Your local guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel. Together, we’ll hop aboard public transport as the locals do and make our way over the historic campus of Dhaka University.
We’ll take a stroll around the campus, taking in some of its historic sights, including the beautiful Curzon building.
Then we’ll hitch a ride in a rickshaw to the old part of town to visit chok baraza, one of the biggest wholesale and retail markets in the city. After that, we’ll pay a visit to Koro Katra, which is considered one of the gateways of Dhaka .
If you’re feeling peckish, we’ll stop for a cup of tea and a local snack to keep your energy levels up!
Next up, we’ll go explore Shankhari Bazar, one of the oldest areas of the old town and the site of many historic Hindu temples — in fact, while Dhaka is primarily a Muslim city, this district has the highest concentration 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.
We will then enjoy the afternoon rush at Sadarghat waterfront. This bustling port is constantly buzzing with activity, as boats of all sizes ferry passengers and cargo along the Buriganga River.
Your tour ends here but your guide will be happy to help you organise transport back to your accommodation or somewhere else. Don’t forget to ask for tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay in Dhaka.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, local snacks/ biryani, mineral water, transport.
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.