Tour de Sundarban
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Come on our trip to feel the true essence of Sundarban jungles, not only seeing it superficially like a tourist but to experience it like a traveller ,covering not only the flora fauna but also the fishing community that keeps it together. We conduct every trip as its our very first one, giving you the experience of a lifetime.
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Saurabh Dwivedi
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
Our Trip:
My wife and I were visiting Kolkata for the durga puja and thought to extend our trip to accommodate the Sunderban roundtrip as well. We were quite aware that it will be off season and the chances of spotting tiger(s) wasn’t any real. Scrolling the youtube for recommendations we came across this tour in a vlog. We checked out the link, contacted the tour planner and made a group tour reservation for 2D 1N. The tour really turned out to be above our expectations and was very properly executed.

The organizers:
Their website very much lists the itinerary and if we look back everything was timely - from pickup, meals, pitstops to reaching back Kolkata despite the harsh weather conditions. The eco village is a sustainable ecosystem developed to support local economy as well as providing the tourists a glimpse of the indigenous food and the bengali folk music. They made extra efforts so that we could spot a tiger by retracing half of the route we covered in the onward journey.

Sunderbans:
One word - bliss.

Worth mentioning :
1. No extra/hidden charges.
2. Keith our guide, was very friendly and welcoming. Special thanks for interpreting the lyrics of the bengali folk songs for us in English.
3. The food was yummy.
Written October 18, 2021
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David C
Kathmandu, Nepal4 contributions
Dec 2019
We did the 1 night-2 day trip in Dec-19. We walked in from the street and were on the minibus within an hour, the departure being delayed until just before 9am because a couple of other punters were late turning up.

Transport to the hotel on the edge of the Sunderbans took about 4 1/2 hours (minibus, ferry, flatback autorickshaw, another boat,) but was interesting and did not drag. On arrival at the eco village, we had a good lunch before spending the afternoon walking round the local village then being paddled around the creeks outside the Park in a rowing boat.

Back to the hotel for a snack, then entertainment (traditional music from a local group of musicians), then supper and finally another boat trip in the night. It was rather hazy, so we did not see the Milky Way, and some rather noisy travellers detracted from the experience a bit.

NB the eco village is not luxurious. The rooms are in separate huts, mostly small and very simple with only a bed and mosquito net, however there is an ensuite bathroom (shower, loo, basin). People with limited mobility may find some of the transport, and getting on and off the boats tricky. The food was delicious and plentiful.

The following day, we went by comfortable motor boat into the Park where we saw a wide range of birds, animals and reptiles - but do not expect to see tigers. The seating is high off the water, so the sightlines are good. We'd strongly recommend bringing binoculars if you have them. There was an excellent cooked lunch on board and we also made two walking excursions on the land along fenced walkways. Our guide MJ was very good and enthusiastic, concentrating throughout the day on spotting wildlife and explaining things to us.

The boat trip finished shortly before dusk and we reversed the transport back to Kolkata, arriving at about 8.30pm. We sat in the front seats of the minibus which, in the traffic and dark raised the Indian driving experience to new levels of 'excitement'.

Overall this was a very good and interesting trip. It was also very good value and we would strongly recommend it, accepting the slightly spartan accommodation. Backpackers eco village also puts a lot of effort to supporting the local community, which is to be welcomed.
Written January 10, 2020
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The Travelling Nerds
Mumbai, India13 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
We booked a two-day one night tour package with Tour de Sundarbans at the end of October 2021.

Right from picking us up at Science City, to dropping us back close to our hotel, this trip was amazing.

The journey to the camp included us traveling by a private bus, jeep, ferry, and tuk-tuk to arrive at the remote Ecovillage, a true Tropical paradise nestled in the Sunderban islands.

After a super delicious lunch (the fish was one of the best we've had) we went out for a mud walk on the marshlands.  

