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Mr. David Johnson
California, USA

A Truly Exceptional Tour Company and Guide!

Bangladesh is a fascinating country to explore. During my January 2023 trip, I took boat rides on idyllic rivers in the Ganges Delta, saw the impressive ruins of Somapura Mahavihara, and watched devout worshipers pray at the beautiful Star Mosque. My most cherished memories, however, are those of interacting with Bangladeshi people. Most of these experiences would never have been possible had it not been for Obaidul Haque, the talented tour guide and owner of Bangladesh Scenic Tours.

It is easy to tell that Obaidul loves helping people experience and learn about the country. His face lit up with a big smile every time he saw an opportunity explain something new and unexpected to me. “What’s going on here?”, he would ask, as my gaze became fixed upon the teeth and tools arranged on the sidewalk stand of a dentist in Pirojpur; or when the crews of the ferries at Sadarghat were competing with each other for passengers by shouting at passersby to choose their boat.

Throughout the 18-day tour, Obaidul paid careful attention to my comments and feedback, adapting the itinerary to suit my interests as a solo traveler. For example, after seeing how impressed I was by a simple Santal mud house in Nagaon, he made an unscheduled detour the next day to visit another Santal village. There he introduced me to a woman artist, who painted beautiful floral designs on mud houses.

Obaidul presented me with several other wonderful “surprises,” as he calls them, during the tour. In Bogura, we shared a dinner on New Year’s Eve with two charming friends from his university. Likewise, when we stopped at the Harano Masjid, little did I know that I would also visit the madrasa next door, where I watched children beautifully recite surahs they had memorized in Arabic. I also had the unique experience of crossing through a tiny stretch (178 meters) of Indian territory to reach a small Bangladeshi enclave on an impromptu trip to the Tin Bigha Corridor.

The highlight of my trip came during my four-night homestay in Lalmonirhat – a truly authentic Bangladeshi experience. Obaidul brought me to the annual football championship for Panchagram, where I was welcomed as a guest of honor. I met the Union Chairman (mayor) and dozens of people from the area. During my stay, I also met Obaidul’s lovely family, spoke to people building a new elementary school, learned how to fish with a net, and hung out with the guys from the village – chewing betel nut leaves – at a tea shop.

While in Lalmonirhat, I had the pleasure of staying in Obaidul’s own home. The house is surrounded by beautiful fruit trees and fields, where a variety of crops are grown. It is just a short walk from a small rural market and the Mughal-era Nidaria Masjid. I was given a private room with a comfortable bed and my own bathroom (with hot water in the shower and a Western-style toilet) just down the hall. Moreover, I enjoyed sampling a wide range of Bangladeshi cuisine prepared by Obaidul’s gracious wife.

Obaidul went out of his way to make my tour unforgettable. Early on I mentioned a restaurant to him that I had read about in a guidebook and then forgot about it. Obaidul did not forget. On our last day, he took me to Al-Razzaque, where we enjoyed a delicious mutton leg roast. Likewise, after asking him if it was possible to buy a souvenir to remind me of all the colorful rickshaws, Obaidul searched for, and found, a repair shop in Dhaka that sold me a hand painted rickshaw panel, signed by the artist.

The people of Bangladesh are very warm and welcoming and that is also the impression I had when I first met Obaidul. His enthusiasm, kindness, and good-natured personality make him an exceptional tour guide and companion. Obaidul has superior English language proficiency (and the ability to translate when needed). In addition, his willingness to share his extensive knowledge of the culture, geography, history, and religions of Bangladesh greatly enriched my experience during the tour. A true professional, Obaidul is organized, polite, punctual, and reliable.

Bangladesh is a safe place for foreign tourists travelling with a guide. Whether in large cities or small villages, at no time did I ever feel unsafe. On the contrary, people showed me great kindness everywhere I went. They often asked to take a selfie with me and some even invited me into their homes and businesses to share a cup of tea and friendly conversation. Bangladeshi people are just as interested in learning about foreigners as I was interested in learning about them.

