Sundarbans Group 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 Wildlife of Sundarbans Mangrove
Area Covered Mongla & Sundarbans
Best Time September - March
Availability: Round the Year
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Sundarbans Group Tour is designed to uncover the Most Places of Sundarbans, including Tour Activities inside of Sundarbans. This tour is not with a very large group but Small Group which will increase the chances to spot Wildlife. Most of the time people often join with big groups and finished the tour spot very little or nothing at all. We organize Group Tours but with Limited People which will give you the best experience of Sundarbans, and definitely it’ll worth your money.

Key features of this tour package “Sundarbans Group Tour” are focusing mainly on the “Nature” and “Wildlife” of “Sundarbans”. Considering the money matters we designed this tour package as “Low Budget” as possible but with maximum possible facilities and also ensuring the “Quality” of the tour. All combine together to experience “Sundarbans” and its best.

    Tour Highlights:
  • Explore the Largest Mangrove Forest on Earth, Sundarbans for full 03 days.
  • Visit Wildlife Sanctuaries in Sundarbans.
  • Visit Crocodile Breeding Centre in Sundarbans.
  • Silent Boat Trip in to the Creeks and Canals for get closer to the wildlife.
  • Trail through to the Mangrove for spot wildlife and know the Mangrove Eco-System.
  • Visit Kotka Beach, the cleanest beach of Bangladesh.
  • Birds Watching from Watch Tower.
  • Taste Freshly cooked various Bengali Cuisine, Street Food and different Seasonal Fruits.
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01Day One: Harbaria, and Kochikhali
  • Our guide will meet you at the lobby of Parjatan Motel Pashur at Mongla at 06:450 AM in the morning, and transfer to our waiting boat in the jetty at 07:00 AM, and start cruising immediately towards Sundarbans (Sundorbon).
  • Freshly cooked delicious traditional breakfast will served in the boat along with locally collected Pure Sundarban’s Honey (Sundorbon Modhu). Unlimited Tea and Coffee also available.
  • Will stop on a Forest Station (Ranger’s Office) on the way to complete the official formalities. From that point one (or two) of the Forest Guard(s), with armed will join with us for rest of the tour (Sundarbans part only). After these will continue towards Kochikhali.
  • We will make a stop around 11:30 AM on the Harbaria Forest Station (Ranger’s Office) for an hour long trail, which will be our first warming up activities for rest of the tour in Sundarbans. After finished the trail we start cruising again.
  • Freshen up and enjoy your lunch with freshly cooked delicious authentic food on the boat with traditional dessert.
  • We continue cruising through many small canals and big rivers deep inside to the Sundarbans until we reached at Kochikhali, our anchor point for first night. While cruising, you will spot lots of Birds (Pakhi), Kingfisher (Mach Ranga), Deer (Horin), Wild boar (Buno Shukor), Crocodile (Kumir), and many more Wildlife, and who knows? May be Tiger (Bagh) as well. We were the only lucky tour operator to spot several Wild Bengal Tiger(s) in last few years on tour in Sundarbans.
  • In late afternoon you will have a boat ride in search for wildlife and get a closer look too. Basically most of the wildlife comes to drink water in the late afternoon and early morning time on the creeks and canals. You will seat on the boat silently and float by on a breathtaking environment listening to many birds charming, and the calls of many animals.
  • After getting back to the boat freshen up first or go straight to taste the lip smacking traditional snacks, which is freshly cooked by the Cook.
  • Before dinner, our experienced Wildlife Guide will help you to recognize and identify all the wildlife that you have seen all day long and also help you to write down their names in your note book.
  • Take your dinner on the boat in your convenient time, which is freshly cooked and enjoy dessert as well.
  • Stay overnight on the boat in a sleeper cabin. Our boats will anchoring in the middle of the river in front of Kochikhali Forest Station.
  • End of day 01.
02Day Two: Kochikhali, and Kotka Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Wake up early in the morning, at the time of dawn (depend on the season). After having a warm cup of Tea or Coffee will have a handheld wooden boat ride on a nearby canal silently, to spot wildlife and take pictures for couple of hours.
  • Back to the main boat, and have breakfast at 08:00 AM. Take rest for a while and get ready for trailing.
  • Start trailing around 10:00 AM on the forest from Kochikhali Forest Station towards Jamtola Beach (10 km, 03 hrs). We will spend an hour on the beach which is the quietest, nicest, and cleanest beach in Bangladesh. Continue trail towards Kotka Forest Station through the forest.
  • Reach Kotka forest station jetty and embark to our waiting boat.
  • Will have lunch on the boat with freshly cooked food and rest for couple of hours.
  • In the late afternoon after having our Snacks will go to the Watch Tower at Kotka and seat there until dusk. This is a feeding ground of animals. Lots of deer, wild boar, and other wild animals come here in the evening to eat grass and drink water. Who knows what surprises waiting for you!
  • Before it’s too dark we will back to our boat and heading back to Horintana Forest Station (a place between Kotka and Mongla).
