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Destination

Bhutan

Duration

5 Days

Price

From $1,098 pp

Travel back in time on a meaningful and memorable journey through the magical Kingdom of Bhutan, where prosperity is measured by happiness and the quality of life whispers of spiritual and material well-being. Passionate local guides will take you to the impressive Tiger’s Nest Monastery .The legend is Guru Rimpoche visited it on the back of a tigress. You will explore the great Tashichhodzong where old traditions and spirituality meet administration and politics as well as the “Fortress of the Heap of Jewels,” surrounded by deep mystical legends and enveloped in captivating charm. Learn about ancient art, traditional crafts and meditative Buddhist rituals while rediscovering the beauty of tranquility in the most warm and welcoming setting.

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Paro - Thimphu
  • Airport Assistance, Visa & Transfer to Timphu (Arrival)
  • Private Guide & Vehicle
Bhutan Suites - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Thimphu
  • Thimphu City Tour
  • Private Guide & Vehicle
Bhutan Suites - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Paro
  • Thimphu to Paro
  • Paro City Tour
  • Private Guide & Vehicle
Olathang Hotel - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 4
Paro
  • Hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery
  • Private Guide & Vehicle
Olathang Hotel - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 5
Paro
  • Airport Transfer (Depart)

Day 1
Paro - Thimphu

Welcome to Paro! After an awe-inspiring flight that crosses the Himalayan Mountains, offering spectacular views of the towering Himalayan peaks, you will arrive in Paro. At the airport, one of our local Travelous, English-speaking representatives will be holding a sign with your name printed on it. Your representative will take you to your hotel in Paro and provide assistance with check-in. (Note: Tourist Visa included)

Bhutan Suites - Standard Room

Day 2
Thimphu

Your day begins with visits to the Memorial Chorten (built in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952-1972), the fascinating Nunnery temple, the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, the Folk Heritage Museum and the School of Arts and Crafts (also known as the painting school).

After delving into a mouthwatering lunch, you will visit a traditional paper factory where you will dive into the art of papermaking. Then head up to the Kuenselphodrang (giant Buddha statute) overlooking Thimphu valley. This 169 foot statue is reputed to be the largest bronze Buddha statue in the world. You will then visit the majestic Tashichhodzong, the seat of the national government.

Bhutan Suites - Standard Room

Day 3
Paro

Today we will drive back to Paro The scenic drive through the mountains and valleys is about two hours.

Paro is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered throughout the area. The Paro Valley is wide and luxuriantly green, perfect for nature lovers or seekers of tranquility and peace. The town, which lies on the banks of the turquoise waters that are known as Paro Chhu, offers iple awe-inspiring views of ice-capped mountain peaks.

After checking into your hotel, you will embark on a tour of the area, the first visit being the Ta Dzong, once a fortified lookout tower that is now the National Museum. The museum has a wide assortment of ancient paintings, armors, philatelic displays and "fields of Buddhas", which Buddhists often visualize while meditating. You will then hike down the trail to visit the Rinpung Dzong meaning "fortress of the heap of jewels". It has a long and fascinating history. Along the wooden galleries lining the courtyard of the Rinpung Dzong are fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore.

Once you've had lunch, you will visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest and most sacred temple in the country. From there you will be taken to the ruin Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort), which was built in 1646 to commemorate Bhutan's victory over Tibetan invaders during the 1600s.

Olathang Hotel - Standard Room

Day 4
Paro

Today you will hike to Taktsang or the "Tiger's Nest" Monastery perched precariously on the cliff 900m above Paro valley.

After breakfast, you will start you trek towards the most famous monastery in Bhutan. Guru Rimpoche, the 8th century spiritual master, is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. Lunch will be served in the Cafeteria Restaurant, located about halfway up the mountain. Explore the monastery, and if you wish, you can sit for a short meditation before you hike down to the valley floor.

Enjoy an evening at leisure to explore Paro or to enjoy the views and facilities at your hotel.

Olathang Hotel - Standard Room

Day 5
Paro

Unfortunately, we have to say goodbye today.Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance from your hotel to the Airport. Keep the memories alive and we hope to see you again in Bhutan! Stay Travelous!

