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MV Tanguar Haor

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Discover the heart of Bangladesh

Over 800 rivers and water ways in this, the world's greatest river delta; seem to justify the description given to Bangladesh. The world's greatest water garden. What a better way to discover the wonders of Bangladesh than in safety and comfort of the country's very first floating luxury hotel - the MV Tanguar Hoar, named after a Ramsar site in Bangladesh.

Let Tiger Tours take you on a leisurely journey across the enchanting waterways of Bangladesh on broad our luxury cruise vessel. Whether relaxing and enjoying the incredible river-life scenery or stopping to take in the myriad sights along the way, MV Tanguar Haor is equipped to provide a high level of comfort and safety while our expert crew and guides ensure your journey is a fruitful one.

 

Dedicated to sustainability

Tiger Tours is committed sustainable tourism. We take specific measures to minimize impact on natural environment as well as local communities. For this very reason, our over-night tours are limited to small groups of up to 25 persons.

We have invested a state-of-the-art water treatment facility on board MV Tanguar Haor, which harvests all water served on board and purifies it to the highest international standards. Wastewater is also treated before being pumped out to ther waterways. Dependence on plastic containers is reduced in every way possible.

We also make every attempt to channel funds back into the communities we visit, including locally hosted activities and meals. Longer-term efforts include training of artisans with limited access to markiets to make tourist-friendly ethnic products.

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Features:

Rooms:

  • Fully air conditioned, 43m long and 8.5m wide vessel.
  • Total 11 guest Cabins of various types. Each has a bathroom ensuite with running hot water. Bathroom water is Reverse Osmosis (RO) treated for quality and safety (so much better than water used in Dhaka homes).
  • 2 spacious State rooms having private balconies. Each stateroom has a TV and a Refrigerator for the comfort and convenience of guests.
  • 02 family rooms with bunk beds. One accommodates 03 and the other 04 guests.
  • 07 standard cabins with twin beds each.
  • MVTH is equipped with solar panels and windmills for generating standby electricity.
  • Vessel is protected by CCTV cameras besides on board armed security personnel.
  • Conference cum Lounge cum Dining Room is commodious with three attached wash rooms
  • Vessel has accommodation for 25 people max for overnight cruises and 50 max for day cruises.
  • Drinking water onboard is from UV treatment plant on the vessel. RO treated water is UV treated to provide purest drinking water. Plastic bottles will not be used on board.
  • Two cold storage chambers have been built on board to carry and preserve food items without dislocation for long cruises lasting several days.
  • An intercom system has been installed in the vessel for the convenience of the guest.
  • There is a public address system on board so that the Captain/tour guide can regularly inform guests about sites and events from the bridge deck.

Crew:

  • All operating crew have 1st/2nd class certification. Both the Master and the Driver hold  1st class certification and have long experience of operating on our river ways including the Sundarban.
  • MVTH is the only tourist vessel with a continental chef. Chef Leonard can not only cook local delicacies but also dishes from around the world.

Others:

  • We have windsurfing equipment on board available to our guests. Charges apply.
  • Vessel has laundry room equipped with washing machine and dryer for guest taking long cruises. Charges apply.
  • We have People’s Personal Accident insurance policy for all guests and crew onboard with maximum coverage of BDT 200,000/00 per person.
  • There is a life jacket for every person on board besides inflatable life boats.
  • We are environmentally conscious and therefore will not discharge untreated waste in the river.
  • Our cruises will focus on the unexplored areas such as the perennial wetlands (Haors) of Netrokona, Kishoreganj, Habiganj, Sunamganj and the life, culture and history in river islands and along the banks of the mighty rivers of the Brahmaputra-Ganges basin.

There will be a small on board library, board games and facilities for recreation for adults and children. We will endeavour to add new features on the basis of suggestions from our valued guests and patrons.

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MV Tanguar Haor Rental Details

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Rental Details:

We have three kinds of rental for MVTH.

  • Full charter for day cruises
  • Full charter for overnight trips
  • Tiger Tour’s announced Tours

 

Price includes, transfer to and from the dockyard. Guests can select 1 or 2 pickup points of their choice.

RATES FOR DAY CRUISES

Group Size

Hours of Cruising

Rack Rate (BDT)

Introductory Rate

1-25

4

471,900/day

275,000/day

1-25

6

534,200/day

325,000/day

26-60

4

579800/day

375,000/day

26-60

6

675,400/day

400,000/day

*Notes:

  • For 4 hour cruises, we provide one snack and one main meal (lunch or dinner). Tea and coffee are unlimited. Soft drinks are served with main meals.
  • For 6 Hour cruises, we serve 2 snacks (if guests board before 9:30am we provide breakfast instead of snack, and one meal.
  • During day cruises, guests will have access to one state room, 2 family rooms (accommodating 3 and 4 people respectively), and 4 double  rooms. All rooms have attached toilet with running hot water. All rooms are fully air conditioned.
  • MVTH is also available for conferences. Multimedia and other items may be billed separately.
  • Price will also include entertainment (2 singers and musicians, introductory rpices does not include onboard entertainment).
  • Senior guides will attend to the tour
  • The above mentioned introductory rates are valid until the 31st of October, 2013.

