You will see: Gobustan Outdoor Museum, Gobustan Museum, Dashgil Mud Volcanoes
What is included/excludedAll taxes, fees and handling charges
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Landing and facility fees
Food and drinks
Departure & ReturnCentrally located Baku hotels10:00 AM
What to ExpectMuseum of Petroglyphsis (outdoor museum) - Gobustan or by other name Museum of Petroglyphsis (outdoor museum) located approximately 65 km from Baku.
Prehistoric rock drawings - petroglyphs - are an art "archive" of the human evolution on Earth. The "articles" of such archives are the first transmissions from the human "I" to the outer world. There are a few of such outdoor "archives" in Azerbaijan. One of them, the largest, is located in Gobustan, at the Baku State Reserve of History, Ethnography and Arts, near Baku. It is a rocky massif on the bottom of the southeast part of the Great Caucasus Range, near the Caspian Sea and a modern highway built on the ancient Shirvan road.
In mountains of Gobustan Beyukdash, Kichikdash, Djingirdag and Shighgaya there were concentrated witnesses of the past of azerbaijanian nation of the epoch of Stone Age and ongoing periods – rocky paintings, camp of man, tombstones and etc. The most significant of them are rocky pictures – petroglyphs, carved by primitive men on walls of caves, rocks and stony lumps. The aforesaid primitive monuments of art reflect culture, economy, world outlook, customs and traditions of ancient azerbaijanian peoples.
Trip to the Mud Volcanoes
According to the number of mud volcanoes Azerbaijan takes first place in the world. Approximately 350 of 800 existing mud volcanoes are found in Azerbaijan. Most of them are concentrated in Gobustan Region.
Active Mud Volcanoes of Dashgil Group
There is a group of active volcanoes Dashgil situated to the east of the Gobustan museum. You will be able to see it very close and climb to the very crater of mud volcanoes and watch the gurgling liquid clay. Beautiful scenery, will make you feel like you are on the Mars planet (The scientists made such analogy because the surface in the Gobustan is very similar to the surface of the Mars) and the constant mud gurgle creates a sensation of an unearthly surface.
Hotel PickupHotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
Cancellation PolicyFor a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Additional infoConfirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate