Description of Bangladesh holiday
The sprawling city of Dhaka is the starting point for this in depth tour of Bangladesh, which follows the river south, by paddle steamer, all the way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Sundarbans. This world’s largest mangrove forest shelters some 260 bird species – as well as the Bengal tiger. En route, you’ll visit palaces, Hindu temples, mosques, Buddhist monasteries and impressive archaeological sites, giving a unique insight into the past and present culture of Bangladesh, and its spirituality and religion.
As well as the big draws, this Bangladesh holiday is packed with lower-key but no less special treats, such as meeting fishermen who used trained otters to round up fish, the stone collectors of Jaflong and Khasia tribal people who live close to the Indian border. Stretch your legs with a hike through the Lawachara Forest Reserve, home to birds, monkeys and rare gibbons, and spend two days cruising through the Sundarbans, winding your way along the wider rivers and narrow channels in search of the thriving wildlife.
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3 Reviews of Bangladesh holiday
Reviewed on 10 Feb 2020 by Laurie MontagueExcellent. Bangladesh is a beautiful , diverse country, from chaotic Dhaka to the serenity of the Sunderbans , populated by the most friendly people imaginable , curious but polite on meeting foreign tourists, who, are a rarity on this relatively unexplored country. Read full review
Reviewed on 31 Jan 2019 by Antony GriggsWe found the Bangladeshi people one of the friendliest Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Apr 2014 by Miranda CliftonVery interesting and enjoyable. The most memorable part is the amount of curiosity we aroused wherever we went - people were interested to see us and wanted to talk to us - and have their photos taken with us Read full review
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