Travel Agencies and Tourism

Afghanistan is steadily regaining its past reputation as a beautiful country with hospitable people. Up until the 1970’s, Afghanistan was a popular destination for its unique culture and diverse terrain. Recent travelers often remark that Afghanistan’s historical legacy and stark landscape is the initial reason they visit. However, they leave with a newfound respect for the enduring spirit of the people. Attractions in Afghanistan center on its diverse history, culture and beautifully rugged terrain.

Eco-travel agencies are already operating in Afghanistan. Avid mountain climbers and skiers are delighted by Afghanistan’s imposing mountains of the Hindu Kush. Global Exchange (www.globalexchange.org), a non-profit organization, was one of the first organizations to provide a packaged tour in 2002 for those interested in surveying and developing a sense for understanding Afghanistan’s culture and environment. Global Exchange is currently promoting upcoming reality tours for 2006/2007. Tours provided by Distant Horizons (www.distant-horizons.com) also offers eager explorers a unique opportunity to journey to Afghanistan with a knowledgeable tour guide and detailed itinerary. U.S. companies such as Pamir Travel www.pamirtravels.com) and Afghan Travel and Tours (Contact: ahmedb1961@yahoo.com) have been selected by Ariana Airlines as their official representatives in the U.S.

Travel Agencies in the United States that service Afghanistan

Afghan Tours and Travel
Contact: Ahmed Barak
4300 King Street Suite 130
Alexandria, VA 22302
Phone: (703) 880-4540
Toll Free: 1 (866) 323-8609
Cell: 202 3913999
Email: ahmedb1961@yaoo.com
Web http://www.flyariana.us
*Authorized Ariana Airlines agent

LIDA Travel Inc
Contact: Lida Behnam
1300 Roundhouse Ln.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (703) 719-5432
Toll Free: 1 (888) 719-9191
Email: lidatravel@gmail.com
Website: www.lidatravel.com
Facebook:LIDA Travel Inc

Pamir Travel
Contact: Hashmat Ansari
37477 Fremont Blvd. Suite C,
Fremont, CA 94536; USA
Tel: (510) 791-5566
Email: hashmat@pamirtravels.com
*Authorized Ariana Airlines agent

Travel Agencies in Afghanistan

Anaar Travels
Opposite. Indian Embassy,
Interior Ministry Road,
Shahre Nav, Kabul, Afghanistan
Tel 1: + 93 (79) 308-303
Tel 2: + 93 (79) 309-713
Email: contact@anaartravels.com
Website: www.anaartravels.com

The Great Game Travel Company Afghanistan
PO Box 361
Central Post Office
Kabul, Afghanistan
Tel: tel: +93-799-489-120
Email: kabul@greatgame.travel
Website: www.greatgametravel.com

Tour Agencies in the United States that service Afghanistan

Distant Horizons
Contact: Janet Moore
350 Elm Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802; USA
Tel 1: (562) 983-8828
Tel 2: 1 (800) 333-1240
Fax: (562) 983-8833
Email: amandab@distant-horizons.com
Website: www.distant-horizons.com

Global Exchange
Contact: Ceanna Stephens
2017 Mission Street, #303
San Francisco, CA, 94110
Tel: (415) 255-7296 ext. 261
Fax: (415) 255-7498
Email: ceanna@globalexchange.org
Website: www.globalexchange.org