Tours and Tickets

Ultimate Gobustan National Park and Mud Volcanoes Tour provided by Baku Tours

Ultimate Gobustan National Park and Mud Volcanoes Tour

Ultimate Gobustan National Park and Mud Volcanoes Tour
5
Book in advance
from
$72.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Reserve now & pay later: Save your spot free of charge with flexible booking.
About
Recognized by UNESCO with World Heritage status for its 40,000-year-old rock art, Gobustan National Park is one of Azerbaijan’s top sights. Skip the risks of off-road driving and leave the rugged terrain to your driver/guide on this half-day tour from Baku. Visit the park’s museum, admire the ancient carvings in their original locations, and see, hear, and touch bubbling mud volcanoes.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Russian, English
Highlights
Soak up the sights of UNESCO-listed Gobustan National Park from Baku
Learn about the area’s ancient history from your guide and the museum
Experience the cool mud of Azerbaijan’s signature “mud volcanoes”
See carvings scratched into the rock by 40,000-year-old humans
What to expect
This day tour begins at Sahil, a metro station in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, though you can also opt for a pick-up from your hotel. Head south to Gobustan National Park, officially known as the Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape. The park is actually a hill and mountain site at the southeast end of Azerbaijan’s Greater Caucasus mountain ridge. At the park’s petroglyph museum, see ancient human bones and work tools that were used thousands of years ago during the Mesolithic period. At the mountain site, see rock paintings and carvings in an open-air museum. Also, check out the nearby mud volcanoes. Azerbaijan is well known for active mud volcanoes—approximately 300 at the local shore, sea, and islands.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Russian, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Soak up the sights of UNESCO-listed Gobustan National Park from Baku
Learn about the area’s ancient history from your guide and the museum
Experience the cool mud of Azerbaijan’s signature “mud volcanoes”
See carvings scratched into the rock by 40,000-year-old humans
What to expect
This day tour begins at Sahil, a metro station in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, though you can also opt for a pick-up from your hotel. Head south to Gobustan National Park, officially known as the Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape. The park is actually a hill and mountain site at the southeast end of Azerbaijan’s Greater Caucasus mountain ridge. At the park’s petroglyph museum, see ancient human bones and work tools that were used thousands of years ago during the Mesolithic period. At the mountain site, see rock paintings and carvings in an open-air museum. Also, check out the nearby mud volcanoes. Azerbaijan is well known for active mud volcanoes—approximately 300 at the local shore, sea, and islands.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 13710P6
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Local friendly guide
Transportation to the museum, national Gobustan park and mud volcanoes and back to the starting point
0.5 lt bottled water
Entry/Admission - Gobustan Rock Art
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We can pick you up from your accommodation in Baku if it's located in central area. Please mention your place of stay during checkout, so we can confirm.
9 Üzeyir Hacıbəyov, Bakı, Azerbaijan The tour departs from the exit of Sahil metro station. Your guide will have a badge with their name and Baku Tours logo on it. See the image link for the exact meeting point: http://bit.ly/SahilMeet
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Inclusions
Local friendly guide
Transportation to the museum, national Gobustan park and mud volcanoes and back to the starting point
0.5 lt bottled water
Entry/Admission - Gobustan Rock Art
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We can pick you up from your accommodation in Baku if it's located in central area. Please mention your place of stay during checkout, so we can confirm.
9 Üzeyir Hacıbəyov, Bakı, Azerbaijan The tour departs from the exit of Sahil metro station. Your guide will have a badge with their name and Baku Tours logo on it. See the image link for the exact meeting point: http://bit.ly/SahilMeet
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    9 Üzeyir Hacıbəyov
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Gobustan Rock Art
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Mud Volcanoes
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
+
Popular mentions

5.0
27 reviews
Excellent
23
Very good
4
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

James L
1 contribution
Fantastic!
Great trip, the tour guide Vusal was very informative and would reccomend to anyone visiting Baku. Enjoyed learning about the culture and history on the trip.
Written June 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Orhan B
17 contributions
Fascinating, enlightening, and above all, fun!
Dec 2019
I had a fantastic time, and my pal had an even better time, since he was so fascinated by it all, and I was glad to be in such enthusiastic company. Seymur did his best to accommodate us, gave us really good info, even outside of the tour, for our entire stay it Baku, it all had a friendly feel to it. Excellent guides, I felt really welcome, was sincerely an awesome experience, whether we spoke English or Turkish, it really made my visit to Azerbaijan worthwile
Written January 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Serenity_KP
London, UK7 contributions
Gobustan Petroglyphs & Mud Volcanoes
Sep 2019
Very satisfactory half-day tour with Seymur and driver, who I had entirely to myself - it must have been a quiet day! Seymur was very knowledgeable with excellent English. First we visited the mud volcanoes (via a VERY bumpy road - great fun) and their constant burping and bubbling, then the petroglyphs museum & site which were most impressive. Well organised, friendly guide/driver. Dropped off back near Sahil metro station to continue exploring Baku.
Written October 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

