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Old Dhaka Discovery Day Tour

  • Explore the many landmarks of Old Dhaka on this full-day trip
  • See Dhaka sights such as Parliament House, Dhakeswari Temple, and Lalbag Fort
  • Enjoy a cornucopia of street food at a temporary market held during Ramadan (seasonal)
Old Dhaka Discovery Day Tour
From US$ 75.00
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Old Dhaka Discovery Day Tour
From US$ 75.00
Explore Old Dhaka’s mix of historic sights and vibrant culture during this 10-hour day trip. Get a look at landmarks like the Dhaka Parliament House, Dhakeswari Temple, Lalbag Fort, and Star Mosque, plus much more. Depending on the season and trip timing, you’ll also get to explore Dhaka’s local markets and take a boat ride. Lunch, entrance fees, and air-conditioned vehicle transport are included.
What to Expect
Get picked up from your Dhaka hotel via an air-conditioned vehicle. You’ll be transferred first to the Dhaka Parliament House, a historic building designed by American architect Louis Khan.

From 9:30 until 11:30am, you'll explore Dhakeswari Temple at Dhaka University, a frequent gathering place for Dhaka Hindus. Then proceed to Star Mosque, an appropriately-named Muslim center that’s adorned with stars, and an Armenian Orthodox Church, stopping by the National Museum en route.

Stop for a lunch of local Bangladeshi cuisine midday, after which you’ll proceed to Lalbag Fort and then to Dhaka’s port area, also known as “Sadarghat.” If there's time, board a boat for a glimpse of daily life for those living along the river.

For visitors taking the trip during Ramadan, head next to a vibrant street food market that held in the short window of time before sunset and after sunset. For those not visiting during Ramadan, explore Banga Bazaar, where you can hire a horse cart ride or investigate the Nilkhet book market. Finish the day with a drop-off back at your Dhaka hotel.
Reviews (11)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great day in Dhaka

Had a great time exploring Dhaka - my tour guide Sabbir was wonderful and really welcomed me to the city, as well as being very knowledgable about the history of Dhaka and of Bangladesh.

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 26 May 2018
An Authentic Dhaka Experience

I booked a Dhaka City Tour with DeshGhuri the night before the tour and they were very accommodating. My guide, Pavel, provided lots of information on the city and the sites while the driver, Sattar, was fantastic in navigating the crazy Dhaka traffic. I was...More

1  Thank Joe_SF_94114
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

It’s a good tour to see the Old Dhaka. The tour guid is knowledgeable, learned some history and culture of Bangladesh from him.

Thank Eva C
Sajjat M, Owner at Deshghuri - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you for visiting old Dhaka with Deshghuri. Hope to you will explore more of Bangladesh.

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Fantastic day exploring old Dhaka with excellent guide

I took 3 excursions with Deshghuri tours, all were exceptional. The guides friendly and knowledgeable and full of enthusiasm for their country. I could never has seen this much on my own and with these guides (Sajjat, Badu and Pavel) I felt I really experienced...More

Thank mocona
Sajjat M, Owner at Deshghuri - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you for being here and choosing us to travel around. It was a privilege meeting with you. We hope to find you back in Bangladesh to explore more of its hidden jam ...

Reviewed 18 January 2018
very nice day tour

Dhaka is such a vibrant city, there is so much to see and I don't regret having taken a guide to show me around. I had a very nice experience with my guide Badal, who managed everything despite traffic, showed me all major monuments, shared...More

Thank MathildeKtm
Sajjat M, Owner at Deshghuri - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thank you for being here and having the fair after initial miscommunication. We really feel thankful that you allowed us to show you around Dhaka. Best regards.

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