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Afghanistan In 8 Days

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An 8-day trip following on from our first Afghanistan in 7 Days trip. We start in the capital, Kabul, before flying to Bamian, one of the most peaceful places in Afghanistan to see the ancient Buddha niches and the Lapis Lazuli blue waters of Band-e-Amir, followed by a visit to Herat to see many of the most ancient buildings in the country.

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    All about the Afghanistan In 8 Days.

    An 8-day trip following on from our first Afghanistan in 7 days trip. The blossom is out and the country is at its greenest. We start in the capital, Kabul, before flying to Bamian, one of the most peaceful places in Afghanistan to see the ancient Buddha niches and the Lapis Lazuli blue waters of Band-e-Amir, followed by a visit to Herat to see many of the most ancient buildings in the country.

    Highlights:

    • Discover the remains of the Buddhas of Bamian
    • See the lakes at Band e Amir
    • Explore the ancient city of Herat

    Start Point: Kabul, Afghanistan
    End Point: Kabul, Afghanistan

    Maximum number of people: 8

    Cost: US$2450
    Single supplement (optional): US$280
    A US$400 deposit is required to reserve a place on this trip.  The deposit amount will be charged at checkout, the balance shall be requested 60 days prior to the start of the trip.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • All accommodation
    • Breakfast
    • Transport/transfers
    • Guiding
    • 4 internal flights within Afghanistan (Kabul-Bamian/Bamian-Kabul/Kabul-Herat/Herat-Kabul)
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Any necessary visas
    • Insurance
    • Flights to Afghanistan
    • Entrance fees
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Drinks
    • Tips
    • Any additional flights needed in Afghanistan that may be necessary due to security concerns.
    1. Day 1 Arrive - Kabul

      Arrival and briefing. If you arrive early then you have time to visit Kabul. Options include Kabul museum, Sakhi shrine, Babur’s Gardens or the hills of Bibi Mahru.
      Overnight in Kabul.

    2. Day 2 Kabul - Bamian

      We will fly between Kabul and Bamian, the capital of the Hazarajat – home of the Hazaras 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.
      Overnight in Bamian.

    3. Days 3 & 4 Bamian and around

      We will spend 2 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 places 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, the prophet Mohamed’s cousin and son in law. However geologists insist they are natural dams made from mineral deposits. The lakes contrast 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).
      Overnight in Bamian.

    4. Day 5 Bamian - Kabul - Herat

      Early morning flight from Bamian to Kabul. Lunch in Kabul then afternoon flight to Herat. Overnight in Herat.

    5. Day 6 Herat

      Herat has the largest collection of ancient buildings in Afghanistan and we will take a full day to explore the city and its surroundings including the Friday Mosque, the Tomb of Gowar Shad, the Masullah Complex and the atmospheric shrine of Khoja Ansari at Gazar Gah. Overnight in Herat.

    6. Day 7 Herat - Kabul

      A morning in Herat to visit any sights we may have missed on Day 6. Fly to Kabul in the evening.
      Overnight in Kabul.

    7. Day 8 Kabul - End of trip

      If there is time before your flight we can take you for some last-minute shopping in Kabul.
      You will be dropped at the airport.
      End of trip.

    Accommodation

    We do not and cannot offer a uniform accommodation standard on our itineraries. We consider comfort, location, design, character, historical interest and whether the money we spend will go into the pockets of the local community when we make our choices of where to stay.
    The accommodation will be based on 2 people sharing.
    An optional single supplement can be purchased for US$280.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Included in the price:
    • All accommodation
    • Breakfast
    • Transport/transfers
    • Guiding
    • 6 internal flights within Afghanistan (Kabul-Herat/Herat-Kabul, Kabul-Bamian/Bamian-Kabul, Kabul-Mazar/Mazar-Kabul)
    Not included in the price:
    • Any necessary visas
    • Insurance
    • Flights to Afghanistan
    • Entrance fees
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Drinks
    • Tips
    • Any additional flights needed in Afghanistan that may be necessary due to security concerns.

    We do not directly arrange international flights to Afghanistan. We can suggest routes and operators.
    You can also contact the Untamed Borders dedicated team at Flight Centre for suggested routes.
    Mail: untamedborders@rtwexperts.co.uk
    Phone: +44(0) 844 560 9966

    We do not arrange Afghanistan visas directly. We will provide visa support in the form of letters of invitation to assist in your Afghanistan visa application.

    With the exception of breakfast, meals are not included as part of the trip. In our experience people sometimes want to eat different things in different places at different times. We know some great places and will also happily show you some of our favourite restaurants and tea houses. Some are luxurious, some are earthier, but all have character. However, we do not pretend to be the arbiters of good taste and are equally happy for you to go off and find your own favourites.

    In Afghanistan, we take at least 2 vehicles when driving between towns if there is a big group, for safety reasons. If there is a breakdown we will not be left stranded. When we choose our vehicles and drivers we take into consideration the road conditions, the length of journey and the competence of the man behind the wheel (not a laughing matter in a country that should be the setting for a live-action version of the Wacky Races). Your comfort and enjoyment of the journey is the first priority.

    On this trip, you will be accompanied by 2 team leaders from Untamed Borders. This allows for greater security and means that there will always be someone on hand to help or assist you even if the other team leader is busy arranging something. Sometimes we also hire local guides. If we are a large group, we may wish to split into smaller groups for city tours to allow greater flexibility and keep a lower profile. An extra local guide allows us to do that.

    Trips to Afghanistan do create dangers all of their own and whilst we want you to have as much freedom as possible we must state that the tour leader has the final word with regards to changes in the itinerary for safety reasons. Whilst the route we have chosen passes through areas that we consider to be stable things can change and we may have to alter the route or cancel sections of the trip at short notice. If there is an extra expense incurred due to the change of itinerary then you may be asked to bear part of that cost. For example, if we have to fly between cities rather than drive.Contact us for further information at info@untamedborders.com

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