Thrilling Sundarban Tour

Divine beauty and wildlife of Sundarban!

  • Start: Dhaka
  • Destination: Bagerhat, Sundarban
  • Duration: 6 Days and 5 Nights
  • Attractions: Rocket steamer, Sixty dome mosque, Wildlife of Sundarban
  • Availability: Everyday
  • Best Time: October to March
  • Transport: Air-conditioned Car, Train, Tuk-tuk, Country Boat, Rickshaw, Ferry
  • Activity: Walking
  • Guide Language: English
  • End: Dhaka

Price: From $650 USD (৳52,000 BDT) per person BOOK NOW

Sundarbans, The largest mangrove forest in the world (139,500 ha) which is the home of the most beautiful tiger in the world – the Royal Bengal Tiger - lies on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal. It is considered one of the natural wonders of the world and was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. If you are quite lucky you might see Bengal Tiger on spot which is rare chance. Otherwise you could see a lots of fresh footprints and also you hear the tigers roar. You will enjoy a canal cruise through canals and creeks, trekking in the forest to discover wildlife, biodiversity and its natural beauty.

The Mosque City of Bagerhat is a formerly lost city situated in the outskirts of Bagerhat, at the meeting point of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. This ancient city, formerly known as Khalifatabad, according to numismatics, was founded by the warrior saint Turkish general Ulugh Khan Jahan in the 15th century. It was a vast, prosperous city and administrative headquarters once upon a time on this swampy and marshy area. This historic city, listed in Forbes Magazine as one of the 15 lost cities in the world, has more than 50 Islamic monuments in the distinct Bengal variant of Indo-Islamic architecture. This site was declared as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1983. There are 7,815 mosques, 238 temples and 17 churches in this city. The main attraction is Sixty Dome Mosque (Shait Gambuj Mosque). Apart from the Sixty Dome Mosque, the other buildings including Khan Jahan Mausoleum, Nine Dome Mosque, Singair Mosque, Bibi Begni Mosque, Chunakhola Mosque, Ronobijoypur Mosque, Kodla Math (Ajodha Moth), Ghora Dighi and Majar Dighi (Thakur Dighi) are remarkable.

So if you are a nature lover and want to come closer to the heavenly beauty which is bestowed by its divine nature and explore the medieval mosque city with antique Paddle Rocket Steamer then this is the best tour for you.

    Discover 2 UNESCO world heritage sites
    Explore real daily life activities on Old Dhaka with its busy beauty and tradition.
    Overnight journey on a century old Paddle Rocket Steamer
    Visit ‘Mosque City Bagerhat’ the UNESCO world heritage site
    Explore the largest mangrove forest in the world a UNESCO world heritage site
    Trekking and canals, creeks cruising
    Journey by train and discover the countryside for its divine natural beauty (a unique experience)
    Interact with local people.
    Enjoy a unique experience beyond your expectation.
2 Pax $850 USD (৳68,000 BDT) per person
3 Pax $800 USD (৳64,000 BDT) per person
4 Pax $750 USD (৳60,000 BDT) per person
5 Pax $700 USD (৳56,000 BDT) per person
6 Pax $650 USD (৳52,000 BDT) per person

Students, Tourists on a budget, Backpackers and Groups – please ask for me for a price!

Day One (Old Dhaka Tour and Embark on Rocket)

