Sundarban Excursion With Rocket
Duration: 7 Days, 6 Nights
Tariff: Starting From $730 USD*/Per Person
Location: Dhaka, Bagerhat, Mongla, Sundarbans, Khulna.
Attraction: Old Dhaka, Rocket, 60 Dome Mosque, Sundarbans.
Best time to travel: October-April
Tour Available: Round The Year Starting With Saturday, Monday or Friday
Arrival to departure package to visit 02 World Heritage Sight in Bangladesh – Sundarbans and Bagerhat, including an overnight journey on a century old paddle steamer called Rocket, and experiencing the life and sights at Old Dhaka. Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest on earth., home of Bengal Tigers and many birds and wildlife. Bagerhat is a muslin city from 15th century, full of astonishing mosques. Best tour to experience Sundarbans.
On this tour, after visiting Old Dhaka the whole day and before embarking paddle steamer in the evening, we’ll take you back to your hotel in the evening for shower, which will significantly improve your experience, as there is no facilities for shower on Rocket and you have yet another day ahead before reaching your next hotel at Mongla. This is the main difference of this tour other than including three different hotel categories and airport transfer with our original Rocket and Sundarbans Tour.
You can easily combine this tour with visiting India. After returning from Sundarbans to Khulna, Instead of coming to Dhaka we can transfer you to Benapole/Petrapole border to cross over to Kolkata which is very close from Khulna. Cost for returning to Dhaka and the last night’s accommodation will be deducted on that case.
For full 3 days.
City from 15th century, including 60 Dpme Mosque.
Streets and boat ride on Dhaka’s busiest river at Buriganga.
Itinerary of Sundarbans Excursion with Rocket
Up and transfer you to your hotel. (Hotel 71)
Day-02: Old Dhaka and Rocket
Attractions in Old Dhaka the whole day, including
Dhakeshwari Temple, Lalbagh Fort, Khan Mohammad
Mridha Mosque, Armenian Church, Star Mosque, Ahsan
Manzil and Sadarghat River Ferry Terminal.
and continue sightseeing.
Before heading back to Sadarghat River Ferry Terminal.
On a wooden boat to feel the rhythm of the live and
Vibrant river and enjoy sunset.
18.00 H. A memorable overnight journey in Rocket
Steamer to Hularhat.
Day-03: UNESCO World Heritage City Bagerhat
Steamer in the morning. Disembark from Rocket at
Hularhat around 09.00 H.
And visit 15th century Mosque city one called
Khalifatabad, which is the present day Bagerhat and is
An UNESCO protected World Heritage site in Bangladesh.
15th century city Khalifatabad the whole day, including
The 60 Dome Mosque, 09 Dome Mosque, Rono Bijoypur
Mosque and Singair Mosque. Also we’ll take you to visit
The shrine of Khan Jahan Ali, the saint general from
Turkey who ame to spread Islam in this country and
Founded this great city and Kodla Moth – a very beautiful
Hindu temple from 17th century. Drive toward Mongla (01 hrs).
Day-04: Sundarbans: Kochikhali
Head immediately toward Sundarbans. Stop on a forest
Station on the way to complete formalities and continue
Small boat where big boats can not go because of their
Size and the canals being shallow. Taking you through
These rewarding narrow canals is the main point of this
Private tour on a small boat, where is your best chance
To spot a tiger and many wildlife. We’ve spotted a tiger
On such a canal on 14th July, 2016, which was crossing
the river just 300 miters ahead of us in board day light.
We were the only lucky tour operator to spot an wild
Bengal tiger in last few years on a tour in Sundarbans.
Small canal on a small row boat in search of wild-life.
They come to drink water in the evening and morning
On the creeks and canals. You’ll seat on the boat quietly
And float by on a breath-taking environment listening to
Many birds singing and the calls of many animals.
In the middle of the river in front of Kochikhali forest Station.
Day-05: Sundarbans: Kochikhali & Kotka Wildlife Sanctuary
Start hiking on the forest from Kochikhali forest station
Toward the Jamtola Beach (10 Km, 03 Hrs). Spend an
Hour on the beach which is the quietest, nicest and
Cleanest beach in Bangladesh and hike toward Kotka
Forest station through the forest. Reach Kotka station
and transfer to our waiting boat which already arrived
hear from Kochikhali through an inside canal.
The evening. This is a feeding ground of animals. Lots
Of deer and other wild animals come here in the evening
To eat grass and drink water. You never know what
Surprises can be waiting for you here!
