11-day tour of Afghanistan » Kabul + Mazar + Bamiyan + Ghazni + Herat

11 Days

Our 11-day Discover Afghanistan Tour will take you through the heart of a country renowned for its rich cultural history, stunning natural landscapes, and deeply hospitable people. This comprehensive tour will guide you to the most fascinating destinations in Afghanistan, each with its unique character and story.

11-day travel to Afghanistan - Kabul + Mazar + Bamiyan + Ghazni +Herat
11-day tour of Afghanistan » Kabul + Mazar + Bamiyan + Ghazni + Herat Shahr e Gholghola Afghanistan 2

11-day tour of Afghanistan » Airport Meet & Great, transportation, hotels with breakfast, English-speaking guide. Visit Kabul + Mazar + Bamiyan + Ghazni + Herat.


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11-day Afghanistan Itinerary

Upon arrival in Kabul from Dubai at 6:35 am, you’ll be welcomed at the airport and transferred to your hotel. After resting for four hours, an exciting city tour of Kabul will commence at 12 pm. The tour will include visits to the vibrant Bird market, the holy Shah Do Shrine of Shah e du Shamshira, the majestic Shah Do Shamshira Mosque, the bustling markets of Temor Shahi Street, the moving Farkhonda’s Memorial, and finally, the breathtaking views from Bibi Mahro Hills.


On Day 2, we’ll leave Kabul and journey towards Ghazni. This historic city is home to ancient minarets, a formidable fortress, and an enlightening open-air war museum. You’ll have a chance to explore and understand the region’s significant past and cultural richness.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 begins with a departure from Ghazni and a drive to the awe-inspiring ancient city of Zuhak. We’ll explore the ancient ruins before moving on to the breathtaking sights of Buddha 1 and Buddha 2. We’ll then journey to Bamiyan, a city known for its rich history and bustling markets. You’ll have a chance to interact with locals, peruse unique products, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On Day 4, we’ll depart from Bamiyan for Band-e Amir National Park, known for its stunning natural beauty and six breathtaking blue lakes. Post the park visit. We’ll explore Gholghola, the ‘City of Screams’, an ancient city with a fascinating yet tragic history. After a day of historical exploration and scenic beauty, we’ll return to Bamiyan for the evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On Day 5, we’ll bid farewell to Bamiyan and embark on a scenic drive to Mazar-e-Sharif. This journey will present you with stunning vistas and a chance to absorb the diverse landscapes that this beautiful country offers. Mazar-e-Sharif, known for its famous Blue Mosque, will be our destination for the night.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 will be dedicated to exploring the historical city of Balkh, once known as the ‘Mother of Cities.’ We’ll begin with Tepe Rustam, an ancient archaeological site, move on to the Green Mosque, an elegant place of worship, and finally visit the Bala Hissar, a fortified hill of great historical significance. After a day steeped in ancient history and architectural beauty, we’ll return to Mazar-e-Sharif for the night.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 will start with a visit to the iconic Blue Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif, renowned for its stunning blue tiles and spiritual ambiance. From there, we’ll head to Samangan to see the Takht-i Rustam, a historic stupa-monastery complex, the Robatak, an ancient past, and the unique Cave Bazaar, where shops are carved into the mountainside. Our final destination will be Kholm, where we’ll explore the exquisite Bagh e Jana Nama Palace, known for its intricate architecture. After a day of diverse and immersive experiences, we’ll return to Mazar-e-Sharif for the night.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On Day 8, we’ll transfer to Mazar-e-Sharif airport at 4:00 am for a 6:00 am flight back to Kabul. After landing in Kabul, you’ll have some free time before your next getaway at 4:00 pm, taking you to the historic city of Herat. This day will be primarily dedicated to traveling and transitioning between locations.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On Day 9, we’ll dive into Herat’s cultural and historical richness. Our day begins with a visit to the Great Mosque, a special place of worship known for its beautiful tile work. Next, we’ll explore the formidable Herat Citadel and the vibrant local Bazaar. We’ll proceed to the towering Musallah Minarets, the majestic Gowar Shad Mausoleum, and the solemn Shahzadeh Tomb. This day will be a feast of cultural heritage and architectural beauty.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 begins with an 8 am transfer from Herat Airport, followed by a flight to Kabul at 11:15 am. Once in Kabul, the itinerary includes visits to several notable attractions. First on the list is the Sakhi Shrine, an important religious site known for its historical and cultural importance. Afterward, the itinerary takes you to the Gardens of Babur, a beautiful and serene park with lush greenery and historical significance. Lastly, you will explore the Bird market, a vibrant and bustling market where you can observe and purchase various species of birds. This day offers a combination of religious, historical, and cultural experiences in the vibrant city of Kabul.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On Day 11, the morning is dedicated to exploring Kabul further. The first stop is the Id Gah Mosque, a significant religious site where Muslims gather for Eid prayers. It holds historical and cultural significance within the city. Next, you will visit Bibi Mahro Hills, which offers a scenic view of Kabul and is known for its natural beauty.

After the morning visits, you will have lunch at 1 pm to replenish your energy. Then, at 3 pm, you will be transferred to the airport to depart from Kabul to Dubai. The flight is scheduled for 5:25 pm, marking the end of your stay in Kabul and the continuation of your journey.

  • This is a private Afghanistan tour package.
  • Travel to Afghanistan with a local guide, learn about its culture and religion and visit the most important touristic destinations.


  • Multi-day private tour in Afghanistan.
  • Best choice of hotels in Afghanistan.
  • English-speaking guide.
  • Learn about the culture of Afghanistan.
  • One-morning Afghanistan visa in Dubai.


  • 11 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, Kabul-Herat-Kabul (clients and guide)
  • Taliban taxes
  • Touristic permits

Not included

  • International flights (Kam Air)
  • Travel insurance.
  • Afghanistan visa (300-350 USD per person)
  • Lunch and dinner (about 2 USD per meal)
  • All not mentioned as “included”.
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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11-day tour of Afghanistan » Kabul + Mazar + Bamiyan + Ghazni + Herat
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  • Kabul, Ghazni, Zuhak, Bamiyan, Herat

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