dhaka city sightseeing and river cruise of Bangladesh Expeditions

DHAKA CITY TOUR (HALF DAY)
Normally this tour will be in the morning and will last 3-4 hours. On this tour our experienced guide will show you a little bit of this fast growing city. However, due to the lack of time and the traffic situation, it will be restricted within the main city area only. The trip will include visits to some well-known places like Sadarghat (river front), Nawab’s (King’s) Palace which is also known as Ahsan Manzil or ‘Pink Palace’, Lalbagh Fort, Star Mosque, Armenian Church, Dhakeswari Temple, National Parliament Building, National Museum and Freedom Fighters Museum.
If you wish, we can organise this trip with the help of bicycle rickshaw. In that case, a small group is preferable. The price will be the same as above.
Price per adult : USD 30, Price per Child: USD 15
 Old Dhaka trip by Ricksha Price per adult : USD 20, Price per Child: USD 10
To operate this trip we need minimum 3 adults

Full Day Sight-seeing of Dhaka City & Sonargaon / Savar
This tour will be for the whole day and will include a light lunch. The first part of this tour will be the same as mentioned above (refer to HALF DAY sightseeing).

After completion of the morning session, and a quick lunch in a fast food restaurant, our experienced guide will take you out of the city. You may go to either Savar, about 20 Km. north-west of Dhaka and the National Martyr’s Monument. This 50m high and beautifully kept structure was built as memorial to the millions who died in the struggle for independence in 1971. Or, to Sonargaon (means Golden City), 25 Km. to the east, which was the country’s first capital from the 13th to the early 17th century. In its prime time, besides being the capital of the region this was a important river port, an important centre for the manufacture and export of the famous muslin cloth one of the main export item of Bengal in those days.

Although, except for several mosques, a bridge, a few tombs & stupas nothing remains of the original city. still you will find much to see there. In addition there is a well maintained Folk Art Museum worth visiting. Back to Dhaka late in the afternoon.
Price per adult : USD 50, Price per Child: USD 30
 Economy Price per adult : USD 30, Price per Child: USD15
To operate this trip we need minimum two adults.

Cruise On Meghna River & visit Sonargaon
You board on our wooden cruising boat "S.B. Kheya" to join this adventure. Explore the remote island villages that are only accessible by boat. Know their lifestyle. Stop at any island in the middle of river, swim and have more fun. Enjoy the Hilsha fishing and the activities of villagers. If you wish, you can also visit a weaving village. On way back, visit Sonargaon, which was the first capital of Bengal (13th to 17th century). A traditional Bangladeshi or Chinese food will be served at lunch on boat.Depart Dhaka at 9 am from your nominated pick up point. You will board to the boat at Bouddhar Bazaar, which is 27 km from Dhaka and takes about an hour to reach. Leave the boat at around 4 pm. We will drop you at your residence at 05.30 in the evening.
Price per adult : USD 40, Price per Child: USD 25
 Economy Price per adult : USD 35, Price per Child: USD15 ( Minimum 02 adults )
To operate this trip we need minimum six adults and for exclusive booking we need minimum fifteen adults.

Cruise On Ganges
Leave Dhaka at 9 am for Maowa Ghat to cruise on the most Holy River of Indian sub-continent. The journey will take a bit more than an hour. After boarding the boat, cruise down the Ganges and enjoy the view of the River. It is fantastic, especially during the early hours. Small little fishing boats and the row of green trees along the bank disappeared into misty distance as they followed the curve of the River. A full morning exploring the riverside lifestyle, visiting a village, meeting the villagers. Before having a traditional Bangladeshi lunch on the boat, free for swimming and exploring the surrounding area. Leave the boat at 4 pm and arrive here at Dhaka in the evening.
Price per adult : USD 60, Price per Child: USD 35
 Economy Price per adult : USD 30, Price per Child: USD15
To operate this trip we need minimum six adults and for exclusive booking we need minimum fifteen adults.

Full Day River Cruise on sitalakhya River
After pick-up, you will drive to Demra Ghat, which is about 15 km east of Dhaka. On arrival there, board our boat. Immediately the cruising on sitalakhya river will begin and. Tea / coffee with cakes or cookies served.
After about 1-1½ hours, the boat will reach a place called Murapara. Here you can visit an old Zamindar’s palace now converted into a college. Also here is a jute mill which you can visit. For that you need to inform us early. The cruising will continue northward for another hour before turning back. At this stage, if you wish, the boat will stop and you can go for a swim. At around 13:00 the lunch will be served. Generally on Friday we serve continental food, on Saturday Chinese food and on Monday Bangladeshi food. For drinking we serve, mineral waters. Cold soft drinks will be available on payment. On this cruise you should easily see the Gangetic Dolphins.
On way back we shall serve you tea / coffee with cookies before stopping, at Noapara village to show the traditional and famous Jamdanee weaving. It is also possible for you to buy pieces of Jamdanee cloths here as a souvenir.

You will then return back to Demra and from there drive back to Dhaka
Price per adult : USD 40, Price per Child: USD 25
To operate this trip we need minimum six adults and for exclusive booking we need minimum fifteen adults.

