Bhutan & Bangladesh Combo Tour

2024

Tour leader: TBC

1 04/01/2024

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 05/01/2024

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 you, 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 06/01/2024

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 07/01/2024

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 08/01/2024

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 we 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 09/01/2024

Punakha Dzong

• Bright and early, we drive through the Dochula pass to enjoy a panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain ranges toward Punhaka.

• Along the way we will see 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!

• After lunch we 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.

• Evening drive to spend the night in Phobjikha.

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7 10/01/2024

Paro

• Today we will travel to Paro via the Dochula pass.

• After lunch, we will visit an array of cultural sites, such as the National Museum housed in an old watchtower; the Paro Dzong and the Nyamai Zampa, the oldest cantilever bridge in Bhutan.

• In the evening you will have the
opportunity to stroll through Bhutan to visit local stores.

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8 11/01/2024

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 12/01/2024

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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