Day 01: Arrive Dhaka
Our representative will welcome guests at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka and transfer to Hotel. If time permits, we will go for a half day city tour. Overnight stay Dhaka.
Day 02: Dhaka –Chittagong (165 km, 1 hr by domestic flight)
Morning, transfer to Dhaka domestic airport and take flight for Chittagong. Local representative will receive you and transfer to hotel. After getting fresh, visit Court Building, Nandan Kanan Buddhist Temple, Chatteswari Hindu Temple, Shrine of Bayezid Bostami (Rah.), Patenga beach and Marine drive area. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Chittagong –Cox’s Bazaar via Ramu (180 km, 5 hrs drive approx.)
After breakfast drive to Cox’s Bazaar. En- route visit Ramu, 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 13 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 at their houses which look like pagodas.
Drive continues to Cox’s Bazaar. Transfer to designated hotel and overnight.
Day 04: Cox’s Bazaar –Saint Martin Island via Teknaf
Saint Martin is a small island (area only 8 sq. km) in the north-eastern part of the Bay of Bengal, about 9 km south of the tip of the Coxs Bazar- Teknaf peninsula, and forming the southernmost part of Bangladesh. There is a small adjoining island that is separated at high tide, called Chhera Dip. It is about 8 km west of the north-west coast of Myanmar, at the mouth of the Naf River.
Early morning at 6 am drive to Teknaf. Have breakfast on the way. Board the tourist coastal vessel immediately upon arrival at Teknaf and start cruise at 9 am to the wonderful coral island Saint Martin crossing the blue water of the Bay of Bengal. Transfer to the hotel located near the virgin beach with wonderful surroundings. Afternoon, free for explore the southern tips of the island which is very rich for its marine life & ideal nesting beach for Sea Turtle for laying eggs. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Saint Martin Island –Cox’s Bazaar
After early breakfast, explore the adjacent Chhera Deep –the wonderful coral island & the mysterious aquatic world. Explore the small island & enjoy the marine life. Back to Main Island and at 3pm board on the ship for return journey to Teknaf. Drive to Cox’s Bazaar & overnight.
Day 06: Maheshkhali Island Trip
After breakfast cruise to Maheskhali Island by speed boat. The island is dotted with forested hills & some mangrove forest. Visit the ancient Adinath Hindu Temple, Buddhist Temple and Rakhain tribal village.
Cruise back to Cox’s Bazaar. Then drive to Inani coral beach to enjoy the spectacular sandy coral beach. Enjoy the sunset at the beach. Overnight in Cox’s Bazaar.
Day 07: Cox’s Bazaar –Dhaka (400km, 1.15 hrs by domestic flight)
Free till transfer to Cox’s Bazaar airport and fly to Dhaka. Transfer to hotel upon arrival in Dhaka. If time permits, we will brief a short tour of Dhaka city: National Parliament Complex (outside view) & adjacent Crescent Lake, Dhakeswari Temple, Language memorial monument and Curzon Hall of Dhaka University.
Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Departure
Free till transfer to airport for next destination.
Tour ends with thanks
Note: 1. Saint Martin cruise does not operate during rainy season (Apr –Sep) & the month of Ramadan (Muslim holy month).
2. The cruise starts from Teknaf at 0900 - 0930 hrs and return journey starts from St. Martin at 1500 - 1530 hrs and it takes 2.5-3 hrs v.v. depends on tide and weather.
3. There is no general power supply in this island, electricity provides by generator after evening to 11pm, then the generator been switched off. Therefore, there is no air-conditioned facility in the island. There are some cottage & tent system accommodation. Common bathroom is for tent user.
4. Chhera Dip is about 4-5 km from the main island. In the morning, a small way comes out but it goes down during the tide. So you have to be careful about tide. Speed boats and shallow engine boats go to the Chhera Dip every morning around 8-9 am or you can track if you wish. It takes about 15-20 minutes by speed boat and 50 minutes by the shallow engine boats. Remember, you can only travel the small island in the morning.
5. Maheshkhali tour will be done by speed boat and it takes half an hour from Cox’s Bazaar.