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Dhaka: Highlights of Old Dhaka Rickshaw Tour

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Cram in all the highlights of Dhaka on this city tour leading you into the old city: along the waterfront, through markets and into the historic Shankhari Bazar district. No Dhaka tour would be complete without a ride aboard a rickshaw.
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Duration 5 hours
Starting time 1:00 PM
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  • Have a local lunch of Bengali cuisine
  • 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
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Your local guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel. Together, hop aboard public transport as the locals do and make your way over the historic campus of Dhaka University.

Take a stroll around the campus, taking in some of its historic sights, including the beautiful Curzon building.

Then, 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, pay a visit to Koro Katra, which is considered one of the gateways of Dhaka .

If you’re feeling peckish, stop for a cup of tea and a local snack to keep your energy levels up!

Next up, 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.
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 organize 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
  • Lunch and mineral water
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips/ gratuities for your guide

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Your hotel lobby.

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Important information
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• Small group of a maximum of 12 persons
• This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour
• 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

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Product ID: 82503