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Mud Volcanoes & Gobustan Group Tour provided by TES Tour

Mud Volcanoes & Gobustan Group Tour

Mud Volcanoes & Gobustan Group Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3–4 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3–4 hours
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    15
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Russian, English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Russian, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Admission fee of Gobustan National Park (10 AZN)
  • Entry/Admission - Gobustan Rock Art
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all hotels. The guests who stays in an apartment in Baku can contact us and mention their address, and our team will give the exact pickup time from the address.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Admission fee of Gobustan National Park (10 AZN)
  • Entry/Admission - Gobustan Rock Art
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all hotels. The guests who stays in an apartment in Baku can contact us and mention their address, and our team will give the exact pickup time from the address.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    TES Tour
    Stop: 1 minute
    See details
    Pass by
    Maiden Tower
    National Flag Square
    Bibi-Heybat Mosque
  • 2
    Mud Volcanoes
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Gobustan Rock Art
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Abdulla Shaig Azerbaijan State Puppet Theatre
    Stop: 1 minute
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
22 reviews
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Şanlı B
1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Solo
Super nice guide he tells everything about Baki and the places we have been. I have seen the beautifull great places of azerbaycan, Qobustan, Mudvolcanos, delicious restaurant of locale food, atesqah, yanardag and Haydar Aliyev centre. I enjoyed it and recommend it to do this tour .
Written 15 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lene
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
You shouldn’t miss this tour. You will see best sights and historical landmarks in Baku. Our tour guide Samir made it even more enjoyable. He was very knowledgeable and funny. Book your tour with TES tour. Highly recommended!
Written 25 December 2021
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Archb011
5 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
We booked with Testours to Gobustan, Mud Volcanos, Yaner Dag and Ateshgah. This price was equal if not better than any other tour company. This was a full day tour and worth it. I was pleasantly surprised that this tour included a lovely and knowledgable guide. He was very good at making sure we saw everything we needed, but to make sure we were on time (since we had so much to cover). I requested to stop at the mosque just out of Baku, and he accomodated without hesitation, and even took us to a beach area by the Caspian sea. The restaurant we did lunch in was not great, but cheap. Everything that Tes organized was fantastic, and is a must do if you visit Baku.
Written 25 October 2019
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bradwago
Dallas, TX64 contributions
Oct 2019
I used this tour to fill the time between my early morning airport arrival and the time my hotel would let me in my room. It was a good use of time to see a couple of "must see" locations near Baku without stress. The tour operator seemed very well organized and efficient, and I would use them in the future. On the other hand, I'm not clear why these are "must see" attractions. Just kind of "meh".
Written 23 October 2019
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Moderato_burrito
6 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
After a second tour with TES today I feel compelled to write a review. I prefer not to write negative reviews and was willing to overlook the poor aspects of our first tour to Sheki but after a second negative experience, I feel something should be said. I’ll try be brief.

Tour 1: to Sheki (and a few spots along the way)

- The driver’s behaviour was poor, including using his phone while driving (eyes off the road), drifting between lanes, flipping the lights off and on at night for his own amusement.
- The guide hardly spoke to the group on the journey out of his own motivation. No recap of the itinerary. Almost no history and information about the places we visited from him. Almost everything he said was a response to a direct question.
Poor management of the itinerary, leaving us to wait to eat lunch until 4pm (all of us having eaten breakfast before 8am).

On the positive side, the tour started on time, we saw the sights on the list and got back to Baku. Isn’t that the bare minimum though?

