Overland All Bangladesh

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Overland All Bangladesh’’ begins in Kolkata and finishes in Dhaka; travelling through Khulna, The Sundarbans, Jessore, Ishurdi, Bogra, Taangail, Srimangal, Dhaka, Chittagong, Rangamati, Bandarban, Cox’s Bazar, St Martins Island and back through Chittagong

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Camping, Culture, Discovery, Guided Tours, History, Trekking
    • Activity Level Moderate
    • Group Size Large Group
    All about the Overland All Bangladesh.

    We begin our journey in Kolkata before moving into Bangladesh… a rare and undiscovered gem! A country absolutely oozing with culture and history; and people who would rate up there amongst the friendliest in the world!

    Come and explore the largest mangrove in the world, the Sundarbans, on a three-day cruise. Gaze upon the impressive archaeological sites of Puthia, Mahastangar and Paharpur and wander the tea plantations in Srimangal. Take a city tour in bustling Dhaka, the city of rickshaws, followed by a break for a day in the capital… put your feet up around the pool or get out and about, making your own discoveries! Boat on Lake Kaptai around Rangamati and tramp the tribal hills of Bandarban. Walk the long beaches and colourful fish market at Cox’s Bazar, joking with the fisherman, many of whom are only on solid ground when they sell their wares. Take a dip in the pristine waters of St Martins Island and if we get lucky take a peep at the famous ship breaking yards near Chittagong…

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    • all meals
    • drinking water on our vehicle
    • accommodation
    • sleeping bags (when camping in Tibet)
    • all activities/entry fees to local attractions listed on the detailed itinerary
    • internet usage on our vehicle (CDMA/3G whichever is applicable)
    • the use of an Apple iPad 2 and Android tablets
    • 12 volt and 240 volt charging facilities on board the BOA vehicle
    • all applicable entry permits, for example: Tibet, Bhutan and Sikkim (not visas). Detailed information can be found in our trip specific route notes.
    • any flights listed on the itinerary
    • all transport listed on the itinerary
    • all airport transfers

    When we camp out
    We supply extra crew (cook and a helpers) in a support vehicle. Every morning, the extra crew break camp after our departure. In the afternoon, when we arrive at our destination for the day:
    • camp will have been set up
    • the evening meal will be merrily cooking away
    • water will be on the boil for those who want a good wash

    Camps consist of:
    • kitchen tent
    • dining tent with tables, chairs and heating
    • toilet tent with western toilet seat
    • personal tents with cots and mattresses

    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    • alcoholic or non alcoholic beverages
    • laundry
    • personal taxis or personal transportation
    • personal expenses (such as souvenirs and snacks)
    • personal travel insurance (this is a trip requirement)
    • visas
    • flights not listed on the itinerary

    1. Day 1 Arrive in Kolkata

      You will be met at the airport and whisked off to the larger than life, Fairlawn Hotel in Sudder Street, just down the road from the Indian Museum. Sudder Street is a melting pot of beggars, travellers, shops, restaurants, rickshaw wallahs, taxis and hotels. Kolkata has long been recognised as the cultural capital of India and the countries friendliest urban centre. There is also plenty to see and do within walking distance of the Fairlawn Hotel. Overnight Kolkata.

    2. Day 2 Kolkata City Tour

      An easy paced city tour taking in such attractions as Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge (Rabindra Setu), the Mother Teresa Calcutta Centre, the flower market, Kali Temple and St Paul’s Cathedral is scheduled for today. Overnight Kolkata.

    3. Day 3 Kolkata - Khulna

      An early departure from Kolkata will see us arrive at the Indian border town, Petrapole, where all border formalities are completed before entering Bangladesh at the Bangla border, Benapole. Here we will meet our Bangladeshi guide, complete border formalities, have lunch and then continue our day’s drive, arriving in Khulna in the late afternoon. Khulna is our first overnight stop in Bangladesh. Drive time eight to ten hours (including border formalities). Overnight Khulna.

    4. Days 04, 05 and 06 Khulna - Mongla - Dhaingmari - Kachikhali

      On day four we drive south to Mongla in the Sundarbans. Mongla, is the main sea port of South-Western Bangladesh and it is in this port town that we board our vessel. We will spend the next three days exploring the Sundarbans by boat, as well as eating and sleeping on our large vessel. The Sundarbans, the largest mangrove swamp in the world, is a UNESCO world heritage site. In the Bengali language the name Sundarban can literally be translated as ‘beautiful jungle’ or ‘beautiful forest’.

      Our first boat stop will be the Dhaingmari Forest Office where the park fees will be paid and the necessary permits collected. From Dhaingmari our vessel will proceed to Kachikhali Forest Station further south on the Bay of Bengal. In the days ahead we will visit Kachikhali Tiger Point, Kachikhali Beach, Kotka Forest Station as well as various creeks and canals by smaller boat. There are also opportunities to walk and hike in several designated areas as well as view the tops of the forest from watchtowers.

      Almost certainly we will spot tiger footprints, and footprints of other wildlife on one of several nature treks, but please take into consideration tiger and other wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed in such a vast, remote and difficult terrain… however, there is a very good chance an undetected tiger will be watching you!

      For the birdwatchers the Sundarbans are rich in bird life with 170 species of which we will see many from our vessel as well as on our terra firma forays. There is also an abundance of aqua fauna such as Gangetic Dolphins, King Crabs and tree frogs and there are reptiles ranging from crocodiles and lizards basking on the river banks to a large variety of snakes and turtles.  Drive time to Mongla is one to two hours. Overnight boat stay for three nights.

    5. Day 07 Mongla - Jessore

      Late morning our boat will anchor in Mongla and we will disembark after an early lunch and drive to another UNESCO World Heritage site. The 15th century Sixty-Dome Mosque is in Bagerhat where we will have time for a wander for a couple of hours before heading north now, to Jessore. Drive time four to six hours. Overnight Jessore.

    6. Day 8 Jessore - Ishurdi

      Late morning our boat will anchor in Mongla and we will disembark after an early lunch and drive to another UNESCO World Heritage site. The 15th century Sixty-Dome Mosque is in Bagerhat where we will have time for a wander for a couple of hours before heading north now, to Jessore. Drive time four to six hours. Overnight Jessore.

    Where You'll Stay
    • Fairlawn Hotel in Sudder Street
    • Khulna
    • The Sundarbans
    Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Excluding Flights Price (PP) Including Flights  
    18th April 2018 - 11th May 2018
    3rd May 2018 - 31st May 2018