RTB24: Sundarbans - The Magical Mangrove (River Trip)7 days, 6 nights (Rocket Paddle Steamer trip)
Sundarban is one of the best, one of the most attractive and fascinating places for the travelers from around the world, along with the local people from Bangladesh. Being the largest mangrove forest of the world and having an extra ordinary biodiversity, this forest is the point of interests for almost all adventurous travelers from Bangladesh and people from all around the world. The name Sundarban can be literally translated as “beautiful forest” in the Bengali language (Shundor, “beautiful” and ban, “forest”). The name may have been derived from the Sundari trees that found in Sundarbans in large numbers.
The area of great Sundarban is approximately 6000 sq. km.
Day – 01
On the afternoon at around 4:00 pm we shall transfer your designated place to Sadarghat to board the rocket steamer (paddle steamer) for the unique journey through one of the world’s largest delta of the planet. As per present schedule this boat leaves Sadarghat at 6:30 pm and operates 4 days a week. Because of the fact that this service is operated by Government agency we cannot expect any level of professionalism, which may create unexpected problems like getting ticket. Also because of bad traffic condition we prefer to start this transfer earlier. We shall accommodate you in the first class cabin normally having two beds, a/c and attached toilet.
Day – 02
You will spend the whole day on the boat enjoying the riverine beauty and the countryside along the river ways. The Steamer will have port of call to all important port towns on its route. In the evening, it will arrive at Mongla. Accompanying guide will arrange your transfer to motel Pashur to check-in at Mongla.
Day – 03
Early in the morning, leave Mongla for Sundarban. The boat will immediately start cruising towards the Sundarban forest, en-route collecting permit from the Daingmari forest station and anchored for overnight stay at Kachikhali, tiger point. In the afternoon, beach walk and hiking in the Kochikhali area to see the wild life and forest. Back to the boat in the evening and overnight at Kachikhali on the boat.
Day – 04
Early in the morning we shall offer trip through small creeks and canals by country boat to see the wildlife and feel the forest from very close. After breakfast jungle walk, beach walk, sun-bathing (swimming) etc. will be offered. After on early dinner at around 1:00 pm the boat will leave for Kotka wildlife sanctuary. In the afternoon, more forest activities including climbing the watch tower to have a glimpse of the forest, forest walk around Kotka forest office etc. will be offered. Overnight stay and the meals on the boat at Kotka.
Day – 05
After an early breakfast leave Kotka for Mongla. In the afternoon the boat will stop at karamjal wild life breeding center, where you can see some wild life being reared by the forest department. Arrive at Mongla in the evening and check-in to the Hotel Pashur. Have dinner and overnight at Mongla.
Day – 06
After an early breakfast, drive to Bagerhat to explore the sixty Domed Mosque, the World Heritage Site, Tomb of Khan Jahan and adjacent areas including some other mosques and Holly men Grave. On the way have lunch at local restaurant and come back Hotel Pashur, have dinner and overnight at Mongla.
Day – 07
Free till transfer to the airport for taking the flight back to Dhaka. Upon arrival at Dhaka, check-in the hotel for overnight stay.
- Air ticket.
- All transfers and sightseeing by road & water as per itinerary.
- Standard accommodation on twin sharing basis a/c room.
- All required entrance fees.
- All sightseeing excursions as per itinerary with full-time experienced English speaking guide.
- All meals.
Services Not Included:
- Personal expenses.
- Gratuities for any activity not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.
Price is on request!
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