Gobustan - Mud Volcanoes - Fire temple - Mardakan Castle (day tour)


20 EUR

This tour takes you deep into history to witness Azerbaijan’s past from the Stone Age - Qobustan to the 19th century treasure - Maiden Tower. We will visit natural wonder - Mud volcanoes, Middle Age castle in Mardakan and Temple of Fire Worshipers. Private car will take us to all locations.

Duration: 10 hours
    Available in
  • English
Tour by Nijat
Local Guru

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.

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  • Get to know the history of Baku’s Maiden Tower
  • Visit the Gobustan Museum and historical site
  • Admire the incredible landscape of the mud volcanoes
  • Dive deep into the history of Zoroastrianism
  • See the Ateshgah Fire Temple
  • Step back into the Middle Ages at the Mardakan Castle


The tour starts at the Maiden Tower, the symbol of Baku, with an overview of how the building was used throughout the centuries.

From the UNESCO-listed heart of the city, we’ll move to another UNESCO site: Gobustan. It was a unique source of knowledge from 10,000 BC to the Middle Ages, covering the fields of history, culture, art, and archaeology.

The next destination is one of the world’s natural wonders, the Gobustan mud volcanoes, followed by a short lunch break.

During the tour, we’ll also visit a holy place for Zoroastrians: the Ateshgah Fire Temple. It has attracted fire worshippers for several centuries.

Our final stop will be the Mardakan Castle, which has withstood several attacks. Here, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into the Middle Ages.

What’s included & not included

  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private transportation (except from Gobustan to the mud volcanoes)
  • Admission to the Gobustan Museum and historical site (petroglyphs)
  • Admission to the Ateshgah Fire Temple
  • Admission to the Mardakan Castle
  • Lunch
  • Taxi from Gobustan to the mud volcanoes

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Meeting point

Maiden Tower

Reviews from travellers (1)


Awesome day with an awesome guide
Feeling a sudden urge for marshmallows next to an ancient flame temple. Driving a Lada in the middle of a muddy desert Safari. Climbing an ancient castle in flip-flops. Totally awesome day.

We were so satisfied that we took another tour the next day to check out the old city and the local winery.
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