The second largest city in Bangladesh has a rich British heritage, modern Muslim culture, and nearby natural beauty including rivers, the sea and green hills. Explore it all on a 12-hour guided tour. Hotel pickup and drop-off, guide, private transportation, bottled water, and entrance fees included.
After pickup at your hotel at 8:30am, drive to the Baizid Bostami Majar. Considered a ritual place for Muslims, you will see members of other religions paying tribute at the tomb as well. There are also some rare turtles that are considered sacred. It's believed that feeding them will make your wishes a reality (special turtle food is available for purchase at nearby shops).After half an hour at Baizi Bostami Majar, drive to the city's World War II Cemetery and explore on foot. Then visit the museum in Chittagong Circuit House, built by the British, to learn about the life and times of one Bangladesh's most illustrious presidents. A short walk from the museum, you will find more evidence of British influence in Bangladesh including the railway station, 7 Jongson Road, Tiger Pass, and more.At 12:45pm, break for lunch (additional cost) before driving to Vatieary Lake to spend about an hour observing the famous ship breakers who dismantle decommissioned ships by hand. Learn how every part of a ship is reused and reinvented. At 4pm drive to Patenga Sea Beach and roam around the nearby beach market as waves crash over rocks. At 5:30pm, arrive at the Karnaphuli River estuary where the city meets the sea. Enjoy spicy crab and take a boat ride on the Karnaphuli River if time and tides permit. By 6:30pm, as sunset begins, it's time to return to the city, arriving back at your hotel around 8pm.