Riverine Beauty of Bangladesh Photography Expedition

A unique photo experience in the heart of South Asia

The Riverine Bangla trip is the exclusive photography expedition. On this trip you will explore biggest floating Guava market of Bangladesh at the best of the season of guava harvesting in the completely rural area, fishing activities in the south Bengal, daily life and culture, and more photography opportunities. On the Riverine Bangla trip, you will have a unique experience, where you will learn about the culture, the customs, and the traditions of extraordinary people.

Tour Highlights

  • Asia’s largest Shipyard.

  • Guava Floating Markets.

  • Living in on Boats over 100 yeaers.

  • Peak season of Betel Nut harvesting

  • Local Pineapple Market

  • Local Wholesale Mango Market

  • Fishing and Dry Fish Village

  • Batik fabrics villages & Sun-dry process Rice Paddy

  • Daily Life And Daily Labors.

  • Old Dhaka City Heritage.

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  Trip Date

Date: 01-12 August 2023
and 01-11 August 2024 & 2025

Duration: 12 Days 11 Nights
Extension: 2-5 Days Extension Available

  Tour Type & Group

Photography Tour & Workshop
Small Group
Maximum 8 Participants.
+ One Photographer Guide
+ One Tour Manager

 Skill Level

Suitable for ALL Skill Levels,
Novice to Advanced or
Beginner to Professional Photographer.

  Physical Fitness

Easy to Moderate,

Suitable For Any Mature Age Level.

Riverine Beauty of Bangladesh Photo Tour Itinerary

Let’s discover the world most unexplored land Bangladesh

Day 01: Arrival Dhaka, Bangladesh

A Image Tours representative will greet you at the airport then take you to the hotel for check-in. this afternoon Introduce with our Photo guide, Mr. Yousuf Tushar then followed by your first photoshoot at old Dhaka city, Peoples & their costume, rickshaws. Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh, World’s most population density city but peoples are the most friendly so it’s easier for you to capture people’s photos.
A special Welcome Dinner & Enjoy the slideshow presentation by Yousuf Tushar, interact with Tushar you will get more information and idea which will be helpful for your journey.
Photoshoot: Rikshaws (tri wheeler bicycle), Peoples, Traditional Costumes, Streets Photography.
Meals included: Lunch. Dinner. ( Local Luxury Restaurant)

Day 02: Asia’s largest shipyard

Drive to Old Dhaka riverside, the place looks like 200 years old riverside city. Thousands of people crossing the river by around 3000 local small boats. Asia’s largest shipyard where more than 15000 peoples are working on dismantling, repairing and creating new ships with the recovered parts.

Photoshoot: Local small boats & riverside daily lives, Shipyards,.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 03: Pineapple City

Early morning drive to pineapple city. Discover pineapple harvesting and wholesale market of pineapples. Farmers taking pineapples to market by bicycle, long trail of many pineapples loaded bicycle.

Photoshoot: Pineapples harvesting, taking to market by bicycle and wholesale market.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch  & Dinner

Day 04: Dhaka – Barisal: living in Boats:

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.

Photoshoot: Countryside people and life on boats.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 05: Barisal Guava Floating Market

Barisal District is 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’. Explore the biggest floating Guava market of Bangladesh at the best of the season of guava harvesting. It is a completely rural area, farmers harvesting guava at guava gardens and taking guavas to the floating market by their local small boats.
you will also enjoy the village market, local boat market and river cursing by local boat.

Photoshoot: Guava harvesting & floating market, Local boat market.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 06: Pottery Village

Pottery is a traditional handicraft family-oriented industry in Bangladesh. Munshigonj is one of the most significant pottery production areas in Bangladesh. More than 200 years old conventional pottery, more than 1000 families are engaged in this profession. The second session explores the old old Dhaka street.

