15 Best Baku Tours & Experiences 2020 - Local Guides

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2-Hour Walking Tour of Baku's Top Sights
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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13 EUR

2-Hour Walking Tour of Baku's Top Sights

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Explore the heart of Baku and learn about the city's 19th Century history on this 2-hour walking tour. Your local guide will show you all the must-see spots and share interesting stories.
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13 EUR
Day Tour to Gobustan Reserve, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Mardakan Castle
Tour ∙ 10 hrs
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20 EUR

Day Tour to Gobustan Reserve, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Mardakan Castle

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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.
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20 EUR
Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Absheron Peninsula Tour
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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45 EUR

Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Absheron Peninsula Tour

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Journey out on a day tour to Gobustan and Absheron Peninsula to discover the remains of the Stone Age. Experience the plenty of Mud Volcanoes and learn about the ancient history of Zoroastrianism at Fire Temple and see the fire burning steadily for many centuries in Burning Hill.
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45 EUR
Khinalig - the village in the clouds
Tour ∙ 12 hrs
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37 USD

Khinalig - the village in the clouds

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Our journey will take place through picturesque gorges and swollen rivers, forests to Khinalig – one of the highest, most remote and isolated villages in Azerbaijan, also called Caucasian Machu Picchu.
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37 USD
Trails of Fire Tour: Fire temple (Ateshgah), Burning hills (Yanar Dag), Gala open air museum, Elite Horse Club
Tour ∙ 6 hrs
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19 USD

Trails of Fire Tour: Fire temple (Ateshgah), Burning hills (Yanar Dag), Gala open air museum, Elite Horse Club

We offer you an interesting tour with a professional local tour guide covering 4 interesting places such as: 1. Ateshgah (Fire temple) 2. Gala Open Air museum 3. Elite horse Club 4. Yanar dag (Burning hills) If you want to have an unforgettable dose of emotions please sign up now.
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19 USD
Mystic and sacral Baku: an insight and at the very heart
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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25 EUR

Mystic and sacral Baku: an insight and at the very heart

I love my native city and know many interesting facts about it. I can offer an informal and really exciting guide to Baku, without the clichés and stereotypes. I can tell alternative history, myths, legends, folk beliefs, symbols. I can show sacral and magic places of my amazing native city.
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25 EUR
Baku Old Vity Tour / Тур по Старому городу
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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9 EUR

Baku Old Vity Tour / Тур по Старому городу

It's a 2 hours tour about Baku Old city (inner city) which starts and finishes in front of the double gates of the Old City. On this tour you will see most of ancient buildings, mosques and Shirvanshaks palace. You will also see the Maiden Tower which was built in 13th century.
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9 EUR
Night Baku / Ночной Баку
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
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10 EUR

Night Baku / Ночной Баку

This is a 2.5-hours Baku city night view walking tour which includes most of ancient building of the downtown Baku. This tour also includes Flame towers, Baku funicular, Baku boulevard and buildings in boulevard.
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10 EUR
Baku city guide
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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4 EUR

Baku city guide

Welcome to Azerbaijan! This is the Land of Fire and the Pearl of the Caucasus, a land where eastern colours combine magnificently with western progress. Azerbaijan is a country of unique nature, unmatched culture, centuries of history with its customs and traditions and fine cuisine.
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4 EUR
Ultimate Gobustan & Mud Volcanoes Tour
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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50 USD

Ultimate Gobustan & Mud Volcanoes Tour

Explore Gobustan museum, ancient petroglyphs and mud volcanoes in 4-hour tour. Throughout your journey, you will be guided by local and friendly English speaking tour guide. You will learn about the history of petroglyphs found in this area, get direct experience with the mud volcanoes.
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50 USD
Pub Crawl Tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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29 EUR

Pub Crawl Tour

If you want to experience the nightlife of Baku and have a relaxing time in local pubs, this is the perfect tour for you. As a group we will be walking from bar to bar and get drinks from the custom menu.
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29 EUR
Small-Group Day Trip to Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes, Ateshgah & Yanar Dagh
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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53 EUR

Small-Group Day Trip to Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes, Ateshgah & Yanar Dagh

