City sights, sounds, smells & tastes
On your way in & out of the country, you'll undoubtedly stay in the overcrowded and slightly daffy cities of either Dhaka or Chittagong. But there's totally different side to these erstwhile colonial towns that we can show you - the old bazaars, markets, goldsmiths, Mogul & Portuguese forts, colonial mansions, mosques, temples, and more. Of course there's the modern to explore as well, shopping centers, NGO projects and handicraft shops. Various bazaars and back-streets offer surreal smells and tastes that are often as or more interesting than the 'sights'.
Mt. Keokeradong discovery trek
This is typical of our trekking adventures, a 5-7 day trek including a river journey by country boat to Ruma, then an moderate day's hike up a river bed to the lily-filled Boga lake and a lakeside Bawm tribal village. Below the lake you'll find a Marma village. On and up to Keokaradong, the highest peak in Bangladesh (4,400 ft.). There's no roads nor electricity this deep, but your heart will surely glow bright with the warm association of the Bawm and Marma people. You'll really enjoy their profound hospitality, and 'guitar' evenings.
Bird watching & listening
Bangladesh offers many and varied birding opportunities, especially during the migratory winter season. It's possible to observe and photograph a large number of bird species that include rare forest birds, Herons, Basas, Hornbills, Pheasants, Fortails, Laughing Thrushes, Babblers, Raptors, Jacanas, waders, passerines, Kingfishers, Kites, Eagles, and perhaps the Masked Finfoot. If this activity interests you, contact us for more details.
Development, Aid & Controversies
There are 1,300 voluntary organizations in Bangladesh, home to the infamous 'Grameen' or Village Bank. You can visit a variety of different successful and not-so successful programs & projects. You can get an in-depth understanding of what, why and how they are doing. You'll gain the knowledge to make up your own mind or conclusions as you'll discuss with the village beneficiaries as well as the benefactors.