09:00 – 09:00 AM: We will pick you up from your hotel. Drive to Old Dhaka
09:30 – 10:00 AM: Have a look National Parliament House (Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban) from outside, which is the biggest legislative building in the world designed American architect Louis Kahn. This building won Fourth Aga Khan Award in 1989.
11:00 – 11:30 PM: Visit Dhakeshwari Temple the oldest (built in 12th century) and sacred Hindu temple in our country, this is the most significant temple because many historian believe that the name of Dhaka could have emerged from this temple. Now it’s being serving as the national temple of our country.
11:40 – 12:00 PM: Visit Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque built in Mugal period. The founder of the mosque could have been the architect himself.
12:10 – 01:10 PM: Visit Lalbagh Fort (Fort Aurangabad) which is the main tourist attraction in Old Dhaka for local visitors as well as foreign tourist. This is basically an unfinished fort built in 17th century by Prince Azam who was the second son of Emperor Aurangzeb
01:15 – 02:15 PM: Lunch in a local restaurant (taste authentic Bangladeshi traditional dishes)
03:00 – 03:40 PM: Take Rickshaw to visit Star Mosque (Tara Masjid) this is the most beautiful mosque in Old Dhaka, the mosque has ornate designs which is decorated with thousands of motifs blue stars. Also visit Armenian Church the Holy of Resurrection built in 18th century by Armenian traders.
03:45 – 04:00 PM: Walk-through Islampur Cloth Market the biggest clothes market in our country. This market started from British period with few shops. In Pakistan period this market expanded step by step. After independence of Bangladesh this cloth market become as a biggest cloth market in our country.
04:00 – 04:40 PM: Visit Ahsan Manzil (Pink Place), it has been designated as a Museum now but it was the residential place of the Nawab family.
04:45 – 05:45 PM: Sadarghat (main river terminal) the main river station in Dhaka, this river port mainly use by southern people of Bangladesh and this is the cheapest and easiest way to tavel from Dhaka to Southern part of our country close to the coastal area. All the passenger ferries (locally call launch) leave in the evening towards greater Barisal Division. Take boat ride with a wooden pushing boat run by oar and you will see here the vibrancy of river which is full of activities. People normally use these small wooden boats only cross the river to avoid long distance travel or bad traffic congestion.
05:50 – 06:00 PM: Embark on the Paddle Rocket Steamer and leave you bags in the cabin, come out and enjoy the evening beauty of Buriganga River.
Overnight at Rocket (Air Conditioned Sleeping Cabin)

Day Two (Explore a Lost City, the UNESCO World Heritage Site)

06:00 - 08:30AM Early in the morning enjoy the divine beauty of river side. Breakfast in Rocket or in a local restaurant
09:30 - 10:00AM Disembark from Rocket at Hularhat around 10:00 AM and head off towards Mosque City Bagerhat (Khalifatabad).
11:00 - 11:30AM Visit Koldla Moth (Ajodha Moth), is one of the remarkable example of Sikhara types temple, as it is look like a pyramid so many archeologist says, it may be tomb of some great man. The façade treatment and decoration of the Kodla Matha is one the main attractions of the temple. It is presumed that the builder of the moth was a Brahman in 17th century.
12:00 - 12:30 PM Visit Ronovijoypur Mosque, This is the biggest single dome mosque in Bangladesh. It is 11 meters (36 ft) wide supported by arches and pendentives. Interior design is plain but exterior corners have tapering circular turrets while the external cornice has a slight curve.
12:45 - 01:15 PM Visit Khan Jahan Ali Shrine (Mazar) - Khan Jahan Ali was died on 25 October in 1459, His tomb was preserved here it is now serving as a pilgrimage site where peoples pay attention their tributes towards this mausoleum who dedicated his life time to build the city and its monuments. Also visit Majar Dighi (Thakur Dighi), and Nine Dome Mosque
01:30 – 2.30 PM Lunch in a local restaurant (taste authentic Bangladeshi traditional dishes)
02:40 – 3.20 PM Visit Bibi Begni Mosque- this mosque is still another traditional single domed mosque in Bangladesh which is built massively with 9’-9’’ thick walls. Local people believe that Bibi Begani could have one of the wives of Khan Jahan Ali while others belief she was a concubine of him. Chunakhola Mosque- This bulbous mosque located in a lush paddy field that gives it a fairy-tale-like setting. Chunakhola mosque is also single domed square type of Sultani mosque built in same time like others mosque in this area in 15th century. It has also massive thick walls 2.24 meters (7’-4’’).
03:30 – 4.30 PM Visit Singair Mosque- Singair mosque located across the road from 60 dome mosque on its southern side. It has a single dome which is heavily built and a wide dome. The measure of each side is 39 feet 6 inches this mosque also built in the same century but bit later than 60 domes. This mosque has some terracotta decoration on it. Bagerhat Museum- the museum is located in front of the sixty dome mosque, where antiquaries collected from the area of the historical site are displayed providing knowledge on the history of Bagerhat. Main attraction is legendary crocodile’s skin that once lived in Thakur Dighi (Majar Dighi).
Sixty Dome Mosque- This is the largest Sultanate mosques in Bangladesh and one of the most impressive Muslim monuments in the whole of the Indian subcontinent. This historic mosque represents the Golden Era of Muslim Bengal. This mosque is unique as it has 60 pillars that support 77 exquisitely curved ‘low squat domes’. Sixty Dome Mosque was built in 1440 by Turkish saint general Khan Jahan Ali. This site has been declared as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1983 under the criteria (iv).
05:30 – 5.45 PM After visiting all of sites drive towards Mongla for one and half hour
Overnight at Mongla (Poshur, Parjatan Hotel)

