Gobustan & Mud Volcano tour

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50 USD

Go for a tour to Gobustan National Park and Museum to see the ancient petroglyphs to understand the ancient civilisation. Witness the past of Azerbaijan in the mountains of Beyukdash, Kichikdash, Djingirdag and Shighgaya.

Duration: 5 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Russian

Highlights

  • Prehistoric rock carvings at Djingirdag
  • The mountains of Gobustan Beyukdash
  • Museum of Petroglyphsis (outdoor museum)

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Description

Visit the following:

Museum of Petroglyphsis (outdoor museum)

The mountains of Gobustan Beyukdash

Kichikdash mountain

Mud Volcanoes

It is an excursion to Gobustan National Park and Museum, about 40 miles (64 km) southwest of the center of Baku on the west bank of the Caspian Sea, to see the ancient petroglyphs. Gobustan is assumed one of the cradles of civilization, as ancient petroglyphs have been identified as belonging to the 12-8th century B.C.

In 2007 Gobustan was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site considered to be of “outstanding universal value” for its rock art engravings, collection of rock art images presents for hunting, fauna, flora and lifestyles in pre-historic times and for the cultural continuity between prehistoric and medieval times.

In addition to the Gobustan, we will also visit en route active (bubbling) mud volcano site. On the way back we can tour Bibi Heybet Mosque, a recreation of the mosque with the same name built in the 13th century but completely destroyed by the Bolsheviks in 1936.

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What’s included & not included

  • Guide
  • Transport
  • offroad car
  • water
  • tickets for museum
  • Lunch

Meeting point

Your hotel (Baku)

Reviews from travellers (1)

3.0/5

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Disappointing
The weather was rainy but the guide did not tell us at the outset that that meant we would not be able to go to the mud volcanoes so the trip was just to the petroglyph s (and museum). They were well worth seeing. There was no offer of a refund so overall an expensive trip.
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50 USD
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