Best of Bangladesh - 19 Days

Best of Bangladesh

Trip Facts

  • 19 days
  • 4 Persons
  • Hotel, Rocket, Houseboat
  • Train, Car, Tuk-tuk, Rickshaw, Country Boat, Flights
  • Adventure, Hiking, Local Experience, Culture, Nature, Wildlife
  • High
  • Dhaka, Bagerhat, Sundarbans, Khulna, Sonargaon, Srimangal, Chittagong, Rangamati, Bandarban, Cox's Bazar

Bangladesh is another name for the green land of natural beauty. So, we are introducing Best of Bangladesh tour package to explore the natural raw beauty. Bangladesh is a country with full of nature and great welcoming people. Each of its scenic territories is the blessing mind with the most enchanting and alluring heavenly beauty. These scenic beauties, green fields, and fields swarming with golden crops, the clear and cloudy sky, moonlit and pitch dark present the divine beauty of Bangladesh. To illustrate these beauties with some great archaeological masterpiece we have designed this impressive Best of Bangladesh holiday tour to bring your holiday dreams to reality.

This welcome to farewell holiday packages we have included most impressive part of Bangladesh those are highly recommended by Trip Advisor, Lonely Planet, Wikitravel and other online travel guides.

These are including magnificent vibrancy of Dhaka, a unique overnight journey by century-old Paddle Rocket Steamer, exploring the lost city Bagerhat, discovering wildlife and nature of thrilling Sundarban, tea capital Srimangal, old capital Sonargaon, Chittagong hill tracts, and finally a couple of days to refresh your mind and soothe your soul in the Cox’s Bazar will give you the best attractive memorable experience of Bangladesh.

  • Visit 2 UNESCO world heritage sites in Bangladesh.
  • Visit Srimangal, the tea capital of Bangladesh
  • Taste famous seven layers tea
  • Spotting rare wildlife and scenic trekking in Srimangal
  • All famous and historic sites of Old and New Dhaka
  • Overnight journey on a century-old Paddle Rocket Steamer
  • Visit ‘Mosque City Bagerhat’ the UNESCO world heritage site
  • Explore the largest mangrove forest in the world a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Trekking and canals, creeks cruising
  • Visit old capital Sonargaon
  • Visit vibrant ship breaking yard
  • Boat ride at Kaptai Lake
  • Explore tribal people & their lifestyle
  • Visit the tribal handicraft market!
  • All major sites in Bandarban!
  • Experience the massive fishing industry of Cox’s Bazar
  • Leisure on the longest unbroken sandy beach in the world.
  • Enjoy a unique experience beyond your expectations.

Day 1
Day-01: Arrival and Welcome

A guide will meet you inside the airport, welcome you to Bangladesh, and transfer you to your hotel

Overnight at Dhaka (Hotel Civic Inn).

Day 2
Day-02: Old Dhaka Tour & Embark on the famous Rocket Steamer

We visit the famous historic sites of New and Old Dhaka including the outside of the National Parliament House, Dhakeswari Temple, Lalbagh Fort, Star Mosque, Armenian Church, Pink Place, and Hindu Street, including a rickshaw rides through the narrow streets. We will find a good place for lunch.

We start to experience river life in Bangladesh with a boat ride on the Buriganga River. Then we board the Rocket Paddle-Wheel Steamer for a memorable overnight river journey to Hularhat.

Overnight at Rocket in your Sleeping Cabin.

Day 3
Day-03: UNESCO World Heritage City Bagerhat

We wake up to the riverine beauty of Bangladesh in the morning.

We arrive at Hularhat around 9:00.

Drive to Bagerhat and explore most of the remaining mosques from the 15th-century city known as Khalifatabad, including Sixty dome mosque, Nine dome mosque, Khan Jahan Ali shrine, and Kodla Moth, a beautiful Hindu temple from 17th century.

Overnight at Mongla (Parjatan Hotel Posur).

