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Dhaka: Full-Day City Tour of Old & New Dhaka

1. Dhaka: Full-Day City Tour of Old & New Dhaka

The tour starts at 8:00 am. You will be picked up from your Dhaka Hotel and start the city tour. During this city tour of old and new Dhaka you will get to see the Baitul Mukarram Mosque and the Nawab (King's) Palace which is also known as Ahsan Manzil or Pink Palace (Thursday: Closed).You can then enjoy a 1-hour boat ride on Buriganga River Sadarghat. See the Lalbagh Fort as well as the Star Mosque and the Armenian Church. Before the tour ends you will see the Dhakeshwari Temple, Curzon Hall, Shahid Minar and the National Parliament Building. By evening you will be dropped off at your Dhaka Hotel.

Sonargaon Day Tour from Dhaka

2. Sonargaon Day Tour from Dhaka

Take a private full-day tour of Sonargaon to get to know the city’s incredible historic administrative, commercial and maritime center in Bengal. The popular 8-hour tour includes all transportation, the services of a personal driver and tour guide throughout the day. Following a hotel pick-up, your first stop will be Banglar Tajmahal which is a scaled copy of the original Taj Mahal (a Mughal mausoleum located in Agra, India) located 10 miles east of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka in Sonargaon. Explore one of the most historic cities in Bangladesh namely Sonargaon, The Old Capital of Bengal. With its magnificent ancient buildings and monuments, it is only fitting that this wonderful capital would become home to a museum that captures and preserves the traditions and culture of the people of Bangladesh. Next, head to The Folk Art Museum, or Folk Art and Crafts Museum is located on a picturesque fifty hectare piece of land that consists of breathtaking landscapes, peaceful artificial lakes and ponds, and of course the structures that make up the Folk Art Museum complex (Wednesday, Thursday & Government holiday is closed). Later on proceed to Panam City (Panam Nagar) to see the beautifully decorated buildings constructed around the end of 18th century and Goaldi Mosque that was built in 1519. Continue to board on a wooden boat (Engine Driven) to join Cruises on Meghna River adventure. Explore the remote island villages of the widest river of Bangladesh that are only accessible by boat. Discover lifestyle of island people. Stop at any island in the middle of river and have more fun. Enjoy the Hilsa fishing and the activities of villagers.

Dhaka: Like a Local Customized Guided Tour

3. Dhaka: Like a Local Customized Guided Tour

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/ her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Once your booking is received, the local tour operator will get in touch with you to confirm all the details for the tour such as the meeting place and time, language and your contact information and also to ask you some questions to get to know you better. Then, the right local will be handpicked for you based on your interests. Each tour will be completely customized so you can choose the meeting location, start time and length that you prefer (minimum: 2-hours). During the walking tour, you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city (at your expense). The local guides are locals who are passionate about their city and love to meet travelers and share what they love about their city. They are not professional tour guides and do these tours occasionally, which provides an authentic and personal experience that is like having a friend show you around their home city. Through conversations with your local guide, you’ll learn what it’s like to live in the city, learn about cultural differences, local events and politics and also get to know each other on a personal level. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

From Phuket: Maya Bay, Phi Phi Islands Boat Tour w/ Lunch

4. From Phuket: Maya Bay, Phi Phi Islands Boat Tour w/ Lunch

Take a day to see the extraordinary nature of the Phi Phi Islands from Phuket. Discover many locations of Green Island, look up at the steep cliffs, and admire the many bays and sites such as Maya Bay, Loh Samah Bay, Monkey beach, and more. Following a hotel pick-up, head to Rassada Port and board a luxury, speedboat headed for Green Island. Arrive at Green Island, and enjoy snorkeling in the waters for about an hour. After, arrive at Maya Bay Phi Phi Islands, a stunningly beautiful bay sheltered by 100-metre high cliffs on three of the sides. Take pictures and explore the bay, before heading to the next stop at Loh Samah Bay. Located on the southern part of Koh Phi Phi Leh island, this bay is on the opposite side of Maya Bay. It is known for its spectacular snorkling on Koh Phi Phi Leh, the second-largest island of the Koh Phi Phi Archipelago. Loh Samah can be easily reached by boat and usually serves as one of the stops during a day trip to Phi Phi islands. After a while, arrive at Viking Cave, one of the most notable sites on Koh Phi Phi Leh. Visiting Viking Cave allows you to discover one of the most profitable local industries: the hunting/harvesting of swiftlet birds’ nests. Particularly prized in Chinese culture, these edible nests are believed to promote good health and are specifically suitable for the skin. Enjoy lunch at a beachside restaurant (Halal Food available) on Phi Phi Don Island (Ton Sai Bay) and have free time on the beach. If there is one thing that makes the holidays even more exciting, it is the guarantee that there will be cute animals to play with. At Monkey Beach, wild monkeys live freely and roam the sandy shore. Immerse yourself in the warm and beautiful environment, while getting cheeky with the local, long-tailed Macaque troops, who are the true owners of the beach.

