The largest mangrove eco-system in the world, Sunderbans, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the hub of ‘Royal Bengal Tigers’. Embark on a 3 Night’s luxury cruise in the largest estuarine national park in the world.
The epitome of elegance and luxury, Ganges Voyager offers travel experiences beyond a regular journey. This meticulously carved 4 day itinerary will take you through some of the most beautiful destinations from Kolkata.
Antara Ganges Voyager
Settle into your beautifully appointed suites aboard the Antara Ganges Voyager in Kolkata (a city formerly known as Calcutta founded by the British Raj in 1773), the gateway to our journey along the world & holiest river, the sacred Ganges. Welcomed on board with a refreshing beverage followed by a safety briefing you embark between 1600 -1900 hrs from the Kolkata jetty. This evening, delight in the Cruise Director’s Gala dinner and welcome reception.
Late night or early morning depending on tide timings, you set sail along the Hooghly River to reach the fishing port of Namkhana, the gatewayof the Sundarbans. You cruise past the Diamond Harbour & Kedgeree towards the Bay of Bengal. Sunderbans are the world’s largest delta mangrove forest and habitat of the famous Royal Bengal Tiger. Visit the fishing port of Namkhana (time permitting) or sail forward towards Sunderbans to visit protected areas.
Morning arrive at Boney camp Watch tower and to have first introductions to the mangrove forests . Later we sail in the Matla river to Hero Bhangra islands and disembark in country boat after lunch to visit Netidho pani area and then proceed to Bali island for overnight stay.
After an early start we ride on the country boat through mangrove creeks to the Dobanki Watchtower after visiting Sudhanyakhali and enjoy a canopy walk to view the riveting flora and fauna. This canopy walk is at an elevation of 20 feet from the ground and is about half a kilometer in length. Dobanki also has a Deer Rehabilitation Center.
We transfer to the ship for late lunch and sail to Namkhana
Early this morning we sail back to Kolkata enjoying breakfast and lunch on board.
Disembark in the evening .