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If you go

How to get there

There are several ways to get from the capital Dhaka to the port city of Khulna. Air-conditioned public bus takes six to eight hours for $16.

Bangladeshi airlines United, Regent, and Novo fly from

Dhaka to Jessore, about 45 minutes, the airport closest to Khulna. Fares about $50-$122. The airlines have shuttle buses to Khulna, about 45 minutes away.

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A private taxi between Khulna and Jessore is about $58.

What to do

Guide Tours

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Rob Super Market (6th floor), Plot 22, Gulshan 2 Circle

Dhaka

http://guidetoursbd.com/

011-880-2-988-6983

011-880-2-986-2205

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For a three-day boat trip to the Sundarbans, price depends on number of passengers onboard. Prices range from six passengers at $386 each to 12 passengers at $238. Includes boat fare, guide, all meals. Double-occupancy cabins and four-

person cabins available. Forest entrance fee for foreign nationals: about $22 per day.

Bengal Tours

House 45, Road 27,

Block A, Banani

Dhaka

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011-880-2-885-7424

011-880-2-985-7424

http://www.bengaltours.com/

Getting from Dhaka to Khulna.

Where to stay

Many guests arrive in Khulna the day before the boat trip, which leaves at 7 a.m.

Guide Tours offers accommodation onboard its boat the night before for about $64, including dinner. There are small fans in the cabins and only cold bucket baths on the boat. There are mosquitoes at the port during warm months.

Western Inn

51, Khan-A-Sabur Road

011-2-88-041-810899 or

88-01711-431000 (mobile)

www.western-inn.com

Best of the mid-range hotels. Basic, but clean and well maintained with Wi-Fi and hot showers. Rates from about $19.