Private sightseeing tour Introduction:
It is an excursion to Gobustan National Park and Museum, about 40 miles (64 km) southwest of the centre of Baku on the west bank of the Caspian Sea, to see the ancient petroglyphs. Gobustan is assumed one of the cradles of civilization, as ancient petroglyphs have been identified as belonging to the 12-8th century B.C.
In 2007 Gobustan was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site considered to be of "outstanding universal value" for its rock art engravings, collection of rock art images presents for hunting, fauna, flora and lifestyles in pre-historic times and for the cultural continuity between prehistoric and medieval times.
In addition to the Gobustan, we will also visit en route active (bubbling) mud volcano site. On the way back we can tour Bibi Heybet Mosque, a recreation of the mosque with the same name built in the 13th century but completely destroyed by the Bolsheviks in 1936.
Total driving distance is about 120km (to and from Gobustan), approximately 2 hours driving time. Itinerary:
1. Gobustan Petroglyphs Museum
2. Gobustan rock engravings (carvings)
3. Mud Volcano
4. Bibi Heybet Mosque
Note: Mud volcanoes are recommended in dry days, when it does not rain.
Transport, guide and tickets
Snacks, lunch and drinks