Make an adventure on the largest mangrove forest Sundarbans and natural Sylhet. The Sundarbans lies on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal intersected by a complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats and small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests, and presents an excellent example of ongoing ecological processes. The area is known for its wide range of fauna, including 26010 bird species, the man-eating Bengal tiger and other threatened species such as the estuarine crocodile and the Indian python.
Sylhet is a state of tea capital of Bangladesh with wide natural resources like Madhabkunda waterfall, Tamabil, Jaflong, Lalakhal and the Bichanakandi-connected to Meghalaya by the river and over 163 tea gardens are most interesting places to visit. Srimagnal, beautiful area of Sylhet is delighted by the Lawachara rain forest, Madampur Dam where you can see the view of the Indian Tripura region, Manipuri & Khashia communities and endless tea plantation.
This tour is expensive for the adventure lover and a wonderful experience of natural Bangladesh.
11 Nights / 12 Days
Dhaka, Bagerhat, Sundarbans, Srimangal & Sylhet
⊕ New & old Dhaka ⊕ Rocket Paddle Steamer cruise
⊕ Kochikhlai wildlife sanctuary ⊕ Kotka wildlife sanctuary ⊕ Harbaria Eco-Tourism Center ⊕ Jamtola Sea-beach ⊕ Karamjal Crocodile breeding center ⊕Fishing village & firm
Sylhet & Srimangal
⊕ Tamabil, Lalakhal & Bichanakandi ⊕ Madhabkunda waterfall ⊕ Jaflong zero-point ⊕ Tea plantations, pineapple, lemon & rubber gardens ⊕ Monipuri & Khasia communities ⊕ Lawachara Rain Forest ⊕ Madhabpur Dam ⊕ Shrine of Hazrat Shah Jalal & Shah Paran
⊕ Sixty Dome Mosque ⊕ Shrine of Khan Jahan Ali ⊕ Nine Dome Mosque
Tour Available :
Round the year.
Best time to go:
October to March
Visit 2 UNESCO world heritage sites of Bangladesh.
Adventure on largest & famous forests-rivers exists in Bangladesh.
Adventure on largest mangrove forest in the world & UNESCO world heritage Sundarbans with exploration of 3 days inside the deep forest.
Adventure on Lawachara rain forest, the national reserved forest with lots of birds, animals and rare trees.
Make an adventure at Madhabpur dam, Madhabkundo Waterfall, Hazrat Shahjalal & Hazrat Shah Pran Shrine, Lalakhal, Zaflong zero point, Tamabil, Bichanakandi and Monipuri & Khashia community people in Srimangal & Sylhet.
Visit the tea capital Srimangal & Sylhet covered by around 163 tea gardens. Walk inside the tea plantations, rubber, pineapple & lemon gardens and enjoy Seven Layer tea on traditional tea stall ‘Neel Kantha’.
Enjoy famous Rocket Paddle Steamer cruise and enjoy riverain Bangladesh.
Visit UNESCO world heritage Sixty Dome Mosque in Bagerhat including Shrine of Khan Jahan Ali & Nine Dome Mosque.
Visit all the historical places in New and Old Dhaka.
Next Scheduled Tour:
Day 1 : Arrival
Arrive at Dhaka Airport and transfer to the hotel for the night stay.
Day 2 : Dhaka City & Rocket Steamer Journey
Around 8:00 am, Starting of the tour from your hotel or residence. Our responsible guide will pick you up with the car and start toward for Kawranbazar Vegetable Market. spend some time in the biggest bazaar of Dhaka.
After, visit the outside view of the National Assembly (Parliament Building), the largest legislative complex in the world designed by famous American architect Louis Kahn.
Visit Karzan hall, a British era building named by Lord Karzan. At present, it’s a Science Faculty under the University of Dhaka.
Visit Dhakeswari Temple, the national Hindu temple of Bangladesh built by Ballal Sen in the 12th century.
Visit Star Mosque, a 19th-century monument built by a Muslim pious Mirza Golam Pir.
Before having lunch, visit the Armenian Church at Armanitola, a testimony to the significant Armenian Community in the region in the 18th & 19th centuries.
Enjoy a rickshaw ride to the local restaurant to have your lunch and after, go for the Lalbagh Fort, a key attraction for the tourist. It’s an incomplete construction of the Mughal period in the 17th century started by Subahdar Muhammad Azam Shah.
Visit the famous Ahsan Manzil also known as Pink Palace in Sadarghat. It was the official residential palace of Nawab’s in Dacca in Nineteenth Century.
Go Sadarghat launch terminal by walking 5 minutes (or by the car) on a busy street and enjoy the floating people, trading boats and the environment. Spend time before reporting at Rocket Steamer.
