Sundarbans Excursion With Rocket Steamer

Sundarbans Excursion With Rocket Steamer

Tour Duration: 7 Nights 8 Days

Location: Dhaka, Bagerhat, Mongla, Sundarbans, Khulna.

Tour Attraction: Old Dhaka, Rocket, Sundarbans.

Best Time To Visit: October-April

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. 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.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival In Dhaka

Pass By: Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Tongi, Dhaka City 1229 Bangladesh
A guide of ours will meet and greet you inside the airport, pick you Up and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight stay at Dhaka.

Meals included:
• Dinner: Standard Bangladeshi Style Food Or Any Preferences In Local Good Restaurant.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel 71 or a 3-star standard hotel.

Day 2: Old Dhaka Sightseeing and Overnight Jorney with Rocket Paddle Steamer

Stop At: Dhakeshwari Temple, Dhakeshwari Road Bakshi Bazar, Dhaka City Bangladesh
Pick-up the hotel lobby at 8.00 H and visit Dhakeshwari Temple. Dhakeshwari National Temple is a Hindu temple in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is state-owned, giving it the distinction of being Bangladesh's National Temple'. The name "Dhakeshwari" means "Goddess of Dhaka".
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lalbagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Lalbagh Fort is an incomplete 17th-century Mughal fort complex that stands before the Buriganga River in the southwestern part of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The construction was started in 1678 AD by Mughal Subahdar Muhammad Azam Shah, who was the son of Emperor Aurangzeb and later emperor himself.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque, Lalbagh Rd, Dhaka City Bangladesh
Khan Mohammad Mirza mosque, an archaeological site located in southern Dhaka, near Lalbagh fort. The mosque rises above its surroundings because the tahkhana or underground rooms of the mosque are above grade. The roof of the tahkhana forms the platform on which the mosque is situated. The spacious prayer place before the main mosque is open in all directions allowing air to flow and keep the Musullis cool. This is a historical mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection, Armanitola Rd, Dhaka City Bangladesh
The Armenian Church, also known as Armenian Apostolic Church of the Holy Resurrection, is a historically significant architectural monument situated in the Armanitola area of old Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Star Mosque (Tara Masjid), Abul Khairat Rd Armanitola, Old dhaka, Dhaka City Bangladesh
Star Mosque, is a mosque located in Armanitola area, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The mosque has ornate designs and is decorated with motifs of blue stars. It was built in the first half of the 19th century by Mirza Golam Pir.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ahsan Manzil, Old City Old Dhaka, Dhaka City Bangladesh
Ahsan Manzil used to be the official residential palace and seat of the Nawab of Dhaka. The building is situated at Kumartoli along the banks of the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Construction was started in 1859 and was completed in 1872. It was constructed in the Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Buriganga River, Bangladesh
The Buriganga River is a river in Bangladesh that ranks among the most polluted rivers in the country. It flows past the southwest outskirts of Dhaka city, the capital of Bangladesh. Its average depth is 7.6 meters and its maximum depth is 18 meters. If time permits we will take you for a short boat ride.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Sadarghat, Buriganga Riverfront, Dhaka City Bangladesh
At Sadarghat river ferry terminal, we will book first class or second class cabin ticket for you in Rocket Paddle Steamer to go Hularhat. Rocket is a gentile name was given to the Paddle Steamer in the British Colonial period in Bengal because of its speed comparing with the man pulling boats. The history carrier Paddle steamer is running over 100 years in the same route between Dhaka and Khulna division.
Duration: 16 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Complimentary Breakfast.
Accommodation included: A memorable overnight journey in Rocket Steamer to Hularhat. (Sleeping Cabin)

