Wild Rafting on Bamboo

Duration: 5 Days

Highlights of the tour :

Sights of New and Old Dhaka
People
Villages
Local Markets
Tea Estates

What To Expect
This tour is for those who want to leave daily life behind and rush out for an adventure. Bamboo grows all around in Bangladesh; fortunately it is a multi-purpose product and very useful for the nation. Bengali people use it wherever it comes to handy (to make houses, rickshaws, and scaffolding for high-rise buildings. Tour will focus on the north-eastern part of the country.  You will take part as the bamboo is cut from the hilltop It slips down from the sloping hills, and is tied together with hundreds more bamboo poles into a raft.  It can then cruise for days to reach the nearest markets.

LOCATIONS  Dhaka, Srimangal, Dhaka
Best time to travel October to March
Tour Available All year Round.
Transportation Ac Car, Rickshaw & Boat.
WEAR
Men: Long trousers and T shirt or shirt, with comfortable shoes.
Ladies: Long Trousers, long sleeves & scarf.
Remove shoes whilst visiting Temples & Mosques.
INCLUDED
Accommodation in twin sharing basis Breakfast at Hotel
Transport with Sedan car All sightseeing according to itinerary
One 500 ml bottle of mineral water per day An English Speaking Guide
All entrance fees Permission for the bamboo activities
NOT INCLUDED
Any lunch & dinner.
Items not included in the above list
Items of personal nature
Any beverage (hard & soft)

 

1

Dhaka

At Bangladesh’s airport meet and greet your appointed guide and drive to your hotel. After freshening up, set out for Dhaka sightseeing including Dhaka university, Dhakeshwari Temple, Lallbag Fort, Sadarghat Water Front, and Shakari Bazar, with lots more too.  Drive back to your hotel and stay overnight.

2

Dhaka - Srimangal

Today will be a very exciting day. After breakfast head out to Srimangal. We will make some stops on the way. Meet up with the bamboo cutters to be shown the bamboo rafting process and mark some bamboo to cut the next morning. Enjoy a cup of tea and relax in your resort.

3

Srimangal

After breakfast join the bamboo cutters and get involved in their daily activities by cutting bamboo. You then make a raft and ride it through the streams to the nearest market, where the bamboo is sold. You will be having meals with them. Take a good night’s rest and savour the memories of this day.

4

Srimangal - Dhaka

After breakfast we start on our return to Dhaka. We will pause at the Lawachara rain forest, visit some tea estates and see some tribal villages near Srimangal town. After lunch in Srimangal, click your seat belt for Dhaka. Reaching Dhaka in the evening, there is time to relax before resting.

5

Dhaka – Return flight

After breakfast transfer to airport where we say goodbye and wish you a safe flight home.

dhurung river bamboo rafts
bamboo rafting tour
all the rafts are ready for guests

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