Excursion to Gobustan
Tour type: Baku & Absheron ExcursionsPrice: $65.00Duration: 1from November to November

Excursion to the nature reserve "Gobustan" (duration 3.5 hours)

The reserve is well known with its perfectly preserved rock paintings - petroglyphs - a kind of artistic "archive" of human evolution on the Earth.

"Documents" of such archives is the first human’s presentation of his/her "I" to the outside world.

Gobustan Rocks are not just the brightest witnesses of the prehistoric period of human existence. They reflect the history of this region for nearly 15,000 years - since the end of the era of the Upper Paleolithic till the Middle Ages. Of particular interest are the images multi-oar boats, with a light source at the stern. They were drown above the level at which people had been portrayed, and this phenomenon set up a lot different interpretations. Today Azerbaijani scientists found, described and studied more than 4,000 petroglyphs (rock painting in the stone carving art) and this important work continues.

Before the start of the tour around Gobustan guests will visit the interactive museum with the same name, where with the help of special programs and multimedia touch screens you will get information about the nature, the flora of Gobustan.

Only few people know that Azerbaijan ranks the first place in the number of active mud volcanoes. Traces of their work can be found in Gobustan as well. These volcanoes are formations of a cone-shaped hill with a crater in the ground.

And of course, that the tourists also have the opportunity to explore them during this tour.

Route: Drive to Gobustan/ excursion to the reserve/ return to the hotel.

Package includes:

 - Private vehicle accompanied by an experienced English speaking local guide who will look after you exclusively
 - Local driver for your vehicle, exclusively for your tour
 - Sightseeing program including all entrance fees
 - Guide's and driver's expenses

Not included into the package:

 - Fees for taking photos in historical sites
 - Any personal expenses

N of pax

Tour cost for group (USD, $)

Cost per pax (USD, $) Special notes
1 250 250 4 seater sedan or 4WD vehicle to be provided
2 300 150 4 seater sedan or 4WD vehicle to be provided
3 330 110 7 seater van to be provided
4 340 85 7 seater van to be provided
6 450 75 15 seater van to be provided to allow luggage
8 560 70 15/20 seater van to be provided to allow luggage
10 600 60 15/20 seater van to be provided to allow luggage

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