- duration 5 hours
- tour type Group
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Explore the old quarter of Dhaka and see some of the city’s most iconic historic sites
- Visit the Sadarghat waterfront — quite possibly the busiest river port you’ve ever seen!
- Hop aboard a rickshaw and ride on three wheels through the city’s narrow, busy streets
- Have a local lunch of Bengali cuisine
According to old records there were a total of 37 rickshaws on the streets of Dhaka in 1941, oh how times have changed! Numbers have now reached over a million and are still climbing, giving Dhaka its nickname as the city of rickshaws. Therefore, no visit to the city would be complete without a rickshaw ride. Along the way we’ll see historic sights, colonial architecture and locals going about their daily business. We’ll also take time to see the bustling sadargaht river port (quite possibly the busiest river port you’ve ever seen).
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.
- Local English-speaking guide
- Local snacks/ biryani
- Mineral water
- Additional food and drinks
- souvenirs and items of a personal nature
- tips/gratuities for your guide.
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Cancellation for this Old Dhaka Rickshaw Tour tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.Payment
For any tour departures within 05 December 2020, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 05 December 2020, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Old Dhaka Rickshaw Tour tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Old Dhaka Rickshaw Tour tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.Meeting start point :
Your hotel lobby.Meeting end point :
At the Sadarghat Water Front.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
- This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.