Uncover the history of Azerbaijan on a small group, full day trip to the suburbs of Baku. In this tour you will explore famed Gobustan stone carvings, see mud volcanoes, visit Hindu temple of Ateshgah and by the end of the day enjoy the serene burning hill of Yanar Dagh.
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53 EUR
Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes, Fire temple , Fire mountain trip
Tour ∙ 9 hrs
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37 USD

Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes, Fire temple , Fire mountain trip

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On this full day tour to Gobustan, Mud volcanoes, Fire temple and Ateshgah you will be able to cover all must see sights in one day .
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37 USD
Day Trip Baku
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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31 USD

Day Trip Baku

Discover all that Baku and its surroundings have to offer on this full-day tour. See the prehistoric petroglyphs at Gobustan, learn about the mud volcanoes, visit the Zoroastrian fire temple of Ateshgah, explore the fire mountain of Yanardag, and admire the architecture of Baku's modern city center.
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31 USD
Shamakhi- Gabala Day Trip
Tour ∙ 12 hrs
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38 EUR

Shamakhi- Gabala Day Trip

Our Gabala tour is for those tourists whose stay in Azerbaijan is short but they want to get the most from their valuable time.
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38 EUR

Customer feedback about Tours in Baku

Rating 4.9 based on 31 reviews

F
An excellent guide in Baku
Azer was a great guide during our day out.

He was very accommodating to our requests, and very friendly.

He made sure that we had a good experience and went (quite literally) the extra mile for it. He was also very knowledgeable as a guide about the history of his country and brought interesting opinions and perspectives on the table.

Finally he was very helpful before and after the trip.

I highly recommend going with him on a tour!
Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Absheron Peninsula Tour
The perfect local guide
We spent with Nijat one and a half day, a half day Baku tour and a full day trip to Qobustan, mud volcanos, Ateshgah and Mardakan castle. He was a real friend for these few days with a lot of information, fun and helpfulness.
He gave us trips to eat, where to spent the evenings, what to do in our free time too. He has a kind and enthusiastic character.
I highly recommended him for everybody who visits Azerbajdzsan.
2-Hour Walking Tour of Baku's Top Sights
Baku tour with Nijat
I had a wonderful day with Nijat who was my tour guide in Baku. Nijat took me through the old town and major sightseeing destinations in Baku. He shared many useful tips and took me to local wine tasting which was fantastic. Once you plan to visit Baku Nijat is your main point of reference. Get in touch with him and experience local life of Baku.
2-Hour Walking Tour of Baku's Top Sights
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.
Day Tour to Gobustan Reserve, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Mardakan Castle
Fantastic walking tour
Nijat is your ultimate guide for Baku. Friendly, easy going, knowledgeable, and amazing sense of humour. The tour of the old city was relaxed and really interesting. Nijat is also great for local recommendations and is more your Baku friend than just your guide.
2-Hour Walking Tour of Baku's Top Sights
Enjoyable day out with Nejat
It was an enjoyable day out of Baku with Nejat, with him being very friendly and accommodating. Learnt a great deal about the sights as well as about Azerbaijan. Definitely recommended!
Day Tour to Gobustan Reserve, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Mardakan Castle
Amazing trip,amazing guide and amazingand driver
Day Tour to Gobustan Reserve, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Mardakan Castle
One of the best day tours we've done!
My partner and I have travelled a lot and done a lot of tours but this was one of the best day tours we've been on.
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!
Day Tour to Gobustan Reserve, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Mardakan Castle
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!
2-Hour Walking Tour of Baku's Top Sights
K
Beautiful hike...
.. and a great day with our guide Nurlan. Everything went very smooth. Nurlan was responsive on WhatsApp the moment I contacted him, and helped me to put a plan together for the day.

Pick-up from the hotel was punctual, and we had an approx 3 hours drive into the mountains where we changed into a Lada and then continued to a mountain village. From there, we hiked to another village. The hike itself is about 10 km and not very strenuous as you stay at the the same altitude level (2200m). Views were breathtaking. At the end of the trip we had a lunch in a local farmhouse and then walked back to the car, and drove back into Baku. Nurlan was knowledgeable about the environment and shared many interesting insights.

