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Private Bhutan Tour

An Inspiring Private Tour of Bhutan – Thimpu, Punakha, Paro

 7 Days / 6 Nights  – Tour Code (DPH)

Land Only – Departs Daily

Tiger's Nest, Bhutan Trekking Tour


This inspiring tour of the Bhutan overloads the senses and promises a trip of a lifetime. Nestled in the Himalayas bordered by Tibet in the north and India in the south, Bhutan is one of the planet’s purest destinations – from its heart-warming people and culture uncontaminated by the influences of the modern world, to the untouched mother nature abundant with lush green valleys and breathtaking snow-capped mountains, to its plethora of wildlife that co-exist in complete harmony with mankind.

On this incredible seven-day journey, you’ll have the opportunity to step foot on several of the kingdom’s most impressive Dzongs (fortresses of the former Tibetan and Bhutanese kingdoms), soak up nature at its finest mountain hiking or village hopping, and an unforgettable trek to the famed Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest, where the monastery perched inexplicably on a rocky cliff some 3,000 feet above the Paro Town. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you will never forget.


TOUR OVERVIEW

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 6 nights Deluxe and Premium Hotel Accommodations of your choice
  • Private ground transportation per itinerary
  • All Meals: hotel breakfasts and dinners; lunches at local restaurants
  • Private Tour throughout: transfers and sightseeing by private car, driver and professional guides

THIMPU (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at DRUK HOTEL (Deluxe) | TAJ TASHI HOTEL (Premium)
  • Extensive sightseeing of Thimpu including Zilukha nunnery, Thimphu Dzong, Tashi Cho Dzong, Takin sanctuary, Tango & Cherry monastery and Pangrizampa astrology school

PUNAKHA (1 night)

  • 1 night at DHENSA BOUTIQUE HOTEL (Deluxe) | UMA PUNAKHA (Premium)
  • Tour of Punakha visiting the Chimi Lhakhang Monastery, Punakha Dzong, leisurely hike through rice paddies and farm villages along Mo Chhu River

PARO (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at NAKSEL BOUTIQUE HOTEL (Deluxe) | HOTEL ZHIWALING (Premium)
  • Extensive private sightseeing of Paro Town including Drugyel Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, Ta Dzong, National Museum and a trek to the sacred Taksang Monastery

Punakha, Luxury Bhutan Tour

Punakha Dzong

 

 


Paro Tour Package

Paro Dzong

 

 

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1. Paro / Thimphu
Arrive Paro and travel by road to Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital of approximately 100,000 residents. The scenic one-hour meanders through the hamlets of Paro adjacent to the Paro river and later Thimphu river. After lunch at a local restaurant, commence sightseeing of Thimpu town visiting the Memorial stupa of the 3rd King of Bhutan. Afterwards, visit the impressive Buddha Dordenma, a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue that houses over one hundred thousand smaller Buddha statues, each of which made of bronze and gilded in gold. Check-in at your resort and enjoy the balance of the afternoon at leisure to stroll through Thimpu Town. Dinner is served at the hotel. (L,D)

Day 2. Thimphu
This morning, visit the School of Arts & Crafts, National Library and Folk Heritage Museum. Visit the view point of Thimphu, Zilukha nunnery and Thimphu Dzong. Enjoy the afternoon to relax or embark on an invigorating hike (approx. 6km) up the mountain through the pine forests. Lunch and dinner are served at a local restaurant and at your hotel, respectively. (B,L,D)

Day 3. Thimphu / Punakha
This morning, embark on a scenic 2.5 hour overland journey for Punakha, passing through Dochula Pass with spectacular views of the Himalayan Ranges. Visit the 17th Century Simtokha Dzong, one of Bhutan’s first fortress monasteries en-route. Upon arrival in Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong, one of the most spectacular in the country; Chimi Lhakhang Monastery (fertility temple), and a leisurely hike along Mo Chhu River through rice paddies and rural villages. Check-in at your resort and enjoy the balance of the afternoon at leisure. Dinner at the hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 4. Punakha / Paro
This morning, visit the Crown Prince’s Monastery, Temple of the Devine mad Man and Wangdu Dzong. After lunch, proceed to Paro by road. Check-in at your resort where dinner will served. (B,L,D)

Day 5. Paro
Sightseeing today includes visits to the Ruins of Drugyel Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, Ta Dzong and the National Museum housed in an ancient watchtower, and Paro Dzong representative of some of the finest Bhutanese architecture. (B,L,D)

Day 6. Paro (Tiger’s Nest Trek)
Enjoy a morning trek (5 hrs) to Taktshang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest. Tiger’s Nest is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. This site has been recognized as a most sacred place and visited by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646, and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. Enjoy the balance of the afternoon at leisure to relax and explore charming Paro on your own. Dinner at the hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 7. Depart Paro
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight onward. (B)

 

PRICE CHART

2016/17 Price Chart (Prices valid through March 31st, 2017)

Hotel

Twin Sharing

Single Supplement

Deluxe 

3,075

   695

Premium

4,325

1,575

Supplement for 1 person traveling alone: $500


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy
  • Price includes Bhutan Entry Visa, all entrance fees, hotel taxes & service charges
  • Prices exclude all airfares, personal expenses, gratuities to guides, drivers and bell persons
  • All flights, hotels and land arrangements are subject to availability at time of reservation.


ACCOMMODATIONS

 

Thimpu - Druk Hotel

Thimpu – Druk Hotel

Thimpu - Taj Tashi Hotel

Thimpu – Taj Tashi Hotel

Punaka - Dhensa Boutique Hotel

Paro – Dhensa Boutique Hotel

Uma Punaka Hotel

Uma Punaka Hotel

Paro - Naksel Boutique Hotel

Paro – Naksel Boutique Hotel

Paro - Zhiwaling Hotel

Paro – Zhiwaling Hotel

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Extensive private sightseeing of Delhi & New Delhi including the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Old Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and the ruins of Quwat-ul-Eslam (Light of Islam) Mosque
  • Private excursion to Sarnath and the Gange river in Varanasi
  • Private visits to the Taj Mahal & Agra Fort in Agra
  • Jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park
  • Extensive private sightseeing in Jaipur including Amber fort, Shiladevi temple, “Jantar Mantar”, the City Palace and Hawa Mahal
  • Extensive private sightseeing of Mumbai

Price Starting From: $3,075




TESTIMONIALS

“From start to finish, everything worked like clockwork. Not one hiccup…All guides were fantastic- all recommended hotels top notch, and he brought everything in under budget. Can’t say enough positive things about Explorient.”

David & Linda Morel

October 2017 (Bhutan, Nepal, Thailand & China)