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Otter Fishing in Bangladesh – a discovery tour

Yes, you heard it right. Otter Fishing in Bangladesh still exists among a few small group of fisher man. It is an unique culture with heritage of more than a 1000 year still alive. The story is such unique that it garbed the attention of world media such as aljazeera, TIME, BBC and more. Deshghuri takes you to the unique journey to experience fishing with otter in the southern part of the country. The ancient technique that still lasts in country. It was practiced in China around 607 AD and booked by Marco Polo on the Yangtze River  in the 13th century.

The tour to discover otter fishing in Bangladesh not only let you enjoy the unique experience of alternative natural fishing but also will show you how climate change affecting the live of fisher man. You might be wondering that the otter are torched but actually the fisherman takes care of them as like their own child as they help their main source of income.  The otter fishing in Bangladesh is on the edge of diminishing and a tour may change encourage the fisher man to hold heritage a bit longer.

note Itinerary of Otter Fishing Tour


Day 1:  Journey Towards Norail

Early Morning Start: We will start our journey at 8:00 am toward Norail, a southern district of Bangladesh. On the way we will explore country sites along with one of the biggest river of the country, Padma. We have to cross a fary on the way and to minimize the journey time we will cross the river on shared Speed Boat and ride another car crossing the river. We hope to reach our place of residence preferably by a river site residence.

After lunch, we will have some time to rest and in the evening we will be visiting the fisher man village and do experience the attraction of catching fish by riding fisher man’s boat in the river of Chitra. The activity will be around 3 hours and we will get back to hotel for a good night sleep.

Day 2: Exploring Fisherman’s Life and Museum

We will start the day by taking a walk into a Bangladeshi green village where you will find lots of green, smiling children and can explore the straggles of fisherman against climate change. You will witness how climate change has evolved to whip out fishes from the life of fisherman. We will also explore a museum of SM Sultan, one of the famous artist who worked in painting and drawing. His fame rests on his striking depictions of exaggeratedly muscular Bangladeshi peasants engaged in the activities of their everyday lives.

After lunch we will start our return journey towards Dhaka on the same route and drop you at hotel.

note Price


  • 02 – 03 Pax : $335 per person
  • 04 – 06 Pax : $265 per person
  • 07 – 10 Pax : $235 per person

Please contact us for a group of 10+

note Inclusion in Service


  • Travel Fair (Bus/Launch/Boat)
  • Lodging
  • All meals with one Bar-B-Q Dinner if preferred
  • Unlimited Snacks & Coffee
  • Well-trained Guide English spoken guide
  • All Govt. Taxes
  • Fisherman boat and activity cost
  • It is an all inclusive offer.

♦  This trip can be linked with our Sundarban Tour by extending a single day.

♦  This tour is a perfect getaway in weekend. Check out our other Weekend Tour.