My highest recommendation.

Mr. Alfred Fuellemann
Embrach, Switzerland

Unforgettable, fantastic tour with Bangladesh Scenic Tours.

We are a married couple from Switzerland and made a trip of 16 days from January to February 2023 through Bangladesh. Our guide Obaidul Haque organized this trip perfectly according to our wishes. On our whole journey – on foot, by car, train, and boat, Obaidul has always accompanied us, during our trip, he always found a solution for everything.
He told us a lot about Bangladesh, its history, culture, social life in the countryside and in the city. He was always able to answer our many questions with his enormous knowledge – like a walking encyclopedia.

We have already traveled to many countries, but Obaidul with its pleasant nature is One of the best professional guides we have ever encountered. We will definitely recommend Obaidul to our friends.

Eva & Steie
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amazing Bangladesh National Assembly Tour 

A dream came true visiting the Bangladesh National Assembly by Louis Kahn in Dhaka!

We had a good time with Obaidul and his friendly driver, the private trip was well prepared and everything went very smooth because of his guidance. It was very special to see the building from the inside and we could calmly go through different spaces to take it all in.
After visiting the National Assembly we had a nice plate of khichuri (a typical Bangladesh dish) for lunch, and then we went to visit the Baitur Rauf Jame Masjid mosque in the north of the city. A very beautiful and surprising building, and a great addition to the National Assembly Tour.
We highly recommend going on this tour with Obaidul!

Thank you again Obaidul!

Mr. Alexandros
Athens, Greece

Amazing experience with an outstanding tour operator 

Very punctual, customer-oriented, professional, and always looking to please his hosts. Obaidul is an amazing young tour operator who goes above and beyond any expectations. I am travelling a lot around the world and to find an exceptional professional is not that easy.

Ms. Tracey Fleming
Montana, USA

Wonderful introduction to colorful, variable Bangladesh–Solo Female Traveler!

How to summarize? This was an extremely enlightening trip 10-day trip to a country I knew little about. For me it was an add-on to India and I am so fortunate I had the time to do this. As usual, my pre-conceived ideas of Bangladesh were way off the mark. It is a busy, colorful country and I only hit a few of the highlights. My trip guide was Obaidul, the owner. He is an excellent guide. He kept in touch before I arrived and worked with me on VOA, how to transfer funds for a down payment, and customized my tour so I could hit the “must-sees” for me.

Every segment was eye-opening. Sundarbans, the Mangrove Forest in the Ganges Delta was just marvelous…the 3-4 days included walks in the forest, animal spotting, multiple small oar-boat trips up small rivers and waterways to look for birds and animals, and a super competent, friendly, and accommodating staff on the boat, the fabulous 5-6 course meals, the shore visits to non-touristy fishing villages…it was great. There were times we would not see another boat for hours….beautiful and peaceful. We did spot some fresh tiger tracks in the mud but unfortunately no actual tiger. This part of the trip was a little pricy, but it would not be at all with 2-4 people. A must-do for any nature lovers.

Obaidul figured out what I liked and made special stops on our drives (even opting for a car and driver, Ibrahim, over a train trip to Sreemangal so we could stop and see everything from aquaculture farms (shrimp and even crabs grown here) to pottery villages, to brick plants, to a lovely village where they live off jungle crops including the bitternut tree from which they harvest the leaves and nuts and send to market. A local Khasia tribe woman invited us to tea in her home…very special. In addition we visited the tea estates, bought tea and tried the 8-layer tea in Sreemangal, visited a rubber plantation and saw how they drained the rubber trees, and hiked into Lawachura National Park. The hike was on a cool, foggy morning, so many of the mammals were not spotted, but did see some monkeys and then followed the sound of the Western Hoolock Gibbon…climbing into the jungle to watch a group of 3 plus a baby for about an hour. They are extremely endangered so what a cool thing to see.

