This Dhaka tour will lead you into the old city, where we’ll explore sites like the Kawran Bazar vegetable market, which is located close to the rail line and an excellent spot for people-watching and snapping photos. Hundreds of people come here to shop and to work, and it’ll give you a great peek into daily life in Dhaka.
We’ll then find our way over to the flower market and along the Sadarghat waterfront. This bustling port is constantly buzzing with activity, as boats of all sizes ferry passengers and cargo along the Buriganga River.
Next up, we’ll head to Ahsan Manzil, also known as the Pink Palace, which was built in the 1800s as the residential palace of the Nawab family. Today, it’s a national museum showing the history of the royal home. If the museum is open, we’ll go in and take a look around (note that the museum is closed on Thursdays — the tour will still run those days, and you’ll see the museum from the outside).
From there, we’ll go explore Shankhari Bazar, one of the oldest areas of Old Town, and the site of many historic Hindu temples — in fact, while Dhaka is primarily a Muslim city, this district has the highest concentrations of Hindus in all of Dhaka. In addition to seeing signs of local Hindu culture, you’ll also see an Armenian church from the 18th century and the spectacular Star Mosque.
And of course, because this is the city of rickshaws, we’ll include a ride as we sightsee, so you can really get a feel for local life as you take in the city’s most iconic sites!
We’ll finish up our tour with lunch at a local restaurant specialising in Chinese, Thai, Indian, and Bengali cuisines, where you can unwind with your new friends, and get any tips you need for the rest of your day in Dhaka!
Following recent safety incidents we recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Bangladesh before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page - www.intrepidtravel.com/au/travel-alerts.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, lunch and mineral water, entrance fees, transportation.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Dhaka a conservative Muslim city; therefore, it’s recommended you dress modestly (no tank tops or short shorts). As this trip includes a visit to a mosque, men and women should both have a shirt with long sleeves.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher. If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.