3-day tour of Afghanistan – Minaret of Jam Supplement

3 Days

Discover the enchanting beauty and rich history of Afghanistan on an extraordinary 3-day journey centered around the awe-inspiring Minaret of Jam. Prepare to be captivated as you embark on an exploration of one of Afghanistan’s most iconic and historically significant landmarks.

Nestled in the remote and scarcely accessible Shahrak District of Ghor Province, next to the tranquil Hari River, the Minaret of Jam stands proudly as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rising to a towering height of 62 meters (203 ft) or 65 meters (213 ft), this magnificent minaret was meticulously constructed in the year 1190, entirely composed of intricately baked bricks.

Embark on a truly off-the-beaten-path adventure with our exclusive tour to the Minaret of Jam. This extraordinary journey is designed for the most intrepid of travelers who seek to explore destinations that few others have the privilege to witness. Delve into the remote and inaccessible regions of Afghanistan, immersing yourself in a unique and extraordinary experience that only a select few have the time, patience, and adventurous spirit to undertake.

The minaret’s mesmerizing beauty lies in its ornate adornments, featuring a splendid combination of brickwork, stucco, and glazed tiles. Gaze in wonder at the exquisite bands of kufic and naskhi calligraphy, geometric patterns, and verses from the Qur’an, meticulously crafted into this architectural masterpiece.

3-day tour of Afghanistan - Minaret of Jam Supplement
3-day tour of Afghanistan - Minaret of Jam Supplement Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan

Embark on a 3-day travel to Afghanistan to visit Bamiyan, Minaret of Jam, Ghur. English-speaking guide, Taliban tax and permits.


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3-day Afghanistan itinerary

On Day 1, your journey begins in Bamiyan as you explore the captivating region of Ghur. Departing from Bamiyan, you will venture into the scenic landscapes of Afghanistan, witnessing the natural beauty along the way. As you arrive in Ghur, you will be greeted by its historic charm and rich cultural heritage. Ghur is renowned for its ancient forts, citadels, and ruins that reflect the region’s illustrious past. Immerse yourself in the historical significance of Ghur as you wander through its ancient sites and uncover the stories embedded within its architectural wonders. Day 1 offers a glimpse into the enchanting world of Ghur, allowing you to delve into the history and mystique of this remarkable region.

On Day 2, your adventure centers around the iconic Minaret of Jam and its surroundings. Your journey will take you deep into the remote valleys of Afghanistan, where this architectural masterpiece stands as a testament to the country’s rich history. Marvel at the Minaret of Jam, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its intricate brickwork and exquisite design dating back to the 12th century. Explore the surrounding area, taking in the rugged beauty of the Hindu Kush mountains and the ancient ruins that dot the landscape. Immerse yourself in the historical significance of this site as you uncover the stories of the empires that once thrived in this remote region. Day 2 promises a truly remarkable experience as you delve into the allure of the Minaret of Jam and its captivating surroundings.


On Day 3, your journey takes you back to Bamiyan from Ghur, allowing you to explore the wonders of this beautiful region further. Returning to Bamiyan, you can revisit the cultural and historical treasures that make this city so remarkable. Immerse yourself once again in the breathtaking landscapes and rich heritage of Bamiyan. Day 3 offers a perfect culmination to your journey as you savor the enchantment of Bamiyan and bid farewell to this incredible region.


Visit Minaret of Jam

  • Expand your Afghan adventure with our exclusive Minaret of Jam Supplement, available as an add-on for any of our Afghanistan tours. This supplement allows you to customize your itinerary and include a visit to the extraordinary Minaret of Jam, regardless of the tour duration or package you choose.
  • Prepare to be enthralled by the allure of Afghanistan’s rich heritage as you embark on this unforgettable journey to the Minaret of Jam. Immerse yourself in the beauty of this architectural marvel, soak in the serenity of the Hari River, and uncover the secrets hidden within the mystical ruins that surround it. Join us and become a part of preserving and celebrating the cultural legacy of this remarkable site for generations to come.
  • 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.


  • 3 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
  • 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.

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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3-day tour of Afghanistan – Minaret of Jam Supplement
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  • Bamiyan
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  • 2-star hotels with breakfast
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  • Minaret of Jam, Ghur

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