10-day tour of Afghanistan » Kabul + Ghazni + Kandahar + Bamiyan + Mazar

10 Days

Embark on a captivating 10-day excursion through Afghanistan, delving into its profound cultural heritage, ancient legacies, and awe-inspiring landscapes. Your adventure commences in Kabul, the vibrant capital, where a blend of past and present awaits amidst age-old bazaars and historical monuments, reflecting the city’s lively ethos and storied past.

The next leg of your journey takes you to Ghazni, an ancient city once central to significant trade routes and empires. Here, the towering Ghazni Minarets stand as proud remnants of a golden era when the city was a flourishing center of culture and intellectual discourse during medieval times.

Your exploration continues to Kandahar, a city with a rich tapestry of history stretching back to Alexander the Great. Discover architectural marvels and bustling local markets, offering a peek into the enduring traditions and resilient spirit of Afghanistan.

The voyage then leads to Bamiyan, where the echoes of the grand Buddhas once etched into the cliffs still resonate. Though sadly destroyed, the remaining niches amidst the breathtaking natural scenery stand as a tribute to their erstwhile splendor.

Venturing further, you’ll arrive in Mazar-e-Sharif, famed for its exquisite Islamic architecture and the sacred Shrine of Hazrat Ali. The city, especially vibrant during the traditional Nauroz festival, invites you to delve deeper into the rich cultural tapestry of Afghanistan.

This comprehensive 10-day tour provides a lens through which to experience the untouched beauty, diverse traditions, and historical richness that encapsulate the essence of Afghanistan. It’s not merely a tour; it’s a close-up journey through a land that’s frequently misinterpreted, offering a unique vantage point and an indelible adventure through Kabul, Ghazni, Kandahar, Bamiyan, and Mazar.

10-day Afghanistan Group Tour » Kabul + Mazar + Bamiyan + Ghazni
10-day tour of Afghanistan » Kabul + Ghazni + Kandahar + Bamiyan + Mazar Afghanistan Group Tour

2024 Scheduled Afghanistan group tour for solo travelers until 11 people » Airport transfers, hotels, transportation, English-speaking guides, Tickets.


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10-day Afghanistan Itinerary




Morning departure from Kabul as we continue our journey through Afghanistan’s historical wonders. Today, we venture to Zuhak Ancient City and the magnificent Buddhas of Bamiyan, culminating in an overnight stay in the breathtaking region of Bamiyan.

Our first stop is the mystical Zuhak Ancient City, an archaeological site shrouded in mystery and ancient legends. Explore the ruins of this once-thriving city, as our knowledgeable guide unveils the secrets and stories hidden within its ancient walls. Allow your imagination to roam free as you envision the vibrant life that once thrived in this enchanting place.

Continuing our exploration, we make our way to the awe-inspiring Buddha 1 and Buddha 2, magnificent remnants of Afghanistan’s rich Buddhist heritage. Stand in awe of these towering statues, marveling at their immense scale and the intricate details that have withstood the test of time. These iconic cultural treasures offer a glimpse into the country’s storied past, leaving an indelible mark on all who encounter them.

As the day unfolds, we make our way to Bamiyan, a place of breathtaking beauty and tranquility. Nestled amidst majestic mountains and sweeping valleys, Bamiyan is renowned for its natural wonders and cultural significance. Here, we will enjoy an overnight stay, allowing ample time to soak in the serene atmosphere and marvel at the stunning landscapes that surround us.

In Bamiyan, you will have the opportunity to explore further, whether it’s visiting other historical sites, interacting with the local community, or simply immersing yourself in the beauty of the surroundings. Bamiyan offers a sense of peace and tranquility that is unmatched, providing the perfect backdrop for reflection and appreciation of Afghanistan’s diverse heritage.

Join us on this extraordinary journey as we depart from Kabul and venture to Zuhak Ancient City, the mesmerizing Buddha 1 and Buddha 2, and finally arrive in the captivating region of Bamiyan. Let the wonders of Afghanistan’s ancient past and breathtaking landscapes leave you in awe, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Experience the magic of Zuhak Ancient City, witness the grandeur of the Buddha statues, and embrace the serenity of Bamiyan. Overnight in this enchanting region, knowing that each moment of this remarkable day has brought you closer to the captivating essence of Afghanistan.

Your itinerary today: Kabul » Zuhak Ancient City » Buddhas of Bamiyan » Bamiyan overnight.


Early morning departure from Bamiyan as we continue our journey through the diverse landscapes and historical wonders of Afghanistan. Today, we venture on a full-day road trip, culminating in our arrival in the vibrant city of Mazar-e-Sharif.