In the afternoon at 18:30 hrs. The famous paddle-wheel steamer will start the journey toward Hularhat under Bagerhat. Enjoy whole night journey by Rocket Paddle Steamer. Dinner & Night stay at Rocket Steamer with A/C 1stclass sharing cabin accommodation.
Day 3 : Bagerhat & Mongla
After a full night of cruising, Rocket will arrive Hularhat at 21:00-22:00 hrs. Enjoy breakfast at Rocket Steamer.
Upon arrival at Hularhat, drive to Bagerhat by A/C car to visit the historical Sixty Dome Mosque which is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Bangladesh.
Visit Shrine of Khan Jahan Ali, who built more than a dozen mosques in Bagerhat including Sixty dome mosque.
Visit Nine Dome Mosque, Kodla Math and transfer to hotel Pashur in Mongla.
Have lunch and rest for a while or visit nearby river ghat and the bazaars.
Dinner and the overnight stay at Mongla
Day 4 : Sundarbans: Harberia Eco Tourism Center & Kochikhali
Early in the morning, boarding to our awaiting boat at Mongla. Our guide and responsible hands will pick you up from your hotel, and immediately our boat will start cruising toward Sundarbans and have your breakfast on the boat.
After the journey of a couple of hours, the boat will stop at Chadpai forest office to complete the formalities and pick up an armed forest guard for the security of our entire Sundarbans trip.
After a journey of hours, we’ll stop at Harbaria eco-center, an entry of Sundarbans where it takes 30 minutes of walking. Completing this point, we’ll start our journey again toward Kochikhali. Have lunch on the boat.
In the evening, we’ll anchor our boat near Kochikhali Forest office. Upon arrival, make a small boat trip to a creek and canal to spot the wildlife. (If we get time before sunset)
Back to the boat and stop for the day with the dinner and night staying at the boat.
Day 5 : Sundarbans: Kochikhali & Kotka Wildlife Sanctuary
Early in the morning having a pre-breakfast with biscuit and coffee/tea, we’ll go for a boat trip through the small canal. The best time for making a boat trip is very early morning. At a point, we’ll get off from the small boat for a long walk into the deep forest.
Coming back to the boat, have breakfast and boat will start for Kotka. It takes 2 hours to reach Kotka station.
In the journey, you’ll see wildlife including deers, crocodile, birds, otter and Bengal monitor.
Upon arrival, we’ll go for the Jamtola Sea beach by walking one and half an hour. Enjoy the view of Bay of Bengal and see the ruins of major Cyclone attack in Bangladesh in 2007.
Coming back to the boat, enjoy lunch and rest for a while.
Visit Kotka wildlife sanctuary, where is the major point to see the group of deers. Walking into the forest for 30 minutes. Enjoy the sunset at the Bay of Bengal or go for the watchtower to see the wildlife.
After, we’ll start the journey back toward Mongla. The boat will be anchored at the middle point of Sundarban in Chadpai/Jaimoni. On this day, enjoy B-B-Q Dinner on boat and make an enjoyable night.
Day 6 : Sundarbans: Fishing Village & Karamjal Crocodile Breeding Center
Early in the morning having a pre-breakfast with biscuit and coffee/tea, we’ll go for a small boat trip through the small canal.
After having breakfast, visit a fishing village by walking and know the fishermen’s lifestyle and their family.
Having lunch, make yourself ready to depart from the boat. The boat will stop at Mongla and transfer to the Jessore Airport by A/C car.
Fly Jessore to Dhaka by Air and go hotel by A/C car.
Have dinner and check into the hotel for the night stay.
Day 7 : Srimangal: Tea Gardens, Madhabpur Dam & Monipuri Para
Around 7:00, drive toward Srimangal with the A/C reserved car for 4:30 hrs approximately and check in to the hotel or resort.
Upon arrival, visit the nearest tea gardens. Let's walk through the gardens and find yourself on land without humans.
After having lunch, walk inside the rubber garden and go for Manipuri tribal village. Know their present lifestyles and weaving methods of their own traditional clothes.
In the late afternoon, visit Madhabpur Dam (lake) covered by small hills and view of the land far away from people. Enjoy a scenic view of Indian Tripura standing over the hill.
On the way back to the hotel or resort explore rubber, pineapple & betel nut garden planted over roadside hills and lands.
After sunset, enjoy the famous traditional ‘7 layer tea’ in a tea stall called Neel Kantho.
Enjoy dinner and stay overnight at the hotel or resort in Srimangal.
Early in the morning, get ready to visit the Lawachara National Park, the last remaining tropical rain forest. This is the best time to make an adventure to feel the environment of the forest. This is home to a large variety of rare and endangered species, the most prominent of which are the Hallock Gibbons.
