Barisal Floating Markets Tour

02 Nights / 01 days  Weekend Trip to Barisal



Barisal Floating Market Tour   Paddle steamer tour   


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Tour Overview


Encompassed by turbid waterways and trimmed by unending tracts of greenery, Barisal is a major harbor city and one of the portals to the water world of Bangladesh. It’s unusually separated from the rest of the nation and is interests much simpler to reach by vessel than the street. it’s the busy river life, always murmuring with life, that's the genuine center, and to reach here by watercraft within the early morning is an extraordinary experience.

This tour offers you enjoy every moment of your travel time starting from Dhaka to coming back. the night cruise is very interesting and pleasant 


Tour Starts & End Tour Duration Holiday Type Best Time to GO Price Starts   Special Offer 
Dhaka 04 Days Package Tour  All Year Round 385 USD 10 USD Discount


 Dhaka overnight river cruise



Experience hill tribe culture  Enjoy the famous overnight Paddle Steamer cruise from Dhaka to Barisal or Barisal to Dhaka both ways with a private VIP cabin 

Experience hill tribe culture visit the group of Nomadic river Gypsy and learn about their incredible lifestyle

Experience hill tribe culture Backwater Trip and floating market tour in the market days 

Experience hill tribe culture Enjoy the locally homemade lunch and breakfast on the boat 

Experience hill tribe culture enjoy the cruise through the small and big channels, stops in the local brick factories, rice factories, etc. 



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Dhaka overnight river cruise - Barisal Floating Market - overnight river cruise 02 Nights & 01 Day 







Day 01: Overnight Boat Trip to Barisal with VIP Cabin


Our guide will arrive at your hotel or home address and we will pick you up in the afternoon to drive to Sadargaht Riverport. Sadarghat river port is the busiest and interesting river port of Bangladesh and from here all the small and big ships start the cruise to the southern part of Bangladesh. upon arrival, transfer to the awaiting famous paddle steamer first-class cabin ( depending on the here trip roster or we will take a luxury boat VIP cabin with attached toilet ) for an overnight trip to the land of rivers Barisal.

 Experience hill tribe culture The overnight cruise experience: the journey is very interesting even at night. The boats normally carry 300 to 500 people on board in different decks. We will have a walk into the decks to meet with locals. You can climb to the master deck to see the stars.

 Experience hill tribe culture About Paddleboat or Luxury Launch: Paddle steamers were introduced by the British in the 1940s and still a few of them are in operation. Twice a week, you can try to take the paddle steamer boat from Dhaka or we will travel with big launches from Dhaka to Barisal with private cabins.


Day 02: Floating Market Tour & nomadic river Gypsy lifestyle on Boats


Early in the morning, we will arrive in Barisal river port, the river port gets busy by that time. We will disembark from the boat and meet our car to drive to Banoripara boat station to visit the floating markets.  The day tour includes –

 Experience hill tribe culture On the way, we will stop at the gutia mosque compound. It is one new and nicest mosque with the tallest minaret. The compound is nice, you can also visit the mosque without the prayer time

 Experience hill tribe culture Upon arrival at Banoripara boat station, board on our engine boat for a backwater floating market tour. This open engine boat with chairs and having a tea–coffee facility give a quick start to the day.

 Experience hill tribe culture The cruise through the river and the number of small canals is one of the main highlights of the tour. In this region, life is always on the water. In the morning going to the market, you will experience the everyday life of locals going to market, coming to the river for cleaning works, weaving hands from home, farmers bring crops by boat to the markets, wooden bridges and fruit or vegetable orchards, and many more

 Experience hill tribe culture The floating market is more than 200 years old tradition and every week in different days in places the vegetable markets, the rice market, boat market sits. The markets begin early in the morning between 08 am to 10:30 am. Farmers bring all their crops by wooden boat to do their buy and selling. at around 50 – 200 boats come to do their trading. after a brief tour, we will go to one of Bazar buy our breakfast, and enjoy the breakfast on the boat

 Experience hill tribe culture We will stop at one of the local brick factories to watch the traditional entire process of making bricks. It is very interesting to watch seeing from the clay to burn bricks making.

 Experience hill tribe culture We will have lunch at our boat colleague’s house with local fish, rice, vegetable, and daals.

 Experience hill tribe culture Nomadic River Gypsy is a group of people living in the river from generation to generation with their families from birth to death. Far from all basic facilities, life is very hard, but they still live on their legacy. Depending on the season, they move with groups of 5 to 10 boats from one to another place. We will go to meet to learn a very different way of life.

 Experience hill tribe culture Disembark from the boat and we will start driving back to the river port, upon arrival transfer to the awaiting boat, fresh up, and enjoy the cruise back to Dhaka. Dinner and overnight on boat


Day 03: Back to Dhaka Early morning & Dhaka Hotel or Residence Transfer  

Early in the morning, we will arrive in Dhaka river port and we will transfer you to your hotel or residence and end our services.


 About Paddle or Rocket Steamer Service 


The Famous Paddle Rocket Steamer has been traveling in the Bengal Ganges delta from 2oth Century. It was introduced by the British during the colonial period to faster water transportation and that’s why it was called rocket steamer.  Only six paddle steamers are left globally, and four boats are still traveling in Bangladeshi rivers under the government water transport authority.  It is an experience to travel by paddle boat to enjoy the heritage and culture with antiquity. Having 05 – 08 first-class cabins with air-conditioned shared toilets and 10 -15 second class cabins with open decks considered as 3rd class is overwhelming for tourist who never had experienced it. Sitting in the front veranda with a cup of tea will give you a royal feeling. In a normal schedule, every day except Friday, the boat departs from Dhaka 18:00 hrs via crossing Chandpur 22:00 hrs – Barisal 05:00 Hrs – Pirojpur – Hularhat 10:30 Hrs– Moralgonj 12:30 Hrs. it is around 16 – 18 hours of crossing from Dhaka all the way to Bagerhat District. Especially in the early evening while departing from Dhaka and from the early morning to 12:00 pm approx time is the best to experience the journey traveling through numerous river creeks canals with splendid landscapes.

It is considered one of the highlights of Bangladesh. But as it getting older, due to the maintenance it’s not regular thought the year.  Recently government also built two new launches but the heritage experience is missing. The current roster for the rocket to travel is as follows but you are requested to check with our company first:

  •  Paddle steamer departure from Dhaka :
  • The Newly built M.V Modhumoti or M.V Banglai Departure from Dhaka :


About the Public Dhaka to Barisal to Dhaka Launch Services 




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Group Size Duration Included Meals Price in USD  Special Offer for 2021   
01 Pax        15 USD Discount for 2021  Book Now
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Experience hill tribe culture Chittagong Hill tract permission & Sightseeing: 

Experience hill tribe culture Tour Guide: 01 Dedicated tour guide from Dhaka all the way 

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