Avijatrik: Dhaka City Walking Tour: Experience History & Culture in Bangladesh

Dhaka City Walking Tour: Experience History & Culture in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Avijatrik

Social Enterprise

1 day
From$107 USDper person

Avijatrik is a social enterprise dedicated to fostering community development through sustainable tourism in Bangladesh.

Tour Highlights

  • Take a historical journey through Dhaka while supporting community development in Bangladesh.
  • Enjoy local street food and authentic Mughal dishes in old Dhaka.
  • Visit the landmarks of Lalbagh and Ahsan Fort, witnessing part of the incredible history of this continent.

Tour revenue will be invested in the economic and social development of local communities.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    Flexible

  • Duration

    1 day

  • Good For

    Adults, Children, Families, Youth, Professionals, People with disabilities

  • Languages

    English, Bengali/Bangla, Japanese

  • Weather

    Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 10

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable clothes

Tour Description

Explore one of the largest and oldest cities in the world! Dhaka - the city of magic - will amaze you with thousands of years of history, delicious food, and its people’s unique lifestyle. The capital and the largest city in Bangladesh, Dhaka is one of the world’s most populated cities, with 17 million people living in the Greater Dhaka Area. It is also the third most densely populated city in the world, lying along the east bank of the Buriganga River in the heart of the Bengal delta. The city is the economic, cultural and political center of Bangladesh and a microcosm of the entire country, with diverse religious and ethnic communities.

Your tour begins at 8 AM. Journey first to the old capital Sonargaon. After exploring the history of this area, enjoy a local meal in old Dhaka. After lunch, visit Lalbagh Fort & Ahsan Monjil at 2 PM. Lalbagh Fort is an incredible 17th-century complex consisting of incomplete fortification walls and a central cluster of buildings. Nearby, Ahsan Monjil is the beautiful former residential palace of the Nawab of Dhaka, an important figure during the colonial era. After touring these beautiful and historic sites, take a street food walking tour in old Dhaka at 7 PM. Indulge in the diversity of street food the city has to offer! Finally, end your adventure with dinner at 10 PM.

1 Visitor Review

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    Jessica Nabongo ●  Mar 30, 2018

    The visit with Avijatrik was interesting. Our guide Mani was awesome, very friendly, and incredibly knowledgeable. Dhaka is quite hectic so having a local to take you around is absolutely imperative. I am super glad that we had Mani to show us around because as a city, Dhaka it is quite intimidating and if we didn’t have him as a guide we probably would not have experienced the city as we did. We ate great food, took tuk tuk rides down crowded streets and even got to board a ship that was heading to the south of the country. All in all it was a eye opening and thrilling experience.

Tour Start Address

Dhaka River Port, Dhaka, Bangladesh

How To Get There

Pick-up and drop-off from anywhere within Dhaka city is included.

More About Avijatrik

Mission

To create a marketplace of community and sustainable tourism initiatives in Bangladesh, so every household can benefit from tourism.

Main Programs

  • Developing tour packages with existing initiatives

  • Creating new local entrepreneurs in tourism

  • Selecting hosts for the homestay program

  • Providing financial and other support to hosts

  • Providing tour guide training to local people

  • Helping underdeveloped rural communities build community tourism projects

  • Working with NGOs working for community development, eco-tourism and related projects

Awards & Recognition

YY Gosthi
Partner