Discover Bangladesh

Discover the diversity of Bangladeshi culture on the Bangladesh Tour. Its fascinating history, ancient traditional villages and the beauty of its rural regions including the Chars and Bandarban.

Visit New and Old Dhaka, known as the City of Mosques includes major museums, archaeological sites, and Art Institute of Dhaka University. Rich with culture and history, visit the Tara Mosque, Ahsan Manzil (Pink Palace) and one of the largest river ports in the world!

Our Bangladesh tour includes an excursion to the intriguing Chars – a boat cruise to reach and walk inside one of the old villages where you will interact with tribal people. After, explore the Chittagong’s ethnic villages, river cruise, temples and museums.

On the In-Depth tour, visit a hand loom factory, experience locally made mustard oil, and a river cruise on the Padma River (the Bangladesh part of the Ganges River). Experience an ancient urban archaeological city site and the ornate terracotta, Kantanagar Temple, a combination of Hindu and Mughal architecture.

Bangladesh is a colorful diverse nation, and one of the least known travel destinations! Bangladesh is still a tourism outpost. It is just beginning to emerge as a destination for western visitors. For those who want to see a traditional culture, now is the time to go!

Optional Extension to visit the wildlife of the the Sundarban.

BANGLADESH TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Tour New & Old Dhaka
  • Mahasthangarth, early capital of Bangladesh
  • River Cruise on the Padma River
  • Chittagong Tribal villages
  • Visit the intriguing tribal culture of the The Bandarban
  • Optional Extension to explore India’s Sundarbans on a Luxury Cruise.
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  • 1
    Day 1-2: Dhaka

    Arrive and transfer to hotel. The following day we will visit, Dhaka University Art Institute, Old Dhaka, Tara Mosque, Ahsan Manzil (Pink Palace), Sadarghat Port and a rickshaw making workshop.

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    Day 3: Dhaka - Chittagong

    We will stop mid way on the drive in Comilla and visit the Folk Museum, Goaldi Mosque, Panam City; ancient Bengal city 13-19th century and Mahamani Buddhist Temple and Museum. Continue to Chittagong.

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    Day 4: Chittagong - Bandarban - Chittagong

    A full two days immersing in Chittagong sites including Dhatu Zadi (Golden Temple), Boat ride on the Sangu River to reach Boroitoli Marma ethnic village.

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    Day 5: Chittagong

    A full day of touring including museums, ship breaking yards, Central bazaar, the old city and river front as well as the evening on the bank of the River Karnofuli at Patenga Beach.

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    Day 6: Depart

    A morning tour of New Dhaka. Afternoon flight to Colombo if joining our Sri Lanka tour or depart for home.

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    OR CONTINUE TO RAJSHAHI
    Day 6: Dhaka - Rajshahi

    This morning we depart to Rajshahi with stops en-route to visit the hand loom factory Sharee and the mustard factory for making mustard oil in Tangail. Next we visit the 11th century Puthia (city of temples), Puthia King's Palace, terracotta ornate temples, Shiva temple and the largest Shiva linga of the Indian sub-continent. After lunch, visit Barandra (Varendra) Museum. This evening, enjoy sunset from the banks of the Padma River (the Bangladesh part of the Ganges River).

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    Day 7: Rajshahi - Naogoan - Dinajpur

    Stops along the way to Dinajpur to visit: 16th century Kusumba Mosque, 7th century Paharpur Monastery, ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur, Halud Vihara and Jaggadala Vihara.

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    Day 8: Dinajpur - Bogra

    Our group tour will proceed to Bogra, one of the oldest towns in northern Bangladesh. En-route, we visit the ornate terra cotta Kantanagar Temple, a combination of Hindu and Mughal architecture. This afternoon, visit Mahasthangarh, early capital, considered sacred by Buddhists and Hindus.

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    Day 9: Bogra - Chars - Dhaka

    We depart early to visit the Chars of the Jamuna River. We’ll drive approx 2 hours on a rough road to Sirajganj town, on the bank of the Jamua River between Bogra and Dhaka. Then by boat we cruise one hour to the chars.
    We will disembark the boat and walk 15 minutes to a Char village to observe the simplicity of Char life: their cultivation, education, culture, commerce, society. We return to Sirajganj and drive to Dhaka.

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    Day 10: Dhaka - Depart

    Transfer to airport to your international flight home.

  • 11
    Option to Add on India's Sundarbans

    Extension to Sundarbans on a Luxury Cruise. Please request.

  • Trip Length

    6-day Visit Bangladesh - Highlights
    10-day Explore Bangladesh - In-Depth
    4-day Extension to Sundarbans on a Luxury Cruise.

  • Dates

    Highlights: November 2-7, 2020
    In-Depth: November 2-11, 2020
    Optional Extension: October 30-November 2, 2020 to Sundarbans on a Luxury Cruise.
    January 2021 dates TBA

  • Land Cost

    Highlights From: $1930 based on minimum of 4 people. Single room Supplement $190
    In-Depth From: $2665 based on minimum of 4 people. Single room Supplement $260
    Extension: November $837 per person twin share; Single room Supplement $280
    January 2021 dates TBA

  • Accommodations

    4 star hotel in Dhaka
    3 star elsewhere

  • Group Size

    4-12 guests

  • Included Meals

    All breakfasts
    Highlights: 4 lunches
    In-Depth: 8 lunches
    Extension: 3 lunches and 3 dinner

  • Reading List

    Suggested Reading

  • Extend Your Trip

    Sri Lanka Tour
    South India
    Extension to Sundarbans (wildlife). Please Inquire.

Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh

Bogra, Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh

Comilla, Chittagong Division, Bangladesh

Chittagong, Chittagong Division, Bangladesh

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