Astonishing Bangladesh

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Price: Starting from $2,299 USD* /per pax

Duration: 29 Days, 28 Nights
Attractions Explore all over Bangladesh and it’s horizon with off beaten track
Area Covered Dhaka, Barisal, Bagerhat, Sundarbans, Khulna, Narail, Rajshahi, Rongpur, Dinajpur, Bogra, Srimangal, Sylhet, Chittagong, Rangamati, Bandarban and Cox’s Bazar.
Best Time September - March
Availability: Round the Year (starting with Friday & Saturday)
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This Bangladesh “Arrival” to “Departure” tour package, “Astonishing Bangladesh” is designed to explore almost every Places and Tour Attractions in Bangladesh, recommended by popular travel guides like bradt and LonelyPlanet and beyond our previous guest’s recommendations.

Key features of this tour package (Astonishing Bangladesh) are focusing mostly on the People, Culture, Nature, and Wildlife of Bangladesh. This tourism package (Astonishing Bangladesh) takes you to explore the most legendary destinations of Bangladesh, including all three UNESCO World Heritage Sites - 60 Dome Mosque at Bagerhat, Sundarbans at Khulna, and Sompur Mahabihara at Paharpur. One day at Khulna to observe Otter Fishing and a Cookery Session. Spending three days at Srimangal - Tea Capital of Bangladesh. Three days at Chittagong Hill Tracts area for experience life, tradition and culture of Tribal Groups - Marma, Mro, Tripura, Bom, Lushei, Tanchangya, Chakma tribe. A day tour in Sonargaon - Old Capital of Bengal, abandoned city Panam and another day tour at Brass and Pottery Village. You will get closer to the nature in Sundarbans, Srimangal, and Hill Tracts Region in Chittagong, and get bit a little touch with History and Culture while exploring some great Archeological Sites in northern part of Bangladesh. Experiencing life of people at river side at Ganges Delta at Barisal with a leisure trip on a Paddle Steamer called Rocket. Feel the vibe of inner strength in the Longest Beach at Cox’s Bazar. If you really like to uncover the hidden treasures of Bangladesh and wants to see the true beauty of her which is she holds beyond the reach of regular tourists, and track outside the capabilities of the guide books, this package is Astonishing Bangladesh) the perfect for you. At the end of this tour you can treasure a unique experience for your life time to take with you before returning home, that you will always remember.

This tour package starts with visiting Dhaka, the “Capital of Bangladesh”, and following you will experience the life on the “Ganges Delta” in Barisal. From there take the century old “Paddle Steamer” called Rocket, onwards visiting the amazing “Mosque City” at Bagerhat, an “UNESCO World Heritage” site, and spend three days inside in Sundarbans, the “World’s Largest Mangrove Forest” in the world. You will see how the fisherman cleverly fishing with the help of Trained Otters, “Otter Fishing” in Narail, which is rare to find in any other parts of Asia. In Khulna you will visit a local family along with a “Cookery Session” where you will learn how to cook “Traditional Bengali Dishes”, and taste them all as well. Next few days you will explore the rich “Archaeological Sites” in Rajshahi and Rongpur division where you will see the beautiful “Hindu Temples”, “Jaminder (Land Lord) Palaces”, and “Buddhist Monasteries” from ancient time, and “Historic Mosques from Medieval Period”, before back to Dhaka.

After that you will visit the “Tea Capital of Bangladesh”, Srimangal to visit it’s lavish “Tea Gardens”, “National Parks and Sanctuary”, “Tribal Villages” of “Khasi” and “Manipuri” tribe, “Wetlands” and besides these a “Cookery Session” where you will learn how to cook “Traditional Bengali Cuisine”, and taste them all. Then the “Holy City”, Sylhet to visit natural “Boulders Mine”, “Betel-Nut” and “Betel-Leaf” gardens, enjoy boat ride on beautiful “Rocky Rivers” and natural “Blue Canals”, you will also visit a local family as a part of your tour where you will not treat as a guest but consider as a part of the family, and of course taste some delicious traditional home made “Sweets” with a delicious cup of tea. From there you will go to Chittagong and will visit the “War Cemetery of 2nd World War”, the “Ship Breaking Yard”, where enormous ships are been dispose, and the junction point of River Karnafuli and Bay of Bengal. After these you will head towards “Hill Tracts Region” home of many “Tribal Groups” (Indigenous People) including “Marma”, “Mro”, “Tripura”, “Bom”, “Lushei”, “Tanchangya”, “Chakma” tribe, and the “Highest Peaks” of Bangladesh. Starting with full day boat ride at beautiful “Kaptai Lake” in Rangamati, you will discover the beautiful “Hills and Mountains” at Bandarban where you will suddenly uncover that “Earth meets Heaven”, along these you will also visit “Buddhist Temple” and participate another “Cookery Session” where you will learn how to make “Traditional Bengali Street Foods and Snacks”, and of course enjoy them all as well. After these entire countrywide journey you will get chance to relax for couple of days at Cox’s Bazar, one of the unbroken “Longest Sea Beach in World”. Then back to Dhaka, to visit “Ancient Capital of Bengal”, Sonargaon and “The Panam City” before heading towards home.

    Tour Highlights:
  • Visit all 03 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bangladesh.
  • Full day City Tour in and around Dhaka, including Rickshaw Rides on narrow streets of Chawk Bazar, and handheld Traditional Wooden Boat Ride on country’s busiest river Buriganga.
  • Overnight journey on a century old Paddle Steamer called Rocket.
  • Visit Floating Markets, Schools, Brick Factories, Coconut Recycle Factories, Timber Market and explore numerous Rivers and Canals by boat in Barisal.
  • Experience the Life and Culture on Ganges Delta.
  • Visit Historical Sites at Bagerhat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a City from 15th Century, along with 60 Dome Mosques.
  • Explore the Largest Mangrove Forest on Earth, Sundarbans for full 03 days.
  • Experience Otter Fishing, where you will see how the fisherman cleverly fishing with the help of Trained Otters, which is rare to find in any other parts of Asia.
  • Visit beautiful Hindu Temples, Palaces, Historic Mosques, Museum and Archeological Sites of Rajshahi and
  • Taste World’s Best Mangoes at Mango Capital of Rajshahi.
  • Visit beautiful Stone Mosques of the rich Historic City Gaur (Gauda), the Ancient Capital of the whole Bengal from Medieval Period.
  • Visit Gorgeous Kantajew Temple in Rongpur, the Most Beautiful Temple in Bangladesh, every inches of it Ornamented with Terracotta Plaques.
  • Visit Sompur Maha Bihara, the Largest Buddhist Monastery from 8th Century in Asia, another UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Spend 03 days at Srimangal, the Tea Capital of Bangladesh, close to the nature and in the middle of endless tea plantations.
  • Trekking inside Lawachara National Park, a Wildlife Sanctuary, and visiting different Tribal Villages (Khasi & Manipuri Tribe).
  • Cycling through the Trails inside the numerous tea gardens.
  • Birds Watching on Baikka Beel, a Wetland and Sanctuary for the Migratory Birds and Conservation Centre, paradise for the Birds Lovers.
  • Visit the Sufi Saint Hazrat Shahjalal’s shrine at Sylhet.
  • Visit natural Boulders Mine, Betel-Nut and Betel-Leaf gardens at
  • Enjoy boat ride on beautiful “Rocky Rivers” and natural “Blue Canals” at
  • Visit a local family as a part of your tour and treat as a part of the family, and taste some delicious traditional Home Made Sweets.
