Tuesday, March 17, 2009

River Cruise in Bangladesh with Bangladesh Expeditions

Tour Operator: Bangladesh Expeditions

Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel107, Kazi Nazrul Islam Av. Dhaka, Bangladesh
Phone: 00 88 02- 8140216, 00 88 - 01715093412Fax:00 88 02- 8140217
Email: info@bananigroup.com, info@expeditions-bd.com,, expeditions.bangladesh@gmail.com
Rivers of life
There isn't a better or more exhilarating way to see the scenic majesty of the countryside. You board on Bangladesh Expedition’s comfortable wooden boat to absorb the sights, while experiencing the surprisingly peaceful sensations of being on the river. This is the only exciting way to discover Bangladesh. You stop on many villages, bazaars, see the real life style, and enjoy the different folk cultural programs in different villages in the evening.A cruise on Ganges, Bharmaputra, Meghna and others rivers will introduce you to riverine Bangladesh and her history, culture and life style. Bangladesh Expedition offer different type of cruise.

Evening cruise with B. B. Q dinner - US$30
Over night cruise with B. B. Q. dinner (2 days/1 night) - US$65
Adventure cruises (3 days/2 nights) - US$120
Adventure cruises (5 days/4 nights) - US$200
Cruise On Shitalakhma River @ USD 35
Drive to Demra Ghat in the morning from your nominated pick up point at 09:00 a.m. It will take about 50 minutes to arrive there. Immediately our cruising boat "S.B. Kheyo" will start its cruise towards Murapara zamindar's palace, which was built at 1889. You might also visit a jute factory here. The cruise will resume upstream on Shitalakhma River. We will visit a village before one more stop for swimming. A traditional Bangladeshi/Chinese lunch will be served at 1 p.m.On our way back, we will stop at Noapora village to see the traditional Jamdanee Sharee weaving. Leave the boat at 4 p.m. and drive back to Dhaka in the evening.
Note: we need minimum four adults to run this trip.
Cruise On Meghna River & visit Sonargaon USD 35
You board on our wooden cruising boat "S.B. Kheya" to join this adventure. Explore the remote island villages that are only accessible by boat. Know their lifestyle. Stop at any island in the middle of river, swim and have more fun. Enjoy the Hilsha fishing and the activities of villagers. If you wish, you can also visit a weaving village. On way back, visit Sonargaon, which was the first capital of Bengal (13th to 17th century). A traditional Bangladeshi or Chinese food will be served at lunch on boat.Depart Dhaka at 9 am from your nominated pick up point. You will board to the boat at Bouddhar Bazaar, which is 27 km from Dhaka and takes about an hour to reach. Leave the boat at around 4 pm. We will drop you at your residence at 05.30 in the evening.

Cruise On Ganges River, Bangladesh
Leave Dhaka at 9 am for Maowa Ghat to cruise on the most Holy River of Indian sub-continent. The journey will take a bit more than an hour. After boarding the boat, cruise down the Ganges and enjoy the view of the River. It is fantastic, especially during the early hours. Small little fishing boats and the row of green trees along the bank disappeared into misty distance as they followed the curve of the River. A full morning exploring the riverside lifestyle, visiting a village, meeting the villagers. Before having a traditional Bangladeshi lunch on the boat, free for swimming and exploring the surrounding area. Leave the boat at 4 pm and arrive here at Dhaka in the evening.
Note: we need minimum six adults to run this trip.

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