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About Azerbaijan (AZ)


The former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan (AZ) is situated on the western shores of the Caspian Sea, bordering Russia, Georgia, and Armenia, in extreme Eastern Europe or far Western Asia, depending on your viewpoint.

Azerbaijan is the largest of the Caucasus countries, with widely variable climate, and also with much of the country enjoying temperate weather year-round. Its terrain ranges from mountains to the north, and lowland forests everywhere else.

Despite a number of natural and cultural attractions, Azerbaijan is not considered a tourist destination by any stretch of the imagination, largely due to its political and social situation.

The country’s economy is almost entirely based on natural resource exploration and extraction, together with manufacturing and shipping. Culturally, Azerbaijan is equally defined by Russian and Turkish influences. Despite the country’s problems, the majority of its citzens enjoy a high standard of living, based at least in part on improvements to its infrastructure.

  Getting around

The former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan (AZ) is situated on the western shores of the Caspian Sea, bordering Russia, Georgia, and Armenia, in extreme Eastern Europe or far Western Asia, depending on your viewpoint. Azerbaijan is the largest of the Caucasus countries, with widely variable climate, with much of the country enjoying temperate weather year-round.

Its terrain ranges from mountains to the north, and lowland forests everywhere else. Despite a number of natural and cultural attractions, Azerbaijan is not considered a tourist destination by any stretch of the imagination, largely due to its political and social situation imposed by a kleptocratic ruling family.

The country’s economy is almost entirely based on natural resource exploration and extraction, together with manufacturing and shipping. Culturally, Azerbaijan is equally defined by Russian and Turkish influences.

Despite the country’s problems, the majority of its citzens enjoy a high standard of living, based at least in part on improvements to its infrastructure.

Roads are generally in good shape so renting a car in Azerbaijan is will provide flexibility and an opportunity to experience places more thoroughly. Also you do not have to rely on only Baku Airport for pick up, as other destinations such as Ganja, Lankaran, and Qabala all have rental cars from their airports.

  Choosing your car

Cheap car rentals in Azerbaijan are furnished by Europcar, Sixt, National, Enterprise, Avis, Hertz, and Budget. Choose from economy cars, sedans, SUVs, estate wagons, and 7-12 seater minivans for groups or families.

  Tips and advice for renting a car in Azerbaijan

1

Inform the supplier if you plan to take your Azerbaijan car rental out of the country. They’ll have a current list of restrictions and regulations.

2

You must be 23 years or older to rent a car in Azerbaijan.

3

Azerbaijan car hires include limited mileage, typically 750 kilometers for the duration of the rental period.

4

Although your Azerbaijan car rental will include some amount of insurance, it’s highly recommended to have the most comprehensive coverage that covers the excess (deductible).  Excess waiver is possible depending on residency here on this site or on your travel insurance, so do check that out.

5

Make sure you do a complete assessment of your car hire’s roadworthiness before signing the contract. Test the brakes, the headlights, air conditioning, etc. And of course, check for pre-existing damage.

6

Most car rentals in Azerbaijan are equipped with manual transmission. You need to book far in advance to secure a vehicle with automatic.