As a blond foreign women, I definitely got alot of attention…people glance, or even stare, but it only took a day to realize (and Obaidul confirmed) people are very curious with no ill-will toward foreigners. Some wanted photos with me. Not a lot of English is spoken there but in the hotels and airport, it is fine. Obaidul is fluent and even the boat guys had a little English. Post covid there are not many tourists and they would benefit greatly from more tourism.

I highly recommend Obaidul as a guide and travel planner and a trip to Bangladesh if you like off-the-beaten path destinations…it is exhilarating, enlightening, and with Obaidul feels very safe. There is much beauty in this low-lying and watery country known for its textiles. If I go again I will visit Chittagong and Sylhet…

I am an experienced traveler, typically independent traveler with occasional small group tours. I would have struggled to travel in Bangladesh independently…this type of private tour worked very well for me. and actually probably saw much more than I would have on my own.

Ms. Maxine S
Maine, USA

Fun and easy day tour with all the Dhaka sights 

My coworker and I enjoyed a wonderful day tour with Obaidul in November 2022. We hit all the major sights, had a great lunch, rickshaw, and boat ride, and spent time exploring colorful and maze-like markets. We had a lovely experience and I would be glad to engage Bangladesh Scenic Tours to explore more outside of Dhaka in the future.

Mr. Lonnie B
Hawaii, USA

Dhaka City tour

My partner and I had a fantastic day trip with Obaidul as our guide and Ibrahim as our driver!

We were picked up by Obaidul at the airport on time and went to see the amazing sites of Dhaka city. The car was very nice and had excellent air conditioning.

Obaidul showed us the unique government building, Lalbagh Fort, the Star Mosque the Pink Palace and so much more.

Additionally, we we went on a rickshaw ride through the old city and bazaars. Obaidul also arranged for us to go on a boat during sunset on the Ganges river! It was a phenomenal day!

Obaidul speaks great English and also had great communication before, during and after our trip. We feel truly lucky to have had him as our tour guide and now as our friend.

Bangladesh is a safe and very friendly country to visit. We highly recommend everyone to visit and use Bangladesh Scenic Tours!

Ms. Monica M
Connecticut, USA

Great tour of Dhaka city 

Obaidul arranged a fun and informative tour of Dhaka for us. We saw all of the sights, had a delicious lunch, and even did some shopping. Several colleagues said that they hadn’t seen that much of Dhaka after living in the city for months! We didn’t feel rushed and Obaidul provided lots of great information. Highly recommend this tour.

Mr. Mike K
North Carolina, USA

Two Days in Dhaka and Sonargaon 

Obaidul was great to work with, and an excellent guide. I arranged a two-day stopover tour, and he was very quick to respond to my questions. When I arrived at the Dhaka airport, I discovered that to get a visa, I needed a letter of introduction, which I did not have. Odaibul arranged for one very quickly.

My two day tour was excellent, covering Dhaka and Sonargaon.

Mr. Alexey B
Moscow, Russia

Very good experience with Obaidul 😉

Great and not forced tour experience with Obaidul. Professional approach to each client. We were with a friend and had a great day on the tour program! I recommend!

Ms. Gladys
Embrach, Switzerland

Magnifique voyage au Bangladesh!

Nous avons voyagé (2 pers.- 16 jours) par train, auto, bateau et à pied à travers le Bangladesh.
Un voyage inoubliable et fascinant, haut en couleur. Les habitants sont très ouverts, prêts à aider.
Notre guide Obaidul, très compétant, a organisé tout le voyage. Il nous a fait découvrir son pays et informés sur ses habitudes, son histoire et la vie sociale.
Nous avons visité Dhaka avec ses très grands marchés pittoresques, plein de vie. Le vieux Dhaka avec ses anciens monuments. Sreemangal, puis le Parc National de Lawachara, thé plantages, ainsi que le Sunderbans avec ses forêts de mangroves.
Grâce à Obaidul, notre guide, notre voyage a été un plein succès et nous repartons avec de très beaux souvenirs.

