Highlights of Bhutan

7 Days 6 Nights
Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue, Paro

Day 1:    Paro (D)

Arrive in Paro. Stepping out of the aircraft, the first impressions of Bhutan are the cool fresh air and deep blue skies.  Meet by local representative and transfer to hotel.  Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel Tashi Namgay or similar

Day 2:    Paro – Thimphu (B/L/D)

This morning begin a short transfer to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan, leads through the Paro valley to the confluence of Paro and Thimphu rivers at Chuzom (confluence).  On arrival in Thimphu, check into the hotel. Later this afternoon visit the National Memorial Chorten, the stupa built in the memory of Bhutan’s Third King who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside this monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy.

Accommodation: Norkhil Boutique or similar

Day 3:     Thimphu (B/L/D)

Today, enjoy discovering the serene and beautiful city of Thimphu, world’s only capital city without traffic lights. Visit Tashichho Dzong, the beautiful medieval fortress which houses most of the Government offices and the King’s throne room.  Then visit the Folk Heritage and National Textile Museum and Bhutanese traditional handmade paper factory. Also visit the National Library, which houses a wonderful collection of Buddhist text and manuscripts. After lunch visit Handicrafts Emporium which offer a wide assortment of beautifully handcrafted products, including the splendid Thangkas paintings and exquisitely woven textiles for which Bhutan is famous. Also visit Arts & Crafts School, famous for traditional thangkha paintings. Here you will see, students at work producing intricate design on cloth.

Day 4:   Thimphu – Punakha (B/L/D)

This morning embark on a short drive to Punakha, the erstwhile winter capital of Bhutan. Enjoy the scenic drive through Dochu-la pass (3080m) that heralds the most enchanting views of Bhutan. Take a photo stop and enjoy some light refreshments whilst enjoying breathtaking Himalayan views. Continue drive to Punakha and upon arrival check in at your hotel and freshen up. This afternoon visit Punakha Dzong dating back to the 17th Century. Enjoy a stroll in the local market before taking a short hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten, from where you see beautiful views of Mo-Chu River and villages below.

Accommodation: RKPO Green Resort or similar

Day 5:     Punakha – Paro (B/L/D)

This morning, embark on your return drive to Paro. En route, stop for lunch at the beautiful town of Wangdue (Wangdiphodrang). Take a brief stop and visit the local market famous for its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings. After lunch, continue the drive to Paro, en route viewing Simtokha Dzong, one of the oldest fortress of the Kingdom which now houses the school for religious and cultural studies.

Accommodation: Naksel Boutique Hotel or similar

Day 6:     Paro – Tiger’s Nest  (B/L/D)

Early this morning, hike to Taktshang Monastery, known as Tigers Nest, perched on a cliff, overlooking Paro valley. Return trip hike takes approx 5 hours; alternatively, if you don’t wish to hike, you may ride a pony. This is one of the most sacred sites of Bhutan, visited by all Buddhist at least once in their lifetime. The climb is steep, so en route you may stop for refreshments at a local cafeteria, located halfway up the trail overlooking ‘Tigers Nest’. Once we reach the Tigers Nest, enjoy the beautiful views and waterfall along with a visit to the monastery. This afternoon, visit the National Museum (Ta Dzong), which houses an interesting assortment of costumes, artifacts, thangkha paintings and world-renowned stamps, bringing alive the history of Bhutan. Also visit Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong), the political and religious centre of Paro district, built in the 17th century.

Day 7:     Paro – Departure (B)

After an early breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport for your homebound flight to Canada.

B – Breakfast    L – Lunch   D – Dinner

Tour Price per Person Double Occupancy – minimum 2 persons

DAILY DEPARTURE Land Package From Single Supp.
2020:  April, May, September – November 3120 710
2020:  June – August 3030 680

2020:  December 

2021:  January – February

3180 710
2021:  March 3270 750

HOTEL BLACKOUT DATES and SEASONAL SURCAHRGE may apply.

~~ ALL PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE ~~

Your Tour Package Includes:

• Return transfer between airport and hotel.
• Superior hotel accommodation with daily breakfast.
• Sightseeing tours with admission and meals as per itinerary.
• Professional English-speaking local guide service.

Your Tour Package Does NOT Include

• International airfare from Canada to Bhutan.
• Any applicable weekend and other surcharges imposed by airlines.
• Any taxes, airport fees and fuel surcharge.
• Travel/medical/cancellation insurance and all personal expenses.
• Tipping and gratuities to local guides, drivers and hotel staff.
• Any items not specified as include

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