Private tour

Sonargaon Day Tour from Dhaka

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8 reviews

Activity provider: Mam Holidays
Private tour

Sonargaon Day Tour from Dhaka

Activity provider: Mam Holidays

From US$ 140 per person

Enjoy a Dhaka day-tour to visit some of the most amazing destinations including Sonargaon (The old capital of Bengal), Folk Art Museum, Panam City (Panam Nagar) and cruises on the Meghna River.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
You will picked up from your hotel in Dhaka.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Enjoy Banglar Tajmahal
  • Explore The Old Capital of Bengal
  • Visit Folk Art and Crafts Museum
  • Experience The Panam City and Goaldi Mosque
  • Cruise on the Meghna River
Full description
Take a private full-day tour of Sonargaon to get to know the city’s incredible historic administrative, commercial and maritime center in Bengal. The popular 8-hour tour includes all transportation, the services of a personal driver and tour guide throughout the day. Following a hotel pick-up, your first stop will be Banglar Tajmahal which is a scaled copy of the original Taj Mahal (a Mughal mausoleum located in Agra, India) located 10 miles east of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka in Sonargaon. Explore one of the most historic cities in Bangladesh namely Sonargaon, The Old Capital of Bengal. With its magnificent ancient buildings and monuments, it is only fitting that this wonderful capital would become home to a museum that captures and preserves the traditions and culture of the people of Bangladesh. Next, head to The Folk Art Museum, or Folk Art and Crafts Museum is located on a picturesque fifty hectare piece of land that consists of breathtaking landscapes, peaceful artificial lakes and ponds, and of course the structures that make up the Folk Art Museum complex (Wednesday, Thursday & Government holiday is closed). Later on proceed to Panam City (Panam Nagar) to see the beautifully decorated buildings constructed around the end of 18th century and Goaldi Mosque that was built in 1519. Continue to board on a wooden boat (Engine Driven) to join Cruises on Meghna River adventure. Explore the remote island villages of the widest river of Bangladesh that are only accessible by boat. Discover lifestyle of island people. Stop at any island in the middle of river and have more fun. Enjoy the Hilsa fishing and the activities of villagers.
  • Entrance ticket to the Folk Art and Crafts Museum
  • Sightseeing by air-conditioned car
  • Driver and fuel costs
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Afternoon lunch served at a local restaurant
  • Boat riding charge on the lake
  • Cruises charges on Meghna River
  • Personal expenses
  • Any item not included above
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  • Pregnant women

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • A maximum of 6 people are allowed per booking. Group discount is available for group size of 2,3,4,5 or more
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Perfect trip! I’m really impressed about what I’ve seen. This experience was exceptional and I really glad that I choose this tour. I saw a very beautiful ancient city, little Taj Mahal, visited national museum and had really relaxing boat trip to the village on the island. Don’t forget to bring some chocolate for kids in the village. Thanks my guide Mizan and the driver. I’m full of positive vibes after the trip.

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April 1, 2023

Good: Safe as a solo female traveller. Museum was interesting. Felt safe with the driver and driving style. People are friendly and warm. Goaldi Mosque was also good to see. Handicraft village has textiles like saris, pots, little items like pestle and mortars etc... Improvements: Could check if all activities were available before we arrived as we couldn't do panam city because it was closed. More information on each activity, including history and political background rather than basic facts. Could do an activity with the villagers or even encourage questions between the villagers and the visitor Note: The village activity is more a charity activity so if you want to bring medicines like aspirin etc, or extra money or some sweets for the kids feel free. You won't be pressured into giving anything.

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April 1, 2023

Tour was lots of fun. We really enjoyed the tour to the River Meghna boat trip, walking over the village Raghunarchar and also loved life style of villagers. The village people are very poor but friendly. The day was good and well organized. We also enjoyed historical Goaldi Mosque, Panam Nagar, Sonargaon Museum. The guide Maksud was excellent very patience and understanding, first time visitors in a new country he made us feel very welcome. Everything went smoothly. We also travelled throughout the day in a car with air conditioning. Thank you very much.

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April 1, 2023

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