Mr. Chris Hodges
Tennessee, USA

Wonderful experience! 

I contacted Obaidul at the last minute and he developed a great one-day itinerary to show me the city highlights and introduce me to the local culture. His English was excellent and he was very responsive to all of my questions and requests. I would highly recommend him as your guide to Dhaka.

Mr. Jamie McMurtie
London, UK

Make the most of Bangladesh with a fantastic guide

Right from the start Obaidul was a very prompt communicator and we arranged a tour of Dhaka on short notice to make the most of my limited time in Dhaka. I really enjoyed our tour through Old Dhaka, seeing both local life and historic sights. Obaidul is fantastic and friendly guide with great insight into Bangladesh. His professionalism was especially evident when we reached Ashan Manzil with our pre-booked entrance tickets, while other guided groups were left stranded outside struggling to book online. There is so much beauty in Bangladesh to see I hope I can return soon and enjoy Obaidul’s company again for a longer guided trip.

Mr. Erik & Ms. Carol
Michigan, USA

The best!!!

Speaking as the travel editor for a major international media group for over half a decade, I have to say that Muhammad ranks among the very best of all the hundreds of tour guides I’ve encountered. He truly customized our trip, which we especially needed since we visited Bangladesh with an 8-year-old and her fairly naughty 4-year-old brother, both of whom also came to love Muhammad. He made it one of the best trips out of around 30 countries I’ve visited. He went above and beyond in every way! I couldn’t recommend him enough!

Ms. Cassandra

Fantastic and budget friendly tour!

I joined a group of tourists (2 Americans,1 Austrian, 1 Puerto Rican) on a impromptu basis, for 8 days. As i wanted to cut into the tour and leave on specific dates due to a lack of Work leave days, Obaidul was very helpful and accommodative in planning and arranging transport, stays etc. that would make a travel possible within my desired travel dates. He was very patient with my queries, even though some may come off a bit rude (Example, City girl asking if their local planes are safe or prone to crashes) but were my genuine concerns given some feedback from Bangladeshis i met in my country. Not only was he helpful, he tried his utmost best to put my worries about travelling alone and meeting them in the middle of the tour in Bangladesh alone.

Throughout the entire trip, Obaidul was obliging to our requests, clear and engaging for the duration of the tour. He also allowed us a rare glimpse of the Bangladeshi hospitality, when I needed an urgent toilet break in the midst of the trip in a rural area. We visited a local’s house and the hospitality in Bangladesh was amazing. They may not have much to give but they were eager to provide snacks and drinks and ask us to stay and enjoy the time of the day with them.

Mr. Andrey Gavrikov
Moscow, Russia

It was a fantastic 6 days in Bangladesh!

I walked around just a great guide Obaidul and he shows Bangladesh the way it is. For 3 days, we saw the main archaeological sites in Rajshahi, Bogra and the surrounding area, then there was a two-day dive in Dhaka – we visited the main markets, unusual areas, looked at the main attractions, visited restaurants for local people, where everything is very inexpensive, but incredibly tasty. And one more day we explored the dock in Chittagong, where huge ships are being dismantled. Any request has been granted. In addition to the planned program, we went to local schools, factories, private homes – this is real life and it is very cool! A professional driver Liton was with us all the time. In Bangladesh, it is very important to travel with real professionals, because traffic is very active 🙂 On-site hotels selected the best, but for the right price. I am very grateful to Obaidul and his team for these fantastic 6 days in Bangladesh! Definitely recommend it!

Mr. Bob Francescone
Florida, USA

Superb tour in Bangladesh with Bangladesh Scenic Tours

Obaidul is a delightful travel companion, affable, funny, full of energy, and just great company. I consider him a friend, someone to spend share life with.
Bangladesh is a revelation. The country is beautiful, the rich tradition compelling, the food delicious. Best is the true sweetness and kindness of its people. We were welcomed warmly with smiles that started deep in those dark eyes, genuine and curious. Tourists are a rarity. People spoke with us wherever we went, asked where we were from and wanted photos. “Selfie” is now a universal ice-breaker.
Go to Bangladesh, but go with Obaidul and Bangladesh Scenic Tours.