  • Visit Ship Breaking Yard at Chittagong by a boat from the shore of Bay of Bengal and photograph the enormous ship disposal activities.
  • Boat ride on Beautiful Kaptai Lake at Rangamati, the Largest Manmade Lake in Asia.
  • Visit beautiful Hills and Tribal Villages (Marma, Mro, Tripura, Bom, Lushei, Tanchangya, Chakma Tribe) at Chittagong Hill Tracts Region (CHT).
  • Experience simple Life of Farmers on the Island of river Meghna and Jamuna, one of the Major Rivers of Bangladesh.
  • Visit ancient Capital of Bengal, Sonargaon and Panam City.
  • Visit Brass and Pottery Village and observe closely how the Artisan creates such a masterpiece.
  • Visit local families to know their Culture, Tradition and Life-Style.
  • Ride 03 Bangladeshi Trains on different directions, a Unique Experience for life time.
  • 03 Cookery Session to learn some Traditional Bengali Cuisine/ Dishes and later chance to taste it.
  • Taste Freshly cooked various Bengali Cuisine, Street Food and Garden Plucked different Seasonal Fresh Fruits.
  • Leisure on the World’s Longest Unbroken Sandy Beach, Cox’s Bazar.
  • Chances to Shop different types of Authentic and Traditional Clothes, Pearl Jewelries, Ornaments and Handicrafts.
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01Day One: Arrival, and Pick Up
  • Our guide will meet you inside to the airport, pick you up and accompanying you to transfer and check in to your hotel.
  • Lunch or Dinner at hotel’s dine in.
  • Overnight at Dhaka (Hotel Ornate or 71)
  • End of day 01.
02Day Two: Dhaka City Tour, and Paddle Steamer
  • Our guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby at 08:00 AM and visit key tourist attractions in Dhaka (Dacca / Jahangir Nagar) all day long, including Dhakeshwari Temple (Dhakeshwari National Temple / Dhakeshshori Jatio Mondir), Lalbagh Fort (Fort Aurangabad), an incomplete fort of Mughal Era, Chawk Bazar (Chowkbazar), the Oldest and the Biggest Wholesale Market Place of Bangladesh, Star Mosque (Tara Masjid), Armenian Church (Armenian Apostolic Church of the Resurrection), Ahsan Manzil (Pink Palace / Ahsan Monjil), the Official Residence of the Nawab’s of Dhaka and Shankhari Bazaar (Shakhari Bajar), the most Dense Hindu Resident Place in Bangladesh and the area was established in 17th
  • Break for lunch in a descent local restaurant of Old Dhaka (Puran Dhaka) and taste the Traditional and Authentic local Bengali Cuisine (specially the Biriyani).
  • After lunch return to hotel for 1-2 hours for freshen up before heading towards Sadarghat River Port Station.
  • Visit Sadarghat River Port Station (Dhaka Sadarghat / Sodorghat), the Most Busiest River Port Station of South East Asia and enjoy a short boat ride at river Buriganga (Old Ganges) on a traditional handheld wooden boat to feel the rhythm of the live and vibrant river and enjoy sunset.
  • Embark Rocket Steamer (Paddle Steamer / Steamship / Riverboat) at Sadarghat River Station at 18:00 PM. Starting a memorable overnight journey in Rocket Steamer to Barisal (Borishal / Bakla-Chandradwip / Gird-e-Bandar).
  • Taste freshly cooked traditional Bengali dishes in the Rocket Steamer's dine in.
  • Overnight at Rocket Steamer (1st Class Air-Conditioned sleeping cabin).
  • End of day 02.
03Day Three: Barisal, Floating Market, and Experience life on Ganges Delta
  • Disembark at Barisal from Rocket in the early morning around 5.30 AM and transfer to your hotel.
  • After check in and freshen up quickly, drive towards Swarupkati (Sorupkathi) a remote place in Pirojpur district on a Tuk-Tuk or CNG (30 km, 1 hour). Upon arrival you will embark at our waiting motorized country boat and start cruising towards, to see the Floating Market (Vasoman Bajar) or other interesting places depending on the which day of the week. We start the days bit early this part of this tour as because the Floating Market sets around 07:00 AM in the morning and end within 09:00 AM.
  • Breakfast will served on the boat, bought from a local market. Being a very remote place where no decent restaurant is available, menu will be limited to Bread (Loaf / Pau-roti), Jam (Fruit Preserves), Marmalade (Jelly), Nutella (Nocilla) etc. and some seasonal Fruits (Fol). Packed bottle of Mineral drinking Water (Khabar Paani), and Tea (Cha / Chai) or Coffee (Kofi) also served on the boat.
  • You will cruise all day long in the rivers and various small canals in Pirojpur and visit a Floating Market, where people bring everything to sell by boat which is full of activities and perfect for Photography (Chobi Tula). Goods on these markets are mainly sold on wholesale from farmers to vendors.
  • For lunch we will buy some seasonal local fruits like Jackfruit (Kathal), Watermelon (Tormuj), Lychee (Lichu), Mango (Aam), Coconut (Narkel), Guava (Peyara), etc. from local market. We will enjoy our food and continue cruising.
  • You will also visit Bazaars (Bajar) on land, make a stop on villages and have a cup of tea while meeting with the locals and exchange culture with them. You will also visit a Factory Yard (Coconut Recycle Factory) where they mark (separate) fiber from coconut shell which is used as a raw material to make ECO Friendly Carpet and
  • Return to our staring place around 004.00 PM, transfers to Barisal by Tuk-Tuk, and retire for rest of the day.
  • In the evening, we will take you to a descent restaurant at Barisal downtown for dinner.
  • Overnight at Barisal (Hotel Arena).
  • End of day 03.
04Day Four: Backwater Tour, and Experience Life on Ganges Delta
  • Have your breakfast on a local restaurant at Barisal at 7.30 AM and transfer to Swarupkati (Sorupkathi), a remote place in Pirojpur by Tuk-Tuk (30 km, 1 hr). Embark our waiting motorize country boat upon arrival and start cruising afterwards.
  • Today you will visit some other places through the narrow canals and rivers. You will float through the backyards of people’s house and see their lifestyle. Most of the time they welcome you and raise their hands to greet you from the land, visit numerous Guava Gardens (Peyara Bagan) where 80% of country’s Guavas are grown. Observe a Floating Guava Market (Vasoman Peyara Bagan), visit kids, children and teachers on a school where you can talk with them and exchange culture.
  • For lunch locally bought fruits will be served on the boat as previous day. Packed bottle of Mineral drinking Water, and Tea or Coffee also served on boat.
  • Continue our cruising through the narrow canals and rivers and the attraction next for today will be visiting a Timber Market (Kather Bajar) which is the largest market of this type in the Southern Part of Bangladesh. You will see logs dumped beside the river spread in miles long places, carried away on the river water very slowly with the help of a boat, loading and unloading them manually with the help of tide. Also you will see a shore to visit numerous Sawmills (So-Mill) where they saw the logs according to the needs of the customers transfer to the boat.
  • Return to our starting place around 04.00 PM and transfer to your hotel at Barisal by Tuk-Tuk (30 km, 1 hr).
  • In the evening, we will take you to a descent local restaurant in downtown for dinner.
  • Overnight at Barisal (Hotel Arena).
  • End of day 04.
