Tamara MichaelUnited States
GREAT day with Meesbaul and a competent driver in Dhaka traffic! Probably, the boat ride on the Burihagan River was the day's highlight, experiencing an hour of local life...an explosion of sights, colors, and sounds! Be ready for a sensory overload! FUN FUN FUN!!!!
Albert H.United States
After a mix up with initial meeting, Messbaul connected with us and showed us around Dhaka for an afternoon. We enjoyed his insights and he is a good ambassador for Dhaka and Bangladesh.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your cooperation. I didn't confirm your hotel, you didn't share the reservation details (information) that you have confirm your hotel with Transfer Service. Actually that was not my concern. I confirm your pick up time and place according to your flight number and arrival time as per your requirement. On the other hand hotel also did their job, pick up their guests is their concern. Any way it was a lesson for me. Thanks and regards Messbaul A..
We have booked the tour just the night before and Messbaul answer very quickly. We are very happy with our tour in Dhaka, thanks to Messbaul's experience and flexibility during the tour, always trying to fullfill our interests! Hope to come again soon!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your cooperation and support in this trip.. best regards.
It was my first visit to Dhaka and Messbaul picked me up in the Hotel in the early morning which was a perfect suggestion. This way we could avoid the heavy traffic and could manage to see a lot of places places within this half day tour. It was a great way to get an impression of the culture here and the different areas of the city which wouldnt be possible if you go and try to explore the city on your own. Therefore I recommend anyone to book the same tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure. Appreciate you will book our tour in your next visit in Bangladesh.
Luke MacDonaldNew Zealand
Being new to Bangladesh I didn't know what tour to book. I mentioned this to Messbaul and we altered the tour to suit just what I was wanting. What a great day was had! Very knowledgeable man with great English skills and excellent way of explaining Dhaka and Bandladesh life. Took me to some excellent places. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am feeling glad to guide you in Dhaka. Hope to see you again here in Bangladesh. Thanks for your nice feedback.
Great day. Very informative guide. We thoroughly enjoyed it and appreciated Messbaul's knowledge of the area and the country as well as his flexibility in adapting some of our stops on the fly. Highly recommended.
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Messbaul is an excellent guide. He was on time. He's friendly, calm & knows the places well. It was a great experience to visit the abandoned Panam City, Gouldi Mosque & Pink Palace museum. The boat ride at the fishing village was the best. Messbaul explained the story of each building, the architecture & the history. We also went to saree making place, which is a home industry. My first experience in Dhaka and it was a superb. Thanks to Messbaul for being a superb guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really feeling great to service you. And ready to be your guide at Dhaka in your next visit.
It was great experience. Messbaul could not make it but he arranged my tour according to my needs (airport pick up, adjusted itinerary and routes) and found a great replacement to take me on the tour. I brought a big suitcase with me but the tourguide, Milan, gave me a place to put my luggage in his hostel (Travel Homes) nearby the airport. Milan, being local, has a good knowledge on the places in Old Dhaka and knows good spots to enjoy the view!
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Susan ContessUnited States
Messbaul took us on a great tour of Dhaka within our limited 6 hour time frame. He took us to all the cultural and historical highlights, and we even had a short boat ride on the river. I would highly recommend Messbaul as a tour guide for any part of Dhaka!
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Danielle OgdenUnited States
Messbaul was an amazing guide! He hooked it up last minute and did not disappoint... literally called him the same day! Thanks for making our trip to Bangladesh a memorable one. We will cherish these moments forever. 5 stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: At first let me thank you for choosing me as your guide in Dhaka. Without your support I could not make this trip. Thank for your kind cooperation.
Isaac PollakUnited States
Both Messbaul and the driver were really very good They catered to my needs, went above and beyond in looking for unique experiences for me to share in Thoroughly enjoyed my days with them
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice comments. Appreciate you will visit again.
Isaac PollakUnited States
dependable , reliable, knew the city real well Made changes as needed Both Messbaul and or driver were excellent
James StevensUnited States
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James StevensUnited States
Messbaul is a very good guide. He was punctual, knowledgeable, efficient, and very enjoyable. The rickshaw tour gives you a feel for the streets of Dhaka. The sounds, the congestion, the smells that make Dhaka such an interesting place to visit.
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Natalie ClarkUnited States
Messbaul was a great guide for my private day tour of Old Dhaka. He was very well informed about the his city's past and present and took my preferences into account for planning our day and picking the site. He was friendly & helpful!
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I was so happy to have Messbaul as my guide. i have learnt so much about the country and its history. he was flexible and kindly adjusted the tour according to my very tight schedule. Messbaul is very helpful and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him to anyone visiting Dhaka and other areas in Bangladesh.
