Enjoy Bhutan at Leisure

Trip Facts

Enjoy Bhutan at Leisure
Length : 15 Days - 14 Nights
Start : Paro
Finish : Paro
Trip Style : Cultural Tour
Discounts : Applicable on this trip
Group Size : Maximum 12, Avg 5
Group Leader : Certified Tour Leader from The DBT.
Transport : New Model Toyota Hiace /Coaster bus/Land Cruiser not more than 3 years old.
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Can it be Tailored? : Yes

Trip Overview

Enjoy Bhutan is a two-week leisurely paced cultural trip that is designed to give you most of what Bhutan has to offer, and much more. Not surprisingly, this relatively new trip has turned out to be a favourite among our guests as this trip was specifically designed after some of our earlier clients indicated that our packages were too busy and tiring. This trip therefore provides a fairly complete and an indulging experience with something for everyone – a glimpse of our living culture and traditions, rich history, stunning nature walks through virgin forests, interaction with friendly people whose natural sense of hospitality is renowned and a genuine reason to make Bhutan one of your favourite destinations. Every new place on this trip is a hotspot for tourism, laden with attractions to enliven your senses – be it an exquisite ancient fortress or the breathtaking scenery from the Tiger’s Nest, from Paro’s golden paddy fields to rural local delicacies, it’s all there.

Outline Iteinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Paro Airport.

  • Visit the oldest monastery, Kyichu Lhakhang and explore the town in the evening.

Day 2-3: Paro

  • Sightseeing in Paro. Hike up to Tiger’s Nest and visit National Museum and the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong ( Victory fortress). Witness an archery match and explore the town. Drive up to Chelela pass, have a picnic and a stroll around the pass. One evening will be a cultural show, a value-added activity provided by Destination Bhutan inclusive of the package price, and the second evening can be spent taking a traditional hot-stone bath and spa at the hotel.

Day 4-7: Thimphu

  • Drive to Thimphu in the morning and explore the town in the afternoon visiting popular tourist attractions. Take a hike up north to Tango and Cheri with a picnic lunch. One full day can be spent hiking around the valley or taking one of our additional activities like biking, motorcycling, cooking classes, river fishing, meditation etc.

Day 8-9: Punakha

  • Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass. Enjoy spectacular views of the Himalayan ranges. Visit the Druk Wangyal Chortens (stupas), temple of fertility called Chhimi Lhakhang and Punakha Dzong (fortress). Camp next to the river with bonfire and have a lazy day around the campsite the following day, go fishing or do any of our additional activities.

Day 10-11: Phobjikha

  • Continue to Phobjikha. Visit Wangdue town and Dzong (Fortress) on the way. Next day sightseeing, hike around Phobjikha valley and a visit the famous Gangtey Gompa.

Day 12-13: Trongsa

  • Continue to Trongsa and visit the ‘Tower of Trongsa’ museum and the Trongsa Dzong (fortress). Take the ancient hiking trail from the Dzong down to the river and be picked up at the Viewpoint and continue to Tangsibjee village and stay in a farmhouse. Interact with local people and experience rural lifestyles in Bhutan.

Day 14: Thimphu

  • Drive to Thimphu. Enjoy good food and even a drink or two at our friendly bars. Alternatively you could also treat yourself to a spa and wellness package from one of our partner hotels.

Day 15: Drive to Paro and depart to your onward journey.

Date and Departure Information

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Price Details

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), Tourism Business regulating agency of the Royal Government of Bhutan, fixes the Tourist Tariff rate. This rate is valid for all the inclusive tour packages. The tariffs for tourists visiting in a group of 3 persons or more are as follows:

Peak Season Rate: (March, April, May, September, October and November) Cultural Tour /Trekking – US$ 250/per person per night halt.

Low Season Rate:(January, February, June, July, August and December) Cultural Tour /Trekking- US$ 200/per person per night halt.

Price Inclusions

  • Bhutan Royalty ($65 per person per day).
  • Visa Fees ($40 per person).
  • All necessary permit fees.
  • All transfers and sightseeing with entrance fees.
  • All meals including evening tea.
  • All accommodation in our partner hotels, which are some of the best in the country on twin sharing basis.
  • All trekking equipments and logistics including cooks, camp personnel, horsemen and ponies.
  • English-speaking tour leader, guide and driver.
  • Trekking Insurance (Our value-added service).
  • Cultural Performance (our value-added service).

Price Exclusion

  • Airfare for flights into and out of Bhutan.
  • All personal expenses like laundry, telephone, tips, shopping expenses.
  • Meals and Beverages other than the ones mentioned above (see inclusions).
  • Spa Charges.
  • Travel and Medical insurance.

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