I would highly recommend Nijhoom tours if you want to travel around Bangladesh.
Raw Hasan was great at communicating and answering my questions before I booked the trip and tour. He was there waiting for me at the airport to take me to my hotel, even though I arrived a few days before my tour started and again he took me to the airport for my departure which was a few days after the tour ended. He is very accommodating and pleasant.
My guide, Naeem, during the tour was great and very knowledgeable and there to help with anything if needed.
The people of Bangladesh are very friendly and the food we had on the tour was excellent, esp. on the boat in the Sundarbans. The cook on the boat was amazing considering the small kitchen he worked out of. We were well fed.
With a guard in Bangladesh with read beard. ©Photo Credit: Shohidul Islam Nameem
Bangladesh is an amazing place, filled with wonderful people, great food and very safe. The Rocket is an experience but by no means luxurious. Remember, it is an old 1935 British paddle wheeler. Our Rocket was delayed in getting to port in the morning because of dense fog during the night, so they had to stop. It was great though as we saw the life and scenes along the river in the morning that we would not have seen otherwise.
Dhaka is very crowded with lots of traffic and people and some of the roads are a bit rough and sidewalks uneven so you have to always watch your step, but that is part of the fun of it. Prices are very reasonable and you can find some great shopping bargains.
Traveling on a Rocket Paddle Steamer in Bangladesh. ©Photo Credit: Shohidul Islam Nameem
I would highly recommend Bangladesh if you love out of the way places and don’t mind roughing it a bit. If you expect everything to run smoothly all the time and want to travel in luxury then this is probably not for you, but I loved it.
I took the Glories of Bangladesh tour which gives you a taste of everything from the bustling city, the architecture, historic sites, the culture, small village experiences, rural life, nature, the wilderness, bird and animal watching. Amazing!
With some happy children in Bangladesh. ©Photo Credit: Shohidul Islam Nameem