05Day Five: Rocket, and Mosque City Bagerhat
  • Transfer to Barisal River Port Station and catch Rocket (Paddle Steamer) at 5.30 AM.
  • Enjoy the riverside beauty of Bangladesh from Rocket Steamer in the morning.
  • Have your breakfast in the Rocket Steamer's dine in.
  • Disembark from Rocket Steamer at Hularhat (Holar-Hat) around 10.00 AM.
  • Drive towards village Kodla (50 km, 2 hrs) in an air-conditioned car and visit 17th Century Kodla Moth (Kodla Temple / Kodla Mondir / Kudla Mot) near a village named Ayodhya (Ojoddha), about 10 km or so North of Bagerhat.
  • Heading back Bagerhat (20 km, 1 hr) and visit the 15th Century Muslim City once called Khalifabad or Mint City, which is the present Bagerhat, the Mosque City.
  • Visit most attractive mosques from the 15th Century City, Khalifabad all day long including, Rono Bijoypur Mosque (Rono Bijoy Pur Mosjid), Shrine of Khan Jahan Ali (Khan Jahan Ali Mazar), the Turkish General and Saint who came to spread Islam in this country and founded this great city, and 09 Dome Mosque (Noy Gombuj Mosjid).
  • Have a break for lunch in a descent local village restaurant at Bagerhat and taste the traditional and authentic local Bengali food. After lunch, will continue sightseeing for the remaining places.
  • Start visiting the remaining attractive mosques from 15th This time will visit Chunakhola Mosque (Chuna Khula Masjid), Bibi Begni Mosque (Bibi Begoni Mosjid), 60 Dome Mosque (Shat Gombuj Mosjid) which is the UNESCO protected World Heritage Site, Bagerhat Museum (Bagerhat Jadu Ghor) and at the end Singair Mosque (Singair Mosjid).
  • After all these, before start to Mongla (Mungla) will take a break and have a cup of tea. In late afternoon will drive towards Mongla (50 km, 2 hrs).
  • Have your dinner at Parjatan Motel Pashur’s dine in.
  • Overnight at Mongla (Parjatan Motel Pashur).
  • End of day 05.
06Day Six: Sundarbans: Harbaria, and Kochikhali
  • Our guide will meet you at the lobby of your motel in an adequate time and transfer to our waiting boat in the jetty at 07:00 AM, and start cruising immediately towards Sundarbans (Sundorbon).
  • Freshly cooked delicious traditional breakfast will served in the boat along with locally collected Pure Sundarban’s Honey (Sundorbon Modhu). Unlimited Tea and Coffee also available.
  • Will stop on a Forest Station (Ranger’s Office) on the way to complete the official formalities. From that point one (or two) of the Forest Guard(s), with armed will join with us for rest of the tour (Sundarbans part only). After these will continue towards Kochikhali.
  • We will make a stop around 11:30 AM on the Harbaria Forest Station (Ranger’s Office) for an hour long trail, which will be our first warming up activities for rest of the tour in Sundarbans. After finished the trail we start cruising again.
  • Freshen up and enjoy your lunch with freshly cooked delicious authentic food on the boat with traditional dessert.
  • We continue cruising through many small canals and big rivers deep inside to the Sundarbans until we reached at Kochikhali, our anchor point for first night. While cruising, you will spot lots of Birds (Pakhi), Kingfisher (Mach Ranga), Deer (Horin), Wild boar (Buno Shukor), Crocodile (Kumir), and many more Wildlife, and who knows? May be Tiger (Bagh) as well. We were the only lucky tour operator to spot several Wild Bengal Tiger(s) in last few years on tour in Sundarbans.
  • In late afternoon you will have a boat ride in search for wildlife and get a closer look too. Basically most of the wildlife comes to drink water in the late afternoon and early morning time on the creeks and canals. You will seat on the boat silently and float by on a breathtaking environment listening to many birds charming, and the calls of many animals.
  • After getting back to the boat freshen up first or go straight to taste the lip smacking traditional snacks, which is freshly cooked by the Cook.
  • Before dinner, our experienced Wildlife Guide will help you to recognize and identify all the wildlife that you have seen all day long and also help you to write down their names in your note book.
  • Take your dinner on the boat in your convenient time, which is freshly cooked and enjoy dessert as well.
  • Stay overnight on the boat in a sleeper cabin. Our boats will anchoring in the middle of the river in front of Kochikhali Forest Station.
  • End of day 06.
07Day Seven: Sundarbans: Kochikhali, and Kotka Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Wake up early in the morning, at the time of dawn (depend on the season). After having a warm cup of Tea or Coffee will have a handheld wooden boat ride on a nearby canal silently, to spot wildlife and take pictures for couple of hours.
  • Back to the main boat, and have breakfast at 08:00 AM. Take rest for a while and get ready for trailing.
  • Start trailing around 10:00 AM on the forest from Kochikhali Forest Station towards Jamtola Beach (10 km, 03 hrs). We will spend an hour on the beach which is the quietest, nicest, and cleanest beach in Bangladesh. Continue trail towards Kotka Forest Station through the forest.
  • Reach Kotka forest station jetty and embark to our waiting boat.
  • Will have lunch on the boat with freshly cooked food and rest for couple of hours.
  • In the late afternoon after having our Snacks will go to the Watch Tower at Kotka and seat there until dusk. This is a feeding ground of animals. Lots of deer, wild boar, and other wild animals come here in the evening to eat grass and drink water. Who knows what surprises waiting for you!
  • Before it’s too dark we will back to our boat and heading back to Horintana Forest Station (a place between Kotka and Mongla).
  • Like previous day before dinner, our experienced Wildlife Guide will help you to recognize and identify all the wildlife that you have seen all day long and also help you to write down their names in your note book.
  • We will have a BBQ on our boat for dinner tonight, as because this is our last night at Sundarbans.
  • Overnight on the boat in a sleeping cabin, anchoring in the middle of the river in front of Horintana Forest Station.
  • End of day 07.
08Day Eight: Sundarbans: Karamjol Wildlife Sanctuary, and Khulna
  • Wake up early in the morning, at the time of first light (depend on the season). After having a cup of Tea or Coffee will have a handheld wooden boat ride on a nearby canal silently, to spot wildlife and take pictures for couple of hours.
  • Back to the main boat, and have breakfast around 08:00 AM. Meanwhile our captain will start cursing towards Joymoni to visit a village, where most of the people are Fisherman. But they catch the Baby Prawns from the river Pashur during tide. Also visit a Crab Farm. Our Forest Guard will leave here.
  • Return to our main boat waiting for us to the other end of this village. Have a glass of Lemonade to quench our thirst. We will start towards Koromjol from here immediately.
  • After arrived at Karamjol Wildlife Sanctuary and Crocodile Breeding Center (Conservation Center too), we will go for a trail for an hour.
  • Return to the main boat at noon and have lunch. We will start our return journey towards Mongla from here.
  • Arrived Mongla in the afternoon, say bye to our Boat Crews and drive to Khulna (55 km, 1.3 hrs). Will arrived Khulna around 05:00 PM.
  • Check in to your hotel, and retire for the day. You may like to go for a swim on the pool or to the gym for stretching up of your hotel.
  • Dinner at your hotel’s dine in.
  • Overnight at Khulna (Hotel City Inn or Castle Salam).
  • End of day 08.
09Day Nine: Khulna - Narail, Otter Fishing, and Cookery
  • Wake up early in the morning, at the time of first light (depend on the season). After having a cup of Tea or Coffee will have a handheld wooden boat ride on a nearby canal silently, to spot wildlife and take pictures for couple of hours.
