$2787


*per person on twin sharing

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Hotels & Pricing
  • Terms

Overview


Bhutan, popularly known as “the land of the Thunder Dragon” is one of the most prominent travel destinations. The remarkable beauty of the nation attracts thousands of people every year. The exotic and enticing tourist spot is mythical Buddhist kingdom was opened to limited tourism only three decades ago. Visiting Bhutan is a refreshing experience. You get a chance to explore a tradition and culture that has been preserved through the centuries. From religious festivals to a celebration on a farm or a game of archery, become a part of it all. This is true interactive travel.

Highlights


  • Experience the mesmerizing beauty of nature
  • Get rid from daily life hustle and bustle
  • Visit beautiful hills and silvery rivers
  • Explore the National Library, the Institute for Zorig Chusum, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum etc.

DETAILED ITINERARY


Day 01: Arrive Paro

On your arrival at Paro airport, our representative will transfer you to Thimphu (55 km, approx 1.1/2 hours drive) the modern capital town of Bhutan. The green walls of the hills are known as gateways to Bhutan from the plains of India rise ever higher as the plane flies north towards the Tibetan border. Silvery rivers rush along the valleys, waterfalls plunge down the forested mountainsides, and to the north, the great snow-capped peaks of the inner Himalayas rise up to the heavens. Farm houses dot the hillsides on either side of the plane. As the aircraft enters the Paro valley, look down and you will see the Paro Dzong on the hillside overlooking Paro Chu (river) with Ta Dzong, formerly a watchtower and now the National Museum, above it. Overnight stay at the hotel in Thimphu.


(Lunch and Dinner)


Day 02: Thimphu

After having the breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour in Thimphu valley. Explore some of the great sights including the National Library, the Institute for Zorig Chusum, later visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions. After lunch, visit King's Memorial Chorten continuously circumambulated by people, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. Then, visit the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts shops, to browse through example of Bhutan's fine traditional arts. Here you can buy hand-woven textiles, thangkha paintings, masks, ceramics, slate and wood carvings, jewellery, interesting items made from local materials. Overnight stay at the hotel in Thimphu.


(Breakfast and Dinner)


Day 03: Thimphu

After the breakfast, take a short drive towards the northern end of the town to visit Changangkha Lhakhang: It is a fortress like temple and monastic school perched on a ridge above Thimphu, south of Motithang. The central statue here is Chenrezig in a manifestation with 11 heads. From temple courtyard, there is fascinating view of Thimphu valley. Continue on to BBS Tower for a fascinating view of Thimphu valley, visit Mini zoo or Takin Preserve - the Takin is the national animal of Bhutan. Also visit Anim Dratshang (nunnery) at Drubthob Goemba. On the way back to town visit Trashichhodzong: this impressive fortress/monastery houses Secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and various government offices. Overnight stay at the hotel in Thimphu.


(Breakfast and Dinner)


Day 04: Thimphu/ Punakha

After having your breakfast, drive to Dochu-la pass (3,088m/ 10,130 ft) stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If the sky is clear, the following peaks can be seen from this pass (left to right): Masagang, Tsendagang, Terigang, Jejegangphugang, Kangphugang, Zongphugang, table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana - finally Gangkar puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m. Later visit the Punakha Dzong, Built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. After that drive to Wangduephodrang, and visit Dzong and local market. Overnight stay at the hotel in Punakha.


(Breakfast and Dinner)


Day 05: Punakha

After the breakfast, excursion to Chimi Lhakhang, situated on a hillock in the centre of the valley. It is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley, who in the late 15th century used humour, songs and outrageous behaviour to dramatise his teachings and due to this also known as ‘Divine Madman’. This temple is 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. It is about 30 minute walk across field from the road to the temple. The trail leads across rice fields to the tiny settlement of Pana, meaning ‘field’. It then follows a tiny stream downhill to Yoaka and across more fields before making a short climb to Chimi Lhakhang. Afternoon explore Punakha locan market and town. Overnight stay at the hotel.


(Breakfast and Dinner)


Day 06: Punakha / Paro

After breakfast, drive to Paro en route visit Simtokha Dzong. This dzong, built in 1627 is the oldest in Bhutan. It now houses the Institute for Language and Culture Studies. Afternoon in Paro , visit Ta Dzong, once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan’s National Museum in 1968. Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong. Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam. Overnight stay at the hotel in Paro.


(Breakfast and Dinner)


Day 07: Paro

After having the breakfast, drive to the valley to view the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong. Then take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery hence it is called “Tiger’s Nest”. The excursion to the monastery takes about 5 hours for round trip. While return to Paro town visit en route Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. Overnight stay at the hotel in Paro.


