Wild life tour of Sunderbans

Place Covered

Dhaka, Mongla, Sunderbans, Dhaka

You will experience

  • Heritage
  • Adventure
  • Nature
  • Wellness
  • Relaxation
  • Education
  • Wildlife

Wild life tour of Sunderbans

Day Place Highlights
2 Dhaka City tour of Dhaka,Visit Sonar Gaon
2 Jessore-Khulna Afternoon, Travel on board heritage vessel paddle wheel “rocket steamer” bound to Mongla/Khulna. Enjoy the dinner at the saloon of the vessel and stay overnight.
3 Paharpur/Dhaka Visit the spectacular Buddhist Sompura Vihara at Paharpur – the single largest Buddhist Monastery of the world and the World Heritage Site.
4/5 Sundarbans Cruise through Sundarbans to observe wildlife
6 Bagerhat-Khulna Boat cruise through canals, Bird watching

When To Go


Day1 Arrive Dhaka

Arrive at Dhaka. Received by our representative and transferred to hotel. Dinner at a Bengali restaurant. Stay overnight at hotel. (D)

Day 2Dhaka – Jessore – Khulna


After breakfast half day city sightseeing will be offered to cover Shadarghat river front, Pink Palace, Lalbag Mughal Fort, Dhakeswari Hindu temple, Curzon Hall of Dhaka University and the most distinctive Parliament Building. Lunch at a nice Bengali restaurant. Afternoon drive to Shadarghat to avail the heritage vessel paddle wheel “rocket steamer” bound to Mongla/Khulna. Enjoy the dinner at the saloon of the vessel and stay overnight at the A/C cabin (twin bed). During this river journey, sit on the front deck, for enjoying the wonderful scenic beauty of the riverine Bangladesh. (BLD)

Day 3 On the Rocket Steamer-Mongla-Sundarbansa

The whole day you will be staying on the vessel and enjoying the overwhelming beauty of the different islands, attractive wooden fishing boats and the primitive and nomadic life style of the fishermen. Reach Mongla by afternoon and disembark from the vessel to reach the cruising boat. Anchor the boat at Chandpai Forest Station to get the forest permit and 02 armed forest guards. Dinner & overnight on the boat. (BLD)

Day 4 Sundarbans

Early morning start cruising through the river Mirgamari, Harintana, Shella, etc. The cruise may take (6-7 hrs) depending on the tide. During this long cruise you will be passing through different forest islands and obviously you may expect to click your Zoom camera to shoot different wild animals like spotted Deer, Rhesus Macaque, and colorful birds specially the large white Egrets, White Bellied Sea Eagle or huge Crocodiles basking on the shore or playful diving of the Gangetic dolphins in the river water is a common feature in this great jungle. Reach Katka Island in the afternoon and anchor the boat for subsequent forest activities. Evening (if time permits) explore the island by forest hiking inside the forest to observe the wild animals in their own domain. Dinner and stay overnight on the boat’s cabin. (BLD)

Day 5 Sundarbans


Early morning explore the attractive Jamtala Island famous for the Royal Bengal Tiger, different wild animals & birds. Here you can enjoy the canal cruising by a small country boat for bird watching. After breakfast some interesting forest activities will be organized which include climbing a watch tower to observe the wild animals, take interesting jungle hikes through the deep covered forest to have a closer look at the wild animals and the mangrove vegetation. Walking through the Badamtala beach (2.5 km) will be a great experience to follow the Tiger’s trail down to the beach and savannah type grass lands in the backdrop of the deep covered forest. Return to the boat and set sail for Kachikhali Island (Tiger Point – 2 hrs) which is very famous for wild life habitat, especially for the tiger’s domain. Afternoon, take a adventurous forest hiking in the covered forest and as well as in the broad grass lands where you can easily observe the big herds of spotted deer and wild boar. Getting a glimpse of the burning bright shadow of the Royal Bengal Tiger is a common feature in this tiger reserve. Return to boat and enjoy the B.B.Q Dinner. Stay overnight on the boat. (BLD)

Day 6 Sundarbans-Bagerhat- Khulna


Early in the morning take a boat cruise by a small country boat in the famous Kachikhali Khal (canal) to observe colorful birds. Here you can expect to see the giant Adjutant Stork and white bellied Sea Eagle as well as different types of Fishing Kites, Mangrove Pitta, Black Headed Oriol, Red Jungle Fowl, Wood packer, etc.
Back to the boat and sail for return journey towards Mongla by a different way, crossing so many rivers, canals, ever green forested islands. Reach Mongla and disembark the boat and drive straight to Jessore Airport (3 hrs journey) to avail the domestic evening flight to reach Dhaka (45 minutes). Transfer to hotel. Dinner & stay overnight at hotel. (BLD)
Note: You can also stay overnight at Khulna and drive out to Kolkata through Benapole border
Khulna-Jessore-Dhaka- Free Tour

Day 7 Departure


After breakfast, you are free to explore on your own. Transfer to airport for departure. (B)

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