Health and Immunization

There aren’t any compulsory vaccinations for travelers to Tajikistan although you must be up-to-date on Typhoid Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Malaria can be found in certain parts of Tajikistan therefore we suggest you seek advice from your local doctor or travel clinic regarding the most appropriate vaccinations and preventative treatments.

Cultural Sensitivity

You will often interact with locals, each with their particular customs and practices. We ask you to be respectful and treat them with respect. Your tour-guides and tour-leaders will always be in a position to provide you with the appropriate advice.

One thing to remember about traveling through Central Asia is that most areas, particularly the towns and cities, are more relaxed in their approach to Islam as compared to their counterparts to the south of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Central Asia is a Muslim area so it is crucial to be aware in specific areas. Long-sleeved shirts and shorts can be worn by both genders in urban areas, but when visiting mosques that are active, all visitors should wear pants that are below the knee and tops that cover shoulders. Females should also be wearing a headscarf. While on this tour, we’ll be traveling in remote locations that are not frequently visited by tourists. The local people are very modest in their dress and thus you’re likely to feel more at ease in a conservative dress code too.

Language & Religion

Tajik is the official dialect of Tajikistan. Russian is still widely used in business and communications.

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

Food and beverages

This tour focuses mainly on soups and meats. Vegetables can be difficult to locate in remote areas or in higher elevations. But, there is a wide selection of dried fruit and nuts are available to try.

The alcohol options are limited to beer and vodka. If you want to try something different, such as Scotch or Gin should buy the alcohol duty-free and bring it along. Mixer drinks such as tonic water can be difficult to find, though.

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