Barisal Backwater Tour Bangladesh

Barisal is the land of rice–rivers–canal, and fish. It is called the island of Bengal or the Venice of Bengal. When hills, tea valleys,s and ancient monuments in the other parts of Bangladesh, the backwaters are unique to Barisal. The most beautiful and accessible part of the backwaters is the famous  Floating guava market or Floating vegetable markets. There are 12-15 canals full of natural beauty rare in Bangladesh and listed with rich bio-diversity.

This tour starts with a full-day city tour, including Dhaka’s new and old parts. After the whole night cruising by modern Ferry, we’ll go to the backwater-floating markets. On this trip, we’ll see the traditional bazaar beside the river, the lifestyle of the people, the school, and many exciting things.

Duration :
3 Nights/ 2 Days
Locations :
Barisal & Dhaka
Attractions :
  • New & Old Dhaka
  • Overnight Ship Journey.
  • Barisal Backwater
  • Floating Markets
  • Village lifestyle
Tour Available :
Round the year.
Best time to go:
Round the year.

Tour Highlights:

  • Visit historical places in New and Old Dhaka.
  • Enjoy a rickshaw ride or a boat ride on the famous Buriganga river.
  • Enjoy the river cruise by modern ship.
  • Experience the beauty of Backwater and its lives.
  • Enjoy famous floating markets in Barisal.
  • Walk into the village and know the lifestyle.

Next Scheduled Tour:

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : Dhaka City & Overnight Ship journey
  • Around 8:00 am-8:30 am, start the tour from your hotel or residence. Our responsible guide will pick you up in the car.  Start with Kawranbazar Vegetable Market, the biggest bazaar in Dhaka. Visit the outside view of the National Assembly (Parliament Building), the largest legislative complex in the world designed by famous American architect Louis Kahn.
  • Visit Curzon hall,   Dhakeswari Temple, the national Hindu temple of Bangladesh built by Ballal Sen in the 12th century.
  • Head to Lalbagh Fort, a key attraction for tourists. It’s an incomplete construction of the Mughal period in the 17th century started by Subahdar Muhammad Azam Shah. Visit Star Mosque,  Armenian Church at Armanitola, and have your lunch.
  • After, we will visit the famous Ahsan Manzil also known as Pink Palace in Sadarghat. It was the official residential palace of Nawab in Dacca in the 19th century.  We will go to Sadarghat River Port by walking for 5 min (or by car) on a busy street. Experience the floating people and trading boats in the iconic Buriganga River.
  • We will accommodate ourselves on the modern ship.  It will start the cruise at 8:30 pm towards Barishal.
  • Dinner & Night stay at the ship.
Day 2 : Backwater and Floating Markets in Barishal.
  • The ship will arrive in Barishal very early in the morning.  We will depart from the ship to start our car journey to  Banaripara. Our awaiting country boat will start cruising through the river. This is a wonderful moment when it goes through the tiny canals.  The village's beauty and people's lifestyle will definitely impress you.
  • We will visit some floating markets by country boat including the famous Guava market (August). Mostly the vendors come to buy fruits and vegetables from the wholesaler. Don't forget to have some fresh fruit there.
  • After, we’ll visit a village to meet the people from the small locality. Walk around and meet some friendly people. Specialty the children are very curious for you. The famous floating nursery plants are interesting.
  • After lunch, we will drive to visit the biggest pottery village. Spend the evening at the busy markets of the city and ferry piers.
  • After dinner, our ship will start its journey towards Dhaka around 8:30 pm.
  • Overnight in a modern ship cabin.
Day 3 : Arrival at Dhaka.
  • We will arrive at the Dhaka Sadarghat Launch terminal in the early morning. you will be dropped at your places after a wonderful Barishal trip.

Price for the tour (Per Person)

Starting Price
USD 250.00


  • All Accommodation in 3 stars hotels or resorts on a twin share basis. (Upgrades of hotels and single supplement is available)
  • All transportation like Air-conditioned cars, ship tickets, boat rides, and other vehicles are mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All meals at local standard restaurants and mineral water for drinking.
  • English-speaking accompanied guide for the entire trip.
  • All entrance fees during the trip.


  • Drinks both hard and soft.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips.


  • Timing and assembling for the places are flexible; we could change them because of traffic or timing during the tour. But we will cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bengali local food is spicy. Plain rice, vegetables, fish & meat are available in restaurants. Biriyani & Khichuri made of Rice, lentils, meat, and special spices are the famous food of old Dhaka also available in other cities. (Non-spicy food is possible to order at most of the restaurants if you like.)
  • It requires modest clothes to visit any mosque. It does not allow shorts for the purpose, and especially, women have to cover their hair and arms with clothes.
  • The dress of shorts is not a problem in the Sundarbans area.
  • Ahsan Manzil is closed on Thursday and opens Fridays after 3:00 pm. Lalbagh Fort is closed on Sundays and open on Mondays after 2:00 pm. Ahsan Manzil and Lalbagh Fort are also closed on government holidays. But you can have an outside view of these places.
  • Old Rocket Steamer is out of service but modern rocket ships are available on the same route.