FrequentFlier301822
Al-Rayyan, Qatar4 contributions
Ultimate Gobustan National Park and Mud Volcanoes Tour
Oct 2019
Had a brilliant tour with Seymur to the Mud Volcanoes and Unesco World Heritage site of Gobustan to see the Petroglyphs. Seymur was excellent and very informative and answered all our questions regarding this wonderful place of history. We were dropped back off at the hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. We would definitely recommend the trip.
Written October 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Abdul Basit
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
Best Tour
Sep 2019 • Couples
Me and my wife have the best Tour so far in Azerbaijan. Seymur and Elmin are the best and most kind people we have met in Azerbaijan along with the vast knowledge bank they both carry. I'm gonna recommend my friends n family to these gentleman for sure.
Written September 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

bushlee
Stockport, UK16 contributions
Gobustan and Mud Volcano Tour with Seymur
Sep 2019
Had a brilliant tour with Seymur and Elman the Driver to the Unesco World Heritage site of Gobustan to see the Petroglyphs. Seymur was very informative and answered all our questions regarding this wonderful place of history.
Later we were taken to the Mud Volcanoes which took us on a bumpy road to find the many volcanoes bubbling away. It was a very windy day but so as not to disappoint Seymur got us there for us to view this fascinating event .
We were dropped back off at the hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our trip.
We would definitely recommend the trip.
Written September 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marie-Claire
Dubai, United Arab Emirates11 contributions
Gobustan National Park and Mud Volcanoes Tour
Aug 2019 • Couples
Had a thoroughly enjoyable day exploring the famous mud volcanoes and rock art in Gobustan, 45 mins outside Baku. We met our guide, Shahin, in a central location in Baku and from there were transported off to the location via private vehicle. Once we arrived close to our destination, we were whisked away to our first stop, the mud volcanoes, via local transport - a local driver with a Lada which was quite an experience! Shahin was extremely informative and entertaining and gave us an in depth tour of the rock art museum as well as a walking tour of the petroglyphs enscribed on the local mountains nearby as well as helping us collect mud from the bubbling volcanoes! I highly recommend this tour to travellers who wish to explore a little further out than Baku!
Written August 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Marie Claire, Thank your for such an excellent review! I appreciate your detailed description of your tour and hope to see you again in Baku! Best regards, Eltaj Muradli
Written August 25, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Julia F
14 contributions
Great trip!
Thanks to Seymur who was an excellent guide! What a fab day trip! We were picked up from our hotel at 10 and headed out of Baku past the oil fields as seen the James Bind film The World is Not Enough. Seymur gave us lots of interesting information and was happy to answer all our questions about the country.
After about an hour we turned on to a dirt track road up to the mud volcanoes. These are a fantastic natural feature we even saw some locals swimming in one of them!
We then went to get a doner for lunch in a local shop then I nwards to the Gobustan museum which was informative and gave context to the area we were in. We then visited the petroglyphs themselves and Seumur gave us lots of information about the history and the drawings.
It was great to get out of the city, I would recommend this tour.
Written July 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Julia, Thank you for your detailed review of Gobustan & Mud Volcanoes tour! It was a pleasure to have you with us and I hope you enjoyed your stay in Baku. Best regards, Eltaj Muradli
Written August 25, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