In the middle of the river in front of Kotka forest station.
Day-06: Sundarbans: Kotka Wildlife Sanctuary
Explore a canal near Kotka Wildlife Sanctuary. Return to
The main boat at 07.30 and have breakfast. We’ll start
our journey toward Mongla from here through other
small rivers and canals.
Afternoon and drive to Khulna (1.5 hrs).
Day-07: Khulna – Dhaka
Depart for Dhaka on 08.30 H Chitra Express. Arrive
Dhaka around 18.00 H, and transfer to Hotel.
Price of Sundarbans Excursion With Rocket
Inclusions and Exclusions
Mentioned in the itinerary, with complementary breakfast.
Boat at Sundarbans for three days on Day-04,05 and 06.
Twin sharing basis.
Outside the scheduled tour. Solo travelers can only
Join the scheduled tours.
Or Friday – round the year.
Rocket & Train
You might have to travel on the 2nd class if 1st class is not
Available. Only difference on 1st and 2nd class on the Rocket
is, 2nd class is located in the back side, and have no
air-conditioning. Other facilities are same. Passengers of 2nd
class can use all the facilities of 1st class, e.h. dining area, sitting
area on the front side etc.
Instead of the paddle steam boats. If you book for these days,
You have to travel on the traditional ferry instead of a paddle
All, we’ll take you up to Barisal by atraditional ferry (overnight part)
And from Barisal to Hularhat on the Rocket (daytime journey part).
fixed. It could be changed depending on the season, moon phase,
day light hours, tide and fog. But we’ll try to include all the places
and activities mentioned in the itinerary as much as possible.
Electricity and running hot water (we will supply them on bucket). It
has accommodation facilities for 08 person in max and one western
style toilet. But we have a large boat too to arrange tour for bigger
battery. We’ll run the generator in the evening for couple of hours
everyday to charge your devices.
Day-04. In Kotka, a new network signal tower of Teletalk opened
recently, so yo’ll get full network coverage of only Teletalk in Kotka
with 2G internet network facilities which is very slow. No other SIM
card will work inside other parts of the forest.
go through very dense forest, so it will be easy for most of the people,
as long as you can walk about 10 Km. The trail is dry, not muddy. Bring
covered shoes which is suitable for trekking and can protect you from
small grass and trees with spikes.
enjoyable, as it will go from Kochikhali to Kotka through small canals, which
will be a ride of about 03 hours.
provided separate cabins on Rocket and on the boat at Sundarbans,
even if you pay for the single supplement, based on the availability.
Visa On Arrival
can get Visa on Arrival in Bangladesh, which is a pretty straight-forward
process. Although there is a rule to take visa beforehand if you have a
Bangladesh mission on the country where you are coming from, this rule
is completely overlooked. They never check where you are coming from.
They only check if you are a national of a country which are eligible for
VOA and directly issue the Visa.
to get VOA. Fee for most of the country is $51 USD. You’ll not require any
previous application or anything else to get the Visa. However, they will ask
you for your hotel reservation and a phone number of the hotel. Simply
show our details itinerary which we will send you once you confirm your
booking, where all the hotel information will be written. They will be happy
enough to give you a VOA of maximum 30 days
Check here for more information on visa on arrival for Bangladesh.
These do not accept foreign cards – your guide can give advice on
which ATMs to use but we do not advise relying on ATMs alone
in the more expensive shops and restaurants.
towns and cities.
Eating and Drinking
pay for rest of the lunches and dinners during your trip. A meal on a decent local
restaurant will cost about $5-$7 USD.
friendly, alcohol is not widely available. There are only a couple of hotels on the
trip which have a bar, and even at these establishments you cannot usually
drink in the restaurant. Local beer, when available, costs approx. $5 USD for a 300ml
can and a measure of spirits is similarly priced. Wine is not available. It may
sometimes be possible to purchase alcohol outside the hotels, but it is prohibited to
consume in public places. There is a duty freeon arrival in Dhaka airport
(before immigration) and you are permitted two bottles of spirits per person.
Foreign passport. But they only sell whole cartons of usually 24 bottles/cans.
Tipping / Bakshis
anything from 50 Taka upwards depending on the service provided. At the end of
the tour, if your principle guide, together with the driver and the boat crews have been
helpful then you could think about tipping them. Normally guest give them $100 USD tip
for total trip. But that is obviously your choice. The amount can obviously be left to you.