Bhutan & Bangladesh Combo Tour

Tour itinerary can be seen below.

1 Arrive into Dhaka

Arrive into Dhaka on your international flight. You will be collected by our driver and transferred to the hotel.

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2 Tour of Old Dhaka

Our tour starts today in Dhaka at 09:00. Our guide will meet us at our hotel lobby at 09:00, and we'll head toward Old Dhaka. We'll visit key tourist attractions in Old Dhaka throughout the day, including Dhakeshwari Temple, Lalbagh Fort, Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque, Ahsan Manjil, and Sadarghat River Station with a stop for lunch at a local restaurant at midday. At 18:00 we will embark a traditional ferry at Sadarghat River Station and take an overnight journey to Barisal.

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3 Waterways of Barisal

Disembark in the morning and head to our hotel to drop our luggage off before heading for breakfast. We will spend the whole day travelling through the rivers and small canals of the region and visiting markets. Overnight in Barisal.

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4 Barisal river and canal tour

A full day around Barisal today, again exploring the canals and rivers. We'll see a huge timber market before having a cultural exchange in a local school. At 18:00 we'll return to the ferry to travel back to Dhaka.

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5 Travel to Bhutan

Arrive in Dhaka in the morning before heading to the airport for our flight to Bhutan. Arrive in Paro and drive on to the capital of Thimpu where we will visit the large bronze Buddha statue and the Memorial Chorten. Stay overnight in Thimpu.

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6 Phobjeykha Valley Hike

Early morning visit to the Takin Zoo to see the national animal of Bhutan. Then we will drive to Phobjekha valley via Punakhaand scenic Dochula pass (3100m). We will visit Druk Wangyel monastery and spend time taking pictures of 108 chortens on top of the pass. Visit the Divine Madman’s Monastery-Chhimi Lhakhang, famously known for its fertility shrine, where you can receive a special fertility blessing. After lunch visit the Punakha Dzong, located on the island of the Pho Chu (male river) and the Mo chu (female river). In the evening visit local markets in Punakha. Stay overnight in Punakha.

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7 Punakha Dzong

After breakfast travel to Paro via Dochula pass. After we have arrived and had lunch we will visit the National Museum housed in the watchtower, and the imposing Paro Dzong which is a historic example of Bhutanese architecture built in the 16th Century. From here we will walk down to Nyamai Zampa, the oldest traditional cantilever bridge in Bhutan. Overnight in Paro.

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8 Tiger's Nest Monastery

Today we will hike up to the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Return to Paro town afterwards to visit a 7th Century Temple and the Kyichu Monastery before having some free time for shopping or relaxing around the town. Overnight in Paro.

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9 Tour Ends

Today the tour ends and you have the choice to book onward flights 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
  • - 2nd class twin cabin on traditional ferry in Bangladesh
  • - 2nd class train ticket in Bangladesh
  • - All meals in Bhutan, 1 meal in Dhaka
  • - 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 (£280 - we can allocate another sole traveller to share with if required, subject to availability)
Prices:
  • Tour Price: £1395
  • Deposit: £250
  • Single Room Supplement: £280
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