In the evening we had a cultural program (Songs by the Boul tribe) followed by a lip-smacking dinner. Lunch and dinner during our stay were always authentic Bengali food prepared by local chefs.

Following dinner, we went out for a boat ride, this was the highlight of our entire vacation, a mix of the million stars twinkling above and the bioluminescent plankton in the water below as we lay on the boat decks in pitch darkness made memories that will stay with us forever.

The next day we left early morning for the water safari. We had a forest guide along with us, we visited Sajnhekali and Dobanki watchtowers. At Sajnekhali, we saw the endangered north river Terrapins. We also sought blessings from Bonobibi, the goddess, whose protection is sought by the local hone gatherers and fishermen. During the safari were able to see a Cobra, Water monitor lizards, spotted deers, Red fiddler crabs, many varieties of birds like Kingfishers, Egrets, Sandpipers, swifts, and the Brahmani kite. The Bengal tiger eluded us this time but we will be definitely returning for a longer stay in the future.

I must make a special mention of our amazing guide Keith. He was always available in our service from the day before our trip began. He went above and beyond his duty in ensuring we had a wonderful trip even before we began our Sunderban tour, suggesting places to stay in Kolkata, food to try, and attractions to see as we arrived a few days in advance. We were lucky to have a guide who truly loved the Sunderbans and was excited to share its wonders with the world. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him.
Written November 1, 2021
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Sourabh Jaiswal
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Jan 2022
We booked a 2 night 3 days trip to Sundarbans starting on 27th january 2022. Here is what we got in chronological order:

1. Pros: They took care of our car by which we reached the reporting location. (They did not have to, but we were really happy since finding a parking there is a bit problem)
2. Pros: We left on time in a decent vehicle.
3. Con: The driver was an excellent driver, he made us remember Italian job movie driving by his skills. Due to the condition of the road, one of us had her breakfast in her hands.
4. Pros: We stayed in cottages which were comfortable and cozy. The rooms were large.
5. Con: The water in the bathroom was a little muddy. But that's okay since it would be difficult and expensive to acquire clean water for bathing.
6. Pros: The boat rides were quite entertaining and relaxing. Do not miss them.
7. Pros: Night time boat ride is a must, you get to see planktons glowing in the water reminding you of the movie Life of Pi.
8: Pros: Walk to the village was very informative.
9: Prod: Walk in the mud of the Mangrove forest is something that is a once in life time opportunity.
Written February 4, 2022
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Hannah
Manchester, UK9 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We went on the 2 day / 1 night trip and it followed the itinerary shown on their website exactly. We travelled by minibus and ferry to reach the eco village which totally surpassed our expectations - each hut had its own bathroom and the site was wonderful with a dining room, shop and lots of accommodation. The boat trips over the 2 days were great with evening trips on smaller boats and the day trip on day 2 on a larger more comfortable boat. The food provided was plentiful and delicious - amazing considering day 2 was all cooked on the boat! Of course the highlight was the wildlife seen - even without seeing a tiger it was a wonderful 2 days and I would highly recommend.
Written February 5, 2020
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Sohab
Kolkata (Calcutta), India6 contributions
Nov 2022
If you want a laid back, leisure trip to the Sundarbans then this is your best bet. I went for the 2N3D tour with them solo and it was a great experience. It was a car ride to the last road point on the first morning and then onwards towards the eco village on boats and motor vans as that's on a different island. They have their own boats to ferry passengers and for the safari as well. Do not miss the might safari or jungle safari and mud walks in the small boats as that is what they do different from the other tour operators.
The food was excellent and full of variety, the tea top notch.
Om, our guide initially who even drove us from Kolkata was amazing.
Top marks for our other guide Rajesh who then took over later that day till the end of the trip. (Not to be confused with the host also named Rajesh). He took care of everything before us even asking and gave no opportunity for complaints. Whenever you do a booking, make sure you ask for Rajesh to be your guide, it would improve your experience even more.
Written November 15, 2022
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Vaibhavi H
7 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
This is one of the most surreal and beautiful experiences I've had till date. Sundarbans was always on my bucket list and I came across Tour De Sundarbans via Youtube video and decided to go for it. The stay at ECO VILLAGE is so so beautiful, the people are so warm and I'll give them 100/10 for their hospitality and service❣️ Sunny and Rajesh are wonderful hosts. Rajesh ensured we will get pure veg food, though it's a paradise for non vegetarians. All our needs and wants were completely taken care of. Their tour guide Keith is just amazing, he's a wonderful story teller, we did evening and night safari with him and he explains us about the forest in such detail😊 Sundarban full day safari was beautiful too. They arrange some local dance or music session in the evening it's so beautiful. You'll get a proper Bengal feel here!

