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Health and vaccinations

Tourists traveling to Tajikistan are not required to be vaccinated, however, they should be vaccinated in Tetanus and Typhoid along with Polio, Hepatitis A and Polio. Malaria is also able to be found in Tajikistan and it’s an excellent idea to talk to your doctor local for recommendations on vaccinations.

Cultural Sensitivity

On our tours you will frequently interact with local people all with distinct tradition and customs. We therefore request that you be courteous and show them respect. Your tour-guides and tour-leaders will always be in a position to guide you in the right direction.

It is first crucial to remember that Central Asia has a more friendly approach towards Islam than its neighbors in Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is a Muslim region, so it’s vital to be vigilant in certain areas. Although both genders can wear shorts or T-shirts in the cities, they must not be wearing large sleeves or T-shirts. However, anyone visiting the mosques that are active should wear pants that fall below the knees, and tops that cover the shoulders. Women must also wear an asymmetrical head scarf. Throughout this tour we are going to remote areas seldom visited by tourists. Locals are modest in dress so it is likely that you’ll be more comfortable in conservative clothing.

Language and Religion

Tajik is the official language of Tajikistan. Russian is still used routinely for communication and business.

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

Food and drinks

The food on this tour tends to be mainly on soups, meat and potatoes. The availability of vegetables can be difficult locate in remote areas or at higher altitudes. There is an abundance of dried fruits and nuts to try though.

With regard to alcohol, options are typically limited to vodka or beer. Anyone looking for something different like Scotch or Gin for instance – must buy it duty free and bring it out. It can be difficult to find mixer drinks , such as tonic water.

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