Mr. Dennis Bowman
Florida, USA

An amazing and wonderful 18 day tour

 We knew we hit the jackpot when Obaidul met us at the airport. A major airline debacle found us in a panic in our Yangon to Dhaka connection. Obaidul came through with flying colors meeting us at “0 dark hundred” in the morning. We knew we were in the best hands ever for our extensive journey through Bangladesh.

Besides being thoroughly knowledgeable about the sights on our itinerary, his drivers are professional when dealing with the city and countryside traffic (an experience you’ll never forget) and he made us feel totally safe everywhere.


Mr. Luis Alberto
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Best of Bangladesh

I want to praise Obaidul because he was an excellent tour guide. Probably the best in Bangladesh. He is funny, respectful, wise, full of information and knowledge about his country, and always has a smile on his face. He is able to solve almost any problem or situation. He’s always doing his best to fulfill any request of his clients, and really making them feel appreciated and welcomed.

Michael Zinreich

Obaidul was a great tour guide. Very friendly and entertaining. His English is very excellent and good to understand. (I’m not English native myself). Also he is very knowledgeable about the visited places and the nature in particular. I would definitely do another tour with him! Thanks again for this great day, Obaidul!

Hans Samuelson
Barcelona (Spain)

Understand Bangladesh

When looking for a guide in Dhaka I was not only looking for some with knowledge being professional but also have the right enthusiasm. This way I got in touch with Obaidul and I was not disappointed. Take a one day tour in Dhaka I have seen the most important landmark however more important I have met the people of Bangladesh, I have a much better understanding how the people are thinking and I now know a lot about the history and present Bangladesh. Obaidul is not only a knowledgeable person he is also genuinely interested in his country, he is proud of being a Bangladeshi, understand how much Bangladesh has to offer its visitors and is enthusiastically promoting this to his guests. That’s why I can highly recommend Obaidul for any traveller to Bangladesh and I have started to plan for my next visit to see other parts of the country with Obaidul as my guide.

Oliver Kruiser

We have used Obaidul’s tours before and will continue to do so, simply because he is incredible! He is always warm, well educated, kind, thoughtful and knowledgeable about all things of Bangladesh. We surely come back soon to exploring entire Bangladesh!

Hyun Ju
Vancouver (Canada)

Memorable trip to Sonargaon

Obaidul´s tours was great, he picked up us from airport and then did a tour Old Capital for whole day throughout the city, we went to visit all the sites recommended by TripAdvisor & lonely planet boat and rickshaw rides were so much fun. Obaidul was amazing he knew everything we would ask him, I would highly recommend Obaidul´s tours.

Ms. Charistine Kelly
London (UK)

I would highly recommend booking Obaidul’s tour if you are looking to have the best experience in Dhaka! I was only in Dhaka for a short amount of time and he showed us everything. We had a driver who made everything so easy! Must use them for tour guide in Dhaka!


I use guides in every new city I travel to. I have never had a bad experience. Obaidul, however, is in a class by himself for his knowledge, his passion, his professionalism, the efficiency with which his is able to move guests around and his generosity of spirit. You won’t go wrong if you use Obaidul when you visit Dhaka.

Brussels (Belgium)

I very rarely use guides when I go abroad and I have traveled a great deal. However in Dhaka I wanted to spend a whole day enjoying this chaotic city and getting to know the history and also I did Barisal Backwater Tour which was fabulous. Obaidul arrived on time, texted me, and greeted my friend very professionally. The car was essential as we had lots of great places to go. Obaidul was a star and his English and understanding of Arabic accents incredible!!! We loved spending couple of days with him and hearing the history of the liberation war, Pakistani & British reign. Obaidul told us some great stories and proved how much of an asset he has regarding Comparative Religion; He knows so many facts of all major religions. Awesome guide!