Photoshoot: Traditional pottery making process and old Dhaka city
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 06: Batik Village & Rice Processing

Drive through to northeast districts, on the way you will explore the biggest tie-dying Batik village of Bangladesh. Here people make colors on fabrics in traditional processes and dry fabrics in the open sun, you will see them everywhere is color in the village. The second session explores rice factories, people working in rice factories, the lines of a rice paddy while the sun-dry process in the courtyard and children playing in the courtyard.

Photoshoot: Batik Village, sun-dry rice process & children playing.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 08: Dhaka – South City

In the morning drive through to the South City. after arrive south city shooting on aluminum factories. People making aluminum pots by traditional process.

Photoshoot: Aluminum factories
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 09: South City – South Bay

Early morning visits the biggest sea fish port and wholesale fish market of Bangladesh. Fishermen unloading sea fishes from boats, repairing fishing nets and drying nets on the sun, making preparation to go deep sea. Drive through to the south bay, explore the world’s longest sea beach, seaside fishing activities and children playing at the sea beach until sunset.

Photoshoot: Fishing port, fish market, seaside fishing & Sunset.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 10: South Bay

The morning session explores the biggest betel nut market in Bangladesh. Hundreds of villagers carry betel nuts to the market, whole market full of betel nuts, peoples selling and storing nuts. The second session explores the world’s longest sea beach, colorful moon shape boats, fishing on the sea beach, fishermen making and repairing nets, dragging fishing boats, and sunset on the beach.

Photoshoot: Betel Nut Market, Fishing, Moon Shape Boats & Sunset on The Beach.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 11: Fish Village – Dhaka

Early morning visits to the dry fish village, around 5000 families working on the sun-dry fish process, completely traditional process drying fish on the sun. After the morning session, we will come back to Dhaka by Flight. After arriving Dhaka explores the train track slums where people living beside train lines and their daily life activities.

Photoshoot: Dry fish process, Train track slums.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 12: Chicken Market – Departure

Early Morning Explore the chicken market. After breakfast preparing to check out the hotel. According to your individual Flight departure time, we will drop you at the airport and bid a fond farewell. We hope your unforgettable memories call you again to this land and show up your Bangladesh’s great images.

Photoshoot: Brick-field, Red bricks carry by the head, Train station & Street.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Learn post-processing like a pro

We know what your images need

Bring the touch of perfection to your digital images

Our photography expeditions are not only a simple photo trip it’s a photography workshop. Whether you are a beginner, keen amateur or professional photographer we want you to get the best possible pictures on every tour. Each of our participants will get the right infield guidance from understanding all camera settings, creating outstanding compositions, perfect exposer to the different light conditions, developing a personal style to finalizing ideas in image editing software.

We also put emphasis on Image Post-Processing which is extremely important nowadays. We will hold post-processing panels where we will teach you the workflows in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom and some additional plug-ins we use to make your pictures stand well apart from the rest. We will try to allow enough time for you to post-process your pictures while on the tour, and hopefully, you will go home with your prime shots ready for the showcase.

You will learn how to

  • Organize your photos efficiently and speed up your workflow
  • Develop RAW files with Lightroom and Photoshop and apply initial adjustments
  • Use the selection, sharpening and retouching tools properly
  • Blend multiple exposures in Lightroom and Photoshop using various techniques (HDR, luminosity masks)
  • Stylize your images to give them your own artistic signature
  • Apply various image effects… and much more

Tour Price

  USD 2850 Double Occupancy
USD 3350 Single Occupancy

What is Included & Excluded in the Price

Included

  • English Speaking Professional Photographer Guide.
  • 4- Star & 5 -Star Hotel Accommodations.

  • Local Transport by Minibus.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Drinking-Water and soft drinks.
  • 4G internet Int. call phone card

Excluded

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

YOUSUF TUSHAR 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 perfect places to capture a photo of every place 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, over this time he has traveled to many countries as a travel photographer. His works published 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 exhibited 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 Bangladesh Photographic Society. More Details about him

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