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  • Dolphin Watching Tour to the Swatch-of-No-Ground

    Dolphin Watching Tour to the Swatch-of-No-Ground

    Package Summary
    Duration 4 Days 3 Nights
    Includes Hotels, Food, Guide & Transport. London - Dhaka Flight NOT included.
    Price £300 per person for group of 3, £280 per person for group of 4-5, £220 per person for group of 6-7

    Dhaka - Khulna - Dhaka
    Minimum 4 days/3 nights
    50 Kilometers offshore of Dubla Island (Sundarban Reserve Forest),there is an underwater canyon where the depth increases drastically from only 10 meters to over 500meters - the Swatch-of-No-Ground. The change in depth is clearly visible on the surface, dramatically marked by a contrasting color change. The amazing fish abundance supports a large number and diversity of marine mammals, namely whales and dolphin.
    Since 2004, the Bangladesh Cetacean Diversity Project (BCDP)- a research project supported by the New York based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is conducting cetacean research at the Swatch-of-No-Ground.
    This winter, the local fishing boat "Shahin Akhter" turned research vessel welcomes you to join the BCDP team during their research activities at the Swatch-of-No-Ground and meet the Bottlenose, Spinner and Spotted dolphins as well as the local gentle giants, the Brydes's whale.

    Day01: Travel by a/c bus to Khulna. Drive from Khulna to Mongla (1hrs) by non-a/c reserved car/microbus. Stay overnight at the Parjatan Motel 'Passur', Mongla.

    Day02: Board F.B. Shaheen Akhtar at Mongla very early in the morning, between 4 and 6 am. Cruise 120 kilometers south through the Sundarban mangrove forest. Reach the Swatch-of-No-Ground around 3pm, where you will search for and observe dolphins until sunset. Overnight on board F.B. Shaheen Akhtar, drifting at the Swatch-of-No-Ground.
    After a leisurely breakfast the guide will offer a variety of activities, including an easy trek to the pristine beach facing the Bay of Bengal or a hike through the mangroves. In the evening the cruise will resume towards Khulna and anchor at a convenient forest station for the overnight stay. Overnight on board.

    Day03: Wake up at the Swatch. After some hours of more dolphin searching, the boat will cruise back to Mongla, arriving between 8 and 10 pm. Overnight stay at Motel Passur.

    Day04: Early morning drive to Khulna by non-a/c reserved car/microbus in time to catch the a/c Volvo bus to Dhaka. You will reach Dhaka in the late afternoon.

    Please Note: Departure dates for this package are:

    20 Dec 08: Departure at 4am from Mongla, returning to Mongla on 21. Dec by 10pm
    04 Jan 09: Departure at 4am from Mongla, returning to Mongla on 5. Jan by 10pm
    30 Jan 09: Departure at 4am from Mongla, returning to Mongla on 31. Jan by 10pm
    01 Feb 09: Departure at 4am from Mongla, returning to Mongla on 2. Feb by 10pm

    Things to bring: Sun hat with wide brim and strap, sunscreen, sunglasses, long-sleeve cotton shirts for sun protection, torch/flashlight, towel, tooth brush & paste, sleeping bag, binoculars, camera & battery/charger,munchies, prescription medicine (if required).

    Thing to know before deciding to join this trip:

    * This is an Adventure tour with very basic arrangements
    * The overnight onboard the fishing trawler is in big makeshift-cabin, shared with others = very little privacy
    * It is noisy when the boat is running
    * There is a generator on board to charge your batteries, but no electricity during the day
    * The food is tasty and hygienic, but basic- rice, dal and vegetables
    * Of course we will try our best to show you as much as possible, but please remember that this is a big area and some days, due to weather or other unavoidable reasons, sightings of dolphin or whales might be scarce

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    www.medecotravel.com or e-mail [email protected]
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