Bangladesh; Heritage, Culture, Ethnic People, Paddle Steamer Cruise and Beach
15 Days 14 Nights
Start From: Taka per Person
Day 01: Arrival at Shahjalal International Airport—Dhaka. Transfer to Hotel. Evening-meet Guide to discuss program followed by dinner. Overnight Dhaka.
Day 02: Morning: Dhaka city sightseeing tour covering major attractions of the city. Lunch and rest. Evening: Transfer to River Terminal. Board on Historic Paddle Steamer and departure for 300 kilometer cruise down the Ganges. Enjoy night cruise. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 03: Whole day on board enjoying picturesque riverine country side beauty of Bangladesh. Arrive Monglaport as Ganges mouth let afternoon. Transfer to waiting Houseboat and departure for Sunderbans the Largest Mangrove Forest and Home of Royal Bengal Tiger. All meal on board. Overnight on board in the forest.
Day 04: Enjoy cruising from early in the morning through the creeks of the forest for seven hours and arrive Katka at sea mouth. Have your lunch on board and rush to Jamtoli field (a big grazing field of animal surrounded by deep jungle) with guide and armed guard and observe gathering of spotted deer and other animals. May see a Royal Bengal Tiger out to prey a deer. Leave jungle before sunset and enjoy evening cruise through the shore of Bay of Bengal. Dinner in moonlit during cruise. Return to Katka and walk to the Jamtoli field to enjoy a nocturnal tour. Climb up to the observation tower bed and spend the night on top of the observation tower to enjoy night scenario of the forest.
Day 05: Early rise and have fresh up tea. Follow Guide for long trek inside the jungle with armed guard (a thrilling memorable trek in the Home of Royal Bengal Tiger). Return and breakfast. Then enjoy another thrilling experience of boating inside the deep forest through the narrow canal. Return and enjoy return cruise. During return cruise you may see lazy crocodile basking on the shore of the creek. May see Otter fishermen catching fishes with the help of Otter. Lunch on board. Visit fishermen village before off board. Drive to southern town Khulna. On way visit 15 century Muslim architect building-60 domed mosque. Dinner and overnight Khulna.
Day 06: Early breakfast and drive to the countryside Jessore. Enjoy the drive to the remote village. Meet the villagers and observe their life style. Drive to domestic Airport Jessore and fly back to Dhaka. Check-n hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 07: Breakfast. Depart hotel for a long drive to port city Chittagong. On way visit ancient capital Sonargaon and 6th century Buddhist seat-Mainamati. Rest stop and lunch at Mainamati. Continue drive and arrive Chittagong late afternoon. Check in hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 08: Early breakfast and depart hotel for a short sight seeing tour of port city. Continue drive for Rangamati. Enjoy 77 kilometer drive through plains and hills. Observe picturesque panoramic view of the tribal villages and bazaars nestled down the valleys (enjoy photo stops). Arrive tribal town Rangamati. Check in hotel. Lunch and rest. Pm: Enjoy cruise on blue limpid water of largest manmade lake-Kaptai. Evening enjoy campfire dinner on lake side followed by tribal dance. Overnight Rangamati.
Day 09: Wake up early and enjoy a boat cruise on Kaptai. Visit deferent tribal village on hill-tops twisted by blue crystal water of Kaptai. Return to hotel and breakfast. Depart hotel for a short sightseeing tour of the tribal town covers- Tribal King's palace, open air tribal market, tribal handicrafts and tribal museum. Drive for another tribal area of the hill range- Bandarban. Enjoy an amazing drive through hilltop of jungles and tribal villages. Arrive Bandarban. Check in tourist lodge. Lunch and rest. Pm: enjoy a boat cruise on Kaptai Lake of eye catching view. Dinner and overnight Bandarban.
Day 10: Enjoy morning cruise before breakfast. Depart lodge for a long trek to the highest peak of the hill range. On way visit eye catching gold ornamented Buddhist temple on hill-top. Start trekking and visit Bomug tribal village on way. Stay some times on the hill-top and observe the picturesque scenario of the hill range. Visit Murong tribal village on hill-top. Packet lunch on hilltop. Enjoy return trek and drive for southern most tip of the country Teknaf (another amazing drive through hills and plains of tribal villages). Arrive Teknaf, check-in riverside motel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 11: Early rise and enjoy boating on Naf river bordering Myanmar on the other side. Return and breakfast. Depart motel for St. Martin's Coral Island. Enjoy ten miles cruise through the sea to the island. On arrival check-in beachside hotel. Lunch and rest. Pm: Enjoy fascinating beauty of the beach until sunset. Evening- visit local bazaar. Dinner and overnight on Coral Island.
Day 12: Morning at the beach enjoying sun and surf until 10.00Am. Depart hotel for return cruise to Teknaf and drive to Cox's Bazaar. Enjoy an amazing drive through the plains and hill of tribal villages. Arrive Cox's Bazaar. Check in hotel. Lunch and rest. Pm; at the beach to observe evening scenario of the beach. Visit fascinating handicrafts and conch shell market. Dinner and overnight Cox's Bazaar.
Day 13: Very early morning at the beach to observe dawn scenario over Bay of Bengal. Late breakfast and departure for beach to enjoy sun and surf and long beach drive by open jeep. Return to hotel, fresh up and lunch. Pm: enjoy a boat trip to Moheshkhali Island (10 kilometer boating from the main land on Bay of Bengal). Enjoy walk and rickshaw ride and trek to the hill where visit a typical 300 year old Hindu Temple. Visit some Burmese, Semi tribe Buddhist house and observe their life style. Visit fish market and salt zone. Return to Cox's Bazaar. Evening- enjoy cultural program performed by Chakma tribes. Dinner and overnight Cox's Bazaar.
Day 14: Early morning enjoy the beach if desire. Breakfast and departure hotel for a sight seeing tour and visit Buddhist Kyang and Pagoda on hilltop. Visit tribal village and drive to Buddhist village- Ramu. Visit ancient Buddhist Temple, Monastery and 13 feet tall statue of Lord Buddha. Continue drive to port city Chittagong through the hills and plains (enjoy photo stop). Arrive Chittagong, rest stop and lunch. Transfer to Airport and fly back to Dhaka. On arrival transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight Dhaka.
Day 15: Morning for shopping or own activities. Transfer to Airport as per flight schedule and departure for return journey.