Trip reference number: HPDB

Trip Operator: Nijhoom Tours

Discover Bangladesh (28 Days)

From: £2517.60**

Holiday package to experience the best places and attractions in Bangladesh recommended by popular travel guides like BRADT and Lonely Planet, and beyond their recommendations! Focusing mostly on the people and culture of Bangladesh, this package takes you to explore more offbeat destinations outside the capabilities of the guide books, and ends with couple of days of beach leisure before returning home. If you would like to discover the hidden gems of Bangladesh beyond the reach of regular tourists, this is the perfect package for you.

Starting with visiting Dhaka, you will experience the life on the Ganges Delta in Barisal. From there take the century old Rocket Paddle Steamer, and spend three days inside Sundarbans Mangrove Forest, visiting the amazing Mosque City of Bagerhat en route. Next few days you’ll explore the rich archaeological sites in Rajshahi and Rangpur division – beautiful Hindu temples, Jaminder palaces, Buddhist monasteries from ancient time, and historic mosques from medieval period, before returning to Dhaka.

After that you’ll visit the tea region of Bangladesh – Srimangal and Sylhet to visit it’s numerous tea gardens, national parks, tribal villages, and enjoy boat ride on beautiful rivers and canals. From there you go to Chittagong Hill-Tracts area, home of many tribal groups of Bangladesh.

Starting with visiting the Ship Breaking Yards of Chittagong, you'll have a pleasent boat ride at beautiful Kaptai Lake and Sangu River, explore the beautiful hills of Bandarban, and experience lifestyle of it’s many tribal groups. Later relax for couple of days on the beaches of Cox’s Bazar and discover some of its hidden gems before heading towards home.

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Tour Itinerary

Day-01: Arrival in Dhaka

Pick-up from Dhaka airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Dhaka (Hotel Civic Inn)

Day-02: Old Dhaka and Ferry

Visit key attractions of New and Old Dhaka the whole day, board a traditional ferry in the evening. Overnight on the ferry (Sleeping Cabin).

Day-03-04: Backwaters of Barisal

Experience life on the heart of Ganges Delta in Barisal, where everything is based on rivers. Explore the calanls for two days and experience the traditional lifestyle of people. Visit floating markets, brick factories, schools, go overland and walk in the villages and interect with the locals, visit bazaars on the land. Discover a very remote part of the country where most of the people hardly ever seen any foreigner before. Overnight at Barisal (Hotel Arena).

Day-05: Rocket Steamer, and UNESCO World Heritage City Bagerhat

Enjoy the day time journey on Rocket Paddle Steamer. Visit the beautiful mosques at 15th century Mosque City of Bagerhat, transfer to Mongla in the evening. Overnight at Mongla (Parjatan Hotel Posur)

Day-06-08: Sundarbans Mangrove Forest

Full 03 days excursion to Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest on earth, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stay on our house-boat anchoring in remote places deep inside the forest on each night. Explore the narrow creeks and canals on an wooden boat quietly early morning and evening each day in search of a Bengal tiger and other wildlife and birds, trek inside the forest, watch wildlife from a watch tower in the evening. Transfer to Khulna on the 3rd day evening. Overnight at Sundarbans and Khulna (Our House-Boat and City Inn Hotel)

Day-09-14: Archaeology of Rajshahi

Take the morning train to Rajshahi. Visit some of the best archaeological sights of the country, including the beautiful terracotta temples of Puthia and the magnificent Kantaji Temple of Dinajpur, ancient Bengal capital Gauda located on the border between India and Bangladesh, Sultanate period Bagha and Kusumba Mosque, the palaces of Natore and Tajhat Palace of Rangpur, impressive Sompur Mahabhihara - the largest Buddhist monastery south of Himalayas from 8th century and a UNESCO World Heritage Sight. Visit villages of Santhal tribe and a remote island of Jamuna river to experience the traditional lifestyle of Bangladeshi people. Overnight at Rajshahi, Rangpur & Dhaka (Hotel Nice, Hotel Naz Garden, RDRS Guest House and Hotel Civic Inn)

Day-15-17: Tea Plantations of Srimangal

Take a four hour train ride and spend 03 days at Srimangal, the tea capital of Bangladesh. Visit numerous tea gardens, tribal villages, rubber gardens, lemon orchards, and pineapple gardens; taste the famous 7 layer tea. Walk inside the trails of tea gardens, and trek inside Lawachhara National park in search of birds and rare animals, specially the Hulluk Gibbons. Overnight at Srimangal (Nisorgo Eco Resort)

Day-18-19: Nature of Sylhet

Spend these two days visiting picturesque Jaflong and blue water canal Lalakhal in Sylhet. You'll visit the Khasia tribal villages at jaflong, ride boat on Piain river and photograph the stone collection and crushing activities. Fly to Dhaka on the second day evening. Overnight at Sylhet & Dhaka (Noorjahan Grand Hotel and Hotel Civic Inn)

Day-20: Old Capital Sonargaon

Visit Sonargaon, the old capital of Bengal, including the Folk-Art Museum, abandoned Panam City, 15th century Goaldi Mosque. Experience life on a river island of Meghna. Overnight at Dhaka (Hotel Civic Inn)

Day-21-25: Chittagong Hill-Tracts

Chittagon Hill-Tracts area is the home of the numerious indiginous groups in Bangladesh. In these four days you'll visit villages of many tribal groups, tribal bazaars, visit tribal handicraft markets and Buddhist temples, enjoy boat ride on beautiful Kaptai Lake and Sangu River - the most naturally beautiful river in Bangladesh. You'll also visit the Ship Breaking Yards in Chittagong to experience how the giant commercial vessels from all over the world come here and teared apart into pieces of steel. Also visit World War II cemetery at Chittagong. Overnight at Chittagong, Rangamati, and Bandarban (Hotel Grand Park, Parjatan Hotel, and Hillside Resort)

Day-26-27: Fishing Industry and the Beaches of Cox's Bazar

On these two days, we'll give you an overview of the massive fishing industry of Cox's Bazar, where the largest unbroken sandy beach in the world is located. You'll visit the main fishing port of Cox's Bazar, which is the largest of it's kind in this region, full of activities and perfect for photography. Also visit some fishing village to experience the lifestyle of the fishermen, and the endless dry fishing yards. Leisure on the beach in between and fly back to Dhaka on the second day. Overnight at Cox's Bazar & Dhaka (Long Beach Hotel and Hotel Civic Inn)

Day-28: Departure

Transfer to airport for departure according to your flight, say good bye. End of the tour.

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