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Mangrove Forest Tour

Country: Bangladesh
City: Mongla
Duration: 6 Day(s) - 5 Night(s)
Tour Category: Nature Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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The Sundarbans Mangrove Forest is the largest mangrove forest in the world. Sundarbans Forest is the world’s largest home to the Royal Bengal Tiger. The forest is crisscrossed by numerous rivers, creeks and canals which are home to estuarine crocodiles and dolphins. A beautiful animal, the spotted deer, is another attraction of the Sundarbans.

Day 01: Meet on arrival at Dhaka International Airport and transfer to hotel. Today's sightseeing tour includes the four hundred years old Mogul fort, Lalbag Kella. The Tumb of Paribibi inside the fort is a remarkable bled of Mogul and Persian architecture. The tour continous to the Dhakeswari Temple first builtr in the 12th century AD. Next comes Curzon Hall Complex - a blend of colonial and indegenous architecture. Oposit to the Curzon Hall Complex stands more than 100 years old massive govornor house, now being used by the Department of Justice. And then "Sangsad Bhaban' - the Parliamnt House, one of the wonder of the modern architectur of the world. Board on the paddle steamer in the late afternoon, overnight on the paddle steamer.

Day 02: Dhaka - Mongla - Sundarbans Forest.

After about 24 hours journey through rivers, which gives an unique opportunity to enjoy the lush green scenic beauty of riverine Bangladesh, arrive in the late afternoon at Mongla and board on the tourist boat for the journey to the forest. Proceed toward the forest through numerous mighty rivers, narrow canals and creeks. Besides the Royal Bengal Tiger, the forest is the home to the spotted and barking deer, wild boar, rhesus monkey, estuarine crocodile, otter, dolphin, birds etc. The tigers of the Sundarbans Forest are the most ferocious, the most shrewd and evasive animal on earth. The migratory Himalayan bees produce more then one hundred tons of honey every year in the Sundarbans. More than 30 unique species of mangrove plants and ferns grow in this forest.

Day 03: Overnight on the boat. Kochikhali Arrive at Kochikhali Forest Station early in the morning. In the morning trekking through the forest by country boat; after breakfast trekking afoot in the forest. In the afternoon leave Kochikhali for Kotka. Arrive at Kotka in the late evening. Overnight on the boat.

Day 04: Kotka – Mongla Early in the morning trekking through the forest by country boat; after the breakfast trekking afoot through the forest up to the beach. This trekking of about three kilometers through the grassland and forest, which ends at a virgin sea beach, is an experience of the lifetime for those who really love nature. Leave Kotka for Mongla in the evening. Overnight on boat.

Day 05: Mongla – Dhaka rive Mongla early in the morning. And leave Mongla for Dhaka by road (8-hour drive), or drive to Jessore Airport (2 and half hours drive) and fly back to Dhaka (half an hour flight). Transfer to Dhaka International Airport if the return flight on the same day, if not, overnight in hotel.
Day 06: This day, transfer to Dhaka International Airport.

Included: All transfer, Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Standard / Deluxe Accommodation as per itinerary. AC Transport / Boat . All sightseeing, toll, tax and entry fees as per mentioned itinerary, Experienced Guide.

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