Health and Vaccinations

Tourists traveling to Tajikistan do not need to be vaccinated, however, they should be vaccinated in Typhoid and Tetanus in addition to Polio, Hepatitis A and Polio. Malaria can also be seen in Tajikistan and it’s recommended to speak with your local GP for advice on immunisations.

Cultural Sensitivity

When you travel with us, you’ll frequently interact with local people all with their own distinct customs and traditions. We ask you to be kind and treat them with respect. You can always rely on your tour-leaders or guides to assist you.

First, it is crucial to remember that Central Asia has a more friendly approach towards Islam than its neighbours in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Central Asia is a Muslim region, so it’s vital to be vigilant when visiting certain places. While both men and women can wear shorts or T-shirts in the city, they should not be wearing T-shirts or sleeves that are long. However, anyone who is visiting active mosques should wear pants that fall below the knees as well as tops that cover the shoulders. A head scarf is also recommended for women. This tour takes us to remote places that are not typically visited by tourists. The people of the area are conservative in their dressing and you’re likely to feel more relaxed dressed in conservative clothes too.

Language & Religion

Tajikistan’s official language is Tajik. Russian is still widely used in business and communications.

The majority of the population follow Sunni Islam, with the minority of the population following Russian Orthodox, Catholicism, Buddhism and Judaism.

Food and beverages

The food on this tour is heavily on soups, meat and potatoes. It can be difficult to get in remote areas and at higher altitudes. There are plenty of dried fruit and nuts to sample.

The alcohol choices are limited to beer or vodka. Anyone looking to sample other drinks – like Scotch or Gin is advised to purchase it duty-free and bring it along. Mixer drinks like tonic water can be extremely difficult to find, though.

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