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Dhaka travel guide, Bangladesh

 
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DHAKA CITY TOUR (HALF DAY)
Normally this tour will be in the morning and will last 3-4 hours.
On this tour our experienced guide will show you
a little bit of this fast growing city. However, due to the
lack of time and the traffic situation,
it will be restricted within the main city area only.
The trip will include visits to some well-known places
like Sadarghat (river front), Nawab’s (King’s) Palace which
is also known as Ahsan Manzil or ‘Pink Palace’,
Lalbagh Fort, Star Mosque, Armenian Church, Dhakeswari
Temple, National Parliament Building, National Museum
and Freedom Fighters Museum.
If you wish, we can organise this trip with the help
of bicycle rickshaw. In that case, a small group is preferable.
The price will be the same as above.

Price per adult : USD 25, Price per Child: USD 15


To operate this trip we need minimum 3 adults

Full Day Sigtseeing of Dhaka City & Sonargaon/Savar
This tour will be for the whole day and will include
a light lunch. The first part of this tour will be
the same as mentioned above (refer to HALF DAY sightseeing).

After completion of the morning session, and a quick
lunch in a fast food restaurant, our experienced guide will
take you out of the city. You may go to either Savar,
about 20 Km. north-west of Dhaka and the
National Martyr’s Monument. This 50m high and
beautifully kept structure was built as memorial
to the millions who died in the struggle for
independence in 1971. Or, to Sonargaon (means Golden City),
25 Km. to the east, which was the country’s first capital
from the 13th to the early 17th century. In its prime time,
besides being the capital of the region this was
a important river port, an important centre for the
manufacture and export of the famous muslin cloth
one of the main export item of Bengal in those days.

Although, except for several mosques, a bridge,
a few tombs & stupas nothing remains of the
original city. still you will find much to see there.
In addition there is a well maintained Folk Art Museum
worth visiting. Back to Dhaka late in the afternoon.


Price per adult : USD 35, Price per Child: USD 20


To operate this trip we need minimum two adults.

Cruise On Meghna River & visit Sonargaon
You board on our wooden cruising boat 'S.B. Kheya'
to join this adventure. Explore the remote
island villages that are only accessible by boat.
Know their lifestyle. Stop at any island in the middle
of river, swim and have more fun. Enjoy the Hilsha fishing
and the activities of villagers. If you wish, you can
also visit a weaving village. On way back, visit Sonargaon,
which was the first capital of Bengal (13th to 17th century).
A traditional Bangladeshi or Chinese food will
be served at lunch on boat.Depart Dhaka at 9 am from
your nominated pick up point. You will board to the boat
at Bouddhar Bazaar, which is 27 km from Dhaka and
takes about an hour to reach. Leave the boat at around 4 pm.
We will drop you at your residence at 05.30 in the evening.

Price per adult : USD 30, Price per Child: USD 20

To operate this trip we need minimum six adults and for exclusive booking we need minimum fifteen adults.

Cruise On Ganges
Leave Dhaka at 9 am for Maowa Ghat to cruise on the most
Holy River of Indian sub-continent. The journey will take
a bit more than an hour. After boarding the
Specially build boat, cruise down the Ganges and
enjoy the view of the River. It is fantastic,
especially during the early hours. Small little fishing
boats and the row of green trees along the
bank disappeared into misty distance as they followed
the curve of the River. A full morning exploring the
riverside lifestyle, visiting a village, meeting the villagers.
Before having a traditional Bangladeshi lunch on the boat,
free for swimming and exploring the surrounding area.
Leave the boat at 4 pm and arrive here at Dhaka in the evening.


Price per adult : USD 55, Price per Child: USD 35

To operate this trip we need minimum six adults
and for exclusive booking we need minimum Fifteen adults.

Full Day River Cruise on Shitalakhsma River
After pick-up, you will drive to Demra Ghat, which is
about 15 km east of Dhaka. On arrival there,
board our boat. Immediately the cruising on Shitalakhya
river will begin and. Tea / coffee with cakes or cookies served.

After about 1-1½ hours, the boat will reach a place -
called Murapara. Here you can visit an old Zamindar’s palace
now converted into a college. Also here is a jute mill
which you can visit. For that you need to inform
us early. The cruising will continue northward for
another hour before turning back. At this stage, if you wish,
the boat will stop and you can go for a swim.
At around 13:00 the lunch will be served.
Generally on Friday we serve continental food, on Saturday
Chinese food and on Monday Bangladeshi food.
For drinking we serve, mineral waters. Cold soft drinks
will be available on payment. On this cruise you should
easily see the Gangetic Dolphins.
On way back we shall serve you tea / coffee with cookies
before stopping, at Noapara village to show the
traditional and famous Jamdanee weaving. It is also possible
for you to buy pieces of Jamdanee cloths here as a souvenir.

You will then return back to Demra and from there drive back to Dhaka


Price per adult : USD 40, Price per Child: USD 25

To operate this trip we need minimum six adults and for exclusive booking we need minimum fifteen adults.
Full Day Sightseeing & River Cruise
This is an intensive sightseeing and river-cruising program.
This tour is ideal for those with limited time
to spare The first part of this trip will be similar
to half day s/s, but a bit short. Following this,
at approximately 12:30, you will arrive at Demra Ghat
and board the boat.Immediately the cruise on
Shitallkhya River will start and the lunch served.
At Murapara, you may visit the olld Zamindar’s palace.
On the way back tea/coffee with cakes will be served
before stopping at Noapara village to show you the
traditional and famous Jamdanee weaving.
After that we cruise back to Demra and drive from
there Dhaka. Arrive Dhaka late in the afternoon.

Price per adult : USD 65, Price per Child: USD 40
To operate this trip we need minimum six adults and
for exclusive booking we need minimum twenty five adults.


Evening River Cruise with Dinner
Normally this trip will begin around 16:00.
After pick-up drive to Demra and board the boat .
Immediately the cruising on the Shitalakhya River will begin.
After about 15-20 minutes cruising the boat
will arrive Noapara village and stop. Here you may go
to watch the weaving of the famous Jamdanee,
a special kind of textile unique in Bangladesh.
It will be possible for you to buy pieces of Jamdanee
cloths here as a souvenir. After that, the cruising
will continue and we shall serve tea/coffee with cookies.
After cruising for an hour the boat will anchor at a nice
place for you to enjoy the evening or take a swim in the river.


At around 19:30 dinner will be served. For your drinking needs
we shall provide mineral water.
Cold soft drinks will be available on payment.

Around 20:00 the boat will start it’s return journey.
You will cruise back Demra at around 21:30 and from
here drive back to Dhaka.


Price per adult : USD 65.00

To operate this trip we need minimum six adults and
for exclusive booking we need minimum fifteen adults.

Hotline for Information: 00 88-01715093412; expeditions.bangladesh@gmail.com

Address:
Pan pacific Sonargaon hotel, level-112

Price:
US$20.00

Opening Hours:
09:00 to 06:00 pm

How to get there:
107, kazi nazrul islam avenue, Dhaka-1215.

 
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