Mud Volcanoes
Mud Volcanoes
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  • Douglas G
    Overijse, Belgium24 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Watch out at the mud volcanos
    Interesting place but be careful. Don't wonder too close if you are not sure about the ground you are standing on. Ask your tour guide. I saw a couple from antlers tour fall in the mud hole with camera and everything! What a way to ruin your vacation. Other than that, it is worth exploring.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 June 2023
  • omegon
    Bangkok, Thailand214 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Can drive there yourself. No need for a guide.
    We came here in July 2023 and the road leading to the mud volcanoes have fully been paved, so you no longer need to hire a driver in the area, although they will still come to you and say that you need them, this is not true. The drive there is straight forward and easy and no need for an SUV. It is a 20 km drive which ends at the construction site, very straight forward with occasional signs telling you how long you have left and a marker for every kilometer. Essentially you drive to see those mud volcanoes that’s it but it is a real cool natural wonder. I imagine it can be very muddy during or after a rain, but we were fortunate to go there in hot and dry weather.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Riathefudie
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mud Volcanoes - Very unique
    A unique experience it was to see mud spewing out from the earth. Later I researched and found some interesting facts about mud volcanoes. The mud volcano activity is 25000 years old and 350 mud volcanoes out of 700 are found in Azerbaijan. The process I saw in Gobustan National Park Museum. It is all due to compactional stress, I have shared videos with many such interesting facts in my story on Instagram under Riathefudie. It is a must see place and if possible do try the mud bath. I have heard it has many health benefits. We didn’t have much time so couldn’t experience it.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 January 2024
  • BuRaiR
    Muscat Governorate, Oman2,183 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very New and unique experience.
    There is more than one mud volcano around Azerbaijan in general and especially in the Gobustan region. This place is located south of Baku about one hour. The road is not paved to the Mud Volcano and is bumpy. Not easy for regular sedans. We paid 15 manat for a Mitsubishi Pajero (initial price was 20) for 15-20 minutes trip. We also couldn't stay long (15-20 minutes max, I feel 30 minutes is good) as the driver was asking us to come back. So it is better to agree with the driver before choosing him. Very New and unique experience to me. A must do. Note: I have seen another sign for Mud Volcano from the Rock Art Museum showing 20 KM and from what i read in other reviews looks like this one is full paved road and you dont need a taxi.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 April 2024
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nrm6
Sydney, Australia31 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Arrived to a sea of litter everywhere - paths, volcanoes and mud lake. Clearly it was an accumulation over many months.
Given the money spent by tourists for transportation to the site, it's disgraceful that the local authorities haven't initiated regular cleanups.
Only place we visited in Azerbaijan in this appalling condition.
Written 17 May 2024
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BuRaiR
Muscat Governorate, Oman2,183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
There is more than one mud volcano around Azerbaijan in general and especially in the Gobustan region. This place is located south of Baku about one hour. The road is not paved to the Mud Volcano and is bumpy. Not easy for regular sedans. We paid 15 manat for a Mitsubishi Pajero (initial price was 20) for 15-20 minutes trip. We also couldn't stay long (15-20 minutes max, I feel 30 minutes is good) as the driver was asking us to come back. So it is better to agree with the driver before choosing him. Very New and unique experience to me. A must do.

Note: I have seen another sign for Mud Volcano from the Rock Art Museum showing 20 KM and from what i read in other reviews looks like this one is full paved road and you dont need a taxi.
Written 19 April 2024
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I would give 5 starts only for the nature and the ride there. The area is beautiful, however I need to mention that the drivers in our case threw the plastic covers for the shoes in the nature. If we knew we would have collected the plastic covers ourselves. It seems like a systematic problem, since everyone is doing the same. Maybe the companies that organize the tours can come up with a simple solution and not allow anyone to throw garbage around. We are the visitors, we need to take care of these beautiful parts of the world.
Written 31 March 2024
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mrc282
World8,489 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
all in all, this visit is a nothingburger if you have been to rotorua, yellowstone etc. so i cant give it a 5 star review.

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the road to here is not paved and can be considered off road, somewhat. i feel comfortable driving 2wd sedan up until 3km away in March, then after that, it is dicey, plus there is an uphill segment. it is raining every night in baku while i was there, so the road is muddy and easy to get stuck. i didnt go further beyond.
so the remaining option is to hike in mud or go back to the taxi drivers by the road and ask for help (and be prepared to be gouged). guess which one i chose. not all taxi drivers drive Lada Niva or have 4x4 vehicle, but at least if stuck, it is their car stuck and not yours. having said that, if you come with 4x4 and high clearance, you should make it without problems in March.
in summer / dry season, 2wd sedan can make it all the way there if the road is graded.

40.18546, 49.23660
the road to here is paved as far as i can predict. the police, taxi drivers, and ticket sellers at the museum all claim this location is closed when i visited in March
Written 14 March 2024
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Riathefudie
Dubai, United Arab Emirates29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
A unique experience it was to see mud spewing out from the earth. Later I researched and found some interesting facts about mud volcanoes. The mud volcano activity is 25000 years old and 350 mud volcanoes out of 700 are found in Azerbaijan. The process I saw in Gobustan National Park Museum. It is all due to compactional stress, I have shared videos with many such interesting facts in my story on Instagram under Riathefudie. It is a must see place and if possible do try the mud bath. I have heard it has many health benefits. We didn’t have much time so couldn’t experience it.
Written 7 January 2024
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omegon
Bangkok, Thailand214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We came here in July 2023 and the road leading to the mud volcanoes have fully been paved, so you no longer need to hire a driver in the area, although they will still come to you and say that you need them, this is not true. The drive there is straight forward and easy and no need for an SUV.

It is a 20 km drive which ends at the construction site, very straight forward with occasional signs telling you how long you have left and a marker for every kilometer.

Essentially you drive to see those mud volcanoes that’s it but it is a real cool natural wonder.

I imagine it can be very muddy during or after a rain, but we were fortunate to go there in hot and dry weather.
Written 30 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Douglas G
Overijse, Belgium24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Interesting place but be careful. Don't wonder too close if you are not sure about the ground you are standing on. Ask your tour guide. I saw a couple from antlers tour fall in the mud hole with camera and everything! What a way to ruin your vacation. Other than that, it is worth exploring.
Written 17 June 2023
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Stephen L
Cambridge, UK504 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
As others have said it's a 15 min taxi from the main road in a car more suited to the poor road. It was really windy when I visited and climb the mini volcanoes with care.
Written 28 September 2022
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Maree R
Christchurch, New Zealand1,185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The drive in was an experience, we were in a Lada taxi that our guide had organized. It was fast and bumpy, I was happy with my sports bra. We arrived at the mud volcanoes on one of the windiest days our guide had been there, it was blowing a gale which meant we ended up with mud splatters over us. Wear shoes with decent soles, I had shoes in my bag but decided it didnt look to mucky so went up in my jandels and it was fine until I slipped coming down on some damp mud. Didnt get hurt and the mud on me dried reasonably fast. Well worth the visit when in Baku.
Written 5 September 2022
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OnwardTraveller
Southampton, UK1,198 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We did this after the rock carvings self-driving in a small Kia rental car. Lots of grief saying we needed to transfer to a Lada taxi as the road was not driveable in a small car. Utter nonsense! Just take care. Fascinating site with bubbling mud and gas you can set light to. Well worth a visit.
Written 6 July 2022
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