  • Like previous day before dinner, our experienced Wildlife Guide will help you to recognize and identify all the wildlife that you have seen all day long and also help you to write down their names in your note book.
  • We will have a BBQ on our boat for dinner tonight, as because this is our last night at Sundarbans.
  • Overnight on the boat in a sleeping cabin, anchoring in the middle of the river in front of Horintana Forest Station.
  • End of day 02.
03Day Three: Karamjol Wildlife Sanctuary, and Mongla
  • i. Wake up early in the morning, at the time of first light (depend on the season).
    After having a cup of Tea or Coffee will have a handheld wooden boat ride on a
    nearby canal silently, to spot wildlife and take pictures for couple of hours.
  • Back to the main boat, and have breakfast around 08:00 AM. Meanwhile our captain will start cursing towards Joymoni to visit a village, where most of the people are Fisherman. But they catch the Baby Prawns from the river Pashur during tide. Also visit a Crab Farm. Our Forest Guard will leave here.
  • Return to our main boat waiting for us to the other end of this village. Have a glass of Lemonade to quench our thirst. We will start towards Koromjol from here immediately.
  • After arrived at Karamjol Wildlife Sanctuary and Crocodile Breeding Center (Conservation Center too), we will go for a trail for an hour.
  • Return to the main boat at noon and have lunch.
  • We will start our return journey towards Mongla from here.
  • Arrived Mongla in the afternoon around 03:00 PM, and disembark from the boat.
  • Say bye to our Boat Crews and our Wildlife Guide.
  • End of day 03.
  • End of the tour.
Tour Includes:
  • All Pick-up and Drop-off service at Mongla.
  • 2 Nights accommodation in boats cabin as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All meals, drinking water, tea, and coffee while on the boat at Sundarbans for three (3) days.
  • All sites entrance tickets.
  • All necessary permission from relevant department.
  • English speaking, and experienced full time Wildlife Guide.
  • $75 US Dollar (6000 BDT) per person forest revenue fees for Sundarbans.
  • All tips except our Wildlife Guide, and Boat Crew.
Tour Excludes:
  • Any food, drinks, or beverage other than mentioned above.
  • $20 US Dollar (1600 BDT) fees for video camera in Sundarbans (if any).
  • Any personal item(s).
Availability:
  • Minimum 04 people are required to book this tour outside the scheduled tours. Solo travelers can only join the scheduled tours.
  • You can easily combine this tour with visiting India, Myanmar, Bhutan or Nepal. Instead of returning to Dhaka we can transfer you to Benapole or Petrapole border to cross over to Calcutta (Kolkata) which is very close from Khulna and from Calcutta (Kolkata) you can easily move to Myanmar, Bhutan or Nepal. If you have a plan to visit Sundarbans on your transit, you can also book our Holiday Package - Sundarbans Excursion with Rocket or our regular Destination Tour Package - Sundarbans & Otter Fishing Tour or Sundarbans Extended Tour or Sundarbans & Rocket Steamer Tour
Sundarbans:
  • Itinerary of Sundarbans Tour is just a general outline, and not fixed. It could be changed depending on the season, moon phase, tide, day light hours, fog, and natural calamities. But we will try to cover all the places and activities mentioned in the itinerary as much as possible.
  • The boat for Sundarbans is a very basic boat without air-conditioning, electricity, and running hot water (we can supply hot water on a bucket, if anyone asked). It has accommodation facilities for 08 people in maximum, and one western style toilet, with jet spray. (But we have a bigger boat as well as an air-conditioned boat too with better facilities, to arrange tour for bigger groups).
  • The cabins in the boat at Sundarbans are lit by small LED lights unit running on Solar Power.
  • We have a generator in the boat, which will be utilize in evening for couple of hours every day to charge your devices.
  • You will get mobile phone signal of Grameen Phone on the first half of the Day-01 only. In Kotka you will get full network coverage of Teletalk with 2G internet facilities which are very slow. No other SIM card will work inside, or other parts of the forest.
  • For trailing in the forest on Day-02, we will not go through very dense forest, so it will be easy for most of the people. As long as you can walk about 10 km. The trail is dry most of the places, not muddy. Bring covered shoes and hat which are suitable for trailing and can protect you from small grass and trees with spikes and sun.
  • If you do not want to walk, you can remain on the boat which will be still enjoyable, as it will go from Kochikhali to Kotka through small canals, which will be a ride of about 2 hours.
  • Note: For more details please see Terms & Conditions and Blog Posts.
Tour Facts:
  • We do not arrange Sundarbans Big Group Tours only because your best chance to spot wildlife on a Sundarbans tour, is when you go on a private tour with small group where people are very limited. This will enhance your chances to spot more wildlife considering to others. People normally choose Sundarbans tour with big groups in cheaper packages, which ending up seeing very little or nothing at all. We organize only small group tours to give you the best experiences of Sundarbans which will worth your time and money.
