Hidden Charms of Bangladesh

Overview:

Tucked away in a forgotten corner of the subcontinent, Bangladesh has spent the years since independence far removed from the tourist trail. Perhaps overshadowed by the ornate monumental splendour of its Indian neighbour, Bangladesh has for years been passed over by all but the most intrepid of travellers. However, Bangladesh is one of Asia’s most surprising destinations.

Home to some of the friendliest people you will ever meet, the country is blessed with an incredible diversity of natural and cultural gems. The unique landscapes of the Sundarbans and the Chittagong Hill Tracts are home to a mix of flora, fauna and indigenous tribes that far belies its small stature, whilst the verdant hills around Srimangal produce some of the finest teas in the world.

With lost Buddhist kingdoms, Hindu and Muslim heritage, and a capital city that is one of the fastest growing in the region, Bangladesh truly is one of the Indian subcontinent’s most refreshing and fascinating destinations.

Highlights:

  • Spend two days cruising through the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest on the planet
  • Discover the rich tribal diversity of the Hill Tracts, home to 15 different ethnic minorities
  • Explore the important archaeological ruins of Puthia and Somaparu Mahavihara
  • Relax amongst the picturesque tea plantations, tribal villages and wildlife of Srimangal
  • Visit Rickshaw workshops and artist colonies in Dhaka, the ‘Rickshaw Capital of the World’
  • Drive past Chittagong’s eerie ship graveyard, with the chance to maybe explore one

Tour Includes:

  • Full services of a Tour Leader with local guides and drivers
  • 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 15 dinners (typically in local restaurants where viable)
  • All transport (minibuses, an overnight ferry, private sunderbans boat, train and domestic flights)
  • 15 nights' accommodation (10 in hotels, 2 in a resort, 1 on an overnight ferry & 2 aboard a private boat )
  • All entrance fees, sightseeing, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
  • A carbon-offsetting contribution to Carbon Clear (if booking international flights through our office)

ALL OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS HAVE NO LOCAL PAYMENTS, HIDDEN EXTRAS OR COMPULSORY SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS

Trip rating:

Adventure Rating
Adventure Rating - 7

Tours that fall into this category are likely to involve at least a few challenging days and are often in destinations where tourism is still in its infancy.

Comfort Rating
Comfort Rating - 4

You can typically expect a mixture of accommodation with some nights being spent in comfortable and characterful places, and some in more basic places, homestays or camping, especially where choices are limited.

Fitness Rating
Fitness Rating - 5

These tours will typically involve a couple of days of easy/moderate trekking (3-5 hrs/day) or perhaps a more active approach to a cultural itinerary. For riding trips see the Riding Information section

Culture Rating
Culture Rating - 6

With this rating, you can typically expect a tour with a good balance between exploring cultural sights (such as museums and historical buildings) on some days and experiencing the wonders of the great outdoors on other days.

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