ANCIENT DANCERS of GOBUSTAN & MUD VOLCANOS from the GUINNESS BOOK
Duration: 4 hours
Pick-up time: 10:00 am
Pick-up / drop-off point: from your hotel in Baku
Places to visit: Gobustan National Historical-ArtisticPreserve (UNESCO heritage), Gobustan interactive Museum, visiting Rock Petroglyph Site, Mud Volcanos, Bibi-Heybat Mosque
- Have you ever seen where the first civilization started? Seek no more, because Gobustan Historical-Artistic Preserve is exactly what you need! Included in the UNESCO heritage list, being one of the first centers of human civilization, Gobustan located barely 1 hour drive from Baku. Ancient images on the walls and caves, rocks and boulders: their story covers the Upper Paleolithic period until the Middle Ages. There are remains of the great prehistoric cromlech (a circular composition of vertical stones, Azerbaijani analogue of Stonehenge. There are approximately 6000 drawings in Gobustan – petroglyphs describing people and animals. Visiting Gobustan State Historical-Artistic Museum equipped with innovative technology, touch screens provided with special multimedia programs, educational and entertaining games, interactive displays, 3D video and others.
- Visiting Mud Volcanos. Azerbaijan is the first in the world by the number of mud volcanoes. 350 out of 800 mud volcanoes in the world are located here! The mud volcanoes of Azerbaijan occupied the 5th place in the international contest of “Seven natural Wonders”, and on September 15, 2004 the largest mud volcano of the world located in Azerbaijan was registered in the Guinness Book of Records. (this place can not be visited during bad weather)
- Visiting Bibi Heybat Mosque. Built in the 13th century by Shirvanshah Farrukhzad II Ibn Ahsitan II, which was completely destroyed by the Bolsheviks in 1936 and restored later in the end of the 20th century. The Bibi-Heybat Mosque includes the shrine 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.
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.