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7 Nights

Private Tour of Bhutan

 

Country

Bhutan

Travel Period

1 Oct 2022- 31 Aug 2023

Starts

Paro Airport, Bhutan

Ends

Paro Airport, Bhutan

Experience

Independent Guided Tours

Overview

Feel The Freshness in Bhutan.

7 Night Private Tour

Embark on an 7 night journey across Bhutan’s cultural heartland to see the capital city of Thimphu, Punakha, Phobjikha, and Paro. Spending eight days immersed in the natural splendour of Bhutan is sure to leave you feeling revitalised and rejuvenated after surrounding yourself in its breathtaking landscapes. Experience the Refreshing Air of Bhutan.

Highlights:

7 Nights 3 Star Accommodation
8 Days/ 7 Nights
Locations
Thimphu, Punakha, Phobjikha & Paro
Transfers and Transport
*Airport meet & greet, Airport *Transfers, Private car and driver through-out
Meals
All Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Tours and Guide
Local english speaking guide and Driver * All entransce fees * sightseeing with Guide
Remote and in country support 24/7
24/7 support from our team and our partners in your destination
Bonus value
Free chocolates and gift on arrival
Bonus Value
Cooking Class
Completmentry Visa arrangement
Visa Arrangement for Bhutan. Passport required
Assistance
Complementary assistance with booking flights and Travel insurance

Pricing & options:

From: $3,499.00 AUD
per person, twin share

From: $3,799 AUD Solo Traveler

Booking Details:
Deposit: $500 per person – Due at time of booking

Book with confidence: 7 day deposit refund cooling off period

Travel periods: 01 July 2022 – 30 Jan 2022

*Pricing is subject to change. Accommodation and dates are subject to availability.

Itinerary Inclusions Accommodation Upgrades & Extras Booking Conditions Partnership
Day 1 – Paro to Thimphu (1.5 Hr)

After your airport meet and Greet, we head to Thimphu, which should take about an hour and a half.
The path will follow the Paro River till Chuzom, when it will turn towards the Thimphu River, bringing us right into the heart of Thimphu’s capital city.
The whole trip from Bondey, via Shaba, Isina, and other charming towns, to the welcome gate in Thimphu is breathtaking.
En route to Thimphu, take a short stroll over the Paro River to stretch your legs, or just stop and take in the scenery from the roadside. Take a tour of Tashichho Dzong, which houses the throne chamber of Bhutan’s king, as well as government offices and stunning arts and crafts.
During formal gatherings, the doors are only open for a half-hour in the evening.
If time allows, we’ll take a stroll about the city: Walking through a contemporary city is a wonderful way to experience it.
Local handicrafts, imported clothing, and souvenirs from across the world are all available here.
Thimphu, the only city in the world without traffic lights, has a diverse mix of individuals to meet on a daily stroll.

Lunch and Dinner Included

Thimphu, at a height of 2400 metres, is where we spend the night.

Day 2 -Thimphu sightseeing

Thimphu is the country’s commercial, religious, and administrative capital.
There are a plethora of eateries, internet cafés, nightclubs, and retail malls in Thimphu, Bhutan’s most modern metropolis.
Despite the visible evidence of modernisation, it has retained its cultural identity and values and is frequently referred to be the only city in the world without traffic lights. Tour the city with your guide and parttake in the national game of Archery.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Overnight in Thimphu

Day 3 – Thimphu to Punakha (3 Hrs)

The Dochula Pass, which takes around two hours to cross from Thimphu to Punakha, is the most picturesque route.
Punakha and Wangdue are two of Bhutan’s warmest cities, and the route drops after Dochula.
At the Dochula pass, you’ll be able to see the Great Himalayan mountain ranges from a 180-degree angle.
The 108 chortens adorning the mountain pass are particularly beautiful in the winter, when the snowcapped mountains offer a dramatic background to the tranquillity of the mountain pass.

