This tour immaculately
pairs a few hours of relaxed Baku sightseeing with an exciting trip out to
Gobustan’s legendary Petroglyph-strewn open-air museum and awe-inspiring mud
volcanoes. So set out with your own English speaking guide to discover the
region’s astonishing mix of most remarkable modern attractions, ancient ruins
and extraordinarily charming natural landscape.
To start off the tour,
hop on a clean, comfortable vehicle right from your hotel or agreed location in
Baku. This will drive you towards the city’s historic centre in Icheri Sheher
(Old City). Dubbed as Baku’s Acropolis, this UNESCO World Heritage Site holds
some intriguing remnants from the region’s historic past. You can check out its
many classic gems including Maiden Tower, Shirvanshah Palace, and the
one-of-its-kind Miniature Books Museum, among others. After this, follow your
guide to discover the city’s most vibrant sights.
Make a stop at the
Highland Park; look out for the most stunning views over the city from this
refreshing spot. You’ll further tour Flame Tower which well lives up to its
name (thanks to its flame-like architecture), and then continue to the
100-year-old Baku National Boulevard, Fountains Square etc. Also, glance at some
of the city’s most futuristic structures as you pass by Heydar Aliyev Center
and Carpet Museum.
For the next part of
your tour, depart Baku and head to Gobustan National Park. Take time to admire the
park’s sandstone kind of caves and rocks adorned with over 6000 petroglyphs,
dating from Paleolithic to Middle Ages. Step into the Petroglyph Museum which
showcases the region’s fascinating primitive art scene and culture through its interactive
displays. Before you drive back to Baku, you’ll visit Gobustan’s mineral-infused
mud volcanoes; contrary to its name, this natural phenomenon doesn’t erupt or
contain any lava and is absolutely cool and safe to touch.