Day Boat Trip Out of Dhaka

Our proud prow.

Our proud prow.

It is possible to take a one day boat trip out of Dhaka. We used a company that charged around 2,500 Taka per adult if there there at least 20 adults. The boat is spacious (and shaped like a peacock!) and we had it all to ourselves. Lunch and several touristy stops were included: we had a quick walk to an old estate, a stop for a swim (dolphins were also promised but alas), and a visit to a village where the laborers make “jamdani” saris. The “jamdani” clothe is a woven gauze and very expensive due to the labor involved in weaving it.

The country estate.

The country estate.

Jamdani weavers working on saris.

Jamdani weavers working on saris.

I enjoyed sitting on the rooftop deck, in a comfy chair, watching the river float by. Plus, there is a toilet on the boat. So the day out included two hours in traffic, six hours on the boat, and an hour back to Dhaka.

Grab a chair in the shade and enjoy the breeze.

Grab a chair in the shade and enjoy the breeze.

9 responses to “Day Boat Trip Out of Dhaka

  1. Please let me know the name of the company you used for this boat trip thank you I

    • Tourist Channel Bangladesh, touristchannelbd@gmail.com, 88-02-8189273. The CEO, Iqubal Hossain, 88-01713090008, was friendly (but not pushy), spoke English, and rode with us the whole way. The other staff were nice too. They picked us up and dropped us off. Very nice folks.

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