Dolphins & Whales
Highlights of the tour :
What To Expect
About 50 km into the Bay of Bengal lies a vast canyon which is more than 500m. Deep. It is known as ‘Swatch of No Ground’. This remained an unexplored place until a few researchers who were working in the deep sea noticed it is a paradise for Whales & Dolphins. There are more than five species of dolphin living here. To get there you need to go first to Sundarbans Mangrove forest and from there take a sea going boat to the Swatch.
The Sundarbans is the single largest mangrove forest on the planet. It lies on the South Western part of Bangladesh and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The forest comprises many different species of plants, birds, reptiles, and mammals and this area is also the home of the famous Royal Bengal Tiger.
You will spend three nights on a boat with shared facilities. The boats, which are specially built for cruising in the Sundarbans, are simple but comfortable. The boat you will be having is chartered only for you. The majority of the cabins contain twin shared bunk beds, and there are shared bathroom facilities at the rear of the vessel. There will also be armed forest rangers to accompany you. In case of any kind of problem stay calm and directly discuss with your guide.
|LOCATIONS||Dhaka, Khulna and Sundarbans.|
|Best time to travel||October to March|
|Tour Available||All year Round.|
|Transportation||Ac Car, Rickshaw & Boat.|
Dhaka - Khulna
Taking the train or bus (with the locals) to Khulna is an overnight journey of around eight hours. It feels like a journey through the heart of the country.
Get aboard your boat early in the morning and start on the Dolphins and Whales adventure cruise through the Sunderbans mangrove forest. This first full day of forest activities includes an early morning canal cruise, jungle tracking and perhaps you will get the chance to see the Royal Bengal Tiger. Late in the afternoon return to your boat and rest overnight.
Swatch of No Ground
Very early in the morning we transfer to a fishing boat and start cruising to ‘Swatch of No Ground’ in the Bay of Bengal. When you arrive, spot and play with the dolphins, then take a close look at some whales. Later in afternoon cruise back towards Sunderban to the mother vessel. Overnight rest after a BBQ dinner in the forest.
Swatch of No Ground
Today cruise again to where you saw whales and dolphins; these activities will keep us busy all morning. Later in the afternoon we cruise towards the Sunderban to regain our mother vessel. Our overnight stay is in the forest.
Khulna - Dhaka
This morning we start from Khulna and cruise through the Sunderban Mangrove Forest. Arriving in the evening, we disembark after dinner to catch the overnight bus (or the alternative Train or Flight) to Dhaka.