Short trip to UNESCO World Heritage Listed Gobustan and Mud Volcanoes - in Baku - LikeALocal Guide

Short trip to UNESCO World Heritage Listed Gobustan and Mud Volcanoes

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18 EUR

Visit the main historical and natural wonders of Azerbaijan on this 4-hour tour. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Gobustan Reserve and see the amazing Mud Volcanoes!

Duration: 4 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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Highlights

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Gobustan Reserve
  • See the amazing natural wonder of the Mud Volcanoes
  • Hear fascinating facts from a professional English-speaking guide
  • Be picked-up and dropped-off at any location in Baku

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Description

If you only have a short time in Baku - this tour is for you! Your local guide will pick you up from your accommodation or pre-arranged location and take you straight to Gobustan Reserve, where you'll be able to visit the museum and learn about prehistoric times.

You'll then have a chance to explore Gobustan Reserve which is home to more than 6,000 rock engravings dating back 40,000 years. You'll also be able to see settlements of ancient people and evidence of the culture of the Stone Age.

The next stop will be the mud volcanoes - a rare natural phenomenon that is bound to amaze you! We will need to take separate transport to this location (not included).

Azerbaijan has the most mud volcanoes of any country in the world and locals use the clay to treat a range of diseases from skin rashes to rheumatism. Once you've seen the wonders of this natural landscape you'll be taken back to Baku.

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What’s included & not included

  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Private transport to and from your hotel
  • Lunch
  • Transport from Gobustan to Mud Volcanoes

Meeting point

Your accommodation

Reviews from travellers (2)

5.0/5

Passionate guide with great experience
This trip is well balanced. You have a museum, a hike and a nature sight (including driving an old Soviet car). Nijat is opened for sharing local experience and does not give too much of “waste touristic” information:)
Interesting history and a real adventure
This is a really interesting tour that brings you to two very unusual sites. Nijat is a wonderful guide, warm, fun and full of knowledge about not only the sites but anything and everything you'd ever like to know about Azerbaijan. He made what would have been a very challenging and potentially exhausting and problem-ridden excursion into a fun trip.
The museum at Gobustan is world-class excellent, both for kids (we have an 11- and a 9-year-old) and grown-ups. The little hike to some of the pertroglyphs is also great. There aren't many places in the world where you get to see carvings this old.
The taxi ride to the mud volcanoes is a real adventure and the volcanoes themselves are different from anything you might get to see anywhere else. As we were wandering around, one of them erupted and got us all spattered with mud drops, whish made the kids' day.
If you have half a day to spare in Baku, we can warmly recommend this trip!
We'd spent the morning with Nijat as well, doing the 2-hour tour of the city and visiting Yashil Bazaar where we tried all kinds of delicious foods. It was a wonderful day thanks to Nijat and his knowledge and passion for sharing it. If you want to learn about Azerbaijan from the inside out, you should definitely book a tour with Nijat. He gaves us great tips of where tp go for dinner and what Azerbaijani dishes we shouldn't miss.

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5.0/5

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Fantastic
Excellent Tour
Excellent Tour and Guide
Tour was provided by Najit — a knowledgeable and friendly guide whose passion for his country and profession are evident.

I was very pleased with the pace of the tour and the ability to ask any and all questions I had.

I highly recommend the tour with Najit.
Nijat is a superstar
Despite a bit of a hick-up to start off, Nijat was a delight to spend time with. His willingness to chat on all subjects (more than history) including life in Azerbaijan, politics, food, the oil industry, architecture, etc. was really the highlight. Thank you for a special time together!
Interesting and entertaining - a great experience
This 2-hour tour of the Old City was great! It took in all the important sights and also others that added interest and quirk. Nijat is wonderful - warm, friendly and so knowledgeable. He's great at explaining and he's fun and entertaining at the same time. Our 9- and 11-year-old kids came along as well, and he adjusted the tour so it was interesting for them as well. The tour was the best introduction to Baku and Azerbaijan possible.
We actually spent the whole day with Nijat. After the city tour, he took us to Yashil Bazaar where we got to try fresh fruit, nuts and veggies, dried fruit, sweets, halva, bakhlava, cheeses and kaviar. He helped us negotiate and buy what we'd liked. This was a lot of fun for the kids and yummy for all of us.
After that visit, we didn't need lunch and went to see the petroglyphs at Gobustan and the mud volcanoes. It was a fantastic day, full of different impressions and things to learn - all interesting in their own way.
We can't recommend going on a tour with Nijat enough!
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