14-day Classic Bangladesh Tour with a local operator to experience authentic life in Bangladesh with visiting all three UNESCO sites

Tour Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
Location: Dhaka, Barisal, Bagerhat, Sundarban, and Rajshahi
Tour Attractions: All Three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Life in the Ganges Delta
Best time to go: October – March
Tour Availability: September – May
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Price: From $2,195 US* per person

Experience the authentic life of Bangladesh and visit some of its key tourist attractions, including all three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Sundarban mangrove forest, the historic 15th-century city of Bagerhat, and the massive 8th-century Buddhist monastery Somapura Mahavihara. You’ll also see the traditional life in the Ganges Delta, which is entirely based on rivers, explore the best archaeological temples, mosques, and ruins in Rajshahi, explore the highly photogenic backstreets and bazaars in Dhaka, and visit Sonargaon, the old capital of Eastern Bengal, among other things. This tour offers an opportunity to witness the authentic life of a country where tourism has yet to reach, combined with exploring some of its best tourist attractions.

Starting with visiting the key tourist attractions of the megacity of Dhaka, one of the most densely populated cities in the world and an excellent place for street photography, you’ll take an overnight journey on a traditional Bangladeshi passenger ferry to spend two days exploring the backwaters of Barisal, the heart of the Ganges Delta, the world’s largest river delta, and see how people live there, where life is based on water.

Afterward, visit the numerous archaeological mosques at Bagerhat, including the famous Sixty Dome Mosque. Spend three days inside the Sundarban mangrove forest, the largest mangrove forest in the world and home to the Bengal Tigers, river dolphins, saltwater crocodiles, clawless otters, and many species of birds and other wildlife. Spending three days deep inside the forest on our houseboat, exploring its creeks and channels on a silent boat, searching for wildlife, and anchoring in different places each night will be a magical experience.

Moving to the Rajshahi region, you’ll visit some of the best archaeological sites in Bangladesh. Starting with the dilapidated Hindu temples of Puthia, built during the British colonial period in the 18th and 19th centuries, you’ll see the 15th-century Bagha Mosque, the most beautiful terracotta mosque in Bangladesh, and the 16th-century Kusumba Mosque, one of the two stone-built mosques in Bangladesh. You’ll also visit Somapura Mahavihara, the second-largest Buddhist monastery south of the Himalayas from the 8th century. And visit Mahasthangarh, the oldest known city in Bangladesh, dating back to at least the 3rd century B.C. from the Mourian empire. You’ll also visit a Santal tribal village en route and experience the authentic life of this tribal community.

Later, spend a day exploring some bustling backstreets, bazaars, and shipyards of Dhaka, where you’ll get mind-blowing photo opportunities. And visit Sonargaon, the old capital of Eastern Bengal. You’ll visit some remaining archaeological sites from the Old Capital, Panam Nagar, the abandoned city of wealthy Hindu cotton merchants, and a sandbank island of Meghna to experience the traditional life of the farmers before returning home.

If experiencing the traditional life of mainstream people and the smaller communities of a country still unspoiled by tourism interests you, besides visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and some splendid archaeological sites, Classic Bangladesh will be a perfect tour for you.

We schedule this tour for some of the best times of the year that you can join for the lowest price. Also, you can book in long advance to get the maximum early-bird discount and further reduce your costs. If you are a solo traveler, you can share rooms with a same-sex total stranger to reduce costs. Also, you can book a Single Supplement to have your private rooms.

Classic Bangladesh is also available to book anytime outside our schedule, year-round. You can book a group tour on your preferred date, keep it open for others to join, and reduce your costs. Or book a private tour for flexibility. Private tours are available to book for a group of just one person. We also offer massive off-season discounts for booking in April-September. If you have a midnight flight for your departure, we’ll discount the price of last night’s accommodation.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit all 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bangladesh.
  • Explore the largest mangrove forest on earth and a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Sundarban, for three days.
  • Experience the traditional life in the Ganges Delta, the world’s largest river delta entirely based on rivers.
  • Visit Somapura Mahavihara, the second-largest Buddhist monastery south of the Himalayas from the 8th century, and another UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Visit some splendid archaeological temples, mosques, and ruins of Rajshahi.
  • Visit the historical mosques at Bagerhat, a UNESCO World Heritage City from the 15th century, including the Sixty Dome Mosque.
  • Explore the key tourist attractions in the megacity of Dhaka, including a boat ride on the busy Buriganga River during the sunset.
  • Explore some bustling backstreets, bazaars, and shipyards of Dhaka that are full of photo opportunities.
  • Visit an entirely abandoned city of the Hindu cotton merchants from the early 19th century.