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Very flexible to adjust the tour to your particular interests!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice feedback. Hope you will contact me in your next visit. Best of luck. Messbaul A.
This was fantastic and very well worth taking. I booked at very short notice and my tour was during the last days of Ramadan, but Messbaul was able to navigate the traffic issues in the city and take me to plenty of interesting places. He was very knowledgeable about the city and the history of Bangladesh, and very patient with all my questions. Cannot recommend him highly enough!
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I had a nice time outside Dhaka and in Old Dhaka. I've seen a lot and especially the old capital was really interesting. The guide knew a lot about the culture and the history. And he's chosen a great restaurant to have lunch at. Would totally recommend!
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Jane KingUnited Kingdom
Messbaul took me on a wondeful trip around old and new Dhaka, including my requested visit to the Mother Teresa orphanage. I learned so many interesting facts about the history and modern day life in Dhaka. I always felt extremely safe and well looked after. I would thoroughly recommend this tour, especially as Messbaul went out of his way to cover what I wanted to see, including accompanying me on a shopping visit and lunch in Aarong craft centre. A fabulous day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your nice feedback. Appreciate you will visit Dhaka with me again. Best regards. Messbaul
It gave us time to see more things than expected. A visit to Dhaka complete! Thanks Messbaul.
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Excellent! Best guide ever. Great personality. Good sense of humour, very punctual and always helpful and considerate. Messbaul coved all the Bangkadeshi history with visits to villages, museums, ports and markets. We cannot thank him enough. I can highly recommend anyone visiting Dhaka to make sure they ask for Messbaul as their guide. Thanks afain
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Another tour with Messbaul. Better than the first if that's possible. Always ensuring that we saw what we wanted and always flexible to assist us in learning all we could about Bangkadesh. We highly recommend Messbaul to anyone visiting Bangkadesh.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot we have complete a successful trip with your cooperation. Hope to serve you at your next trip in Bangladesh. With best regards, Messbaul.
Our Tour was incredible. Messbaul, our guide who was with us for the entire duration of this part of our journey, was 1000% amazing. We strongly, strongly recommend that you go with this company, and this guide! He will totally, absolutely look after you.We had the time of our lives, even though it rained, he made it great. He understands foreign travellers, anticipates our needs, was highly responsive, and just a great guy. His lal knowledge of birds/animals is also outstanding for any naturelovers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is really a great comment on our tour and will attract many visitors in future. Thanks a lot for kind support during our trip. Best regards. Messbaul A.
Messbaul was great! We loved this tour, and felt totally at home with Messbaul and his day. Other tours that we saw were "run of the mill" and "average" but not this one! Messbaul has prepared several really, really unique adventures for us (he can cater to your every need). We spent 4 very enjoyable days in Bangladesh and will go back! In 18 years in Asia, Bangladesh was never on my radar as I never thought it was so amazing ... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! And go with Messbaul. You will be in great hands.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Let me thank you for your kind cooperation during our trip. You must plan to visit Sundarbans, the world largest mangrove forest; Chittagong hills to explore the tribal culture based on the fascinating Kaptai lake and other hill rivers in your next trip to Bangladesh.
I had a great time on this tour, I'd highly recommend it. In the morning Messbaul picked me up from my hotel, we drove to the dock and he led me to my seat on the boat. At this point he left and I had a great journey on the boat in a window seat, enjoying some amazing views over breakfast. Once I disembarked I was immediately met by Messbaul, a very nice guy who led me around Barisal. Later, embarking the paddle steamer, he led me to my private cabin and I enjoyed a good nights sleep. Thanks guys.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Mr. David for the compliments. Appreciate your sound health.
Dan FoxUnited Kingdom
An excellent tour well organised. Tour guide took a very flexible approach to our requirements and gave us exactly the tour we wanted. A very informative tour which gave us a great insight to life in Dhaka and rural Bangladesh.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your good comments.
Messba was a great guide, i really enjoyed this tour of old dhaka. It's a really interesting part of the city, and he provided lots of insights into the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot & hope to be your guide in future.
Excellent day trip out of Dhaka to get a taste of Bangladesh life outside the capital. Beautiful old buildings and a chance to meet and talk to local people. Our guide Messbaul was very informative. He was also quite flexible. We added a boat trip to the Sonagoan visit and again this was a great opportunity to see local life- people washing their clothes and cows on the riverbank, fishermen etc. With the river trip we were still back in Dhaka by 1530h but we were lucky with traffic. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Without your cooperation I could not make a successful trip. Thanks & hope you will plan again to visit other interesting places in Bangladesh.