Day 3: Visit UNESCO World Heritage City Bagerhat

Stop At: Hularhat Launch Ghat, H2X7+RQX, Shariktola Union, Bangladesh
Enjoy the beauty of Bangladesh from Rocket Steamer. Disembark from Rocket at Hularhat.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bagerhat, Bagerhat, Khulna Division
Drive to Bagerhat, visit Bagerhat and is an UNESCO protected World Heritage site in Bangladesh.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sixty Dome Mosque, MPFR+RP4, Khulna Road, 9300, Bangladesh
The Sixty Dome Mosque, is a mosque in Bangladesh. It is a part of the Mosque City of Bagerhat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the largest mosque in Bangladesh from the sultanate period. It was built during the Bengal Sultanate by Ulugh Khan Jahan, the governor of the Sundarbans.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Bagerhat Museum, Old Rupsa Bagerhat Road, Bagerhat Bangladesh
A small museum has been established by the Directorate of Archaeology of Bangladesh, in collaboration with UNESCO, in front of the Shait Gumbaz Mosque, where antiquaries collected from the area of the historical site are displayed providing knowledge on the history of Bagerhat. It has three exhibit galleries of antiquaries related to the "Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat", which include inscriptions, potteries, terracotta plaques and ornamental bricks. Pictures of important historic buildings of Bangladesh are also part of the exhibits here.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Nine Dome Mosque, MQ54+94X, Bagerhat, Bangladesh
The Nine Dome Mosque is a historic mosque in the Mosque City of Bagerhat in Bangladesh. It was built during the governorship of Khan Jahan Ali in the 15th-century, under the reign of the Bengal Sultanate.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bijoypur, Bangladesh
Another important building of Khan Jahan style is Ranbijaypur Mosque. About half a km along the road to the north from the shrine of Hazrat Khan Jahan (Rah :). This mosque is located inside. About 3.5 km west of Bagerhat district headquarters and 1.50 km from Satgumbaj Mosque. Ranbijaypur Mosque is a single domed mosque in Ranbijaypur village of Satgumbaj Union. It is also known as Fakir Bari Mosque. It is the largest single-domed mosque in Bangladesh. It is known that the original name of the mosque was Darya Khan's Mosque.
Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Singair Masjid, MPFV+42C, Bagerhat - Khulna Rd, Bagerhat, Bangladesh
The Singar Mosque is a 15th-century mosque which is part of the Mosque City of Bagerhat, a World Heritage Site in south-western Bangladesh. It is a single-domed, square building of exposed brick with terracotta decorations.
Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Tomb of Khan Jahan Ali, Khan Jahan Ali Majar Rd, Bagerhat 9300 Bangladesh
A place of active worship, Khan Jahan Ali's Tomb is the only monument in Bagerhat that still retains its original cupolas (domed ceilings). The cenotaph at the entrance is covered with tiles of various colours and inscribed with Quranic verses, but it is usually covered with a red cloth embroidered with gold threads. The single-domed Dargah Mosque is enclosed within the same complex by a massive wall, with short towers at each corner and archways to the front and rear.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mongla, Mongla, Khulna Division
Drive toward Mongla. Mongla is the second busiest seaport in Bangladesh. It is located in Bagerhat District in the southwestern part of the country; and lies 62 kilometers north of the Bay of Bengal coastline. Mongla is one of the major ports of the Bengal delta. Overnight at Mongla
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Complimentary Breakfast.
Accommodation included: Parjatan hotel pasur or a 3-star standard hotel.

Day 4: Visit World Largest Mangrove Forest Sundarbans - Kochikhali

Stop At: Mongla Boat Ghat, Road, Mongla, Bangladesh
Transfer to our waiting boat toward Sundarbans. Stop on a forest Station to complete formalities and continue toward Kochikhali.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kochikhali Forest Guesthouse, VR8P+PGW, Bangladesh
This spot is located 14km to the east of Katka and belongs to East Wildlife Sanctuary under Sundarban East Forest Division. This spot features dense forests facing the Bay of Bengal. Trails of numerous marine and land creatures are found on the beach. The East Kochikhali Khal and Supati khal are famous as the entrance of Tiger to Kochikhali. Boating along the canals crisscrossing the area provides tourists with the opportunity to spot basking crocodiles, deer, lizards, wild boar, and lots of birds. There is also a rest house at Kachikhali. We’ll take you through 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’ll reach Kochikhali in the evening. Overnight stay on the boat in a sleeping cabin.
Duration: 14 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Complimentary Breakfast.
• Lunch: Standard Bangladeshi Style Food In Boat.
• Dinner: Standard Bangladeshi Style Food In Boat.
Accommodation included: Overnight Stay on the boat in a sleeping cabin.

Day 5: Sundarbans: Kochikhali & Kotka Wildlife Sanctuary

Stop At: Kotka Khal, Bangladesh
Ride a wooden rowboat on a canal in the morning in Search wildlife. Back to the main boat and have breakfast. Start hiking on the forest from Kochikhali forest station toward Jamtola Beach. Spend an Hour on the beach. Reach Kotka station and transfer to our waiting boat. Go to the watchtower at Kotka and seat there and take some rest of The evening. Overnight Stay on the boat in a sleeping cabin.
Duration: 17 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Complimentary Breakfast.
• Lunch: Standard Bangladeshi Style Food In Boat.
• Dinner: Standard Bangladeshi Style Food In Boat.
Accommodation included: Overnight Stay on the boat in a sleeping cabin.

