Best of Bangladesh tours – 2022 to 2023
Bangladesh tour around the heritage sites in essence of natural beauty and historical places that inspire to expeditions and have an experience of a lifetime!
Places: DHAKA – BARISAL – BAGERHAT – SUNDARBANS – RAJSHAHI – BOGRA – SONARGAON – SRIMANGAL – RANGAMATI – BANDARBAN & COX’S BAZAR
Highlights of Bangladesh Tours in 2022 to 2023:
Tour around Bangladesh in the eleven surprising cities on six divisions of Bangladesh in an expeditions truly experiencing of a lifetime! Your tour started in Dhaka where you will experience the historical and multi-cultural attractions in combination of modern architectural complex, Mughal imperial edifices, British colonial architectural elegance, palace super-structure, heritage buildings in the old Dhaka alleys and museums in between the chaotic zone of river front. In the evening embark on a rocket steamer or giant cruise towards Barisal for enjoying the backwater cruise through wondering beauty of rural landscape towards the floating markets after that you will drift down or drive to Bagerhat World heritage sites where visible spirituality in Islamic heritage in the Mosque and mausoleum of Khan Jahan Ali within close proximity you will immerse into the tourist boat for magnificent Mangrove swamp of Sundarbans which is the natural World Heritage of Bangladesh is only accessible by waterways, you will imagine the lands filled with wildlife diversity in presence of Royal Bengal Tiger and estuarine crocodile, Dolphins and otters in the brackish water in between the 420 rivers networks and Bay of Bengal. Next morning train journey take off you cultural melting pot of Rajshahi where preserved historic arts, figurines and manuscript of earliest civilization and eras of ancient Bengal, you can interest in silk factories and understanding the outstanding architectural sites including the Buddhist iconic Monasteries, temples, and precious Mosque of Medieval sultanate period. There are lot of historical sites in between Rajshahi, Bogra and Dinajpur but we shortened and fly to Dhaka for exploring the terrace tea plantation and rainforest region where rare primate species inspiring to nature treks. Afterwards you will overnight train journey to Chittagong port city where Shipbreaking yard in the pristine beach is interesting for photography from a boat. next you will experience the indigenous peoples traditional way of life in between Rangamati and Bandarban of Chittagong hill tracts where eleven different tribal peoples are living sustainably in the different altitudes of hills and lakeside valleys those share different custom, religion and language. Cox’s Bazar – the world longest unbroken sandy beach, offshore island and submarine hills appeared as coral island is within close proximity to discover the tourist capital of Bangladesh.
Day-1: DHAKA ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Dhaka international airport, you will be met our guide and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at Dhaka in 3-star or 4-star hotel
Day-02: FULL DAY TOUR IN DHAKA
After an early breakfast, you will visit the world most populous city but modern Dhaka less crowded and setting with European influential architecture and museum. In contrast, impressive old Dhaka preserves a grant incomplete Mughal imperial palace fort and other monuments and mosque. Many traders left heritage buildings and the grandeur of pink palace is the finest architectural structure preserved of Dhaka Nawab aristocrat lifestyle in the bank of Buriganga river. We cover as much as possible in full-day tour, in the evening board into the rocket steamer or giant luxury ship for an overnight cruise towards Barisal
Overnight in rocket steamer or luxury ship
Day-3: Barisal – backwater cruise to the floating market
Upon arrival early in the morning at Barisal is the low lying plains of Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna river basin from where direct drive to have a look the laid back lifestyle of traditional farmers on a engine boat while backwater cruise to the floating markets, all the peoples are peasants who laden their grains by canoe boat at every morning in the floating markets. You will visit a village to know their lifestyle and orientation. Continue on to drive back to Barisal grant park hotel.
Overnight in Barisal grand park hotel (4-star)
Day-04: visit Islamic heritage sites at Bagerhat (World Heritage site)
Early morning rocket steamer or launch or private ac vehicle journey towards Bagerhat via Hularhat ( 2+2 hours), rest of the day visit the grandeur of medieval Bengal time built the city of Mosque at Bagerhat including the sixty domed Mosque ( World heritage site), continue on to Mongla for night stay.