Andre EsserUnited Kingdom
Whistle stop tour of the most important places with great commentary from a knowledgeable guide. Also helped immensely with the purchases of a train ticket for the next day.
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Rachael LomasUnited Kingdom
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Raymond ComerfordBray, WICKLOW, Ireland
My guide was Messbaul and he met me at the hotel as arranged. The tour was Old Dhaka by rickshaw & we took a CNG to get there. Traffic we terrible but Massbaul rearranged the itinerary & we started at the University instead. He was verynice and happy to adjust to tour to my preferences. His knowledge of the city is impressive. The tour was good fun and I saw a lot. The highlight was a visit to the Parliament which Messbaul arranged. It is a must if you are in Dhaka. I would highly recommend Messbaul.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your good comments. Will be taken care of other issues you have mentioned regarding lunch & Tips. Hope will meet you again at Dhaka.
Kathleen BrushUnited States
Guide Messbaul and Driver Dulul were great. Prompt, and extremely knowledgeable not just about Dhaka but also about how to deliver a great experience for a tourist. For a single western woman Dhaka can be intimidating, but I experienced none of that. Even the insane driving was masterfully handled by Dulul. For me Dhaka was a memorable and informative experience and I thank my guide and driver for that. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks & appreciate your cooperation in our trip. Hope you will visit Bangladesh again & I like to be your guide on that time.
Messbaul was a friendly and professional guide. The drive to the old capital was very long, and in hindsight we may not have done this portion of the trip on a stopover (as we were already tired from the flight). Otherwise, it was an interesting day that gave us a great overview of life in Dhaka.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your commence. Please refer our tours to your friends. Thanks again. Messbaul
Liu Chien LiTaiwan
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your valued rating.
Messbaul took me under his wings today and has been a wonderful tour guide. He constantly tried to think with me in order to make my tour as pleasant as possible and to make sure I didn't miss anything I wanted to see. He knows the insiders spots and is very helpful. Besides that his English is of high level. Recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I feel glad to be your guide & thanks a lot for your coopeartion & support during our trip.
Our trip is highly customized. Messbaul is a good guide with a very flexible approach to solve our needs.
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пишу специально для руских туристов. Обращайтес к этому гидо. Все организовано замечательно, интересно. Не жалейте денег, не рискуйте собой, вся экскурсия в основном на такси, так перемещаться по Дакке крайне сложно. Английский должен быть средний.
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TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Naoki, Thanks a lot for your good rating. Hope you will advise your friends to visit Bangladesh too. Best regards Messbaul A.
Alison SweetingUnited Kingdom
We packed a lot into the day - starting off by driving to Sonargaon where Mussbaul managed to arrange for me to go inside an ordinary family home before exploring the ruins of Panam City. Mussbaul proved to be an engaging and knowledgeable guide,with lots of information and explanations at his fingertips. In the afternoon we explored Old Dhaka and again, I learned a lot about this busy, fascinating city. I recommend taking plenty small notes for tips at various places. Great tour, well worth it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Alison, I like to visit other interesting places in Bangladesh with your family & friends. Feeling glad to serve you please keep in touch. Best regards Messbaul A. Dhaka
Nancy H.United States
I highly recommend this tour for learning about Dhaka. Mr. Messbaul was the perfect tour guide - punctual, friendly, knowledgeable, easy-going, yet efficient and professional. He had answers for all of my questions and gave me a good overview of the city and its rich history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great day for me to guide you for a half day in Dhaka City. Hope will meet you again in your next visit in Bangladesh.
Katharine VincentSouth Africa
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the rating. Hope to meet you again at your next trip to Bangladesh
David ReifUnited States
Messbaul was an excellent guide. He was early for our tour. He was very knowledgeable about all the different places. He was also flexible as I made changes from what I wanted to see from the original plan. I highly recommend him and I will use him for a more in depth tour during my next visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Reif, Thanks a lot for the recommendation. Best of luck Messbaul A. Dhaka
We had a great experience visiting the Old Capital and a river cruise with Mr. Messbaul. He shared knowledge about Bangladesh throughout the day, were friendly, had excellent English skills, and had planned a interesting trip for us. We can highly recommend to use Mr Messbaul as a guide, and we will definitely book more trips with ToursByLocals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Henrik Olsen, I am very much happy to serve you & your family for a daylong trip in Old capital & at the river. Thank you vary much for the Rating, Best of luck Messbaul A. DHAKA
Noah PennartzUnited States
I couldn't have asked for a better guide than Messbaul to show me Dhaka. A wonderful tour guide! Very knowledgeable about his native home and completely flexible. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to explore Bangladesh.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments.