All in all, a perfect day, and highly recommended!
Khinalig - the village in the clouds
Great tour with a pleasant guide
I booked this tour to get to know a bit of Azerbaijan outside of Baku. Nijat picked me up at my hotel and we were safely and comfortably driven to the various sites. We spoke in advance about the extent of the tour and Nijat has responded flexible to my special requests. He has an extensive knowledge of the sights and their history and he knows how to impart this knowledge entertaining. In between, there was always enough time for photos. As a special experience, the trip to the mud volcanoes took place on gravel roads in a Lada taxi. At lunchtime there was a lunch with national typical dishes from the buffet, so that you could try many different dishes. Thank you Nijat for this interesting and eventful day.
Day Tour to Gobustan Reserve, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Mardakan Castle
M
Unique sites and excellent guide!
This tour had everything I was looking for in my short trip to Baku: access to the petroglyphs, a Lada ride to the mud volcanoes, and a visit to the fire temple.

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.
Day Tour to Gobustan Reserve, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Mardakan Castle
C
Incredible Tour of Azerbaijan's Best Spots
My friends and I had an incredible experience on this tour! We were only in Baku for a couple days, so we signed on for two full-day tours with Azar. Everything went smoothly.

Our guide was wonderful– he picked us up at the train station, helped us get sorted out with finding an ATM and coffee, then we spent the entire day exploring the best of Azerbaijan. The van was comfortable and large, and we stopped plenty of times for refreshments.

He was knowledgeable about the culture and history of Azerbaijan and seemed to really enjoy showing us around. If I'm ever back in the area, I am definitely booking through Azar again!
Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Absheron Peninsula Tour
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Excellent tour with amazing guide
The tour was fabulous!!!
Nijat is a very friendly and knowledgeable guide, during the whole tour, I felt very comfortable.
We visit Qobustan which is a fabulous place to visit!!!
We went to the mud volcanoes in a local soviet era taxi and it was a very fun moment and with a lot of adventure!!!! :)
Near the Fire temple, we had a small break and the food at the restaurant was very nice.
One of the best tours I have done!
Definitely recommended!
Day Tour to Gobustan Reserve, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Mardakan Castle
The best!
I had a fantastic afternoon with Nijat — far beyond my expectations! After a very through and informative introduction to Baku’s History, we roamed the “streets” of the old city uncovering Interesting moments and experiences from a baklava tasting to a hidden rug museum to a local ceramicist’s studio. I highly recommend anyone visiting Baku to book at least a few hours with Nijat; you’ll love him!
2-Hour Walking Tour of Baku's Top Sights
Great experience
The tour with Nijat is among our best experiences ever. Nijad is an extremely nice guide, he makes you imerge into the atmosphere of Azerbaijan, relaxed and easy. The tour is solidly planed, it was just enough not to make us overtired, but still full of adventure and exploration.
With plenty of useful tips we were sure to get the best of Baku in the next couple of days.
Day Tour to Gobustan Reserve, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Mardakan Castle
P
Brilliant day trip from Baku
Nijat and driver Sanan are a great double act, personable and informative. Fire temple and Petrographs were impressive but highlight was seeing mid volcanos driven in an old Lada. Nijat learned I was a football fan so detoured to show me the Qarabag stadium and statue of the famous 1966 linesman. I fully recommend this tour to anyone visiting Baku with a free day
Day Tour to Gobustan Reserve, Mud Volcanoes, Fire Temple and Mardakan Castle
2-hr walking tour of Baku Old City with Nijat
My 2 friends and I shared a wonderful afternoon in the Old City with Nijat. His knowledge and descriptions of the outstanding landmarks and their history made an excellent and very interesting introduction to Baku and Azerbaijan for us. We spent longer than the allotted two hours because there was so much to see and hear about. Thank you, Nijat!
2-Hour Walking Tour of Baku's Top Sights
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A definite must see
We had private tour for two people with our guide Hamran. He was excellent from start to finish. He had a great knowledge of the places we visited but was also happy to chat with us about his country and its history, culture etc. The rock art is really good but the mud volcanoes were awesome.
Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes & Absheron Peninsula Tour
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!
2-Hour Walking Tour of Baku's Top Sights

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