Bangladesh Cricketing Sojourn

Bangladesh is the most recent addition to the Test playing nations of the cricketing world.  On learning of Bangladesh's promotion to Test status, thousands of people celebrated in the streets and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina remarked, "I can't express my joy in words at this happiest hour of the nation".  Cricket is a passion that is lived and breathed by its followers.  Despite limited success the team continues to improve and has become an opponent to be wary of, especially on their own soil

Our tour takes in 2 Test matches and also enjoys a taste of the unique culture that is on offer.  We enjoy time in the resort town of Cox’s Bazar with the 'longest beach in the world' as well as time to unlock the secrets of the bustling twin cities of Chittagong and Dhaka.  Very few make the journey to this remote and mysterious nation but those who do leave with a surprising insight into this land.  And as to how a game introduced by the British plays such an important part in the lives of so many

14 Day Itinerary
Day 1 - Arrive Chittagong
Arrival day (no activities planned). We will meet this evening and discuss all aspects of our tour before enjoying dinner together
Days 2-5 - Chittagong - ***FIRST TEST***
We transfer to the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium a purpose built cricket ground established in the lead up to the 2004 Under-19 World Cup. It was granted full international status in 2006. The stadium provides views of the surrounding tropical forests as well as the port and coastline. A rare opportunity to view Test cricket in a beautiful regional location along with local, knowledgeable and astute cricket lovers
Day 6 - Chittagong to Cox’s Bazar
We can enjoy day 5 of the test then travel by private vehicle to Cox’s Bazar. We check into our resort accommodation and may decide to spend the evening on the longest sea beach in the world to enjoy the sunset
Day 7 - Cox’s Bazar
Today we take a speedboat to the remote island of Maheskhali which has a mixture of Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim residents. We visit the Hindu ashram and the hilltop stupa, which commands fantastic views of the island. We return to enjoy the afternoon exploring the beach and seaside town which is the most popular holiday destination of the country
Day 8 - Cox’s Bazar
A free day to relax or explore. As we are quite remote we can visit age-old fishing communities that have existed as they have for hundreds of years. Other options include a visit to the legendary Himchari beach, the local fish market, a Buddhist pagoda and the Burmese market. So much to see and do
Day 9 - Chittagong to Dhaka
We take a short flight to Dhaka and settle into our hotel. Whilst in Dhaka we will have time to enjoy the sights and sounds of this bustling city. Rickshaws are the main way to travel and we will see many resplendent with the colourful displays of painted scenes from history, cinema and wildlife. No respectable rickshaw driver would settle for less than the brightest designs. We also have time to view some wonderful museums and architecture or immerse yourself in the riverside bustle of the market
Days 10-13 - Dhaka - ***SECOND TEST***
Today we transfer to the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium recently built in preparation for the 2011 World Cup. The ground is a state of the art stadium, equipped with world class facilities. It is considered one of the best grounds in the subcontinent with modern drainage techniques essential for the climate of this region. World class touring team’s tour infrequently to Bangladesh and the passionate local cricket lovers will be out in force to see the Australians
Day 14 - Dhaka and depart
We are able to enjoy day 5 of the Second Test before making our way to the airport for our flight to Dhaka where most international connections depart in the evening
- ***Extra day’s accommodation can be arranged by Global Drift as required*** -

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*The tour offered will include time at 2 test venues (Dhaka and Chittagong).  Extra day’s accommodation can be arranged by us as required

**Global Drift will provide a “Code of Conduct” document to be attached to your tour schedule.  Representing Australia abroad we are committed to a fun and enjoyable tour not at the expense of common courtesy and mutual respect

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