River Cruising at Dhaka
Bangladesh is the motherland of rivers and has got more than 700 rivers, 8000 km of navigable waters ways and possibly possesses more types of boats that cruise through the country in which our souls and livelihood are strongly associated. River cruises are one of the major tourist attractions in Bangladesh which is, with the time, gaining popularity. The majestically curvy banks or the turbulent tide of rivers give our people hope and excitement to live the best out of it. This is why Bangladesh is the ideal place for short, long and languid river cruise.
This full-day river cruise offers you a chance to explore and discover the natural beauty of our rivers. The banks Shitalakhya River are having full of activities and may full fill your photographic desire. You will love to see the engine boats caring vegetables, seasonal fruits and so many. You will see fishing with different types of fishing nets and traps. Enjoy the livelihood of the people who are living at the side of the river.
08.30 – 08.30 AM: Pick up from your place Hotel/Residence.
08.30 – 08.30 AM: Our transport and guide will meet you at 8.30am, pick you up and drive you to Demra. You will be reaching at Demra in 1.5 hours from Gulshan. Here the leisurely river cruise on the Shitalakhya River commences, on board our traditional yacht you can relax, enjoy the morning tea & cake. Enjoy the panoramic beauty of Shitolakhya and experience about the riverine life of Banglades If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a Ganges River dolphin!
09.30 – 09.40 AM: Boarding on the Boat
You will be reaching at Demra in 1.5 hours from Gulshan. Here the leisurely river cruise on the Shitalakhya River commences, on board our traditional yacht you can relax, enjoy the morning tea & cake. Enjoy the panoramic beauty of Shitolakhya and experience about the riverine life of Banglades If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a Ganges River dolphin!
11.00 – 12.00 AM: Murapara Zaminder palace visit
At Demra Ghat the boat will halt for a visit to the old Zamindar’s palace was established by the founder of the Murapara Raj family named Ramratan Banerjee. This building was renovated several times, and now a days, it just lost all it’s heritage. The whole palace is converted into a educational institute in that region. There are two large ponds located at the palace premise.
01.00 – 01.40 PM: Optional Swimming activities and Lunch
Back to the boat again after half an hour cruising more you may also go for a refreshing swim in the river depending on the temperature and weather condition. During summer it is a nice activity to do swimming in the river so please bring your swimming gear if you have immense interest for swimming. Enjoy the freshly cooked lunch onboard and watch activities by the riverside.
03.30 – 04.00 PM: Visit Traditional Zamdani Sari weaving village.
On the way back we serve tea, coffee, and french fries once finished the light refreshment we will have a short visit at Nowapar Village, where the Magic fingers are weaving Traditional Jamdani sari.
04.30 – 06.00 PM: Return To Dhaka
Back to Demra and you will return to Dhaka, arriving in the late afternoon.
Reserved Airconditioned vehicle.
Sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide.
All entrance fees.
Lunch and snacks on the boat
What's not Included?
Personal expenses, and gratuities any activity not specifically mentioned in the itinerary
Lunch Menu on Board
The cruising program to any river around Dhaka
Usually, cruise is based on Shitalakkhaya River.
It is also possible to make the cruising program to any river around Dhaka, like Padma, Meghna, Burigonga & Turag.
For cruising except for Shitalakhya river, additional cost TK 7,000 will apply as a boat moving charge.
30% discount for the child: 3-10 years.
What to ware ?
As Bangladesh is a majority Muslim country and has a conservative attitude toward dress. In this regard, a modest dress is always welcomed. In the metropolitan cities western dress will not be any problem but in the rural area better to be a bit modestly dressed to receive respect from the locals.
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