Paddle Wheel Steamer Tour

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Facilities


  • Wifi

  • Hotel

  • Transfer

  • Transport

  • Site Seeing

  • Guide

  • First Aid

  • Meal
  • Photo Gallery

Price: Starting from $227 USD* /per pax

Duration: 03 Days, 02 Nights
Attractions Dhaka Day Tour, Rocket Steamer, and 60 Dome Mosque
Area Covered Dhaka, Bagerhat, and Khulna
Best Time September - March
Availability: Round the Year (starting with Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday)
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Overnight journey from Dhaka to Hularhat on a century old Paddle Wheel Steamer (Rocket Steamer), starting with day long sightseeing at Dhaka, both new and older parts, visiting 60 Dome Mosque and Kodla Moth at Mosque City Bagerhat. Uncover the riverine beauty of Bangladesh in this Rocket Steamer Tour which is recommended by most popular travel guides like Bradt and LonelyPlanet.

On this tour you’ll get the opportunity to visit “Dhaka City” all day long, later at the day embark at “Paddle Wheel Steamer” called “Rocket”. After a peaceful overnight journey, next day you will visit the 15th century “Muslim City Bagerhat”, including “60 Dome Mosque” and other remarkable attractions. Return Dhaka on 3rd day.

    Tour Highlights:
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bangladesh.  
  • Full day City Tour in and around Dhaka, including Rickshaw Rides on narrow streets of Chawk Bazar, and handheld Traditional Wooden Boat Ride on Dhaka’s busiest river Buriganga.
  • Overnight journey on a Century Old Paddle Wheel Steamer called Rocket.
  • Visit Historical & Archeological Sites at Bagerhat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a City from 15th Century, along with 60 Dome Mosques.
  • Bangladeshi Train Ride, a Unique Experience for life time.  
  • Taste various Bengali Cuisine, Street Food and different Seasonal Fresh Fruits.
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01Day One: Dhaka City Tour, and Paddle Wheel Steamer
  • Our guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby or from you resident at 08:00 AM and visit key tourist attractions in Dhaka (Dacca) all day long, including Dhakeshwari Temple (Dhakeshwari National Temple / Dhakeshshori Jatio Mondir), Lalbagh Fort (Fort Aurangabad), an incomplete fort of Mughal Era, Chawk Bazar (Chowkbazar), the Oldest and the Biggest Wholesale Market Place of Bangladesh, Star Mosque (Tara Masjid), Armenian Church (Armenian Apostolic Church of the Resurrection), Ahsan Manzil (Pink Palace / Ahsan Monjil), the Official Residence of the Nawab’s of Dhaka and Shankhari Bazaar  (Shakhari Bajar), the most Dense Hindu Resident Place in Bangladesh and the area was established in 17th century.  
  • Break for lunch in a descent local restaurant of Old Dhaka (Puran Dhaka) and taste the Traditional and Authentic local Bengali Cuisine (specially the Biriyani).
  • After lunch return to hotel for 1-2 hours for freshen up before heading towards Sadarghat River Port Station.
  • Visit Sadarghat River Port Station (Dhaka Sadarghat / Sodorghat), the Most Busiest River Port Station of South East Asia and enjoy a short boat ride at river Buriganga (Old Ganges) on a traditional handheld wooden boat to feel the rhythm of the live and vibrant river and enjoy sunset.
  • Embark Rocket Steamer (Paddle Steamer / Steamship / Riverboat) at Sadarghat River Station at 18:00 PM. Starting a memorable overnight journey in Rocket Steamer to Hularhat (a river port station in Piroj Pur district, near to Bagerhat).
  • Taste freshly cooked traditional Bengali dishes in the Rocket Steamer's dine in.
  • Overnight at Rocket Steamer (1st Class Air-Conditioned sleeping cabin).
  • End of day 01.
02Day Two: UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Mosque City Bagerhat
  • Enjoy the riverside beauty of Bangladesh from Rocket Steamer in the morning.
  • Have your breakfast in the Rocket Steamer's dine in.
  • Disembark from Rocket Steamer at Hularhat (Holar-Hat) around 10.00 AM.
  • Drive towards village Kodla (50 km, 2 hrs) in an air-conditioned car and visit 17th Century Kodla Moth (Kodla Temple / Kodla Mondir) near a village named Ayodhya (Ojoddha), about 10 km or so North of Bagerhat.
  • Heading back Bagerhat (20 km, 1 hr) and visit the 15th Century Muslim City once called Khalifabad or Mint City, which is the present Bagerhat, the Mosque City.
  • Visit most attractive mosques from the 15th Century City, Khalifabad all day long including, Rono Bijoypur Mosque (Rono Bijoy Pur Mosjid), Shrine of Khan Jahan Ali (Khan Jahan Ali Mazar), the Turkish General and Saint who came to spread Islam in this country and founded this great city, and 09 Dome Mosque (Noy Gombuj Mosjid).  
  • Have a break for lunch in a descent local village restaurant at Bagerhat and taste the traditional and authentic local Bengali food. After lunch, will continue sightseeing for the remaining places.
  • Start visiting the remaining attractive mosques from 15th This time will visit Chunakhola Mosque (Chuna Khula Masjid), Bibi Begni Mosque (Bibi Begoni Mosjid), 60 Dome Mosque (Shat Gombuj Mosjid) which is the UNESCO protected World Heritage Site, Bagerhat Museum (Bagerhat Jadu Ghor) and at the end Singair Mosque (Singair Mosjid).
  • After all these, before start to Mongla (Mungla) will take a break and have a cup of tea. In late afternoon will drive towards Mongla (50 km, 2 hrs).
  • Have your dinner at Parjatan Motel Pashur’s dine in.
  • Overnight at Mongla (Parjatan Motel Pashur).
  • End of day 02.
03Day Three: Khulna - Dhaka by Train
  • After breakfast, checkout from the hotel at 07:45 AM and transfer to Khulna Railway Station. Your train, Chitra Express will depart for Dhaka at 08:30 AM.
