Ancient Civilization Tour

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Facilities


  • Wifi

  • Hotel

  • Transfer

  • Transport

  • Site Seeing

  • Guide

  • First Aid

  • Meal
  • Photo Gallery

Price: Starting from $215 USD* /per pax

Duration: 03 Days, 02 Nights
Attractions 8th Century Buddhist Monastery, and 3rd Century B.C. City
Area Covered Bogra, Mahasthangarh, Paharpur, Sariakandi
Best Time October - February
Availability: Round the Year (except Sunday)
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Among the whole Indian Subcontinent, Somapura Mahavihara is the largest and best known Buddhist Monastery from 8th century, and is the most impressive archaeological sites in Bangladesh and an UNESCO World Heritage site too. On the other hand Mahasthangarh is the earliest urban archaeological site so far discovered in Bangladesh. Its contains the remains of an ancient city which was known as Pundranagara from 3rd century B.C. The fortified area was in use till 18th century AD.

In this tour, we will take you to visit “Somapura Mahavihara” and “Mahasthangarh” to know the ancient civilizations and their history in Bangladesh. You will also get a chance to visit the “Chars” (river island) of Jamuna in Sariakandi, where you can observe the simple life of people living there.

    Tour Highlights:
  • Visit Sompur Maha Bihara, the Largest Buddhist Monastery from 8th Century in Asia, an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Visit Mohasthangarh, the earliest urban archaeological site so far discovered in Bangladesh from 3rd century B.C.
  • Observe simple Life of Farmers on the Island of river Jamuna, one of the Major Rivers of Bangladesh.
  • Boat Ride on river Jamuna, one of the Major Rivers of Bangladesh.
  • Visit local families to know their Culture, Tradition and Life-Style.
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01Day One: Dhaka - Bogra by Car, and Char of Jamuna
  • Our guide will meet you at your pick-up place by 07:00 AM to pick you up and drive to Bogra (200 km, 6 hrs).
  • Upon arrival, check-in, freshen up, and have lunch in the hotel’s dine in.
  • After lunch, start drive at 02:30 PM, towards Sariakandi (50 km, 1.30 hrs). Visit Chars (River Island) by a boat, in the middle of the river Jamuna. Visit local farmers house to observe how people live on that island, struggling with the natural calamities.
  • Just before sunset heading back to Bogra (50 km, 1.30 hrs).
  • Dinner at hotel’s dine in.
  • Overnight at Bogra (Hotel Naz Garden or Momo Inn).
  • End of day 01.
02Day Two: Somapura Mahavihara, and Local Market
  • After breakfast, drive to Paharpur (75 km, 2.30 hrs) at 09:00 AM.
  • After arrival, visit Somapura Mahavihara (Sompur Bihar). This was the Largest Buddhist Monastery, South of Himalayas (South Asia) from 8th This is the most impressive archaeological site in Bangladesh and a UNESCO World Heritage Site too. You will visit Somapura Mahavihara Museum as well.
  • Take break for tea and snacks instead of lunch in a local restaurant. Because this place is quite remote then the other places and didn’t have any good quality restaurant.
  • Enough for today. Drive back to Bogra (75 km, 2.30 hrs) in the afternoon. We will made a stop to visit a local village market (bazaar) on the way.
  • Dinner at hotel’s dine in or down town to taste something differen.
  • Overnight at Bogra (Hotel Naz Garden or Momo Inn).
  • End of day 02.
03Day Three: Mahasthangarh, and Drive to Dhaka
  • km, 35 min). After visiting Gokul Medh, start to Vasu Bihar (15 km, 45 min).
  • After Vasu Bihar, then go to Bihar Dhap (5 km, 15 min).
  • From Bihar Dhap, now will go to visit Mahasthangarh (10 km, 25 min).
  • Upon arrival visit the Mahasthangarh Museum. Then we will visit the remains of this ancient city which still bear the proof of earliest civilizations of Bangladesh from 3rd century B.C.
  • Have tea break and then start drive to Dhaka (230km, 7 hrs) from Mahasthangarh.
  • Lunch on a highway restaurant, on the way.
  • Reach Dhaka in the early evening, and drop you off at your destination.
  • Say good bye.
  • End of day 03.
  • End of the tour.
Tour Includes:
  • All Pick-up and Drop-off service.
  • 02 Nights accommodation in hotels (twin sharing basis) as mentioned in the itinerary, with complementary breakfast.
  • All boat rides.
  • All sites entrance tickets.
  • Air-conditioned adequate Transportation.
  • Experienced and well-behaved driver.
  • English speaking, and experienced full time Guide.
  • All tips except our Guide, Driver, and Boat Crew.
Tour Excludes:
  • Any food, drinks, or beverage other than mentioned above.
  • Any personal item(s).
Availability:
  • Minimum 02 people are required to book this tour.
  • Tour is available at Friday, Saturday and any Govt. Holidays.
Eating :
  • 02 breakfast are included on this trip. You need to pay for rest of the lunches and dinners during your trip.
  • Restaurants are widely available everywhere. There are few types of restaurant you will find, depends on their food, quality, hygiene and price. Our guide will help you to find decent restaurant where you will get the best quality food.
  • Most of the common Bengali Food is very tasty rather than Indian food. But the main difference is that the Bengali Food is bit spicy considering the Indian dishes.
  • Most of the places in Bangladesh you will find some common food like Kichuri (Kichudi / Kichdi), and Biriyani (Birani). Kichuri is a dish make with aromatic rice and lentils and served with a piece of meat or egg. Other hand Biriyani is a special dish cooked together with meat, aromatic rice and added spices.
  • You will find some Fast-Food corner as well. You can also find Samosa (Somocha) and Singara (Samosa) as a snacks everywhere.
  • Tea and soft drinks are very cheap. Mineral water is widely available.
  • We can take you to the Western Restaurant (depends on availability) if you wish (only on private tour) on your own expenses.
  • Note: For more details please see Terms & Conditions and Blog Posts.
Tipping / Bakshis:
  • Tipping is common practice in Asia. There is no fixed limit in Bangladesh for tipping; most workers will expect a small tip, especially from foreigners. Anything from 100 Taka upwards, depending on the service provided by person.
  • At the end of the tour, if your principle guide and the driver have been helpful then you could think about tipping them. The amount can obviously be left to you.
  • Note: For more details please see Blog Posts.
Advise:
  • Booking this tour at least 02 weeks in advance is advised.
  • Required full advance payment to book this tour.
  • It’s ok to wearing shorts on this tour. But it will be decent for ladies to wear trouser, while visiting char.
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