I will recommend the readers to just book this safari right away!!!
Written October 13, 2021
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Midhun
24 contributions
Mar 2022
I will be frank here, when I booked this tour (2 nights 1 day) for our group of three people, I never expected it be this memorable, went beyond my expectations. I can write all day about my 2 day experience with Tour de Sunderbans.
Everything was smooth from the day of booking and discussing itinerary with Rajesh. To and fro transport from Kolkata was good, drivers were very polite and helpful. At Sunderbans, we were guided by Ajay for next two days. I must say our group was lucky to have Ajay guide us. He was not the person who exaggerates stuffs, just for the sake of it, he was knowledgeable and really liked how he explained every bit of sunderbans, while we were on land or cruising through water. Coming to stay, I really loved their private stay area of mudhouses. It gives a cozy feeling, separated from the chaos of the city life. Rooms had all amneties and were neat and clean. Now the food, we had stayed in Kolkata for 4 days, but I must say the food prepared by staffs were THE BEST. Too good, loved all dishes. Ajay had guided us for various activities throughout, I don't want to spoil by giving too many details, but this I will tell, it will be once in a life time experience if you are really up for it - be it night safari, walk on marshy area, interaction with village folks etc.
My only disappointment was I should have taken extra days of stay. I am sure I will come back for more!! I wish all the best for the Tour de Sunderbans and the local folks of Sunderbans for making this tour memorable. You guys are doing a great job in creating a eco friendly tourism.
Written March 14, 2022
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Shreya B
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Friends
A wonderful trip it was with tour_de_sunderban.There is so so much more to Sunderbans than just spotting the tiger. The mangroves, the serenity, the wildlife. I enjoyed the night safari. All in the middle of the water in the chilling weather gazing at the sky studded with stars. Also the folk songs and the play depicting the life and struggles of the local people. It was an enriching experience overall. Food was delicious and homely and the people were too good. Also rooms and the place was neat and tidy. They have beautifully put up folk culture through wall paintings and sculptures by local artists. With Tour_de_sunderban, sunderban was not just a trip but memories you would love to take back. The two nights three days package was completely worth the budget and I would recommend this to everyone.
Written January 1, 2020
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Sajwal
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
It was a quick plan for Sundarbans for our family and the first choice for us was Tour De Sundarbans.
The entire team is very welcoming and well behaved. Their hospitality is impeccable and they speak many languages fluently making is very comfortable for tourists. Its a home away from home with warmest of services provided. One of the best ever eco-village in the entire country.
To be specific, Mr. Om the tour manager and an experienced guide made our trip extra special ensuring that we got the best service available and ensured that all our small demands were met. He went to all extremes to make our stay comfortable. If you are reading this review, please do visit the Sundarbans and try to book the tour with Om, your tour will be worth a lifetime experience.
If you are a foodie, this place is a paradise. Please request Manasi to cook, with less oil and spices the food tastes delicious. Tumpa is the caretaker who is very charming with her welcoming smile.

Thank you Tour de Sundarban and thanks much Om, Ajay, Rajesh and entire team. I keep coming to your resort again and again and refer to all my family and friends, and my experience each time is amazing!
Keep rocking !!
Written August 22, 2021
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