(8 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Paro, Thimphu, Punakha
This tour is a luxurious, perfect overview of Bhutan, visiting Paro, Thimphu and Punakha.
Begin with comprehensive touring in Paro, a resort town. Visit the National Museum, explore the surrounding valleys, and visit Tiger's Nest, a breathtaking monastery clinging to a cliff that is one of the most important icons of Bhutan. Other options include shopping for crafts and Himalayan and Buddhist items, a private archery lesson, a biking excursion, or simply relaxing and enjoying traditional Bhutanese spa treatments.
Next, enjoy a beautiful drive to Thimphu, Bhutan's charming capital. Enjoy comprehensive touring of Thimphu’s many cultural attractions and important Buddhist highlights. Meet local people, learn about local traditions, explore a bustling market, and visit various small museums specializing in textiles, folk heritage, and traditional Bhutanese arts and crafts. Other activities can be incorporated based on your interests, such as a private day hike to rural villages and monasteries, a private Bhutanese cooking lesson at a local home, a meeting with a Bhutanese astrologer, or a private meditation session with monks.
Continue your drive through the mountains, passing the 108 stupas, to Punakha, the ancient winter capital, located in a sub-tropical area where rhododendron and magnolia bloom and orange and banana trees flourish. Relax at your luxurious farmhouse-style resort, set among rice terraces, chili and cabbage fields and traditional Bhutanese farmhouses. Enjoy a peaceful walk through rural farming villages, receive a blessing from a monk, opt to hike up a mountain for beautiful panoramic views of the valley, and visit the stunning Punakha Dzong.
Flight from Bangkok or India. Arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Private afternoon tour
Private hiking excursion to Tiger’s Nest
Paro – Thimphu
Private transfer to Thimphu for 2 nights with afternoon touring
Private full-day cultural touring
Thimphu – Punakha
Private transfer to Punakha for 2 nights with afternoon touring
Private full-day gentle hikes and cultural touring
Punakha – Paro
Private transfer to Paro for 1 night
Private airport transfer and onward flight
Aman Paro (first stay) and Uma Paro (second stay)
Taj Tashi, Thimphu
Amankora Punakha or Uma Punakha
Per person (double occupancy)
Optional supplement for business class airfare: $350 pp
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All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.
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