We, Indus Caravan, have re-started our tour operations in Afghanistan. Individual/Group travel arrangements are made with full attention to the latest information and developments after the new Taliban regime set in 2021.
Afghanistan is a land of various ethnic groups, including Tajik, Pashtun, Uzbek, Hazara and Wakhi, influenced by Central, West and South Asia, and through which great civilizations in history have passed. It is a magical country that although they still face many problems, its diversity is what makes it so attractive.
The Bamiyan Caves, as well as many sites with Buddhist-built stupas and monastery remains are scattered across the southern and northern parts of the Hindukush. The different styles of Buddhist monuments from neighboring Pakistan are interesting, and inspire the romanticism of the historic Silk Road.
In the North, Mazar-e Sharif, a hub town in the north, Balkh, dotted with ancient and medieval ruins, and the bazaars of the Uzbek and Turkmen peoples are bustling, full of Silk Road ambience. Western Afghanistan has beautifully decorated medieval sites, including the mosque in Herat and The Ghurid dynasty minaret <Minar-e Jam>.
Afghanistan has beautiful natural areas, with deserts, mountainous areas comprising the Hindu Kush and its tributaries, and the plains. The mountainous landscapes around Band-e Amir and Bamiyan are among the most scenic in Afghanistan, and the mountainous landscape of Badakhshan, Wakhan corridor is uniquely attractive.
Afghanistan is known as the crossroads of ethnic groups and civilizations. The beautiful people and their traditional costumes are fascinating, especially for visitors.
We have been operating tours in Afghanistan since 2003, and in accordance with the 2023 Foreign Travel Regulations in Afghanistan, we have travel arrangements with permits for all destinations. We are highly experienced and confident about visiting Bamiyan area and other Buddhist sites.
Itinerary to visit the Bamiyan caves, Band-e Amir and Kabul. This tour can be done in 4 days , but we recommend having 3 nights in beautiful Bamiyan ( 5 nights/6 days program).
Itinerary includes visits to the Bamiyan caves and surrounding caves, Band-e Amir, and Surkh Kotar, Takht-e Rostam, Mazar-e Sharif and Balkh in the North.
This is an adventure program on the central route from Bamiyan to Herat. For real adventure lovers, with rough off-roading and overnight stays in Chai khana. You won't want to miss the medieval Silk Road sites such as Chehel Burj and the minaret of Jam, which are along the way to Herat.
This number of days depends on the area you want to visit and the point of entry into Afghanistan. Overnight stays will be in a local home, yurt and tent on adventure tracks.