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Half Day Tour of Old Dhaka

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Price $44 Half Day (5 to 6 hours)
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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
  • $ 44
    Per person trip price starts from
    • 1 PAX – 118
    • 2 PAX – 70
    • 4 PAX – 50
    • 6+ PAX – 44
Half Day (5 to 6 hours)
  • Destination
  • Departure
    This tour starts from your residence/hotel or from any agreed points anywhere in Dhaka city.
  • Departure Time
    We are very flexible with the starting time of this trip. Pickup time would actually depend on the location of your hotel/residence.
  • 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.
  • Included
    AC vehicle with experienced chauffeur for sightseeing and transfers
    All entrance fees and local permits
    All Museum Tickets
    All rickshaw/ cycle / boat / local transports
    Bottled water, soft drinks and seasonal fruits during the sightseeing
    Expert English-Speaking Guide
    Lunch
    Trip as per itinerary
    Typical Souvenir
  • Not Included
    Accommodation in twin sharing basis as per itinerary
    All air, bus, train and launch tickets as per itinerary
    Any activity not mentioned in the itinerary.
    Dinner
    Gratuities
    Local guide/ escort/ experts/ academics
    Personal expenses
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Travel Plan:
Please take a pick from either of the plans bellow:
Plan - A: Chaos, Bazar, Local life and culture of Dhaka
This tour will include an exciting walk to Kawran Bazar, established by the Marwari trader Karwan Singh. It is a bustling hub for traders selling vegetables, fruits, fish, household items, building materials, and so much more. The agricultural produce arrives from all over Bangladesh at night and is unloaded in time for the early morning wholesale rush. Drive to Curzon Hall, the beautiful Dhaka University (DU) campus, for a nice walk. D U – country’s D.U.rst public university and D.U.ys an important role in the political movements of Bangladesh. Walking through bicycle streets, lively residential areas, carpenter streets, Hindu streets, and meeting the local craftsman and artisan is a unique and interesting part of the trip. If allowed by the time, continue to walk to Sadarghat riverfront; we may take a short country boat ride before heading home.
Plan – B: Mixture of chaos and some tourist attraction
This tour will begin with an interesting walk through Kawran Bazar – the wholesale marketplace.  Drive to Curzon Hall, the beautiful Dhaka university campus, for a short visit. Dhakeshwari Temple, the national Hindu temple in the country. Lalbagh Forth represents the Mughal’s footprint that hosts many local tourists for a short outing with friends and family. Continue to drive to the parliament (from outside), the architectural masterpiece of Lui I Kahn. If we are allowed by the time, we may take a short visit to a nearby Behari camp. Drive back to hotel/residence.    

Tour Location

In this old Dhaka half day trip you will first visit Kawran Bazar, the university of Dhaka and walk through the back streets of old Dhaka, and if time permits a short boat trip on Burigonga River.
   

Comments:

  • Kristian B | Sofia, Bulgaria

    February 1, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    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

    October 3, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Good time
    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

    October 9, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    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

    November 5, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    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

    December 1, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    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.

  • Vanessa P

    January 24, 2020 at 10:18 am

    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!

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