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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Bangladesh tour around the chittagong hill tracts and archaeological sites


7 Days Tours of Bangladesh Expeditions
The Chittagong Hill Tracts hills hiking and hillside cruise around tribal villages & North Bengal archaeological expeditions around most terracotta's Mosque, Temples and Stupas.

Chittagong-Rangamati-Bandarban-Dinajpur- Bogra-Rajshahi- Dhaka Itinerary 

Day-01: our expeditions guide met  from Dhaka airport 12:30 pm and drive to the most attractive attractions specially old part of Dhaka.The main attractions are Sadarghat (riverfront), Ahsan Manzil (Pink Palace), Lalbagh Fort, Armenian Church, Dhakeswari Temple, Curzon Hall, National Parliament Building, National Museum Although it’s not possible to visit all places I’ll try to show you as much as possible. 8:45 pm fly to Chittagong. upon arrival at Chittagong airport transfer to the well park Hotel and night halt. 


Day-02: After an early breakfast drive to Rangamati. We’ll visit various sights  bazaar and villages while boat trip on Kaptai Lake, the main spots in Shuvalong waterfall, Shuvalong indigenous Bazar, Tribal villages, Rajban vihara Buddhist Monastery, Hanging Bridge, overnight in hotel Sufia at Rangamati.  

Day-03: After breakfast drive to Bandarban by reserved vehicle, on the way  visit the largest Buddhist temple in Bangladesh named Jadi temple (Golden Temple). In the afternoon a magnificent short Cruise on Sangu River, Shailapropat waterfall and Indigenous village, Nilachal.

 Day-04: in the morning jeep drive to the highest Nilgiri and Chimbuk hill view point, it’s very romantic place of Bandarban, explore tribal villages, in the afternoon drive to Chittagong (92km) catching evening 9:15 pm fly to Dhaka. Transfer to Dhaka Golden Tulip– the Grandmark hotel.  

 Day-05: From Dhaka 8:45 am fly to Saidpur and visit the Kantajee Temple (also known as Kantanagar Temple), the most spectacular terracotta’s Hindu temple and one of the most beautiful monuments in Bangladesh and Nayabad Mosque. After lunch drive to Bogra for visiting Mahasthangarh, dating back to at least the 3rd century BC, is located only 14 km from Bogra town. Today visit the archaeological sites and feelings of earliest glory, night stay at Naz Garden Hotel and Resort. 
  
Day-06:  Drive to Paharpur visiting the Sompura Vihara is considered the most exciting and significant archaeological site in Bangladesh- dating from the 8th century AD and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was once the largest Buddhist monastery south of the Himalayas. This day we’ll know also about Sultanate Muslim structure like Kushumba Mosque, Darashbari, Choto Sona mosque, Chika Mosque and Tahkhana. Drive to Rajshahi and overnight at Chez Razzaq Suite Hotel.  




Day-07:  After breakfast visit Varendra research museum, Puthia temple city, Shiva temple, Govinda temple,Jagannath temple, Rajbari The charming town of Puthia, renowned for the largest number of historically important Hindu structures in Bangladesh and visit Bagha mosque and Hatikumrul Navaratna temple then drive back to Dhaka, after having dinner transfer to airport.  
 Price per person: US$
2 person ---04 person –06 person ---08 person –10 person---12 person----15 person
$ 1,190 …..$ 815 ……$ 760………$ 720……$ 690 ……$ 670………$ $ 580
Price includes:
  1. Dhaka Chittagong  Dhaka both way return air tickets
  2. Dhaka – Saidpur air tickets
  3.  Reserved transport for sightseeing.
  4. Kaptai Lake cruise by reserved Boat.
  5. Permission for Chittagong hill tracts.
  6.  Shangu River cruise by reserved Boat.
  7.  Breakfast – Lunch - dinner.
  8.  Accommodations twin/couple sharing basis.
  9. English speaking tour guide. 
  10.  Entry fee, toll, tax. 
Price excludes:
  1. Tips for guide and driver and Restaurant.
Accommodations:
1. Well park hotel at Chittagong for 1 nights
 2. Golden Tulip -The Grandmark Hotel in Dhaka 1 night.
 3. Naz Garden Hotel & Resort in Bogra for 1 night
4. Chez Razzaq Suite Rajshahi 1 night 
5. hotel Sufia at Rangamati for 1 nights
6. Bandarban hillside resort or Venus resort for 1 nights
Vehicles:  we have quote the tour price based 11 seated new Hiace for 4 to 8 person with carrier and we use 2 hiace for 9 person to 16 person.
Note: if visitors like to sight-seeing archaeological sites by tourist coach of 25 to 29 seats then price per person increase 60 USD dollars.


