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House boat Bangladesh

Traveling by boat is a way of life here, and provides a fabulous opportunity to see the country

Excellent! 5/5 (3 reviews)

BOOKA CARE

  • Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
  • 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
  • Changing booking details is always free.
  • Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
  • Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.
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Houseboat highlights

  1. Professional tour guide
  2. Discover Bangladesh by boat
  3. Visit villages that can only be reached by boat
  1. Towfiqul is a kind and valuable guide
  2. Very professional and helpful
  3. Fantastic landscapes - Very tasted food

Houseboat summary

A Land of Rivers

Welcome to riverine country. Bangladesh is braided together by more than 700 rivers, producing a deliciously lush landscape with more shades of green than you ever imagined. Travelling by boat is a way of life here, and provides a fabulous opportunity to see the country from a more unusual angle. This is one of the world’s most densely populated countries, but once you’re slowly floating downriver on a small wooden rowboat, it’s easy to imagine you have it all to yourself. Whether you're traveling to hectic Dhaka or to the Sundarbans' mangrove forests, boats large and small will help you explore Bangladesh's riches.

Then this is probably just the country to explore.

Slow Down

Be prepared to embrace Bangladesh in all its possibilities and quirks. This isn't a destination to be rushed. Poor infrastructure and an undeveloped tourist industry mean that you’ll be left frustrated if you’re trying to travel in too much of a hurry. So slow down; don’t try to pack too much into your itinerary. Bangladesh isn’t a -tick the sights off the list type of country. It’s a place to relax, meet people and discover new ideas and ways of life. Taking your time will allow the country to reveal the best of itself at its own pace, as sure and steady as the rivers that flow through its veins.

Houseboat description

26 meter long wooden boat which we use as house boat. Our journey begins where the Brahmaputra River enters the border of Bangladesh and ends at the floating market of Barisal. Our boat has only one room where we can accommodate up to six single beds on demand. If you want, you can reduce the number of beds and increase the inner space. Adjacent to the bedroom is a toilet cum bathroom just behind it is the engine room and kitchen. Open space in the front where you can sit and spend time. Most people enjoy the beauty of the river by sitting on the roof of the boat.

When we take a boat tour along the river we stop at various villages and buy various vegetables from them and since we travel along the river, we meet thousands of fishermen who make a living by fishing in the river, we buy fish from them and maybe local. We buy our essentials from nearby market.

This boat is run by a single cylinder (25 horses’ power) engine with a alternator to recharge a 200 WATS battery for lighting in the night and recharging electronics devices. We are cooking traditional Bengali food for our guest and everything is collecting from the locals like fish, vegetable, fresh milk, eggs or rice. Between the kitchen and bed room there is a toileting system for our guest. Our guest will be accompanied with three crew with a expert guide. Our every price is included with food, accommodation with transfer.

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Details

Property type

Driving houseboat

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

$268

Check in/out time

Check in possible for all day.

Check out before 00:00.

Bedrooms

0 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps

  • King size beds: 1
  • Single bed: 6

Bathrooms

Number of bathrooms: 1

Holiday type

Rural / countryside

Towels provided

Amenities

Dining table & chairs

WiFi / internet

Entertainment

Internet access

Shower

Indoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Outdoor facilities

Room fans

Heating / cooling

Panoramic views

Location

Paid parking

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Long term rent available
Walking / hiking

Activities nearby

Fishing

Tour guide

Services

Transportation to and from airport

Location

About the area

Bangladesh, a land crisscrossed by over 700 rivers and numerous canals, provides a unique and fascinating boating experience. It's not just a mode of transport; it's a way of life, deeply intertwined with the culture and livelihood of the people.

Houseboating, in particular, has been gaining popularity among travelers seeking to explore the enchanting waterways of Bangladesh. The appeal lies not only in the serene and picturesque landscapes that you traverse, but also in the immersive experience of the local lifestyle.

On a typical houseboat journey, you navigate through tranquil waterways, passing lush green paddy fields, centuries-old temples, and bustling local markets. One of the notable routes is along the Brahmaputra River, which allows you to witness the captivating beauty of Bangladesh's countryside and its vibrant rural life.

Houseboats in Bangladesh are traditional wooden vessels, known as "Nouka", that have been modified to provide modern comforts. They usually come with a crew who navigates, cooks, and ensures that your journey is comfortable and enjoyable. Aboard, you'll find cozy sleeping quarters, a well-equipped kitchen, and often a viewing deck - perfect for bird watching, photographing the sunset, or simply enjoying the passing scenery.

Furthermore, houseboating also offers unique wildlife experiences. The Sundarbans, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest mangrove forest in the world, is an essential visit for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. Navigating the forest's intricate network of waterways on a houseboat, you may encounter rare species such as the Bengal tiger, Ganges dolphins, and saltwater crocodiles, to name a few.

With houseboating, the journey is indeed as rewarding as the destination. It is a truly special way to connect with Bangladesh's rich cultural heritage, extraordinary landscapes, and diverse wildlife. Whether you're an adventure seeker, a nature lover, or a culture enthusiast, houseboating in Bangladesh offers an unforgettable travel experience.

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Houseboat owner

Towfiqul Ahmed

Our specialties are river expedition on Photography tours, Trekking tours, Village and Tribal home stay.

Traveling is not hobby its’ a way of life too. Our vision is to take you locally as community base eco tourist, which means to participate in the life of the local people). Since we have been working in our local tourism branch, we found out, utmost Eco tourism could make you feel like one of us.
The Bengal region has a diverse folk heritage, enriched by its ancient Animist, Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim roots. Weaving, pottery and terracotta sculpture are some of the earliest forms of artistic expression. To experience this, Asian southern delta zone- Eco tourism is the ultimate way of travelling.
Our regular, river-cruise and sightseeing tours are quite popular among the expatriate community living in Bangladesh. We arrange all kinds of transfers, book accommodation, arrange and organize seminar, conferences, and meeting, provide language guides and air-conditioned transport to our valued customers from both home and abroad.
Since our organization came forward, we also venture into the vast mysterious forest with necessary logistics for the adventurous tourist and the photographer alike.

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
English

3 Reviews - House boat Bangladesh

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Andrea L - Italy

    05 May

    Boat trip in Bangladesh

    I went to Bangladesh in order to live and discover the country and I can easily say that it was amazing. I visited most of the country by road trip and I also the chance to navigate the Brahmaputra river on a boat with Waterways tour. A great experience that I would reccomend to anyone.

  2. Jules B - Germany

    20 Aug

    Nice trip with Towfiqul

    It was a beautiful journey of a few days on the Bramaputra, visiting villages that can only be reached by boat. Towfiqul was a kind and valuable guide to visit this beautiful and difficult country.

  3. Masser O - Italy

    15 Jun

    The best guide in Bangladesh

    I highly recommend this guide. I have been 22 times to Bangladesh and I have been able to discover the truest and most exciting Bangladesh. I will be back soon and will be with him. Very professional and helpful.

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