8 Days Sundarban Safari Tour package in Bangladesh to experience the largest mangrove forest in the world

Tour Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Location: Dhaka, Bagerhat, Sundarban, Sonargaon
Tour Attractions: Tiger, Birds and Other Wildlife Safari, Historic Cities
Best Time To Go: October – March
Tour Availability: September – May / Any day start
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8 Days Sundarban Safari Tour package in Bangladesh to experience the largest mangrove forest in the world
Price: From $1,290 US per person

Experience an exciting journey through the stunning wilderness of the Sundarban Mangrove Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a thrilling Sundarban Safari, staying on a small houseboat and anchoring on different places each night. Spot the majestic Bengal tigers, spotted deer, clawless otters, salt-water crocodiles, Indian flying foxes, much other wildlife, and many species of birds, including nine different types of kingfishers. Also, visit the historic mosque city of Bagerhat – another UNESCO Site, entirely abandoned Panam City of the Hindu cotton merchants, and megacity Dhaka – the city of madness. A juxtaposed tour to experience craziness, history, archaeology, and serene beauty and peace.

The Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest on earth. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and designated a wetland site of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. Bagerhat is a 15th-century Muslim city full of great archaeological mosques, among which the Sixty Dome Mosque is the most famous. It is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dhaka is a megacity of 22 million people, full of activities, and a paradise for street photography. And Sonargaon is the old capital of medieval Bengal.

Sundarban Safari will take you to visit the key attractions of New & Old Dhaka, see the most significant mosques and a magnificent Hindu temple in Bagerhat, a whole three-day excursion to the Sundarban Mangrove Forest, and see the attraction of the old capital Sonargaon. You’ll visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this tour.

Starting with exploring Dhaka city for a whole day, you’ll board an overnight passenger ferry to Barisal. Arriving at next morning at the destination, you’ll visit the mosques and the Hindu temple of Bagerhat for a whole day. You’ll spend the next three days in Sundarban, return to Dhaka in the evening, and visit the old capital Sonargaon the next day. Sundarban Safari provides an opportunity to enjoy Dhaka’s hustle and bustle, Bagerhat and Sonargaon’s quietness, and the tranquility of Sundarban.

This tour is available to book anytime outside our schedule, year-round. Private tours are available to book throughout the year. Solo travelers can join any of our scheduled tours. You can share rooms with total same-sex strangers if available to save costs. Also can book a Single Supplement if you need private rooms. If you have a midnight flight for your departure, we’ll discount the last night’s accommodation price.

Check out our other Sundarban tour packages of different lengths to suit your requirements.

Highlights of Sundarban Safari

  • Immerse yourself in the captivating Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest on Earth and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, during an extensive three-day exploration.
  • Spend your nights on a small houseboat, anchoring in different locations within the Sundarban, ensuring a truly immersive experience.
  • Navigate the intricate network of creeks and channels within the Sundarbans aboard a traditional wooden rowing boat, maximizing your chances of spotting wildlife during the magical early mornings and evenings.
  • Embark on a guided forest trail, accompanied by armed forest guards, to delve deeper into the heart of the Sundarbans’ lush vegetation and spot more birds and wildlife.
  • Visit a dolphin sanctuary dedicated to the conservation of the endangered Ganges and Irrawaddy Dolphin species, offering a rare opportunity to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.
  • Indulge in the pristine beauty of the Sundarbans’ finest beach, a secluded gem deep within the forest where you can relax and rejuvenate away from the crowds.
  • Visit a fishing village in Sundarban and experience how they live struggling with natural disasters.
  • Explore a crocodile and turtle breeding center, where you can observe these fascinating reptiles up close and learn about the conservation efforts being undertaken to protect them.
  • Embark on an overnight journey aboard a traditional Bangladeshi passenger ferry, experiencing the authentic rhythms of river life as you traverse the waterways toward your next destination.
  • Visit the historical sites of Bagerhat, a 15th-century UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the renowned Sixty Dome Mosque, and delve into the region’s rich cultural and architectural heritage.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of Old Dhaka, exploring its narrow streets on a rickshaw ride and gliding along the bustling Buriganga River on a boat, capturing the essence of the city’s vibrant soul.
  • Step back in time as you visit an abandoned city once inhabited by Hindu cotton merchants from the early 19th century, witnessing the remnants of their grandeur and imagining the stories they hold.

A map of 8 days Sundarban Safari Tour in Bangladesh with Nijhoom Tours to experience the largest mangrove forest on earth

A map of 8 days Sundarban Safari Tour in Bangladesh with Nijhoom Tours to experience the largest mangrove forest on earth, the historic city Bagerhat, megacity Dhaka, and the old capital Sonargaon.