Day Three (Sundarban: Harbaria and Kochikhali)

06:30 – 07:00 AM We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to our waiting chartered boat, start cruising right away towards our ultimate destination Sundarban. Breakfast will serve at boat very fresh and warm items.
09:00 – 09:00 AM We will stop at Joymoni to pick up the forest guard who will be guarding us always inside the Sundarban with his Gun (in case of emergency)
11:00 – 12:00 PM We will stop at Harbaria Ranger Station for our first trail, here you will warm up your activities. On this trailing you can see some different wild animal, birds, insects and previously some luckiest tourist spotted Bengal Tiger on hear. After finish this trail we will continue our cruising towards Kochikhali.
12:30 – 01:30 PM Time for lunch all the dishes freshly cooked in the small boat galley, all of them are delicious authentic local items.
04:00 – 05:00 PM We have a boat trip for an hour through a narrowest creek to spot different wildlife. Typically most of the wildlife comes to drink water in the late afternoon and in the morning on the canals and creeks so these two times is the best time to spot wildlife. Everybody has to keep quite while we are floating on a spectacular atmosphere. Get ready your curious eyes to locate some interesting species.
06:00 – 06:00 PM We will arrive in the evening at Kochikhali, freshen up have some Bangladeshi fresh snacks.
Overnight at Kochikhali in a sleeping cabin on the boat

Day Four (Sundarban: Kochikhali and Kotka Wildlife Sanctuary)

07:00 – 08:00 AM Have a cup tea / coffee and get ready immediately to explore wildlife in a nearby canals /creeks on a small wooden boat which is run by an oar. This is also another possible zone where many tourists spotted Bengal Tiger before.
08:30 – 09:15 AM Have freshly cooked warm breakfast, mostly Bengali style (Roti / Paratha / Khichuri with vegetable) and take some rest for your next adventure.
09:30 – 12:30 PM Start trailing towards Kotka Forest Station, it’s bit long trail more than two hours, while we are trailing we will cover Jamtola Beach, here you will see Tiger Paw-Prints specially, on the way we go you will see spotted deer, monkeys, wild boar, reptiles and various type of birdlife. Arrive at Kotka and embark on our main boat.
01:00 – 2:50 PM Take shower and have your Lunch; today’s dishes are different items in compare to yesterday and take some power nap.
03:00 – 4:00 PM Boat ride in a nearest canal and try to find different species.
04:30 – 5:30 PM from late afternoon till Sunset (become dark) we will go to Kotka Watchtower. This is basically feeding ground for animals and wildlife sanctuary where a lot of herbivorous animal look for their food on the other hand carnivorous animal like Tiger also look for their opposite for their dinner so this is the final change to spot Bengal Tiger (rare chance), here you can spot, wild boar, spotted deer, monkey, huge variety of birdlife and so on.
05:30 – 06:00 PM Head back to boat and cruise back towards starting point; we will stop at Horintana forest station. There is BBQ party at night today
Overnight at Horintana in a sleeping cabin on the boat

Day Five (Sundarban: Karamjol Wildlife Rescue Center and Khulna)

07:00 – 08:00 AM Have a cup tea / coffee and get ready immediately to explore wildlife in a nearby canals /creeks on a small wooden boat which is run by an oar. Please keep quiet while spotting wildlife.
08:15 – 10:00 AM Have freshly cooked warm breakfast, mostly Bengali style (Roti / Paratha / Khichuri with vegetable) in the meantime boat captain will start cruising back to Joymoni, place from where we picked up forest guard.
10:30 – 11:30 AM Visit a fisherman village, where poor fisherman and their family lives. Basically they live hand to mouth; they catch fish from the river specially prawns and lobster during low tide.
11:45 – 12:30 PM Start cursing towards Karamjol Wildlife Rescue Center after being there have a glass of lemonade to quench your thirst.
12:30 – 01:30 PM After arriving at Karamjol Wildlife Rescue Center we have one hour long final trail and also we will visit crocodile breeding centre, deer-breeding center and some other exquisite wildlife species.
01:45 – 03:00 PM We will have our final meal (lunch) and heading back to Mongla after arriving say good bye to the boat staffs and get your belongings into our waiting car.
05:00 – 05:00 PM We will arrive in Khulna and you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at Khulna (Hotel Castle Salam / City Inn)

