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Bangladesh: Home of Ancient Wonders

Take a walk on the wild side and travel to Bangladesh, a country home to countless ancient wonders. Start the amazing seven day tour in the beautiful capital of Dhaka and see grand historic architecture mesh with metropolitan life. Leave the city and discover the breathtaking Somapura Mahavihara, one of the largest Buddhist monasteries in the world. Continue to Khan Jahan Ali’s pond and come face to face with enormous crocodiles. You can even pet them if you dare! Next, experience Bangladeshi life and culture by meeting locals in the traditional village of Satrangee. Finally, our tour will take you deep into the Sundarbans, the largest block of mangrove forest in the world. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to see the royal Bengal tiger in its natural habitat. 

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  • Speed past the historic city of Dhaka by rickshaw
  • Explore the Somapura Mahavihara, one of the largest Buddhist monasteries in the world
  • Get up close and personal with monstrous crocodiles at Khan Jahan Ali’s pond
  • Travel to the lush jungles of the Sundarbans and see Bengal tigers in their natural habitat
 
Starting at
$540
per person per day
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Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1

Start the tour in the heart of Bangladesh and arrive in the lively capital of Dhaka. In the afternoon, take a stroll through the National Parliament House designed by famous architect, Louis Kahn. Next, visit the Bangladesh National Museum and learn about the country’s rich history and culture. In the evening, relax at your accommodating hotel. We recommend checking in at the elegant Westin Dhaka.

Day 2

After indulging in a buffet breakfast, we embark on a tour of the fascinating city. Start in Old Dhaka, and go back in time as you walk through ancient streets carpeted with historic buildings. Make our way to the stunning Pink Palace, also known as the Ahsan Manzil and continue to the Tara Masjid, a star shaped mosque decorated with motifs of blue stars. Finish the day with an exciting rickshaw ride around the bustling metropolis.

Day 3
Paharpur - Bogra

Today will be spent in Paharpur, a town full of Buddhist ruins some 3 hours' drive from Dhaka. Here you’ll visit the Somapura Mahavihara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest Buddhist monasteries in the world. Explore the archaic monuments and be dazzled by its massive size. In the late afternoon, arrive at the lovely Naz Garden Hotel in nearby Bogra and watch a traditional folk dance performance in the evening.

Day 4
Dinajpur - Bogra

In the morning, head 2.5 hours away to Dinajpur, a city home to the breathtaking Kantaji’s Temple. This sanctuary is considered to be the most decorative and intricate in the country. Admire the beautiful temple surface and notice the embellishment of elaborate terracotta plaques. Next, tour the traditional village of Satrangee in Rangpur and head back to Bogra in the late afternoon.

Day 5
Khulna

Begin the day with a scenic 6-hour drive to Khulna. Stop along the way to visit the ancient tomb of Mystic poet, Lalon Shah. Shah is a famous religious icon in the country and his songs have influenced many poets and church figures. At his mausoleum, listen to some of his famous music and learn about his inspiring philosophies. After, head to Khulna where a fresh lobster dinner will be waiting for you.

Day 6
Mongla and Sundarbans

After breakfast, enjoy a scenic 1-hour drive to Mongla. Along the way we will visit the Sixty Dome Mosque, the largest brick made mosque in Bangladesh and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Khan Jahan Ali’s pond where you’ll get up close and personal with monstrous crocodiles. Touch its scaly exterior if you’re brave enough! Next, board a boat in Mongla and enter the Sundarbans, the biggest block of mangrove forest on the globe. Pass by the Sundarbans National Park, which is home to majestic Bengal tigers. Finally, take a stroll through a nearby village and experience traditional life by interacting with locals.

Day 7
Sundarbans - Dhaka

End the epic tour with a boat ride through the small creeks of the Sundarbans and be captivated by the natural beauty and diverse wildlife that surrounds you. Afterwards, depart to Mongla and transfer to a ferry to cross the mighty Padma River. Arrive in Dhaka 6 hours later and head to the airport where we say farewell.

 

Suggested Accommodations

Location
Accommodation
DHAKA
Westin Dhaka

Westin Dhaka

Centrally located in the business district of Gulshan, the 241-room Westin Dhaka is steps away from shopping malls, restaurants, museums, and foreign embassies. Like most Westins, the accommodations have an agreeable, though ultimately forgettable, design. Rooms feature signature Westin comforts like the Heavenly Bed and the Heavenly Shower (a double-headed shower), and modern amenities like an LCD flat-screen TV and high-speed Internet access (for a fee). A 24-hour business center provides a full range of business services. Leisure facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a full-service spa. Six restaurants and bars make up the dining scene. These include Prego, an Italian restaurant on the 23rd floor, and Seasonal Tastes, serving Pan-Asian cuisine. The hotel is just five miles away from the Zia International Airport.

 
 
BOGRA
Hotel Naz Garden

Hotel Naz Garden


Hotel Naz Garden is the largest and only international standard4 star hotel and resort in the northern region of Bangladesh. The sprawling facility occupies 15 acres of land and boasts a beautiful setting. Located on the outskirts of Bogra town, Naz Garden offers innovative services, amenities and products to its valued guests. Perhaps most impressive is the selection of delicious dining options. Guests may chose from continental, Bangladeshi, Indian, Thai and Chinese cuisine. Eight restaurants, a fully equipped gym, bar, swimming pools and the scenic lake at the center of the resort grounds are just some of the impressive features the Naz Garden has to offer. The Hotel Naz Garden commitmentto the broader community of Bogra add to its appeal. 


 
 
KHULNA
City Inn Ltd.

City Inn Ltd.


This modern facility, located at the heart of Khulna City, in southern Bangladesh offers all of the amenities, comforts and services of a modern hotel. City Inn prides itself on its warm, hospitable staff - whose mission it is to make sure your stay is as hassle free and enjoyable as possible. The traditional, inviting atmosphere is suited to business and leisure travel alike. The hotel offers European, Chinese and Indian cuisine and places high value on quality and freshness. A swimming pool and fully equipped gym are among the hotel’s amenities. In close proximity to the hotel are several fantastic tourist destinations. The Shatgombuz, one of the world’s largest sea beaches, a sprawlingseaport, the Sundarbans Mosque, among other fascinating sites are just minutes away.


 
 
THE SUNDARBANS
The Sundarban National Park

The Sundarban National Park


Travel by boat through the Sundarban mangrove forest, the largest mangrove forest in the world, that lies on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal. This naturally abundant territory is home to the Bengal tiger. On your basic boat you will cruise a network of rivers and creeks through dense evergreen forests. Nature lovers can enjoy spotting crocodiles basking in the sun, deer, wild boar, otters, river dolphins, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and of course the illustrious native tiger. There is basic accommodation available in this remote area; however Remote Lands does its utmost to ensure guests have the most pleasurable and comfortable stay as is possible.


 
 
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