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Tour Overview

  • ReferenceBOB05
  • Start Date05/02/2020
  • TypeGuided Tours
  • LocationBhutan
  • Departure CityPARO
  • End CityPARO
  • Cancellation policyUp to 24 hours
  • Durations 05 days 04 nights

Tour Description

Tour Includes

  • Audio guide
  • Breakfast
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • Special activities
  • Transport by air-conditioned

Tour Program

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DAY 01 - ARRIVE PARO TO THIMPHU (STAY AT DUSIT D2- D` LIGHT, THIMPHU)

Arrive Paro, meet assist at the airport & straight drive Thimphu, on arrival check in at Hotel. Thimphu- The capital town of Bhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. With the population of about 90,000 it is perhaps still the world’s only capital city without a traffic light. Afternoon an exploratory walk around Thimphu main street and market area. Night stay in Thimphu.

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DAY 02 – IN THIMPHU

After breakfast embark on a sightseeing tour of Thimpu including visit to BBS Tower or the view point, Memorial Chorten, SAARC Building, India House, Handicraft School, Memorial Chorten, Simtokha Dzong. Buddha Point (KuenselPhodrang). Located at a short drive from Thimphu city centre, visitors can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from the Buddha point (KuenselPhodrang). You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley. Textile Museum: is worth a visit to get to know the living national art of weaving. Exhibitions introduce the major weaving techniques, styles of local dress and textiles made by women and men. Night stay in Thimphu.

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DAY 03 – THIMPHU TO PARO ENROUTE DOCHULA PASS (STAY LE MERIDIEN, PARO)

After breakfast depart by surface to Paro. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Afternoon visit ChimiLhakhang (or walk through paddy fields and villages. This is total about 1.1/2 hour walk, including both way).The ChimiLhakhang, situated on a hillock in the centre of the valley, also known as the temple of fertility. It is widely believed that couples who do not have children and wanting one, if they pray at this temple, they are usually blessed with a child very soon. The trail leads across rice fields to the tiny settlement of Pana, meaning ‘field’. A walk through the village near the temple will give you rare glimpses into the daily life and lifestyle of the villagers. Tamchog Lhakhang (between Paro and Thimphu); built in the 13th century by Thangtong Gyalpo. He is also known as the Iron bridge builder. Situated on a hill top, we have to cross an ancient style bridge to reach the temple. It is owned by the descendants of Thangtong Gyalpo. Proceed to visit Ta Dzong, originally built as Watchtower, which now houses National Museum. The extensive collection includes antique thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons & armor, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts. Night stay in Paro.

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DAY 04 – IN PARO

After breakfast excursion to Taktshang Monastery (5hrs hike): It is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called ‘Tiger’s Nest’. This site has been recognized as a most sacred place and visited by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. On 19 April 1998, a fire severely damaged the main structure of building but now this Bhutanese jewel has been restored to its original splendor. Along the way, visit the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. The building of this temple marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan. Night stay in Paro.

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DAY 05 – DEPART FROM PARO

In time transfer to airport to board connecting flight for onward destination.

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  • Jamie says: June 11, 2020 at 9:34 am    Reply

    It was an absolutely wonderful trip in a beautiful country. Seeing so many things and having a safe experience in an unknown country. All the local guides were very knowledgeable about all the places we visited, our hotels and staff were excellent as we used all 5 star hotels. Overall excellent experience.

  • Kirsten says: June 11, 2020 at 9:37 am    Reply

    Getting close-up with spirituality, dissimilar cultures, nerve tingling history and wilderness of a different nature…this is a hotpot of Diverse Wonders…a tour that gets into your personal notepad so you could remember it down the years.

  • Jarrod says: June 11, 2020 at 9:42 am    Reply

    This is my second tour with Exotic Luxury Holiday. This time we looked at many options available online and found this lovely tour. Hotels were fabulous. Our guide was excellent. He went out of his way to make our tour a so special one. It was the highlight of this tour. This is a really very unique experience with so many interesting activities are included in this tour package. We enjoyed a memorable week with Exotic Luxury Holiday. Thank you very much for all your service.

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