4-day tour of Afghanistan – Kabul + Bamiyan

4 Days

Embark on a captivating 4-day tour of Afghanistan, immersing yourself in the cultural treasures of Kabul and the enchanting landscapes of Bamiyan. Starting in Kabul, you’ll discover the capital city’s rich history and vibrant atmosphere. Explore iconic landmarks like the Sakhi Shrine, Gardens of Babur, and Shah Do Shamshira Mosque, experiencing the religious and architectural wonders they hold. Delve into the bustling Bird market, where the vibrant energy and exotic bird species create a sensory delight. Afterward, journey to Bamiyan, a place of incredible natural beauty and historical significance. Marvel at the awe-inspiring Buddha statues carved into the cliffs and explore the ancient ruins of Zuhak and Gholghola. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Band-e Amir National Park with its mesmerizing blue lakes. Complete the tour with a visit to Bamiyan’s local market, where you can engage with the friendly locals and uncover unique souvenirs. This 4-day adventure promises an unforgettable blend of cultural immersion, historical exploration, and breathtaking landscapes, leaving you with cherished memories of Afghanistan’s captivating beauty.

4-day tour of Afghanistan - Kabul + Bamiyan
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4-day tour of Afghanistan with airport transfers and transportation. Accommodation in 3-star hotels with breakfast. Visit Kabul, Bamiyan, Gholghola


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4-day Afghanistan Itinerary

Day 1 begins with your arrival in Kabul from Dubai at 6:35 am. Upon arrival, you will be greeted at the airport and provided with assistance. A transfer will be arranged to take you to your hotel in Kabul. After the transfer, you can rest at the hotel for two hours, allowing you to freshen up and recover from your journey.

At 11 am, your Kabul city tour begins. The itinerary for the day includes visits to several notable attractions. First, you will visit the Sakhi Shrine, an important religious site with historical and cultural significance. Next, you will explore the Gardens of Babur, a beautiful park renowned for its lush greenery and historical significance.

The tour continues with a visit to the Bird market, a vibrant and bustling market where you can observe and purchase various species of birds. You will then visit the Shah Do Shamshira Mosque, a magnificent mosque known for its architectural beauty.

Lastly, the tour concludes with a visit to the Bibi Mahro Hills, offering a scenic view of Kabul, known for its natural beauty. This comprehensive city tour allows you to experience Kabul’s rich cultural and historical heritage.

On Day 2, you will continue your exploration of Kabul before heading to Bamiyan. The day’s itinerary includes visiting the Zuhak Ancient City, an archaeological site of historical significance. You can explore the ruins and learn about the ancient civilization that once thrived there.

Afterward, you will visit Buddha 1 and Buddha 2, two monumental statues carved into the cliffs of Bamiyan. These statues are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and hold significant cultural and historical importance. They provide a glimpse into the rich Buddhist heritage of the region.

In the afternoon, you will have time to explore the local market in Bamiyan, where you can experience the vibrant atmosphere and shop for local crafts, souvenirs, and traditional items.

This day offers a blend of historical exploration and cultural immersion as you discover the ancient city of Zuhak and marvel at the magnificent Buddha statues in Bamiyan.

On Day 3, your journey continues in Bamiyan. The day begins with a visit to Band-e Amir National Park, a stunning natural gem characterized by its deep blue lakes. You will have the opportunity to admire the beauty of the lakes, take in the surrounding landscapes, and immerse yourself in the park’s tranquility.

Afterward, you will explore the Gholghola Ancient City, another significant archaeological site in Bamiyan. Gholghola was once a thriving medieval city known for its ancient ruins and historical importance. You can wander through the remnants of the city, learning about its past and imagining what life was like centuries ago.

In the afternoon, you will have some free time to revisit the Bamiyan market, allowing you to further explore and experience the local culture. You may find unique handicrafts, interact with locals, and savor the local cuisine.

Day 3 provides you with a blend of natural beauty, historical exploration, and cultural immersion as you enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Band-e Amir National Park, delve into the ancient ruins of Gholghola, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of Bamiyan’s market.

On Day 4, your time in Bamiyan ends as you prepare to return to Kabul. After breakfast, you will embark on a scenic drive from Bamiyan back to Kabul, enjoying the beautiful landscapes.

Upon reaching Kabul, you will have lunch at 1 pm to refuel before continuing your journey. At 3 pm, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure from Kabul to Dubai. The flight is scheduled for 5:25 pm, marking the end of your visit to Afghanistan and the beginning of your journey back to Dubai.

Day 4 concludes your exploration of Bamiyan and signifies the end of your stay in Afghanistan as you return to your home or onward to your next destination.

  • 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.


  • 4 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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4-day tour of Afghanistan – Kabul + Bamiyan
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  • Kabul
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  • 3-star hotels with breakfast
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  • Kabul, Zuhak, Bamiyan, Gholghola

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