Exploring Chittagong: Experience the Very Best of Chittagong & Cox's Bazar

Tour Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Location: Chittagong Hill-Tracts, Cox’s Bazar
Tour Attractions: Best attractions of Chittagong & Cox’s Bazar
Best time to go: October – March
Tour Available: Year Round
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Exploring Chittagong: Experience the Very Best of Chittagong & Cox's Bazar

Price: Starting from $1,060 US*/per pax

Chittagong is the most diverse region of Bangladesh and contains some of the lesser-visited highlights of the country. Stretching from the world’s longest unbroken sandy beach to the hill country bordering Burma. One thousand meters high and a thousand stories thick, Chittagong is the home of numerous indigenous groups. If you’ve spent time absorbing the ruler-straight horizons elsewhere in Bangladesh, it will be a pleasure to stare at the ruffled peaks and valleys and experience the fascinating lifestyle of the indigenous groups who live here. A boat ride on the beautiful Kaptai lake or a journey through Sangu river will be a memory of a lifetime for anyone.

On the Exploring Chittagong tour, we’ll take you to experience some of the highlights of Chittagong region and Cox’s Bazar. Starting with visiting the controversial ship-breaking yards, you’ll have a pleasant boat ride at Kaptai lake, visit it’s beautiful Buddhist temples, tribal villages, and bazaars, and see how their lifestyle differs from other parts of Bangladesh. Then experience the beauty of Sangu river on a boat trip and move to Cox’s Bazar where you’ll discover some of the hidden treasures of the beach city beside enjoying it’s famous beaches.

A memorable experience on one of the most fascinating areas of Asia unknown to the outside world. If you need airport transfers and accommodation in Dhaka before and after the tour, you can book our Treasures of Chittagong holiday package instead.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the controversial Chittagong Ship Breaking Yards.
  • Ride boat on beautiful Kaptai lake in Rangamati.
  • Visit beautiful hills of Chittagong Hill-Tracts.
  • Visit tribal villages and Bazaars of Chittagong Hill-Tracts.
  • Ride boat on Sangu river, the most naturally beautiful river in Bangladesh.
  • Enjoy the world longest unbroken sandy beach in the world at Cox’s Bazar.
  • Visit the fishing port of Cox’s Bazar – a place full of activities and ideal for photography.
  • Visit a fishing village and the endless dry fishing yards of Cox’s Bazar.
  • Optionally visit a camp of the Rohingyas fleeing from Myanmar.

Itinerary of Exploring Chittagong

Day-1: Dhaka - Chittagong on Flight, Ship Breaking Yard

  • Pick-up at 5.30 H from hotel and transfer to the airport. Fly to Chittagong at 7.15 H. Arrive Chittagong around 8.10 H.
  • Drive to Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard (30 mins). Visit ship breaking activities with a boat from the river for a couple of hours. This is a graveyard of the giant commercial scrap vessels brought from all over the world, which are converted to pieces of steel here. You’ll also visit shops of scrap materials coming from those ships, which is a good place to collect souvenirs.
  • Drive to Chittagong city and check into the hotel. Visit Commonwealth World War – II Cemetery en route.
  • Overnight at Chittagong (Hotel Grand Park)

Day-2: Chittagong - Rangamati, Kaptai Lake

  • Start at 6.15 H and visit Chittagong Fishing Port, which is the main harbor for all the seagoing fishing vessels of Chittagong and the largest fish market in that area. A place full of activities and very photogenic.
  • Return to the hotel for breakfast, and drive to Rangamati (102 km, 3.5 Hrs).
  • After check-in, freshen up, and lunch, enjoy boat ride at Kaptai Lake rest of the day. Visit a Buddhist temple before sunset. Visit some tribal handicraft markets in the evening.
  • Overnight at Rangamati (Parjatan Hotel)

Day-3: Rangamati - Bandarban

  • After breakfast, visit a tribal morning market at Rangamati.
  • Drive to Bandarban (82 km, 3.5 Hrs). Visit a small tribal museum en route.
  • Visit Golden Temple, Nilachal, and other popular tourist sites in Bandarban rest of the day. To reach Golden Temple, you need to climb a 60m / 200ft hill through paved stairs.
  • Overnight at Bandarban (Hillside Resort)