The trek through Mesina’s picturesque towns is an unforgettable experience.  From the road’s beginning, take leisurely strolls.
Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal built the Punakha Dzong in 1637 and renamed it Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang after the Dzong’s location (Palace of Great Happiness).
The winter house of Bhutan’s Je-Khenpo ecclesiastical leader is still Punakha, where the first National Assembly was held in 1952.
This Dzong is one of Bhutan’s most beautiful and must-see structures.In the middle of two rivers, Phochu and Mochu, the Dzong is one of the most beautiful in Bhutan.

Punakha, at a height of 1350 metres, will be our home for the next two nights.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 4 – Punakha sightseeing

Enjoy a pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options below. This tour can be taken on any day of your stay with a maximum of 1 tour per itinerary as outlined below.

Overnight stay in Bora Bora at Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts in a Garden Villa & Pool.

Breakfast included.

Punakha is often referred as second capital having best Dzongs of Bhutan. Punakha has the perfect place to awaken the nature lover, take in the splendid views of the Himalayas and listen to the sounds of the Mo Chhu and Po Chhu rivers that simply soak up the serene beauty of this gorgeous valley. Hike to Khamsum Yulay Namgyal Chorten: The temple stands majestically on a strategic ridge above the Punakha valley. It is a splendid example of Bhutan’s fine architectural and artistic talent. The hike to the temple is about 45 minutes one way uphill. It offers amazing views of Punakha valley and Mochu river. Visit Punakha Suspension Bridge: Punakha suspension bridge is considered one of the longest of its kind in Bhutan. The bridge connects the dzong with the villages Shengana, Samdingkha and Wangkha on the other bank of the Po Chhu river. In these small villages, locals sell their wares in tiny, traditional shops. Visitors can stop here for a quick and authentic view of true Bhutan. In order to access the suspension bridge from the dzong, one must walk past the King’s palace and the cremation ground. Visit Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery: Sangchen Dorji Lhendrub Choling is located above Wolakha on the way to Drolay Goemba which serves as a Shedra (Buddhist College) and meditation center scatter the grassy site, home to a small and friendly community of nuns.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Overnight in Punakha

Day 5 -Punakha to Phobjikha (3 hrs drive)

The road to Phobjikha passes through old town of Wangdue taking us through the black mountain region into Gangtey. The drive also passes through some of the most beautiful forests, water fall, hills, river and villages and Pelela pass before stepping into Phobjikha.

Hike Gangtey Nature Trail: It is a short and relatively easy trek with several beautiful villages and monasteries en route. It offers beautiful views of the country with mostly gentle, forested slopes. The best time for this trek is between September-May.

.Visit the Crane center: This place is run by the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) and has an observation room with high-power telescopes and good scope for spotting the famous Black Necked Cranes which migrates to the region during winter. It also displays information about the history of the region.  Experience a Farmhouse visit with dinner with locals: This experience is a particularly fun and spontaneous way to connect with the local community and learn about Bhutanese culture and way of living.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Overnight in Phobjikha, altitude 2900m

Day 6 – Phobjikha to Paro (5 hrs drive)

As we say good bye to the Asian Switzerland, we will retrace the journey back to Thimphu crossing over Pelela, Wangdue, Dochula, up until Chuzom and further to Paro. You’ll get a second chance to gaze at the Himalayas’ snow-capped peaks as you travel throughout the entire route.
‘Fortress on a Heap of Jewels,’ the Paro Dzong, built in the 17th century, is considered among the outstanding examples of Bhutanese architecture. If you land at Paro Airport, you will be able to see the town’s huge buttressed walls from afar.

Exert yourself in the fresh air.  Guests to Bhutan can try their hand at archery and darts while dressed in traditional Bhutanese garb like Gho or Kira at this tastefully constructed and well kept activity centre connected to a store selling Buddha statues.
It is open to all HBT guests for no additional charge and is run and managed solely by HBT.
Discover the hidden gems of Paro’s tiny town: authentic handicraft shops, widely available Bhutanese goods, food stores, and shops selling imported clothing are just a few of the town’s hidden treasures.