Tour 2: Gobustan and the mud volcanoes

- We asked for a tour of Gobustan and the mud volcanoes only but were put on a longer tour that would go to the Persian Fire Temple and Yanar Dağ on the other side of Baku as well. We had it made it clear that we had seen the latter already and TES had been clear that they do offer a tour only to Gobustan and the mud volcanoes. No problem so far.
- After having visited the mud volcanoes after Gobustan, our guide explained that we had two options for splitting off from the group and getting back to Baku. We could 1.) get in a car with a driver and a private client from TES that was heading back to Baku, after going to Gobustan which we had already been to or 2.) we could get a cab (presumably at our own expense) from the mud volcanoes or nearby.
None of this was discussed with us upfront! The whole point of us wanting to do only - - --- Gobustan (just once) and the mud volcanoes was out of respect for limited time on our holiday. If TES could not offer what we’d asked for they should have been clear about that. Pre-arranged, planned out travel logistics are the basics of any tour, so customers don’t have to worry about any of that, as opposed to finding out later that accommodating your requirements involves a time-wasting workaround for transport with the alternative that we can organise a cab.

It is fair to say that our second tour was not meritless. The driver drove well. The guide was engaging and informative otherwise. You might take the same tour with TES but just get them to be very clear on logistics.

Fortunately there are many tour companies to choose from in Baku and we’ll be giving another company a go for our next trip outside Baku. TES also seem to have many good reviews, so our experience was quite surprising. Still, two tours with them that we took back-to-back were markedly poor in some way that a tour company could easily make better.
Written 27 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear guest, Thank You for your critical review, we are very upset on "failing" to satisfy You with our service. But You copy-pasted the same review in our google page as well, and it really doesn't look like an honest review to rely on. We would like to give some explanations. The reason of our reply is not an answer to You, but to clarify it for our readers: Sheki Tour: It is obvious that You didn't like the driver's behaviors. We are going to strengthen the discipline of the driver. Please be sure that flipping the lights on/off has a meaning in Azerbaijan traffic and it is not for amusement :) Your words about the driver is most likely an ethnocentric approach. It is a long drive to Sheki, and with stop-points at the sights You get to Sheki lately. That is why we don't recommend our guests to go to Sheki for one-day tour. Mud Volcanoes & Gobustan Tour: - The 1st option should satisfy You, as we offered You a transportation to city center with another TES tour car. The private client pays for a service which is 100% private, so it was not a private client as You mentioned. You are so self-confident on your predictions, and it is really misleading! - 2nd option: To go by taxi to city center. Pickup from hotel / drop-off to hotel is included to the tour price, so we never let our customers pay extra for transportation. You really misunderstood it again. How can we risk our prestige because of 3-5 dollars? Are You serious? Normally, at the end of this tour, the guests leave the group in the front of Puppet Theater area in Baku, but because of Formula 1 races, there are limitations on the roads, and You know this situation. So in Formula 1 period we expect from our guests some understanding, and accept our offer to go back to hotel with the taxi service which is paid by TES Tour of course (but not by guest) ! As You mentioned, "Fortunately there are many tour companies to choose from in Baku" - If You were not happy with the 1st tour, then we wonder why You chose us again. You should call us and inform about your dissatisfaction, and we would apologize and make You 100% payback. So You could use those "many tour companies to choose from in Baku" and not ruin your holiday more! All in all, we consider your review as a provoking and misleading review, which is not showing the truth! Kind regards.
Written 28 April 2019
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Abhijith S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates15 contributions
Mar 2022
One of the best tours in the city with the most reasonable prices. The tour guide and the team was amazing. Perfect experience to learn a lot about the culture, the place and the region. Highly recommend
Written 28 March 2022
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Beingfeisty
Mumbai, India225 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
We walked in to Tes Tours office to book this tour. It was a small group tour with people from various countries. Our guide was a well experienced man who kept the entire group engaged with interesting facts about Azerbaijan, history and the places we visited. He had a great sense of humour and was indeed very informative. The tour was safe, relaxed and gave ample free time as well at each spot. Highly recommend.
Written 28 October 2019
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David T
3 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
One of the worst tour companies in Baku u pay to see nothing the tour guy very inpatient smoke right in front of you one of the destinations was closed the bus broke down unprofessional is like you pay to drive for 7 hours not recommended at all
Written 8 September 2019
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Dear David, Greetings from TES Tour Baku. We really apologize for the situation happened. Please contact us asap, and we are going to refund You 100%. Additionally, as a compensation, we would like to invite You to one of our any tours You wish. The issue with the transportation was the 1st time this year, and we wouldn't like such situation to happen. We made You wait about 1 hour, because You were out of Baku City. We deeply apologize and look forward to hearing from You. Kind regards, Emil H. TES team
Written 9 September 2019
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Waleed
3 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
This was our 2nd trip with TES Tours and it only got better than the 1st one. Starting off with a hotel pick up where the guide named Rowshan was waiting in our lobby 5 minutes before scheduled time. He welcomed us with a big smile. Throughout the trip he was communicating with the group and was very informative about everything related to the trip.
The best part of him was lending us a hand, since we were a family with one baby, literally carrying the baby stroller in Gobustan National Park since the walking track was not stroller-friendly. This gesture indeed was the best one I've ever seen.
Then in the fire temple when we wanted to have a look inside the rooms, he took the baby and played with him so we could go into the rooms and take pictures. I apologized for bothering him, to which he responded "I too have children and he makes me miss them so it's totally fine".

