Extension Photo Tour in Barisal

A unique photo experience in the heart of South Asia

The most interesting things in this extension expedition is to explore the Barisal District the most beautiful destination in the southern part of Bangladesh. It’s called ‘the Venice of Bengal’ for its beauty. There is another saying that ‘Rice, Canals, and Rivers make Barisal’. Here explores the biggest floating a market of Bangladesh, life in boats: The Manta community people of Bangladesh have been living on boats for over 100 years, traditional otter fishing on river. In Dhaka explore Geneva Refugees camp, Biggest Slum and more.

Tour Highlights

  • Living on boats for over 100 years

  • Floating Markets on River

  • Traditional Otter fishing

  • Geneva Refugees Camp

  • Old Motor Parts Street

  • Biggest Slum in Dhaka

  • Fishing and Dry Fish Village

  • Vegetables Market

  • Old Dhaka city street

Extension 5 Days Photo Tour Itinerary

Let’s discover the world’s most unexplored land Bangladesh

Day 01: Dhaka to Barisal

In the morning drive to Barisal and on the way shoot on countryside village and people working on jute harvesting. After arriving Barisal shooting on life in boats: The Manta community people of Bangladesh have been living on boats for over 100 years. They spend all their lives – from birth to death – on boats. These people live the most unusual life. Shooting their lifestyle in boats until evening and enjoying the sunset on the river. (B.L.D.)
Photoshoot: Life in Boats.

Day 02: Floating market and village market

At morning explore the biggest floating market of Bangladesh. Farmers selling vegetables, fruits, rice and others goods by local small boats on the river. Next explore the biggest timber floating market, village market and river life. Drive to Narial for otter fishing. (B.L.D)

Photoshoot: Floating market and village market .

Day 03: Otter fishing-Dhaka

In the morning shooting on traditional otter fishing on the river, fishermen fishing by otters. Otter fishing is a centuries-old tradition in Bangladesh, where fishermen have been using trained otters to lure fish into their nets – a rare technique passed on from father to son that relies on coordination between man and otter. After breakfast check out hotel then drive to Dhaka. After arrival at Dhaka Street Photography, hundreds of rikshaws ( tri-cycle) stack. (B.L.D)

Photoshoot: Otter fishing, Old Dhaka street photography.

Day 04: Geneva Camp- Old Motor Parts Street

Geneva Camp Bangladesh is the abode of nearly 400,000 people of the Bihari community who have been living in the country for 49 long years. These Biharis are originally Urdu-speaking people from the Bihar state of India, who wanted to join Pakistan after the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Shooting their living condition in the refugee’s camp looks like slums. Afternoon visit the reused motor parts street market. From screws and nuts to engines, the reused motor parts market of old Dhaka city has been the best solution for all kinds of reconditioning and second-hand spare parts. (B.L.D)

Photoshoot: Geneva Camp- Old Motor Parts Street.

Day 05: Chicken Market – Korail Slums

Early morning explores the chicken market. In this market poultry vendors display live chickens & ducks in pyramid-shaped baskets made of twine so that customers can buy the chicken of their choice. Next, shooting in the biggest slum in Dhaka the Korail slum, more than 200,000 ultra-poor people living here, many of them living in small shacks with bamboo frames and corrugated tin roofs. Shooting on slums people living condition, daily life, their small houses, children, narrow street. (B.L.D)
Photoshoot: Life in slum and Live Chicken market.

Day 06: Wholesale vegetables market- Departure

In the morning shooting on wholesale vegetables market in Dhaka. Next shooting on Dhaka’s traffic, top views of traffic on road and others. This day shooting depends on your departure flight and you may be having more time for shooting. According to your Flight departure time, we will drop you at the airport and bid you a fond farewell. We hope your unforgettable memories call you again to this land and show up your Bangladesh’s great images. (B.)

Photoshoot: Wholesale vegetables market.

Tour Price

1 Person in the Group, Per Person USD. 2500
2 Person in the Group, Per Person USD. 2100
3 Person in the Group, Per Person USD. 1850
4 Person in the Group, Per Person USD. 1750

Included in the Cost

  • English Speaking Professional Photographer Guide.
  • 4- Star Hotel Accommodations

  • Local Transport by Minibus.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Drinking-Water and soft drinks.
  • Airport Pickup on Arrival and Drop on Departure

Not Included in the Cost

  • International Flight.
  • Visa fee.
  • Personal cost & laundry services.
  • Gratuities for Photo Guides, and drivers.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Equipment and baggage insurance.

Yousuf Tushar EFIAP, Tour Leader

Tushar is recognized as one of the leading freelance documentary photographers based in Bangladesh. As well as he is a Travel & Art photographer, writer, instructor, organizer, and judge of National & international photography competitions. He has years of experience guiding photo tours & workshops. His wide & long-time experience in Travel photography, Organizing, teaching, and prestigious international award-winning made him one of the best photographers in Bangladesh. He has excellent knowledge about the perfect places to capture a photo of every location in Bangladesh. He loves to help with hands-on experience in a Creative learning environment while out in the field, and he absolutely loves leading photo tours! Since 2000 he has been working full-time professional photographer, he has traveled to many countries as a travel photographer. His works have been published in Times UK, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Forbes magazine, BBC, National Geographic, Daily Mail, Sunday Post, Express UK, The Sun, The Atlantic, USA Today, and renowned international photo agencies. His photographs were exhibited in different international photo exhibitions in Asia, Europe & USA. He has owned more than a hundred National & International prestigious photographic awards including HPA-UNESCO china, Emirates photo contest, Asahi Shimbun Japan, United Nations IYC Singapore, People & Planet Australia, PX3 Paris, CBRE Urban photographer of the year, Link Lady, SIENA International, A Photo Reporter, New York-Manhattan, celebrating Life Bangladesh and numerous FIAP & PSA patronage Award. Presently he is the Secretary-General & FIAP Liaison officer of the Bangladesh Photographic Society. More Details about him

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