Itinerary of Sundarban Safari

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Price of Sundarban Safari

$100 US per person off-season discount for everyone to book from April to September.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Sundarban Safari Includes:
  • All accommodation in hotels and boat cabins as mentioned in the itinerary with complimentary breakfast on a twin-sharing basis.
  • $115 US per person forest permit fee for Sundarban.
  • All meals, drinking water, tea, and coffee while on the boat at Sundarban for three days on day-4, 5, and 6.
  • All internal flights.
  • All airport transfers in Bangladesh.
  • An air-conditioned car, driver, and an English-speaking guide.
  • 1st class cabin on a traditional passenger ferry to Barisal on a twin-sharing basis.
  • All boat rides.
  • All entrance tickets.
  • Before departure, take to the Covid-19 testing center in Dhaka to provide the sample and collect the report if necessary.
  • All tips except our guide, driver, and boat crew in Sundarban.

Does not include:
  • Any food or drinks other than those mentioned above.
  • $25 US fee for video camera in Sundarban (if any).
  • Any personal item.

Upcoming Group Tours

Departure DatesTotal PlacesAvailable PlacesEarly-Bird Discounts
Feb 20-27, 2025128+N/A
* Also available to book group and private tours anytime outside this schedule.

Why Sundarban Safari with Nijhoom Tours

How is your Sundarban Safari different than the others?

Wildlife Tour: Unlike the traditional cheap picnic parties in Sundarban, ours are wildlife tours. Spotting as much wildlife as possible is our primary focus. We take our clients to places deep inside Sundarban where there will be higher chances to spot wildlife.
Small Boats: We use small boats with shallow drafts to go to small channels where bigger ships can not go and can see more wildlife.
Silent Boat Trips: Unlike others, we use silent wooden rowing boats without engines to explore the small creeks and channels so we do not scare off the animals. You'll see more birds and animals on our boat trips on the creeks and channels.
Safety: The safety of our clients is always our priority. Unlike everyone else, we always use life jackets during boat rides on the small creeks and channels to protect our clients.
Food Hygiene: We strictly maintain food hygiene on our boat, about which very few people in Bangladesh have any idea. So unlike others, foreigners getting sick from food is rare on our boat.
Cleanliness: Although we use a basic boat, we keep it clean and provide clean bed sheets, pillowcases, towels, and comfortable beds and pillows.
Knowledgeable Guides: We provide knowledgeable guides on our tours, who will be able to tell you about the wildlife and the forest.
Numerous Positive Reviews: Unlike others, we have numerous positive reviews of our Sundarban Tours on TripAdvisor from our past clients who've had a pleasant and memorable experience of the forest with us. You'll have a great experience on our tour too!

Why book Sundarban Safari with Nijhoom Tours?

Great Experience: You’ll have a great experience on our Sundarban Safari, as we are a multi-award-winning local tour operator in Bangladesh with vast local knowledge and the highest quality. We have the highest number of reviews in Bangladesh on TripAdvisor (375+ reviews) from our clients with an average rating of 5 on 5. We’ve been featured in the International Travel News Magazine multiple times, published in California, USA.
Support a Local Business: By directly booking with us instead of the giant foreign online platforms like Viator, ToursByLocals, GetYourGuide, TourRadar, Expedia, Kayak, or many others like them dominating the industry with huge marketing budgets, that only sell other local companies' tours and charge them a hefty commission, you are also supporting a local small business instead of a big foreign corporation.
Scheduled Tours: We have scheduled tours year-round. You can join any of them and reduce your cost.
Fast Communication: We reply fast. Communication with us will be a breeze.
Smooth Payment: Making payments with us will be swift for our Sundarban Safari. We offer multiple payment options with credit cards and bank transfers. You can pay us in major local currencies online and avoid paying any charges for making cross-border payments for our tours.
Comfortable Car: We'll provide a decent, comfortable, clean car with air-conditioning.
Safe Driver: We'll provide a safe driver who will drive you safely in a country where everyone drives like crazy.
On-Time Pick-up: We'll not be late to pick you up and give excuses for traffic.
No Nuicense: We will not annoy you by taking a few dozen selfies with you on the tour and posting them directly on social media.

Channel cruise in the mangrove forest with proper safety with Nijhoom Tours

Silent cruise with a rowing boat on a Channel in Sundarban with proper safety with Nijhoom Tours. © Photo Credit: Nijhoom Tours.

