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BT02: 5 Days Paro - Thimphu - Punakha - Paro

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 3-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Paro, Private transfer to Thimphu for city sightseeing
Paro airport is the only international airport in Bhutan, which is around 65 kilometers away from the capital city - Thimphu. Once your flight arrives at the airport, our guide will greet you there and transfer you to the hotel in Thimphu. On the way, you will see the Tamchog Lhakhang Iron Bridge.

After a short rest at the hotel, we will start the Bhutan itinerary for 5 days with visit to the National Memorial Chorten, and then the Buddha Dordenma Statue. It is 169 feet tall and located high atop a mountain, so it can be viewed from anywhere in the town. After that you will see the national animal Takin at the Sanctuary. Takin is a rare creature with the head of a goat and the body of a cow, which can only be seen in Bhutan. Then you will visit the Zilukha Nunnery and Thimphu Dzong (TashiChho Dzong). Timphu Dzong is a large fort originally built in the 13th century. Now it houses the government administration, King's office and a temple.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Tashi Yoedling (3 stars) or similar

Day 2: Private transfer from Thimphu to Punakha with stopover at Dochula Pass
Day 3: Drive back to Paro, Paro highlights tour with Kyichu Lhakhang
Day 4: Paro day tour with hiking to Taktsang
Day 5: Departure from Paro, Airport see-off
Tour Prices
Month1 traveler2 travelers3-5 travelers
Mar-May, Sep-Nov$1379$1319$1169
Jun-Aug, Dec-Feb$1169$1099$949
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfasts.
  • Lunches and dinners as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Service of professional English speaking guide.
  • Service of private driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Entrance fees for all tourist sites.
  • Bottled water during the tour.
  • All Government Royalty and Taxes.
  • Bhutan Visa Fee.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out of Bhutan.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
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Tour Reviews

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  • Jacobo J Treeby from the United KingdomPosted on January 02, 2020
    The hotels, vehicles and guides were all well-pleasing. My journey to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery located on a cliff was a quite exciting trek. Be sure to take photos of the amazing mountain views. The whole schedule was anticipated and I was satisfied with this 5-day Bhutan tour.
  • Rosemary Whiteley from USAPosted on December 05, 2019
    All of the guides were quite responsible & considerate... When we had meals in the hotel, they always asked us if we had any extra requirements for the food, and also asked if we were satisfied with the rooms. In short, the 5 days Bhutan tour was an unforgettable experience:)
    Every one of our group was very satisfied with their perfect service!!
  • Hanahata Mihoko from JapanPosted on November 01, 2019
    There was a very thoughtful tour guide impressing me deeply! She kept reminding us to be careful when we climbed the Tiger’s Nest. But there was still one member who accidentally twisted her ankle. The tour guide prepared the ointment and arranged for the driver to pick her up in advance. So warm and considerate!!
  • Wolf Thomas from ItalyPosted on September 29, 2019
    Bhutan was a land of beauty and seclusion. We were all immersed in the tranquil world!

    The 5 days Bhutan tour was very relaxing! Even there were many rugged mountain roads in some scenic spots. But our drivers were very professional. It was a relatively steady ride. We felt comfortable and at ease!
  • Joyce Sax from AustraliaPosted on July 31, 2019
    Everything in the whole journey was quite satisfactory! Impressively, we visited the National Animal Sanctuary. Takin was a strange creature with the head like a goat and the body like a cow, which was so unique and interesting! It was the Bhutan’s national animal, which was quite rare!
  • Gonzalo Alani from USAPosted on May 03, 2019
    Bhutan in my mind was mysterious! Its development was not advanced, but we saw the plain and honest from the eyes of the Bhutanese people.

    The journey was a little bumpy, but we were able to appreciate more beautiful natural scenery and the simple life of the locals at a slower pace. This was another harvest of this wonderful 5 days Bhutan trip besides stunning attractions…
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