Sundarbans Safari - 8 Days

Sundarbans Safari, tourist spots in Bangladesh

Trip Facts

  • 8 days
  • 4 Persons
  • Hotel, Rocket, Houseboat
  • Dhaka, Bagerhat, Sundarbans, Khulna
  • Adventure, Hiking, Local Experience, Nature, Wildlife
  • High
  • AC Private Car, Rocket Steamer, Private Boat for Sundarbans Safari, Train, Rickshaw, Country Boat

If you are looking for wildlife, biodiversity & natural beauty then Sundarbans Safari is the ideal tour package for you. Explore the largest mangrove forest.

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 the spot which is a rare chance. Otherwise, you could see a lot 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. All this you will enjoy in the Sundarbans Safari tour package.

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 the 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 Sundarbans Safari is the best holiday package for you.

  • Explore the largest mangrove forest on earth – Sundarbans, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for full 3 days.
  • Visit historical sites at Bagerhat, another UNESCO World Heritage Site from the 15th-century, including the Sixty Dome Mosque.
  • Overnight journey on a century-old paddle-wheel steamer called Rocket.
  • Full-day tour of Old Dhaka including rickshaw ride on narrow streets and a boat ride on busy Buriganga river.
  • Spend full 3 days deep inside the Sundarbans on a small houseboat, with a group of 6 participants (maximum), anchoring in different places each night.
  • Visit the wildlife sanctuaries inside the Sundarbans.
  • Explore creeks and canals inside the Sundarbans on a wooden rowing boat for the maximum chance of spotting wildlife in the early morning and evening.
  • Walk on a trail inside the forest accompanied by armed forest guards.
  • Enjoy the best and the cleanest beach in Bangladesh deep inside the forest, hardly meeting any other tourists.
  • Spot wildlife from an observation tower overlooking an open area where animals come to eat and drink.
  • Visit a fishing village to experience the life of the fishermen of the Sundarbans.
  • Visit a crocodile and turtle breeding center.
  • Visit a dolphin sanctuary for the endangered Ganges and Irrawaddy Dolphin, the last two remaining freshwater dolphin species in Asia.
  • Ride a Bangladeshi train – a unique experience.

Day 1
Day-01: Arrival and Welcome

A guide will meet you inside the airport, welcome you to Bangladesh, and transfer you to your hotel

Overnight at Dhaka (Hotel Civic Inn)

Day 2
Day-02: Old Dhaka Tour & Embark on the famous Rocket Steamer

We visit the famous historic sites of New and Old Dhaka including the outside of the National Parliament House, Dhakeswari Temple, Lalbagh Fort, Star Mosque, Armenian Church, Pink Place, and Hindu Street, including a rickshaw rides through the narrow streets.

We will find a good place for lunch.

We start to experience river life in Bangladesh with a boat ride on the Buriganga River

Then we board the Rocket Paddle-Wheel Steamer for a memorable overnight river journey to Hularhat.

Overnight at Rocket in your Sleeping Cabin

Day 3
Day-03: UNESCO World Heritage City Bagerhat

We wake up to the riverine beauty of Bangladesh in the morning.

We arrive at Hularhat around 9:00.

Drive to Bagerhat and explore most of the remaining mosques from the 15th-century city known as Khalifatabad, including sixty dome mosque, nine dome mosque, Khan Jahan Ali shrine, and Kodla Moth, a beautiful Hindu temple from 17th century.

Overnight at Mongla (Parjatan Hotel Posur)

Day 4
Day-04: Sundarbans (Harbaria Eco Park and Kochikhali) by Boat

Today we begin discovering the wildlife and nature of thrilling Sundarban, We start cruising early in the morning towards our ultimate destination, the Sundarbans, and enjoy a delicious, fresh breakfast on board. We will stop at Harbaria Ranger Station for our first trail; On this morning walk, you can see some of the animals, birds, insects of the Sundarbans. If we are very lucky, we may hear or spot a Bengal Tiger. We will continue our cruising towards Kochikhali, having lunch on board. In the evening we have a boat trip for an hour through a narrow creek to spot different wildlife.

Overnight at Kochikhali (Sleeping Cabin on Boat)

Day 5
Day-05: Sundarbans (Kochikhali Tiger-Point and Kotka Wildlife Sanctuary)

Early in the morning we have a cup of tea/coffee and get ready immediately to explore wildlife in nearby canals and creeks on a small wooden boat. This is also an area where we sometimes spot Bengal Tigers if we are lucky. We will walk the trail to Kotka Forest Station. On this two-hour walk, we will visit Jamtola Beach, and see spotted deer, monkeys, wild boar, reptiles and many kinds of birds, and maybe even tiger pawprints. In the late afternoon, we will go to Kotka Watchtower for the sunset. Many herbivorous animals come here to graze and sometimes carnivorous Bengal Tigers come here for their meal, too. This is our final chance to spot Bangladesh’s Bengal Tigers.

