Half Day Tour of Old Dhaka
$44 per person
Dhaka – the city of life, has an exciting history and rich cultural heritage. Dhaka city still has a name for its exotic culinary and cuisine. Royal Bengal Tours welcomes you to explore this chaotic town and earn a unique and unforgettable memory.
The National Parliament building visit is a unique experience for general tourists as well as for architects around the world. Bangladesh shows an enormous body of architecture from different periods.
Our trips are specially designed to meet people and explore more of life and culture, rather than just visiting the tourist sites and museums. This trip will drive you through the insights of old Dhaka, where usually a tourist would not find it by themselves or even by many locals.
A half-day trip to Old Dhaka is a very brief introduction to the life and culture of the old part of Dhaka city. It often happens that many businesses and transit travellers have some lazy hours before or after the meeting, workshop, or flight. This trip can be the best use of time with an outstanding experience. As local experts, we know our city very well to give you the best. Just give us a call, we can always work out some plans anywhere in this city according to your convenience. A solo traveller can have an opportunity to make this trip by motorbike.
- Basic Plan
Per person trip price starts from
- 1 PAX – 118
- 2 PAX – 70
- 4 PAX – 50
- 6+ PAX – 44
DepartureThis tour starts from your residence/hotel or from any agreed points anywhere in Dhaka city.
Departure TimeWe are very flexible with the starting time of this trip. Pickup time would actually depend on the location of your hotel/residence.
Dress CodeCasual, 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.
IncludedAC vehicle with experienced chauffeur for sightseeing and transfersAll entrance fees and local permitsAll Museum TicketsAll rickshaw/ cycle / boat / local transportsBottled water, soft drinks and seasonal fruits during the sightseeingExpert English-Speaking GuideTrip as per itineraryTypical Souvenir
Not IncludedAccommodation in twin sharing basis as per itineraryAll air, bus, train and launch tickets as per itineraryAny activity not mentioned in the itinerary.DinnerGratuitiesLocal guide/ escort/ experts/ academicsLunchPersonal expenses
Kristian B | Sofia, Bulgaria
Old Dhaka with an expert guide
Feb 2018 • Solo
I have contacted Royal Bengal Tours for an organized half day photography tour of old Dhaka. I had the chance to be the only candidate for this day a bit out of season, and I benefited from the whole availability of Jewel, whose name is not by chance. This guy loves his city, knows everything about it, speaks excellent English and has the rare talent to understand the type of person he has in front. He discussed in advance all his proposals for the itinerary and he shaped for me the perfect tour for stunning images of the colorful reality of this devastating city. Strongly recommended!
Noortje B Utrecht | The Netherlands
Oct 2018 • Couples
We had a morning tour to Old Dhaka with Munna, who was very knowledgeable, friendly and spoke very good English. He took us on a rowing boat across the river and we saw the way ships are being renewed which was impressive. We also saw some of the other highlights. We felt the price was quite high for a half day tour considering local prices, however we had a good time. Munna took good care of us. Thanks!
Novice Trekker | Xanthi, Greece
Wonderful City Tour
Oct 2018 • Solo
With a long layover in Dhaka, the morning of my arrival, I called Bengal City Tours. Jewel, the owner, went above and beyond the call of duty, arranging everything for me at the last minute. Rocky, my tour guide, met me at the airport, and he and the driver Zolil took me on a fascinating tour of the city. Rocky was very knowledgable and speaks 100% perfect English. Thank you Jewel!
Eileen1606 | Edinburgh, UK
Fantastic Half Day Tour
Nov 2018 • Solo
I had a fantastic personal half day tour of Dhaka arranged when I had a long stopover between flights. Jewel put together an itinerary to show me the best bits of Dhaka and ‘Me-too’ was an enthusiastic and informative guide on the day. I was well looked after throughout the tour and would thoroughly recommend Royal Bengal Tours to anyone visiting Dhaka.
Lawrence K | Seattle, WA
Wonderful Half Day Tour of Old Dhaka with Mithu!
Dec 2018 • Solo
I called Jewel at Royal Bengal Tours in Dhaka and he immediately arranged for a custom half-day tour of Old Dhaka for me with a car, driver, and fantastic tour guide named Mithu, who spoke beautiful English and was a well informed and expert guide. He took me where I wanted to go, suggested additional interesting stops, explained everything in a great, easy going style. Not too much talk, not too little. Perfect. When he learned of my particular interest in aquarium fish, he took me to visit a series of aquarium shops. He was very attuned to my preferences and was responsive and supportive. He even followed up with additional info by email. A true professional.
Brilliant half-day intro to Old Dhaka!
Jan 2020 • Friends
I can’t say enough good about our tour guide Jewel. He was so organized and kind and knowledgable about every detail (and welcomed aaaall our questions). He even fit us in at the last minute. We learned SO much and got a (literal) delicious taste of the market. You’ll tour through places you never could find on your own. Lots of walking and be prepared for many different smells! Great option if you can’t fit in a full-day experience. You haven’t really seen Dhaka until you do this tour! Thank you Royal Bengal Tours! You made my visit!