ABDULLAH - AL - MAMUN
Tour Manager

BANGLADESH EXPEDITIONS
Cell: +88 01715093412, +88 01976174432
 102/7 airport road, Kakoli, Banani, Dhaka-1213.
info@expeditions-bd.com expeditions.bangladesh@gmail.com
www.expeditions-bd.com , www.expeditionbd.com

*'An expeditions with us, an experience forever...'*

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

photography and nature tours in Bangladesh

Photography and nature tours in Bangladesh
Places to expedition: Dhaka sight-seeing or boat building + Rangamati attractive places by boat trip on Kaptai lake + Bandarban sight-seeing and hiking highest hills view point and explore ethnic culture + Cox’s bazaar coral beach and experience the difference in offshore islands + Barisal back water trip for rustic charms along with peasants activities and floating market + rocket steamer 1st class cruise and Bagerhat world heritage sites.
Tour itinerary:
Day-01: our guide met and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay at Dhaka.

Dismiss Day-02: early morning wake up catching train journey to Chittagong by Sonar bangla express, in the afternoon on arrival have a lunch and car / van drive to Rangamati for night pass.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Bangladesh tour from Dhaka hotel for 14 days

Bangladesh Expeditions has liaison with many hotel in Dhaka and we organize day trip and customize long private trip since-2001. Yesterday i went to Hotel 71 with my brochure and meeting with single guest who visit Bangladesh for 3 week and willing for a guided trip, i have travel plan for expeditions around rare scenic beauty of Bangladesh as instant custom package around Sonargaon old Capital and ruins city of past glorious peasants and Muslin where exiting many ruler story along with magnetic Meghna cruise from Boidder bazaar to Gopaldi then transfer to Dhaka- Sylhet High way at Kandail nearby home stay.
2nd day visit weaving handloom factories and heading Srimangal and around then Jaflong and return to Dhaka by car.
next we have paln for Dhaka city tour and a cruise to Hularhat by 1st class Rocket steamer then visit Bagerhat World heritage and historical site.
we have every Friday cruise to the Sundarbans wildlife estuaries for 3 days and joined him then plan a train journey to Rajshahi.
next 4 days by car he will visit Rajshahi + Gaur + Puthia + Mahasthan + Paharpur and Natore. 
i have quote the tour price for single person only US$ 1670 inclusive all cost except Dhaka hotel.
my guest have been confirmed the trip and already i arrange Sundarbans and other hotel booked for him and i tell to my guests if i can save few money then return you after completing the trip as well.
i also booked your hotel at Cox's bazaar and buy air tickets with low fair without any service fee.


in the night one of my guide  who have good liaison with Hotel 71 who give / tips to hotel 71 reception staff an amount of US$ 125 Dollar otherwise i have to cancel and then i refused to pay 125 $ to the hotel 71 staff and cancel the booking then finally my guide who now separately guide for the guests paying such money.



14 days all inclusive tour itinerary:
Day01- Friday: at around 08:30 AM i will pick you up for a historical Sonargaon old Capital city ( 13th to 17th Century ) after visiting folk arts and craft Museum, ruins Panam city taking an early lunch then a magnificent cruise on Meghna where you find many island and explore remote ordinary life of farmer / fisherman, we will stop after 3 - 4 hours  cruise at Gopaldi then CNG drive to home stay cottage where you sleep in basic facilities.
Day-02-Saturday: early morning village bazaar and then explore weaving factory which is special and then our A/c car journey to to Srimangal tea plantation areas rest of the day around Madhobpur lake and scenic beauty of hillock side tea garden attracts you, overnight at hotel deluxe room.

Day-3- Sunday: in the morning explore rain forest where you find hoolock gibbons and endanger animal, explore Khasia minorities village inside the forest. We visit also Monipuri tribal village those are experienced in their own weaving, drive to Sylhet for night pass.


Day-04- Monday: early morning drive to visit Jaintapur and cruise on Lalakhal then overnight at Parjatan hotel at Jaflong.

Day-05- Tuesday: in this morning visit Tamabil and Jaflong picturesque scenery of the river and waterfall, stone collection and in the afternoon return drive back to Dhaka for night pass.

