Welcome to Dhaka

Dhaka is not a quiet, retiring place. The city, bursting with nearly 17 million people (most of whom often seem to be stuck in the same traffic jam as you), is a gloriously noisy and chaotic place, bubbling with energy.It's a city that can sometimes threaten to overwhelm the casual visitor, but once you climb into the back of one of its myriad colourful cycle-rickshaws, Dhaka's charm starts to slowly reveal itself... Read More

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$100 Cultural & Theme Tours

Sonargaon Day Tour from Dhaka

Morning Start:8:00 am – 9:45 am: We will pick you up from your hotel or place of residence in Dhaka start moving towards Sonargaon (approx. 1 to 1.5 hours). 9:45 am – 10:15 am: First we will visit Goaldi Mosque built in 1519 A.D. in a village named Goaldi in Sonargaon by Mulla Hizabar Akbar Khan during the reign of Sutan Hussain Shah. 10:30 am – 11:30 am: We will go to Shadar Bari that used to be a King's palace but now is converted to Folk Art and Craft Museum and also cover the newly constructed building of folk art as well. We will travel around the campus briefly and you will experience the authentic culture and inheritance of the Bengali nation. 11:45 am – 1:00 pm: We will visit the Panam City built in 1900. Some wealthy Hindu colon business men used to live here but they left during India Pakistan partition. The rich architecture and the single road divided colonial system buildings are the highlights of the tour. Lunch : 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: We will have lunch at a local restaurant with local food that is usually a little spicy. Otherwise, please notify us after booking. 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: We will impose a unique primary school made of bamboo and is renowned for its unparalleled invention. During this period, you can meet local children and people and have a glance of their country spirit. 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: We will have a boat ride to Meghna River, one of the three major rivers that makes Bangladesh a wetland. Afternoon Return Journey: 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Drive back to hotel in Dhaka by a different path. You will savor the sunset as well as the country life.

$59 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Sonargaon Day Tour including Country Boat Trip

At 8 am, you will be picked-up from your Dhaka Hotel and drive to one of the most historic cities in Bangladesh, namely Sonargaon (The old capital of Bengal). With its magnificent ancient buildings and monuments, it is only fitting that this wonderful capital would become home to a museum that captures and preserves the traditions and culture of the people of Bangladesh. The Folk Art Museum, or Folk Art and Crafts Museum is located on a picturesque piece of land that consists of breathtaking landscapes, peaceful lakes and ponds, and of course the structures that make up the Folk Art Museum complex (Wednesday & Thursday is closed). Then enjoy a boat ride on the lake inside the foundation premises. Later on, you will go to Panam City (Panam Nagar) to see the beautifully decorated buildings constructed around the end of 18th century. You will visit Goaldi Mosque that was built in 1519. After having lunch at Sonargaon local restaurant, start for Visit a char (small river island) in the third largest River Meghna by boat. You will see traditional life of farmers in Bangladesh, enjoy the scenic beauty of the countryside, and the lifestyle of village people. By evening you will return back to Dhaka and be dropped off at Dhaka Hotel.

$50 Private & Custom Tours

Private Full Day Tour of Dhaka City

Around 8 am your guide will pick you up from your Dhaka hotel and start the Dhaka city tour covering places like the Majestic Pink Palace (Ahsan Manzil), a one-hour boat tours on the Sadarghat Buriganga River, the Lalbag Fort built in 1678 during Mughol Dynasty, Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection and the Famous Dhakeshwari Temple  (Hindu Temple), Curzon Hall, Shahid Minar, Star Mosque, Baitul Mukarram Mosque. After lunch visit the National Parliament Building. In the evening you will be returned to your hotel. The tour ends with sweet memories. Considering the heavy traffic of Dhaka city, the tour will be executed by Rickshaw and CNG Auto Rickshaw. However, if any tourist wants AC private car, one will be provided at the same cost.

$85 Private & Custom Tours

Old Dhaka City Guided Day Tour

You will be picked up at your hotel in Dhaka and start your guided full-day tour in Dhaka, an old capital city of more than 500 years old. You will visit the Lalbag Fort, that was started by Mughal prince Muhammad Azam, third son of Aurangzeb, in 1678 and it was considered to be a combination of three buildings - the mosque, the tomb of Bibi Pari and the Diwan-i-Aam. Later also visit Ahsan Manzil (Pink Palace), Sadarghat, Shakharibazar, Tara Masjid, Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection, Gurudwara Nanak Shahi, Dhakeshwari Temple, Hoseni Dalan Mosque, New Market, Nilket, Shahid Minar, Bangladesh National Museum and Dhaka University. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and, in the afternoon, take a break for some afternoon tea. After finishing the tour, we will drop you off at your hotel.If we have enough time, we will try to cover all the attractions listed above. We will show you as many tourist spots as possible.

$80 Tours & Sightseeing

Private Day Tour: Dhaka Photography

Start your day with a pickup from your central Dhaka accommodations at 8am. A professional guide will be on hand to assist you into the vehicle. Make your first stop at the Karwan Bazaar, one of the biggest wholesale markets in Dhaka. Next, head to Sadarghat and take pictures of this big river port that stands as one of the entry points into Dhaka. Move on to Dhaka University and marvel at what some would call the birth of Bangladesh's independence. Afterwards, take photos at one of the busiest areas in Dhaka City, Farmgate. Finally, pay a visit to the New Market for photos of the busy shopping area. If there is allotted time, visit places such as Rickshaw Graveyard, Baitul Mukarram Mosque, and more. Attraction visits have the potential to change based on your preferences. Break for lunch at 1:00pm, then enjoy a delicious cup of afternoon tea at 4:00pm. At the end of the day, return to your Dhaka hotel.

$75 Tours & Sightseeing

Dhaka in One Day: Highlights of Dhaka Tour

Your guide will pick you up from your Dhaka accommodations at 8am. This tour is customizable, so if there are any main attractions you want to make sure you visit, you can tell your tour operator in advance to ensure the best possible experience. Start the day at Dhaka University, which played a vital role in Bangladesh's journey to independence. There are many monuments and historical sights from this time period.  Explore locals' favorite markets and gain insight into the city's shopping culture at the New Market, Aziz Super Market, and Karwan Bazaar. *New Market and Karwan Bazaar are closed on Tuesdays, Aziz Super Market is closed on Thursdays Visit the Liberation War Museum, where you can learn about the struggle of the Bangladeshi people under the British regime and the War of Liberation in 1971. *The museum is closed on Sundays See the National Parliament, which is recognized as one of the top 100 modern architectural buildings of the world. *You will not be entering the National Parliament. Dhaka is known as the city of the rickshaw, and a rickshaw ride to see for yourself is included in your package.  A lunch of local Bangla food will be served around 1pm, and you'll stop for afternoon tea around 4pm. You will be returned to your hotel around 6pm.  Entrance to the above attractions are subject to change, as itinerary will depend on availability during date of tour.