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.
A private taxi between Khulna and Jessore is about $58.
What to do
Rob Super Market (6th floor), Plot 22, Gulshan 2 Circle
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.
House 45, Road 27,
Block A, Banani
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.
51, Khan-A-Sabur Road
Best of the mid-range hotels. Basic, but clean and well maintained with Wi-Fi and hot showers. Rates from about $19.