We’ll be spending the night in Paro, at a height of 2200 metres.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 7 – Paro Sightseeing and hike to Tigers nest / Taktsang

This picturesque region in the kingdom is covered in fertile rice fields and has a beautiful, crystalline river meandering down the valley. Paro has more of historical sites, high-end tourist resort and many souvenir shops for shopping including world famous Taktsang. Taktsang Monastery (Tiger Nest Temple):It  is Bhutan’s most iconic landmark and religious Buddhist site in the world. The name Taktsang translates to “The Tiger’s Nest”. The temple is one of the holiest sites in Bhutan which clings impossibly to a sheer cliff face 900 meters above the valley. Take a two -4 hour hike to the amazing sight!

Later, A Hot stone bath with dinner at the farmhouse: Hot stone bath is very unique to Bhutan and offers great medicinal values. In most cases, the bathtub is made of wood placed on a ground level in quite hut for the privacy. A couple can get into one bathtub to soak. Enjoy the great ancient techniques of curing body ache, joins pain and harness many other values.

Overnight in Paro

Breakfast , Lunch and dinner included

Day 08: End of the Tour> Airport – singapore Changi Airport

It’s time to say goodbye. Checkout and take the transfer to your International flight back home from Singapore

Breakfast included.

Luxury Inclusions

* Accommodation in upper 3 star hotels through-out

* US$ 40 Per Person (visa fee for a single entry)

* Visa process and arrangement, passport copy required

* 35% SDF to the government and other taxes

* Breakfast in the hotel, lunch and dinner anywhere outside or in the hotel

* Full-time English-speaking guide from airport to airport

* Private transfers and sightseeing as per your itinerary

* Entrance fees to events, historic sites, museums and parks as indicated in the itinerary

* Farmhouse visit/stay with local family in typical Bhutanese house, if interested

* Complimentary wearing Gho/Kira (Bhutan national dress) at Paro

* Complimentary playing khuru/archery (Bhutan national game) at Paro

* Complimentary bottle water on board for the entire duration

* Complimentary hot-stone bath in Paro, after Tiger Nest hike in a farmhouse

*Bhutanese cooking class

Exclusions

* Flight Fares to / from Paro

* Bank wire charges (Incidental charge, aprox US$ 25/transfer)

* Any alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, personal expenses/shopping

* Gratuities to guide, driver and trekking staffs if on trekking

* Travel Insurance, should cover COVID expenses if in case tested positive

* Specialized guides on additional cost (language speaking/photographer etc.)

* Extra Activities (cycling, rafting, horse riding, etc)

7 nights in luxury 4 and 5 star hotels

Thimpu:

Hotel Thimphu Tower- Bhutan Suite

HOTEL THIMPHU TOWERS: 2022 Prices & Reviews (Bhutan) - Photos of Hotel -  Tripadvisor

Punakha:

Zhingkham Resort or Four Boutique

THE FOUR BOUTIQUE HOTEL (AU$76): 2022 Prices & Reviews (Punakha, Bhutan) -  Photos of Hotel - Tripadvisor

Phobjikha-

Hotel Dewachen or Phobjikha Resort

Dewachen Resort-Paro Updated 2022 Room Price-Reviews & Deals | Trip.com

 

Paro

Tashi Namgay Resort or Hotel Gangtey Palace

Tashi Namgay Grand Resort in Phuntsholing, Bhutan from 127$, photos,  reviews - zenhotels.com

 

Optional Extras

Horse Riding

Cycling

White water rafting

 

Terms and Conditions of booking

The following product terms and conditions apply in addition to our standard Booking Terms and Conditions:

  • Price: Shown in AUD
  • Prices are displayed FROM per person and are subject to change without notice
  • All bookings are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Black out dates, seasonal surcharges, currency exchange fluctuations, and other restrictions may apply
  • Prices, itinerary and conditions are subject to change until booking is comfirmed
  • Guests may be responsible for local taxes and charges not aforementioned
  • Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to departure will incur cancellation fee of the deposit paid
  • Cancellations made 29-14 days prior to departure will incur 50% cancellation fee
  • Cancellations made less that 14 days prior to departure will incur 100% cancellation fee
  • No show will incur 100% no show fee
  • Final payment due no later than 60 days prior to travel
  • $500 deposit due per person at time of booking with progressive payments there after with final payment due no later than 30 days prior to travel.
  • All travellers must be vaccinated and / OR may require negative pcr covid test
  • All travellers must have travel insurance

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