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.
The prices include all the mineral water, food, stay, permission, guide fees, car, and boat cruise.
There are no hidden costs; however there is an additional cost of Rupees 300 if the guest is carrying a handy cam.
We try not to have more than 15 guests on any given day, so that we can give proper attention to each and every traveler in the group.
Two nights three days: INR 4725(including 5%G.S.T) per person.(one night stay in the cottages at our eco village and one night on the boat.Please note that the stay on the boat is very basic and with non attach toilets, no fan or light, children not allowed for nights stays on boat.
Two nights three days: INR 5500 per person.(including 5%G.S.T)(Both nights stay in the cottages of our eco village.
Our group starts at 3 travelers,however,if on any given day,there are only two travelers then there will be an additional cost of rupees 1000 each.
Please note that its a complete trip of Sundarbans that we are offering and no unnecessary luxuries should be expected.This trip involves local ferries, Rickshaw rides and every moment is worth your effort, a feast for your senses and an exercise for your sleeping reflexes.This trip is absolutely fit for those who are alive in their mind and want to try new things in life. we have had one year olds to 80 year olds, we have had physially challenged people and we will have no problems having You.The Eco Village that we have built is as wild as the Sundarban itself and Please do not treat it as a fancy resort.
In case of single travelers please let us know in advance so that we can book you on any of the existing tours: however we keep the option of traveling alone, open for you, please mail us and we will send you the details.
Full payment has to be made before the start of the travel.
Pick up and drop from our office, or from Science city.
Apart from the classic tours of backpackers above, We are open to planning modified tours, depending on the time, availability and convenience of the travelers.
Starting the tour according to the train or flight timings
Staying for more days in sundarban (with or without the jungle cruise)
Staying in the village exploring the island on bicycles or simply walking.
Special discounts for mud sculptors, painters , musicians and any artist who would like to come and spend time with us in the jungle, giving a taste of their art.Pls mail us and get the discounts.
Please email us with your needs and we will sketch a plan for you.