Experiences of Sundarban Tours with us

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Marko Bajec Avatar, who booked a Sundarbans tour package in Bangladesh with us
Special thanks to the cook who prepared vegan meals for us
Marko Bajec, Slovenia
Diego Avatar, who booked a Sundarbans tour package in Bangladesh with us
Both places are magical – Bagerhat and the Sundarbans
Diego Gomez, Mexico City, Mexico
Cezar Dumitru, who booked a Sundarbans tour package in Bangladesh with us and had a great experience
Had a small boat without engine in order not to scare off animals
Cezar Dumitru, Bucharest, Romania
Thomas booked a Sundarbans tour package in Bangladesh with us and had a great experience
Perfect organization in a disorganized country
Thomas Driemeyer, Berlin, Germany
Stacey booked a Sundarbans tour package in Bangladesh with us and had a memorable experience
We were not expecting to fall in love with Bangladesh
Stacey Osborn, Saint Louis, MO, USA
John booked a Sundarbans tour package in Bangladesh with us and had a memorable experience
We had the boat in the Sundarbans to ourselves
John DeGregorio, Louis, MO, USA
Micky booked a Sundarbans tour package in Bangladesh with us and had a memorable experience
Sundarbans was such a serene experience
Micky Schoenmaker, The Netherlands
Morten and his family booked a Sundarbans tour package in Bangladesh with us and had a memorable experience
We loved every minute on the boat in Sundarbans
Morten Elm, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Wonderful experience for anyone wanting to do something different
Dirk Damrau, London, UK
We saw a lot of wildlife on the small boat rides
Ronald Harvey, London, UK
Put Bangladesh on your must see list
Anne Taylor, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Must see Sundarban tour
Julie Knell, Patea, New Zealand
A Great Bangladesh Tour
James Haley, United Kingdom
Road Less Traveled? Try Bangladesh
Quazi Ahmed, Ohio, USA
Full-On Fantastic!
Dinah Hill, Abingdon, United Kingdom
Rocket and Sundarbans Tour 6 Days
Lisa Buckley, New York, USA
Samuel Gomberg from USA visiting Bangladesh with Nijhoom Tours
A fantastic experience off the beaten path
Samuel Gomberg, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Sundarbans Tour with Rocket
Steven Owad-Jones, Australia
Best Decision I Made
Peter Kubisewsky, Waterloo, Canada
Expertly planned and exciting: flawless
Benjamin Thomas, Herts, United Kingdom
Great Sunderban tour
Christian Rassi, Germany
Great Trip
Stephen Homrich, Florida, USA
Bangladesh! Why not?
Gan Hui Hoon, Singapore
Sundarban Excursion with Rocket
Lisa Baker, Waihi Beach, New Zealand
6 day tour to Bangladesh with Nijhoom Tours
Thomas Rickert, Georgia, USA
Wonderful country, wonderful people
Michael Kendall, Ascot, United Kingdom
Six days tour in the Sundurbans
Eva Rohland, Berlin, Germany

Sundarban Safari Also Included In

Sundarban Safari Tour is included in most of our holiday packages. You can book one of these packages too to visit the mosque city of Bagerhat and Sundarban Mangrove Forest:

FAQs on Sundarban Tours

Why Sundarban Tour in a small group?

  • Because your best chance to spot wildlife on a Sundarban tour is when you go on a tour with a very small group. This will increase your chance to spot wildlife many times.
  • All the traditional tour operators in Bangladesh run tours in Sundarban on a 40-70 people group. Going on a Sundarban tour with a big group like these, people end up seeing very little or no wildlife at all. We organize only small group tours to give you the best experience of Sundarban for your time and money.

Why Sundarban tour in Bangladesh instead of India?

  • 60% of Sundarban is in Bangladesh part which is denser and more diverse with its wildlife, flora, and fauna.
  • You visit a wild forest in Bangladesh, not a national park. Everything you see in Bangladesh part of Sundarban is wild.
  • You spend the full three days inside the forest while doing the Sundarban tour with us in Bangladesh. You can spend just one day inside the forest while doing a Sundarban tour from India.
  • On a Sundarban tour in India, you stay at a hut in a village outside the forest. In Bangladesh, you stay on our comfortable houseboat with a Western-style toilet deep inside the forest, anchoring in different places every day. There will be armed forest rangers on board for security.
  • In India, you visit the forest with an engine boat starting from the village. In Bangladesh, we'll take you to explore the creeks and channels deep inside the forest with a noiseless wooden rowboat. You float on the channels quietly in the tranquil environment and get the best chance to spot wildlife while they do not flee hearing the disturbing noise of the engine.
  • Sundarban Tour in Bangladesh with us offers more activities, e.g. walking deep inside the forest, spending time on a beautiful sandy beach at the Bay of Bengal inside the forest while you hardly see any people, watching wildlife from an observation tower overlooking a freshwater pond where animals come to drink, explore creeks and channels with noiseless row-boat to increase your chance to spot wildlife, visit wildlife sanctuaries, and many more.