 

RATES FOR OVERNIGHT CHARTERS

Details

Group of 10

Group of 15

Group of 20

Group of 10

Rack Rate

524,700/day

547,500/day

570,200/day

590,000/day

Intro. rate

460,000/day

480,00/day

492,000/day

500,000/day

*Notes:

  • Price includes all meals during cruise period. 3 Meals and one afternoon snack will be served.
  • Unlimited tea/coffee on board.
  • Head of Guiding services and one logistic manager will attend to the tour
  • The vessel will move for 10 hours max/day. During stationery hours, other than navigational equipement all other things will remain operational (a/c, tv, refrigerator etc)

 

Tiger Tours Prescribed Cruises:

TTL will be running prescribed day trips and overnight trips.

  • The day trips (depending on the routing and activities) will range anywhere between BDT 10500/person to BDT 14,700/person.
  • Overnight trips will be charged as per rooms:

 

 

Rack Rate: USD

Rack Rate: BDT

State Room

USD 650/night

BDT 53,500/night

Family Room of 3

USD 555/night

BDT 45,500/night

Family Room of 4

USD 660/night

BDT 54,100/night

Twin/double

USD 550/night

BDT 45,100/night

 

 

Introductory Rate

State Room

BDT 45,100/night

Family Room of 3

BDT 32,800/night

Family Room of 4

BDT 41,000/night

Twin/double

BDT 31,500/night

Renewing the Clothes

buddhistVihara-mohasthangarh-bogra-salyann_6.jpeg_copyA Buddhist festival, that of ‘KothinChibor Dan’, opens the month, and will run through its entire length.
October is the month that, traditionally, marks the close of the Monsoon season. In this country, which is becoming known as, ‘The Cradle of Buddhism’, 2,500 years ago, with its, more than, 400 sites of Buddhist Vihara, the greatest concentration of any country in the world, and from where AtishDepanker, the ‘Second Buddha’, departed in the11th century to restore Buddhism in Tibet, taking with him such Mahayana practices as Yoga and Tantra, Buddhism still clings with a tenuous hold. A hold marked by such beautiful buildings as the famous ‘Golden Temple’, in Bandarban, and the many historic and unusual wooden temples around Cox’s Bazar.
The festival involves the spinning of yarns, weaving, cutting, sewing, dyeing, washing and drying of new clothes to be gifted by the devotees, to the Bikkhus, especially the young monks.
The clean new clothes replace those simple robes, characteristic of Buddhist Monks, that the weather and work of the monsoon will have damaged and discoloured.

BOAT RACING SEASON AGAIN IN BANGLADESH

boatRace-boat-river_3Its that time of year again! The rivers are filling with the Himalayan melt waters, and the monsoon rains. The fields are unworkable. It will soon be time for the young men of countless communities across the country to pit their strength against neighbours in the boat racing season.
From six man crews to 126, including spearman, drummers and cymbalists, and other on board coaches, these dramatic events, in ancient, and very sleek craft, beautifully decorated with devices to bring good fortune, will be taking place all over the country, in most of the, more than, 700 rivers, tributaries and branches that comprise, this, the most waterine nation in the world.
Dragon boat racing in Penang or Hong Kong attracts visitors from across the world. But here, in Bangladesh, can still be seen the real, amateur, dramatic challenges that are real spectator sport!

Eid Mubarak

muslim-mosque-glassMosque-saidpur-rangpurAs the sun sets on Saturday the 18th of August, Eid-ul-Fitr begins. The most anticipated and celebrated of Islamic festivals, marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
Whether you like it or not, the entire country will be turned upside down with a titanic display of worship. Swarms of Muslims will cover the streets on foot, as they march meaningfully to the Eid prayer, held at a suitable place for a large crowd, such as an Eidgah, a large open-air mosque. The verse of “Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar….” is recited in a low voice during the journey to prayer, generating a fantastically exciting atmosphere on the streets!
Just before the main Eid prayer, the tradition of fitra, is performed where the poor receive donations, this may be in the form of food, money or clothing. Family purchases are vast with special outfits as a priority; the result is a phenomenal picture of people in extravagant traditional clothing.
The foreigner will be met with the famous friendly Bengali atmosphere and hospitality reaches an absolute peak. It is a time for kindness, forgiveness and a day of worldwide Islamic unity and Bangladesh is truly a fascinating place to experience it.

Third Century Ashokan Pillar Discovered In Bangladesh

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A damaged black basalt pillar discovered in a rice field in Joypurhat in Rajshahi, has been identified by its inscription in ancient language that matches the inscription on the pillar in Delhi, erected in the 3rd century BCE by the third Mauryan Emperor, Ashoka, to mark palaces where the Buddha taught. This adds to the firm evidence of these deltaic lands as the “Cradle of Buddhism”.