Private luxury tours in Bhutan

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Luxury Bhutan Tours

Introduction to Bhutan
(6 Days)
Thimphu, Paro

A Week in Bhutan
(7 Days)
Thimphu, Punakha, Paro

Highlights of Bhutan
(10 Days)
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha

Essence of Bhutan
(9 Days)
Thimphu, Punakha, Paro

Romantic Bhutan
(12 Days)
Paro, Bumthang, Thimphu, Punakha

Journey Through Bhutan
(12 Days)
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Bumthang, Gangtey

Luxury Adventure Tour of Bhutan
(10 Days)
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha

Multi-country Tours

Discover Thailand & Bhutan
(12 Days)
Bangkok, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro, Chiang Mai

Best of the Himalayas: Bhutan, Nepal & Tibet
(13 Days)
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Kathmandu, Lhasa

Best of Bhutan & India
(16 Days)
Delhi, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur

Journey Through Burma & Bhutan
(14 Days)
Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake, Bangkok, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro

Essence of Nepal & Bhutan
(13 Days)
Kathmandu, Chitwan, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro

Journey Through Burma & Bhutan

(14 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake, Bangkok, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro

This is the ultimate cultural journey—two weeks in two of the world's most fascinating destinations.

Begin in the city of Yangon, with private city touring that includes the Shwedagon Pagoda, the Scott Market, the National Museum, and various neighborhoods that reflect the city's Burmese, British, Indian, Bangladeshi, and indigenous influences.

Next, fly to unforgettable, awe-inspiring Bagan, where thousands of pagodas and temples stretch from the Ayeyarwady River out across miles of arid plains. Tour the structures, built between the 11th and 13th centuries when Bagan was a major Buddhist center of Southeast Asia, and learn about the history carved in their layered facades, painted in their interior frescoes and sculpted in their Buddhist statues. Also visit local markets and villages. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can book a memorable hot air balloon ride over the temples as the sun rises. One evening, ride in a horse-drawn carriage through Bagan at sunset. Another night, take a sunset cruise on the river.
Continue to Inle Lake, home of the Intha people, and the surrounding countryside. Visit a vineyard to for a tasting of local Burmese wines. Take a canoe ride down Inle's canals, pass through floating villages built on stilts, and see how the Intha grow crops on reed islands. Visit local crafts villages to shop for distinctive textiles, ceramics and lacquerware, and tour In Dein, where ancient pagodas overlook the lake.

Spend a night in Yangon before departing for Bangkok, Thailand, for an overnight stay.

Next, fly to Bhutan and transfer to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. During comprehensive private touring, experience cultural highlights such as important Buddhist sites, local markets, and various museums specializing in textiles, folk heritage, and traditional arts and crafts. Artisans of Leisure will also arrange a meeting with a local astrologer, an important figure in Bhutanese daily life, as well as a visit to Tashichho Dzong, an impressive traditional fortress that houses the Bhutanese civil government. If desired, enjoy a private hike to rural villages and monasteries tucked into the foothills of the Himalayas. Upon request, we can also arrange for special experiences such as a private Bhutanese cooking lesson at a local home or a private meditation session with monks.

Next, enjoy a scenic transfer through the mountains to Punakha, the ancient winter capital of Bhutan. Stop en route at Dochula Pass to see its 108 chortens and take in views of the Himalayas. Descend into Punakha, a subtropical valley filled with rhododendrons, citrus trees and banana plants. During private touring, enjoy peaceful walks through rural farming villages, light a butter lamp at a local temple, opt to hike up a mountain for beautiful panoramic views of the valley, tour the stunning Punakha Dzong, and visit a Buddhist nunnery overlooking the valley. Accommodation will be at a luxurious hotel overlooking the Mo Chhu River set among rice terraces, chili and cabbage fields and traditional Bhutanese farmhouses.

The tour concludes in Paro, a picturesque town in a verdant river valley with a charming main street brimming with shops and cafes. During private touring, visit the National Museum, browse for locally made crafts and Buddhist items, and take an excursion to breathtaking Tiger's Nest, a cliffside Buddhist monastery that's a highlight of Bhutan. Also enjoy a private lesson in archery, Bhutan's national sport. Other activities can be incorporated based on your interests, such as yoga, a biking excursion, or traditional Bhutanese spa treatments.

Throughout the tour, enjoy flexible touring with your own guide and driver and accommodation at some of the world's most luxurious hotels. Upon request, we can incorporate activities such as overnight treks, meetings with local specialists, farm visits, monastery visits, soft-adventure activities (hiking, biking, archery, rafting or golf), shopping, cooking classes, blessings and meditations led by monks, and more.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Yangon
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 2 Yangon
Full-day private tour
Day 3 Yangon – Bagan
Transfer and flight to Bagan for 2 nights. Full-day private touring of ruins. Horse-drawn carriage ride at sunset
Day 4 Bagan
Full-day private touring in Bagan.Sunset boat cruise
Day 5 Bagan – Inle Lake
Transfer and flight to Inle Lake for 2 nights
Day 6 Inle Lake
Private touring around Inle Lake and In Dein
Day 7

Inle Lake – Yangon – Bangkok
Private transfer and flight to Yangon, connecting with flight to Bangkok. Private arrival transfer to hotel for overnight

Day 8 Bangkok – Paro – Thimphu, Bhutan
Private transfer to airport for business class flight to Bhutan. VIP arrival assistance and private transfer to Thimphu for 2 nights with touring en route
Day 9 Thimphu
Full-day private cultural touring
Day 10 Thimphu – Punakha
Private transfer to Punakha for 2 nights with touring en route
Day 11 Punakha
Private full-day gentle hikes and cultural touring
Day 12 Punakha – Paro
Private transfer to Paro for 2 nights with touring en route. Afternoon private tour
Day 13 Paro
Private tour of Paro including hike to Tiger's Nest
Day 14 Paro – Bangkok – Depart Thailand
Private airport transfer and business class flight back to Bangkok

Hotels
Yangon: The Strand or The Governor's Residence
Bagan: Aureum Palace or Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort
Inle Lake: Inle Princess Resort
Bangkok: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Thimphu: Amankora Thimphu or Taj Tashi
Punakha:

COMO Uma Punakha

Paro: COMO Uma Paro or Amankora Paro

Cost
$17,600 Per person (double occupancy)