  • Back to the main boat, and have breakfast around 08:00 AM. Meanwhile our captain will start cursing towards Joymoni to visit a village, where most of the people are Fisherman. But they catch the Baby Prawns from the river Pashur during tide. Also visit a Crab Farm. Our Forest Guard will leave here.
  • Return to our main boat waiting for us to the other end of this village. Have a glass of Lemonade to quench our thirst. We will start towards Koromjol from here immediately.
  • After arrived at Karamjol Wildlife Sanctuary and Crocodile Breeding Center (Conservation Center too), we will go for a trail for an hour.
  • Return to the main boat at noon and have lunch. We will start our return journey towards Mongla from here.
  • After breakfast, start towards Noapara Ghat, at Jessore, a place between middle of Khulna and Narail at 08:30 AM (40 km, 1.30 hrs). Upon Arrival cross the river by local ferry boat.
  • We will take motorbike from here (after crossing the river) to reach the fisherman village (25 km, 1 hr), to Narail
  • Observe the Otter Fishing activities, with the fisherman on river Chitra, a unique experience for life time. Basically fishermen are using a rare technique that relies on coordination between humans and Trained Otters, a centuries-old fishing partnership that has already long died out in other parts of Asia.
  • 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.
  • Heading back from Narail, fisherman village to ferry station by motorbike (25 km, 1 hr). Cross the river by local ferry boat to Noapara Ghat
  • After crossing the river, start towards Khulna (40 km, 1.30 hrs), and arrived at the hotel in late afternoon, around 04:00 PM.
  • At 05:30 PM we will take you to introduce with a local family, and you will attend a Cookery Session over there to learn Traditional Bengali Cuisine/ Dishes. After finished the cooking, you will enjoy your food for dinner. After dinner back to the hotel.
  • Overnight at Khulna (Hotel City Inn or Castle Salam).
  • End of day 09.
  • Arrived Mongla in the afternoon, say bye to our Boat Crews and drive to Khulna (55 km, 1.3 hrs). Will arrived Khulna around 05:00 PM.
  • Check in to your hotel, and retire for the day. You may like to go for a swim on the pool or to the gym for stretching up of your hotel.
  • Dinner at your hotel’s dine in.
  • Overnight at Khulna (Hotel City Inn or Castle Salam).
  • End of day 08.
10Day Ten: Khulna - Rajshahi by Train, Museum, and Padma River
  • Our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby by 05:45 AM to pick you up and transfer to Khulna Railway Station. Your train, Kopotaksha Express will depart for Rajshahi at 06:30 AM.
  • You will have your breakfast on train. Because your hotel didn’t serve breakfast before 07:00 AM.
  • Arrived Rajshahi (Rampur Boalia / Silk City) around 01.30 PM and transfer to your hotel.
  • After check-in, freshen up, and have lunch in the hotel’s dine in.
  • After lunch you will visit Varendra Research Museum (Borendro Jadhu Ghor), which is the ever First and the Oldest Museum of Bangladesh, and rich in its collection of archaeological artifacts of ancient times, which will help you to understand how the civilization has spread out in this region.
  • After visiting the museum we will take you at river Padma to have a boat ride in the late afternoon.
  • You may have your dinner at your hotel’s dine in or any decent restaurant at downtown.
  • Overnight at Rajshahi (Parjatan Motel or Hotel Nice).
  • End of day 10.
11Day Eleven: Mango Garden (only in Season), and Ancient Bengal Capital Gaur (Gauda)
  • After breakfast, start at 09:00 AM. Drive towards Nawabganj and arrived a place called Kansat (75 km, 2.3 hrs).
  • After arrival visit numerous Mango Gardens (Aam Bagan) and Bazaars to photograph Mango Besides these taste some of the best quality mangoes in the world. This area is called the Mango Capital of Bangladesh where eighty percent of country’s Mangoes are produce every year.
  • Taste enough! Drive to Sonamasjid (15 km, 30 min) a place close to the Indian Border and visit some of the best archaeological sites of Gaur (Gauda). This place once the Ancient Capital of Greater Bengal in the Medieval Period with a rich history. Right now this ancient city is located in Bangladesh-India Border and split between two countries. Here you will visit its beautiful Khania Dighi Mosque (Khonia Dighi Mosjid), Dhunichok Mosque (Dhonair Chok Mosjid), Darasbari Mosque (Doras Bari Mosjid), 40 chambered ancient religious boarding school, called Darasbari Madrasa locally known as Challis Ghar (Chollis Ghor), and Tahakhana Complex (Tah-Khana), which is a multi storied building was founded between 1619 and 1658 by Sultan of Bengal, Shah Shuja as a “Temperature Control Unit” in honor of his “MurshedHazrat Shah Syed Niyamatullah. At the end visit the beautiful Choto Sona Mosque (Choto Sona Mosjid), all day long.
  • Return Rajshahi by evening. You may have your dinner at your hotel’s dine in or any decent restaurant at downtown.
  • Overnight at Rajshahi (Parjatan Motel or Hotel Nice).
  • End of day 11.
12Day Twelve: Bagha Mosque, Temples, Palaces of Puthia, Natore and Dighapatia
  • After breakfast, start towards Bagha (45 km, 2 hrs.), at 09:00 AM and visit Bagha Mosque (Bagha Mosjid). This magnificent mosque was built in 1523 A.D. by the Sultan of Bengal, Nasir Uddin Nasrat Shah. The mosque ornamented with beautiful terracotta. It is one of the most beautiful mosques of Bangladesh in current days.
  • After that drive to Puthia (Putia) (25 km, 45 min). Largest number of historical temples of Bangladesh are located in Puthia, most of which were built in the 19th Upon arrival will visit its beautiful temples and palaces, including Shiva Temple (Shib Mondir), Roth Temple (Roth Mondir), Dol Temple (Dool Mondir), Gobinda Temple (Gobindo Mondir), Panch Ani Palace (Pach Ana Prasad), Anhik Temple (Annik Mondir), Gopal Temple (Gupal Mondir).
  • Take a 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.
  • After break, will drive towards Natore (25 km, 30 min) and visit the palace of Rani Bhabani (Rani Vobani) also known as Natore Royal Palace (Natore Raj Bari) which was built in the Colonial Period. The whole West Bengal including current day’s Rajshahi Division was once ruled from here, and the Queen Bhabani was called ‘The Lady of half of the whole greater Bengal’. We will also visit a beautiful Shiva Temple (Tarokessor Shib Mondir) nearby and other places inside the complex.
  • We will start towards Dighapatia to visit Dighapatia Raj (Dighapatia Raj Paribar literally Dighapatia Royal Family) commonly known as Uttara Gonobhaban (10 km, 30 min). This is a historic place of Greater Bengal. Dighapatia Raj was a Zamindari in present-day Rajshahi, which was ruled by this dynasty of 7 generations of Rajas from early 18th century till the mid-20th century.
  • Finished all these we will drive back to Rajshahi.
  • You may have your dinner at your hotel’s dine in or any decent restaurant at downtown.
  • Overnight at Rajshahi (Parjatan Motel or Hotel Nice).
  • End of day 12.