Overnight at Horintana.(Sleeping Cabin on Boat)

Day 6
Day-06: Sundarbans (Karamjol Wildlife Rescue Center and Khulna)

We travel by boat to visit a fishing village. Life here is simple and difficult. The fishers catch fish from the river, especially prawns and lobster during low tide. After arriving at Karamjol Wildlife Rescue Center we have a one hour walk, our last in the Sundarbans. We will visit the crocodile breeding center, deer-breeding center and see some other exquisite wildlife species. We will have our final meal (lunch) in the Sundarbans, head back to Mongla to say goodbye to the boat staff, load our luggage into our waiting car, and leave the river for the drive to Khulna. Overnight at Khulna (Hotel City Inn)

Day 7
Day-07: Khulna – Dhaka by Train

We will leave the hotel and transfer to the Khulna railway station for the ride to Dhaka. There is time to walk around the railway station and then experience another way to travel to Bangladesh. We will travel in the first class AC compartment called Snigdha.

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. Upon arrival will transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight at Dhaka (Hotel Civic Inn)

Day 8
Day-08: Departure and Goodbye

Pick you up from your hotel, transfer you to the airport according to your flight schedule and say goodbye.

End the Sundarbans Safari Tour.

Number of TravelersCost Per Traveler ($)Total Cost ($)
1 Person19501950
2 Pax10752150
3 Pax9502850
4 Pax8503400
5 Pax7753875

Includes

  • Air-conditioned vehicles with driver
  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • All entrance tickets
  • All necessary permission fees
  • 07 nights’ accommodation on twin sharing basis in the boats and hotel.
  • Transportation (Rocket, Passenger Ferry, Train)
  • 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

  • Any food, drinks or personal items other than mentioned above

  • This tour is available to start every day except Tuesday and Friday.
  • Regarding Rocket, as it is public transport so sometimes many cabins are reserved for VIP of a government authority. We must try our level best to reserve your cabin if not possible then we will go by traditional ferry (locally called Launch).
  • We are not responsible for any schedule change of Rocket (if it does happen we will go with a traditional ferry)
  • The train can be delayed sometimes as it is common in Bangladesh.
  • Regarding train ticket, we must try to get AC 1st class seats if not available then 2nd class, the difference between 1st class and 2nd class is AC (air-conditioning only in 1st class)
  • Our guide will be with you on the train
  • Accommodation (Twin Sharing Basis): at Rocket Steamer / Passenger ferry (Launch) with Air-Conditioned Cabin, at Hotel with Air-Conditioned room and hot water facilities.
  • On the chartered boat inside the Sundarban with Non-Air-Conditioned sleeping cabins.
  • To enter the mosque please wear long, shorts are not allowed by the authority to enter the mosque, women should wear a scarf to cover their heads while entering the mosque.
  • Meals: Overall Bengali Cuisine; Lunch on day one, all meals in the Sundarban from day three morning today 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 a 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 staff; 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 $85 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 tradition and culture.
  • The itinerary is flexible and can be changed according to your reasonable request.
  • We require full payment in advance while you are booking the tour, you can see our Online Payment system in here….

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  1. Excellent tour with Mohammed Obaidul!
    Ms. Dalila Elizalde (Florida, USA) October 18, 2018
    We spent a week in Bangladesh visiting Dhaka and Sunderban Forest Reserve with Mohammed Obaidul. He was an excellent guide in Dhaka as well as on our overnight riverboat cruise through the rivers and mangrove forests of the Sunderbans, a vast preserve straddling the Bangladesh-India border on the Bay of Bengal. We saw an abundance of wild animals and birds in their natural habitat from aboard the boat as well as on short day hikes and from rustic viewing towers stationed in the backwoods. The whole tour was very well arranged and the boat quite comfortable with stateroom and an onboard cook who prepared delicious meals. As well as arrangements for our return by train to Dhaka. Most of all we appreciated the personal attention and knowledgeable explanations provided by Obaidul. We are not accustomed to the chaos that we found in Dhaka or the very different culture and customs around the country but Obaidul definitely helped us to understand them and always made us feel secure and comfortable. He made our trip memorable with very nice, interesting and amazing experiences. We left with a desire to return and see more of this fascinating country with Bangladesh Scenic Tours which we do highly recommend.

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Price From USD $ 1,950/person
Group Discount Available
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Cost Per Adult Traveler:
$ 1950 USD
1950
Total $ 1,950 USD

Trip Facts

  • 8 days
  • 4 Persons
  • Hotel, Rocket, Houseboat
  • Dhaka, Bagerhat, Sundarbans, Khulna
  • Adventure, Hiking, Local Experience, Nature, Wildlife
  • High
  • AC Private Car, Rocket Steamer, Private Boat for Sundarbans Safari, Train, Rickshaw, Country Boat

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