COMPLETE BHUTAN
Explore the timeless traditional Buddhist culture of this isolated Himalayan Kingdom
COMPLETE BHUTAN
PARO – THIMPU – PUNAKA – TAKTSANG
8 DAYS YEAR ROUND

The remote kingdom of Bhutan is a magical delight. Ranging from subtropical plains in the south to

Subalpine heights in the north, this hidden gem Will leave any keen traveller full of awe.

A patchwork of waring fiefdoms until the early 17th century, Bhutanese people are now deeply spiritual, living in harmony with the environment and each other. They attract ascetics, mystics, philosophers, scholars and travellers to share their ancient wisdom.

Having been an absolute monarchy until 2008, this fascinating country, although keen to embrace the modern world is also set on maintaining its traditional ways and cultures.

Tour Highlights
  • UNIQUE BUDDHIST CULTURE
  • CLIFF TOP TIGERS NEST MONASTERY
  • SPECTACULAR ARCHITECTURE OF THE FORTIFIED DZONGS

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    BHUTAN

  • When
    :

    YEAR ROUND

  • What
    :

    CULTURE AND HISTORY

Itinerary

Arrive in Paro. You enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Himalaya including Everest prior to landing at Paro. Here you are met by your leader and transferred to the capital Thimphu. (D)

The journey begins with a sightseeing tour of the nation’s capital. There is much to enjoy including the late King’s memorial chorten, the traditional painting school, the nunnery at Tashicho Dzong and the traditional paper making industry.

Equally enjoyable is just to wander through the streets observing the unique architecture, colourful shops and observe a culture little changed of the centuries where men and women still predominantly wear traditional dress. For this, Bhutan is a photographer’s paradise.

You leave Thimphu for Punaka crossing the high pass Dochu La, where there are spectacular views of the Himalaya, before descending to the spectacular Punaka Dzong a fortified monastery built in 1637 and previously Bhutan’s capital. (B,L,D)

There is much to do in Punaka and we enjoy optional short walks to explore the villages, temples and monasteries of the valley. From Punkaka we head back to Paro to explore the fortified watch tower of Ta Dzong, now a museum and there is ample time for exploration of this picturesque town.

The following day you take a short drive for the pilgrimage to Taktsang – the famous Tiger’s Nest. This serene monastery that clings to a steep granite cliff, about 700 metres above the valley floor seems to defy gravity with its precarious positioning and is a major highlight of our unique experience in Bhutan. (B,L,D)

Your journey to Bhutan comes to an end today. Your guide will escort you to the airport to bid their farewell for your onward journey. (B)

Pricing and Inclusions
Pricing and inlcusions
    2018 FROM2 PAX3 – 4 PAX
    YEAR ROUND$3,486$3,289

    * Prices per person, twin share. *Discounts apply for 3 or more passengers.

    INCLUSIONS

    • Arrival and departure transfers with English speaking driver in each location.
    • All land transportation, from your arrival on day one through to departure on the final day.
    • Good quality, well located accommodation, with private facilities and breakfast daily.
    • Other meals are listed in each itinerary.
    • Private sightseeing tours (except Wellness, Rail and Oberoi cruise), with your own English speaking guide.
    • Porterage for 1 bag per person.
    • Prepayable entrance fees. Some National Parks are pay as you go. We’ll let you know if this applies to you.
    • Camera charges may be extra
    • 24 hour assistance by our trusted partners in each location.
    • Prices are ‘from’ prices and are subject to availability and seasonal price changes.
    • Prices are correct as at 19Mar18 and valid to end 2018.
    • Flights are NOT included. Some internal flights can often be included with your International ticket to save you money. We will discuss flights with you and advise the best options.
    • See full terms and conditions.
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