13Day Thirteen: Kusumba Mosque, Somapura Mahavihara, and Mahasthangarh
  • After breakfast, check out from hotel and start drive at 08:00 AM, towards Kusumba (55 km, 1.3 hrs.). Visit Kusumba Mosque (Kushumba Mosjid). Built on 1558-59 AD during the Afghan Rule in Bengal. This well preserved mosque is one of the two Stone-Built mosques in Bangladesh. This mosque has a raised gallery, which is the only surviving example in Bengal (including West Bengal, India) of an unscreened internal connecting staircase through the place of male worshiper.
  • Drive to Paharpur but on the way will made a stop at Dhonjuil (40 km, 1 hr), to visit a small but nice village. This village is belongs to different tribal groups, especially Santal (Saotal) and Pahan You will see how the villagers make Puffed Rice (Muri) or Rice Flakes (Chira or Khoi) in traditional way.
  • Drive to Paharpur (30 km, 1 hr), 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 (if time permits).
  • 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.
  • After break, drive to Mahasthangarh (60 km, 1.3 hrs.), which is the remaining of the most Ancient Civilization in Bangladesh from 3rd century. You will visit several well-known sites in Mahasthangarh, including Mahasthangarh Museum, the Citadel, Vasu Bihar, Bihar Dhap and Gokul Medh (if time permits).
  • Enough for today. Drive to Bogra (25 km, 30 min) in the evening. Check in to your hotel.
  • Have delicious food on dinner at the hotel’s dine in.
  • Overnight at Bogra (Hotel Naz Garden or Momo Inn).
  • End of day 13.
14Day Fourteen: Noyabad Mosque, Kantajew Temple, Tajhat Palace and Dimla Kali Temple
  • After breakfast, start our journey at 08:30 AM to Dinajpur (180 km, 4.30 hrs) and visit Noyabad Mosque (Noyabad Mosjid), a mosque which is built by the Muslim workers of Kantajew Temple on the bank of Dhepa river (Punarbhaba River). Kantajew Temple (Kantoji Mondir), which is the Most Beautiful Hindu Temple in Bangladesh. Every inches of this temple is decorated with beautiful terracotta plaques, which is describing Epic Hindu Relics of Mahabharata (Mahavarat / Mohavarot) and Ramayana (Ramayon).
  • Take break for tea and snacks instead of lunch in a local restaurant at Dinajpur. Because this place is quite remote then the other places and didn’t have any good quality restaurant.
  • After break, drive towards Rongpur (80 km, 2 hrs) and visit Tajhat Palace (Taj Hat Prasad), the most beautiful Palace of Northern Bangladesh and one of the Finest Structural Example of Colonial Period. After that we will visit a Kali Temple which is known as Dimla Kali Temple. We will also visit a beautiful Shiva Temple (if time permits).
  • Will have a tea break at Rongpur University (Rongpur Bisshobiddaloy), and may enjoy the conversation with the university students.
  • After short break, drive back to Bogra (110 km, 3 hrs) in the evening.
  • Dinner at your hotel’s dine in or you may go to the downtown to taste something different.
  • Overnight at Bogra (Hotel Naz Garden or Momo Inn).
  • End of day 14.
15Day Fifteen: Char of Jamuna, and Drive to Dhaka
  • After breakfast, checkout from hotel and start drive at 09:00 AM, towards Sariakandi (50 km, 1.3 hrs). Visit Char (River Island) by a boat, in the middle of the river Jamuna. Observe how people live on that small island, struggling with the natural calamities.
  • Drive to Dhaka (230km, 7 hrs). Lunch on a highway restaurant, on the way.
  • Reach Dhaka in the evening, check in to the hotel.
  • Dinner at hotel’s dine in.
  • Overnight at Dhaka (Hotel Richmond or De Meridian).
  • End of day 15.
16Day Sixteen: Dhaka - Srimangal, Tea Plantations, and Tribal Village
  • After breakfast checkout from hotel. Our guide will pick you up from hotel lobby at 06:30 AM, transfer to Airport Railway Station, and take 07.12 AM Parabat Express to Srimangal (Srimongol). Arrived at Srimangal Train Station around 12:00 PM.
  • After arrival, check-in to the hotel, freshen up quickly.
  • Lunch at cottage’s dine in.
  • Will start visit Tea Gardens (Cha Bagan) and Tribal Village (Adi Basi Gram) nearby Tuk-Tuk.
  • We will take you to the Nilkontho Tea Cabin at dusk, to taste 7 Layer Tea, which can’t be found anywhere except this place.
  • Dinner either at your cottage’s dine in or to the downtown to taste something authentic.
  • Overnight at Srimangal (Nisorgo Eco Cottage or Novem Eco Resort).
  • End of day 16.
17Day Seventeen: Lawachara National Park, Cycling, and Cookery
  • After breakfast, early morning, go for a worthwhile wildlife trekking through the Lawachara National Park. We take at least 03 hours trail for the maximum opportunity to see wildlife, specially the Hoolock Gibbon (Ullook) for which this forest is famous for, but you may also see Barking Deer, Python, Spit Viper, Loris, King Cobra, Pig-Tailed Macaque, Phayre’s Leaf Monkey, Capped Leaf Monkey, Spider.
  • Return to the cottage, have lunch, and take some rest.
  • Cycling through the trails of beautiful tea gardens rest of the day. People who love cycling, Srimangal could be a heaven for them. Trails through the tea gardens are scenic and also not very extreme. You will also be cycling through the Rubber Plantations (Rabar Bagan), Pineapple Gardens (Anaros Bagan), Lemon Gardens (Lebu Bagan), and village roads. Continue cycling until sunset. If you prefer not to do cycling, we will take you in sight seeing by Tuk-Tuk.
  • You will attend a Cookery Session here in the evening to learn Traditional Bengali Cuisine/ Dishes.
  • Dinner at your cottage’s dine in.
  • Overnight at Srimangal (Nisorgo Eco Cottage or Novem Eco Resort).
  • End of day 17.
18Day Eighteen: Bird Watching (only in Winter), Lalakhal, and Srimangal - Sylhet
  • Early in the morning in an adequate time, start to visit Baikka Beel (20 km, 1 hr), and Wetland Sanctuary. Basically it’s a Sanctuary for the Fishes and a great hideout for the Migratory Birds. This place is a paradise for the bird lovers.
  • Return to the cottage late morning. After breakfast, checkout from the cottage around 11:00 AM and drive to Sarighat, the boat station of Lalakhal (130 km, 3 hrs).
  • Arrived at Sarighat and leave the car. Transfer to the motorized local boat.
  • Enjoy boat ride on the natural Blue-Water Canal, Lalakhal. We will take you to the end of the canal close to Indian border and back, which will be about 3 hrs ride in total. Also you will visit a tea garden on the way (if time permits); if you are lucky enough you may see the Elephant as well.
  • After finishing the activity, start towards Sylhet (40 km, 1.20 hrs).
  • After arrival, check-in to the hotel, freshen up.
  • Lunch at hotel’s dine in.
  • After lunch, will have Sylhet City Tour rest of the day. We will take you to visit the century old Keane Bridge (Kin Bridge), the Gate Way of Sylhet city, and Ali Amzad’s Clock Tower, first clock tower in Bangladesh. Both of these was built in Colonial Period. Also observe Surma river, and the shrines of “Sufi Saint” Hazrat Shah Jalal (Rh:), where you will see many interesting people.
  • Dinner at hotel’s dine in or any decent restaurant in downtown.
  • Overnight at Sylhet (Hotel Britannia or La Vista).
  • End of day 18.
