This tour is physically tiring because of its hectic sche ...
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This tour is physically tiring because of its hectic schedule so it should only be undertaken if you do not have time or the chance to return to this side of the world..
This is a group tour, size might go upto 15 to 20 people. We highly recommend the one and two nights trip, however if this remains the only option then surely Sundarban should not be missed because there are only few places which is as mysterious as Sundarban.
8.00 AM: Meet at our office at Backpackers sundarban tour, 4 tottee lane and leave Calcutta by car/van/minibus.Clients can also have a pick up point from Science city at 9am.Breakfast of veg sandwich will be served.Three hours of road to godkhali.
11AM : Cross over to the island of Gosaba, which is the biggest market for hundreds of villages around.
1.30PM : Reach our eco village abode on the island of Satjelia,followed by lunch.
3.00PM : A walk through the beautiful paddy fields and the village of honey collectors and fishermen, looking out for local rituals and beliefs.
3.30PM : Country boat ride for bird watching, during two to three hours, spotting seven types of kingfisher, egret, Brahmani eagles, pond heron, black cormorants, magpie robin, green bee eaters and above all getting introduced to the lovely mangroves, with surreal creatures like fiddler crabs, mud skipper fish etc.
6.30PM : Return to the hotel, just after the sunset.
7PM : An enchanting evening with the local musicians with their age old musical instruments, trying to understand the local music in their backyard. A session of refreshments.
8.30-9PM: Dinner is served according to the leisure of every individual guest, getting prepared to spend the night in the mud cottages of our Eco village which has around 20 numbers of Non AC, double, triple four six and eight bedded organic cottages,which keeps cool in summers and warm in winters,with western styled toilets, No Geyser but bucket hot water will be provided.. There will be 24 hour power supply and the hut will have proper fan , light and charging points... Though it has basic amenities but cleanliness and Hygiene remains as our first priority.. so you can have the creature comfort of fan and light in your cottage with the silence of the jungle and be sure to sleep like a baby
6.30AM: We try to start as early as possible, on one of the four persoanlized engine boats(Elmar, Para siempre, Clandestino and Mangrove Mataal) get the required permissions from the forest office, which is just opposite to our village, and head off into the jungle, for our rendezvous with one of the biggest mangroves of the world, rich in flora and fauna.
This boat cruise will last till sunset and during this period we will visit 3 watch towers, namely Sajnekhali, Sudhanyakhali and Dobanki.
Cruising the small channels and creeks we will try to spot different wildlife, spotted dear, wild boars, civet cat, monitor lizard, crocodiles, dolphins and of cos the ROYAL BENGAL TIGER.
Breakfast, lunch and other refreshments will be cooked and served on the boat.
4.30PM : back to the village.
5.30PM : This evening is without any activities, but the traveler can enjoy sitting on the banks of the river in front of our eco village watching the gorgeous sunset or take a walk in the eco village under the sky filled with stars, enjoying the silence and the pollution free air of this village, or go to pay a visit to the families of honey collectors and fishermen, or make bonfire.
A small walk in the village for pictures of sunrise, mangroves, village and birds, or else cycle can be provided for the ones who would like to explore the island on wheels.
9.00AM: Breakfast and start for Kolkata.
3.00-3.30PM: reach Kolkata.Lunch is not provided for this day.
We are three brothers, Rajesh, Mowgli and Ajay operating this tour; however we have a set of other guides who accompany the tour as well.
Policy Regarding Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure
In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:
Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.