Day-4: Bandarban: Tribal Villages and Sangu River

  • Visit villages of different tribes in the morning to see their lifestyle. You’ll be able to see how they hand-make their clothes, and also will be able to buy some if you like from small outlets directly run by the tribal people, which will be big support for them.
  • Boat ride at beautiful Sangu river in the evening, which is the most naturally beautiful river in Bangladesh.
  • Overnight at Bandarban (Hillside Resort)

Day-5: Drive to Cox's Bazar, Fishing Village & Yards

  • Drive to Cox’s Bazar (121 km, 3 hrs) after breakfast. People come to Cox’s Bazar for its beaches, but it’s actual treasures lie somewhere else, which is its massive fishing industry. Next two days, we will give you an overview of the whole fishing industry of Cox’s Bazar.
  • Upon arrival, we’ll take you to visit a fishing village and experience the lifestyle of the fishing community of Cox’s Bazar. About 30,000 families are directly involved with the fishing industry in Cox’s Bazar.
  • Also visit the endless dry fishing yards where they make and sell dry fishes in large scale and supply all over the country. These yards have been built on 200 acres of land. Around 2,000 traders have invested here, and several hundred have set up more than 50 wholesale shops.
  • Return to the hotel in late afternoon and check-in. Leisure on the longest unbroken sandy beach in the world rest of the day.
  • Overnight at Cox’s Bazar (Long Beach Hotel)

Day-6: Cox's Bazar: Fishing Activities and Rohingya Camps

  • Visit the fishing port of Cox’s Bazar in the late morning, which is the main harbor for all the seagoing fishing vessels of this region. An exclusive place full of activities and very photogenic.
  • After lunch, visit the Rohingya camps in Teknaf (1.5 hrs drive) and experience how they live fleeing from Myanmar and taking shelter in Bangladesh.
  • Return to the hotel in the evening. Your guide will say you goodbye from here.
  • Overnight at Cox’s Bazar (Long Beach Hotel)

Day-7: Cox's Bazar - Dhaka on Flight

  • Morning is free to enjoy the beaches of Cox’s Bazar on your own.
  • Transfer to the airport, and fly to Dhaka on 11.30 H flight. Arrive Dhaka around 12.35 H, transfer to the hotel.
  • End of the Tour.

Price of Exploring Chittagong

Group SizeTour Price
Per Person
2 Pax$1,330
3 Pax$1,190
4 Pax$1,060
Single Supplement$170
$70 Off-Season Discount for everyone to book anytime from April to September.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Tour includes:
  • All airport transfers in Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar.
  • Dhaka-Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar-Dhaka economy class flight tickets.
  • 6 Nights accommodation in hotels as mentioned in the itinerary with complementary breakfast on twin sharing basis.
  • All boat rides mentioned on the itinerary.
  • All site entrance tickets.
  • Air-conditioned car, driver, and English speaking guide.
  • All tips except our guide and driver.

Does not include:
  • Pick-up and drop-off from South Dhaka area (Hotel 71, FARS Hotel, Asia Hotel & Resorts, and the nearby area).
  • Any food or drinks other than mentioned above.
  • Any personal item.

Exploring Chittagong - Experience the very best of Chittagong Hill-Tracts and Cox's Bazar.

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Important Notes on Exploring Chittagong

  • Pick-up and drop-off for this tour will be available from the North Dhaka area only (Uttara, Nikunja, Gulshan, Banani, and Baridhara area). If you stay outside this area, you have to meet the guide at the airport on the first day of the tour and have to arrange your own transfer from the airport to your hotel after the tour.
  • Local transport inside the Hill-Tracts area and Cox’s Bazar will be by tuk-tuk. All the long-distance transfers, however, will be done by air-conditioned vehicle.
  • For visiting Rohingya camp an air-conditioned car/van will be used.
  • A special permit is required for visiting the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar which is not possible to arrange in advance. Visitors need to be present in the office of the authority in Cox’s Bazar physically to take the permit on the day of the visit. On day-21, we’ll go directly to the office in Cox’s Bazar and take the permit. If for any unexpected reason they refuse to provide the permit, we’ll refund you the money you paid for visiting the Rohingya camps.
  • Booking this tour at least three weeks in advance is advised.
  • Some level of physical fitness will be required for this tour, as the Chittagong Hill-Tracts area is a hilly region and some walks are involved in the tour.
  • Best time to travel:
    • October – March: Weather will be cool and comfortable, and less humid.
  • We’ll require 50% payment in advance to book this tour. The rest has to be paid one month before the tour. Details of our online payment system could be found here: How to pay us.

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