19Day Nineteen: Picturesque Jaflong, Tribal Village, and Local Family Visit
  • Pick-up at 08.30 AM from hotel after breakfast, and start a scenic drive towards Jaflong (60 km, 2 hrs). Here you enjoy your time casually to observe the beauty of Jaflong. You will get an opportunity to photographs the Boulders Collection activities on the river Piyain (a river in the middle of Bangladesh and Indian border, which separate two country), where they collect Boulders manually and take into crushers, which is highly pictorial. We will take you to the river on a local boat to get a closer look to photographs the boulders collecting activities.
  • We will also visit a Waterfalls known as Sangrampunji Waterfalls (Sangram Punji Jhorna), which is located in No-Man’s Land between Bangladesh and India border.
  • Take tea and snacks break instead of lunch on a local restaurant. Cause this place is remote and didn’t have any quality restaurant.
  • Visit the village of Khasi (Khasia) tribe and see their lifestyle. You can visit their gardens and see how they grow Betel-Leafs, with the help of the Betel-Nuts tree and visit some tea plantations for which this area is very famous.
  • Return to Sylhet in the late afternoon.
  • We will take you to introduce with a local family, and have a cup of tea over there and exchange culture.
  • Check in to the hotel by evening and retire for the day.
  • Dinner at hotel’s dine in or any decent restaurant in downtown.
  • Overnight at Sylhet (Hotel Britannia or La Vista)
  • End of day 19.
20Day Twenty: Sylhet - Chittagong by Train
  • After breakfast, checkout from hotel at 09:30 AM, and transfer to Sylhet Railway Station. Your train, Paharika Express will depart for Chittagong at 10:15 AM.
  • Arrived Chittagong (Chottogram / Chat Ga ) around 20:00 PM, and transfer you to your hotel.
  • Dinner at your hotel’s dine in.
  • Overnight at Chittagong (Hotel Asian SR or Parjatan Motel)
  • End of day 20.
21Day Twenty One: Ship Breaking Yard, and Chittagong City Tour
  • After breakfast, start Chittagong City Tour at 09:00 AM. You will visit several interesting places in Chittagong, including War Cemetery of 2nd World War, which is well preserved by European Union, Ship Breaking Yard, where enormous ships are been disposed manually, and use possibly everything for recycle, specially the metal.
  • Will take a tea break instead of lunch to save our time, or lunch on a decent local restaurant.
  • You will see, Chittagong Port at a glance on the way. You will also visit , Naval Base at Patenga, where river Karnaphuli fall in to Bay of Bengal (Junction place of River & Sea), and at last the Ethnic Museum, this is the only museum of its kind in Bangladesh, which is mainly focus on the cultures and the history of different tribal groups living in Bangladesh (if time permits).
  • Back to hotel by evening.
  • Dinner at hotel’s dine in.
  • Over night at Chittagong (Hotel Asian SR or Parjatan Motel)
  • End of day 21.
22Day Twenty Two: Chittagogn - Rangamati, and Boat Ride at Kaptai Lake
  • Checkout from hotel, and start towards Rangamati (75 km, 3 hrs) at 08:30 AM.
  • Upon arrival check in to hotel, freshen up, and rest a while.
  • Lunch at motel’s dine in.
  • After lunch, go for a boat ride for rest of the day to Lake Kaptai (Kaptai Lake), the Largest Man Made Lake in Asia. Also visit a Buddhist Temple, Tribal Handcraft Market in the evening. In this market most of the shops run by the women from Chakma Tribe.
  • Dinner at downtown to taste local food or at motel’s dine in.
  • Overnight at Rangamati (Parjatan Motel).
  • End of day 22.
23Day Twenty Three: Rangamati - Bandarban, and Bandarban City Tour
  • Start drive to Bandarban, after breakfast (80 km, 04 hrs), at 08:30 AM. Visit a Tribal Exhibition, on the way (if time permits).
  • Upon arrival, check in to resort, and freshen up quickly.
  • Lunch at resort’s dine in.
  • After lunch, out for City Tour. You will visit most attractive places in Bandarban, including Golden Temple (Sorno Jadi / Shorno Mondir), Nilachal (Sunset Point) etc. rest of the day.
  • Return to resort by evening.
  • Dinner at resort’s dine in.
  • Overnight at Bandarban (Hillside Resort or Parjatan Motel).
  • End of day 23.
24Day Twenty Four: Nilgiri (Hill Top), Tribal Village, Boat Ride, and Cookery
  • Drive to Nilgiri (Hill Top Point) early in the morning (45 km, 2 hrs), at 08:00 AM, after breakfast. Nilgiri is a famous hill top point in Bandarban where you can observe and feel that, Heaven meets Earth.
  • When way back to resort, we will take you to visit Tribal Villages (locally called Para) of different tribes like Marma Tribe, Mro Tribe (Mrus or Moorangs) and see how they live a simple life, close to the Mother Nature. You will also observe how the tribal women weave their traditional cloths in Hand Looms. If you like those authentic traditional tribal clothes, you can buy one or two straight from them.
  • Lunch at resort’s dine in.
  • After lunch, go for a Boat Ride at beautiful river Sangu. This is the longest and only rocky river of Bangladesh, which is born in and ends up with in Bangladesh border. You will also visit a Tribal Village near to the river bank. People living there are mainly from Tripura Tribe (Tripuri).
  • After boat ride, back to resort and attend a Cookery Session, where you will learn to make Traditional Bengali Snacks or Street Foods.
  • Dinner at resort’s dine in.
  • Overnight at Bandarban (Hillside Resort or Parjatan Motel).
  • End of day 24.
25Day Twenty Five: Tribal Village, Bandarban - Cox’s Bazar, and Leisure
  • Morning is free to enjoy nature from resort. After breakfast, checkout from resort, and drive to Cox’s Bazar (135 km, 03 hrs), at 09:00 am.
  • First we will take you to visit Tribal Villages of Bom Tribe (Bawm Tribe) locally known as Kuki People and Mizo Tribe commonly known as Lushei Tribe (Lusai / Lushai) and observe their morning life. Spend some memorable times with tribal families on those villages.
  • Before leaving Bandarban, we may take you (if you want) to a local Handicrafts Shop, which is helping those Ethnic People of different tribal groups (especially women) by selling their handmade products, to support Women Empowering and Children Education.
  • Upon arrival, check in to hotel/ resort at Cox’s Bazar. Our guide will say good bye to you, at this point.
  • Leisure on the Longest Unbroken Sandy Beach of the World, rest of the day.
  • Dinner at hotel’s/ resort’s dine in, or downtown, or where ever you like.
  • Overnight at Cox’s Bazar (Hotel Sea Gull or Mermaid Eco Resort).
  • End of day 25.
26Day Twenty Six: Cox’s Bazar and Leisure
  • Whole day leisure on the beach at Cox’s Bazar, and around this nice small town.
  • Lunch where ever you like.
  • Dinner where ever you like.
  • Overnight at Cox’s Bazar (Hotel Sea Gull or Mermaid Eco Resort)
  • End of day 26.
27Day Twenty Seven: Cox’s Bazar - Dhaka by Air
  • Transfer to Cox’s Bazar Airport (40 min) by Tuk-Tuk, after breakfast. Catch the flight to Dhaka, at 11:40 AM (1 hr).
  • Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.
  • Lunch at hotel’s dine in or where ever you like, nearby.
  • If you like shopping or want to bring any Souvenir with you, before leaving Bangladesh, we can help you to find the perfect place in late afternoon (if you want) or you can take rest at your hotel.
  • Dinner at hotel’s dine in or any where you like, nearby.