A majestic kingdom where time seems to bear no meaning; a land where gentle rolling hills and vast terraced rice fields rise to meet the feet of dazzling Himalayan peaks. This is a place where tranquil Buddhist monasteries are perched on sheer cliffs and whispers of ancient traditions resound on even the most busy city streets. Bhutan is a trekker"s paradise, a nature lover"s playground and a rare jewel for travelers seeking to find a rich culture and a truly humbling people. Bhutan: happiness is a place.

Bhutan Suites

At Bhutan Suites, the aim is to provide their guests with a home away from home. This is why they strive to provide superior comfort, superior room amenities, superior service and superior hospitality. They value the ease you need to feel in your surrounds, whether you are exploring Bhutan and only staying with us a short time, or are enjoying an extended stay in Thimphu. This is why all of the rooms have under floor heating, high-quality bedding, separate bedroom and large living space, large private bathroom and kitchen facilities, daily housekeeping as well as internet access.

spacious, fully-furnished, luxury rooms all offer stunning uninterrupted views of the Thimphu Valley from a private balcony. Each suite has a separate lounge and bedroom offering either a king size bed or 2 singles with high quality linen, a well appointed kitchenette with mini-fridge and cooking facilities, private en-suite with combined shower-bathtub, cable TV in both the bedroom and lounge, comfortable sitting area, ample cupboard and drawer storage space, and Danish under floor heating technology.

Olathang Hotel

Hotel Olathang was established in 1974 for the guests invited to the coronation of the Fourth King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck. It is located about 5kms from the airport. The architectural heritage design and structure of its facilities present a purely Bhutanese touch and feel.

The fine art of living awaits you at Olathang. Experience legendary Bhutanese Hospitality with fresh, yet traditional Bhutan architecture, elegantly appointed with inviting decor. The rooms present the perfect accommodation with coffee maker and attached bath and shower. Guests will find endless relaxation and comfort within its plush enclave.

Terms and Conditions

What's Included:

  • Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, and Fees as indicated on your itinerary. Local and international traveler assistance during your tour. Specialised and personalised services.

What's not Included:

  • Airfare to/from the Tour start point, including domestic or inter-country connecting flights, unless otherwise stated in itinerary.
  • tips and gratuities
  • items of a personal nature such as incidentals, excess baggage charges
  • airport taxes/entrance fees, port charges, foreign government departure taxes
  • Visas (unless otherwise indicated), Inspection, Customs, Immigration and Naturalization fees Additional fuel surcharges on cruises
  • Travel Insurance including Medical, Lost Baggage and Trip cancellation
  • Optional activities (golf, watersports, etc.)
  • any other activities or items not explicitly advertised as included in the price of a Tour

 

Reservations/Booking and Deposits:  To book a Tour, each Traveler (or leader of a Group of Travelers) must submit:

 

A.     A completed booking form signed electronically by the main Traveler. By submitting the booking form on the payments page, the traveler accepts our full Terms and Conditions.  

B.     A deposit of 30% of the Tour price (minimum $250 per person), is due immediately upon booking.

C.     The full balance of the trip cost is due ninety days (90) before the trip departure date.

D.      If you book your trip with us ninety days (90 days) or less before the departure date, the full cost of the trip is due at that time.

E.      In the instance payment is made by certified check or wire transfer, reservations will only commence once the check is cleared.

F.      Availability of Services and Accommodations cannot be guaranteed until a Tour is booked.  We will exercise our best efforts to book the Services and Accommodations described in the Tour Itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of Tour date, we may be forced to offer substitutes.  In this instance we will notify you as soon as possible and try to substitute comparable Services and Accommodations based on availability.

G.     Ticketing & credit card processing for international transport and other select domestic airfare pertaining to a specific country is done by a 3rd party and not included in your total land package price unless otherwise stated.

H.     Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $250 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.

       *NOTE: Certain destinations require a 30% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking and therefore, would supersede our standard cancellation policy prior to 90 days in this instance.

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