Gobustan & Mud Volcanoes
Tour type: General, HistoricalPrice: $150.00Duration: 1from January to December

Gobustan reserve is an open-air museum littered with Neolithic rock drawings. Just 65km south of Baku, Gobustan has some 4000 inscriptions that go back 12,000 years (with some 2000 year old Latin graffiti to boot). The well-preserved sketches display ancient populations travelling on reed boats; men hunt antelope and wild bulls, women dance. The famed Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl returned many times to Azerbaijan between 1961 and his death in 2002 to study the site, which he argued to be evidence that modern-day Scandinavians migrated north through the Caucasus in prehistoric times. He found similarities in the drawings to those found in Scandinavia, particularly some in Alta, Norway. According to Icelandic Sagas, written in the 13 th century, the Norse God Odin (Wotan) migrated from the Caucasus in the first century AD.

After that you will also have a chance to visit quite a unique site where 300 of the planet's estimated 700 mud volcanoes sit Gobustan, Azerbaijan and the Caspian Sea. Many geologists as well as locals and international mud tourists trek to such places as the Firuz Crater Gobustan Salyan mud tourists trek to such places as the Firuz Crater, Gobustan, Salyan and end up happily covered in mud which is thought to have medicinal qualities. In 2001 one mud volcano 15 kilometers from Baku made world headlines when it suddenly started spewing flames 15 meters high.

Unfortunately, the mud volcanoes area has been recently declared a National Park with restricted access, though sporadic visits seems feasible  as there is no security. Besides, hardly anyone would have a patience to literally guard tons of mud. But visit there definitely worth a visit as it's one of the rarest things one can find on Earth.

On the way back to Baku a short stop over at Bibi Heybat Mosque. The existing structure, built in the 1990s, is a recreation of the mosque with the same name built in the 13th century by Shirvanshah Farrukhzad II Ibn Ahsitan II, which was completely destroyed by the Bolsheviks in 1936.

The Bibi-Heybat Mosque includes the tomb of Ukeyma Khanum (a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad), and today is the spiritual center for the Muslims of the region and one of the major monuments of Islamic architecture in Azerbaijan.

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
2 300 150 4 seater sedan or 4WD vehicle 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
More tours
Baku City Tour Bus excursion
Baku City Tour Bus excursion
Days: 1Cost: $50.00
City tour begins with a visit to the Upland Park. Upland Park is located on a hill in the western part of the city. This is the best place to see the city and the Baku Bay. The architecture of the capital is very eclectic; it is a combination of different styles and influences such as Baroque, classicism and modern architecture, both Eastern and Western...
Along Silk Road Tour
Along Silk Road Tour
Days: 10Cost: $875.00
Day 1 Arrival to Baku. Meeting at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Free time Day 2 The first half of the day will be spent primarily exploring the historical centre of Baku city, its Old Town - 'Icheri Sheher'...
Baku to Iran border
Baku to Iran border
Days: 5Cost: $850.00
Day 1 Arrival to Baku. Meeting at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Free time Day 2 After breakfast leave the hotel and start exploring Absheron Peninsula and its historical landmarks. You will have a chance to visit following places: Martyr's Cemetery, located on the higher slopes of the city's west-end, this is the best place for viewing the Baku city and the Bay of Baku...
JEEP TOUR (Baku - Kuba - Shabran)
JEEP TOUR (Baku - Kuba - Shabran)
Days: 1Cost: $250.00
JEEP TOUR (Baku - Quba - Shabran - Baku) /(duration: 10 hours) Jeep tour is a fascinating journey and a unique opportunity for those who love nature, prefer an active form of relaxation. Jeep tour is a tourist off-road route that is passed on the four-wheel all-terrain vehicles...
The Village of Xinaliq and Great Caucasus mountains
The Village of Xinaliq and Great Caucasus mountains
Days: 2Cost: $450.00
This tour is quite intensive due to large distances covered. You will visit some of the most interesting regions of Azerbaijan. After early breakfast at around 08:00 you will be taken from Baku to Xinalyg settlement with the intermediate stop in Quba...
Excursion to Gala Reserve
Excursion to Gala Reserve
Days: 1Cost: $45.00
Excursion to Gala Reserve (duration: 3.5 hours)  Ethnographic Open-Air Museum "Gala" is about a 40-minute drive from Baku. The museum is created on an archaeological site. The village is five thousand years, nevertheless there are still some neighborhoods that have survived to the present day...
GEORGIA-ARMENIA-IRAN
GEORGIA-ARMENIA-IRAN
Days: 15Cost: $2350.00
DAY 1 THURSDAY       TBILISI Arrival at Tbilisi International Airport by flight QR0251 at 12:45. Meet/assist at airport. Transfer to the hotel. Check in. Sightseeing city tour in old town incl...
Xinalyg - Laza excursions
Xinalyg - Laza excursions
Days: 1Cost: $550.00
The day will start early in the morning as it takes around 4 hours to drive from Baku to Quba and then further 2 hours from there to Xinalyg. Be ready to have a lot of driving within a day Not far from Guba you'll also find the village of Khynalygh, with an ethnic group of 2000 khynalyghs who have preserved the original language, customs and traditions...
All Caucasus in 2 weeks
All Caucasus in 2 weeks
Days: 13Cost: $1275.00
Day 1: Arrival to Baku After the checking at the passport control and customs at the Heydar Aliyev airport you will be met by local guide and transferred to your hotel by coach. Baku sightseeing tour...
Azerbaijan in 7 days
Azerbaijan in 7 days
Days: 7Cost: $1150.00
Day 1 Arrival to Baku. Meeting at the airport and transfer to your hotel. After short rest an excursion within central Baku will be organised. You will be taken to historical centre of Baku city, to its Old Town - 'Icheri Sheher'...
...×