  • Overnight at Dhaka (Hotel Richmond or De Meridian)
  • End of day 27.
28Day Twenty Eight: Old Capital Sonargaon, Panam City or Brass and Pottery Village Tour
  • Pick you up from your hotel at 08:00 AM, after breakfast. Drive towards Old Capital of Bengal region - Sonargon (40 km, 2 hrs).
  • Visit Folk-Arts and Crafts Museum (Lokoshilpa Jadughar), Goaldi Mosque (Goaldi Mosjid), a beautiful mosque from medieval period, a School fully made of Bamboo for Disadvantaged Children of the Neglected Hindu Society, and abandoned merchant city - Panam Nagar (Panam City).
  • Lunch on a decent local restaurant.
  • After lunch, you will also visit a Char (River Island) by boat, to see the natural lifestyle of Farmers.
  • Back to the hotel by late afternoon.
  • Dinner at hotel’s dine in.
  • Overnight at Dhaka (Hotel Richmond or De Meridian).
  • End of day 28.

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  • Pick you up from your hotel at 08:00 AM, after breakfast. Drive towards Pottery Village - Kakran, a place near to Dhamrai (40 km, 2 hrs).
  • Arrived Nayarhat Bazaar at Leave the car and take a 30 minutes boat ride to the Pottery Village, named Kakran.
  • Upon arrival first you will observe life and works at Pottery Village, where people making potteries from generations after generation. Then you will get a chance to test your pottery skill while you are trying to make something with your own. Don’t be afraid, they will show you how to do it.
  • These people making potteries from many of their generations are locally known as Kumar (Potter). Despite stick to their many generations old traditional family profession from loving, these Potters are currently living in poor conditions. Because of the modernized industrial development or revolution, the trade of making pottery is currently dying in our country. As a result more and more Potters are leaving their traditional creative family profession now a day. It will be nice if you bring some Candies or Chocolates, and Note-Book along with Pen or Pencil to distribute among the children in the village. The children and their parents will be extremely happy.
  • Back to Nayarhat Bazaar by boat, and drive to Nabinagar.
  • Lunch on a decent local restaurant, and taste some authentic local foods.
  • After lunch, drive towards Dhamrai, and visit the metal crafts workshop where the artisan makes amazing Statues and Crockery staff with Bronze in Lost-Wax Technique.
  • This is the best place to buy some souvenir made of Brass. They make remarkable little things here which are perfect for souvenir.
  • Visit National Martyrs Memorial at Savar on the way back to Dhaka.
  • Back to the hotel by late afternoon.
  • Dinner at hotel’s dine in.
  • Overnight at Dhaka (Hotel Richmond or De Meridian).
  • End of day 28.
29Day Twenty Nine: Departure, and say Good Bye
  • Checkout from hotel, and Transfer to Dhaka Airport according to your flight schedule, say Good Bye.
  • End of day 29.
  • End of the Tour.
Tour Includes:
  • All airport Pick-up and Drop-off service at Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar.
  • All train station Pick-up and Drop-off service at Dhaka, Khulna, Rajshahi, Srimangal, Sylhet and Chittagong.
  • 28 Nights accommodation in hotels and boat cabins as mentioned in the itinerary, with complementary breakfast.
  • Authorized Permission to get entrance in two Hill Tracts Districts, Rangamati and Bandarban.
  • Lunch on Day-02 and Day-28 on a decent local restaurant (authentic local food).
  • Lunch with locally purchased fresh fruits on the boat at Barisal on Day-03 and Day-04.
  • All meals, drinking water, tea, and coffee while on the boat at Sundarbans for three (3) days on Day-06, 07, and 08.
  • Dinner on Day-09, and Day-17, with Cookery session.
  • 1st class air conditioned cabin on the passenger ferry to Barisal on twin sharing basis.
  • Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar flight tickets.
  • All train and boat rides.
  • All sites entrance tickets.
  • All necessary permission from relevant department.
  • Air-conditioned adequate Transportation.
  • Experienced and well-behaved driver.
  • English speaking, and experienced full time Guide.
  • $75 US Dollar (6000 BDT) per person forest revenue fees for Sundarbans.
  • All tips except our Guide, Driver, and Boat Crew.
Tour Excludes:
  • Any food, drinks, or beverage other than mentioned above.
  • $20 US Dollar (1600 BDT) fees for video camera in Sundarbans (if any).
  • Any personal item(s).
Availability:
  • Minimum 02 people are required to book this tour outside the scheduled tours. Solo travelers can only join the scheduled tours.
  • Tour is available to start on any Saturday and Friday round the year.
  • This tour can also start on any Sunday* or Wednesday* round the year. But in that case the overnight journey (Dhaka-Barisal) will be completed with an modernized regular ferry instead of traditional Paddle Steamer. In day part journey (Barisal-Hularhat) Paddle Steamer will be available.
Rocket Steamer:
  • 1st Class Air-Conditioned tickets of Rocket Steamer depends on availability. You might have to travel on the 2nd Class if 1st Class is not available. Only difference between 1st and 2nd Class on Rocket Steamer is 2nd Class is located in the back side and have no Air-Conditioning. Other facilities are the same. Passengers of 2nd Class can utilize all the facilities of 1st Class, e.g. Dining Area, front side Sitting Area, Toilet.
  • On Friday, Rocket service is off because of weekend holiday. On Monday and Thursday, a traditional ferry comes in service instead of the paddle wheel steamer. If you book for these days or any other days except our mentioned one, you have to travel on the traditional ferry instead of paddle wheel steamer.
  • For any unexpected reason if Rocket Steamer ticket is not available at all, we’ll take you up to Barisal by traditional ferry (overnight part).
  • For any unexpected reason if Rocket Steamer ticket is not available, we will take you from Barisal to Bagerhat (day part) by an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Note: For more details please see Terms & Conditions and Blog Posts.
Train:
  • 1st Class Air-Conditioned tickets of any Train depends on availability. You might have to travel on the 2nd Class if 1st Class is not available. Only difference between 1st and 2nd Class on Train is that the 2nd Class have no Air-Conditioning. Other facilities are the same.
  • In case of traveling on the 2nd class by train, you will have a reserved seat on train.
  • There are several trains run every day in different directions from both sides all around the country. Each train have a different schedule for ON service and OFF service each week, from both sides or starting point. If you book for any other days except our mentioned one, and if there is no train is available on that day then you have to travel on a Private Hire Air-Conditioned vehicle or in a 1st Class Air-Conditioned Inter-City Bus instead of Train (whatever is available or convenient).
  • Note: For more details please see Terms & Conditions and Blog Posts.
Sundorbans:
  • Itinerary of Sundarbans Tour is just a general outline, and not fixed. It could be changed depending on the season, moon phase, tide, day light hours, fog, and natural calamities. But we will try to cover all the places and activities mentioned in the itinerary as much as possible.
  • The boat for Sundarbans is a very basic boat without air-conditioning, electricity, and running hot water (we can supply hot water on a bucket, if anyone asked). It has accommodation facilities for 08 people in maximum, and one western style toilet, with jet spray. (But we have a bigger boat as well as an air-conditioned boat too with better facilities, to arrange tour for bigger groups).
  • The cabins in the boat at Sundarbans are lit by small LED lights unit running on Solar Power.
  • We have a generator in the boat, which will be utilize in evening for couple of hours every day to charge your devices.
