If none of our group dates work for you we are now also offering private tours to Bangladesh on our standard itinerary. For our private tours you must land in Dhaka on either a Friday, Saturday or Monday. The 8 day/7 night itinerary is detailed below.
Our 5 day/4 night private tour follows the same itinerary until the end of day 3 where you will overnight in Kulna before returning to Dhaka on the train on the morning of day 4 and overnighting in Dhaka.
|Number of people||8 day + 7 night tour price||5 day + 4 night tour price|
|Single supplment||£75 pp||£40 pp|
|1||£1,395 pp||£595 pp|
|2||£960 pp||£490 pp|
|3||£855 pp||£475 pp|
|4+||£760 pp||£460 pp|
Day 1: Arrive into Dhaka on your international flight. You will be collected by our driver and taken to your hotel to overnight.
Day 2: Our tour starts today in
Dhaka at 9:00.
Our guide will meet us at our hotel lobby at 9:00, and we'll head toward Old Dhaka. We’ll visit key tourist attractions in Old Dhaka throughout the day, including Dhakeshwari Temple, Lalbagh Fort, Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque, Armenian Church, Star Mosque, Ahsan Manjil, and Sadarghat River Station with a stop for lunch at a local restaurant at midday.
At 18:00 we will embark the Rocket Steamer at Sadarghat River Station and partake in a memorable overnight journey in to Hularhat.
Day 3: Arise early to enjoy the riverine beauty of Bangladesh from
the Rocket Steamer before disembarking at Hularhat around 9:00.
We then set off in an air-conditioned bus, and visit the 15th century Muslim city of Bagerhat, a UNESCO world heritage site.
We’ll visit most of the remaining mosques of the city throughout the day, including the 60 Dome Mosque, 9 Domed Mosque, Rono Bijoypur Mosque, Chunakhola Mosque, Bigi Beguni Mosque, and Singair Mosque. Also we’ll take a visit to the shrine of Khan Jahan Ali (the Turkish saint who came to spread Islam into Bangladesh), and Kodla Moth – a beautiful 17th Century Hindu temple from 17th century. In the early evening we drive onwards to Mongla (1 hour) where we'll stay overnight.
Day 4: Transfer to our waiting boat on the jetty at 06:00, and head toward the Sundarbans.
Stop at a forest station on the way to complete formalities, and continue toward Kochikhali. We’ll go through many small canals and rivers with our small boat where larger boats cannot go because of the canals being shallow. Taking you through these scenic narrow canals is a highlight of this small boat tour. There is a rare chance to spot a tiger and other wildlife. Our local guides have spotted tigers but this is incredibly rare. We’ll reach Kochikhali in the evening, and explore another canal on a small row boat in search of wild-life. You’ll sit on the boat quietly and float by on a breath-taking environment listening to many birds singing, and the calls of many animals. Stay overnight on the boat in a sleeping cabin, anchoring in the middle of the river in front of Kochikhali forest station.
Day 5: Ride a wooden rowboat on a canal in the morning in search of wildlife. Back to the main boat, and have breakfast at 07:30 H. Start hiking on the forest from Kochikhali forest station toward the Jamtola Beach (10 km, 03 hrs). Spend an hour on the beach which is the quietest, nicest, and cleanest beach in Bangladesh, and hike toward Kotka forest station through the forest. Reach Kotka station and transfer to our waiting boat which already arrived here from Kochikhali through an inside canal. Lunch on the boat and have couple of hours rest. Go to the watch tower at Kotka and sit there rest of the evening. This is a popular feeding ground for a variety of wild animals, particularly deer, that come here in the evening to eat grass and drink water. You never know what surprises can be waiting for you here! Stay overnight on the boat in a sleeping cabin, anchoring in the middle of the river in front of Kotka forest station.
Day 6: Go for a boat ride on the small row boat at 06:00 H and explore a canal near Kotka Wildlife Sanctuary. Return to the main boat at 07:30 and have breakfast. We’ll start our return journey toward Mongla from here through other small rivers and canals. Visit a fishing village in on the way, reach Mongla in the afternoon, and drive to Khulna (1.5 hrs). Overnight at Khulna.
Day 7: After breakfast, transfer to Khulna Railway Station. Depart for Dhaka on 08:30 H Chitra Express. Arrive Dhaka around 18:00 H, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Dhaka.
Day 8: Today is the end of our tour. We'll provide an airport transfer inline with your departing flight.
- all entry fees
- all accommodation (4, 3 and 2 star - twin basis) with breakfasts
- all transfers and transport during tours
- all entry fees and permits
- experienced English speaking guides throughout
- 1st or 2nd class cabin (subject to availabilty) on Rocket Steamers
- 1st or 2nd class train ticket (subject to availability)
- 1 lunch in Dhaka plus meals on the boats.
- Visa support
- International flights
- visa (Bangladesh $51)