Dotted Deer

Sundarbans Tour Bangladesh

The Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest 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 Royal Bengal tiger, and other threatened species such as the estuarine crocodile and the Indian python.

The forest, a veil of wilderness and haunting with its deepness of endless waterways. More than 300 hundred rivers-canal and its mystic tidal changes allow incentive adventure through the mangrove carpet. Sundarbans connect 80 kilometers of the Bay of Bengal and its sandy beaches that are quite natural. The silence of the forest overwhelms the mind, produces a restful ambiance that helps anyone to fill the heart away from the routine life, away from the world. The beauty of Sundarbans is wildlife. The only thing you can hear in the forest is the sound of water, wind, birds and animals. The full moon at Sundarbans is a mystery. Dinner inside the forest on the full moon is genuinely memorable. Plenty of deer comes to the bank of the river to drink at night. When you target a spotlight, you can see the shiny eyes of animals. Imagine a night into the deep forest where there’s no human and you are sleeping at a small ship cabin. You will meditate by the sound of silence and water waves. And of course, you can hear the roar of the tiger, the Royal Bengal Tiger if you are lucky.

The banks of the rivers and canal host a lot of animals are truly fascinating. Crocodiles basking in the sun, deers are hunting foods, birds are running for fish, otters are swimming and sometimes dolphins are saying hello to you at the same time in a bank is an unforgettable visual for a lifetime. The small tiny canals and a country boat trip in the early morning permit one to experience the elegance of the forest. A lot of birds you can see when going through the canals. You can see a deer eating leaf and run when you got by them. Kotka is a place when a see more than a hundred deers together. You can get closer and closer if they are busy eating.

The most exciting thing in Sundarbans is walking inside the forest. This is an adventurous and horrible moment at the same time when you know there’s the man-eating tigers and it could be anywhere, anytime. The forest guards with their guns give you the courage to experience the moment. Walking inside the mangrove trees and the field covered by tiger fern and watching running deers are a lifetime experience.

Waiting for a tiger from a watchtower could be the best thing. Cups of tea with a binocular or a camera with a telephoto lens and your patience of waiting to see a tiger are a true wild. Only a very lucky one can see a tiger, but you can see the pugmark. Whatever the past reports, the tigers are increasing when we got some baby tigers on our watch.

Sundarbans, having their natural-wild vastness is the best place to spend in Bangladesh. It’s having more activities than we can write. You will experience it when you are in the middle of Sundarbans. You cannot forget a single moment if you visit once.

This tour starts and ends at Khulna / Mongla by AC / Non AC exclusive tourist boat. You can make it from Dhaka by air/ bus/ rocket steamer. Check out the itinerary Rocket Cruise & Sundarbans Tour for the tour from Dhaka.

Duration :
2 nights / 3 days
Locations :
Sundarban
Attractions :
  • 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:

  • UNESCO Heritage: Sundarbans is one of the World Heritage sites of Bangladesh.
  • Magical Forest: The silence of the forest will blow your mind when you enter the deep forest. The tides & moonlight make it more interesting.  It's a kind of meditation away from the noisy life.
  • Wildlife Hunting: Spot wildlife from the boat, walking through the forest, and small canal cruises.  Our expeditions to the wildlife sanctuaries are quite interesting to make happen. Spot wildlife from the pointed watchtower overlooking the fields.
  • Adventure Cruise: Explore the deep mangrove forest by exclusive boat anchoring many places. Experience 3 days of true adventure of the forest with its man-eating Tiger. Country boat rides through the creeks and canals are thrilling.
  • Deep Forest Walking: Walk into the forest with the armed guard and feel the variety of forests.
  • Bay of Bengal: Enjoy the view of the Bay of Bengal at Jamtola sea beach and Kotka. Sunset & Sunrising at Kotka makes you charmed when you feel the silence.
  • Fishing Village: Live fishing on the river, fishermen's village & lifestyle are the things you can experience. Especially, shrimp & crab firms are noticeable.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : Harberia Eco Tourism & Kochikhali
  • Early in the morning, boarding to our awaiting boat at Mongla. Our guide and responsible hands will pick you up, 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 2 : Kochikhali & Kotka Wildlife Sanctuary, Jamtola Sea beach & Tiger Point
  • 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 3 : Fishing Village & Karamjal Crocodile Breeding Center
  • Early in the morning having a pre-breakfast with biscuit and coffee/tea, we’ll go for a boat trip through the small canal.
  • After having breakfast, visit a fishing village by walking and know the fishermen's lifestyle and their family.
  • Visit Karamjal crocodile breeding center and spend half an hour.
  • Having lunch, make yourself ready to depart from the boat. The boat will stop at Mongla in the afternoon.
  • End your tour with a refreshment of the deep forest, experience of wildlife and the memory with an enjoyable tour.

Price for the tour (Per Person)

Starting from
USD 250.00
Bangladeshi National: Contact for Price
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Includes:

  • Cruise inside the forest with exclusive tourist boat.
  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis.
  • All meals during Sundarban cruise.
  • 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 and 24X7 coffee/tea during the trip.
  • An accompanied 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.