  • You will get mobile phone signal of Grameen Phone on the first half of the Day-06 only. In Kotka you will get full network coverage of Teletalk with 2G internet facilities which are very slow. No other SIM card will work inside, or other parts of the forest.
  • For trailing in the forest on Day-07, we will not go through very dense forest, so it will be easy for most of the people. As long as you can walk about 10 km. The trail is dry most of the places, not muddy. Bring covered shoes and hat which are suitable for trailing and can protect you from small grass and trees with spikes and sun.
  • If you do not want to walk, you can remain on the boat which will be still enjoyable, as it will go from Kochikhali to Kotka through small canals, which will be a ride of about 2 hours.
  • Note: For more details please see Terms & Conditions and Blog Posts.
Cell Phone Network Coverage:
  • Literally Grameen Phone (Network Provider) locally known as “GP” is the best cell phone operator or network provider company of our country, which network signal is easily found all over the country (except Sundarbans and some restricted places). But you may also consider Robi, Banglalink or Teletalk.
  • After arrival you can easily locate their selling point (just after passing the immigration point) in side of the Dhaka Airport, where you can easily buy a Pre-Activated SIM-Card and Top-Up from there as well depends on your need. But if somehow you missed it then we can help you to get one.
  • To get this temporary Pre-Activated Sim-Card the provider will not asked any Photo IDs’ of yours.
  • This temporary Sim-Card will valid for 60 days or couple of months depends which network provider you choose. After the validity of your Sim-Card is expired it will be automatically De-Activated.
  • If you are more likely hanging in to the over the net phone calls using by various apps (Whats App, IMO, Messenger, Viber, Skype) then just Top-Up a certain amount of money to buy a Internet Plan or Data Bundle Pack like 2GB, 4GB and this data pack will valid for 30 days. The cost will be proximately 500+ BDT.
  • Besides these you will find Wi-Fi access most of your accommodation places all over the country.
  • Note: For more details please see Blog Posts.
Visa:
  • Citizens of EU, USA, Australia, Canada, Russia and some Asian countries can get Visa on Arrival (VOA) in Bangladesh, which is a pretty easy process.
  • Though there is a rule to take visa beforehand if you have a Bangladesh mission on the country where you are coming from, but this rule is completely overlooked. Most of the airport’s in our country, the Immigration Officers never check where you are coming from. They only check if you are a national of a country which are eligible for VOA, and directly issued the visa.
  • Unless there is a long Queue for VOA, it will take just 10-15 minutes of your time to get VOA. Fee for most of the country is 51 Dollar USD. You will not require any previous application or anything else to get the visa. However, they will ask you for your hotel reservation and a phone no of the hotel or where ever you stayed in during your visit to this country. You just simply show our details itinerary which we will send you once you confirm your booking, where all the hotels information will be written and also give them the contact details of ours. They will be happy enough to give you a VOA for maximum 30 days validity.
  • Note: For more details please see Travel Essentials and Blog Posts.
Foreign Exchange:
  • ATM Availability: Although Bangladesh has many ATMs, some of these do not accept foreign cards – your guide can give advice on which ATM’s to use but we do not advise relying on ATM’s alone for money.
  • Bank Card Acceptance: Cards are generally accepted only in expensive shops and restaurants.
  • Local Currency: Taka (BDT).
  • Recommended Currency for Exchange: US Dollar, but EURO is ok.
  • Where to Exchange: There are a number of exchange houses in large towns and cities. You can also exchange from any bank as well.
  • Note: For more details please see Travel Essentials and Blog Posts.
Eating :
  • All breakfast, 07 lunches, and 04 dinners are included on the trip. Lunch and Dinner will be Two Course Meal (main course and dessert).
  • Literally the menu (Sundarbans part only) is bit mixed up with Fried Vegetable, Fish (fried or curry), King Prawns, Meat Curry (Chicken, Beef or Goat), Lentils Soup, and Fresh Salad.
  • Our food is completely Gluten Free.
  • We can also cook or arrange separate menu for Vegetarian or Vegan as well.
  • You need to pay for rest of the lunches and dinners during your trip except the mentioned ones in the itinerary. A full portion of meal on a decent local restaurant will cost about $2 - $7 USD.
  • 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.
Menu (Sundarbans only):
  • Early Morning Break: Cookies or Biscuits or Cake (Local), Tea or Coffe, Mineral Water.
  • Breakfast: Bread Toast or Paratha or Ruti or Cha-Pati, Jam or Marmalade or Bread Spread, Buuter or Margarine, Mixed Fried Vegetable, Omelet or Egg-Scrambled or Pouch or Boiled, Honey (collect from Sundarbans), Banana (locally collected), Mineral Water, Tea or Coffee.
  • Lunch & Dinner: Plain Rice or Fried Rice, Stir-Fried Mixed Vegetable, Fish Fry (Gold-Spot Mullet or Barramundi fish) or Fish Curry (Gold-Spot Mullet or Long Whiskers Catfish or Barramundi fish), King Prawns Curry, Meat Curry (Chicken or Beef or Goat), BBQ (Chicken) Lentil Soup, Fresh Salad, Coke, Mineral Water.
  • Dessert: Curd (Sweet or Sour), Sweets (Golab Jamun or Local), Seasonal Fruits (Mango or Pineapple or Pomegranate or Apple or Orange)
  • Evening Snacks: Puffed Rice or Rice Flakes, Chole Masala, Potato Fritters, Aubergine (Egg-Plants) Fritters, Noodles, Tea or Coffee, Mineral Water.
  • Note: For more details please see Terms & Conditions.
Drinking:
  • Bangladesh is a secular Muslim country, and whilst the people are very liberal and friendly, alcohol is not widely available. There are few hotels on the trip which have a bar, and even at these establishments you cannot usually drink in the restaurant.
  • Local beer, when available, costs approx. $ 3 USD for a 300ml can, and a measure of spirits is similarly priced. Wine is not available. It may sometimes be possible to purchase alcohol outside the hotels, but it is prohibited to consume in public places. There is a duty free shop at Dhaka airport (before immigration) and you are permitted to buy and carry two bottles of spirits per person.
  • In Dhaka, there are some wire houses from where you can buy alcohol showing your foreign passport. Usually they sell whole cartons of 24 bottles/cans, you can buy single bottle or can as well but the price will be little higher that time.
  • 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, the driver and the boat crews 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.
Tour Facts:
  • We do not arrange Big Group Tours only because your best chance to spot wildlife and enjoy your trip smoothly on Bangaldesh. When you go on a private tour with small group where people are very limited, it will enhance your chances to spot more wildlife, and experience more things.
  • People normally choose Bangaldesh tour with big groups in cheaper packages, which ending up seeing very little or nothing at all.
  • Besides, big groups somehow always create problems and which are difficult to handle some time, e.g. if one member of the group is being late or delayed then the whole group suffer for the person and if this happens then you need to cutout some activities from your days itinerary for remain on the schedule.
  • Another reason why we not arrange big group tours, only to maintain the quality and standard your tour. So, we can assure and guaranteed your satisfaction.
  • We organize only small group tours where people are limited (maximum 06 person) for only one purpose to give you the best experiences of Bangladesh which will worth your time and money.
Advise:
  • Booking this tour at least 03 weeks in advance is advised.
  • You need to wear modest cloths to enter the mosque, temple included on the tour. It’s not possible and also forbidden to visit the mosque, temple wearing shorts.
  • Ladies need to cover their arms and hair while entering the mosque, temple.
  • Shoes must leave outside while entering the mosque and temple.
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