Day Six (Khulna - Dhaka)

07:00 – 07:30 AM We will pick you up from hotel, transfer to the railway station. Walk around on the railway station and get experience of Bangladeshi train and train station. Get on the first class AC compartment called Snighdha
08:40 – 05:40 PM Our train journey will start at 08:40 AM from Khulna Railway Station towards Dhaka and it’s a nine hours long journey. You can expect to see today from the train; vast vegetation beauty in the countryside, different types of harvest fields, a lot of mango orchards, litchi orchards and other orchards well and you will see longest steel railway bridge in Bangladesh (Hardinge Bridge) and 6th longest bridge in South Asia (Bangabandhu Bridge) which is 4.63 km long, and you will notice may local peoples day life activities.
06:00 – 07:00 PM Arrive in the evening and transfer you to your hotel and say good bye. End the Thrilling Sundarban Along with Mosque City Tour.

Includes:
Air conditioned vehicles with driver
Professional English Speaking Guide
All entrance tickets
All necessary permission fee
05 nights’ accommodation on twin sharing basis in the boats and hotel.
Transportation (Rocket, Passenger Ferry, Train, Country boat)
Canal and creeks cursing by wooden boat (runs by oar)
All Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Tea, coffee and unlimited mineral water while in the Sundhaban
Late afternoon snacks while in the Sundhaban
All tips except our guides, drivers and boat crews

Excludes:
Personal items
Items not mentioned in the inclusion box

Train is possible instead of Rocket Steamer, day long with locals for 08 hours and itinerary can be change slightly.
Luxurious AC business class coach (bus) is also possible instead of Rocket Steamer or Train; again itinerary can be change slightly.
If you would like to go by Air instead of Passenger Ferry / Bus / Train then it’s also possible to go from Dhaka to Jessore and Jessore to Dhaka by Air and you have to pay extra $65 USD (৳5,000 BDT) for per Pax for One Way.
Accommodation (Twin Sharing Basis): 1st night in the Rocket Steamer / Passenger ferry (Launch) with Air-Conditioned Cabin, 2nd night at Monga with Air-Conditioned room and hot water facilities. 3rd and 4th nights on the chartered boat inside the Sundarban with Non Air-Conditioned sleeping cabins. 5th night at Khulna with Air-Conditioned room and hot water facilities.
To enter the mosque please wear long, shorts are not allowed by authority to enter the mosque, women should wear scarf to cover their head while entering mosque
Meals: Overall Bengali Cuisine; Lunch on day one, all meals in the Sundarban from day three morning to day five afternoon (03 Breakfast, 03 Lunch, 02 Dinner), late afternoon snacks for 03 days and unlimited drinking mineral water, tea, coffee while in the Sundhaban.
The chartered boat for Sundarban excursion: with very basic facilities without air-conditioned, no electricity, hot water available on upon request, there is solar lighting system in the boat and electric generator will be available for couple of hours every day in the evening for charging your gadgets.
Cell Phone signal is poor while we are in Sundarban some places you will get only 2G network.
If possible please bring these staffs; Raincoat, umbrella, Snicker shoes for walking, Hat or Cap for Sun protection, Sunburn lotion, insects spray, Binoculars, Camera, and of course one pair of curious eyes to locate interesting species.
Regarding that long trekking; if you don’t prefer to do this activity then you can have a sit in front of the boat and enjoy the canal cruise you might locate something interesting here as well.
For single supplement additional $50 USD (৳4,000 BDT) required.
Since local people don’t see many foreign tourists they might be a bit curious but are very friendly and cooperative peoples. Please be polite to the local people.
Please be respectful of Bangladeshi culture and tradition because you may encounter situations different from your own tradition and culture.
Be prepared to face some traffic congestion on the highway.
The itinerary is flexible and can be changed according to your demand
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