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
(8 Days)
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha

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

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

Multi-country Tours

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

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

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

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

Hiking and Wellness Tour of Bhutan & India
(14 Days)
Delhi, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro, Himalayas & Rishikesh

Highlights of Bhutan

(10 Days – Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha

On this private Bhutan tour, enjoy ample time to explore the best of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha with your private guide and driver. Highlights include a guided hike to iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery, touring the most interesting Buddhist temples and dzongs (fortresses), visiting the workshops of traditional artisans, seeing beautiful natural landscapes and staying at the best luxury lodges in Bhutan.

Begin in Paro, a picture-perfect Bhutanese town in a verdant river valley. During private touring, see Bhutanese cultural treasures in the National Museum, admire the views from Paro Dzong, visit important temples, and browse for locally made crafts and Buddhist items in the traditional wooden storefronts on Paro’s charming main street. Depending on your interests, touring can also include a biking excursion and a private Bhutanese archery lesson.

Continue to Thimphu, the bustling capital of Bhutan and one of the best places to experience Bhutanese heritage. During private touring, visit important Buddhist sites, local markets, crafts workshops (Buddhist thangkas, sculptures, weavings and more) and museums to learn about Bhutanese traditions and history. Artisans of Leisure will also arrange a visit to Tashichho Dzong, an impressive traditional fortress that’s the seat of the Bhutanese government, and, if desired, a meeting with a local astrologer, an important figure in Bhutanese daily life. Depending on your interests, touring can also include privately guided hikes to temples and monasteries in the foothills of the Himalayas, visiting a handmade paper factory, a private Bhutanese cooking lesson at a local home, a visit to the takin preserve to see Bhutan’s unusual national animal, watching an archery competition and private meditation sessions with monks.

Next, enjoy a scenic transfer through the mountains to Punakha, the ancient winter capital of Bhutan. Stop en route at Dochu La Pass to see its 108 chortens and take in views of the snow-capped Himalayas. Descend into Punakha, a subtropical valley filled with rhododendrons, banana plants and rice paddies. During private touring, visit Chimi Lhakhang fertility temple, enjoy peaceful walks through farming villages, light a butter lamp at a local Buddhist temple, tour stunning Punakha Dzong, visit a Buddhist nunnery in the hills and take a short hike to a hillside chorten with panoramic views. Depending on your interests, touring can also include hikes to mountain monasteries, blessings by monks, private river rafting, a tour of Wangdue Phodrang Dzong and other top activities around Punakha.

Return to Paro, and enjoy a privately guided excursion to Tiger's Nest, a breathtaking cliffside Buddhist monastery (also known as Taktsang Goemba) that’s a highlight of Bhutan. Upon request, we can arrange a traditional Bhutanese hot-stone bath—the perfect way to relax after the hike to Tiger’s Nest.

Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional activities during your private Bhutan tour, such as attending festivals, blessings by Buddhist monks, private meditation lessons, butter lamp lighting ceremonies at Buddhist temples, hiking tours and more.

A highlight of our private Bhutan tours is staying at incredible luxury lodges that offer the opportunity to experience traditional Bhutanese hospitality, design, cuisine and spa treatments, as well as spectacular views of the surrounding nature.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Paro

Business-class flight from Bangkok or Delhi. VIP arrival assistance and private transfer to Paro luxury lodge for 2 nights. Afternoon private tour

Day 2


Private full-day cultural touring and activities

Day 3

Paro – Thimphu

Private transfer to Thimphu luxury lodge for 3 nights with touring en route

Day 4


Private full-day cultural touring and activities

Day 5


Private full-day cultural touring and option for hiking

Day 6

Thimphu – Punakha

Private transfer to Punakha luxury lodge for 2 nights with touring en route

Day 7


Private full-day cultural touring and customized hiking and activities

Day 8

Punakha – Paro

Private transfer to Paro luxury lodge for 2 nights with touring en route

Day 9


Private hiking excursion to Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Day 10

Depart Paro

Private airport transfer for business-class flight to Bangkok or Delhi


COMO Uma Paro (first stay)
Amankora Paro (second stay)

Thimphu: Amankora Thimphu or Six Senses Thimphu
Punakha: Six Senses Punakha, Amankora Punakha or Pemako Punakha

$17,795 Per person (double occupancy)


Bhutan is beautiful and fascinating. Our guide and our driver are absolutely the A-Team! They are amazing. You got us the very best with these two.
~ S.F., Chicago, IL

Our trip to Thailand and Bhutan was terrific. We really appreciate that Artisans of Leisure’s staff is so knowledgeable about the destinations, and that your trips are so thorough. We feel that really benefited as a result.
~ A.R., New York, NY

Our tour of Southeast Asia and Bhutan was outstanding. It truly was the trip of a lifetime for us. I believe that you get what you pay for, and oh my gosh did you deliver!
~ G.G., Newtown Square, PA


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