Explore Azerbaijan Virtually with Dennis Bunnik

  • Bunnik Tours
  • 17 May 24

Welcome to Azerbaijan, a land of contrasts where the past and present blend to create a fascinating destination for travellers. Join us on a virtual journey of Azerbaijan as we explore the iconic landmarks of this breathtaking region.

Baku, Azerbaijan by Dennis Bunnik

Baku, Azerbaijan by Dennis Bunnik

Watch the YouTube video or read on for an idea of what to expect when travelling to Azerbaijan.




About Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is divided partially between Eastern Europe and Western Asia. With a population of approximately 10 million people, Azerbaijan boasts a unique blend of ancient traditions and modern developments. Azerbaijan is characterised by its diverse geography, which includes rugged mountains, lush forests, and coastal plains along the Caspian Sea. The country experiences a varied climate, with hot summers and cold winters in the lowland regions, while the mountainous areas are cooler year-round.


Dennis Bunnik’s Virtual Journey of Azerbaijan


What language is spoken in Azerbaijan?

The official language of Azerbaijan is Azerbaijani, a Turkic language widely spoken throughout the country. Russian and English are also commonly understood, especially in urban areas and tourist destinations.


Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan


Baku, a thriving cosmopolitan city nestled on the shores of the Caspian Sea, boasts a skyline punctuated by famed towers that echo its rich history and architectural grandeur. Baku is the capital city and serves as the economic and cultural hub of Azerbaijan, attracting business travellers and tourists alike.

From the iconic Flame Towers to the historic Maiden Tower, each structure tells a story of Azerbaijan's past and present. Explore the incredible architecture and vibrant energy of Baku, where every corner feels like a journey through time.


Maiden Tower: A Bird's Eye View

Climb approximately 150 steps to the top of the Maiden Tower and be rewarded with panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see. The effort is worthwhile as you soak in breathtaking vistas of Baku's skyline and the sparkling Caspian Sea below. Discover the legend of the Maiden Tower and witness the beauty of Baku from a whole new perspective.

Maiden Tower, Baku by Dennis Bunnik

A virtual tour of Azerbaijan: Maiden Tower, Baku


Seaside Promenade

Caspian Waterfront Mall on Boulevard on the shore of the Caspian sea in Baku, Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan by Dennis Bunnik

As the sun sets over Baku, take a stroll along the seaside promenade and immerse yourself in the atmosphere. Feel the sea breeze as you wander past charming cafes, bustling markets, and lively street performers. Experience the magic of Baku's waterfront as it comes alive with colour and energy against the backdrop of the Caspian Sea.


Landscapes beyond the city

Venture outside the busy streets of Baku and discover the natural wonders of Azerbaijan, from bubbling mud volcanoes to ancient rock carvings dating back to 15,000 BC.


Azerbaijan mud volcanoes

A virtual tour of Azerbaijan, Gobustan Reserve mud volcanoes
Gobustan National Park, Azerbaijan by AdobeStock

Located a 1.5-hour drive from Baku, the mud volcanoes at Dashgil near the Gobustan Reserve are the most popular to visit. Azerbaijan has the most mud volcanoes of any country, spread broadly across the country, and 350 of the 700 volcanoes of the world are in the Azerbaijani Republic! Local people call them “yanardagh”, “pilpila”, “gaynacha” and “bozdag”.


Azerbaijan ancient rock carvings

Gobustan rock art cultural landscape covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with more than 6,000 rock engravings. The site also features the remains of inhabited caves, settlements and burials, all reflecting an intensive human use by the area's inhabitants during the wet period that followed the last Ice Age, from the Upper Paleolithic to the Middle Ages. The site, which covers an area of 537 ha, is part of the larger protected Gobustan Reservation.


Culinary Delights in the Caucasus Mountains

lavash bread in Baku, Azerbaijan

Welcome dinner in Baku, Azerbaijan on our Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan tour
Welcome dinner dishes in Baku, Azerbaijan by Dennis Bunnik

Head westwards towards the majestic Caucasus Mountains and indulge in a great foodie experience - the flavours of Azerbaijani cuisine. Savour the taste of freshly baked bread, with cheese and herbs, a staple of Azerbaijani dining. Tandir bread and lavash, which is prepared on a saj (iron plate) are the most commonly baked types of bread. Tandir is famous for its taste and smell and has a particular method of preparation in many regions of Azerbaijan.


Traditional Azerbaijani Dance

Traditional Azerbaijani dance in BakuBaku, Azerbaijan by Dennis Bunnik

No visit to Azerbaijan is complete without experiencing the vibrant rhythms of traditional Azerbaijani dance. This is performed in restaurants and many public places around the region. The dances express the Azerbaijani people's past, present, and national traditions.


Tours to Azerbaijan

As a tourist destination, Azerbaijan offers a wide range of attractions and activities for travellers to enjoy. From exploring ancient UNESCO World Heritage Sites to hiking in the scenic mountains, there's something for everyone in Azerbaijan. The country is also known for its warm hospitality, with locals welcoming guests with open arms and sharing their unique traditions and customs.

Flights to Azerbaijan are organised for you with Bunnik Tours, we want you to have a completely stress-free holiday experience. That’s why we include airfares on a range of our small group tours, using only reputable carriers. We include return flights from Australia on our classic international tours, including all internal flights.


Travelling Solo

Single travellers are welcome on all our tours and many make lifelong friendships with fellow travellers on our small group tours. Joining our small group tours allows you to explore some of the world’s best locations in the comfort of a small group with like-minded people.

Find out more about Bunnik Tours small group tours to Azerbaijan.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the must-visit attractions in Azerbaijan?

Some of the must-visit attractions in Azerbaijan include Baku's famed towers, the Maiden Tower, the seaside promenade, and the mud volcanoes and ancient rock carvings.


What is Azerbaijani cuisine known for?

Azerbaijani cuisine is known for its rich flavours and diverse ingredients. Staples include dishes like kebabs, pilaf, and various breads, often accompanied by herbs, spices, and dairy products.


Is Azerbaijan a safe destination for travellers?

Yes, Azerbaijan is considered a safe destination for travellers. The country has undergone rapid development in recent years, with investments made in tourism infrastructure attracting both business travellers and tourists.


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