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The Hidden Life of the Sundarbans:

The 4-day Getaway

3 Nights 4 Days| July to March | Boat Safari | 248 Species of Birds | The Magnificent Bengal Tiger | Mangrove Forests | Delicious Bengali Cuisine | Optional Photo Mentor

Yellow beaked bird

It's difficult to get a sense of scale. At times the mangroves crowd around your boat and then suddenly, it feels like you're in the middle of the sea. Yet somehow, the world's largest mangrove forest seems almost organised. The trees seem to have agreed on how tall they could all grow. The roots rise out of the ground by the thousands without crowding each other. The banks, though mucky, seem neat. Nature it seems is at harmony here. Which is probably why the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest is home to an incredible diversity of life. It may be difficult to spot through the trees, but this unique ecosystem is thriving. About 284 species of birds call this biosphere reserve home. We'll try to show you as many of them as we can. Along the way, if we're lucky, we may even spot the majestic Bengal Tiger. And when you consider the size of the Sundarbans, you're likely to have this view all to yourself. Come, carry a good pair of binoculars and cruise into the wild with us.  

Hello kingfisher



  • Sail into the wild on a 4-day adventure 

  • Explore the world's largest mangrove forest and one of the largest Tiger & Biosphere reserves in the country

  • A chance to see the Bengal Tiger in a unique habitat

  • See how many of the 248 bird species you can spot

  • Opportunities to spot rare wild cats, otters, deer, Irrawaddy dolphins and more

  • Catch a glimpse of reptiles like the saltwater crocodile, monitor lizards, king cobras, red-tailed bamboo pit vipers, etc.  

  • Stay in a comfortable hotel

  • Experience the wonder of the raw, untamed wilderness

  • Shoot amazing photos under the guidance of an optional photo mentor

  • Contribute to conservation - we pledge 10% of all profits at Jokotta towards conservation efforts

Otters on the bank

Your Wild Itinerary:


Day 1: Arrive and cruise

  • You'll be picked up at Kolkata Airport and head off on a three-hour drive for Gadkhali at the edge of the Sundarbans.

  • Your adventure begins at Gadhkhali. Here you board the boat that will be your home for the next few days. You'll cruise on the Bidya, Hogol, Gomar, Gundi, and Durgaduani rivers. You'll see mangroves stretching into the horizon. You'll spot amazing wildlife. And you'll eat delicious food.    

  • Stay the nights in a hotel at the edge of the forest, ready to embark upon your journey bright and early

Day 2 & 3: The wild wetlands

  • On both days, we'll cruise through the Sundarbans. Settle in, get comfortable and keep your eyes peeled for flashes of colour in the green. You could get lucky with the sighting of a Bengal tiger.

  • You're likely to spot multiple types of kingfisher, drongos, minivets, peregrine falcons, osprey, gulls, lesser adjutant storks, whimbrels, etc.

  • Spotted deer are usually seen aplenty, but you could also spot smooth-coated or Oriental small-clawed otters, Bengal civets and other rare mammals.

  • Reptiles like estuarine crocodiles, monitor lizards, turtles, and snakes like pythons, Russell's viper, king cobra and others are also spotted in the Sundarbans.

  • We'll cruise through different regions of the Sundarbans like Sudhanyakali, Do Banki and Nethi Dhopani as long as the tides and the weather allow.

  • All your delicious meals will be served on board because you shouldn't have to stop the safari for a meal.

Day 4: Final Rounds

  • We'll continue our safari in the morning and afternoon.

  • In the evening, we'll transfer you to Gadhkali and from there to the airport.


A saltwater crocodile

The Firefox Adventure Gallery


  • Accommodation

  • All meals as mentioned 

  • Surface transfers between Kolkata and Gadhkali

  • All park entry fees, guide charges and permissions

  • Safaris on a motorised boat


  • Flights

  • Services of a photo mentor

  • Any extra food or beverages not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Alcohol

  • Video camera charges

  • Laundry, tips, phone calls

  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

Accommodation options for this itinerary are boat and hotel 

Booking and Cancellation:

  • Bookings can be confirmed against 50% advance

  • Balance payment needs to be completed 45 days before the trip start date

  • Cancellations up to 30 days prior to trip start date will attract a cancellation fee of 50% of the trip cost

  • Cancellations less than 30 days prior to trip start date will attract a cancellation fee of 100% of the trip cost

  • Cancellations made specifically due to COVID-19 related reasons will be considered for partial/full refund on a case by case basis

Want to travel for 6 nights instead? Click here for details on our 6N7D Sundarbans Tiger Tracker Experience

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