After a day filled with exploration and driving, we arrive in the vibrant city of Mazar-e-Sharif. Known for its rich cultural heritage and bustling atmosphere, Mazar-e-Sharif offers a captivating blend of history and modernity. Prepare to be enchanted by the city’s vibrant bazaars, exquisite architecture, and the warm hospitality of its people.

Join us on this extraordinary journey as we depart from Bamiyan, delve into the historical sites of Robatak and Surkh Kotal, and arrive in the vibrant city of Mazar-e-Sharif. Let the wonders of Afghanistan’s ancient past and the vibrant energy of Mazar-e-Sharif leave you in awe, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Your itinerary today: Bamiyan » Full day drive » Mazar-e-Sharif overnight.


Embark on a captivating journey as we venture from the enchanting city of Mazar-e-Sharif towards Samangan. This day of travel promises a delightful blend of historical wonders, cultural treasures, and immersive experiences that will leave you spellbound. Let us paint a vivid picture of the incredible highlights that await you.

As the sun rises, we bid farewell to Mazar-e-Sharif, our hearts brimming with anticipation. Our first destination is the captivating town of Kholm, a hidden gem nestled amidst picturesque landscapes. Here, we will encounter the magnificent Bagh-e Jahan Nama Palace, an architectural masterpiece that stands as a testament to the region’s regal heritage. Stroll through its serene gardens, adorned with vibrant blooms and tranquil water features, and feel the weight of history unfold before your eyes. As you explore the opulent halls and intricate chambers, you’ll be transported to a bygone era of opulence and grandeur.

Leaving Kholm behind, we set our sights on Takht-e Rustam, a site that beckons with a captivating fusion of spirituality and history. Venture into the mystical realm of the Buddhist Stupa, a sacred monument revered for its intricate carvings and spiritual significance. Feel a sense of tranquility wash over you as you absorb the profound energy that emanates from this ancient site. Take a moment to reflect, to contemplate the wisdom of the ages, and to connect with the profound spirituality that has permeated these hallowed grounds for centuries.

Our journey culminates back to the vibrant Mazar-e-Sharif city.

Your itinerary today: Mazar-e-Sharif » Kholm (Bagh-e Jahan Nama Palace) » Takht-e Rustam (Buddhist Stupa, Cave Bazaar) » Mazar-e-Sharif overnight.


Morning as we begin our city tour of Mazar-e-Sharif, a city steeped in rich history and vibrant culture. Our exploration takes us to the bustling Bazaar, the revered Baba Mazari Mausoleum, and the magnificent Blue Mosque. We then continue to the ancient city of Balkh, where we visit the Khoja Parsa Mausoleum, Bala Hisar, and the No Gombad Mosque, before returning to Mazar-e-Sharif.

Our first stop is the lively Bazaar, a vibrant marketplace where colors, scents, and sounds intertwine. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere as you explore the bustling stalls and interact with local merchants. From traditional handicrafts to local delicacies, the Bazaar offers a feast for the senses.

Next, we visit the revered Baba Mazari Mausoleum, a place of pilgrimage and devotion. Learn about the spiritual significance of this revered site as you witness the devotion of worshippers and admire the exquisite architecture that surrounds it.

We then make our way to the stunning Blue Mosque, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture. Marvel at its majestic blue-tiled facade, intricate calligraphy, and grandeur as we explore its sacred halls. Feel the tranquility wash over you as you take a moment for reflection in this sacred place of worship.

Continuing our journey, we venture to the ancient city of Balkh, once a thriving center of culture and trade. Here, we visit the Khoja Parsa Mausoleum, a site of historical importance that honors a revered figure in Afghan history. Explore the ancient ruins of Bala Hisar, a fort that stood witness to countless chapters of Balkh’s rich past. We also visit the No Gombad Mosque, an architectural gem that showcases the region’s cultural heritage.

After a day filled with cultural exploration, we return to Mazar-e-Sharif, reflecting on the remarkable sights and experiences that have unfolded throughout the day. Bask in the warm hospitality of this vibrant city as you relax and savor the memories of a day well spent.

Your itinerary today: Mazar-e-Sharif city tour (Bazaar, Baba Mazari Mausoleum, Blue Mosque) » Balkh (Khoja Parsa Mausoleum, Bala Hisar, No Gombad Mosque) » Mazar-e-Sharif airport transfer » Flight to Kabul » Kabul overnight.

