanoes, as well as old castles and sacred temples.

Duration: 7 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Russian
Tour by Vadim
Local Ambassador

You will see more! :)
Tours don't usually include tickets to the museums, just to let you decide whenever you wish to spend much more money for the "All inclusive" tour which includes only tickets (but price gets higher for 50% or more) or buy tickets on your own and keep the same price for private tour. Tickets for Baku surrounding sightseeings are:
10 AZN to Gobustan
4 AZN for Ateshgah
Something like 12 AZN for Yanardag
Mud Volcanoes are free of charge
Ramana Castle - 2 AZN
Students get nice discount - 1 AZN to Gobustan and Ateshgah (don't forget your student card).

Some people ask about accommodation in Baku, so I can only suggest to use Airbnb -
Working offshore for more than 5 years now :)
Each month for 2 weeks I am absolutely free and I'll be happy to show you my city.
Don't hesitate to contact me with any question about Baku even if not planning to book me :)
Attention! :) As I do this tours only at my free time - try to contact me first before booking.
Listed are my preferred directions, but contact me if you wish to go to any other part of Azerbaijan - Ganja, Goy Gol, Gedabek, Guba, Gusar, Lenkoran and all the South part. And my favourites - Sheki, Gakh, Zagatala, till the border with Georgia. Trips to Georgia are also available.

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  • Admire rock engravings from the 10th century
  • Explore the incredible mud volcanoes
  • Stop at several 13th century castles
  • Visit the Ateshgah Fire Temple
  • See the Bibi Heybat Mosque
  • Enjoy beautiful views from a Baku observation point

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The first stop on your tour will be the Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape – an interactive museum with rock engravings from the 10th century.

If the weather allows, we’ll make our way to the mud volcanoes – a good place for an off-road adventure! Azerbaijan is home to almost half of the world’s mud volcanoes. I’m not promising to show you all of them, but 15–20 will be enough for an unforgettable trip. You’ll feel as if you’ve arrived on a new planet!

We’ll then head to the Ramana Castle, one of the Absheron castle complexes. There were once more than 30 castles and towers in the area, some of which are now just ruins.

Our final stop will be the Ateshgah Fire Temple.

During the trip we can stop for tea or lunch. A trip to Yanar Dag (Fire Mountain) at night can be added upon request.

NOTE: During winter months the mud volcanoes might not be available because of rain or snow. I will do my best to deliver you there, but if we don't manage this, you will get a 10% refund or a trip to Yanar Dag added to your itinerary.

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What’s included & not included

  • Transportation
  • Drinks: water/cola/beer
  • Good mood
  • My smile
  • Entry tickets
  • Lunch

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Reviews from travellers (9)


Vadim is an amazing guide. The thing I liked about him is that he was honest about certain things and pointed some information which were not consistent. I would recommend you use him the next time you are in Baku.
Vadim is an excellent guide
Wonderful tour appreciated being able to see all the major sites in one day. Vadim was knowledgeable, interesting, answered all my questions and accommodating... Highly recommended
Full-day tour to Gobustan (petroglyphs), Mud Volcanoes and Absheron peninsular (castles, Ateshgar temple, Yanar Dag burning hillside)
My 2 friends and I went on a long interesting tour with Vadim, firstly 2 hours to the south of Baku to see mud volcanoes, petroglyphs and the Gobustan museum. We travelled comfortably in Vadim's 4x4 car along the spectacular coast of the Caspian Sea, and he described what we were going to see as he drove. The only difficulty with this was that the passengers in the back couldn't always hear him clearly. I would have liked more time to walk around the museum exhibits, but we had many other things to visit. We then travelled another 2 hours to the east of Baku to the Absheron peninsular, where there were many "nodding donkey" oil wells, still in use. We visited the Zoroastrian (fire worshippers) Temple at Ateshgar and the continuously-burning 'fire mountain' at Yanar Dag, as well as 2 castles and the Qala archaeological museum - all the sights were very interesting and unusual, and we spent longer than scheduled there, but Vadim was very patient even though it was a long day's driving, returning to Baku after 8pm. It was a fascinating day, helped by Vadim's local knowledge.
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