Day 4
Day-04: Sundarbans (Harbaria and Kochikhali) by Boat

Today we begin discovering the wildlife and nature of thrilling Sundarban, We start cruising early in the morning towards our ultimate destination, the Sundarbans, and enjoy a delicious, fresh breakfast on board. We will stop at Harbaria Ranger Station for our first trail; On this morning walk, you can see some of the animals, birds, insects of the Sundarbans. If we are very lucky, we may hear or spot a Bengal Tiger. We will continue our cruising towards Kochikhali, having lunch on board. In the evening we have a boat trip for an hour through a narrow creek to spot different wildlife.

Overnight at Kochikhali (Sleeping Cabin on Boat)

Day 5
Day-05: Sundarbans (Kochikhali Tiger-Point and Kotka Wildlife Sanctuary)

Early in the morning we have a cup of tea/coffee and get ready immediately to explore wildlife in nearby canals and creeks on a small wooden boat. This is also an area where we sometimes spot Bengal Tigers if we are lucky. We will walk the trail to Kotka Forest Station. On this two-hour walk, we will visit Jamtola Beach, and see spotted deer, monkeys, wild boar, reptiles and many kinds of birds, and maybe

even tiger pawprints. In the late afternoon, we will go to Kotka Watchtower for the sunset. Many herbivorous animals come here to graze and sometimes carnivorous Bengal Tigers come here for their meal, too. This is our final chance to spot Bangladesh’s Bengal Tigers.

Overnight at Horintana (Sleeping Cabin on Boat)

Day 6
Day-06: Sundarbans (Karamjol Wildlife Rescue Center and Khulna)

We travel by boat to visit a fishing village. Life here is simple and difficult. The fishers catch fish from the river, especially prawns and lobster during low tide. After arriving at Karamjol Wildlife Rescue Center we have a one hour walk, our last in the Sundarbans. We will visit the crocodile breeding center, deer-breeding center and see some other exquisite wildlife species. We will have our final meal (lunch) in the Sundarbans, head back to Mongla to say goodbye to the boat staff, load our luggage into our waiting car, and leave the river for the drive to Khulna.

Overnight at Khulna (Hotel City Inn).

Day 7
Day-07: (Khulna – Dhaka by Train)

We will leave the hotel and transfer to the Khulna railway station for the ride to Dhaka. There is time to walk around the railway station and then experience another way to travel in Bangladesh. We will travel in the first class AC compartment called Snigdha.

Our train journey will start at 08:40 AM from Khulna Railway Station towards Dhaka and it’s a nine hours long journey. You can expect to see today from the train; vast vegetation beauty in the countryside, different types of harvest fields, a lot of mango orchards, litchi orchards and other orchards well and you will see longest steel railway bridge in Bangladesh (Hardinge Bridge) and 6th longest bridge in South Asia (Bangabandhu Bridge) which is 4.63 km long, and you will notice may local peoples day life activities. Upon arrival will transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight at Dhaka (Hotel Civic Inn).

Day 8
Day-08: Visit Old Capital Sonargaon

After breakfast, we drive from Dhaka to Sonargon (37 km, 2 hrs), the old capital of the Bengal region.

We visit Folk-arts and Crafts Museum, the medieval period Goaldi Mosque, a school for disadvantaged Hindu children, and built only of bamboo, and the abandoned merchant city Panam Nagar. Also, we’ll visit a char (small river island) in the river Meghna, to experience the traditional lifestyle of the farmers.

Overnight at Dhaka (Hotel Civic Inn).

Day 9
Day-09: Srimangal by Train (Tea Plantations, Lemon & Pineapple Orchards)

We start early, with a pick-up from your Hotel at 06:30 AM for a 7:03 departure on the train to Srimangal. The train arrives at Srimangal around 12:00 PM, time to check-in, freshen up, have lunch, and rest a bit before visiting the beautiful gardens of Sreemamgal, including the tea garden (Cha Bagan) Lemon and Pineapple orchards, Rubber garden, and the tribal village of Adibasi Gram. There may be time for you to wander on your own. In the evening you will taste the most popular 7 Layers tea at Nilkantha Tea Cabin. Dinner will be either dining in at your cottage or downtown in a local restaurant to taste something special. Overnight at Srimangal (Nishorgo Eco-Resort).