The tour was very interesting, mr. Messbaul answered all the questions we had. We were picked up at the hotel and brought back. We would highly recommend this tour with Mr. Messbaul.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ms. Rita Marbach, You were so cooperative & feeling glad on your comment. Appreciate if you kindly convey this information to your friends so they can visit Bangladesh by this way I can get the opportunity to guide them. Wishing you all the best. Messbaul A. Dhaka
Daniel GarrettUnited States
Was given almost to much information to retain in a short amount of time. There was much to see & do. I enjoyed it immensely. I just can't remember all the things he told me about many of the sites, I like to have maybe a brief synopsis of the sites or important places. Also since I can't read Bengali to have a few things translated.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Some roads were blocked by the temporary cattle markets - which was unusual (sealing & buying on the road), specially at old part of Dhaka Due to Eid Festival. We have visited alternative sites like Star Mosque, Shopping center etc. I try to explain about all the sites which we have mist. Thank you very much for the rating.
Mohammed AlamKersey, IP76EA, United Kingdom
Messbaul did a great job. Collected us on time in a well appointed vehicle. Found a boat in very good working order for the river cruise. His knowledge of rural life was well founded. Altogether an excellent tour and an excellent tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Iqbal Mohammed, Thank you very much for your comments & rated me *****. Hope you will book me in your next visit in Bangladesh & appreciate if you convey the experience to your friends who will visit Bangladesh in future. Thanks again for your kind support & convey my regards to your wife & son. Best of luck Messbaul A. DHAKA
Mohammed AlamKersey, IP76EA, United Kingdom
We've given this tour a 5 star rating. We were going to do this on a weekday but Messbaul suggested a change to Friday. Being a holiday, he said, there would be less traffic. He was right! Messbaul builds flexibility into his tours in terms of routing and flexibility, which is essential in a busy city such as Dhaka. Overall, we were very pleased with the arrangements, including the restaurant Messbaul chose for lunch! A great day out! Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Alam, Thanks a lot for your cooperation & I would be glad if you convey this message to your friends who like to visit Bangladesh in future. Thanks & regards Messbaul A. Dhaka
Mohammed AlamKersey, IP76EA, United Kingdom
Messbaul was brilliant. All arrangements were in place well beforehand. The tour itself was well thought out and matched expectations. The vehicles used were comfortable. The restaurant and washroom facilities were excellent. The eco guide for the forest and the tea garden was very knowledgeable and pleasant. All together a wonderful day out.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. M. Alam, Thanks for your kind cooperation during the trip. I feel glad to be your guide in this trip. Thanks again for your excellent comments. Best of lick Messbaul A. DHAKA
Hello, we were a group of 6 guys visiting Dhaka for only one day. Therefore i asked our guide Mr.Messbaul to do a special tour for us. It was great !! Mr.Messbaul did a fantastic job showing us a few special things we wanted to see in only a short time. As a guide he is really nice and knows what he can do for you. In any way when coming back to Dhaka one day i would book him again without any doubts :o) ! Thanks to you Mr.Messbaul and greetings from Germany, Mr.Plate
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Plate, Thanks a lot for your comments & I feel proud to guide you & your friends during your visit in Dhaka.
I did not regard the tour as good value for money. The price was very high for seeing only a small number of local sights, which were explained in only a pedestrin way, and coupled with very significant traffic problems. While the tour guide had no control over the traffic, the prospect of long delays could have been mentioned in the materials. I think, too, that the tour guide could be more sensitive to identifying and readying tourists to photo opportunities.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Noted with thanks. Dhaka to Sonargaon is one and a half hour drive, unfortunately there was a traffic jam as it was the last working day of the week and it took an additional half an hour to reach Sonargaon. I am sorry for inconvenience, I've edited the tour description to reflect that traffic may delay things. Regarding the tour cost, it is on the higher side for a single traveler.
Kathy FranceUnited Kingdom
Messbaul was an excellent guide, able to answer all our questions about Bangladesh and its culture.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Kathy France, Thanks for the booking. Please to confirm the trip. Thanks & regards. Messbaul A.
I travel all over the world on business, about 3 weeks per month, so I have some knowledge of local tour guides. I can honestly say that Messbaul is by far the best tour guide I have had in many many years. What makes a tour guide good are many facets...he is honest, knowledgable and flexible. If you are going to be in Dhaka, I HIGHLY recommend you contact Messbaul, as you will be pleasantly surprised by your experience. Will I use him again when I come to Bangladesh....definitely. John P. in the UK
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