Afghanistan Highlights Tour


1 04/10/2024

Arrival into Kabul

• Arrive into Kabul and transfer to the hotel for check-in.

• After will explore the bird market and the Sakhi Shrine in the west of Kabul.

• Overnight in Kabul.

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2 05/10/2024


• After breakfast, we will head to Herat where we will visit the Masjidi Jami Mosque, followed by a short visit to the tile factory of Herat, and then the historical site of the Herat Citadel.

• In the afternoon we will also have the chance to look around Herat Bazaar.

• Overnight in Herat.

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3 06/10/2024

Tour of Herat

• We will start the day by paying a visit to the Tomb of Goharshad, and the Minarets of Herat.

• In the afternoon we will visit the Guzargah Mosque, and then the Puli Malaan, a 12th century arched bridge.

• We will then board a domestic flight back to Kabul in the late afternoon and head to Bamiyan.

• Overnight in Bamiyan.

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4 07/10/2024


• Today we will visit several historical sites such as the Buddha Niches, and the ruins of both Shar-e Gholghola (City of Screams) and Shar-e Zuhak (The Red City).

• Overnight in Bamiyan.

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5 08/10/2024

Band-e-Amir National Park

• Today we journey to the Band-e Amir National Park to visit the six blue lakes, before journeying back to Bamiyan in the afternoon.

• Overnight in Bamiyan.

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6 09/10/2024

Journey to Mazar-e-Sharif

• We will depart for a full-day drive toward Mazar-e-Sharif, through the Hindukush mountain ranges and passing through 5 provinces; Bamiyan, Parwan, Baghlan, Samangan, and Balkh.

• We will arrive into Mazar-e-Sharif in the evening.

• Overnight in Mazar-e-Sharif.

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7 10/10/2024


• Today we will arrive in Balkh, paying visits to several important historical sites; the Haji Piyada Mosque, the tomb of Rabia Balkhi, the Khoja Parasa Mosque, and the Bala Hisar, the ruins of an ancient citadel.

• In the afternoon we will also visit the Blue Tiled Mosque of Ali in Mazar-e-Sharif.

• Overnight in Mazar-e-Sharif.

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8 11/10/2024

Buzkashi Game

• We will journey to visit Takht-i Rustam, a hilltop settlement site adjacent to Buddhist caves and stupas north of the Hindu Kush pass.

• In the afternoon we will attend a Buzkashi game back in Mazar.

• Overnight in Mazar-e-Sharif.

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9 12/10/2024


• In the morning we will take a domestic flight to Kabul to visit the Shah Do Shamshira Mosque in the heart of Kabul.

• In the afternoon we will then visit the historical park, the Gardens of Babur, and then finally take a walk to the Bibi Mahro Hills for a spectacular view of Kabul.

• Overnight in Kabul.

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10 13/10/2024

Tour Ends

• Transfer to the airport in Kabul for your departure at any time.

Please note:

At the time of writing (November 2023), the blue mosque in Mazar is closed for access. Also, recently females were banned from visiting Band-e Amir national park. This was recently revoked but if it the ban returns then we will arrange an alternative tour for the females in the group this day.


  • - Twin accommodation
  • - All meals
  • - All drinks (water and soft drinks)
  • - Tours, entry fees and English speaking guides
  • - All transport
  • - English-speaking local tour guide
  • - Lupine tour leader
  • - Visa support documents
  • - All entry fees to sites
  • - Airport transfers
  • - International flights
  • - Domestic flights ($250 payable on arrival)
  • - Personal insurance
  • - Single supplement (£150- we can allocate another sole traveller to share with if required, subject to availability)
  • - Visa fees
  • Tour Price: £2250
  • Deposit: £750
  • Single Room Supplement: £150
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