Day 10
Day-10: Srimangal (Wildlife of Lawachara National Park, Tribal Village)

Early morning, we go for a rewarding wildlife trek through the Lawachara National Park. We’ll take the 3 hours trail for the maximum opportunity to see wildlife, especially the Hollock Gibbons for which this forest is famous.

In the afternoon we visit Baikka Beal, a wetland sanctuary for migratory birds. It’s a paradise for bird lovers.

Overnight at Srimangal (Nishorgo Eco Resort).

Day 11
Day-11: Free Morning, Srimangal – Dhaka by Train

This morning is free to do anything you like on your own. We depart for Dhaka at 10.31 on the 718 Jayantika Express or at 09.10 on the 774 Kalani Express. Depending on which train we take, we arrive at Dhaka between 2 and 4 pm.

Overnight at Dhaka (Hotel Civic Inn).

Day 12
Day-12: Dhaka - Chittagong on Flight (Ship Breaking Yard)

Transfer to the airport, and fly to Chittagong at 7.15 H. Arrive Chittagong around 8.10 H.

Visit Chittagong Fishing Port, which is the main harbor for all the seagoing fishing vessels of Chittagong and the largest fish market in that area. A place is full of activities and very photogenic.

Drive to Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard (30 mins) after late breakfast at a local restaurant. Visit ship breaking activities with a boat from the river for a couple of hours. This is a graveyard of the giant commercial scrap vessels brought from all over the world, which are converted to pieces of steel here. You’ll also visit shops of scrap materials coming from those ships, which is a good place to collect souvenirs.

Drive to Chittagong city and check into the hotel. Visit Commonwealth World War – II Cemetery en route (if time permit)

Overnight at Chittagong (Hotel Grand Park).

Day 13
Day-13: Chittagong - Rangamati (Boat Ride at Kaptai Lake)

After breakfast, drive to Rangamati (102 km, 3.5 Hrs).

After check-in, freshen up, and lunch, enjoy boat ride at Kaptai Lake rest of the day. Before sunset, we visit a Buddhist temple. Visit some tribal handicraft markets in the evening.

Overnight at Rangamati (Parjatan Hotel).

Day 14
Day-14: Rangamati – Bandarban (Golden Temple, Nilachal)

We Drive to Bandarban after breakfast (82 km, 3.5 Hrs), and visit a small tribal museum en route. We visit the Golden Temple, Nilachal, and other popular tourist sites in Bandarban rest of the day. To reach Golden Temple, you need to climb paved steps up a 60m / 200ft hill.

Overnight at Bandarban (Hillside Resort).

Day 15
Day-15: Bandarban (Nilgiri, Tribal Village, Boat Ride at Sangu River)

Nilgiri is up in the mountains, 3500 feet above sea level. We say it is the meeting place of earth and heaven, beautiful under colorful cloudy skies. The color of the hills and clouds are very impressive, and you will enjoy all this beauty right outside your hotel.

Life is not easy here. We will visit some tribal villages and explore their lifestyle and learn how the people of the hills survive.

We end the day with a boat ride on beautiful Sangu River surrounded by the heavenly beauty of nature.

Overnight at Bandarban (Hillside Resort).

Day 16
Day-16: Free Morning, Drive to Cox's Bazar / Rohingya Camp Visit

Morning is free to enjoy nature from the resort. Drive to Cox’s Bazar (121 km, 3 hrs) around 10.00 am, check into the hotel.

Leisure on the longest unbroken sandy beach in the world rest of the day. Optionally we can take you to visit the Rohingya camps in Teknaf (1.5 hrs drive) if you like, for extra charges. Book with us in advance if you want to do this.

Overnight at Cox’s Bazar (Long Beach Hotel).

Day 17
Day-17: Cox's Bazar: Fishing Activities

People come to Cox’s Bazar for its beaches, but its actual treasures lie somewhere else, which is its massive fishing industry. Today we will give you an overview of the whole fishing industry of Cox’s Bazar.

