Bangladesh Classic Tour
Discover Bangladesh, an incredible Asian country still unknown to mass tourism but with plenty to offer to adventorous and curious travellers. This classic tour will make you visit all the main attractions of the country, from the main cities, with their palaces, temples and shrines, to the rich natural heritage of Bangladesh, including Sunderban mangrove forest and Kaptai Lake.Read more
Here are some of the highlights of the itinerary:
Upon arrival in the morning, meet and greet at Dhaka airport and transfer to your hotel. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. The city tour will cover Dhakeshwari Hindu Temple, Lalbagh Fort, Star Mosque and Shadorghat.
Dinner in a local restaurant and overnight in Dhaka. (Dhaka city tour will depend on the arrival time of your flight).
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and transfer to Rajshahi, the city of silk or mango. Enroute visit Putia temple and some old hindu temples such as Govindha, Gopal, Shiva, Anika temples and Rajbari Putia.
In the afternoon, upon arrival in Rajshahi, check in to the hotel and late lunch in a local restaurant. Time permitting, you'll visit a silk factory. Dinner in a local restaurant and overnight in Rajshahi.
Breakfast at the hotel. Travel to Khulna. Enroute visit the Tomb of Lalon Shah, the spiritual beggar and famous mystic poet of the Bengali literature, where you will enjoy a famous mystic Lalon folk song. You'll also visit Shilaidaha Kuthibari, the house of Thagore, a poet and Nobel Prize winner.
Lunch in a local restaurant, then drive towards Khulna. In the evening check in to the hotel, dinner in a local restaurant and overnight.
After an early breakfast set off for Mongla. Enroute you will visit a 60-dome mosque and World Heritage Site in Bagherat, known as Khhan Jahan Ali Mosque. Packed lunch. After the visit continue to Mongla and Sunderban mangrove forest where you will be transferred to your vessel in the late afternoon and start your journey towards Katka station.
After a couple of hours your boat will stop in Dhangmari/Changpai for some formalities. Dinner served on board. Anchorage in Katka and forest activities with an experience guide. Overnight on board.
The Sunderban is the largest continuous mangrove forest in the world, covering about 10,000 sq. km of delta marshland. It's a Unesco Worls Heritage Site and habitat of the famous royal Bengal tiger.
Activities in the forest will include visiting the narrow creeks by country boat and observation of wildlife. A short walk inside the forest and the beach or watching tower might be arranged.
Back on the boat, you'll sail towards Kochikhali, or Tiger Point. Upon arrival you will take a short walk around the forest office area. BBQ dinner and overnight on board.
In the early morning the boat will start its journey back to Khulna. In the afternoon you will try your hand at fishing with the otters and then visit Joymoni fishermen village. Cruise towards Khulna. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served on board.
In the evening you will reach Khulna and you'll be transferred to your hotel for overnight.
After breakfast drive to Jessore airport to reach Dhaka by a 45-minute domestic flight. Upon arrival in Dhaka, lunch in a local restaurant. Time permitting, visit the National Museum or just relax and go shopping.
In the afternoon transfer to the domestic airport to fly to Chittagong. It's a one-hour flight. Once in Chittagong, transfer to the hotel, dinner in a local restaurant and overnight.
After breakfast set off to colorful Bandarban. It's a 3-hour drive: enroute visit a salt industry and brick field. Upon arrival check in to your hotel/motel/resort. Lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, trek to Shailapropat waterfalls and Bawm village Faruq Para. Return to Katching Gata and transfer to a country boat for a cruise in Shangu river to Modhom Para Marma village. Dinner in a tribal restaurant. Overnight in Bandarban.
After breakfast the entire day is dedicated to visiting the tribal area around Bandarban, with Murong, Marma and Bawm villages. You'll also visit the Golden Temple. Lunch in a local restaurant.
Dinner and overnight in Bandarban.
After breakfast travel to Rangamati, a colorful district of Chakma ethnic group, the largest in the country. It's a 3.5-hour drive. Upon arrival you'll visit the Ethnological Museum and check in to your motel.
Lunch in the motel restaurant. In the afternoon visit a handloom factory and Raj Ban Bihar Buddhist temple. In the evening visit a bazaar in the downtown area. Dinner and overnight in the motel.
After breakfast cruise in Kaptai Lake, a large artificial lake surrounded by forests. You may also visit the villages and markets along the coasts. Lunch in a traditional restaurant operated by tribal people.
After lunch return to the motel and then departure for Chittagong (3 -hour drive). Upon arrival in Chittagong check in to the hotel. Dinner in a local restaurant and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to reach Dhaka by domestic flight in the morning. Upon arrival drive to Sonargoan, the ancient capital of Bengal. Visit Panam city and Goaldi mosque. Return to Dhaka and late lunch in a local restaurant.
Check in to your hotel, dinner in a local restaurant and free evening for shopping. Overnight in Dhaka.
Free time till departure. Transfer to the airport. End of services.
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