Baku: Gobustan and Absheron Group or Private Tour

4.5 / 5

15 reviews

Baku: Gobustan and Absheron Group or Private Tour

From $69 per person

Journey out on a day tour to Gobustan and Absheron Peninsula to discover the remains of the Stone Age. Learn about the ancient history of Zoroastrianism at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Gobustan and see the burning mountain on Absheron Peninsula.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 6 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian
Pickup optional
Meet your guide at the lobby of the hotel. The local partner will reach out to you a day before the tour to confirm the pickup time
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the first industrialized oil well in the world
  • Marvel at the ancient rock drawings and petroglyphs in Gobustan
  • Watch the eruption of mud volcanoes
  • Taste a variety of Azerbaijani dishes at lunch
  • Visit the fire temple and burning mountain
Full description
Following a morning pickup from your accommodation in Baku, head in direction of Gobustan. Make a stop to visit an industrialized oil well close to the Bibi-Heybat Mosque. The journey continues to the Gobustan Museum of Petroglyphs, an indoor and outdoor museum located approximately 70 kilometers from Baku. Marvel at prehistoric rock drawings and petroglyphs which were carved by primitive men on walls of caves and on rocks, reflecting the culture, economy, and world outlook of the ancient Azeri people. Then, head to the coastal area of Azerbaijan, home to 400 mud volcanoes. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant savoring delicious Azerbaijani dishes. After lunch, visit the ancient Zoroastrian Ateshgah Temple, a former holy place for fire-worshippers. Round off the day with a visit to Yanardag, a natural gas fire that blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Museum tickets and entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Tips and gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

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  • On rainy days the tour to the mud volcanoes will be skipped for safety reasons
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4/5
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Tour was extremely well planned. Our tour guide Arif is very professional, knowledgeable and energetic. Overall all expectations were met. Its also we hard to find group tours in Baku but this company is one of the tour operator that got groups for mentioned areas. Mud volcanoes part was very unique experience we had.

November 23, 2019

Very professional company and staff is very kind. We had a small group tour to Gobustan National Park. it was fun to switch our minivan to old soviet Lada and crazy drive to Mud volcanoes. Drivers are very professional. This tour is highly recommended on your visit to Baku. Thanks to our guide Arif. He is definitely the best guide.

October 29, 2019

Amazing tour. Samir was wonderful as a guide. They arranged to pick me up from my hotel. The tour is well worth it and seeing the mud volcanoes was amazing.

November 12, 2019

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