We’ll start by visiting the fishing port in the late morning, which is the main harbor for all the seagoing fishing vessels of this region. An exclusive place full of activities and very photogenic.

After lunch, go to visit a fishing village and experience the lifestyle of the fishing community of Cox’s Bazar. About 30,000 families are directly involved with the fishing industry in Cox’s Bazar. Also, visit the endless dry fishing yards where they make and sell dry fishes in large scale and supply all over the country. These yards have been built on 200 acres of land. Around 2,000 traders have invested here and several hundred have set up more than 50 wholesale shops.

Overnight at Cox’s Bazar (Long Beach Hotel).

Day 18
Day-18: Cox's Bazar - Dhaka on Flight

Morning is free to do anything you like on your own.

Transfer to the airport, and fly to Dhaka on 11.30 H flight. Arrive Dhaka around 12.35 H, transfer to hotel.

Overnight at Dhaka (Hotel Civic Inn).

Day 19
Day-19: (Departure and Goodbye)

Pick you up from your hotel, transfer you to the airport according to your flight schedule and say goodbye.

End the Best of Bangladesh Tour.

Number of TravelersCost Per Traveler ($)Total Cost ($)
1 Person52005200
2 Pax28255650
3 Pax25107530
4 Pax22509000
5 Pax200010000

Includes

  • Always air-conditioned vehicles with driver
  • All-time Professional English Speaking Guide
  • All sites entrance tickets
  • All necessary permission fees including Hill-tracts & Sundarbans forest permission
  • 18 Nights' accommodation on twin sharing basis with complimentary breakfast at hotels only.
  • All meals: While in the Sundarbans
  • Tea, coffee and unlimited mineral water while in the Sundarban
  • Late afternoon snacks while in the Sundarban
  • All transportation (Train, Car, Tuk-tuk, Rickshaw, Country Boat, Flights)
  • First-class cabins on Paddle Steamer Rocket
  • All airport transfer in Dhaka & Chittagong
  • All boat rides according to the itinerary!
  • All flights tickets according to the itinerary
  • All tips except our guides, drivers and boat crews .

Excludes

  • Any food, drinks or personal items other than mentioned above.

  • Bangladesh is a third world country with poor infrastructure. Nothing works here perfectly and as planned. Organizing such a long tour in Bangladesh may bring some inconvenience occasionally. Be patient and flexible while traveling in Bangladesh.
  • While traveling in a group, be co-operative and tolerant with the interests and difficulties of your co-travelers (if you can’t please book a private trip & enjoy the whole time)
  • Regarding train tickets, we must try to get AC 1st class seats if available. If not, then we will get the 2nd class. The difference between 1st class and 2nd class is air-conditioning.
  • Trains can be delayed sometimes as it is common in Bangladesh.
  • We are not responsible for any schedule change of the Rocket. (If it does happen we will go with a traditional ferry locally known as Launch.
  • To enter the mosque men should please wear long pants. Shorts are not allowed to enter the mosque. Women should wear a scarf to cover their head while entering the mosque
  • Please be patient while you are traveling by car (All roads are not quite good enough in Bangladesh, and can be a bit bumpy and muddy sometimes)
  • The chartered boat for Sundarban excursion has very basic facilities. There is no air-conditioning or electricity. There is a solar lighting system on the boat and an electric generator will be available for a couple of hours every day in the evening for charging your gadgets. Hot water available on upon request,
  • Cell Phone signals are poor while we are in Sundarban and in some places you will get only 2G network.
  • If possible please bring these: Raincoat, umbrella, sneaker shoes for walking, a hat or cap for sun protection, sunburn lotion, insects spray, binoculars, camera, and of course one pair of curious eyes to locate interesting species.
  • Regarding the treks: if you don’t prefer to do this activity then you can stay on board the boat and enjoy the canal cruise. You might locate something interesting here as well.
  • The single supplement is an additional $275 required for the hotel only. On the rocket and the chartered boat for Sundarban, it will be applicable based on availability.
  • Be prepared to face some traffic congestion on the highway.
  • Travel time mentioned in the itinerary is based on our best judgment. It could be delayed or earlier depending on traffic and road conditions.
  • While traveling on the hilly areas at Chittagong Hill tracts region, we sometimes need to turn off the air-conditioning temporarily to minimize the load on the car engine. Be patient with this.
  • Local transportation for Srimangal and Chittagong Hill-Tracts area will be by Tuk-Tuk. However, trips in these areas are a short distance.
  • Since local people don’t see many foreign tourists they might be a bit curious but are very friendly and cooperative peoples. Please be polite to the local people.
  • Please be respectful of Bangladeshi culture and tradition because you may encounter situations different from your tradition and culture.
  • The itinerary is flexible and can be changed according to your reasonable request.