Day-06 - Wednesday: full day city tour around Old Dhaka and most attractive Museum and Monuments, in the late afternoon board on old Paddle wheel steamer ( rocket ) 11st class cabin will be booked for night cruise.

Day-07- Thursday: Hularhat to Bagerhat by car then visit World heritage site then overnight at Pashur hotel.
Day 08- : Early morning, immediately the boat will start cruising towards the Sundarbans Forest. On the way, we’ll take armed forest guard and visit Herbaria. In the late afternoon hiking in the Kotka forest area to see wild life and forest, we visit a point at Katka and Overnight at Kotka on the boat.

Day 09: Early in the morning we shall offer trip through small creeks and canals by country boat to see the wildlife and feel the forest from very close. After breakfast Jungle walk, Tiger hill expeditions and beach fun etc will be offered. At around 12:00 hrs start cruising towards Kochikhali wildlife sanctuary, upon arrival Jungle walk and bird watching by wooden boat. Bar – B – Q dinner on boat & overnight on the boat at Kochikhali.


Day-10: Early in the morning we shall offer trip through small creeks and canals by country boat, leave Kochikhali for Mongla, in the evening after having early dinner leave the boat and our car 1 hour journey to Khulna catching overnight train journey to Rajshahi.

Day-11: visit Puthia Temple city and Rajshahi varendra research museum + silk factory, overnight in Rajshahi.
Day12: drive to Gaur at Chapai Nobab ganj to visit the 14th Centuries several ruins Mosque mainly Chotta sona Mosque, Darasbari and Bagha Mosque, overnight at Rajshahi.
Day-13:  drive to Paharpur World heritage site single largest Stupa and nearby attraction, overnight at Bogra.
Day-14: car drive to Mahasthangarh ancient city ( 3rd Century ) and other historical site also important, late in the afternoon by 03:00 PM return car journey to Dhaka for night pass.

Tour for single: 1670 US$
The tour price includes:
The trip for 14 days inclusive of all food 3 time + all accommodation + Day 2 to day 14 a reserved car with fuel + driver + all sight-seeing by car + cruise on Meghna + Sundarbans luxury cruise with permission + rocket 1st calls tickets + all transfer by car and Khulna to Rajshahi by available seat / cabin.
You can go to Rajshahi by car from Dhaka that includes.

No hidden cost 
 --
ABDULLAH - AL - MAMUN
Tour Manager

BANGLADESH EXPEDITIONS
Cell: +88 01715093412, +88 01976174432
 102/7 airport road, Kakoli, Banani, Dhaka-1213.
info@expeditions-bd.com expeditions.bangladesh@gmail.com
www.expeditions-bd.com , www.expeditionbd.com

*'An expeditions with us, an experience forever...'*

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Bangladesh photography tours



Photography trip to the most scenic beautiful places of Bangladesh
Dhaka urban pollution higher and rural charms decreasing like World other countries, Bangladesh also increasing City dwellers and devastating natural beauties, we find some photographers those enquiries to expeditions around Rural charms and Eco path.
Photography tour are diffĂ©rent due to classic travelers and These trip cover the major attraction of Bangladesh around Chittagong hill tracts ( Rangamati and Bandarban and Cox’s bazaar), Barisal, Bhola, Bagerhat, Sonargaon, Chittagong, Dhaka urban waste and rural charms around photo scenic beautiful part have been quoted the tour price for world travelers and Photographers promoting Bangladesh tourism with much discount price.

