Travellers to Tajikistan do not need to get immunized. However, they should be protected with the latest in Typhoid and Tetanus in addition to Polio, Hepatitis A and Polio. Malaria can also be seen in Tajikistan therefore it’s an excellent idea to talk to your doctor local for guidance on immunisations.
There are many opportunities to interact with the locals, all with their unique customs and traditions. We expect you to show respect and consideration to the locals. You can always rely on your guides or tour-leaders to assist you.
The first thing to say about travelling in Central Asia is that most regions, including the towns and cities are more laid back in their approach to Islam than their neighboring areas to the south of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Central Asia is an Muslim area so it is vital to be vigilant in certain places. T-shirts and long shorts are acceptable for males and females in the cities, but when visiting mosques that are active, everyone should wear trousers that are below the knee, and tops that cover their shoulders. A headscarf is also advised for females. The trip takes us to remote places that are not normally visited by tourists. The local people are very modest when it comes to their clothes and therefore you’re likely to feel more relaxed wearing quite conservative clothing too.
Language and Religion
Tajikistan’s official language is Tajik. Russian is used to conduct business and for communication.
The majority of the population follow Sunni Islam, with the minority of them following Russian Orthodox, Catholicism, Buddhism and Judaism.
Food and drinks
The tour is focused on soups and meats. Vegetables can be difficult to get in remote areas and in higher elevations. But, there is a wide selection of dried fruit and nuts are available to try.
The alcohol choices are limited to vodka or beer. vodka. Anyone who wants to experiment with something different – like Scotch or Gin should buy the item duty-free and take it with them. Mixer drinks like tonic waters aren’t easy to come by, even.
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