After having breakfast, drive for two-and-a-half hours to go to Madhabkunda Waterfall-the largest waterfall in the region.
Spending some time, have lunch and drive to Sylhet. On the way, you’ll see many tea gardens, rubber plantation, and wetland (Hoar)
Check into the hotel and halt for the night stay. Enjoy dinner and spend the night at Sylhet.
Day 9 : Sylhet: Shrine of Shahjalal & Shahparan, Jaflong and Tamabil.
After having an early breakfast, visit the Shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal & Hazrat Shah Paran- the two famous Sufi Muslim figures. These are the two largest shrines of this region among 360 shrines.
Drive to Jaflong Zero Point- a border part of Bangladesh with India, including the proper place to collect stones.
After lunch, visit Tamabil and Jainta area and halt for the night stay in Jaflong.
Day 10 : Bichanakandi & Sylhet City
After breakfast, drive for two hours for Bichanakandi. Here you can see the hilly tiny river flowing from the hills of Meghalaya, the stream flows through stones as usually found in this part of Sylhet, and it is surrounded by hills covered green vegetation.
Spend some time quality time and have lunch at the local restaurant.
Drive for Sylhet and check into the hotel.
visit the city for a while have dinner and come back to the hotel for the night stay at Sylhet.
Day 11 : Wari Bateswar & Dhaka
Having breakfast, start journey back to Dhaka.
Visit Wari-Bateswar located beside Brahmaputra River at Narsingdi, an ancient ruined city from 450 BC. It challenges the earlier notions of early urban civilization in Bengal.
In the evening, arrive at Dhaka and go back to your place with lots of memories of the adventure. (If you fly the next day, check into hotel after dinner for the night stay. Have some rest and fly the next day.)
Day 12 : Departure
Before the flight, if you have time, go shopping or have your free time.
Transfer to the airport and fly to your place with the wonderful memories and experiences an enjoyable tour in beautiful Bangladesh.
All Accommodation in the hotels or resorts on a twin share basis. (Accommodation in the 3-star quality hotel or resort. Change of accommodations and single supplement are available)
All transportation like air-conditioned car, Tuk-tuk, rocket steamer, air and small boats as per itinerary.
All food (main meals) in a local restaurant with quality food and mineral water for drinking.
Rocket steamer 1st class cabin for Dhaka to Hularhat.
Air ticket for Jessore-Dhaka.
24X7 Tea or coffee for the Sundarbans trip.
5200 TK forest revenue & Forest Gaurd for the Sundarban trip.
All permissions, Entry fee and tax for the entire trip.
English-speaking guide for the entire trip.
Food not mentioned above.
Timing and assembling for the places are flexible; we could change it because of traffic or timing during the tour. But we will cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.
Bengali local food is spicy. Plain rice, vegetables, fish & meat are available in restaurants. Biriyani & Khichuri made of Rice, lentil, meat, and special spices are the famous food of old Dhaka also available in other cities. (Non-spicy food is possible to order at most of the restaurant if you like.)
It requires modest clothes to visit any mosque. It does not allow shorts for the purpose, and especially, women have to cover the hair and arms with the clothes.
Dress of shorts is not a problem in Sundarban, Srimangal area.
Ahsan Manzil is closed on Thursday and opens Fridays after 3:00 pm. Lalbagh Fort is closed on Sundays and open on Mondays after 2:00 pm. Ahsan Manzil and Lalbagh Fort are also closed on government holidays. But you can have the outside view of these places.
Rocket steamer is not available on Friday. It is closed for Friday for the regular holiday.
1st Class cabin of Rocket depends on availability. Otherwise, choose 2nd class where basic difference is air condition in a room.
Friday and Saturday is a public holiday and very crowded in Cox’s Bazaar area. It’s better to pick another day to feel the ocean.
Itinerary could be changed because of tides, daylight hours, moon phase and weather. But we always try to cover all the mentioned places.
Rocket Steamer is not available on Friday.
The small boats are best for the Sundarban cruise. We organize a private basis tour with the accommodation of 4-10 people by these boats. The room size is quite smaller, no running hot water, electricity is supplied by the battery, and the small generator to charge up the electrical devices. But it’s comfortable to spend days with the facilities.
We make the food on the boat by the experienced chef during the trip.
The quantity of mosquitoes is more sometimes. You must carry the mosquito repellent for the trip.
No phone signal works inside the deeper forest, but at some point, you will get a phone signal to call emergency. If you use Bangladeshi TeleTalk SIM, we’ll get better coverage in a remote area like Kotka.
The chance of seeing tigers is very rare in the Sundarbans. The lucky one gets the chance of it.
Make yourself silent for the boat trip or walking into the forest. The best way to explore Sundarban is to keep silence and look.