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Daylong River Cruise Around Dhaka

Price $111 1 Day
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Daylong River Cruise Around Dhaka

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Daylong River cruise is very refreshing and a backwater cruise through rivers around Dhaka makes the day charming. Whether sailing on the Bay of Bengal or traversing the marshlands, boats are ubiquitous throughout Bangladesh. A daylong river cruise to the Shitalakha River is an opportunity to relax with friends and family on a cozy boat. Journey through the beautiful landscape, the panorama of riverside activities, some old heritage sites, local craft and traditional textile visits, along with tea, coffee, snacks and freshly prepared local food for lunch, makes the day exciting. The boat is within 35 km (1 to 1.5 hours driving) distance from Dhaka city. We are flexible to start the trip earlier than the scheduled time. We need a minimum of 6 adults or equivalent payments to operate this trip.

Dhaka’s extensive river system supports life. Buriganga, Turag, Shitalakkhya, and other waterways have shaped the city’s history and culture for millennia. A daylong river cruise lets you experience this dynamic riverine culture and escape the city’s hustle and bustle.

River Rhythm
The river comes alive with sights and noises as the boat sails. The boat’s hull lapping provides a relaxing symphony. As the ship navigates the busy waterways, Dhaka’s famous bridges pass overhead, offering a unique view of the city’s architecture.

Historic Landmarks
River cruises offer stunning views of historical landmarks. From your perch, you may view centuries-old structures that shaped the region’s history. These old monuments’ tales captivate you.

Natural Harmony
The river hides several natural locations in the city. Greenery surrounds you as the boat passes through these locations. These areas are a birdwatcher’s paradise with a wide range of avian species.

Local Food
Local gastronomy is a feature of the daylong voyage—Hilsha fish curry and panta bhat are delicious riverine meals. On-deck refreshments and snacks keep you energized for the ride.

Community Engagement
River cruises connect riverside villages. As you land, the villagers embrace you with affection. Engaging with locals, learning about their lifestyles, and even partaking in their everyday activities create memorable experiences.

Calm Moments
The cruise has exciting and peaceful moments. The stunning scenery calms you as the boat glides. It’s time for reflection, relaxation, and inner calm away from city life.

Taking Pictures
You need a camera to capture this incredible journey. Travelers’ and crew members’ photography advice help you capture the river’s beauty and the journey’s adventures.

Embracing Sunset
The sunset colors the sky orange and purple. This stunning landscape is reflected in the river.

Returning to City
With the sun setting, it’s time to return to the city, but with a sense of nostalgia for the day well spent. This daylong river trip leaves memories that make you want to return to the riverfront.

Dhaka Daylong River Cruise FAQs

Q1. Is the river cruise for all ages? Absolutely! The all-ages daylong river tour is perfect for families, couples, and lone travelers.

Q2. When is the river cruise best? The river trip is best enjoyed from October to March when the weather is pleasant for outdoor activities.

Q3. Are cruise meals vegetarian? Yes, cruise operators offer vegetarian meals.

Q4. Do boats have life jackets? All passengers receive life jackets for safety and comfort.

Q5. Can I take cruise photos with locals? Certainly! Locals welcome guests. Before snapping pictures, always ask permission.

Prepare for a thrilling Dhaka river adventure. Book a daylong river trip now to experience this intriguing city’s beauty and culture.

Our special cruising vessels are locally made wooden /metal boats with typical Bangladeshi style. The boat has an inner deck with some beds/ cabins to relax and seating facilities on the upper and front deck. The boats are with western bathrooms facility. Keeping the guests and crew safe is the highest priority. Therefore, we are equipped with sufficient safety vests onboard for any emergency.

For your own comfort, we request you to carry minimum luggage. However, we suggest you carry the following items: Towel or Gamcha | Umbrella or Raincoat | Suitable Clothes | Camera & charged batteries | Mosquito repellent | Suntan lotion | walking shoes & Sandals | Swimming gear| Reading material | Board Games.

  • The trip as per itinerary
  • All transfers by reserved AC vehicles as per itinerary
  • Tea, coffee, morning and afternoon snacks, and freshly prepared lunch on board
  • All entrance fees
  • Expert English-speaking guide all the way

Personal expenses, gratuities, any activity not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Your hotel/ residence (anywhere in Dhaka city)
  • Departure Time
    8:00 AM (pickup time may change according to the location of your hotel/ residence)
  • Return Time
    5:30 PM or later; depending on your interests and the traffic situation
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, closed shoes, hat. Warm jacket during the winter (November to February). Raincoat/ umbrella during the rainy season (May to August). Full sleeves are always necessary while visiting any religious place, mosque, temple, church or a trip during Ramadan.
Pickup and departure at 8:00 AM from your hotel/ residence
An expert guide and chauffeur will come to meet you at 8:00 AM in your hotel/residence and drive towards Shimulia Ghat (besides the Kanchon Bridge) via 300 feet road.
Between 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Here the leisurely river cruise on the Shitalakhya River commences. Embark on our traditional yacht you can relax, enjoy the morning tea/coffee with light snacks. Keep an eye on the river, and you may catch a glimpse of the Ganges River dolphin!
10:30 AM
The boat will anchor at Noapara, famous for the traditional Jamdani Saree weaving. You are welcome to watch the magic fingers at work. If you are interested, you may buy a souvenir directly from the weaver.
11:30 AM
The boat will halt for a visit of the old Zamindar's palace at Murapara. Playing football within our group in Murapara school field for some time, please bring your equipment if you want to play cricket. You are welcome to go for a refreshing swim in the river, as the water is fresh here.
Around 1:30 PM
Freshly prepared lunch will be served on board, and continue cruising towards the northern direction as long you enjoy. Ongoing riverside activities are interesting. We may go for an afternoon walk along the river bank through the agricultural fields to experience semi-urban village life.
Around 3:30 - 4 PM
Tea, coffee would be served along with some snacks; please help yourself.
Around: 4–5 PM
After cruising back to Kanchon (at the end of 300 feet road, adjacent to Kanchon Bazar), disembarking at Shimulia Ferry terminal. Avail of the awaiting reserved transport for a transfer to your hotel/ residence.

Tour Location

Shitalakha River


  • Eric Maria | Lucerne, Switzerland

    April 1, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Memorable Excursion
    Mar 2019 • Friends
    Seldom had a Guide which was so forthcoming and open. Became friends immediatly. Highly suggested.
    kindly regards

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