Why to start Sundarban tour from Mongla instead of Khulna?

  • Because you reach the forest within 15 minutes of starting from Mongla. If you start from Khulna, half of your day is wasted just to reach the forest and another half day to come back. All the traditional tour operators in Bangladesh run their tours from Khulna, while we run our Sundarban Tour in Bangladesh from Mongla.

Why doing a day tour in Sundarban is a complete NO?

  • Never do a day tour of Sundarban! You might want to quickly sample Sundarban to save time and money, but it will be a full waste of your time and money as you will end up visiting just an Eco Park and a zoo which will be very disappointing, no matter who you do the tour with! It will be simply a bad taste of the forest. Either do a three days tour or save it for a future trip. There is nothing in between!

FAQS on Our Bangladesh Holiday Packages

What is the best time to visit Bangladesh with a Nijhoom Holiday Package?

The best time to visit Bangladesh is during the dry season, which runs from October to March. During this time, the weather is pleasant, and you can enjoy outdoor activities and sightseeing without the inconvenience of heavy rainfall or extreme heat. However, Nijhoom offers tours year-round, so you can choose a package that suits your preferences and schedule.

What are the accommodation options for solo travelers?

Solo travelers can share rooms with a same-sex stranger to reduce cost or have private rooms by booking a Single Supplement.

What kind of meals are included in the Nijhoom Bangladesh Holiday Packages?

Nijhoom Bangladesh Holiday Packages generally include complimentary breakfast from the hotels. Lunch and dinner are not included. If a hotel does not provide complimentary breakfast, we'll take you to a local restaurant for breakfast, which is included in the tours. All meals, tea, coffee, and drinking water are included for the three days in Sundarbans. Lunch with locally purchased fruits is included on the boat in Barisal.

Are vegetarian and vegan meals available on Nijhoom Bangladesh Holiday Packages?

Vegetarian and vegan meals will be available in restaurants in Bangladesh. However, options will be limited for vegan meals. You'll find more options in Western restaurants for this kind of meal. Vegetarian and vegan meals will not be a problem on our boat in Sundarbans. Our cook will prepare some delicious dishes for you. If you are a vegan, it will be good to always carry some food with you.

Is alcohol available in Bangladesh?

Foreigners are legally allowed to buy alcohol in Bangladesh. There are many bars and warehouses around the country, run by the government and private companies, where you can purchase alcohol by showing your foreign passport. The cost of a can of beer will be about $3 US.

Is an on-arrival visa available in Bangladesh?

Yes. Citizens of the EU, UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries can get a visa on arrival for a maximum duration of 30 days.

Is on-arrival visa resumed after the pandemic?

Yes, it is.

What is the fee for an on-arrival visa?

$51 US, including taxes.

Do you provide visa assistance?

Yes, we do. We'll provide all the necessary paperwork for your on-arrival visa if you book a Bangladesh Holiday Package with us.

Can I book a tour outside your schedule?

Absolutely. You can book a tour anytime outside our schedule. The price for that will be based on your group size. Once you book a tour and other people join the tour later, your cost will be reduced accordingly. We need a 25% deposit to book our Bangladesh Holiday Packages.

Can I book a private tour?

Sure. If you are a group of at least two people, you can book a private tour any time of the year. If you are a solo traveler, you can book a private tour only from April to September.

How can I reduce costs on your Bangladesh holiday packages?

You can reduce costs on our Bangladesh holiday packages by joining our group tours in long advance. You can get an early-bird discount for that. Also, you can get a massive off-season discount by booking from April to September.

Are the permits to visit the Chittagong Hill Tracts resumed after the pandemic?

Yes, they did. We are among the very few listed tour operators for the Chittagong Hill Tracts and can arrange a permit anytime. Arranging the Chittagong Hill Tracts permits is included in all of our Bangladesh holiday packages that include the Chittagong Hill Tracts area.

Where can I find your scheduled group tour list?

You can find a complete list of our scheduled Bangladesh holiday packages in 2024-2026 here: https://nijhoom.com/schedule/

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