Paddle Steamer Trip Around Bengal Delta – 4 Days
$431 per person
Paddle Steamer Trip Around Bengal Delta travels through the vast river network and some important heritage sites in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is proud of her vast rivers. Therefore, it is warmly called the land of rivers by her people. The civilization in this delta evolved around the rivers. Paddle steamer and Heritage trip around Bengal Delta offers an adorable river trip through the southern river starting from Dhaka and some archaeological sites around Barisal and Bagerhat.
On this four-day trip, you will experience an in-depth excursion through Old Dhaka on the first day. Really a unique river journey by overnight paddle steamer / Modern Ship through one of the world’s largest deltas on the planet. The UNESCO world heritage site and historic mosque city of Bagerhat is very potential to attract tourists who like to explore life, culture, nature and architecture. Bagerhat town contains some of the most significant structures of the primary period of the development of the Muslim architecture of Bengal. Furthermore, splendid backwater canal cruises and floating markets around Barishal is an impressive impression for a lifetime. The riverine life around the southern delta is still undiscovered that offers unique activities.
Operations of BIWTA (Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority) have resumed their regular public transport routing between Dhaka – Morrelgonj – Dhaka via the Barisal route. Unfortunately, the paddle steamers still could not join the race for an unknown reason. Only Madhumoti – a modern ship with nice AC cabins, leaving from Dhaka each Thursday at 6 PM and on Saturday from Morrelgonj. Until the paddle steamer resumes its journey, we have to use the MV Madhumoti public launch for this trip. This trip is very unique to Bangladesh and highly recommended.
Dhaka – Morrelgonj
|Thursday||Modhumoti (Launch/ Modern Ship)|
Morrelgonj – Dhaka
- Basic Plan
Per-person trip price for a group of 4+ PAX
DeparturePlease arrive by 9:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
Departure TimeApproximately 8:30 PM.
Dress CodeCasual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and warm jacket.
IncludedAC vehicle with experienced chauffeur for sightseeing and transfersAccommodation in twin sharing basis as per itineraryAll air, bus, train and launch tickets as per itineraryAll entrance fees and local permitsAll Museum TicketsAll rickshaw/ cycle / boat / local transportsBottled water, soft drinks and seasonal fruits during the sightseeingExpert English-Speaking GuideLunchTrip as per itineraryTypical Souvenir
Not IncludedAny activity not mentioned in the itinerary.DinnerGratuitiesLocal guide/ escort/ experts/ academicsPersonal expenses
Day 1 - Thursday: Old Dhaka Heritage walk and Crossing over the Ganges delta
Day 2: - Friday: Life around the river and the City of Past Glory
[The spiritual beliefs in conserving wildlife species in different religious places of Bangladesh: Hazrat Khan Jahan Ali used to raise two Mugger/ Marsh crocodiles named Kalapahar and Dhalapahar in the pond located right in front of his mausoleum. Off-course, none of that pair is alive now. There are two (male and female) marsh crocodiles in the pond now. These marsh crocodile pairs were received from the Indian government. The conservation of biodiversity is developing into one of the biggest challenges of the century. Rapidly declining forests and the degradation of wild habitats directly result from a lack of public awareness and participation in the conservation process. However, in small land areas in undeveloped countries characterized by high population density and poor public awareness, local religious and/or spiritual beliefs favour biodiversity conservation at both species and habitat levels. Some local beliefs have been protecting important wildlife species such as the Black Soft-shell Turtle, Mugger Crocodile, Rock Pigeon and Rhesus Macaque for generations]