A Rural Bangladesh Village Experience
Villages in Bangladesh
The soul of Bangladesh is in its villages! Villages that surprise with their calmness, their order and their relative peace. Sure there are activities — in the fields, homes, schools, mosques and temples, but there is a different pace to it all than you will find in a Bangladeshi city. Three quarters of the population live in rural areas. Families in rural Bangladesh rely primarily on agriculture and fishing for their daily income.
Our Village Homestay Programs
A village homestay offers a deep insight to the life of rural community. While sharing their hospitality, you are welcome to join their daily work in and around the house or in the fields, visit the local school, river and lakes and try your luck at catching fish from the pond. Your host will facilitate the communication with the villagers.
We arrange various specialty guided tours to visit the ancient ruins, locality, farms, rivers and small hills. The available various activities and workshops would allow you to do as much or as little as you are in the mood for.
Local cuisine is indeed a highlight of our Village Homestay programs! Your meals will be genuine feast of delicious Bangladeshi curries and fresh vegetable platters. We offer you the opportunity to join in the preparation of your meals and have a lesson of Bangladeshi cooking in a traditional setting.
We craft hospitality with love and excellence
About Taabu Ekduaria
This charming village home is fully furnished and aesthetically decorated, ideal for a family on holiday or a single person on retreat. With rice paddy and village views, an enclosed vegetable garden and a tiny fishpond, the house is a cozy and comfortable exotic home away from home.
For a different type of holiday away from big hotels in a beautiful Bangladeshi village, stay in our place with a complete kitchen and friendly family to share time with. Take a walk through the rice paddies and wander through the village.
Our home is in rural Bangladesh style with some modern amenities, a comfortable living room, roof balcony and hammock in the garden for lazy afternoon siestas overlooking the pond with views of rice paddies and vegetable gardens beyond.
The queen size bed is very comfortable with cushy pillows and the ensuite bathroom has a rain shower. Fall asleep to the sound of crickets and frogs and from your bedroom, watch the working farmers and herons in the rice fields and observe the children playing rural games from your veranda.
Our house is suitable for those who like to have a close encounter with nature and experience everyday rural village life.
Peek Into Our Village
Sonargaon tour and arrive Ekduaria Village:
In this day the we will pick you up from the hotel or your address in Dhaka at 09.00 am and proceed to start day long Sonargaon tour. The site represents the substantial remains of an early medieval bygone city. We will drive straight to Goaldi Mosque, a tiny mosque from early 16th century. Visiting Goaldi Mosque will take us back to the Sultanate period of Bengal. Then we proceed to Sonargaon Folk Arts & Crafts Museum and Sardar Bari. After visiting these sites we will have our lunch in a traditional Bengali restaurant. Then we will visit Panam Nagar. The Panam nagar(city) is an ancient city in Bangladesh which is abandoned in the 19th century. Here are still 52 existing buildings in a raw. After Panam Nagar we will proceed to Meghna river, the widest river in Bangladesh. We will take a local boat to reach the river island. We will explore the island, meet locals and see the lifestyle there.
Then we will drive(90 minutes) to Ekduaria village and stay overnight here.
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th day:
Local experiences like cooking, farming, visiting a school, fishing and many more:
Well. These few days in the village will more be like living in countryside than touring a place! We will live a typical rural life in holiday mood.
We wake up in the morning and harvest some fresh vegetables from the garden. Cook our own local breakfast at the outdoor mud kitchen. Have breakfast, then we may work in the vegetable field, do seasonal jobs. We work until noon then take shower and have lunch. After lunch we will visit local school, meet students and sense the rural education system in Bangladesh. We may walk through the village, meet locals, have fun and back to home. We will go nearby lake for fishing experience with some villagers. We also can harvest some fresh seasonal fruits, play cricket/soccer with the villagers, have the evening tea in the local market, play carrom, attend a cooking/dressmaking workshop, and many other activities. These are up to how many days you are gonna stay in the village. Overnight stay in Taabu Ekduaria.
Explore Wari Bateshwar and experience pottery works:
This day we will explore the remaining of Wari Bateshwar Ruins. We will have breakfast in the morning, then start at 9:00 am and go by a reserved vehicle. This will be around 30 minutes scenic journey through small hills and wetlands. We will visit ancient Lotus Temple on the way. Then we will go to Mr. Pathan’s Museum where we will see some ancient coins and articrafts. Here Mr. Pathan’s father started collecting the articrafts since 1930 and he continued his father’s works. We will also try to meet Mr. Pathan to hear some stories of the site. We will have lunch in a local restaurant. Then we visit Wari-Bateshwar Open Air Museum to feel the life couple of thousand years back. On the way back we may stop by some hilly villages and Latkan fruit gardens to see their lifestyle. Then we will visit a pottery family to see and experience (if available) pottery works. Then we will start driving to Dhaka. Arrive Dhaka in the evening.
End of the Tour.
PRICE PER PERSON
2 nights 3 days
$200 / BDT 20000 (2 person group)
$350 / BDT 35000 (1 person group)
Each extra night
$40 / BDT 4000 (2 person group)
$70 / BDT 7000 (1 person group)
# All sightseeing, entry tickets, government taxes, and all activities mentioned in the itinerary
# All workshops and experiences costs.
# All meals starting from first day lunch to last day lunch.
# All accommodations with basic facilities at Taabu Ekduaria in Ekduaria village. You will have a private bedroom with queen size bed, south facing balcony, and an ensuite bathroom with hot water.
# English speaking tour guide and local host throughout the trip.
# Reserved air conditioned car for first day and last day transports.
# All local transports.
Experience real life in Bangladesh
We will offer you cooking opportunities with the finest local ingredients in a traditional setting.
A great way to learn the secrets of delightful Bangladeshi cuisine.
Palmyra Palm Fruit
Try Local Fruits
While walking through village we will take you to some local fruit trees to harvest fresh fruits and try it right there.
Harvesting and trying some local fruits with villagers is not only delightful but also a lifetime experience!
Meeting school boys
Visiting Local Schools
Visiting a local school would allow you to meet lots of cute students and share smile with them.
This is a very real way to sense rural education system in Bangladesh.
Fishing with Net
We will experience fishing on a nearby pond or lake in a traditional way.
Trying your luck in catching fish in a traditional way is an experience with full of fun.
Natural Detoxing and Wellness
We also arrange 6 days, 2 weeks and 4 weeks natural detoxing programme with advise of a naturopath expert for your physical and mental retreats. So you can add our natural detoxing and wellness package to your Village Homestay Tour.
We are happy to customize Village Homestay Tour to suit your unique travel interests
Please feel free to contact us for your customized tour
Ekduaria is a panoramic village in Monohardi Upazilla. It’s located in North Eastern district Narsingdi, about 70 kilometers away from the Capital City of Bangladesh, Dhaka.