Tour itinerary :
Day-01 : our guide met at Dhaka airport and transfer to the hotel ornate for overnight stay.
Day-02 : early in the morning walk up and transfer to the nearby Kamalapur rail station catching morning special A/c train 07 :00 AM that journey to Chittagong, on arrival at 01 :00 PM transfer to a 3 star facilities hotel for having lunch and day outing to Chittagong ship yard to experience the ship breaking activities, overnight at Chittagong hotel.
Day-03 : more activites experience in ship yard and try to know brief story of labours, overnight at Chittagong hotel.
Day-04: in the morning experience the difference at ship yard till afternoon and check out hotel for Rangamati ( 77km ) by private A/c Van, on the way stop to take photo, on arrival Rangamati free time in hanging bridge or any tribal bazar, overnight in green castle hotel.
Day-05 :in the morning walking around after having an early breakfast boat trip on emerald blue water of Kaptai lake exploring remote Chakma tribal village and Buddhist Monk, tribal weaving, handicraft center, any ethnic woman dominated cultivation and waterfall and savour traditional lunch in the island restaurant much more till sunset, overnight at Rangamati
Day-06 : After breakfast drive to Bandarban on the way visit weaving village, Asham Boshati ( Indian settled minorities ), we must searching any special event or experiencing the difference of the ethnic people, we lately arrived at Bandarban for looking the whole Bandarban and beyond from Tiger hill ( Nilachal)
 and check in Resort (Best Resort in Bandarban).
Day-07 : in the morning Chander gari ( car of moon ) drive to Ruma bazaar ( biggest tribal market ) on the way nearby 11km of Ruma we explore Tripura village those specialized in traditional ornaments making and on arrival Ruma check hotel for having lunch. After having leisure a boat trip will be arranged through shangu river for picturesque hill view scenery and activities of the countryside till sunset, check in hotel.
Day-08 : in the morning visit Bawm indigenous village and then drive to Ruma bazaar which is the center of the hill tracts Ruma district part. we finally entry in check point and 4 wheel jeep hilly drive to Komola bazaar is more remote part and explore Marma village is very interesting, we slowly walk and explore another village those are experienced in weaving by their own, late in the afternoon we climb stepped hill for check in indigenous cottage beyond the hill top Boga lake.
Day-09 : in this morning hike down to walk again exploring Khumi indigenous village nearby Boga lake and this village very interesting by any travelers. After 1.50 hours of walk return to Komola bazar and drive to Ruma bazar for having lunch then proceed for Bandarban on the way we find Shailo propat small waterfalls and nearby Murong village, overnight stay at resort.
Day-10 :
drive to Cox’s Bazar by Hino non ac Bus. In the afternoon check in beach front 3 star hotel and outing for marine drive to Inani beach which is most attractive beach for sunset photo, on our way take a photo from Himchari broken hills, return to Cox’s bazaar in the evening for walking around Barmeese market.
Day-11: After breakfast guided excursion tour to Maheshkhali, an island off the coast of Cox’s Bazar will be arranged. In Maheshkhali you will visit some indigenous Buddhist Rakhain temple and the other Hindu temple named Adinath. Afternoon time return to Cox’s bazaar for lunch and rest of the day free time in the beach. After taking dinner back to Dhaka by Scania Volvo bus overnight journey.
Day-12: on arrival Dhaka check in hotel we book 2 room for refreshment and 2 hours later drive to old Dhaka photo scenic beautiful site will be discove along with Buriganga river front looking the hustle bustle Dhaka,our guide will complete the tour by 05:00 PM for an exciting ferry / Paddle wheel steamer cruise globally known was launch in Bangladesh in the late 18th century by the British India General Navigation Railway Company built with unique design rare chance of sinking dilapidated torpedo-shaped two storey vessels comfortable as symbol of speed, safety and aristocracy once renowned and elite classes people cruises to Mongla and Khulna via Chandpur, Barisal and Hularhat. There were six paddle steamers built with steam engines from Europe and India now converted into diesel-run engines and electro-hydraulic engines. Presently only 4 paddle wheel steamer namely – PS Masud, PS Ostrich, PS Lepcha, PS Tern and introduced 2 new ships--MV Bangali and MV Madhumati launches according to the paddle steamer model operated from Dhaka every day except Friday started 04:00 PM from Badamtoli departing by 06:30 PM from Sadarghat terminal. At around 11 :00 PM the rocket reached at Chandpur while you see many people ups and down then continue on to Barisal as next stop.
Day-13:
The ferry/Rocket will reach at 6 am in the morning. Our guide will take you from Ferry and immediately transferred to the Hotel at Barisal. Take rest 1 hours. Then will go out to see the city. Will visit Church, the busy local bazaars, river ports. At 11 am, will take public ferry to Bhola. The ferry will go through small and big rivers and you will enjoy the riverside beauty seating on Ferry roof. After 2.5 hours, reach to Bhola. Walk around that area around biggest snake charmer living on boats and come back same way. Evening, return to Barisal and stay overnight.
