Health and Immunization

Tourists traveling to Tajikistan do not need to get immunized, however they should be protected with the latest in Tetanus and Typhoid as well as Polio, Hepatitis A and Polio. Malaria can also be seen in Tajikistan therefore it’s a good idea to consult your local GP for advice on immunisations.

Cultural Sensitivity

It is common to interact with locals, each with their distinct customs and customs. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to show them respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.

One thing to remember about traveling through Central Asia is that most regions, including the cities and towns, are more laid back in their approach to Islam than their neighbors to the south in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Central Asia is an Muslim area so it is vital to be vigilant when visiting certain areas. T-shirts and long shorts are fine for both sexes in urban areas, but if visiting any active mosques people should wear trousers which are shorter than the knee and tops that cover their shoulders. Also, a headscarf is advised for females. The trip takes us to remote areas that aren’t usually visited by tourists. Local people are modest when it comes to dressing, and it is expected that you will feel more at ease in conservative attire.

Language and Religion

Tajik is the official dialect of Tajikistan. Russian is still extensively used for business communication and communications.

The majority of people are followers of Sunni Islam. A small proportion of people are believers of Russian Orthodox, Catholicism and Buddhism.

Drinks and food

The tour is focused on soups and other meats. The availability of vegetables can be difficult locate in remote areas or at higher altitudes. There is an abundance of dried fruit and nuts for you to try.

The alcohol choices are limited to beer and vodka. Anyone wanting to try something different – like Scotch or Gin is advised to purchase the item duty-free and take it with them. It can be difficult to find mixer drinks , such as tonic water.

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