Day 01 Arrival Dhaka
Arrive in Bangladesh’s thriving capital, Dhaka, one of Southeast Asia’s most bustling, major cities, and head to your hotel. We recommend the humble-yet-comfortable Westin Dhaka. After settling in, head out to check out some of Dhaka’s must-see stops, including the National Museum and the National Parliament House, an imposing fortress designed by American architect Louis Kahn and considered one of the most important buildings of the 20th century. Relax for the evening at your hotel.
Day 02 Dhaka
Spend today touring around the city, starting with Old Dhaka. Old Dhaka’s historic architecture conjures memories of times past when Dhaka was one of the largest and most prosperous cities of the Indian subcontinent. Next, spend some time at Ahsan Manjil, or the Pink Palace, and Tara Masjid, also known as Star Mosque, before embarking on a rickshaw tour of the city - a traditional experience you won’t soon forget, overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 03 Sylhet
After breakfast, head to Sylhet via Srimangal, a major urban center in Bangladesh, which also happens to be the hub of the country’s tea industry. See the tea plantations from atop a bicycle on a tea estate cycling tour. Next, sample the fine flavours of Bangladeshi tea in a seven-color tea tasting. Finish off the day by making a trip to visit a local hill tribe, before heading back to your room at Resort in Sylhet.
Day 04 Chittagong
After breakfast, check out of your hotel before flying to Chittagong via Dhaka. Situated on the Bay of Bengal, Chittagong is the second-most populous city in Bangladesh. Check into your room at the best Hotel in Chittagong, and get acquainted with your surroundings. Today, you’re off to see the Shrine of Bayazid Bostami, a tomb that is considered to be a holy place, attracting many pilgrims and visitors daily, who come to the pond to feed the black soft shell turtles-- a species declared as Extinct in the Wild in 2002.
Day 05 Chittagong to Dhaka
Get into the true heart of Bangladeshi culture today by visiting a Chittagong Hill Tribe, who live a very basic lifestyle, largely uninfluenced by the outside world. See how the tribe members experience their day-to-day lives, growing their own food, weaving their own clothing, and more. This evening, catch a flight from Chittagong to Dhaka, overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 06 The Sundarbans
Get ready for quite a unique experience today - you’re heading to the largest single block of mangrove forest in the world; also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sundarbans. After breakfast, catch a flight from Dhaka to Jessore, from where you will transfer to Mongla. Upon arrival in Mongla, you will board a private boat for your tour of the forest and waterways. The National Park here is home to a tiger reserve, home to over 400 Royal Bengal Tigers and an abundance of other wildlife. If you are lucky, you can see the tigers up-close and visit a local village, where you can interact with the locals to get a taste for their daily life. Spend the night on your river boat this evening.