Health and Vaccinations

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Tajikistan though you should be current on Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Malaria is present in some parts of Tajikistan so we recommend you seek advice from your local doctor or travel specialist about the correct immunisations and preventative treatments.

Cultural Sensitivity

On our tours you will frequently meet local people, each with their own unique tradition and customs. It is your responsibility to show respect and consideration towards the local population. You can always rely on your tour guides or tour leaders to assist you.

One thing to remember about traveling in Central Asia is that most areas, particularly the cities and towns, are more relaxed in their approach to Islam than their neighbours to the south in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But, it must be kept in mind that it’s technically considered to be a Muslim region , and thus a little bit of caution should be applied in certain places. T-shirts and long shorts are fine for both sexes in the city, but should you visit any mosques with active worshippers, everyone should wear trousers that fall below the knee and tops that cover their shoulders. Ladies should also wear their headscarf. This tour takes us to remote areas that aren’t usually frequented by tourists. The locals are modest in dress so it is highly likely that you will feel more at ease in conservative attire.

Language and Religion

Tajik is the official language spoken in Tajikistan. Russian is used regularly in business and communication.

A majority of the population adhere to Sunni Islam, with the minority of people who adhere to Russian Orthodox, Catholicism, Buddhism and Judaism.

Drinks and food

This tour concentrates on soups and meats. It can be difficult to locate in remote areas or in higher elevations. There is an abundance of dried fruits and nuts available for you to try.

For alcohol, the choice is generally limited to vodka and beer. Those who want something else – Scotch or Gin for instance – must purchase it duty free and then bring it to the store. Mixer drinks like tonic waters can be difficult to come across, but.

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