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TBT03: 7 Days Private Tour of Paro - Thimphu - Punakha - Gangtey - Paro
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 3-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Arrival in Paro - Thimphu
On the first day of this 7 days Bhutan tour package, our guide will meet you at Paro airport and transfer you to Thimphu city. During the 1.5 hours driving time, we will catch the beautiful scenery of the Iron Bridge in Tamchog Lhakhang. After settling in Thimphu, you will be transferred to the National Memorial Chorten built in memory of Bhutan's 3rd King and it is also a favorite place for local people to circumambulate. The next destination is the Buddha Dordenma Statue, which is a gigantic Buddha made of bronze and gilded in gold. Later we will see Bhutan's national animal, the Takin, in the Motithang Takin Preserve. Then we turn to the Zilukha Nunnery and finally the day ends at Tashichho Dzong. Also called Thimphu Dzong, it is the largest religious building in Bhutan and the present King's office and administrative center. At night, you will be treated to a hearty dinner with authentic Bhutanese cuisine at the Folk Heritage Cafeteria. 

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Tashi Yoedling or similar
Buddha Dordenma Statue in Thimphu
Buddha Dordenma Statue, Thimphu
Day 2 Thimphu
The whole morning will be spent in Tango Monastery, the most important religious school in Bhutan. It takes about 1.5 hours hiking up to the monastery, and the scenery en route is really spectacular. The afternoon visit is scheduled for you to learn much about Bhutan's culture, history and local people's life. You will visit the Thirteen Traditional Arts and Crafts School and the Folk Heritage Museum, before continuing to the National Library and the Traditional Paper Making Factory. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Tashi Yoedling or similar
Day 3 Thimphu - Punakha
Today, the Bhutan itinerary for 7 days will extend to Punakha, the previous capital city. After breakfast, we will drive you to Punakha and stop at Dochula Pass, where you will have a coffee break, observe the grand 108 stupas (sacred structures) and appreciate the stunning view of the Himalaya Mountains if it is a clear day. Later we will turn to Chimmi Lhakang, which is a temple dedicated to the Devine Madman and people come here to pray for children. Continue the trip to Punakha Dzong, a large and spectacular Bhutanese architecture, located at the confluence of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu Rivers. It was the religious and administrative center of Bhutan until 1950 when the capital moved to Thimphu. After that, you will be guided to visit the nearby Suspension Bridge, which is the longest bridge in Bhutan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Lobesa Lodge or similar
Punakha Dzong, Bhutan
Punakha Dzong
Day 4 Punakha - Gangtey/Phobjikha Valley
Today our Bhutan 7 days package will get to Gangtey/Phobjikha valley after a morning transfer. As one of the few glacier valleys in the country, the Phobjikha is a wonderful place for tourists to observe the pretty black-necked cranes in winter. Pay a visit to the Rinchengang Village and admire the majesty and grandness of Gangtey Monastery whilst trekking along the scenic Gangtey. Afterwards, please take a good rest in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Dewachen or similar
Day 5 Gangtey/Phobjikha - Paro
After breakfast, a morning's hike across Gangtey Nature Trail would add more fun to this 7 days Bhutan tour. You will be amazed at the tranquility and picturesqueness of the surroundings including layer upon layer of mountains and distinctive dwellings of locals during the 45 minutes hike excursion. Then, after a close contact with the cranes at the Black-necked Crane Information Centre, we will go to Gangtey Primary School, where you can get a warm welcome from the lovely children. At last, we return to Paro in around 5 hours. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tashi Namgay Resort or similar
Day 6 Paro
This morning we will conduct a 2-hour hike up to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest). Perched about 900 meters (3000 feet) above Paro Valley along the cliff, the Taktsang would impress you deeply by its unique architectural scale and exquisite decorations. It also provides a superb position for overlooking the graceful Paro Valley involving green pines and verdant cypresses, golden rice fields as well as tranquil villages. 

After lunch, a visit to Bhutan's oldest temple - Kyichu Lhakhang follows. Later, this Bhutan itinerary for 7 days will be rounded off by a fun time of the hot stone bathing in the Aum Chencho Farm House.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tashi Namgay Resort or similar
Tiger's Nest, Bhutan
Tiger's Nest
Day 7 Departure from Paro
Your Bhutan tour package ends when our guide and driver pick you up at the hotel and see you off at the airport. Thanks for choosing our vacation package. Bon voyage!

Meals: Breakfast
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This trip can be customized to meet your individual needs!
Tour Prices
Christmas & 2024 Special: 12% off - Book before Dec 31, 2023
Travelers2 travelers3-5 travelers
Year RoundUSD2999 USD2639USD2929 USD2579
  • Prices are per person on twin sharing basis.
  • The prices in red reflect 12% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & upgrading to 4 or 5-star hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Service of professional English speaking guide
  • Service of private driver and air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for all tourist sites
  • Bottled water during the tour
  • All Government Royalty and Taxes
  • Bhutan Visa Fee
Price Excludes
  • International flight into and out of Bhutan
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
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