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How to Spend 3 Days in Dhaka

How to Spend 3 Days in Dhaka

Dhaka is the busy, urban heart of Bangladesh, surrounded by countryside of fertile farmland and river systems. With three days in the capital, you can take in its best temples and museums and day trip into rural Bangladesh, too. Here’s how to get the most out of three days in and around Dhaka.

Day 1: Take a City Tour

Dhaka is a vibrant, exciting, and potentially confusing city, so consider a city tour to make the most of your time here without getting lost or overwhelmed. Walking tours of historic Old Dhaka can be tailored to suit your needs and interests. You can check out architectural highlights such as Lalbagh Fort, learn about Bangladeshi history at the National Museum, take a photography tour for the best shots in the right light, or eat some delicious food the way the locals do on a street-food tour. Also be sure to get out on the Buriganga River on your first day to get a different perspective on the city, perhaps on a sunset cruise that includes dinner.

Day 2: Day Trip to Sonargaon

With Dhaka under your belt, devote your second day to the ruined city of Sonargaon, southeast of Dhaka, where you can see layers of Bangladeshi history on display. Sonargaon is a photographer’s dream, and you’ll tour picturesque remnants of Hindu kingdoms, ruins from the time of the Mughal rulers, and reminders of British colonialism. Many full-day tours from Dhaka include a boat ride on the enormous Meghna River, visits to mosques and temples, and a stop at a handicrafts museum and showroom, among other places. You’ll return to Dhaka in the early evening, so have a quick dinner and get some rest for the next day’s activities. 

Day 3: Travel to the Sundarbans

Visitors to Bangladesh shouldn’t leave without making a trip to the Sundarbans, a vast mangrove forest in the delta formed by three enormous rivers—the Ganga, Brahmaputra, and Meghna—that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Given the distance from the capital, it will be necessary to stay in or near the Sundarbans overnight, so it’s best to plan a trip here at the tail end of your Dhaka stay. Many multi-day tours are all-inclusive and require you to sleep on a boat. You’ll pass through Karamjol wildlife sanctuary, the gateway to the Sundarbans and the only place Bengal tigers live in the wild. During the day, you’ll sail quietly along the many watery passages, on the lookout for tigers, saltwater crocodiles, lizards, Gangetic river dolphins, and all kinds of birdlife.

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Dhaka in One Day: Highlights of Dhaka Tour

Dhaka in One Day: Highlights of Dhaka Tour

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This full-day tour of Dhaka is ideal for first-time visitors or travelers staying in Dhaka for a short time, as it covers many of the must-see sights. Your guide will tell you all about Bangladeshi culture, and the history and present of the vibrant capital city. You have the option of customizing the itinerary to suit your individual interests and needs. Plus, enjoy a rickshaw ride, just like the locals do.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.18
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$87.18

Private Tour: Sonargaon Day Tour including Country Boat Trip

Private Tour: Sonargaon Day Tour including Country Boat Trip

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Enjoy visiting some of the most historically and culturally important sites in Bangladesh on this day tour to Sonargaon. Taking a tour is the easy way to see many sights in one day. Go on a boat ride on the Meghna River to witness traditional rural farming life. Your local guide will share a wealth of information with you, so your knowledge and understanding of Bangladesh will grow.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.03
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$141.03
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Fascinating Old Dhaka and Ship Breaking Yard Day Trip

Fascinating Old Dhaka and Ship Breaking Yard Day Trip

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Combine visits to Old Dhaka and the ship breaking yard on a single day tour. Immerse yourself in the life of the old city, traveling down the narrow winding streets in the company of a guide who knows all the hidden gems in the nooks and crannies. Visit the ship breaking yard to learn about the process and the history of the practice through guided commentary.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.77
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$95.77
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Private Day Tour: Old Dhaka Photography

Private Day Tour: Old Dhaka Photography

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Get the best possible chance of snapping amazing photos on this private photography-focused tour in Dhaka. This full-day tour takes you all around the city to multiple photogenic stops, where you'll spend time shooting and getting photography tips from your guide. Visit highlights such as the Karwan Bazaar, Farmgate, the New Market, Baitul Mukarram Mosque, and others.
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  • 8 hours
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$89.75
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$89.75

2-Day Srimangal Adventure Tour from Dhaka

2-Day Srimangal Adventure Tour from Dhaka

Spend two days exploring the Srimangal area on this extended trip from Dhaka. Planning a multi-day tour on in unfamiliar territory may be difficult on your own, but this tour makes it easy by arranging all the details. Stops include the Bangladesh Tea Research Institute, Madhabpur Lake, Khasia Tribal Village, Lowacherra National Park, and the Baikka Beel Wetland. Get to know the wetland ecosystem and learn about the local flora and fauna through guided visits and insightful commentary.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$256.42
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$256.42
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Sonargaon Day Tour from Dhaka

Sonargaon Day Tour from Dhaka

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Enjoy visiting some of the most historically and culturally important sites in Bangladesh on this day tour to Sonargaon. Taking a tour is the easy way to see many sights in one day. Go on a boat ride on the Meghna River to witness traditional rural farming life. Your local guide will share a wealth of information with you, so your knowledge and understanding of Bangladesh will grow.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.81
Price varies by group size
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$90.81
Price varies by group size