David Elsey review 12 Dec 2022
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Dhaka, running the innumerable traffic jams on the back of a motorbike taxi.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Take plenty of Imodium with you
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
Curiosity now satisfied. Bangladesh is third world but efforts to upgrade is evident road-wise. Sad that the rich heritage is not considered important. However, the people are just great once you get over the shock of being a rarity and having to suffer innumerable selfies ?!?
Read the operator's response here:
Thank you for taking the time to share some feedback following your trip to Bangladesh.
Iím glad to hear that you enjoyed your time exploring Dhaka. Itís an exciting city and sometimes these kind of experiences are the most memorable!
Iím sorry that you felt the trip didnít noticeably benefit local people, reduce environmental impacts and support conservation. Traveling responsibly is really important to us, and in Bangladesh, like all of our tours, we try to ensure that local people benefit from our presence. For example, we include some nights in locally run guesthouses, which provides employment for people in the remote communities that we visit. We also work with local guides and drivers to ensure that money stays within the local economy, and only include breakfast on most days of the tour so that local restaurants are able to benefit from our presence.
Sadly the Sundarbans is under threat from the encroaching human population, as well as hunting of wildlife and deforestation. Our hope is that by visiting the Sundarbans, it will demonstrate to locals that the area is worth protecting and that they can benefit economically from tourism instead. The entry fees that we pay to visit the Sundarbans all go towards conservation efforts. This also applies to a number of other sites that we visit on the tour, which donít receive much funding from other sources.
Iím pleased that you received a warm welcome from the local people - they are known to be very friendly, and as you know, arenít used to visitors! I hope you gained a lot from your time in Bangladesh and returned home with some fantastic memories.
Thank you again for sharing your comments and for traveling with us - it was a pleasure to help with your travel plans. If we can help with any more trips in the future, please donít hesitate to let us know.