This Total Dhaka tour will cover all the city sights, from historic landmarks to modern architecture — and we’ll throw in a thrilling ride on a rickshaw too to help you immerse yourself in local life! This is a combo of two of our top Dhaka tours: Old Dhaka Rickshaw Tour and Morning Markets Sightseeing Adventure.
We’ll start off by leading you into the old part of the city, where we’ll explore sites like the Kawran Bazar vegetable market and the Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban (Parliament building) considered to be one of the world’s most significant examples of modern, 20th-century architecture. The stunning building was designed by famed architect Louis Khan and is one of the largest legislative complexes in the world.
From there, we’ll the university of Dhaka , the oldest and still the best educational centre in Bangladesh. We’ll take a wander around the campus, admiring historic gems like Curzon Hall, one of the country’s most exquisite examples of colonial/British fusion architecture.
Then we’ll pass by the Lalbag, a 17th-century Mughal fort that’s said to be a monument to the unfulfilled dreams of a Mughal prince. We’ll also see Dhakeshwari Temple, said to be the most important place of worship for Hindus in all of Bangladesh.
If you’re starting to feel peckish we’ve got just the thing, lunch in our favourite authentic Bangladesh Restaurant or Chinese restaurant.
After feasting on delicious local food, we’ll take the most traditional transport in the city, a rickshaw, and take a ride to old Dhaka to visit the Armenian Church. It is the oldest orthodox church in the region, built in the early 17th century and it will evoke visions of the city’s glorious past.
The Star Mosque is about 5 minutes from the church and is considered the most decorative mosque in town. It’s a beautiful building and a popular tourist attraction. We’ll swing by to check it out and take some photos.
From there, we’ll explore the 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
Our last stop will be the Sadarghat waterfront. This bustling port is constantly buzzing with activity, as boats of all sizes ferry passengers and cargo along the Buriganga River. We’ll also pay a visit to Ahsan Manzil, also known as the Pink Palace, which was built in the 1800s as the residential palace of the Nawab family.
Your tour ends here, your guide will organise transport back to your accommodation. Before you go, don’t forget to ask for tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, mineral water, lunch in a local Bangla restaurant / Chinese restaurant , entrance fees, private air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour
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.