  • In most travel guides like Bradt, LonelyPlanet suggest that to take the Sundrabans tour from Khulna if you traveling Bangaldesh which is another The reason behind is, if you start from Khulna it’ll waste almost half a day on the way to reach the main forest part and another half of day to come back. That’s why we start from Mongla instead of Khulna, where you reach the forest within 10 minutes.
  • Literally people travel India some times to visit Sundarbans instead of Bangladesh which is totally wrong decision. For the reason that 1/3 or 60% of Sundarbans Mangrove Forest located is in Bangladesh part which is more diverse with its wildlife, flora and fauna. In Bangladesh part you will visit an Wild & Natural Mangrove Forest, not a National Park like India. Everything you see in Bangladesh part of Sundarbans is Natural & Wild.
    Here you will spend 03 days inside of the mangrove forest while you doing the Sundarbans tour with us in Bangladesh. On the other hand comparing to India you can spend only just 01 day inside of the forest, if you doing the same tour from India. Another reason to take the Sundarbans tour with us in Bangladesh is, in India you stay at a hut on a village outside the forest. But in Bangladesh, you stay on our comfortable house boat with western style toilet with jet spray deep inside the forest anchoring in different places each day. There will be armed forest guard on board for secuirity and cooking staff as well.
    Considering India, you visit the forest with an engine boat starting from the village which scared the wildlife and they run away, but here we’ll take you explore the creeks and canals deep inside the forest with a noiseless wooden handheld row boat. You float on the canals quietly in the whispering environment, and get the best chances to spot wildlife while they do not flee hearing disturbing noise of the engine.
    Sundarbans tour in Bangladesh with us offers more activities, like trailing deep inside the forest, spending time on a beautiful sandy beach at Bay of Bengal inside the forest where you hardly see any people, watching wildlife from an watch tower in a dense raw forest, explore creeks and canals with noiseless handheld country boat to boost your possibilities to spot wildlife, visit wildlife sanctuaries, visit crocodile breeding centre, visit fisherman’s village and experience how to make dry fish, observe otter fishing where you will see how the fisherman catch fishes with the help of trained otters, see how the honey collectors collects honey from the forest in a traditional way, etc.
permission & Pass:
  • Foreigners need to provide their Passport & Visa copy to arrange their Permission & Pass from Forest Department.
  • Note: For more details please see Blog Posts.
Eating :
  • All the breakfast, 03 lunches, 02 dinners, 01 BBQ and 02 evening snacks are included on the trip.
  • Lunch and Dinner will be Two Course Meal (main course and dessert).
  • 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.
  • Literally the menu is bit mixed up with Fried Vegetable, Fish (fried or curry), King Prawns, Meat Curry (Chicken, Beef or Goat), Lentils Soup, and Fresh Salad.
  • Our food is fully Gluten Free.
  • We can also cook or arrange separate menu for Vegetarian or Vegan as well.
  • Note: For more details please see Terms & Conditions and Blog Posts.
Menu:
  • Early Morning Break: Cookies or Biscuits or Cake (Local), Tea or Coffe, Mineral Water.
  • Breakfast: Bread Toast or Paratha or Ruti or Cha-Pati, Jam or Marmalade or Bread Spread, Buuter or Margarine, Mixed Fried Vegetable, Omelet or Egg-Scrambled or Pouch or Boiled, Honey (collect from Sundarbans), Banana (locally collected), Mineral Water, Tea or Coffee.
  • Lunch & Dinner: Plain Rice or Fried Rice, Stir-Fried Mixed Vegetable, Fish Fry (Gold-Spot Mullet or Barramundi fish) or Fish Curry (Gold-Spot Mullet or Long Whiskers Catfish or Barramundi fish), King Prawns Curry, Meat Curry (Chicken or Beef or Goat), BBQ (Chicken) Lentil Soup, Fresh Salad, Coke, Mineral Water.
  • Dessert: Curd (Sweet or Sour), Sweets (Golab Jamun or Local), Seasonal Fruits (Mango or Pineapple or Pomegranate or Apple or Orange)
  • Evening Snacks: Puffed Rice or Rice Flakes, Chole Masala, Potato Fritters, Aubergine (Egg-Plants) Fritters, Noodles, Tea or Coffee, Mineral Water.
  • Note: For more details please see Blog Posts.
Drinking:
  • Bangladesh is a secular Muslim country, and whilst the people are very liberal and friendly, alcohol is not widely available. There are very few hotels which have bar, and even at these establishments you cannot usually drink in the restaurant.
  • Local beer, when available, costs approx. $ 3 USD for a 300ml can, and a measure of spirits is similarly priced, but it is prohibited to consume in public places. Wine is not available. There is a duty free shop at Dhaka airport (before immigration) and you are permitted to buy and carry two bottles of spirits per person.
  • In Dhaka, there are some wire houses from where you can buy alcohol showing your foreign passport. Usually they sell whole cartons of 24 bottles/cans, you can buy single bottle or can as well but the price will be little higher that time.
  • Note: For more details please see 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 06 weeks in advance is advised.
  • Required full payment to book this tour.
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