Join an English
speaking guide on this excursion to discover Gobustan’s awe-inspiring rock art
sites and natural surroundings with mud volcanoes. So get ready to uncover the lives
of the region’s ancient inhabitants through the remnants they left behind, from
pre-historic caves, settlements, and burial grounds to the stunning petroglyphs
and enigmatic musical stone.
Starting with a pick up
from your Baku location, this tour will directly lead you to Gobustan State
Reserve, also called Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape. This UNESCO-listed attraction
is nothing short of an open-air museum with over 6,000 paintings and carvings
etched into the sandstone kind of caves and rocks dotted all over the reserve.
Dating back to 40,000 plus years, this rock art is thought to have been created
during the periods from Paleolithic till Middle Ages.
Glance into the early ancestors’
way of life as you closely observe the well-preserved carvings highlighting
those days’ rituals, boat rowing, animals, battle and hunting scenes, and more.
Later, walk into Gobustan 3D Museum; it lets you travel through time with its 12
rooms featuring some interesting exhibits related to Gobustan’s archeological
findings and natural environment. And one of the must-experiences here is its
3D cinema hall.
Finally, we’ll set you
out to experience the region’s mud volcanoes. A travel through the untamed
terrain will get you to this breathtaking phenomenon, about 20 minutes away
from the museum. You’ll find them mostly in the form of craters filled with some
liquidy sort of black material. But don’t go after its bubbling surface; it’s absolutely
cool to touch and even infused with medicinal properties.