  • Arrived Dhaka around 06:30 PM, and transfer to your convenient place.
  • End of day 03.
  • End of Tour
Tour Includes:
  • All Pick-up and Drop-off service.
  • 2 Nights accommodation in hotels and boat cabins as mentioned in the itinerary, with complementary breakfast.
  • One lunch on Day-01 is included on this tour as mentioned in itinerary.
  • 1st class air conditioned cabin on the passenger ferry to Hularhat on twin sharing basis.
  • All train and boat rides.
  • All sites entrance tickets.
  • Air-conditioned adequate Transportation.
  • Experienced and well-behaved driver.
  • English speaking, and experienced full time Guide.
  • All tips except our Guide and Driver.
Tour Excludes:
  • Any food, drinks, or beverage other than mentioned above.
  • Any personal item(s).
Availability:
  • Minimum 02 people are required to book this tour.
  • Tour is not available to start on any Friday, and Monday round the year.
  • This tour can also start on any Monday*, and Thursday* round the year. But in that case the overnight journey (Dhaka-Hularhat) will be completed with an modernized regular ferry instead of traditional Paddle Wheel Steamer.
  • This tour can also start on any Saturday* round the year. But in that case the train journey (Khulna-Dhaka) will be completed with an 1st Class Air-Conditioned Inter-City Bus instead of traditional Train.
Rocket Steamer:
  • 1st Class Air-Conditioned tickets of Rocket Steamer depends on availability. You might have to travel on the 2nd Class if 1st Class is not available. Only difference between 1st and 2nd Class on Rocket Steamer is 2nd Class is located in the back side and have no Air-Conditioning. Other facilities are the same. Passengers of 2nd Class can utilize all the facilities of 1st Class, e.g. Dining Area, front side Sitting Area, Toilet.
  • On Friday, Rocket service is off because of weekend holiday. On Monday and Thursday, a traditional ferry comes in service instead of the paddle wheel steamer. If you book for these days or any other days except our mentioned one, you have to travel on the traditional ferry instead of paddle wheel steamer.
  • For any unexpected reason if Rocket Steamer ticket is not available at all, we’ll take you up to Barisal by traditional ferry (overnight part).
  • For any unexpected reason if Rocket Steamer ticket is not available, we will take you from Barisal to Bagerhat (day part) by an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Note: For more details please see Terms & Conditions and Blog Posts.
Train:
  • 1st Class Air-Conditioned tickets of any Train depends on availability. You might have to travel on the 2nd Class if 1st Class is not available. Only difference between 1st and 2nd Class on Train is that the 2nd Class have no Air-Conditioning. Other facilities are the same.
  • In case of traveling on the 2nd class by train, you will have a reserved seat on train.
  • There are several trains run every day in different directions from both sides all around the country. Each train have a different schedule for ON service and OFF service each week, from both sides or starting point. If you book for any other days except our mentioned one, and if there is no train is available on that day then you have to travel on a Private Hire Air-Conditioned vehicle or in a 1st Class Air-Conditioned Inter-City Bus instead of Train (whatever is available or convenient).
  • Note: For more details please see Terms & Conditions and Blog Posts.
Eating :
  • 02 breakfast and 01 lunch are included on the trip. You need to pay for rest of the lunches and dinners during your trip.
  • Restaurants are widely available everywhere. There are few types of restaurant you will find, depends on their food, quality, hygiene and price. Our guide will help you to find decent restaurant where you will get the best quality food.
  • Most of the common Bengali Food is very tasty rather than Indian food. But the main difference is that the Bengali Food is bit spicy considering the Indian dishes.
  • Most of the places in Bangladesh you will find some common food like Kichuri (Kichudi / Kichdi), and Biriyani (Birani). Kichuri is a dish make with aromatic rice and lentils and served with a piece of meat or egg. Other hand Biriyani is a special dish cooked together with meat, aromatic rice and added spices.
  • You will find some Fast-Food corner as well. You can also find Samosa (Somocha) and Singara (Samosa) as a snacks everywhere.
  • Tea and soft drinks are very cheap. Mineral water is widely available.
  • We can take you to the Western Restaurant (depends on availability) if you wish (only on private tour) on your own expenses.
  • Note: For more details please see Terms & Conditions and Blog Posts.
Tipping / Bakshis:
  • Tipping is common practice in Asia. There is no fixed limit in Bangladesh for tipping; most workers will expect a small tip, especially from foreigners. Anything from 100 Taka upwards, depending on the service provided by person.
  • At the end of the tour, if your principle guide, the driver and the boat crews have been helpful then you could think about tipping them. The amount can obviously be left to you.
  • Note: For more details please see Blog Posts.
Advise:
  • Tipping is common practice in Asia. There is no fixed limit in Bangladesh for tipping; most workers will expect a small tip, especially from foreigners. Anything from 100 Taka upwards, depending on the service provided by person.
  • At the end of the tour, if your principle guide, the driver and the boat crews have been helpful then you could think about tipping them. The amount can obviously be left to you.
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