4.75 stars - Based on 4 reviews
Excellent
3
Very Good
1
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0
  1. An amazing and wonderful 19 day tour
    Mr. Dennis Bowman (Florida, USA) January 12, 2020
    An amazing and wonderful 18 day tour. We knew we hit the jackpot when Obaidul met us at the airport. A major airline debacle found us in a panic in our Yangon to Dhaka connection. Obaidul came through with flying colors meeting us at "0 dark hundred" in the morning. We knew we were in the best hands ever for our extensive journey through Bangladesh. (Read full review at TripAdvisor)
  2. A great tour to the highlights of Bangladesh
    Ms. Elfie Freytag (Vienna, Austria) January 14, 2020
    A great tour to the Best of Bangladesh. My three American friends and I booked a three-week-tour with Obaidul and we had a very good time. Obaidul speaks fluently English, knows a lot about his country and was always concerned about us. He tried to show us as much as possible within this 18 days - which sometimes was a bit stressful, but we got a good overview of the diversity in this beautiful country. (Read full review at TripAdvisor)
  3. Superb tour in Bangladesh with Bangladesh Scenic Tours
    Mr. Bob Francescone (Florida, USA) January 19, 2020
    Obaidul is a delightful travel companion, affable, funny, full of energy, and just great company. I consider him a friend, someone to spend share life with. Bangladesh is a revelation. The country is beautiful, the rich tradition compelling, the food delicious. Best is the true sweetness and kindness of its people. We were welcomed warmly with smiles that started deep in those dark eyes, genuine and curious. Tourists are a rarity. People spoke with us wherever we went, asked where we were from and wanted photos. “Selfie” is now a universal ice-breaker. Go to Bangladesh, but go with Obaidul and Bangladesh Scenic Tours. (Read full review at TripAdvisor)
  4. Best of Bangladesh
    Mr. Luis Alberto (San Juan, Puerto Rico) February 10, 2020
    I want to praise Obaidul because he was an excellent tour guide. Probably the best in Bangladesh. He is funny, respectful, wise, full of information and knowledge about his country, and always has a smile on his face. He is able to solve almost any problem or situation. He's always doing his best to fulfill any request of his clients, and really making them feel appreciated and welcomed. (Read full review at TripAdvisor)

Write a Review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD $ 5,200/person
Group Discount Available
Group Discount Rates
Extra Services
Single Supplement:
USD $ 275 /traveler
Cost Per Adult Traveler:
$ 5200 USD
5200
Total $ 5,200 USD

Trip Facts

  • 19 days
  • 4 Persons
  • Hotel, Rocket, Houseboat
  • Train, Car, Tuk-tuk, Rickshaw, Country Boat, Flights
  • Adventure, Hiking, Local Experience, Culture, Nature, Wildlife
  • High
  • Dhaka, Bagerhat, Sundarbans, Khulna, Sonargaon, Srimangal, Chittagong, Rangamati, Bandarban, Cox's Bazar

Share On

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on whatsapp
Share on skype

Trip Weather

Dhaka28°CHaze
SUNRISE05:58
SUNSET17:26 +06
Feels like: 32°CWind: 0km/h NEHumidity: 78%Pressure: 1007.11mbarUV index: 0
Hourly Forecast5:00 H28°C6:00 H27°C7:00 H28°C8:00 H28°C9:00 H29°C
Daily Forecast
Wed30/25°C
Thu27/24°C
Fri26/25°C