Hill Tracts & Beach Tour
9 Days 8 Nights
Day 01: Arrive Dhaka
Our representative will welcome guestsat Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka and transfer to Hotel.If time permits, we will go for a half day city tour. Overnight in Dhaka.
Day 02: Dhaka –Chittagong (by flight) –Rangamati (by road)
Morning,transfer to airport and fly to Chittagong. Then drive to Rangamati–the queen of hills. After arrival at Rangamati, transfer to designated hotel. After freshen up; visit the famous Rajban Vihara Buddhist Complex and traditional tribal handloom factory. You may collect some tribal made products from this factory as souvenirs for your family & friends. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Rangamati –Bandarban (80km)
After early breakfast, we will take cruise on Kaptai Lake –the largest man-made lake of the Asia. The boat journey through the crystal clear water will be an amazing experience and you will enjoy the nature around. Visit tribal village beside the lake. Enjoy the lunch at the tribal restaurant. After lunch,drive to luminous hill district of Bandarban through the forested hills and tribal villages. It takes 3.5hrs through hilly road. On the way, visit Zadi Golden Pagoda –the most ornamented temple in Bangladesh. Upon arrival Bandarban, check into hotel and overnight.
Day 04: Bandarban
Bandarban is the attractive place to visit and to get a touch of different tribal communities with their own cultural entity. There is not less that 12 to 13 indigenous tribal groups generated from the Sino-Tibetan origin that migrated mainly from Arakan and found safe shelter to this hill plateau just 250-300 years back. Among them prominent groups are Chakma, Marma, Tripura, Mru, Tangchaya, Khumi, Lushai, Pankhu, Bawm, Kuki, etc. Each tribal group has their own distinctive cultural entity. After breakfast take local 4 wheel jeep (Chander gari) to undertake a panoramic drive to a remote village of Mru. Visit the tribal King’s Palace & way side tribal market (if it is on date). Afternoon walk through the Tripura tribal village OR avail a local country boat to cruise through the famous Shangu hilly river rolling down through high forested hills. Enjoy the panoramic landscape with high hills on the river bank. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Baandarban –Cox’s Bazaar (by road 135km/ 5 hrs drive)
After breakfast drive to Cox’s Bazaar through the panoramic hill slopes covered with creeper jungles. En- route visitRamu, the ancient capital of Rakhain tribal community. Here you would find various Buddhist relics and Burmese handicrafts. The best attraction is however, the huge bronze statue of Buddha which is thirteen feet high set over a 6 feet high pedestal. It is the biggest among the Buddha statues that are found in whole of Bangladesh. You may find weavers busy in their trades that are taking place in open workshops and craftsmen engaged in making hand-made cigars from their houses which look like pagodas. Drive continues to Cox’s Bazaar. Transfer to designated hotel and overnight.
Day 06: Cox’s Bazaar –Maheshkhali Island –Cox’s Bazaar
After breakfast cruise to Maheskhali Island. The island is dotted with forested hills & some mangrove forest. Visit the ancient Adinath Temple, Rakhain tribal village and the Buddhist Temple. Cruise back to Cox’s Bazaar and have lunch. After lunch, drive to Inanicoral beach to enjoy the spectacular sandy coral beach. Enjoy the sunset at beach. Overnight in Cox’s Bazaar.
Day 07: Cox’s Bazar –Dhaka (by flight)
Free till transfer to Cox’s Bazaar airport and fly to Dhaka. Reach Dhaka & transfer to hotel. Free at your own. Dinner & stay overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Dhaka City Tour
After breakfast go for city tour: visit Armenian Church, walk through the Shakhari Bazaar Hindu streets and experience with the special flavor of typical Hindu culture through this narrow historical passage and old building, you may find people workingwithshell to make ornaments. Visit the wonderful historical Ahsan Manzil known as “Pink Palace”.Then we will visit Dhakeswari Hindu Temple of 12th century, Shahid Minar –the symbol of sacrifice for mother language, historical Curzon Hall of Dhaka University, Lalbagh Fort and National Museum. Stay overnight in Dhaka.
Day 09: Departure
Free till transfer to airport for next destination.
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