welshfan
Buckingham, UK122 contributions
Great guide amazing places
Jul 2019 • Couples
What a stunning natural feature the mud volcanoes are and what fascinating historical insight the petroglyphs provide to the area. Shahin proved to be a very knowledgable and highly informative guide to the three guests. We were met at the metro station by Shahin and his driver ( I’m so sorry I didn’t catch his name) and they proved to be a very entertaining duo. With water provided we drove though the city towards our destination with a commentary enabling us to pick out interesting and historical features.
At Gobustan we visited the museum which allowed us to understand everything in context. Then to the rocks and petroglyphs themselves. Some are obvious and easily identified others require a significant amount of imagination. Nevertheless the views from this position are wonderful.
The main deal however, after the cross country drive ( do not do this if you suffer with a bad back) is the mud volcanoes. A number of pinnacles at the mountain peak hold incredible bubbling mud pools. They are cold and we even saw one person immerse themselves into the mud. Shame they had no water to clean themselves. It is a strange and wonderful landscape. The lack of regulation means that there is some littering and it can get very busy. It’s a must to see however.
Written July 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BakuExplorer
Dear Robert Gregory, Thank you very much for such an impressive feedback! :) I am happy that our team made your trip memorable and comfortable. I hope to see you again in Baku and wish you to experience more of these great trips ahead! Best regards, Eltaj Muradli
Written July 30, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LargecatsUK
Alton, UK58 contributions
Fun Tour of some World Class Sites
Picked up by our friendly knowledgeable guide Seymur and driven out of town through amazing landscape to see the quirky natural mud volcanoes. Swapped to fun little Ladas to make the dirt track part of the drive. On to a really interesting museum in Gobustan about the history of the area and the petroglyphs. Finally to the outdoor museum to see the wonderful and ancient petroglyphs in situ. Who knew this ancient rock art even existed and what good company Seymur was in putting it all in context and answering our questions. So glad we took the time to make this trip
Written July 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear guest, Thank you for taking time to give us a positive feedback! It was pleasure to have you with us on a trip! I forwarded your review to Seymur. Best regards, Eltaj Muradli
Written July 30, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 24
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Baku Tours
mr_baku_travel
mr_baku_travel
00
Also Baku has uniqe history of oli and beauty
Enjoy Baku with @mr_baku_travel to discover art and food tourism of baku. Carpet art was one of strange an
A7673WGheatherp
A7673WGheatherp
00
Great Tour
My husband and I did a full day tour with Baku Tours. We had an excellent day and our guide had so much knowledge
TheLush101
TheLush101
00
Terrific Tour
We booked a tour through TripAdvisor and really hit the jackpot. We were picked up from our hotel and taken to the
davidcknights
davidcknights
00
Informative and interesting
We had 3 tours. Shahin and Seymur were our guides: Shahin for Ateshgah and Yanar Dag, and Seymur for Gobustan and
Mike H
Mike H
00
A great night out
Decided best way to see the nightlife was to book this tour ,I was not disappointed. Shahin my guide was an excel
elisaz2000
elisaz2000
00
Great overview
We had an excellent informative tour with many little quirky details about the country! A great start into a stay i
Chris V
Chris V
00
Nice and interesting
The driver and his companion dropped us at the two sites and left us with local good English speaking guides
Nick101101
Nick101101
00
Great Tour with Shahin
I took an Old City Tour with Shahin. We started at one end of the Old City and methodically worked our way across.
MajaPetrusevska
MajaPetrusevska
00
Walking tour Baku
The best way to get to know the city is to take the walking tour in Baku. I was lucky to have Seymur as a guide - y
simstarsandhu
simstarsandhu
00
Great choice at great price
I landed in Baku without a plan and these guys saved my entire trip. I booked two tours - one for Yanardag and the
evekelner
evekelner
00
Very good tour
Seymour is a nice young man with good knowledge and has good listening ability. Tour took place partly in the old
kurienjerry
kurienjerry
00
Embracing the local Culture through a local
A great way to see and understand the culture, architecture and essence of the city. Our extremely passionate and e
Travelanna0810
Travelanna0810
00
Lovely free walking tour
Seymur is an awesome guide! He explained us everything in detail and showed us all nice places of Baku! I definitel
V5369XWchrism
V5369XWchrism
00
great night out and great way to say goodbye to baku
booked this tour as I had a short layover in baku and very glad that i did, was met by the guide vusal on time at t
LoveTravel177669
LoveTravel177669
00
Gobustan National Park & Mud Volcanos
Gobustan National Park and Mud Volcano Review Many thanks to Seymour who was an excellent guide as was our driver E
Frequently Asked Questions about Ultimate Gobustan National Park and Mud Volcanoes Tour


Ultimate Gobustan National Park and Mud Volcanoes Tour price starts from $72.00. Discover and book Ultimate Gobustan National Park and Mud Volcanoes Tour on Tripadvisor

Ultimate Gobustan National Park and Mud Volcanoes Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Ultimate Gobustan National Park and Mud Volcanoes Tour on Tripadvisor

Ultimate Gobustan National Park and Mud Volcanoes Tour is hosted by Baku Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Baku Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Ultimate Gobustan National Park and Mud Volcanoes Tour on Tripadvisor