Meeting with local guide and departure to South Azerbaijan – Lenkeran. On the road transfer to Gobustan open-air museum. Gobustan is an open-air museum lettered with Neolithic rock drawings. Just 65 km south from Baku, Govustan has come some 4000 inscriptions that go back 12.000 years (with 200 year old Latin graffiti to boot).
The well-preserved sketches display ancient populations travelling on reed boats, men hunt antelope and wild bulls, wome dance. Famous Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl returned many times to Azerbaijan between 1961 and his death in 2002 to study the site, which he argued to be evidence that modern-day Scandinavians migrated north through the Caucasus in prehistoric times. He found similarities in the drawing to those found in Scandinavia, particularly some in Alta, Norway. According to Iceland Sagas, written in the 13th Century, the Norse God Odin (Wotan) migrated from the Caucasus in the first century AD. After that you will also have a chance to visit quite a unique site where 300 of the planet’s estimated 700 mud volcanoes sit Gobustan, Azerbaijan and the Caspian Sea. Many geologists as well as locals and international mud tourists trek to such places as the Firuz Crater, Gobustan, Salyan and end up happily covered in mud which is thought to have medicinal qualities. In 2001 one mud volcano 15 km from Baku made world headlines when it suddenly started spewing flames 15 meters high.
Transfer to Lenkaran City.
Check in at hotel.
Transfer to local restaurant.
Special organized for you, local meals.
Transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Lenkaran.