Day 01: Take
the morning flight to Chittagong. Upon arrival,
drive to Rangamati (77km/2&1/2hrs.). Check-in
and lunch at Parjatan motel. Afternoon lake
cruise and visit Tribal village. Dinner and
overnight at the motel/hotel.
Day 02: After breakfast sightseeing
in Rangamati including the Buddhist temple,
Chakma King's Palace, Tribal Handloom Factory,
etc. After an early lunch, drive to Bandarban
(3hrs)and check-in to Bandarban Hill resorts
/ Local hotel. Guide will lead you for hiking
down the Sangu river or walk around the Bhom
tribal villages near the Shaila Propat. Dinner
and overnight at the resort /hotel.
Day 03: After breakfast, you
will visit one of the highest peaks of Bangladesh
at Chimbuk. On way back, visit the Marma and
Bhom tribal villages. After lunch check-out
and drive to Chittagong airport. En route sightseeing
of Ethnological Museum (If open), Shrine of
Bayzid Bostami, and War Cemetery. Take the evening
flight to Dhaka. Upon arrival, we shall transfer
you to your hotel/ house.
Beach and Island
150 km south to Chittagong is the town of Cox's
Bazar, popularly known as the town with world's
longest unbroken (120km) beach. It is a natural
sandy beach sloping gently down to the blue
water of the Bay of Bengal. The background is
covered with green forest with the chain of
Arakan Hills. Miles of golden sands, surfing
waves, Conch shell markets, sea fish markets,
colorful Pagodas, Buddhist Temples, and colorful
tribes all these make Cox's Bazar an unique
spot for retreat. Jeep drive on the beach in
the afternoon and watching a gorgeous sunset
from the beach will be an enjoyable highlight.
A daylong excursion either to Maheskhali or
Sonadia island , a drive to Teknaf, and a visit
to the Lamarpara Buddhist Temple at Ramu will
also be interesting.
From Cox's Bazar, Teknaf is at 2-hrs driving
distance. Then by Sea Truck or Engine boat it
will be around another 2&1/2 hrs journey
through the Naf river and the Bay of Bengal
to reach the St. Martin's Island. It is a small
Island with a population of about 7/8 thousand
people and they are dependent on fishing directly
or indirectly. There are beautiful corals on
the south-eastern corner of this island. The
water around this Island is emerald green and
always invites one to take a relaxing bathe.
It will be possible to snorkel here, if you
carry your own snorkeling gear. This trip will
be fairly demanding and participants should
note this before joining the trip.