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Bhutan Cultural Tour 7 Days

Bhutan Cultural Tour  
Trip Duration : 7 Days
Trek Length :
Trip Rating : Easy
Maximum Altitude : 10,168ft
Activity : Cultural tour
Lodging : Hotels
Transportation : by Vehicle and Flight
Begins & Ends : Paro
Best Season : March to May and September to November
Trip Date :
Land Cost :
Single Supp :
Group Size : 2-16 Persons

Destinations: Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Wangduephodrang.
Trip Rating: Easy (cultural tour with some hikes)
Best Season: March to May and September to November

High Season: March to May and September to November
These months are peak season in Bhutan and flight seats and other related services are very difficult to confirm. Full particulars of all participants should be provided at least 60 days in advance in order to hold all services on confirmed basis.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrive Paro (7,216ft)
On your arrival at Paro Airport, you will be received by your tour guide and escorted to Hotel Gangtey Palace. Lunch at the hotel. Rest and evening visit some stupas and monasteries in Paro.
Overnight at hotel in Paro.

Day 2 Full Day Paro Sightseeing
Breakfast at hotel, then visit the National Museum, the Paro Rinpung
Dzong, the Dungtse Lhakhang and the Drugyal Dzong.
Overnight at hotel in Paro.

Day 3 Paro-Thimphu (7,872ft)
Breakfast at hotel, and drive to Thimphu for two and half hours. Visit Simtokha Dzong en route. This is the oldest Dzong in the country and hosts the monastic body and school. Check into hotel. Lunch at a local eatery in town.
Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.

Day 4 Thimphu
Bbreakfast at hotel and visit the week end market which is one of the highlights of Thimphu. All the locals come together once a week to do their weekly vegetable shopping. A good place to find some great bargains on textiles and handicrafts.

Lunch either at the hotel or in town

Visit the Memorial Chorten, the National Library, the Painting and Arts school, the Textile Museum, the Folk heritage museum, the handicrafts emporium, the Sangyegang view point and the TashichoDzong. Overnight at Hotel Yeedzin.

Day 5 Punakha (4,002ft)
Drive to Punakha (77kms and the drive takes about 3 hours). On the way, stop at Dochula pass (3100m) to view the most beautiful view of the entire Eastern Himalayan mountain range. Check in at hotel Meri Phuensum.
After lunch, visit the Punakha Dzong, take a short hike to the beautiful Khamsum Yule Namgyel monastery.

Day 6 Wangduephodrang Tour (4,474ft) and to Paro
After breakfast, visit Wangduephodrang, which is about 13kms from Punakha. Visit the Wangdi Dzong, which is a smaller Dzong, but quite old; next visit Wangdi town, and drive to Paro. Evening, take a leisurely stroll in the Paro town.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 7 Depart Paro (7,216ft)
Early breakfast at the hotel, drive to Paro International Airport to connect your flight to onward destination. We will help you until you depart Paro.

Tour Cost Includes:

  • Six nights accommodation in quality hotels in Bhutan on twin sharing
  • (lodging is based on local Bhutanese standards and quality properties are used)
  • full-board meal plan (3 meals a day)
  • all ground transportation including arrival and departure
  • English speaking local tour guide throughout the trip
  • Royalty and taxes to the government, riding ponies and pack animals on treks
  • Entrance fees to temples and monasteries visited.

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • Visa fees US$20 per person and Bhutan Tourism Development Fee (TDF) US$10 per person payable directly on arrival at Paro Airport Immigration
  • international airfares and departure tax
  • personal travel and medical insurance
  • alcoholic and soft beverages, telephone, laundry and tips
  • Festival surcharge US$30 per night per person based on number of nights at the festival
  • Charges for delays caused by situations beyond our control such as bad weather, natural disasters, civil unrest, and emergency rescue costs.

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