Bangladesh: Asia's best kept secret

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Bangladesh: Asia's best kept secret

Price Starts from € 3600

Itinerary designed to visit 3 of the ecosystems of Bangladesh: the plains watered by the Brahmaputra, Padma, Meghna rivers and an endless number of tributaries, the Sunderbans and the Chittagong Hills, bordering Tripura and Myanmar and home to several ethnic minorities. The transport will be a combination of minibus, train, boat, flights and 4x4 vehicles to cross the intricate geography of the country and access remote tribal areas.
Date: 1 April 2021 - 16 April 2021

Duration: 16 days - 13 nights + 1 late check out

Individual supplement: 340€

The price includes:
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International flights with air taxes
- All transfers
- Domestic Flights
- Transportation by minibus, boat, train, plane and 4x4
- Accompanying guide from Spain
- Accompanying guide in English
- Local guides
- Meals mentioned in the program. FB. Full board
- Accommodation in the hotels indicated in the program
- Cultural visits and tribal communities
- Basic travel insurance

Price does not include:
- Meals not specified in the itinerary
- Drinks at meals
- Visa and management
- Tips
- Payments for taking pictures in the tribes
- Cancellation insurance
- Any service not indicated in the section includes
Day 1 (Thursday 1 April): SPAIN - DHAKA
Flight departure Barcelona 16: 25h / Madrid 15: 55h-Doha-Dhaka Qatar Airways. Night on board.

Day 2 (Friday April 2): ??DHAKA
Arrival in Dhaka at 09:45 a.m. Pick up at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest and at 12: 00h start of the city tour: Korail Slum, Curzon Hall, Shahid Minar, Parliament, Karwan Bazaar and Railway Market.
Accommodation: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel. FB.
Distance Airport / Hotel 15km / 30m.


Day 3 (Saturday April 3): DHAKA - SONARGAON - DHAKA
Breakfast. Continuation of the visit to Dhaka: Baitul Mukarran, Lalbagh Fort, Ahsan Manzil, Ruplal House, Sadarghat. By road to Sonargaon, former capital of the province of East Bengal. We will visit: Goaldi Jame Masjid, Folk Art and Craft Foundation, Panam Nogor, Panam city. Return to Dhaka.
Accommodation: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel. FB.
Distance Dhaka / Sonargaon 42km / 1h.


Day 4 (Sunday April 4): DHAKA - BOGRA (5h)
Breakfast. By road to Dhamrai, a metalworking town, Chariot Temple. Continuation to Jamindar House in Mohera, and to Tangail where we will visit a project of the Grameen Bank (Microcredits Nobel Peace Prize 2006). We will cross the Bangabhandu Bridge over the Yamuna river and arrive at Bogra. Accommodation: Hotel Momo Inn. FB.

Day 5 (Monday, April 5): BOGRA - RAJSHAHI (4h)
Breakfast. By road Citadel Mahashtang Gargh, Paharpur Vihara Somapura Mahavihara, the most famous Buddhist remains in the world (UNESCO Heritage). We will continue to Balihar Rajbari, Kushumba Mosjid and Puthia. Arrival in Rajshahi. Accommodation: Grand River View Hotel. FB.

Day 6 (Tuesday April 6): RAJSHAHI - KHULNA (6h)
Breakfast. Visit to the Varendra Museum, and boat ride on the Padma River. Transfer to train station, Rajshahi / Khulna Kapatakka Express route. Arrival in Khulna and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation: Hotel Castle Salam. FB.

Day 7 (Wednesday 7 April): KHULNA - SUNDERBANS - KHULNA (6h by boat)
Breakfast. Transfer by road to the Port of Mongla. Board our private boat to visit Sunderbans National Park (UNESCO Heritage). Small fishing villages, bird watching, crossing the jungle and if the authority allows it, the village-brothel Baniya Shanta. Back to Mongla and by road to Khulna. Accommodation: Hotel Castle Salam. FB.

Day 8 (Thursday 8 April): KHULNA - BAGERHAT - HULARHAT - BARISAL (2h + 5h by boat)
Breakfast. By road to Bagerhat, visit of the Mosque of the 60 domes (UNESCO Heritage). Continuation by road to the Hularhat pier where we will board the famous Rocket Paddle Steamer that will take us through several rivers and canals to Barisal. Arrival in Barisal and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation: Grand Park Hotel. FB.

Day 9 (Friday April 9): BARISAL - DHAKA - CHITTAGONG (3h)
Breakfast. In the morning visit one of the famous floating markets of Guava. A burst of color from daily life and marketing in the boats on the river. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Chittagong with a stopover in Dhaka. Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel. FB.

Day 10 (Saturday April 10): CHITAGONG - RANGAMATI (3h)
Breakfast. We start by exploring Chittagong with its Mughal and colonial buildings: Zia memorial, Central Station, the Court, the war cemetery, a refugee camp and a brothel neighborhood. By road to Rangamati, stopping at villages with tribal markets. Arrival at the hotel located on an island in Lake Kaptai, but don't expect much, this is Bangladesh! Accommodation: Hotel Parjatan Holiday Complex. FB.

Day 11 (Sunday April 11): RANGAMATI
Breakfast. We will take a private boat to visit Lake Kaptai (border with Tripura) by a very special route. We will stop at several islands where we will find tribal markets of different ethnicities such as the Tripura, Mizo and Chakma. After sunset, return to the hotel. Accommodation: Hotel Parjatán Holiday Complex. FB.

Day 12 (Monday April 12): RANGAMATI - BANDARBAN (4h)
Breakfast. Along a scenic mountain road we will head to Bandarban. Passing through villages and roadside markets we will arrive at our beautiful accommodation in the Chimbuk Hills. In the afternoon, a boat ride on the Sangu River. Accommodation: Hotel Sairu Resort. FB.

Day 13 (Tuesday, April 13): BANDARBAN (Walk 1 hour up and 45 minutes down)
Breakfast. We will go to the Ruma Bazar area and Boga Lake. We will go on a walk to find the Khumi villages. We will spend the day in the company of its inhabitants the Tripura, Khumi and Mru tribes. Accommodation: Hotel Sairu Resort. FB.

Day 14 (Wednesday April 14): BANDARBAN - CHITTAGONG (4h)
Breakfast. Free morning at Sairu Resort. You can enjoy a walk or relax in the pool with the magnificent views of the Chittagong Hills and the Bay of Bengal on the horizon. After lunch transfer by road to Chittagong.
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel. FB.
Distance Bandarban / Chittagong 120km / 4h.


Day 15 (Thursday 15 April): CHITTAGONG - DHAKA (Flight Chittagong / Dhaka Bangla Airlines 16: 00/16: 50 50min)
Breakfast. In the morning visit the port and the fish market. By road to Shitakunda shipbreaking, where ocean liners and large freighters are dismantled. A Dantesque spectacle that we will contemplate from a boat. In the afternoon transfer to the airport to take the flight to Dhaka. Arrival in Dhaka and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the afternoon free and rooms available until the time of transfer to the airport (24:00). Accommodation: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel. FB with Farewell Dinner

Day 16 (Friday April 16): DHAKA - SPAIN
Transfer to the airport at 24:00. Flight Qatar Airways Dhaka / Doha / Barcelona 03:45 / 14:10 / Madrid 03:45 / 14:35

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