Overnight in Khulna or Pashur hotel at Mongla
Day-5: Mongla – Katka wildlife sanctuary
Depart Mongla to Katka Wildlife sanctuary by our 10 or 20 person accommodation facilities tourist boat, we stop at Chandpai Dolphin sanctuaries meanwhile our armed guard join in the trip, continue south through beautiful Sundarban forest, you may find wild animals on the way of cruise. At the end of the day cruise through Katka canal and wildlife watch from observation tower.
Overnight in boat room
Day-06: Katka & Kachikhali wildlife Sanctuaries expeditions
The day will started at early morning for canal cruise to have a look the wildlife and rare bird species from very close after having breakfast, an expeditions to the Tiger hill ( a place where often Tigers take their meal within close proximity of deer), we find more than hundreds of deer and wild boar under the Keora trees on the way to Tiger tracks, enjoy the stunning view of the Bay of Bengal aside the forest office.
Late in the afternoon enjoy the magnificent wildlife in the grassland overlooking from observation tower, In the grassland we may find deer, birds and many butterflies. A breathtaking green beach trails in between the blue Ocean & green untouched forest.
After having lunch late in the afternoon, walk around grazing field in search the existed herds of deer, before sunset kachikhali canal to have a look the wildlife & birds.
Enjoy BBQ dinner.
Day-07: Sundarbans animal park and drive to Jessore for evening flight to Dhaka
Enjoy at Karamjal crocodile breeding center, Animal Park & watch dolphins before ending the cruise. A car drive to Khulna takes you off the hotel.
Overnight stay in City Inn
Day-8: RAJSHAHI ARRIVAL AND VISIT VARENDRA RESEARCH MUSEUM (Friday off)
Upon arrival check in hotel for lunch afterwards visit the rich historical varendra research museum where preserved many terracotta figurines, Buddhist and Hindu brahmanical manuscript and arts. The museum as a legendary historic door famed all over Asia. In the evening stroll around Silk industries.
Options: visitors can drive to visit Natore Maha raja palace to have a look the European architectural palace.
Option-2: staying additional day – travelers can visit the medieval sultanate time built precious Islamic heritage structure of Mosque and mausoleum at Chapai nawabganj in the border of India.
Day-09: Visit Pahapur Somapura vihara ( World heritage site )
Upon arrival, visit the Buddhist iconic superstructure ruins of Somapura Mahavihara, the masterpiece of Buddhist cultural heritage sites has infinite value due architectural core concept of Gautama Buddha built by the pala ruler dating back to 8th century when architectural development occurred in ancient Bangladesh. On the way to Paharpur, you will stop to visit the precious stone built Kushumba Mosque,
Drive to Bogra, upon arrival visit the historical museum of Mahasthan which was the earliest walled city of third century BCE where 1800 years of history buried. Stroll around Guvinda temple Bhairagir vita ruins and porshuram palace ruins along with Jiatkunda.
Options: travelers can explore Jagaddal Vihara is one of the remarkable Buddhist ruins near Jaipurhat and drive to Bogra.
Overnight stay in Momo inn 5-star or 3-star facilities hotel
Day-10: Mahasthan historical remnants and drive to Dhaka
Early morning Vashu vihara is one of the earliest Buddhist university in the outskirt of Mahasthan walled city and visit Behula-laskindar mount which is witness the epic story tale of Hindu believe system. Afterwards drive back to Dhaka, it takes 5-6 hours or depends on traffic situation.
Overnight stay in Dhaka
Day-11: Srimangal – Tea plantation & rainforest in the small hillside green region
Early in the morning board into the morning train to leave you at the country’s most breathtaking small hillside region where undulated and small hillside terrains filled with tea plantation, rubber garden, pineapple cultivation and orchards. Upon arrival by afternoon, you will fascinated by terraced tea plantation and breathtaking view overlooking from Madhabpur lake. Taste seven layer or green tea before sunset.
