Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.