Classic Bhutan

Location
Bhutan
Duration
5 Days / 4 nights
Starting from
$1,550 USD per person

Experience Our Classic Bhutan

Bhutan is like no other country and our 5-days Classic Bhutan tour is a great introduction to this wonderful country. With the hike to Tiger’s Nest and excursion of Punakha valley as the highlight of your holiday, we will take you through a cultural extravaganza of the valleys of Western Bhutan.

Tour itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Paro – Thimphu
Upon arrival at Paro airport, you will be greeted by your guide and driver and you will visit Paro town where you will visit the Rinpung Dzong and the National Museum. After this visit, you will head to Thimphu and visit the Tachogang Lhakhang Temple and the iron suspension bridge. Dinner and overnight at Capital Hotel.

Paro Dzong

Day 2: Thimphu Valley
After breakfast, you will visit the memorial stupa which was built for the third king of Bhutan. After your visit to the memorial stupa, you will visit Bhutan Postal Museum where you can also make your own personalized stamps and use them to send postcards to your family and friends around the world. After this visit, you will be taken to the famous Kuensel Phodrang, the Buddha point which is 51.5 meters high and overlooks the Thimphu Valley. After some free time and a short hike around the Buddha statue, you will head to Changagnkha Lhakhang Temple, which is one of the oldest temples in Thimphu. After lunch, you will head to Takin Preserve to see the national animal of Bhutan. You will also visit the TashiChho Dzong / Fortress of Splendid religion and the craft bazaar. In the afternoon you will head back to your hotel in Thimphu for dinner and overnight at Capital Hotel.

Thimphu Golden Budda

Day 3: Thimphu – Punakha – Paro
Today you will be heading for a visit to Punakha where you will visit the Punakha Dzong and the iron suspension bridge. On the way to Punakha you will stop at Dochulaa Pass at 3,150 meters/10,330 ft above sea level, where you will visit the 108 stupas and on a clear day have a view over the snow-capped Himalaya. You will continue driving to Punakha for a visit to the Punakha Dzong and the longest iron suspension bridge in Bhutan. In the afternoon, you will visit the temple of fertility while heading back to Paro. Upon arrival in the afternoon, you will walk through the streets of Paro where you will visit some handicraft and souvenir shops and also the vegetable market. In the evening you will go to your hotel for dinner and overnight at The Village Lodge.

Punakha Dzong

Day 4: Taktsang Monastery – Paro
In the morning you will be picked from your hotel and taken to the starting point for your trekking to the famous tiger's nest / Taktsang Monastery. This will take approximately 5 hrs. After this hike, you will visit the Kyichu Lhakhang Temple, one of the oldest temples of Bhutan, built in the 7th century. After you return to your hotel you will be offered a traditional hot stone bath and you can participate in a game of traditional archery, the national sport of Bhutan. You will also be able to participate in a real Bhutanese cooking experience and learn some Bhutanese cooking or cook your own meal with local ingredients. Dinner and overnight at The Village Lodge.

Tigers nest Bhutan

Day 5: Paro International Airport
After breakfast, you will be taken to the airport for your departure flight.

Tour Overview

Included in this Package

  • Transportation by private air-conditioned cars

  • English-speaking guide accompanied by a local driver

  • Accommodations under full board

  • Unlimited water

  • All entrance fees and government fees

  • Visa fee

  • Traditional hot stone bath

  • Hoisting of prayer flags high in the mountains

  • Traditional farmhouse experience

  • Bhutanese cooking experience

  • Wear the traditional National dress - A set of Kira for women and Gho for men

  • Play/practice a game of traditional archery

  • Government royalty and sustainable development fee

  • Co2 Compensation

 Excluded in this Package

  • International Airfares and Airport taxes

  • Travel and personal insurance

  • Passport, vaccinations, medicines

  • Personal expenditures and meals and beverages

  • Gratitude

  • Optional excursions/activities not detailed in the itinerary

  • Any additional services requested

  • Wire Transfers Fees (sending & receiving)

* Cultural traditions are a highlight during Bhutan's many religious festivals. Masked dances bring ancient legends back to life. We can also book this tour during one of the religious festivals and will include a visit to the festival in your itinerary.

bhutan the himalaya kingdom

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Bhutan

Bhutan might not be known for mass tourism, but that makes this country so unique and definitely worth visiting. Bhutan has always tried to protect its environment and getting there isn't the easiest. The country is known for its colourful Dzong's, impressive festivals, beautiful and friendly people and untouched nature.

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