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Barisal an old port on the Kirtonkhola in Bangladesh. There is a proverb Paddy-canal-rivers these three make Barisal. This is true. There are many rivers and canals crisscrossing Barisal. Barisal is also one of the best rice producing districts of Bangladesh.
So we have taken the opportunity to get the taste of real Bangladesh and who does not know Barisal is the perfect place for that?
Why Barisal ? : One of our valued guest replied this : The short answer about Barisal is that it’s the major city of (and a good jumping off point for) the largest delta in the world. So it’s all about boats and boat gear, river channels, islands, ferry trips, private boat trips, small villages, cottage industries, rice plantations, logging and sawmill operations, and verdant fertile farm land. In some ways, it’s kind of reminiscent of the backwaters of Kerala, only not as hot.
The Barisal portion of our trip was essentially the 4N 3D tour called “Village Home Stay & Backwater Tour” on Mahmud’s web site. Since we like boat trips, small villages, and home stays, it was perfect for us. In fact, it was probably the most enjoyable part of our two weeks.
The trip details as under :
Trip Duration : 4 Nights, 3 Days
– Take whole night ferry journey,
– Take half daybackwater cruise by a small country boat,
– Travel extensively in a rural village of Barisal,
– Stay with a local villagers family to get family experience.
– Visit the biggest floating market.
– Explore the old part of the city.
:: Itinerary ::
Our guide will pick up you from Hotel and help to board the ferry/Rocket. You will keep your staffs inside the sleeping cabin and come outside to the see the beauty. Ferry/Rocket will leave Dhaka 7.00 p.m. You will stay Ferry cabin overnight.
: Day 1 :
The ferry/Rocket will reach at 6 am in the morning. Our guide will pick up you from Ferry and immediately transferred to the Hotel. Take rest 1-2 hours. Then will go out to see the city. Will visit Church, the busy local bazaars, river ports.
At 11 am, will take public ferry to Bhola. The ferry will go through small and big rivers and you will enjoy the riverside beauty seating on Ferry roof. After 2.5 hours, reach to Bhola. Walk around that area and come back same way.
Evening, return to Barisal and stay over night.
: Day 2 :
Early morning guide will come and pick up you to start backwater and village trip. At first will go to Banaripara and ride small country boat. The boat will start running though tiny canals. You will see the village beauty of both sides of the canals. Will viist some floating markets and get off some small locality to meet the people.
In the early afternoon, will head to a village. Some vaillage activities. Stay with a local family.
: Day 3 :
Early in the morning will try to visit a school (If open) to meet students. Then visit Pottery home, paddy field, battle leaf garden and many more village activities.
At 4 p.m : Head to Barisal to take the Ferry to Dhaka. Stay Ferry over night.
: Day 4 :
Early morning (6 am) ferry will reach Dhaka Sadarghat and end the tour.
Means of Transports we will use : Tooktook, Ferry/Rocket, Cycle Rickshaw, Boat and Walking
:: Price ::
USD 280 Per person (Single PAX),
USD 180 Per person (2 PAX),
USD 150 Per person (3 PAX)
: Including :
– English speaking guide
– All Meals from D 1 to D 3 Lunch
– Hotel Pick up
– Dhaka/Barisal/Dhaka journey by ferry/Rocket (Night journey in sleeping cabin/Twin share)
– All kinds of local transports
– 1 Night stay in Barisal (Hotel Athena, Non air con room)
– 1 Night stay in a village home (Very Basic facility)
– Tour as per itinerary.
-Anything that did not mention above.
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