Bhutan & Bangladesh Combo Tour

2023

Tour itinerary can be seen below.

1 05/11/2023

Arrive into Dhaka

• Arrive in Dhaka, the bustling capital of Bangladesh.

• We will be picked up by our driver and transferred to the hotel.

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2 06/11/2023

Tour of Old Dhaka

• The tour of Dhaka starts at 09:00.

• Our guide will meet us at the hotel lobby, and then we’ll head to Old Dhaka. This historic centre was founded in 1608 and is famous for its religious diversity and delicious foods.

• Many tourist attractions await us, including Dhakeshwari Temple, Lalbagh Fort, Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque, Ahsan Manjil, and Sadarghat River Station.

• Stop for lunch at a local restaurant around midday.

• Enjoy a boat ride on Dhaka's busy river Buriganga before sunset.

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3 07/11/2023

Life in the Ganges Delta

• Early morning departure for the 6 hour journey to Barisal.

• The flowing rivers and small canals of the region are fascinating sights. Boats filled with goods and people go back and forth, while the greenery surrounding the waterways provides a gorgeous tropical backdrop.

• Visit some markets to purchase local products.

• Overnight in Barisal.

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4 08/11/2023

Barisal river and canal tour

• One day isn’t enough. Today is another full day exploring the canals and rivers of this city.

• Expect to see a huge timber market and partake in a cultural exchange at a Bangladeshi school.

• In the late afternoon we return to Dhaka, a 6 hour journey by road.

• Overnight in Dhaka.

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5 09/11/2023

Travel to Bhutan

• Transfer to the airport, and off we go to the Land of the Thunder Dragon!

• Fly into Paro, Bhutan and drive to Thimphu, the capital of this tiny Buddhist nation.

• Check out the giant Buddha statue and Takin Zoo, where you can see the national animal: the Bhutan takin. Plus many other sights in this quaint little city.

• Overnight in Thimphu.

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6 10/11/2023

Phobjeykha Valley Hike

• Bright and early, we drive through the Dochula pass and stop at Punhaka before heading to Gangtey village, located in the Phobjeykha valley.

• Hike around the valley and hopefully spot some black-necked cranes that start nesting here in early November.

• Later in the day, drive to Wangdue or Punakha, where we will stay overnight.

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7 11/11/2023

Punakha Dzong

• In the morning, visit the Punakha Dzong. Located at the confluence of the Po Chhu and Mo rivers (called the Male and Female Rivers), this majestic structure served as the kingdom’s capital for three centuries until 1955.

• Afterwards, drive to Khamsumyuelay Chorten for a 2-hour hike down to Lobesa.

• In Lobesa, visit the temple of Lama Drukpa Kuenley, aka 'The Divine Madman'. He is known to preach Buddhism and subdue evil spirits through 'erotic techniques' and 'obscene remarks.’ If you’re so inclined, you can even be blessed by a wooden penis to increase fertility!

• Return to our hotel in Punakha, and stay overnight.

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8 12/11/2023

Tiger's Nest Monastery

• Time to visit the crown jewel of Bhutan: The Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

• Start by travelling to Paro. Then we will hike up the stunning trail to witness the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. This monastery was built on a cliffside and is surrounded by Himalayan nature. There is no place like it.

• Return to Paro and visit the 7th Century Temple and the Kichu Monastery.

• Free time rest of the day to shop or relax around Paro.

• Overnight here.

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9 13/11/2023

Tour Ends

• Final day of this two-city tour.

• You can choose to book flights onwards with Druk Air to Nepal, Thailand, Bangladesh, or India.

Details

Includes:
  • - All entry fees
  • - All accommodation (3 and 2 star - twin basis) with breakfasts
  • - All transport during tours
  • - All entry fees and permits
  • - Experienced English speaking guides throughout
  • - Lupine guide accompanying
  • - All meals in Bhutan
  • - Visa support
  • - Airport transfers
Excludes:
  • - International flights
  • - Druk Air flights between Dhaka, Paro and your onward destination from Bhutan
  • - Visas (Bhutan $40, Bangladesh $51)
  • - Single supplement (£350 - we can allocate another sole traveller to share with if required, subject to availability)
Prices:
  • Tour Price: £1985
  • Deposit: £250
  • Single Room Supplement: £350
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