(Breakfast and Dinner)


Day 08: Depart Paro

After the breakfast at the hotel, drive to the airport to board the flight for you onward journey.


(Breakfast )


HOTELS & PRICING


  Validity : Till 13th Nov 2015



  Hotels Included In Package

Hotel Name

Location

Hotel Class

Dhey Kyed Resort Paro 4 STAR
Hotel Zangtho PelriPunakha 3 STAR
Hotel Pedling Thimphu3 STAR


  Price Details In Package

No of Person @ Price

Hotel Class

Transport

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Per Person on twin sharing @ 2787 AUD3 STARINNOVA NON ACEnquiry

Cost Includes

  • Return Trip Airfare in Economy Class from Melbourne, Australia – Paro, Bhutan– Melbourne, Australia (including taxes).
  • Transportation and sightseeing as per the group Size (Air conditioned)
  • Hotels Class as mentioned in the program
  • English Speaking Guide
  • 01 Bottle Mineral water per day per person
  • All Applicable Taxes


Cost Excludes

  • Any insurance
  • Any tip, such as, at hotel/resort/restaurants, at restaurants outside, to the guides, to the Drivers/assistants, and to the mahouts.
  • Entrance ticket/fee to the monuments
  • Any item of personal nature, such as drinks (alcoholic/non-alcoholic), laundry, the telephone calls etcetera.
  • Any still camera, digital camera and video camera fee. (To be paid on the spot.)


Terms



  • All Prices given are in Australian Dollar (AUD).
  • Your Australian departure tax is included in the cost of your ticket.
  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Australia – Paro, Bhutan – Melbourne, Australia including taxes.
  • Service Confirmation is subject to availability at the time of reservations.
  • Prices can vary depending on availability of the service and change in the number of passengers.
  • Any changes in the quotation will be communicated to you and booking will proceed only after your confirmation.
  • Surcharges may be applicable over and above the tour price. At the time of booking or prior to confirmation, the same will be advised.
  • We will require 10% and balance payment prior 45 days, before departure of the tour.
  • All activities, sightseeing, and other optional tour/ services/rides, if left unutilized or partially utilized by choice or due to other uncontrollable situations /weather / time constraint, any other circumstances are not subject to any refund.
  • Prices or rates quoted to you in the itinerary are calculated at the prevailing prices and are subject to change without any prior notice in the case of the currency fluctuation increase in the cost of fuel charges, sudden change in any related hotel tariff, air/ rail/ bus/ entry ticket cost increase or transport cost increase due to change of route, change in any related government tax structure, alteration of itinerary program or change in the number of the tour members necessitated by factors beyond our control before the date of departure or even during the tour. Whatever applicable all such increases must be paid in full before departure.

Child Policy

  • Children below 5 years are complimentary in parents’ room without extra bed.
  • Milk/Food for infant or Children below 5 years chargeable on direct payment at hotel


Baggage Allowances

Ensure to confirm your Baggage Allowance at the time of booking.

General Baggage Allowance on International Flights excluding low cost carrier.

  • First Class: 40 kg free baggage allowance per person.
  • Business Class: 30 kg free baggage allowance per person.
  • Economy Class: 20 kg free baggage allowance per person.


Cancellation Policy

  • For whatever reasons, if you want to cancel the booking, make sure to intimate us in writing. We are constrained to levy the following cancellation charges as per the company policy.


Cancellation Charges Per Person

  • 30 days or more prior to the departure of the holiday/ tour, taken non-refundable advance will be charged.
  • Tickets bought on promotion may be 100 % non changeable and non refundable. The validity of the ticket will be restrictive.
  • 30 to 15 days prior to the departure of the holiday/ tour, 50% of the package cost.
  • 14 to 07 days prior to the departure of the holiday/ tour 75% of the package cost.
  • 07 to 01 days prior to the departure of the holiday/ tour 100% of the package cost.
  • In case of no information 100% of the package cost.


Reconfirmations

  • We recommend you to confirm your flight with the local airline office at least 72 hours prior to departure. Failure to reconfirm may result in the cancellation of some reservations. For Special request (hotel confirmation, meal and seat preference, special assistance, wheel chair request) are subject to airline confirmation and need to reconfirm from agency at least 72 hours prior to the departure.


Travel Insurance

  • We strongly recommend Travel Insurance. The premium is calculated on the number of days you will be away, however it is important that the policy be taken out when the booking is made, to cover any cancellation penalties that may apply from that time. If the insurance is not with us, a charge of $50 will be applicable for any paperwork requested.


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