Sylhet: Ratargul Swamp Forest and Bisnakhandi Day Tour

5. Sylhet: Ratargul Swamp Forest and Bisnakhandi Day Tour

Start your day early in the morning as you meet your private tour guide in your hotel lobby. Departing from Sylhet, your journey begins with a leisurely drive by picturesque rice paddies fields. After arriving at Ratargul Swamp Forest, you will board a boat to explore one of the few freshwater swamp forests in the world. The forest is naturally conserved under the Department of Forestry (Govt. of Bangladesh). The evergreen forest is situated by the River Goain and linked with the Chengir Khal canal. Most of the trees that grow here are Koroch trees. The forest goes under 20-30 feet of water during the rainy season. For the rest of the year, the water level is about 10 feet deep variously. Continue to Bisnakhandi where many layers of the Khasi Mountain meet at a single point from both sides. Flowing from above is a high waterfall. Adding to its charm are dark clouds hugging the mountains during the rainy season. Flowing underneath towards Bholaganj is a branch of the Piyain. Along the stream, flowing from high up in the mountains, come huge boulders that are deposited and mined in Bisnakhandi. The absence of such nuisances make the rainy season the perfect time to visit the beautiful Bisnakhandi that coalesces the charms of high mountains, sinuous rivers, graceful waterfalls and dancing clouds. At approximately 5.00 pm, you'll arrive back at your hotel in Sylhet where the tour will end.

From Srimangal: Adventure Tour Trekking to Hum Hum Waterfall

6. From Srimangal: Adventure Tour Trekking to Hum Hum Waterfall

The team (an experienced driver and legitimate tour guide) will pick you up at your hotel around 6.00 am, then drive you to Madhabpur. From there you have to walk at least 4 hours through hills and rivers to reach the fascinating Hum Hum Waterfall, discovered in 2009, where you'll feel delightfully entrenched in nature. The height of the fall is about 135-160 feet. Bamboo sticks will be used as support when you  start walking through here for about 30 minutes, when you'll reach a natural fountain (locally called chara or nala), where you'll have to walk through water. The water level height can vary from ankle to thigh level. Then, to reach Hum Hum Waterfall, it's a 3-4 hour trek through muddy paths and jungle. In the jungle, you'll see unlimited wondrous and breathtaking sights. Remember though, leeches are waiting there eagerly for you, so be sure to wear a good repellant. While trekking, you will find areas full of water and stones, so tread carefully. Trek up to the Waterfall and feel spectacularly re-juvenated in its cold fresh water, before trekking back and driving back to the hotel. Note: Srimangal Adventure Tour is for people who love adventures and challenges. It is packed with different high level endurance activities. Only people who are physically fit are advised to take this tour.