Obaidul was an excellent tour guide who was very flexible with the itinerary. I had already been to a few of the places we had planned to visit so we just changed to suit. He gave enough information without overloading you with too much. I also did the night and tastes of Dhaka tour with Obaidul and that was also excellent. I would recommend doing this tour on arrival in Dhaka as it gives you some insight into where to eat and how to choose one of the many places to eat. Also excellent communication through WhatsApp

David McArdle

An excellent guide destined to become a friend – 5*

Obaidul, first and foremost, is a smart and generous guide, who made my short trip to Dhaka into one of the most memorable experiences I’ve ever had. I feel I could not as feel as much in two days with Obaidul had I been alone in the capital for a month – not only is Obaidul clearly intelligent and knowledgeable, but he is also personable, fun and enjoyable to be around. 

Ho Chi Minh City (Vietname)

Obaidul did an awesome job as an ambassador of Dhaka. He is a very knowledgeable tour guide and a fun person to hang out with. I would recommend Obaidul for all your tour guide needs.

Nyghen Hanoi

Well organized tour, especially when you like to see the highlights, with all the information you need. Also if you have questions about the culture, things you see, very very helpful. We were guided by Obaidul, very good tour guide and the trip was organized by him. Trustful and reliable.

Idham Zuhri

We had a wonderful tour of Old Capital & Old Dhaka. Obaidul, our guide, showed us the best of Sonargaon and best of Old City, visiting River Island was fun. His service was very professional and attentive, and his command of English was proficient. My husband and I were deeply impressed as well as satisfied. 


Obaidul was a fantastic guide. He was constantly making sure we were happy, informed and prepared for the next stage of my trip. I feel very lucky to have had his accompanying on my first visit to Dhaka. A wonderful day trip!

Muhammad Firdaus

Amazing Dhaka

My family and I were delighted with our Guide whose English was fabulous no problem understanding him. The Guide ‘OBAIDUL’ really made our visit to the city, he was interesting, very knowledgeable and amusing I wish now we had booked to have guided tours of all the museums we visited-next time I visit (hopefully next year) I will book Sundarbans tour with him. 


Our guide was magnificent! Obaidul was very knowledgeable and helpful he directed us to an additional site not on the “official” tour and recommended a wonderful lunch venue which was awesome. I would recommend him to everyone.


Where to begin??? He was 110% professional and friendly. We will always think of the Gift of meeting Obaidul when we think of our visit to Dhaka. He is well worth hiring and spending time with. We will hire him when we visit again. Biggest Possible Recommendation!

Laura Muller

We had a great day with our guide Obaidul. He had planned to show us best of Dhaka which was very flexible with some of the things we wanted to see. The Rickshaw ride was a great experience. Also to see the “old town” and walk in the narrow alleys getting a glimpse of the older parts of Dhaka.

Anna Whitson
Washington (USA)

I was traveling for business and myself and two colleagues wanted to see some architecture and hit the highlights of Dhaka. Obaidul was knowledgeable, professional and most of all fun! He has such a friendly personality and made everything easy. I highly recommend Obaidul. You can’t go wrong.

Piper Hart
British Columbia (Canada)

Obaidul is wonderful and runs a first class operation. I contacted him after my original tour guide canceled on me and within 1 hour he arranged for a great guide by himself. He spoke good English and had a personality. He knew a lot of useful facts about the different neighborhoods. It was great spending the day with him.

Ms. Elfie Freytag
Vienna, Austria

A great tour to the highlights of Bangladesh

A great tour to the Best of Bangladesh. My three American friends and I booked a three-week-tour with Obaidul and we had a very good time. Obaidul speeks fluently English, knows a lot about his country and was always concerned about us. He tried to show us as much as possible within this 18 days – which sometimes was a bit stressful, but we got a good overview of the diversity in this beautiful country.

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