Barisal Floating Markets Tour

01 Nights / 02 days  Weekend Trip to Barisal


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Tour Overview


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

This tour allows you to enjoy every moment of your travel time starting from Dhaka to coming back. The night cruise is fascinating and pleasant 


Tour Starts & End Tour Duration Holiday Type Best Time to GO Price Starts   Special Offer 
Dhaka 02 Days Package Tour  All Year Round 265 USD 10 USD Discount





Experience hill tribe culture  Enjoy the famous cruise to see the Bengal- Delta by crossing all the mighty rivers reaching Barisal

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 on the market days 

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

Experience hill tribe culture Visit the historical site Mia bari mosque, Oxford mission church ( subject to the permits)



 Exo Travel


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



Day 01: River Journey to Barisal & Floating Gypsy Village


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 most 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 boat to board to enjoy the cruise on the day trip! the day tour includes - 

 Experience hill tribe culture Dhaka to Elisha is the popular day route for launch or ferry boats. We will book a private cabin with an attached toilet for clients to enjoy the river journey. The boat starts at 8:00 am from Dhaka and you will enjoy four hours of cruise crossing all the mighty rivers Padma/ Ganges, Meghna, Sondha and at around noon arrive at Bhola Elisha ghat.

 Experience hill tribe culture Upon arrival, Bhola, disembarked and transferred to Veduriya Ferry ghat (10km). Upon arrival cross the river by speed boat or ferry boat and visit the largest floating gypsy fisherman village on the way! 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 in 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  Later transfer to Barisal town by car and on the way to the hotel, we will stop at the Oxford Mission church (subject to getting the permit from the church authority) transfer to the hotel check-in and overnight in Barisal


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


Early in the morning, we will arrive at 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 our engine boat for a backwater floating market tour. This open-engine boat with chairs and a tea–coffee facility gives a quick start to the day.

 Experience hill tribe culture The cruise through the river and the number of small canals are 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 bringing crops by boat to the markets, wooden bridges and fruit or vegetable orchards, and many more

 Experience hill tribe culture The floating markets are more than 200 years old tradition and every week on different days in places the vegetable markets, the rice market, boat market. 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 the Bazar buy our breakfast, and enjoy the breakfast on the boat 

Experience hill tribe culture We will show you the floating vegetable gardens, due to a shortage of land local farmers grow crops in shallow rivers with their local techniques. It is one of the unique ways of agriculture getting popular in the watery areas. 

 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 burn bricks.

Experience hill tribe culture Disembark from the boat and we will start driving back to Dhaka. On the way, we will stop to visit the beautiful Mia Bari mosque. Built in 18th AD with a mugul architecture will impress you with its simple design! 

Experience hill tribe culture Later continue driving to Dhaka. It will be approximately 5 hour's journey to drive back to the town. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel or residence and end the tour!



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  Prices per person 

Group Size Duration Included Meals Price in USD  Special Offer for 2023   
02 Pax   01 Nights 02 Days Breakfast   345 USD  10 USD Discount for 2023  Book Now
04 Pax   01 Nights 02 Days  Breakfast  265 USD 10 USD Discount for 2023  Book Now
06 Pax   01 Nights 02 Days  Breakfast 215 USD  10 USD Discount for 2023  Book Now
08 Pax   01 Nights 02 Days  Breakfast 195 USD  10 USD Discount for 2023  Book Now



Included & Excluded in the Tour 

Experience hill tribe culture Accommodation: 01 Night accommodation in Grand Park, Barisal (Local 04 Star)

Experience hill tribe culture  Transportation: All land transfers by private car, floating market tour by engine boat and Dhaka to Elisha by Ferry boat with a private cabin 

Experience hill tribe culture Meals: Breakfast is included and any lunch or dinner is not included 

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



General Information About Barisal Floating Market Tour 

Experience hill tribe culture The Dhaka to Elisha ghat boat journey ferry is big, carrying more than 500 people. they leave on time but sometimes delays for customers. we have a speed boat journey also!

Experience hill tribe culture In all Muslim religious places, it is compulsory to wear full slave items of clothing 

Experience hill tribe culture For weekly floating markets, the big market sits on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday please plan your tour accordingly 



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