Overnight stay in 5-star Golf resort or three-star nature resort
Day-12: Rainforest expeditions in search of primate and endanger species
Early in the morning only few km drive for rainforest nature treks through varieties of plants to break the illusion of deep-forest immersion in search of ape and phayre’s leaf monkey. Visitors a decent chance of seeing the remaining endangers – hoolock gibbons and monkey flying through the branches canopy. Explore most primitive minorities’ village belonging to forest life. Afterwards, drive to see the birdlife at hail haors where many local, rare and migratory birds sustain there. You will leisurely spend time in resort until transferred to railway station for an overnight train journey to Chittagong.
Enjoy overnight train journey
Day-13: Chittagong ship breaking yard & Rangamati
Early morning stroll around largest sea fish market and drive to pristine beach of kumira to take a boat cruise for experiencing the largest shipbreaking points. Experience the workflow, the scrap ship demolishing by hands. A telephoto lens is necessary to capture compact photos. Spend 1-2 hours and drive towards Rangamati (77km).
Overnight in lakeside resort or hotel
Day-14: Rangamati lake cruise towards picturesque valley
Rangamati, the most picturesque hilly terrains filled with rocks and hill stream surrounded by Asia largest artificial lake where Indigenous peoples living in the isolated islands and beyond the valleys is discovered by boat cruise. Visit also largest Buddhist monastery, tribal village, hanging bridge and shuvolong valley.
Night stay in the hotel or resort
Day-15: Natural attractions of Rangamati – Bandarban (Chittagong hill tracts)
Early in the morning enjoy drive beside the lake & hills toward Bandarban, upon arrival at Bandarban, visit Buddha Dhatu Jadi Golden Temple, the largest Theravada Buddhist temple in Bangladesh. Bandarban is filled with fabulous waterfalls, streams and river in the hilly terrains where three largest mountain and numerous valleys occupied by eleven different indigenous peoples, their life style and custom, language is different due to rest of the flat country. In the afternoon, explore a traditional way of tribal village life and Enjoy sunset from Nilachal viewpoint.
Overnight stay at Bandarban
Day-16: Bandarban hill tracts
Have your breakfast and 45km drive surroundings of highest hill-range through winding zigzag road strained to the end of the horizontal view of Himalayas foot hill stream overlooks from Nilgiri where cloud often touches the travelers. You will explore tribal group of peoples living sustainably in the different altitudes of hills those share different lifestyle. Explore Chimbuk hill view point and stroll around fascinating waterfall cascading at shailo propat nearby Bandarban town.
Overnight in hillside resort of hill view hotel
Day-17: Historic Ramu and Cox’s Bazar
In this day, drive to Cox’s Bazar, on way, You will explore historic Ramu which was dominated by the ancient settlement of Harappan peoples lies in the outskirt of Ramu, the great Ashoka built metal chaityas in the golden hills above the Baikkhali river. Gautam Buddha sleeping image for a well worth Buddhist heritage sites visiting.
Late in the afternoon, marine drive to visit the sacred landscape of Cox’s Bazar in between Inani beach and Himchari where the hills meet the sea. You will amazed when wet stone appeared to surprise you, after enjoying the significant sunset beauty, return drive back to the beach hotel.
Overnight stay in ocean paradise or similar
Options: St. Martin coral island is the most romantic travel destination is only accessible from Cox’s Bazar on marine drive to Teknaf then ocean cruise to Saint Martin island, visitors can join in a Bay cruise directly from Cox’s Bazar ( November to 1st week of March )
Day-18: Moheshkhali Island expeditions and fly to Dhaka
In this morning experience the sea fish market and cruise to explore salt cultivation process, Pagoda and Adinath Temple, in the afternoon fly back to Dhaka and onward flight to your home country.
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