Bangladesh and Bhutan Tours & Travel | November 2021

24 Days
Category:
  • Famous Tigers Nest Monastery Bhutan
  • Barisal-Floating-Market
  • Lalbagh Fort the Mughal palace fortress at Dhaka
  • Old-Dhaka-Food
  • Boat-trip-through-Barisal-river-delta
  • Old-Dhaka-Ahsan-Manzil
  • Sixty Dome Mosque in Bagerhat
  • Kids-playing-in-Barisal-countryside
  • Barisal-river-delta-Bangladesh
  • Tibetan-dumpling-soup
  • 2-Monks-dancing-in-Bhutan
  • Thimou-Bhutan
  • Sera-monastery-Lhasa,-Tibet
  • Bhutan-monastery

Bangladesh, the Land of Bengal, is a South Asian country marked by lush greenery and many waterways. About half the total area of the country is no higher than 10m above sea level. This low-lying land is very fertile, and well suited to rice cultivation. The Ganges and Brahmaputra are the two main rivers of Bangladesh, carrying tonnes of silt from the mighty Himalayas. The largest mangrove forest in the world, the Sundarbans, are located in the South-west. The capital city Dhaka is not a quiet place, it is gloriously noisy, chaotic and bubbling with energy. The Kingdom of Bhutan, known to the locals as Druk Yul, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is a small landlocked nation in the Himalayas. Due to its physical location, Bhutan was never colonised or conquered, and retains its strong sense of national identity.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. The Sixty Dome Mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  2. Cox’s Bazar, the longest sea beach in the world
  3. A boat trip through the Sundarbans the largest mangrove forest on Earth
  4. Explore the beautiful Kaptai Lake, home of many tribal groups
  5. Hike to the legendary Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) – a breath-taking monastery, clinging to the cliff face
  6. Visit Bhutans lesser travelled east where you’ll hardly find another tourist
DEPARTURE DATE
2 Nov 2021
DURATION 24 days
TOUR COST $17,490
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
$1,980 Additional
INCLUDED
Economy international airfares ex Syd/Mel
Internal flights as per itinerary
All transportation as per itinerary
Twin-share accommodation
Transfers to and from hotels as per itinerary
Meals as listed on the itinerary
Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary
All tipping including drivers and guides
Experienced English speaking local tour guide
Escorted by an Australian host (subject to minimum number of 10 clients)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    • Tours depart with a minimum of 4 clients
    • No more than 16 clients on any trip
    • Land only packages available
    • Tour extensions – before or after tour extensions can be arranged on your behalf
    • Business or premium economy flights can be arranged at an additional cost if available
    • To book and reserve your place on a tour, a deposit of $500 and a completed booking form is required

Bangladesh, the Land of Bengal, is a South Asian country marked by lush greenery and many waterways. It is one of the most densely populated countries on the planet with over 150 million inhabitants living in a fascinating way with their environment. About half the total area of the country is no higher than 10m above sea level, which has led to a unique river-based way of life. The Ganges and Brahmaputra are the two main rivers of Bangladesh, carrying tonnes of silt from the mighty Himalayas. Apart from these two rivers, there are hundreds more comprising a very wide and complex river system. Bangladesh is home to the largest mangrove forest in the world, the Sundarbans, best explored as the locals do: by boat. The hilly areas of the North and South-east are lush green landscapes of terraced tea plantations, occupied by smaller tribal groups. The capital city Dhaka, with nearly 17 million people, is a gloriously noisy and chaotic place, bubbling with energy. Predominantly Muslim, Bangla culture is warm and welcoming, and with tourism still in its infancy, there are wonderful opportunities to get to know the locals.

The Kingdom of Bhutan, known to the locals as Druk Yul, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is a small landlocked nation in the Himalayas. Mainly due to its physical location, Bhutan was never colonised or conquered and retains its strong sense of national identity. Nearly three quarters of the country is covered in forest. Its highest peak, Kulu Kangri, is over 7,500 metres. The country’s population is very small at just 700,000. Most are Bhote Buddhists and ethnic Nepalese. The Taktsang monastery (known as Tigers Nest) is the country’s best known icon but there are many more highlights on offer. While Bhutan may be one of the least developed societies, it may just be one of the happiest. The Gross National Happiness philosophy developed by ruler King Jigme Singye Wangchuk measures the well- being and happiness of the people, rather than material wealth measurements.

If you’re the sort of traveller who enjoys connecting with friendly locals, in a place where you’re unlikely to bump into many tourists, then this is the trip for you.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. The Sixty Dome Mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  2. Cox's Bazar, the longest sea beach in the world
  3. A boat trip through the Sundarbans - the largest mangrove forest on Earth
  4. Explore the beautiful Kaptai Lake, home of many tribal groups
  5. Hike to the legendary Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) - a breath-taking monastery, clinging to the cliff face
  6. Visit Bhutan's lesser travelled East where you'll hardly find another tourist