Day 6: Sundarbans: Kotka Wildlife Sanctuary

Stop At: Kotka Khal, Bangladesh
Go for a boat ride on the small row boat. Return to The main boat and have breakfast.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mongla, Mongla, Khulna Division
We’ll start our journey toward Mongla from here through other small rivers and canals. Reach Mongla in the afternoon and drive to Khulna.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Complimentary Breakfast.
• Lunch: Standard Bangladeshi Style Food Or Any Preferences In Local Good Restaurant.
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel city inn or a 3-star standard hotel.

Day 7: Khulna to Dhaka by Train Journey

Stop At: Railway Station Road, Railway Station Rd, Bangladesh
After breakfast, transfer to Khulna Railway Station. Depart for Dhaka on Chitra Express.
Duration: 10 hours

Stop At: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Arrive in Dhaka and transfer to Hotel.
Duration: 1 day 21 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Complimentary Breakfast.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel 71 or a 3-star standard hotel.

Day 8: Departure

Stop At: Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Tongi, Dhaka City 1229 Bangladesh
Transfer to the airport according to your flight time, say good bye. End of the tour.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Complimentary Breakfast.
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Minimum 02 person is required to book this tour outside the scheduled tour. Solo travelers can only join the scheduled tours."
"This tour is available to start on any Saturday, Monday, Or Friday – round the year."
"1st class tickets of Rocket and Train depends on availability. 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."
"On Monday and Thursday, a traditional ferry comes in service instead of the paddle steam boats. If you book for these days, You have to travel on the traditional ferry instead of a paddle Wheel streamer."
"If for some unexpected reason Rocket ticket is not available at all, we’ll take you up to Barisal by atraditional ferry (overnight part) and from Barisal to Hularhat on the Rocket (daytime journey part)."
"In case of traveling on the 2nd class of train, you’ll have a reserved seat."
"Itinerary of Sundarbans Tour is just a general outline and not 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."
"The boat for Sundarbans is a very basic boat without air-conditioning, 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 groups."
"The cabin in the boat at Sundarbans are lit by small lights running on battery. We’ll run the generator in the evening for couple of hours everyday to charge your devices."
"You’ll get mobile phone signal of Grameen Phone on the first half 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."
"For trekking in the forest on day-05, the land is flat and we will not 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."
"If you do not want to walk, you can remain on the boat which will be still enjoyable, as it will go from Kochikhali to Kotka through small canals, which will be a ride of about 03 hours."
"Single supplement is applicable for the hotels only. You might not be provided separate cabins on Rocket and on the boat at Sundarbans, even if you pay for the single supplement, based on the availability."
"Citizens of EU, USA, Australia, Canada, Russia and some Asian countries 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."
"Unless there is a long Que for VOA, it will take just 10 minutes of your time 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 for more information on visa on arrival for Bangladesh."
"ATM Availability: Although Bangladesh has many ATMs, some of 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 for money."
"Credit and Debit Card Acceptance: Cards are generally only accepted in the more expensive shops and restaurants."
"Local Currency: Taka"
"Recommended Currency for Exchange: US Dollar, Pounds, Euro."
"Where to Exchange: There are a number of exchange houses in large towns and cities."
"All the breakfasts, 03 lunches and 02 dinners are included on the trip. You need to pay for rest of the lunches and dinners during your trip. A meal on a decent local restaurant will cost about $5-$7 USD."
"Tea and Soft drinks are very cheap. Mineral water is widely available."
"Bangladesh is a secular Muslim country and whilst the people are very liberal and 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."
"In Dhaka, there are some wire houses from where you can buy alcohol showing your Foreign passport. But they only sell whole cartons of usually 24 bottles/cans."
"Tipping is a common practice is Asia. Bangladesh, most workers will expect a small tip, 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."
"Booking this tour at least 03 weeks in advance is advised."
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"



Start Time: 08:00 AM
Duration: 8 Days
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
We also do the on-call pickup. If travelers landed at other airports in Bangladesh except for Dhaka, they have to inform us. So we can arrange pickup for them.

Airports

  • Zia Intl Airport, Dhaka City Bangladesh


Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Included

  • 7x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Dhakeshwari Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection
  • Entry/Admission - Star Mosque (Tara Masjid)
  • Entry/Admission - Ahsan Manzil
  • Entry/Admission - Sadarghat
  • Entry/Admission - Hularhat Launch Ghat
  • Entry/Admission - Sixty Dome Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Bagerhat Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Nine Dome Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Singair Masjid
  • Entry/Admission - Tomb of Khan Jahan Ali
  • Entry/Admission - Mongla Boat Ghat
  • Entry/Admission - Kochikhali Forest Guesthouse
  • Entry/Admission - Dhaka
  • Entry/Admission - Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport

Not Included

  • Gratuities

Facilities


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