Day 1 : Arrival
Arrive into Dhaka airport where you will be met by a Travel The Unknown representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Dhaka.
Overnight in Nordic Hotel, Dhaka
Meal plan: n/a
Little understood and less visited Bangladesh rewards the curious traveller. Discover the bustling port city of Dhaka by rickshaw and walk in the footsteps of the ancient monks at the Paharpur Buddhist Monastery. Scour the scrubland for Bengal tigers as you cruise the Sundarbans' vast mangrove forest. Seize the chance to see the endangered Gibbon up close at Lawachara National Park. Feast your eyes on the ever-rolling tea hills of Srimangal and meet the Khasi and Tripura tribes to get an authentic taste of tribal living.
Dhaka - Bogra - Rajshahi - Sundarbans - Khulna - Bagerhat - Srimangal - Sonargaon - Lawachara National Park - Khasi and Tripura Villages - Chittagong - Rangamati - Bandarban
Paul Dixon , Tailormade Bangladesh
We keep coming back to TTU because you find some really good guides, and we've experienced some bad ones. You need to keep this guide on your books as he really made the trip...having ascertained the areas Janet teaches on, the cyclones, the flooding, and the Rana Plaza disaster, she has come back much more fully briefed. In visiting the sites on the itinerary, he took full account of Janet's knee and how we were managing the heat and humidity to work out how this was best achieved, threw in extra sites once he realised how interested were, and was always willing to stop if folk were threshing rice by the side of the road, unloading fruit or fish at the quay, processing salt, etc. He has built up a good local network, from which we benefitted.