Afghanistan and Pakistan Autumn Combo Tour

Start
Oct 9, 2024
Islamabad
End
Oct 24, 2024
Kabul
Duration
16 days
Price
US$3495.00

TOUR OVERVIEW



This tour has been carefully designed to give a varied overview into everything that Pakistan has to offer, but also conveniently works as the perfect way to get your visa for Afghanistan.

We will begin in the modern capital of Islamabad where we will visit the super funky largest mosque in South Asia and see the more organised side to Pakistan’s beautiful chaos. We will use our time in the capital to get those important visas for the following Afghanistan trip and will also visit the surrounding countryside where we can dive into Pakistan’s ancient history, and small but existent alcohol production industry.

After Islamabad, we head north into some of the most spectacular mountains in the world located in Pakistan’s Hunza Valley. The scenery up here is incredible for you mountain lovers as you’ll be seeing peaks over 6-7000 metres above sea level all around you!

Next we’ll head south to the huge bustling chaotic city of Lahore, which feels like it’s in a different world to Islamabad. Here we’ll experience the Mogul history of Pakistan, visiting the Lahore Fort and the famous Badshahi Mosque, but you’ll also just get the chance to take in the vibe of this unique city. Your senses will be on high alert, with the intensity of the truck building yards, the street doctors, and the truly bizarre potions and notions on every corner.

From Lahore we will of course also visit the famous Wagah Border – a true and functioning border crossing into India, which also happens to be the home of the absolutely unmissable spectacle that’s put on every single day.

We’ll then head back to Islamabad to get our flight to Kabul and continue this epic journey!

The hustle and bustle of Kabul is very different to life in other cities, while life in rural areas is often like stepping back in time. Learning about the history of Afghanistan, as well as finding out about the trials and tribulations of modern day life, we traverse Afghanistan, exploring diverse areas such as Kandahar, Kabul, Mazar, Balkh and Samangan. We'll both drive and fly to cover as much distance as possible.

Highlights include visiting a school for girls right in the heart of Taliban Kandahar, travelling the Silk Road ourselves and visiting the ancient Bactrian capital of Balkh, admiring the over 1000 year old minarets of Sultan Masud at the entrance to Ghazni, and visiting the children's circus in Kabul where local kids get to escape every day life while making friends and having fun.




Faisal Mosque, Islamabad, Pakistan



If you like the look of this tour but the dates don't work for you, or you'd like to do part of the tour, please get in touch and let us know. All our tours are able to be split into smaller sections, we're always scheduling new tours and your dates might work for one of them, or we can always organise an independent tour.

If you're interested in visiting Afghanistan and Pakistan , but don't have time to do them both this time around, this tour can also be done in smaller sections, either Pakistan or Afghanistan.




INCLUSIONS:

Accommodation in twin share at roughly 3 star hotels (breakfast included)

Transport as per itinerary, beginning and ending in Islamabad, and beginning and ending in Kabul

Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the itinerary

SAIGA guide and local guides


SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $750



EXCLUSIONS:

Visa fee

Meals other than breakfast at hotels

Transport to Islamabad at the beginning of the tour, and from Kabul at the end of the tour

Flight between Islamabad and Kabul

Accommodation and any other services before or after the tour

Personal expenses such as souvenirs or any optional activities

Any COVID related expenses


Street doctors, Lahore, Pakistan
Wagah Border, Pakistan


TOUR HIGHLIGHTS


Chant and cheer with locals at the Wagah Border

Witness first-hand the astounding and unbelievable medical practises of the street doctors in Lahore

Explore the vibrant ancient city of Kandahar , previously hard to get to

See first hand how life is for ordinary Afghanis under the Taliban




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Due to safety considerations we choose not to publicise our exact itinerary for Afghanistan.

If you are interested in joining us, please have a look at our Pakistan itinerary here , and get in touch and we will gladly send you the details for Afghanistan.




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