Check in for your flight to Kabul, Afghanistan.
Arrival in the capital Kabul and briefing. Afternoon tour of the city will include a visit to the hills of Bibi Mahru, Sakhi Shrine, Babur’s Garden and the British Cemetery.
A day trip to Panjshir Valley, described as the most beautiful place in Afghanistan by locals. We will stop to view the Tomb of Ahmed Shah Massoud, the Lion of Panjshir and Afghanistan’s most universally revered Mujahedin commander, as well as stopping off at a local fish restaurant on the banks of the Panjshir River.
We will fly to Bamian, the capital of the Hazarajat – home of the Hazara and one of the most peaceful places in Afghanistan. When we arrive in Bamian, we will have time to look at the hillsides containing many caves in which monasteries and Buddhist carvings were once situated.
We will spend 2 full days in and around Bamian, an area of striking natural beauty. The mountains and valleys are dotted with ruins from Afghanistan’s past as well as friendly Hazara villages. It is one of the few place in Afghanistan where we can walk freely and safely in a rural environment.
The Lapis Lazuli blue waters of Band-e-Amir are often the highlight of any trip to Afghanistan. Legend has it that the dams that separate the 5 lakes were made by Ali, Prophet Mohammad’s cousin and son-in-law. However, geologists insist that they are natural dams made from mineral deposits. The lakes’ contrasts to the stark landscape surrounding them only adds to the beauty of this area.
We will also visit the natural landscape of Dragon Valley, see the ruins of Shah e Zohak (Red Fort) and the remains of Shah e Golghola (The City of Screams).
Morning flight back to Kabul.
An afternoon in Kabul to visit Shah-e-Doh Shamshira Mosque, Omar Land Mine Museum and the Kabul Museum.
Time for shopping on Chicken Street before transfer to airport for flight home.
Home Sweet Home!
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