Bengal Tiger

Rocket Cruise & Sundarbans Tour

The Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest single such forests in the world (140,000 ha), lies on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal. It is adjacent to the border of India’s Sundarbans World Heritage site inscribed in 1987. The site is 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 260 bird species, the man-eating Bengal tiger and other threatened species such as the estuarine crocodile and the Indian python.

This tour starts from Dhaka by famous Rocket Peddle Steamer and covers Sixty domed Mosque, Khan Jahan Ali shrine at Bagerhat and Harbaria, Kotka & Kochikhali wildlife sanctuary and many more activities in Sundarbans.

 

Duration :
4 Nights / 5 Days
Locations :
Sundarbans, Bagerhat & Mongla
Attractions :
  • Rocket Paddle Steamer Cruise
  • Sixty Dome Mosque
  • Shrine of Khan Jahan Ali
  • Harbaria Eco-Tourism Center
  • Kotka Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kochikhali Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Jamtola Sea Beach
  • Fishing Village
  • Karamjal Crocodile Breeding Centre
Tour Available :
Round the year.
Best time to go:
October to March

Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoy famous 150 years old Rocket Paddle Steamer ride.
  • Visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites are Sixty Dome Mosque & Sundarbans.
  • Explore the deep mangrove forest by exclusive, reserved boat anchoring many places.
  • Visit wildlife sanctuaries and all famous spot of Forest.
  • Enjoy the small boat ride through the creeks and canals to spot the wildlife.
  • Walk into the forest with the armed guard and feel the variety of forest.
  • Spot wildlife from the pointed watchtower overlooking the fields.
  • Enjoy the view of the Bay of Bengal at Jamtola sea beach and Kotka.

Next Scheduled Tour:

  • Declaring dates soon.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : Rocket Peddle Steamer Journey from Dhaka
  • In the afternoon (15:00 hrs), we start our journey to Sadarghat steamer port from your hotel or airport (if you include Dhaka City Tour, we'll be there after visiting all the places of Dhaka). After arrival at Sadarghat accommodate the Rocket Steamer start cruise at 18:30 hrs. The famous paddle-wheel steamer (now converted from steam to marine diesel engine) onward to Morolganj under Bagerhat.
  • Dinner & Night stay at Rocket Steamer with A/C 1st class sharing cabin accommodation.
Day 2 : 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 AC 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 3 : Sundarbans: Harberia Eco Tourism Center & Kochikhali wildlife sanctuary
  • 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. Have welcome drinks and your breakfast on the boat.
  • After the journey of two 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, a popular spot of Sundarbans where it takes 30 minutes of walking. Completing the 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 in Kochikhali.
Day 4 : 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 start cruising 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 the 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.
  • Watching the sunset down, we’ll start the journey back toward Mongla. We will anchor the boat at the middle point of Sundarban in Chadpai/Jaimoni. On this day, enjoy B-B-Q Dinner on the boat and make an enjoyable night.
Day 5 : 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 to your place or hotel by A/C car. (If you want to fly directly to your place, go to international departure and end your tour with wonderful and a lifetime experience of Sundarbans)
  • End of the tour with a refreshment of the deep forest, the experience of wildlife and the memory of an enjoyable tour.

Price for the tour (Per Person)

Starting Price
USD 500.00

Includes:

  • Airport/Hotel pickup & drops.
  • All accommodations, all transportation, all meals & mineral water for drinking during the trip.
  • Cruise inside the forest with exclusive tourist boat.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis on Sundarbans boat.
  • 1st Class Cabin on Rocket Steamer on a twin sharing basis.
  • Jessore to Dhaka air ticket
  • A / C car transfer per itinerary.
  • All entry fees during the trip
  • All activities inside the forest as per itinerary.
  • Small country boat to make trips inside small canals/creeks.
  • Forest fees (BDT. 5200), Permissions & armed forest guard from the forest department
  • Mineral water for drinking, Snacks for two times a day and 24X7 Coffee/tea on Sundarbans Boat.
  • An accompanying guide during the trip.

Excludes:

  • Drinks both hard and soft.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips.

Notes:

  • Itinerary could be changed because of tides, daylight hours, moon phase and weather. But we'll cover all the mentioned places as per itinerary.
  • 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 with a reserved boat. 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 the 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.
  • Old Rocket Paddle steamer is available on Saturday & Wednesday only.