If you are in Azerbaijan but never visited Gobustan Petroglyphs, you missed a lot. It is arguably, the most important historical site in Azerbaijan containing very important elements of ancient lifestyle of stone age human beings..
Our excursion to Gobustan Petroglyphs will cover Bibiheybat Mosque, Gobustan museum, Stone Age Petroglyphs and caves. Our guide and professional driver will assist you during the whole excursion. The tour will last about 4 hours with a flexible start time. However, considering the distance from Baku and working hours of the museum, we strongly advice to start the tour before 14:00 pm.
Gobustan is located on the south-east of the Great Caucasian Mountains about 60 km far south of Baku. It is a semi-desert region with numerous gullies and ravines. The meaning of Gobustan in local language means “ravine land”. Caves and rock outcroppings surround the region. Settled since the Stone Age, the area is one of the main and most ancient museums of rock engravings (petroglyphs) in the world. The most ancient petroglyphs identified here are considered as belonging to the 10-8th century BC. However, it is assumed that humans populated this area even earlier and Gobustan was one of the cradles of civilisations.
The local museum is newly renovated as has all features that tourists may ask. The museum staff is doing amazing job in preservation of the site while keeping it open to visitors. Whole site is UNESCO World Heritage List.
Highlights of the tour:
- Fully private tour with flexible starting time
- Pick up and drop off service
- Bibiheybat mosque
- Gobustan rock paintings and Gobustan museum
- Private transport and multilingual guide throughout the tour
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