Day- 14: Early morning guide will come and pick up you to start backwater and village trip. At first will go to Banaripara and ride small country boat. The boat will start running though tiny canals. You will see the village beauty of both sides of the canals. Will visit some floating markets and get off some small locality to meet the people. Then visit Pottery home, paddy field, battle leaf garden and many more village activities, in the evening check in Barisal hotel.
Day-15
: Early morning (6 am) ferry / paddle steamer will reach at Barisal while you have to board on the 1st class one cabin only we booked and no more room need require as only 3.50 hours cruise to Hularhat where we leave the boat and rural drive to 15th Centuries historical Bagerhat sixty dome Mosque – another World heritage site along with shrine of Khan jahan Ali and Nine dome Mosque, overnight stay in hotel at Bagerhat or Mongla Pashur hotel.
Day-16 :  early in the morning drive to Morrelgonj takes 2 hours from Mongla and 1 hour from Bagerhat by Van catching Paddle steamer 1st class return journey started 09 :30 AM to Dhaka. This long cruise you must introducing many people with bag, materials, hawkers, bazar, many stoppage and rare scenic rustic charms of countryside you will be able to many picture while slow cruise.
Day-17 : at around 06 :00 AM arrived Dhaka Sadarghat while sun rising. We should look the beauty of laden passenger boat while early morning started the hustle in this most crowded place of Bangladesh.
After having breakfast our Van journey about to Birishiri – Durgapur is picturesque rural ideal place for photographers, check in guest house, rest of the day photography in and around
Day-18 : full day around hill view rural villages, bazaar, landscape, boat trip on river, wetlands, attracts you, late in the afternoon return journey to Dhaka for night pass.
Day-19 : Visit Old Capital Sonargaon and a magnificent Meghna river cruise
Depart Dhaka at 06:00 AM in the morning to visit Sonargaon Archaeological site, this was the first capital of Bengal (13th to 17th Century).  We take photo from outside then continue on to nearby 3km a river port  of Meghna River, you find best sun rise photo from here with traditional boats and wholesale fish bazaar then you will board the boat at Bouddhar Bazaar which is 33 km from Dhaka and Explore the remote island villages. You stop on Island Villages, see the real life style of fisherman. Stop at any island in the middle of the river, swim and have more fun and taking photo of a farmer tending cattle, fisherman carrying fish and many more rustic charms with the activities of villagers.
We do not back after 3-4 hours stop the boat at Gopaldi where you find another biggest bazaar in the bank of the river then drive to our expeditions home cottage that facilitate basic accommodation for foreigners since-2001. After having lunch we cycling through rural village to visit a hand loom factory where woman and man special weaving finest cloth of a brand organization with very low salary and enjoy the weekly / daily village bazaar and activities of the villagers, in the evening a significant folk musical program will be arrange in front of the cottage before sleep.
Day-20: Drive to see colorful Batik fabrics factory and sales center, on our way to Jamdhani sharee weaving factories in the bank of sitalakhya river and transfer you to Dhaka for night stay at Hotel.
Day-21 : Airport transfer catching your final departure from Bangladesh ending the trip as well by God grace.
Tour price per person : US$
06 person --------- 08 person ---------10 person
 $ 1030 ---------- $  995 -------- $  940
The tour Price includes: all cost includes as per itinerary
.    all sight-seeing and transfer by one A/c Hiace private van for 6 – 8 person and two A/c van for 10 person and Private 4 wheel jeep during Chittagong hill tracts.
.    transfer in Chittagong hill tracts by private Car of moon ( 4 wheel jeep )
·     A/c public train tickets (Dhaka-Chittagong).
.     A/c Scania public Volvo bus ( Cox’s bazaar to Dhaka )
·     Chittagong hill tract permission.
·      Non a/c Bus short journey from Bandarban- Cox’s Bazar.
·      21days all Food (Breakfast –Lunch – Dinner).
·      Cruise to Maheshkhali Island by public speed Boat and Rickshaw
.   rural lanscape, snake charmer gypsy life, boating, fisherman in Bhola
.   4 days A/c van 11 seats or 15 seats for Birishiri and Dhaka village.
.   Rocket steamer 1st class cabin return tickets ( Dhaka - Barisal – Hularhat  and Morrelgonj - Dhaka )
. Barisal back water and floating market trip.
.      English speaking tour guide for 21 days.
. all A/c twin and couple room in International standard hotel 2 to 3 star on basis of the place availability  and Dhaka hotel ornate.
·      Entry fees,
Price excludes:
·         Hard drinks
·         Personal expense & tips.
No hidden cost you find in the tour.
The trip is a responsible all inclusive guided Photography expeditions offered by Abdullah Al-Mamun on behalf of Bangladesh Expeditions – www.expeditions-bd.com
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