Note: Please note that there is a possibility of rearranging this day, in the event of an earlier flight to Kabul. Should this occur, the visit to Balkh will be removed from the itinerary and replaced with an airport transfer.


Experience the final day of your journey with a morning exploration of Kabul’s iconic landmarks, followed by a seamless transition to your departure from Kabul Airport. This day promises a perfect blend of spirituality, natural beauty, and a smooth farewell to Afghanistan. Allow us to guide you through the enchanting highlights of Kabul and ensure a memorable conclusion to your adventure.

Our day begins with a visit to the revered Sakhi Shrine, a place of spiritual significance and serenity. Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere as you explore the intricately designed architecture and pay homage to the revered Sufi saint, Hazrat Sakhi Sultan. Let the profound spirituality of the shrine touch your soul and offer a moment of reflection and connection.

Continuing our morning exploration, we venture to the renowned Gardens of Babur, a tranquil oasis nestled amidst the bustling city. These historic gardens, named after the first Mughal emperor Babur, boast exquisite terraced landscapes, fragrant blooms, and picturesque vistas. Take a leisurely stroll through the manicured pathways, find a peaceful spot to sit and soak in the beauty of your surroundings, and let the serenity of the gardens rejuvenate your spirit.

As noon approaches, we conclude our sightseeing adventure and savor a delightful lunch, allowing you to relish the flavors of Afghan cuisine and reflect upon the memories created during your journey.

Following lunch, we ensure a seamless transition as we transfer you to Kabul Airport, where our services come to an end. Our attentive team will be there to assist you with the necessary arrangements and ensure a hassle-free departure.

As you bid farewell to the remarkable land of Afghanistan, carrying with you the memories of its rich cultural heritage, breathtaking landscapes, and warm hospitality, we hope you leave with a heart full of cherished experiences and a desire to return someday.

Thank you for entrusting us with your journey, and we sincerely hope that the treasures you have discovered during your time in Afghanistan will stay with you forever. Safe travels, and may your adventures continue to unfold in the most extraordinary ways.

Your itinerary today: Kabul morning visit (Sakhi Shrine, Gardens of Babur) » Lunch 1 pm » Airport Transfer 3 pm » Departure from Kabul.


Afghanistan Group Tours 2023 And 2024

RJ Travel group holiday packages in Afghanistan include transportation, accommodation in 3-star hotels, meals, and sightseeing tours. If you have already decided to travel to Afghanistan on a group trip with your friends but hate to be the one to make all the plans, a well-priced international group tour package in Afghanistan is what you need.

Our scheduled Afghanistan group tours are small escorted tours of up to 10 people. If you are traveling solo or as a small group on a precise date and want to join other people traveling in Afghanistan, these tours deliver an outstanding possibility to meet new people and uncover a new country at an affordable cost.

Afghanistan Group Tours

  • This is a group Afghanistan tour package.
  • We will pick you up at Kabul airport.
  • European Union citizens, United States, United Kingdom, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, and Switzerland, can make the Afghanistan visa with our colleague in Dubai.
  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months.
  • We were in Afghanistan preparing this trip for you. Our destination manager was in Afghanistan recently preparing this tour, so you can safely enjoy your holidays in Afghanistan. This way, we know what to expect and ensure the best service with reliable, updated information.


  • Multi-day group tour in Afghanistan.
  • Meet and greet with airport pick up and drop off.
  • Hotel transfers, transportation, driver included.
  • Best choice of standard hotels in Afghanistan.
  • All tours are in shared double or twin room
  • English-speaking guide.
  • One-morning Afghanistan visa in Dubai.
  • Secure bookings with online deposit and remaining cash paid on arrival.
  • Learn about the culture of Afghanistan.


  • 10 days in Afghanistan.
  • All accommodations with breakfast
  • English-speaking local guide
  • All transportation with driver, fuel, and vehicle expenses
  • All drinks (water and soft drinks)
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Domestic flights Mazar-Kabul (clients and guide)
  • Taliban taxes
  • Touristic permits

Not included

  • International flights (Kam Air)
  • Travel insurance - MANDATORY » https://www.iatitravelinsurance.com/en/
  • Afghanistan visa (300-350 USD per person)
  • Lunch and dinner (about 2 USD per meal)
  • All not mentioned as “included”.
  • Single supplement (to have your own private room 380 USD per person)
What is the current security situation - Is Afghanistan safe?

