Otter Fishing Tour

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Facilities


  • Wifi

  • Hotel

  • Transfer

  • Transport

  • Site Seeing

  • Guide

  • First Aid

  • Meal
  • Photo Gallery

Price: Starting from $227 USD* /per pax

Duration: 03 Days, 02 Nights
Attractions Otter Fishing and Village Life
Area Covered Khulna, and Narail.
Best Time Round the Year
Availability: Round the Year (except Saturday & Wednesday)
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Destination tour package, Otter Fishing is deliberate to cover one of the most Outstanding Activity and Tour Attraction of Bangladesh, recommended by popular travel guides like Bradt and LonelyPlanet.

Key features of this tour package “Otter Fishing are focusing mostly on the “Culture”, and “Heritage” of Bangladesh. This tour package (Otter Fishing Tour) takes you to observe the most interesting activity of Bangladesh including two Bangladeshi Train ride and ride Motorbike on country roads.

    Tour Highlights:
  • Experience Otter Fishing, where you will see how the fisherman cleverly fishing with the help of trained Otters, which is rare to find in any other parts of Asia.
  • Visit Fishermen Village at Narail.
  • Ride Motorbike on country roads.  
  • Bangladeshi Train Ride, a Unique Experience for life time.
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01Day One: Dhaka - Khulna by Train
  • Our guide along with driver will pick you up from your hotel or resident at 05:00 AM in the morning and transfer to Dhaka Railway Station (Komolapur Rail Station / Kamalapur Railway Station) or Airport Railway Station (Airport Rail Station / Biman Bandar Rail Station) depends on your location. Your train, Sundarban Express will depart for Khulna at 06:20 AM.
  • Arrived Khulna around 05:00 PM, and transfer to your hotel.
  • Dinner at hotel’s dine in or down town. 
  • Overnight at Khulna (Hotel City Inn or Castle Salam).
  • End of day 01.
02Day Two: Khulna - Narail,and Otter Fishingr
  • After breakfast, start towards Noapara Ghat, at Jessore, a place between middle of Khulna and Narail at 08:30 AM (40 km, 1.30 hrs). Upon Arrival cross the river by local ferry boat.
  • We will take motorbike from here (after crossing the river) to reach the fisherman village (25 km, 1 hr), to Narail district.
  • Observe the Otter Fishing activities, with the fisherman on river Chitra, a unique experience for life time. Basically fishermen are using a rare technique that relies on coordination between humans and Trained Otters, a centuries-old fishing partnership that has already long died out in other parts of Asia.
  • Take break for tea and snacks instead of lunch in a local restaurant. Because this place is quite remote then the other places and didn’t have any good quality restaurant.
  • Heading back from Narail, fisherman village to ferry station by motorbike (25 km, 1 hr). Cross the river by local ferry boat to Noapara Ghat
  • After crossing the river, start towards Khulna (40 km, 1.30 hrs), and arrived at the hotel in late afternoon, around 04:00 PM.
  • Dinner at hotel’s dine in or down town.
  • Overnight at Khulna (Hotel City Inn or Castle Salam).
  • End of day 02.
03Day Three: Khulna - Dhaka by Train
  • After breakfast, checkout from the hotel at 07:45 AM and transfer to Khulna Railway Station. Your train, Chitra Express will depart for Dhaka at 08:30 AM.
  • Arrived Dhaka around 07:00 PM, and transfer to your convenient place.
  • End of day 03.
  • End of Tour.
Tour Includes:
  • All Pick-up and Drop-off service.
  • 2 Nights accommodation in hotel as mentioned in the itinerary, with complementary breakfast.
  • Lunch on Day-02 on a decent local restaurant (authentic local food).
  • 1st class air conditioned train ticket.
  • All train, motorbike and boat rides.
  • Air-conditioned adequate Transportation.
  • Experienced and well-behaved driver.
  • English speaking, and experienced full time Guide.
  • All tips except our Guide, Driver, and Boat Crew.
Tour Excludes:
  • Any food, drinks, or beverage other than mentioned above.
  • Any personal item(s).
Availability:
  • Minimum 02 people are required to book this tour.
  • Tour is available at Friday and any Holidays.
  • This tour can also start on any Wednesday* and Saturday* round the year. But in that case the journey (Dhaka-Khulna) and (Khulna-Dhaka) will be completed with an air conditioned luxurious bus instead of train.
Train:
  • 1st Class Air-Conditioned tickets of any Train depends on availability. You might have to travel on the 2nd Class if 1st Class is not available. Only difference between 1st and 2nd Class on Train is that the 2nd Class have no Air-Conditioning. Other facilities are the same.
  • In case of traveling on the 2nd class by train, you will have a reserved seat on train.
  • There are several trains run every day in different directions from both sides all around the country. Each train have a different schedule for ON service and OFF service each week, from both sides or starting point. If you book for any other days except our mentioned one, and if there is no train is available on that day then you have to travel on a 1st Class Air-Conditioned Inter-City Bus instead of Train (whatever is available or convenient).
  • Note: For more details please see Terms & Conditions and Blog Posts.
Eating :
  • 02 breakfast, and 01 lunch are included on the trip. You need to pay for rest of the lunches and dinners during your trip.
  • Restaurants are widely available everywhere. There are few types of restaurant you will find, depends on their food, quality, hygiene and price. Our guide will help you to find decent restaurant where you will get the best quality food.
  • Most of the common Bengali Food is very tasty rather than Indian food. But the main difference is that the Bengali Food is bit spicy considering the Indian dishes.
  • Most of the places in Bangladesh you will find some common food like Kichuri (Kichudi / Kichdi), and Biriyani (Birani). Kichuri is a dish make with aromatic rice and lentils and served with a piece of meat or egg. Other hand Biriyani is a special dish cooked together with meat, aromatic rice and added spices.
  • You will find some Fast-Food corner as well. You can also find Samosa (Somocha) and Singara (Samosa) as a snacks everywhere.
  • Tea and soft drinks are very cheap. Mineral water is widely available.
  • We can take you to the Western Restaurant (depends on availability) if you wish (only on private tour) on your own expenses.
  • Note: For more details please see Terms & Conditions and Blog Posts.
Tipping / Bakshis:
  • Tipping is common practice in Asia. There is no fixed limit in Bangladesh for tipping; most workers will expect a small tip, especially from foreigners. Anything from 100 Taka upwards, depending on the service provided by person.
  • At the end of the tour, if your principle guide and the driver have been helpful then you could think about tipping them. The amount can obviously be left to you.
  • Note: For more details please see Blog Posts.
Advise:
  • Booking this tour at least 03 weeks in advance is advised.
  • Required full advance payment to book this tour.
  • You will be surrounded by lots of children, most of them are from poor Hindu families at the Fishermen Village. They didn’t ask for money but candies and chocolates. It will be nice if you bring some Candies or Chocolates, and Note-Book along with Pen or Pencil to distribute among the children in the village. The children and their parents will be extremely happy. Consider this as a charity work for these poor children.
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