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Beautiful Bangladesh

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04 Nov to 17 Nov 2018 - GOOD AVAILABILITY

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03 Nov to 16 Nov 2019 - GOOD AVAILABILITY

Holiday Highlights

  • Small groups, huge fair trade organisations, different crafts and diverse techniques
  • An unforgettable village stay among farmers and weavers, who use traditional and organic methods
  • Experiencing life from the water on a fascinating boat trip on the Shitalakha river
  • Exploring the bazaars and palaces of bustling Dhaka – the rickshaw capital of the world!

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Depart UK Depart UK on overnight flights to Dhaka  
2 Dhaka Arrival in Dhaka and settle into our accommodation D  
3 Dhaka Visit Swajan and meet the women behind their beautiful embroidered cards B L D  
4 Dhaka Learn about Jute Works' long term relationship with Traidcraft B L  
5 Dhaka Visit Traidcraft Exchange's Dhaka office to hear about their latest projects B L  
6 Dhaka Boat trip through the city of Dhaka B L  
7 Dhaka to Dhanbari Visit Traidcraft Exchange's SLIPP project B L D  
8 Dhanbari to Tangail Visit Modhupur National Park B L D  
9 Tangail to Rangpur Meet members of a farming community to hear about their local initiatives B L D  
10 Rangpur Visit to two Traidcraft Producer groups at Saidpur Enterprises B L D  
11 Rangpur to Dhaka Train journey through rural Bangladeshi scenery B  
12 Dhaka Sightseeing in Manikganj alongside a visit to Aarong's producers B L  
13 Dhaka Free day with your guide to enjoy Dhaka B D  
14 Depart Flights back to the UK B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

Bangladesh has been a priority of Traidcraft since it started, and this tour takes us to producer groups who featured in the first ever catalogue. It is a beautiful country of friendly people, fertile farmland, winding waterways and a fascinating architectural heritage. As well as sampling the tastes, sights and sounds that distinguish Bangladeshi culture you will have an opportunity to meet the producers behind fair trade in Bangladesh and visit development projects that address the problems caused by war and flooding. You are unlikely to find a tour that visits so many different fair trade organisations and gives you the opportunity to learn and enjoy so much.

 

Since the birth of the fair trade organisation Prabartana in 1986, our tour guide Shamim, and his colleagues have been assisting fabric producers and organic farmers to get a fair deal. Their sister organisation Ajiyer was set up in 2002 to give visitors an opportunity to learn about Bangladeshi culture, crafts and biodiversity from the people. Himself a fabric designer, Shamim is currently President of the National Crafts Council of Bangladesh and has a deep knowledge of and passion for his country.


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Holiday Summary

Duration:
14 days
Prices From:
£1,675
Estimated flight price
£700
Estimated visa cost:
£78

Optional

Insurance:
£100.00
Insurance:
£100.00
Donation to Traidcraft's Environmental Fund:
£16.75
Donation to Traidcraft's Environmental Fund:
£16.75

Holiday Details

All accommodation in hotels and guesthouses with en-suite facilities

75% meals provided

2 train journeys

1 long road transfer

7 producer visits including 5 Traidcraft suppliers

2 development project visits including 1 Traidcraft Exchange Project

1 boat trip

4 tourist visits

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