All in all a perfect trip with so much information and exciting stories. The food was average for me, since everybody has its own tase and probably that wasn't mine,but i did see a lot of people enjoying it too so I don't cut marks for that.
The TES tours management was throughout in touch about the pickup timings and other stuff.

Great exprerience lived and great memories captured. Thanks TES Tours :)
Written 18 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Adnan37
1 contribution
Guide (sameer)! was very good and have the knowledge . Driver was little fast . Car was also old. Goooooooooood luckkkkk
Written 26 March 2022
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colleen y
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Great walking tour
Very informative and fun walking tour with our guide Alex. We enjoyed listening to Old Baku's interesting history &
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Good
V good experience overall, it was Baku city Day tour, the guide was really nice and knowledgeable. TripAdvisor, en
Ottawa10
Ottawa10
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Not all sights were included….
Flexible guide, added an extra stop or two. Didn’t see anything in Samakhi and didn’t visit the museum or the mosq
gatx13
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One of the most beautiful museums in the world!
OMG, OMG, OMG. This museum is still absolutely stunning and gorgeous it’s hard to believe it’s real inside. It look
bobrobart
bobrobart
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A day trip to Sheki
Friendly staff and good value for the money. While our van had an issue on the way to our destination, it was quick
TomMullens
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Not to be missed
This was the best tour I did in Baku. The scenery was incredible and a unique experience going to the most remote p
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Guba Xinaliq tour....simply AMAAAZZINGG!!
Alex our tour guide is an amazingly cheerful and knowledgeable tour guide....it was a brilliant tour to the lovely
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The Best Tour!
They are very organized and the tour guide was amazing. They bring us to amazing places, this tour is highly recomm
rjg1117
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Good value for the money and you'll enjoy!
The tour brought us to places outside Baku: To the oldest mosque, to a nice stop over at Gabelove, to the Nohur Lak
bagosizoli
bagosizoli
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Baku Day Trip with TES Tour - recommended
We have been in Baku in April 2022. On Baku Day Trip, ( which included Mud Volcanoes, Gobustan, Ateshgah Fire Templ
Nada K
Nada K
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Outstanding experience!
Unforgettable tour! As a female solo traveler, I have never felt safer. Don’t think twice about going to Gabala i
Lisboa1960
Lisboa1960
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Mud volcanoes and Fire Mountain plus Haidar Alliev Center
Lovely places, warm people, excellent driver and a knowledgeable guide. Ah, and perfect weather, plus some weddings
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Highly recommended tour
These places should not be missed when visiting Baku. Elmar made the tour more meaningful with his English speakin
leeon092
leeon092
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The best tour experience you ever wished for
First of all I really want to express my gratitute towards our guide Elmur. Thank you so much for driving all day t
amiraali141
amiraali141
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Superb tour with an excellent tour guide named Gulshan.
This tour was great for many reasons. First and foremost our guide Gulshan is an honest, genuine, knowledgeable and
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