Around the World: The Sundarbans

Bangladesh

 

Not Your Usual Tropics

Most people venture to the Caribbean or the South Pacific to get a breath of warm, tropical air on vacation. However, the overlooked Sundarbans of Bangladesh offer a unique tropical experience. The Sundarbans span an area mainly in southwestern Bangladesh but also parts of India’s easternmost regions. This region is a natural area and with 3,900 square miles of jungle, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has much to offer.

The Sundarbans are home to over 260 species of birds as well as crocodiles, Bengal tigers, mongooses, and hundreds of plants. In fact, the Sundarbans are home to the largest tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world. Mangroves are unique in that they can thrive is both fresh and salt water. Being near the Indian Ocean, the mangroves are able to utilize the water to grow whereas most trees would not be able to handle the salinity.

 

River Tours

There are many opportunities for river tours in the Sundarbans. Guides will navigate through the winding rivers and streams and guests will experience these unique tropics up close.

How to Get There:

The Sundarbans are the ideal place for eco-tourism or for those simply looking for something different to visit. We’re partnered with over 90 airlines, so no matter their city of departure, we can get your clients there. As a top airfare consolidator, Sky Bird Travel has the lowest net fares to get them there. Call or email us today to begin your adventure!

Are your clients looking for something off the beaten path? Are they not interested in tourist traps? Stay tuned for our Around the World series. Several times a week, we share interesting things to do in exotic places. Give your clients a new experience in old places!

 

Photo Credit:

By bri vos – Flickr, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2794869

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