The security situation in Afghanistan has significantly improved under the current administration of the Taliban. They are committed to ensuring stability, safety, and a welcoming environment for visitors. The Taliban will always be very welcoming and protective of your presence in the country. Strict regulations have been implemented throughout Afghanistan to maintain stability and safeguard travelers. By adhering to these rules, obtaining necessary permits, and fulfilling the relevant Taliban taxes and permits, you can confidently enjoy a secure and pleasant travel experience in Afghanistan.

What security measures should I be aware of during my visit?

The locations you will visit have been assessed for security. Cooperate with your guide during emergencies and follow their instructions. Expect Taliban roadblocks and checkpoints, which will be managed by your guide. You will have the paperwork ready, so these are just formalities to insure your security.

How can I obtain a visa for Afghanistan?

Our team will provide comprehensive assistance in Dubai to ensure an efficient Afghanistan visa process. Our colleague will meet you at any Dubai hotel at 8 am to collect your passport and the required payment in US dollars, with new bills issued after 2009. The Afghan visa processing typically takes place within a single morning, and your passport will be returned to you by approximately 2 pm on the same day.

The cost for our visa service is $300 per person, while US passport holders are charged $350. Please note that in addition to the visa process, you will need to arrange a flight from Dubai to Kabul. The average fares on Kar Air for this route are approximately $700 per ticket.

Considering the flight schedule, you can plan to spend one night in Dubai and depart for Kabul in the evening. The flight to Kabul typically departs at 3 am, so we recommend arriving at the airport at least three hours before departure to ensure a smooth check-in process.

What should I expect upon arrival at the airport in Afghanistan?

Upon arrival in Dubai, proceed through immigration for visa approval and stamping. After collecting your luggage, you will need to complete the tourist registration process, which is facilitated by the Taliban officers. To expedite the process, it is recommended to bring two passport-type photos with you. Once at the foreign registration booth, fill out the provided A4 form and the small white tourist card, using a pen you have brought along to speed up the process. Hand over the two photos, and patiently wait for the stamp on your documents. Remember to always maintain a friendly and cordial demeanor throughout the process. This is held all in one place, and once you have completed these steps, you will be all set to continue your journey.

How will I find my guide at the airport?

After receiving your immigration entry stamp, collecting your bags, getting your foreign registration card you can go out of the airport building. As you step outside, head towards the East (on your left) going around the building in your left, and continue walking for approximately 400 meters. Along the way, you will pass the domestic terminal and an “I Love Afghanistan” sign until you reach a white fenced gate on your right hand side. On the other side of the gate, you will notice a group of people eagerly waiting for friends and family members. Look for our guide, who will be holding up a welcoming sign with your name on it or a logo of RJ Travel. Finding him will be a straightforward and hassle-free process.

What is the recommended dress code for women in Afghanistan?

Women have to wear a hijab (headscarf) and dress modestly, covering their buttocks and avoiding tight-fitting clothing and exposed skin areas.

What should men wear in Afghanistan?

Men should dress conservatively, covering their arms and legs with loose-fitting clothing. Shorts are not permitted, and offensive designs on clothing should be avoided.

How should I behave when visiting mosques in Afghanistan?

Show respect by not crossing in front of someone who is praying. Pass by from the sides or behind the person praying.

How should I interact with locals in Afghanistan?

Engage in conversations with students and young people, but keep personal information confidential. Sharing social media contacts is optional.

Is tap water safe to drink in Afghanistan?

It is recommended to drink bottled water during your stay. Tap water in your hotel room is suitable for showering and rinsing your mouth but not for consumption.

Are there any guidelines for photography in Afghanistan?

Always ask for permission before photographing people or places. Avoid taking photos of women as everyone will promply complain. Respect privacy and cultural sensitivities.

What should I keep in mind during an official Taliban meeting in Ghazni?

While Ghazni may not be fully equipped to accommodate tourists, it offers a unique experience and is worth visiting. You will be personally escorted by the Taliban Tourism and Culture Task Force, who are actively working to improve tourist sites and ensure a welcoming environment. The tourism manager will provide a private tour, showcasing the best sights in the city.

Are all the sites mentioned in the itinerary accessible for people with low mobility?

Please note that the ruins of Shahr-e Zuhak involve a steep climb and may not be accessible for individuals with low mobility. However, it remains in the itinerary for your consideration.

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10-day tour of Afghanistan » Kabul + Ghazni + Kandahar + Bamiyan + Mazar
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/ Adult
  • Kabul
  • Kabul
  • 3-star hotels with breakfast
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  • Included
  • Kabul, Ghazni, Kandahar, Bamiyan, Mazar-e-Sharif.

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