9-day tour of Afghanistan » Kabul + Ghazni + Mazar + Bamiyan

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Embark on a 9-day exploration through the captivating essence of Afghanistan, weaving through its deep-rooted history, abundant culture, and awe-inspiring terrains. Your expedition commences in the heart of the nation, Kabul, a city humming with vitality amid a backdrop of historic bazaars and emblematic landmarks, narrating tales of a turbulent past and a lively present.

The odyssey continues to Ghazni, an ancient city that bore witness to the ebb and flow of grand empires and pivotal routes. Here, you’ll stand before the majestic Ghazni Minarets, echoing the splendors of a bygone era when the city flourished as a nexus of culture and intellect during medieval times.

Your next horizon is Mazar-e-Sharif, famed for its exquisite Islamic architecture and the sacred Shrine of Hazrat Ali. During the time-honored Nauroz festival, the city burgeons with hues and vivacity, allowing a rare glimpse into the cultural tapestry of Afghanistan.

The journey culminates in Bamiyan, where the grandeur of once-majestic Buddhas etched into the cliffs whispers through the remaining niches amidst the arresting scenery, paying homage to a glorious past.

This meticulously curated tour invites you to traverse through Afghanistan’s untouched beauty, diverse traditions, and historical opulence. It’s more than a mere excursion; it’s a heartfelt voyage through a land oft misinterpreted, offering a distinct lens into an enduring legacy and an adventure that will etch in your memory. This is your invitation to the 9-day tour of Afghanistan, a rendezvous with Kabul, Ghazni, Mazar, and Bamiyan—each city a verse in the timeless narrative of this land.

9-day tour of Afghanistan - Kabul, Mazar, Bamiyan, Ghazni
9-day tour of Afghanistan » Kabul + Ghazni + Mazar + Bamiyan Bamiyan

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

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9-day Afghanistan Itinerary

The journey begins with an arrival in Kabul at 6:35 am, followed by a meet and greet at the airport. After the welcoming, guests will be transferred to their hotel, where they can rest for four hours. At 12 pm, a city tour of Kabul will commence, which includes visits to the Bird market, Shah Do Shrine of Shah e du Shamshira, Shah Do Shamshira Mosque, the vibrant Temor Shahi street markets, Farkhonda’s Memorial, and the scenic Bibi Mahro Hills.

On the second day, the journey continues from Kabul to Ghazni. Once in Ghazni, the itinerary includes visiting the city’s famous minarets and the ancient fortress. The day will also have a trip to Ghazni’s open-air war museum, which showcases the region’s military history.

On day three, the tour departs Ghazni for Zuhak Ancient City, where guests will get to explore the ruins of this historical city. Following this, there will be visits to Buddha 1 and Buddha 2 sites, where the great statues once stood. The day concludes in Bamiyan with a chance to shop and explore the local market.

Day four of the itinerary starts in Bamiyan before heading to the Band-e Amir National Park, renowned for its stunning blue lakes and breathtaking landscape. After enjoying the park’s natural beauty, the tour continues to the ruins of Gholghola, the ‘City of Screams.’ The day concludes with a return to Bamiyan, offering the opportunity for further exploration or relaxation in this historic city.

On day five, the journey continues from Bamiyan with a scenic drive to Mazar-e-Sharif. The city, known for its beautiful architecture and rich history, will be the next stop on this adventurous trip. Specific activities or sightseeing in Mazar-e-Sharif are not specified, suggesting a potentially flexible or to-be-determined schedule upon arrival.

Day six of the tour begins in Mazar-e-Sharif and includes visiting the nearby ancient city of Balkh. Here, guests will explore significant historical sites such as Tepe Rustam, a stupa-turned-Zoroastrian temple; the stunning Green Mosque, known for its intricate designs and vibrant color; and Bala Hissar, a fortress offering a glimpse into the region’s past. Following the day’s excursions, the tour returns to Mazar-e-Sharif for the night.

On day seven, the journey continues in Mazar-e-Sharif, starting with a visit to the city’s iconic Blue Mosque, a stunning architectural marvel. The tour then moves on to Samangan, where guests will visit the historical site of Takht-i Rustam, Robatak, and the unique Cave Bazaar. The day concludes in Kholm with a visit to the Bagh e Jana Nama Palace, symbolizing the region’s regal history. The tour then returns to Mazar-e-Sharif for an overnight stay.

On day eight, guests will be transferred to Mazar-e-Sharif airport at 4 am for a 6 am flight back to Kabul. Upon arrival in Kabul, the tour will include visits to the Sakhi Shrine, a sacred site and popular pilgrimage destination; the Gardens of Babur, a historical park and the final resting place of the first Mughal Emperor, Babur; and a return visit to the bustling Bird market.

Day nine, the final day of the tour, starts with a morning visit to the historic Id Gah Mosque in Kabul, one of the most important Islamic sites in Afghanistan. A scenic visit to the Bibi Mahro Hills follows this. Lunch will be at 1 pm, providing some relaxation before a 3 pm transfer to the airport. The trip concludes with a departure from Kabul to Dubai at 5:25 pm, marking the end of this richly diverse and culturally immersive 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.

Highlights

  • 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.

Included

  • 9 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.
  • Afghanistan visa (300-350 USD per person)
  • Lunch and dinner (about 2 USD per meal)
  • All not mentioned as “included”.

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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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9-day tour of Afghanistan » Kabul + Ghazni + Mazar + Bamiyan
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  • Kabul, Ghazni, Zuhak, Bamiyan, Gholghola, Mazar-e-Sharif, Samangan

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