Xplore Old Dhaka

8 Hours

Old Dhaka is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known for its narrow streets, ancient mosques and temples, and bustling markets. Visitors can explore the Lalbagh Fort, the Ahsan Manzil, and the Dhakeshwari Temple. They can also go shopping in the many markets, such as the Naya Paltan Market and the Chawkbazar.


Dhaka City Sightseeing Tour

Discover the vibrant and lively capital city of Bangladesh on our unforgettable day tour. Explore the top attractions of both New and Old Dhaka, including the National Assembly Building, Lalbagh Fort, Ahsan Manzil (Pink Palace), Star Mosque, Armenian Church, and more.

Experience the local lifestyle and culture by walking and riding a rickshaw through the narrow backstreets of Old Dhaka. Hop on a rowing boat to enjoy the busy activities of the Sadarghat waterfront.

This tour is the perfect way to experience all that Dhaka City has to offer. It is our most popular day tour package and covers a large number of sights and activities to provide you with an authentic experience of the hectic city, especially Old Dhaka. You will also get to taste some of its authentic food that you won’t find in your hotel restaurant.

Our Dhaka City Tour package can be booked at any time of the year. You can join an already scheduled tour with others, book a group tour on your preferred date, or book a private tour just for you. Contact us now for a detailed itinerary of the tour.

Important Notes

Dhaka City Tour is available to book year-round, any day of the week.

All the sites on this Dhaka sightseeing tour will remain open on Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Ahsan Manzil will be closed on Thursday and open after 03.00 pm on Friday. Lalbagh Fort will be closed on Sunday and open after 02.00 pm on Monday. The rest of the sites will remain open seven days a week.

There will be a heavy rush of local tourists at Ahsan Manzil on Friday afternoon, being the weekend.

Ahsan Manzil and Lalbagh Fort will remain closed on public holidays. You can look at them from the outside, though, during these days.

Dhaka was officially ranked as the second least livable city in the world. There could be incredible traffic in Dhaka sometimes when everything stops at every intersection. You could be stopped in the same place for a long time without even moving. Traffic is lighter on Friday and Saturday mornings, being weekends (which is also changing in recent years).

Be prepared to walk a lot on this tour, and wear shoes accordingly. You need to remove shoes to enter the mosques and temples on the tour.


  • Taste some authentic Bangladeshi food at a local restaurant.
  • Walk on the backstreets of Old Dhaka and experience its hustle and bustle.
  • Enjoy a rickshaw ride on the narrow streets of old Dhaka, where cars can’t reach.
  • Visit the key tourist sights, attractions, and activities of both the New and Old Dhaka.
  • Experience the activities of Dhaka’s busy waterfront on a rowing boat in the Buriganga River.

What attractions will travelers see?

Karan Bazar, a wholesale vegetable and fish market, offers a captivating sight during the bustling morning rush hours, making it a prime location for photography enthusiasts. Similar to the renowned fish markets in Thailand and Bangkok, Karan Bazar's intriguing fish market is situated along a train track, adding an extra element of fascination to explore. It is an enthralling destination worth discovering.
How much time do travelers typically spend here?
1 Hour

The Morning Flower Market in Dhaka is a sight to behold. The market is open early in the morning, and it is filled with a riot of colors and festivity. The stalls are overflowing with fresh flowers of all shapes and sizes, and the air is filled with the sweet smell of blossoms. It is a truly magical experience to wander through the market and take in the sights and sounds.

The best time to visit the market is between 7:00 and 8:00 AM. This is when the market is at its busiest, and you will be able to see the full range of flowers that are available. You will also be able to experience the hustle and bustle of the market at its peak.

If you are looking for a unique and memorable experience in Dhaka, we highly recommend visiting the Morning Flower Market. It is a truly special place, and you will not be disappointed.

How much time do travelers typically spend here?
30 Minutes

Curzon Hall is a beautiful building in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was built in 1904 in a blend of Mughal and colonial styles. The building was originally intended to be a town hall, but it was later converted into a library and then a part of the school of science of Dhaka University. The hall is named after Lord Curzon, who was the Viceroy of India at the time of its construction.

How much time do travelers typically spend here?
30 Minutes

Shadhinata Songram Vashkorjo Chottor, or the Freedom Struggle Sculpture Square, is located inside Dhaka University. It is home to a number of impressive sculptures of national and international leaders, including Indira Gandhi, George Harrison, Muammar Gaddafi, and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

How much time do travelers typically spend here?
30 Minutes

Dhakeshwari Temple is the National Hindu Temple of Bangladesh. It is state-owned, giving it the distinction of being the country's most important Hindu place of worship. The name “Dhakeshwari” means “Goddess of Dhaka”.

How much time do travelers typically spend here?
30 Minutes

Lalbagh Fort is a beautiful and historic Mughal fort located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was built in 1678 AD by Mughal Prince Muhammad Azam Shah, the son of Emperor Aurangzeb. The fort was never completed, but it still remains an impressive testament to Mughal architecture.

How much time do travelers typically spend here?
1.30 Hours

The Star Mosque (Bengali: Tara Masjid; also known as Tara Masjid) is a beautiful mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was built in the first half of the 19th century and expanded in the early 20th century. The mosque is decorated with glittering mosaic work, and it is still used for prayers. Visitors can also visit the mosque outside of prayer times, but female visitors are required to follow the Muslim dress code, which includes wearing a full-length robe and a head scarf.

How much time do travelers typically spend here?
30 Minutes

Ahsan Manzil, famously known as the Pink Palace, stands as a captivating landmark nestled amidst the historic cityscape, right alongside the banks of the River Buriganga. Its awe-inspiring architecture initially draws visitors, but it is the palace's rich history that truly captivates them. Ahsan Manzil serves as a testament to the opulent lifestyle of the Nawab dynasty, showcasing the economic prosperity it experienced during its early days as a trading hub for French merchants. Subsequently, it became the residence of Khwaja Abdullah following the English-French conflict in the 18th century. With the addition of new structures and thoughtful renovations, this magnificent monument has transformed into the iconic Pink Palace that attracts countless visitors today.

How much time do travelers typically spend here?
1 Hours

Situated on the southern bank of the Buriganga River, Sadarghat Central River Port emerges as one of the most vibrant and dynamic places in Dhaka. Within this bustling locale lies the Sadarghat Launch Terminal, a sprawling river port renowned for its sheer size. Each day, approximately 200 passenger launches, both large and small, depart and arrive at this terminal. Astoundingly, the terminal witnesses an average of 30,000 people utilizing its services for arrivals and departures on a daily basis. A visit to this place immerses you in a world of organized chaos, where you can witness sights that are truly unparalleled.

How much time do travelers typically spend here?
1 Hours


What's included

  • 1. Private tour
  • 2. Professional guide
  • 3. 500ml Bottled water
  • 4. All Entry/Admission
  • 5. Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 6. Traditional Pulling Rickshaw Ride
  • 7. Traditional Wooden Rowboat Ride
  • 8. Tour with vast local information
  • 9. Walking tour through small narrow streets around the old town
  • 10. Mode of Transportation: Car, Took Took, Pulling Rickshaw, Wooden Rowboat
  • 11. Make a stop for tea and a local snack of bakarkhani (a traditional cookie) and tea.

What's excluded

  • 1. Tips
  • 2. Gratuities
  • 3.Any kind of Medici
  • 4. Infant meals not included
  • 5. Any Expenses which is not mentioned.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will too, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, a hot water facility could be free at a lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. The Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. The Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during the offseason.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For the Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.


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