Dhaka Day Tour: Sonargaon and Mainamati

7. Dhaka Day Tour: Sonargaon and Mainamati

You will be picked up from your hotel in Dhaka at 8:00 am and transferred to your first stop Taj Mahal Bangladesh is a scaled copy of the original Taj Mahal -a Mughal mausoleum located in Agra, India. Proceed for Sonargaon which was a historic administrative, commercial and maritime center in Bengal. Situated in the center of the Ganges delta, it was the seat of the medieval Muslim rulers and governors of eastern Bengal. Sonargaon was described by numerous historic travelers, including Ibn Battuta, Ma Huan, Niccolo de Conti and Ralph Fitch as a thriving center of trade and commerce. It served as the capital of Sultan Fakhruddin Mubarak Shah, Isa Khan and the Baro-Bhuyan Confederacy. Next, you’ll head to some other historic buildings such as The Folk Art Museum (Wednesday & Thursday closed), Panam Nagar, Goaldi Mosque. After lunch at Sonargaon local restaurant continue for archaeological sites Mainamati. Here you will visit some other historical and archaeological sites such as Salban Vihara which was established in 8th century by King Budda Dev. Salban Vihara, almost in the middle of the Mainarnati-Lalmai hill range consists of 115 cells, built around a spacious courtyard with cruciform temple in the centre facing its only gateway complex to the north resembling that of the Paharpur Monastery. Rupban Mura- Locally the site is known as Rupban Mura. But after excavation here brought to light remains of a shrine, a monastery and octagonal votive stupa.  Among the antiquities found here are on Gupta imitation gold coin, 4 coins of debased metal, 3 silver coins and a buikey sand Buddha image of post gupta period. On the basis of all the evidences found here the original monastery and shrine may be dated prior to the 8th century A.D. Itakhola Mura- Locally the site is known as Itakhola Mura. As a result excavation a ground plan of an east facing Buddhist temple has been exposed. Five building are rebuilding phases have been found in the temple besides this the remains of small vihara has been exposed on northern side of the temple. Among the discovered antiquities are 18 tola solid gold or silver coin and a copper plate is noteworthy. Besides these a bust of a large size stucco image which is still instu. In consideration of the antiquities and architectural features the temple may be dated in 7th to 12th century A.D. Mainamati Mound and the Mainamati museum (Closed on Sunday & Monday) and the Mainamati War Cemetery.

Bandarban Day Tour from Chittagong

8. Bandarban Day Tour from Chittagong

Depart Chittagong in the morning and travel by private air-conditioned car to the hill district of Bandarban. Enjoy the leisurely drive through the picturesque countryside and visit Chimbuk Hill on arrival to feel like you are floating on clouds. Continue to a tribal village of the Murang people and delve deeper into their lifestyle. Explore the interior of the village on the slopes of the mountains, and then make your way to the Shoilo Propat waterfall. Stop for lunch before visiting the ornate golden temple of Buddha Dhatu Jadi on top of Zadi hill. Stroll through the Meghla Eco-Park before the drive back to Chittagong.

Srimangal Day Tour: Tea Capital of Bangladesh

9. Srimangal Day Tour: Tea Capital of Bangladesh

Prepare for a day of observing beautiful landscapes and creatures.  At 8.00 am your guide will pick you up from your Srimangal Hotel, then head onwards to Lawachara National Park and Khashia village. After a few hours, you'll have some lunch and, then visit the beautiful Madhabpur Lake. Madhabpur tea estate is another prime spot in the  Kamalganj area. The estate offers great natural sceneries with all the tea plants standing in line on the hillocks. The lake is huge and it has small hills all around it. The water here is awesomely cool and refreshing. Rare blue lotus and water lilies decorate the banks of the lake from time to time, adding to the lake's charm and elegance Then it's on to Baikka Beel Wetland bird sanctuary, another area of great natural beauty on the eastern part of the Hail haor - a large wetland encompassing about 100 hectares, and about 20 km from Sreemangal town. You can see the blue horizon meeting the blue haor (wetland bowl shaped ecosystem) water here. Baikka Beel was declared to be a sanctuary for fish in 2003. The widespread empty wetland nearby is simply amazing, and this beautiful scenario stretching over miles creates an unbelievable feeling, and is the living place of numerous birds and fishes. As soon as you enter this haor area, you'll be engrossed by the sweet chirping of various birds. In the evening you'll head back to Srimanga, and after enjoying a cup of seven layer tea at Nilkantha Tea Cabin, you will return to your Srimangal hotel.

Sylhet Day Tour: Jaflong & Lalakhal

10. Sylhet Day Tour: Jaflong & Lalakhal

Take a private full-day tour of Sylhet to get to know the city’s incredible history in more intimate detail. The popular 8-hour tour includes all transportation, English speaking tour guide and the services of a personal driver throughout the day. Following a hotel pick-up, your first stop will be Jaflong, one of the most attractive and wonderful natural destinations in Sylhet, situated by the River Mari with clear water through the valley of hills.  You can watch the stone collection from the river in Jaflong. Explore also the lifestyle of Tribe Khashia. Continue to the Lalakhal Boat Trip. Lalakhal is a nice big river which flows from India. This river is shared with India and Bangladesh. Its origin is in the Meghalaya state of India. This river carries a huge amount of sediments and stones from the upstream to Bangladesh, and local people lift those stone for business purposes. The journey to the Lalakhal through Shari River is really a wonderful experience. Here, you will see the mountain range of Meghalaya from the Lalakhal Boat Trip through the Shari River. The water is surprisingly clear and blue. By evening your guide will drop off you at your Sylhet hotel.

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