Full Day Sightseeing & River Cruise
This is an intensive sightseeing and river-cruising program. This tour is ideal for those with limited time to spare The first part of this trip will be similar to half day s/s, but a bit short. Following this, at approximately 12:30, you will arrive at Demra Ghat and board the boat.
Immediately the cruise on River will start and the lunch served. At Murapara, you may visit the olld Zamindar’s palace. On the way back tea/coffee with cakes will be served before stopping at Noapara village to show you the traditional and famous Jamdanee weaving.
After that we cruise back to Demra and drive from there Dhaka. Arrive Dhaka late in the afternoon.

Price per adult : USD 65, Price per Child: USD 40
 Economy Price per adult : USD 40, Price per Child: USD15 ( Minimum 02 adults )
To operate this trip we need minimum six adults and for exclusive booking we need minimum ten adults.

Evening River Cruise with Dinner
Normally this trip will begin around 16:00. After pick-up drive to Demra and board the boat .Immediately the cruising on the *********** River will begin. After about 15-20 minutes cruising the boat will arrive Noapara village and stop. Here you may go to watch the weaving of the famous Jamdanee, a special kind of textile unique in Bangladesh. It will be possible for you to buy pieces of Jamdanee cloths here as a souvenir. After that, the cruising will continue and we shall serve tea/coffee with cookies. After cruising for an hour the boat will anchor at a nice place for you to enjoy the evening or take a swim in the river.

At around 19:30 dinner will be served. For your drinking needs we shall provide mineral water. Cold soft drinks will be available on payment. Around 20:00 the boat will start it’s return journey. You will cruise back Demra at around 21:30 and from here drive back to Dhaka.
Price per adult : USD 65
To operate this trip we need minimum six adults and for exclusive booking we need minimum fifteen adults.
Full Day Excursion Trip to Monamoti
This trip will begin early in the morning around 08:00, when our guide will come and pick you up from our usual pick-up points or your nominated place with a reserved transport.
Immediately you will drive to Moinamoti in Comilla. The journey will take around two and half hours time. The road is quite good. After arrival, you will have a cup of tea at the cafeteria of BARD (Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development).

After that the guide will take you out for a interesting sightseeing of this archeological site bearing old Buddhist civilization. Also you will visit the close by museum where they have preserved many excavated findings from this place.

Lunch will be offered at the cafeteria of BARD or a local restaurant. After lunch you will go to visit an old Hindu temple situated at the southern end of the city, before driving back to Dhaka.
On the way back, you will stop at Sonargaon, the old capital of Bengal for sightseeing. During 16th and 17th century this was the capital of Bengal. You can also visit the folklore museum at Sonargaon.
You will arrive back in Dhaka late in the afternoon at around 18:00.

Price per adult : USD 60 Price per child : USD 35
 Economy Price per adult : USD 30, Price per Child: USD15
To operate this trip we need minimum two adults.

Full Day Excursion Trip to a Pottery Village
This trip will begin early in the morning at around 08:00, when our guide will come and pick you up from our usual pick-up points or your nominated place with a reserved transport. Immediately you will drive to Savar (around 35 km away from Dhaka). Upon arrival, you will visit the National Martyr’s Monument.

After that your accompanied guide will take you to a nearby place called Dhamrai. This place is famous for brass artisans. The accompanied guide will take you to one of the places where you will see the artisans at work. Also you can visit the “Rath”, which is similar to the Roman Chariot. During the Bengali month “Ashar” a big festival called “Ratha Jatra” takes place here in Dhamrai.

After this you will go to have some snacks at the Joy Restaurant situated just in front of the monument, before going to the famous pottery village in Kakran. To reach this village you will have to leave the vehicle at Nayarhat and take a small ride by boat for about 20-30 minutes. The accompanied guide will make all the arrangements.

Earlier, when there was widespread use of pots & utensils made from the clay, most of the people of this village used to be potters. Now you will see that only few families are still trying to hold this profession as their living.
After spending some time in this village, you will come back to the vehicle, and drive back. You will be arriving in Dhaka at around 17:00.
Price per adult : USD 50, Price per child : USD 30
To operate this trip we need minimum two adults.
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On the first day you will go to the village from Dhaka at around 08:00 by reserved car/coach. We are offering this trip in order to introduce you to a village life in Bangladesh, where over 80% of the population resides. We have a few selected villages for this purpose. Depending upon your interest we shall select the village. The villages that we visit are all within a 1-1½ hour drive from Dhaka.
On this trip you will experience first-hand the slow and unhurried pace of rural life of a simple community that has not significantly changed its rhythm over the centuries (except for the inevitable intrusion of modern technology here and there). We shall not only help you to understand the village life but we shall also help you to communicate with the villagers in the evening. During the day, if you are contented to be an observer, you will watch, or if you prefer to get closer and more involved, you can participate, in the normal activities of the villagers like agricultural work in the field, fishing, weaving or tending cattle. We shall arrange your accommodation in the house of your home stay family. Obviously, it will be very simple but surely there will be no mechanical sound to disturb your sleep. We shall however make sure that the basic necessities are provided for you.
In the following morning you will continue to experience village life in your own way. The accompanying guide will be there to assist you in all respects. After lunch you will drive back to Dhaka.
Price per adult : USD 85 , Price per child : USD 50
 Economy Price per adult : USD 50, Price per Child: USD25
To operate this trip we need minimum 2 adults.
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