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Dhaka: Tour w/ Lunch & Theatre Ticket

Product ID: 82506
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Get your Dhaka 101 on this tour that has it all, from ancient history to modern architecture, Bengali cuisine to Bengali theatre. You’ll explore the old city, the waterfront, the markets and finish it all up watching a performance at the theatre.
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Duration 11 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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  • 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
  • See a traditional Bengali performance at the national theatre
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This Total Dhaka Tour will cover all the city sites, from historic landmarks to modern architecture — as well as a thrilling ride on a rickshaw, of course. Start off leading you into the old city, where you’ll explore sites like the Kawran Bazar Vegetable Market and along the Sadarghat waterfront. This bustling port is constantly buzzing with activity, as boats of all sizes ferry passengers and cargo along the Buriganga River. Pay a visit to Ahsan Manzil, also known as the Pink Palace, which was built in the 1800s as the residential palace of the Nawab family.

From there, 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 concentrations of Hindus in all of Dhaka. Fuel up partway through your adventure with lunch at a local restaurant specializing in Chinese, Thai, Indian and Bengali cuisines, before heading off to the Parliament building, also known as Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban and considered one of the world’s most significant examples of modern 20th century architecture. The stunning building was designed by famed architect Louis Khan and is one of the largest legislative complexes in the world.

From there, visit Lalbag, a 17th century Mughal fort that’s said to be a monument to the unfulfilled dreams of a prince during that time. See Dhakeshwari Temple, said to be the most important place of worship for Hindus in Bangladesh. After all that exploring, you’ll then get to relax in none other than the national theatre. This theatre is known for its cultural performances of epic Bengali love stories, and you’re going to take in a traditional stage performance that shows off Bangladesh’s culture and heritage. Most of the shows here are performed by professional drama troupes, so you’re sure to see an excellent performance. And of course, because you can’t experience the city of Rickshaws without riding on three wheels, ride a rickshaw through the city streets, giving you a true taste of local life in Dhaka.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Lunch and mineral water
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • Theatre ticket
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips/ gratuities for your guide

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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 is recommended for you to 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: 82506