Afghanistan as a Tourist

Afghanistan is unfortunately not a tourist destination due to the current situation, but it’s a real shame as the country has a lot to offer. I recently visited Kabul as a tourist after doing a lot of research, as safety was a concern. A visit to the country can be done completely safely with Afghan Logistics & Tours. I did a lot of research about this company and everyone I contacted only had positive experiences including some journalists and expats.

All the positive feedback made me feel safe about going to Afghanistan and very excited for a unique travel experience. All the correspondence with Afghan Tours & Logistics was excellent, and I had an eight-hour city tour of Kabul with a top professional guide, driver and an armed guard.

Any experienced traveller will tell you the same thing: Never trust the media’s view of a country. I never felt afraid in Afghanistan and I saw how hospitable the people are. Afghan Logistics & Tours showed me several of Kabul sights, and I was also able to walk the streets of Kabul at two markets. They also took care of my airport transfers from Kabul Serena Hotel (Afghanistan’s 5-star hotel) and everything was well-organized and top professional.

Visa:
I obtained my visa in Dubai, and it only took 2 hours with no requirements. An invitation letter is required at some embassies, but mostly not. In Dubai, it cost 40 dollars, and you must bring two passport photos.

Flights:
Several airlines are flying from Dubai. The cheapest airline is Air Arabia that flies from Sharjah Airport, 20 minutes from Dubai. A good alternative would be Fly Dubai.

My visit to Afghanistan was limited to Kabul and only 25 hours total, but it was a unique travel experience with a top professional company. Their prices are very reasonable for the experience you get, and you will feel completely safe from beginning to end.

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