For witnessing the true beauty of the magnificent mangrove forest, nothing can be compared with 3 days and 2 nights of river cruising around the Sundarban. M.V. Zerin will provide a tremendous unforgettable trip. If this sounds like wishful thinking, be assured that M.V. Zerin can make it a reality for you.
The M.V. Zerin is a remarkable two-decker ship that offers a luxurious and comfortable cruising experience. With its air-conditioned interiors and a range of cabin options, it promises an unforgettable journey on the water.
One of the standout features of the M.V. Zerin is its 12 well-appointed cabins. Seven of these cabins come with attached washrooms, providing the utmost convenience and privacy for guests. The remaining five cabins share a common washroom, but they are still designed for comfort and functionality.
This ship is designed to accommodate a maximum of 30 people, ensuring an intimate and personalized experience for all passengers. Whether you're looking for a peaceful solo voyage or a group adventure, the M.V. Zerin caters to your needs.
As you sail on this vessel, you can enjoy the stunning views of the water while relaxing in the comfort of your cabin or taking in the fresh air on the decks. The M.V. Zerin truly offers a delightful blend of convenience and luxury for those seeking a memorable cruise experience.
The best time to visit the Sundarbans is from mid-November to mid-February. During this time, in the morning, for a few hours, there might be fog, but gorgeous fog and migratory birds. Then the days are sunny and warm. And at night, sometimes the sky would be so clear that you would just lie down and try to find yourself among the stars. You’ll get to explore these spots in Sundarbans:
> Karamjol Wildlife Conservation Site
> Harbariya Eco-Tourism Site
> Jamtola Point
> Jamtola Sea Beach
> Kochikhali Wilde Life Point
> Kotka Sea Beach & Wildlife Point
> Tiger Point.
Day 1: Into the Wild
7 AM: Report on the boat at the jetty just beside Khulna city.
8 AM: Get settled, and breakfast will be served with a standard Bengali menu.
After breakfast, the ship will start cruising through the river towards Mongla to enter the Sundarbans. At noon, we should be crossing Mongla and entering the mangrove forest.
1 PM: Lunch will be served with a Standard Bengali Menu. We guarantee top-notch quality food available in that region!
We’ll make a stop at the Harbariya Eco-Tourism Center to get the first deep forest train experience in the Sundarbans. A 30-minute trek will be arranged through the mangrove accompanied by an armed forest guard.
5 PM: We’ll be reaching Kotka Point and exploring the forest there, accompanied by an armed forest guard and a tour guide who will walk you through the history and characteristics of the mangrove forest. Before sunset, a wooden rowboat will take you deep into the canal, searching for wild animals. In the evening, most of the wild animals come near the banks of the canal to drink water. If you are lucky, you can easily watch lots of deer, monkeys, snakes, and crocodiles. We call it a silent boat ride. Imagine you are riding a boat silently rowing through the wild forest. Experience the breathtaking environment surrounded by wildlife and hear the birds chirping.
Return to the boat before sunset, and snacks will be served.
9 PM: Dinner will be served with a standard food menu. Spend the night in the cabin equipped with standard facilities.
Day 2: Mangrove Expedition with Royal Bengal Tiger
Try to wake up early in the morning to watch the beauty of the forest and birds. Breakfast will be served on your appetite. You will reach Jamotola Forest in the morning. Start hiking towards Jamtola Beach. A sandy quiet beach where you’ll find a tremendous view of Sundarbans.
12 PM: Return to the boat and get freshen up.
01 PM: Lunch will be served on the boat.
Visit Kocikhali Point on the way and explore the deep mangrove.
After lunch, visit Kotka Wildlife Sanctuary and a silent boat ride through the canal to reach the mainland from the mother boat. Kotka Watchtower offers a unique opportunity to experience a top view of the forest, and also, you might encounter wild animals coming closer to eat grass. You might hear the roar of the Royal Bengal Tiger.
Return to the mother boat and enjoy the evening with snacks. Dinner will be served with Chicken BBQ, Paratha, and Soft Drinks on the boat. Spend the night in the cabin equipped with standard facilities.
Day 3: Lifestyle Expedition & Return with Memories
Try to wake up early in the morning to watch the beauty of the forest and birds. Breakfast will be served on your appetite.
Get another silent boat ride in the morning & lifestyle expedition.
01 PM: Lunch will be served on the boat with the standard Bengali menu.
In the afternoon, visit Karamjol Wildlife Center. You’ll find information and animals of all species on the conservation site. Also, visit the crocodile breeding project in Karamjol.
05 PM: Check out from the ship and arrive at Khulna City. Roam around Khulna for a couple of hours. 08 PM: Dinner will be served with a Standard Bengali Menu.
By the end of the tour, You will be amazed to witness the drizzling and adventurous surroundings of this forest.