Bangladesh is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered! Often overlooked by the media, this South Asian destination offers an extraordinary journey off the beaten path. Get ready to dive into the vibrant chaos of its cities, immerse yourself in the tranquility of tea plantations, and embrace the captivating diversity of the North. Don’t forget to explore the historical wonders in the West! We’ll embark on an epic adventure, crossing the country by car, train, and boat, to ensure you experience the true essence of this remarkable place. Best of all, Bangladesh is  our most affordable Expedition! Making it accessible for everyone to join in on this adventure. Don’t miss out on this thrilling opportunity to explore an incredible destination that has been hiding in plain sight!


Day 0: Arrival in Chittagong

  • Welcome  dinner if you arrive the day before and prepare for the days ahead. We also include this hotel night if you prefer to arrive the evening before.  Starting from Chittagong, you can easily fly internationally there from hubs like Abu Dhabi. Alternatively, you can fly to Dhaka and then take a cheap domestic flight.
  • Overnight: Chittagong

Day 1: Exploring Chittagong (27th Dec.)

  • Arrival on the early morning flight from Abu Dhabi. Our expedition officially starts on the morning of December 27th. Our day begins with an exploration of the Shipbreaking Yard, an incredible location known as the forbidden world, where large ships are manually dismantled. Although we won’t be able to enter, we can witness the activity from a distance. Next, we’ll visit the Chandanpura Mosque and then head to the business capital of Chittagong to visit the beautifully maintained Second World War cemetery by the Commonwealth War Grave.
  • Overnight in Chittagong.

Day 2: Sreemangal

  • Day 2 will be packed with exciting activities, starting with a train ride from Chittagong to Brahmanbaria, followed by a drive to the Tea capital of Sreemangal. Here, we’ll explore 120 tea gardens and visit three to four tribal communities. We’ll also walk through tea gardens, visit tea workers’ villages, and try the famous seven-layer tea at local stalls. Enjoy the sunset by the Fish Farms.
  • Overnight in Sreemangal.

Day 3: Lawachara Forest Walk and Drive to Dhaka

  • The fun continues with a visit to Lawachara Forest before breakfast to explore the sub-tropical rainforest and witness the rare hillock gibbons living on top of trees. Afternoon drive to Dhaka, with a sunset experience in Sadarghat (old Dhaka), followed by a transfer to the boat station to take an overnight boat to Barisal.
  • Overnight: Boat to Barisal.

Day 4: Bagerhat Mosque and Barisal

  • Our day begins with a visit to the floating market in Banoripara, known as Swarupkati, where boats are the main mode of transportation. We’ll take a boat ride through narrow canals and witness everyday life, such as trading goods and other activities. We’ll then explore Bagerhat UNESCO World Heritage mosque city, visiting the 60 dome mosque, a unique Turkish-designed mosque beautifully decorated.
  • Late afternoon transfer to Jashore.
  • Overnight in Jashore.

Day 5: Panam City

  • We’ll start the day with an early morning drive to Dhaka, crossing the mighty Padma Bridge, and then visit the old capital Sonargaon (Panam City), including the Sardar Bari palace. In the evening, we’ll return to Dhaka.
  • Overnight in Dhaka.

Day 6: Exploring Dhaka

  • We’ll explore Dhaka city in a local way, starting with the colorful early morning flower market, followed by visits to the Kawran Bazar wholesale vegetable and fish markets. Next, we’ll take an Old Dhaka walk and rickshaw ride to explore the city dwellers’ lifestyle, visiting Hindu Street and Star Mosque. The Pink Palace from colonial times is the prettiest building in Dhaka, where we’ll take some pictures. Lastly, we’ll visit the bustling river port Sadarghat, where a boat ride is a must to experience the hundreds of small boats crossing the river.
  • Overnight in Dhaka.

Day 7: Fly out. (2nd January 2025)

  • After breakfast, it’s time for the worst moment of every expedition: saying goodbye. The expedition concludes, and we fly out.


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Shared rooms in local four star category hotels and overnight boat to Barisal


Private vehicle , trains and boat transport.

Entrance Fees

All entrance fees to sites on your itinerary.

Local Guides

Expert crew that will help us navigate and squeeze the most juice of our adventure.

Visa Assistance

Most nationalities can get a visa on arrival to visit Bangladesh, however, we'll assist you in the process should you need to apply in an Embassy or have any doubts.

Meals - Breakfast and Dinner

All breakfast and dinners in local restaurants as per availability (lunch is not included)
December 27th 2024 – January 2nd 2025

Our Selection Process takes only 10 minutes and it helps us create the best travel family!


Most nationalities can get a visa on arrival to visit Bangladesh, however, we’ll assist you in the process should you need to apply in an Embassy or have any doubts.
Wander Expedition doesn’t book flights for you and is ultimately not responsible for your flight connection, but we can offer guidance and support when you research the best options for you. You will be flying to Chittagong and from Dhaka. We start from Chittagong, you can either fly internationally there easily from hubs like Dubai or Abu Dhabi, or, you can fly to Dhaka and then take a cheap 30€ domestic flight.
Bangladesh is overall safe, but can be very overwhelming if you travel alone. This Expedition is a fantastic way to explore the most secluded side of South Asia with the best travel family and a reliable local crew.
This Expedition is for everyone looking to have a fun time, explore an off the beaten path destination, make new travel friends and memorable travel stories.Bangladesh is the perfect unique off the grid adventure, offering great cultural depth, historic monuments, and stunning outdoors. It’s also one of our most affordable Expeditions and one of those that will be filled with travel stories.
Wander Expeditions is not a traditional travel agency where the first to pay is the first to go. We take you to stunning destinations, but we know the people you share it with is even more important when you travel. That’s why we have a refined selection process where we filter and vet candidates to ensure that groups are fun, balanced, diverse and interesting! We make sure candidates are on the same page and share our values of being fun, flexible and fearless, so we can guarantee everyone will have an amazing experience. We create travel families, so #trusttheprocess. Halfway through our process, we share the price with all pre-selected applicants. It only takes 5 min to apply, so you literally have nothing to lose! What are you waiting for to join the Wander Fam?


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