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Classic Bhutan Tour

TBT02: 5 Days Private Tour of Paro - Thimphu - Punakha - 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
Once your flight arrives at the airport, our guide will warmly welcome and greet you, and then transfer you to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan by car. The ride takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes, and we will pass some local farmhouses and villages along the road.

When reaching Thimphu, the guide will directly send you to the hotel and help you check in. After that, he or she will lead you to enjoy lunch and then start the 5 days Bhutan itinerary with visit to Buddha Dordenma Statue and National Memorial Chorten. Then we will visit Royal Takin Preserve to see the National Animal of Bhutan- Takin. Next, we will have a short visit to Zilukha Nunnery and Tashi Chho Dzong. Tashi Chho Dzong was first built in 1216 A.D. by Lama Gyalwa Lhanangpa. Later, we will stroll around Thimphu town. Tonight, enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Tashi Yoedling or similar
Day 2 Thimphu - Punakha
Today we will drive to Punakha, the former capital city of the country to continue our Bhutan itinerary 5 days. The ride takes about 3 hours. En route, we will stop at Dochula Pass to admire the 108 grand stupas. Then move on to visit Chimmi Lhakhang, also called "the temple of fertility". It is a sacred place, particularly for women seeking blessings to have children. Then, we will drive to Punakha Dzong, built in the 17th century, a masterpiece which is located in a very beautiful place with a river flowing under the monastery. It was the seat of Bhutan's government until 1955 before the capital was moved to Thimphu. Also, we will visit the nearby Suspension Bridge spanning the Mo Chu River. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay upon arrival at the hotel in Punakha.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Lobesa Lodge or similar
Dochula Pass, Bhutan
Dochula Pass
Punakha Dzong, Punakha
Punakha Dzong
Day 3 Punakha - Paro
We will drive back to Paro after finishing the breakfast, which will take about 4-5 hours. Today's sightseeing tour starts from Paro Dzong, also named Rinpung Dzong. It is one of the most impressive dzongs in Bhutan and the finest example of Bhutanese architecture. It was built in 1644 as a fortress and Buddhist temple, and is now the local religious administrative center. The annual Paro Tshechus, held here in spring, is the most important local religious festival and attracts thousands of visitors. Then, we will visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum of Bhutan, which now houses over 3,000 pieces of art treasures. Our next destination is the Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan where the royal family's most important celebrations are held.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tashi Namgay Resort or similar
Day 4 Paro Hiking
This morning's private tour is scheduled to visit the Taktsang (Tiger's Nest), the highlight of your 5 days trip to Bhutan. It has long been recognized as a holy place as it was said that in the 8th century, the Guru Rinpoch flew to the site of the monastery on the back of a tiger and then meditated in a cave here. This site is located in the rocky cliffs over 900 meters above the floor of Paro Valley. It is about a two-hour strenuous hike to get there, however, it is worthwhile for the spectacular view and historical interest. After that we go to the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, which was built to honor the memory of Bhutan's victory over the Tibetan invaders. On a clear day, you can appreciate the stunning distant view of Mt. Chomolhari behind the ruins. Our last stop of the day is to visit Aum Chencho Farm house, a typical local farmhouse where you can have some homemade wine and chat with the family members to know their daily life and customs. If you are interested, we can also arrange you a one-night stay at the farmhouse.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tashi Namgay Resort or similar
Tiger's Nest, Paro
Tiger's Nest
Day 5 Departure from Paro
Your 4 nights 5 days Bhutan tour comes to an end today. After breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport and see you off. Hope you have a nice trip home!

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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This trip can be customized to meet your individual needs!
Tour Prices
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  • Prices are per person on twin sharing basis.
  • 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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