5-day Travel to Afghanistan » Kabul + Bamiyan + Ghazni

5 Days

Welcome to our 5-day travel to Afghanistan for your next adventure! Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through captivating destinations, immersing yourself in the rich history, natural beauty, and vibrant culture of this extraordinary country.

Our Afghanistan tour begins in Kabul, the bustling capital city that combines ancient traditions with modern influences. Discover the vibrant markets, explore historic landmarks, and witness the resilience of the Afghan people as they shape the future of their nation.

Next, we’ll venture to the breathtaking Band-e Amir National Park, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Afghanistan. Marvel at the stunning blue lakes, hike through majestic landscapes, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of this natural wonder.

In Bamiyan, prepare to be awe-struck by the remnants of the colossal Buddha statues that once graced the cliffs of this historic valley. Explore the ancient caves, soak in the serene surroundings, and delve into the rich Buddhist heritage that still echoes through the region.

Our journey continues to Ghazni, a city steeped in history and architectural wonders. Marvel at the Ghaznavid Era Minarets, stroll through the Ghazni Citadel, and visit the open-air war museum that brings the past to life.

Afghanistan is one of the least traveled countries in the world, and throughout this adventure, you will be guided by experienced professionals who will ensure your safety, provide cultural insights, and make your journey seamless and enriching.

Join us on this captivating 5-day travel experience as we unveil the best Afghanistan tourist attractions, revealing a side of this country that few have witnessed. Get ready for an immersive and transformative journey that will leave you with lasting memories and a profound appreciation for the beauty and resilience of Afghanistan.

5-day Journey: Unveiling the Best of Afghanistan
5-day Travel to Afghanistan » Kabul + Bamiyan + Ghazni Travel to Afghanistan

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


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5-day Afghanistan itinerary

Upon arrival at the airport, after picking up your luggage, it is necessary to register for tourist arrival at the Taliban police booth. Our dedicated team will be eagerly waiting for you just outside the airport gates. From there, they will accompany you throughout your journey, ensuring a seamless and secure experience during your time in Kabul. Rest assured, you will be in capable hands as you embark on this remarkable adventure.

In the morning, take some time to relax and rejuvenate in the hotel before embarking on your adventure. As the day unfolds, visit the renowned Bird Market, an enchanting place where birds from around the world are showcased. It’s not just a market but a vibrant hub of life, featuring blacksmiths, sellers, and charming old shops. Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere and witness the diverse tapestry of people from different ethnic backgrounds and regions of Afghanistan.

After a delightful lunch, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the sacred Sakhi Shrine, an ancient mosque adorned with beautiful turquoise tiles. This revered place holds immense significance for Shia Muslims, as it is believed to be the final resting place of Hazrati Ali, the cousin of the Prophet Muhammad. Explore its tranquil surroundings and embrace the spiritual atmosphere that resonates within.

Visit the Shah Do Shamshira Mosque, located at the heart of Kabul city. This mosque was built by King Amanullah Khan in memory of an Arab king who enforced the conversion of Kabul’s people to Islam in 683 AD, wielding two swords. Explore the mosque and appreciate its historical significance.

Next, we will take you to Bibi Mahro Hills, providing an overall view of Kabul city. From this vantage point, you will be able to admire the cityscape and take in the beauty of Kabul from a different perspective.

Get ready for an extraordinary experience in Kabul, where history, culture, and spirituality intertwine to create lasting memories.


Early in the morning, we will depart from the hotel and set off on our journey towards Bamyan. Make hotel check-in, have some rest, and get ready to explore. Our first stop will be the renowned Buddha Niches, where awe-inspiring monumental statues once stood. These magnificent 6th-century Buddha sculptures were carved into the cliffs of the Bamyan Valley, showcasing the rich heritage of the region. Tragically, they were destroyed in March 2001 by the Taliban. However, the historical significance of the Buddha Niches remains, serving as a poignant reminder of the past. This is one of the Afghanistan UNESCO Sites.

Next, we will visit Shahr-e Gholghola, also known as the “City of Screams.” This 13th-century city in Bamyan holds a fascinating history, as it was conquered by Genghis Khan after months of siege. Despite the passage of time, the ruins of Shahr-e Gholghola continue to stand as a testament to the region’s turbulent past.

Our exploration will lead us to Shahr-e Zuhak, also called “The Red City.” These historic city ruins were once home to a thriving community of 3,000 people. Shahr-e Zuhak served as a vital defensive stronghold for the basin, protecting its inhabitants and showcasing the strategic significance of the area.

Prepare to be captivated by the remnants of these ancient sites and the stories they hold. Together, we will delve into the rich history of Bamyan, gaining insights into its cultural heritage and the resilience of its people.