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A map of 14 days Classic Bangladesh Tour with Nijhoom Tours to experience life in Bangladesh, with visiting all three UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Itinerary of Classic Bangladesh

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Price of Classic Bangladesh

$200 US per person off-season discount for everyone to book from April to September.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Tour includes:
  • All airport transfers in Bangladesh.
  • All internal flights.
  • All accommodations in hotels and boat cabins in Sundarban, as mentioned in the itinerary, with complimentary breakfast on a twin-sharing basis.
  • Sleeping cabin on the passenger ferry from Dhaka to Barisal on a twin-sharing basis.
  • Lunch, drinking water, tea, and coffee while on the boat in Barisal for two days.
  • All three days of meals, drinking water, tea, and coffee while on the boat at Sundarban.
  • $115 US per person fee for the Sundarban forest permit.
  • An air-conditioned car and driver.
  • An English-speaking guide.
  • All entrance tickets.
  • All boat rides.
  • All tips except our guide, drivers, and boat crew.
  • All taxes.

Does not include:
  • Any food or drinks other than those mentioned above.
  • $25 US fee for video cameras in Sundarban (if any).
  • Any personal item.

Departures and Availability

Departure DatesTotal PlacesAvailable PlacesEarly-Bird Discount
Mar 5-18, 2025128+$150 US pp Until Sep 5, 2023.
$100 US pp Until Mar 5, 2024.
$50 US pp Until Sep 5, 2024.
Mar 4-17, 2026128+$150 US pp Until Sep 4, 2024.
$100 US pp Until Mar 4, 2025.
$50 US pp Until Sep 4, 2025.

FAQS on Our Bangladesh Holiday Packages

What is the best time to visit Bangladesh with a Nijhoom Holiday Package?

The best time to visit Bangladesh is during the dry season, which runs from October to March. During this time, the weather is pleasant, and you can enjoy outdoor activities and sightseeing without the inconvenience of heavy rainfall or extreme heat. However, Nijhoom offers tours year-round, so you can choose a package that suits your preferences and schedule.

What are the accommodation options for solo travelers?

Solo travelers can share rooms with a same-sex stranger to reduce cost or have private rooms by booking a Single Supplement.

What kind of meals are included in the Nijhoom Bangladesh Holiday Packages?

Nijhoom Bangladesh Holiday Packages generally include complimentary breakfast from the hotels. Lunch and dinner are not included. If a hotel does not provide complimentary breakfast, we'll take you to a local restaurant for breakfast, which is included in the tours. All meals, tea, coffee, and drinking water are included for the three days in Sundarbans. Lunch with locally purchased fruits is included on the boat in Barisal.

Are vegetarian and vegan meals available on Nijhoom Bangladesh Holiday Packages?

Vegetarian and vegan meals will be available in restaurants in Bangladesh. However, options will be limited for vegan meals. You'll find more options in Western restaurants for this kind of meal. Vegetarian and vegan meals will not be a problem on our boat in Sundarbans. Our cook will prepare some delicious dishes for you. If you are a vegan, it will be good to always carry some food with you.

Is alcohol available in Bangladesh?

Foreigners are legally allowed to buy alcohol in Bangladesh. There are many bars and warehouses around the country, run by the government and private companies, where you can purchase alcohol by showing your foreign passport. The cost of a can of beer will be about $3 US.

Is an on-arrival visa available in Bangladesh?

Yes. Citizens of the EU, UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries can get a visa on arrival for a maximum duration of 30 days.

Is on-arrival visa resumed after the pandemic?

Yes, it is.

What is the fee for an on-arrival visa?

$51 US, including taxes.

Do you provide visa assistance?

Yes, we do. We'll provide all the necessary paperwork for your on-arrival visa if you book a Bangladesh Holiday Package with us.

Can I book a tour outside your schedule?

Absolutely. You can book a tour anytime outside our schedule. The price for that will be based on your group size. Once you book a tour and other people join the tour later, your cost will be reduced accordingly. We need a 25% deposit to book our Bangladesh Holiday Packages.

Can I book a private tour?

Sure. If you are a group of at least two people, you can book a private tour any time of the year. If you are a solo traveler, you can book a private tour only from April to September.

How can I reduce costs on your Bangladesh holiday packages?

You can reduce costs on our Bangladesh holiday packages by joining our group tours in long advance. You can get an early-bird discount for that. Also, you can get a massive off-season discount by booking from April to September.

Are the permits to visit the Chittagong Hill Tracts resumed after the pandemic?

Yes, they did. We are among the very few listed tour operators for the Chittagong Hill Tracts and can arrange a permit anytime. Arranging the Chittagong Hill Tracts permits is included in all of our Bangladesh holiday packages that include the Chittagong Hill Tracts area.

Where can I find your scheduled group tour list?

You can find a complete list of our scheduled Bangladesh holiday packages in 2024-2026 here: https://nijhoom.com/schedule/

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