Avijatrik: Bangladesh Discovery Tour: Explore the Island of Nijhum Dwip

Bangladesh Discovery Tour: Explore the Island of Nijhum Dwip

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Avijatrik

Social Enterprise

4 days/3 nights
From$130 USDper person

Avijatrik is a social enterprise dedicated to fostering community development through sustainable tourism in Bangladesh.

Tour Highlights

  • Spend 4 days exploring a beautiful mangrove island and wildlife reservoir while supporting community development in Bangladesh.
  • Stay with a family on the island and enjoy local food, such as incredible fish dishes.
  • View thousands of deer in the mangrove forest, as well as the other wildlife that exists on the island.

Tour revenue will be invested in the economic and social development of local communities.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    Flexible

  • Duration

    4 days/3 nights

  • Good For

    Adults, Children, Families, Professionals, People with disabilities

  • Languages

    English, Bengali/Bangla, Japanese

  • Weather

    Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 10

  • Difficulty

    Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable clothes, Converse or keds shoes is recommended

Tour Description

Spend four days on Nijhum Dwip, a small island full of treasures in the heart of the Bay of Bengal! Thousands of deer, a rare mangrove island, and breathtaking coastal beauty contribute to the magic of this unique island. In the winter, the island welcomes thousands of migratory birds. Here you will have the chance to live with local fisherman and get to know their lifestyle and culture.

Day 1
The ship will be leaving at 5 PM from Sadarghat terminal, Dhaka. Visitors need to meet at the terminal by 4 PM. Welcome snacks will be provided at the time of departure. Dinner will be served in the cabin of the ship, where the riverside view is sure to amaze you.

Day 2
Reached Hatiya island early the next morning in time for breakfast. At 9 AM, depart on a bike ride for 1 hour to travel to another part of the island. Reach Nijhum Island and check in to a local house. After lunch, explore the sea beach and take a small tour to the mangrove forest. Lunch and dinner will be served in the home of a local family with traditional food items. Fish dishes will improve any day!

Day 3
After breakfast, take a boat ride at Choudhury Khal, a canal. This ride will take you to the heart of the mangrove forest where you will able to see herds of deer and experience the vast wildlife of the mangrove forest. A trained local guide will help you through the forest to meet the herd of deer. Spend the night in a local home and enjoy an optional fish BBQ

Day 4
Embark on another deer trip before the sunrise. After breakfast, you begin the return journey with an hour-long bike ride to Hatiya Island. From there, a coach bus will take you straight to Dhaka. Lunch will be served on the way to Dhaka.

Tour Start Address

Dhaka River Port, Dhaka, Bangladesh

How To Get There

Pick-up and drop-off from anywhere within Dhaka city are included.

More About Avijatrik

Mission

To create a marketplace of community and sustainable tourism initiatives in Bangladesh, so every household can benefit from tourism.

Main Programs

  • Developing tour packages with existing initiatives

  • Creating new local entrepreneurs in tourism

  • Selecting hosts for the homestay program

  • Providing financial and other support to hosts

  • Providing tour guide training to local people

  • Helping underdeveloped rural communities build community tourism projects

  • Working with NGOs working for community development, eco-tourism and related projects

Awards & Recognition

YY Gosthi
Partner