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Sunderbans tiger reserve safari in private houseboat.

4 days from £760*

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After spending 3 days in the Sunderbans in April 2018, Allan Blanchard along with his local guide and friend from Kolkata has put together the ultimate boat safari and lodge stay in the Sunderbans. Everything is meticulously planned, to ensure you enjoy the absolute maximum time in this pristine environment and enjoy some exclusive experencies only available with Wildlife Trails. These include a private audience with a local Bengali folk singer, an incredible gigantic prawn dinner cooked on the boat (listening to the nearby river dolphins blowing!) and early access to the tiger reserve in the morning. Follow in our footsteps and see the beauty of the Sunderbans; with chances to see up to 5 species of kingfisher, huge estuarine crocs, monitor lizards, spotted deer, wild pigs, several raptor species, King Cobra (rare!) and maybe even the bold male tiger (rare!) who has become more accustomed to passing boats and is sighted a few times most weeks.

A perfect extension to round off a bespoke safari in Kaziranga, or pre/ post trip to one our small group departures in the north east.


This is a Small Group Tour

  1. Day 1

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Kolkata and transferred 2-3 hours to Gothkhali; the starting jetty for our boat cruise to Sunderbans tiger reserve. In the evening we will spend a magical hour on the water with a local folk singer. Overnight at Sunderbans tiger camp.

  2. Day 2

    Early start for a full day boat safari in the Sunderbans tiger reserve. Our two story boat allows us to travel with comfort and space and to enjoy fresh cooked lunches and plenty of shade. Overnight at Sunderbans tiger camp.

  3. Day 3

    A second full day inside the Sunderbans tiger reserve with the chance to see a great variety of birds and mammals. We can also spend some time observing the unique village life in this area, when we leave the part at around 4.30pm. Overnight at Sunderbans tiger camp.

  4. Day 4

    After breakfast we head back to Gothkhali, enjoying a final lunch on our charming houseboat before driving back to Kolkata.


Cost £760 per person based on four people sharing two double/twin rooms throughout. Costs do not include international flights.

All meals included from lunch on Day 1 to the final lunch on Day 4.

For a full tour description email Wildlife Trails and include the trip title, or for a different combination we are happy to tailor your ideal India wildlife tour.

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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights

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