On this day, we will embark on an unforgettable adventure to visit the mesmerizing Blue Lakes of Band-e-Amir. This natural wonder comprises a series of six deep blue lakes, each separated by stunning natural dams formed from travertine, a mineral deposit. The name Band-e-Amir translates to “Commander’s Dam,” with some believing it to be a reference to Ali, the first Imam of Muslims (Shias) and the fourth Caliph of Islam (to Sunnis).

As we explore this enchanting area, you will discover the dominant presence of the Hazara ethnic group, constituting around 23% of Afghanistan’s population. Band-e-Amir holds great significance, as it was intended to become Afghanistan’s first national park in the 1960s. However, due to political crises and decades of war, the park’s establishment was delayed. Nonetheless, in 2004, it was submitted for recognition as a World Heritage site, and in 2009, Band-e-Amir was officially declared Afghanistan’s first national park.

Today, tourists from around the world visit the Band-e-Amir National Park each year, drawn to its breathtaking beauty and natural splendor. After immersing ourselves in the wonders of Band-e-Amir, we will journey back to Bamyan, where you will have the opportunity to explore the local market and experience the vibrant atmosphere. Finally, we will return to the hotel, reflecting on the day’s extraordinary adventures and the unique treasures we encountered along the way.


The drive from Bamyan to Ghazni is an adventure in itself, filled with captivating sights and diverse landscapes. While the road may be rough, the journey is truly worth it. Along the way, you will pass through bustling bazaars, picturesque villages, vast deserts, and breathtaking landscapes, immersing yourself in the beauty of the region.

In Ghazni, a city with a rich history, you will have the opportunity to witness the architectural wonders of the Ghaznavid Era. Marvel at the two remarkable Ghaznavid Era Minarets, exquisite examples of Islamic engineering dating back to the mid-12th century. Explore the Ghazni Citadel, a testament to the city’s ancient past, and delve into the city’s weapon museum, where you can learn more about the military history of the region.

Additionally, you will be amazed by Ghazni’s open-air war museum, which houses a vast collection of old war vehicles. This unique attraction offers a glimpse into the region’s military heritage and provides a fascinating insight into the history of warfare.

Prepare to be captivated by the historical treasures and cultural gems that await you in Ghazni. From architectural marvels to military artifacts, this city has much to offer in terms of historical and cultural exploration.

During your Taliban official meeting in Ghazni, it is important to follow these steps and instructions to ensure a respectful and successful interaction:

Firstly, you will be accompanied by the Ghazni Taliban Tourism and Culture Task Force, who will be there to support and guide you throughout the meeting. Their presence ensures your safety and provides valuable assistance.

Upon arrival at the Government office location, it is customary to remove your shoes before entering the building. This act is a sign of respect for local traditions and demonstrates your willingness to adhere to cultural norms.

Throughout the meeting, maintain a polite and respectful demeanor. Show courtesy and professionalism in your interactions with the Taliban government officials, actively listening to their perspectives and contributions.

Engaging in conversation with the Taliban is essential to fostering positive interactions – as they are very proactive and welcoming of foreign tourists. Show genuine interest in the efforts and initiatives discussed during the meeting. Ask questions, provide input, and actively participate to demonstrate your commitment to mutual understanding and collaboration.

If the officials offer you tea or refreshments, accept with gratitude. This gesture reflects their hospitality and shows your appreciation for their efforts to make you feel welcome. By accepting the offer, you contribute to building a friendly and cooperative atmosphere.

By following these instructions, you will create an environment of respect and collaboration, ensuring a productive and meaningful meeting with the government officials in Ghazni.


In the morning, we will embark on a drive to Kabul, allowing for flexibility depending on the time available. The road is rough but essential to go back to the capital.

After lunch in Kabul city center, we will ensure you reach the airport at about 2 pm on time for your departure at 5 pm – flying back to Dubai, ensuring a smooth and timely return journey. Our team will drop you off at the airport, ensuring that you have ample time to catch your flight back home.

With the drop-off at the airport, our tour comes to an end. We hope you have enjoyed your time exploring Afghanistan’s cultural and historical treasures and that you depart with cherished memories. Safe travels, and thank you for choosing us as your tour operator.


Travel to Afghanistan

  • 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.


  • 5 days in Afghanistan.
  • All accommodations with breakfast.
  • English-speaking local guide.
  • All transportation.
  • All drinks (water and soft drinks).
  • All site entries.
  • All pick-ups and drop-offs.
  • Round-trip domestic flights if existing in tour.
  • Taliban taxes.
  • Visit permits and all monument tickets.

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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5-day Travel to Afghanistan » Kabul + Bamiyan + Ghazni
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  • 3-star hotels with breakfast
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  • Kabul, Bamiyan, Band-e Amir National Park, Ghazni

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