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
Next Scheduled Tour: Please Check Bellow
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.
- 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.
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
Price of Classic Bangladesh
- 4+ People Gruop: $2,195 US Per Person
- 2-3 People Group: Please contact us for the price
- Private Tour: Please contact us for the price
- Single Supplement: $230 US
Inclusions and Exclusions
- 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
|Mar 5-18, 2025
|$150 US pp Until Sep 5, 2023.
$100 US pp Until Mar 5, 2024.
$50 US pp Until Sep 5, 2024.
|Mar 4-17, 2026
|$150 US pp Until Sep 4, 2024.
$100 US pp Until Mar 4, 2025.
$50 US pp Until Sep 4, 2025.