Location: Dhaka, Bagerhat, and Sundarban
Tour Attractions: Sundarban Mangrove Forest, Historic City of Bagerhat, and Megacity Dhaka
Best Time To Go: October – March
Tour Available: September – May / Any day start
Next Scheduled Tour: Please Check Bellow
Explore the wonders of Bangladesh with our Sundarban tour package from Dhaka. Begin in vibrant Dhaka, where history and modernity intertwine. Discover archaeological marvels in Bagerhat World Heritage Site, from magnificent mosques to a grand Hindu temple. Then, delve into the enchanting Sundarban Mangrove Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cruise its mystical waterways, 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. If you plan to go to Kolkata, this Sundarban tour package from Dhaka can transfer you to the Indian border at the end.
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.
On this Sundarban tour package from Dhaka, you’ll start with exploring Dhaka city for a whole day, then board an overnight passenger ferry to Barisal. Arriving at next morning at the destination, you’ll visit the archaeological mosques and the Hindu temple of Bagerhat for a whole day. You’ll spend the next three days in Sundarban and return to Dhaka on the last day evening. Experience the contrast of a tour that brings together the vibrant energy of Dhaka, the peacefulness of Bagerhat, and the serene beauty of the Sundarbans.
Dhaka, Bagerhat & Sundarban Tour is the first tour you should book in Bangladesh if you have limited time. Also, booking this tour will be most convenient if you plan to combine your Bangladesh tour with visiting Kolkata. On the last day of the tour, we can customize it for you to stay overnight in Khulna and transfer you to the Benapole/Petrapole border the following day, from where you can easily cross over to India and reach Kolkata.
You can book our Sundarban Safari tour instead to add airport transfers with your arrival and departure and the accommodation in Dhaka. We can provide you with different choices for hotels in Dhaka for that.
We offer a few different Sundarban tour packages from Dhaka and Mongla. Check out our other Sundarban tour packages to suit your requirements.
Highlights of Dhaka, Bagerhat & Sundarban Tour
- Immerse yourself in the captivating Sundarban, 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 Sundarban 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.
A map of the 5-day Dhaka, Bagerhat & Sundarban Tour with Nijhoom Tours on a small group starting and ending at Dhaka to visit the Mosque City of Bagerhat, megacity Dhaka, and the Sundarban mangrove forest.
Itinerary of Dhaka, Bagerhat & Sundarban Tour
Price of Dhaka, Bagerhat & Sundarban Tour
- 4+ Pax Gruop: $1,020 US Per Person
- 2-3 Pax Group: Please contact us for the price
- Private Tour: Please contact us for the price
- Single Supplement: $50 US
Inclusions and Exclusions
- Pick-up and drop-off from the North Dhaka area (Uttara, Nikunja, Gulshan, Banani, and Baridhara area only).
- 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-3, 4, and 5.
- All internal flights.
- 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.
- All tips except our guide, driver, and boat crew.
Does not include:
- Pick-up and drop-off from the South Dhaka area (Hotel 71, FARS Hotel, Asia Hotel & Resort, Ambrosia Guest House, White House Hotel, Hotel Sky City, Suktara Hotel, and the nearby area).
- Any food or drinks other than those mentioned above.
- $25 US fee for video camera in Sundarban (if any).
- Any personal item.
Departures and Availability
Why Sundarban Tour Package From Dhaka with Nijhoom Tours
How is your Sundarban tour from Dhaka 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 tour from Dhaka with Nijhoom Tours?
★ Great Experience: You’ll have a great experience on our Sundarban tour from Dhaka, 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 tour from Dhaka. 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.
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
Dhaka, Bagerhat & Sundarban Tour Also Included In
Dhaka, Bagerhat & Sundarban 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:
- Highlights of Bangladesh (11 Days)
- Glories of Bangladesh (14 Days)
- Raas Festival Tour (16 Days)
- Best of Bangladesh (18 Days)
- Discover Bangladesh (28 Days)
FAQs on Sundarban Tours
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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 from Mongla.
- 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!