Enchanting Bhutan

Daily departure available.
Validity: Upon Request 2017
Cities:
Duration: 5 days 4 nights

1599
Land Only

Day 1:  Arrive Paro [Lunch/Dinner]
Upon your arrival in Paro, you will be met by our representative at the airport. After a warm welcome you will be escorted to your hotel. 
After lunch, visit the National Museum (Ta Dzong), which houses an interesting assortment of costumes, artifacts, thangkha paintings and world-renowned stamps, bringing alive the history of Bhutan. Also visit Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong), the political and religious centre of Paro district, built in the 17th century.
[Paro altitude: 2,250M]
Day 2:  Discover Paro / Drive to Thimphu (55 km / 2 hours) [Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner]
Early this morning, hike to Taktshang Monastery, popularly known as Tiger’s Nest, perched on a cliff, overlooking Paro valley. Return trip hike takes approximately 5 hours; alternatively, if you don’t wish to hike, you may ride a pony. This is one of the most sacred sites of Bhutan, visited by all Buddhist at least once in their lifetime. The climb is steep, so en-route you may stop for refreshments at a local cafeteria, located halfway up the trail overlooking ‘Tiger’s Nest’. Once we reach the Tiger’s Nest, enjoy the beautiful views and waterfall along with a visit to the monastery.
Then, we visit the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, built in the 17th century to commemorate the Bhutanese victory over Tibetans. Nearby visit a traditional Bhutanese farm house which offers an insight into the everyday lifestyle of local people
Drive on to visit the temple of Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of Bhutan, built in the 7th century.
Late afternoon embark on a scenic drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan and home to Bhutan’s royal family, government offices, and various foreign missions. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for overnight stay.
[Thimphu altitude: 2,350M]
Day 3:  Day in Thimphu [Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner]
Today, enjoy discovering the serene and beautiful city of Thimphu, world’s only capital city without traffic lights. Visit Tashichho Dzong, the beautiful medieval fortress which houses most of the Government offices and the King’s throne room.
Then visit the Folk Heritage and National Textile Museum and Bhutanese traditional handmade paper factory. Also visit the National Library, which houses a wonderful collection of Buddhist text and manuscripts. 
After lunch visit Handicrafts Emporium which offer a wide assortment of beautifully handcrafted products, including the splendid Thangkas paintings and exquisitely woven textiles for which Bhutan is famous.
Then drive to National Memorial Chorten, the stupa built in the memory of Bhutan’s Third King who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside this monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy.
[Thimphu altitude: 2,350M]
Day 4:  Thimphu – Dochu-la pass (25 km / 1 Hour) - Paro (80 km / 3 hours) [Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner]
This morning drive to Dochu-la pass (3080m) that heralds the most enchanting views of Bhutan. Take a photo stop and enjoy some light refreshments whilst enjoying breathtaking Himalayan views.
Later embark on return drive to Paro.
En route visit Simtokha Dzong, one of the oldest fortress of the Kingdom which now houses the school for religious and cultural studies.
[Paro altitude: 2,250M]
Day 5: Paro/Departure [Breakfast]
This morning, you will be transferred to the airport, to catch your flight to onward destination.

DateTwin Share*Single Supplement
Jan-Feb; Jun-Aug; Dec$1599$349
Mar-May; Sep-Nov$1849$399

Price includes:

•    Accommodation on twin sharing basis in Standard Hotels
•    Meals (Breakfast, lunch & Dinner)
•    Meeting and assistance on arrival and departures
•    Chauffeured air-conditioned vehicles for all transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours
•    English speaking accompanying guide for sightseeing & excursion tours
•    Monument entrance fees
•    Return airport transfer
•    All currently applicable taxes
•    Bhutan visa fees, tourism development fees, government royalty, road permits and taxes

 

Price excludes:

•    Insurance and all other personal expenses
•    Local payments in domestic currency, tips and gratuties (Suggested at USD10 per passenger per activity day)
•    Domestic / International air tickets
•    Any other services not mentioned in Price Inclusions above

Price is based on per person twin share. Package prices are based on minimum TWO people traveling.  Prices and schedules are subject to change without prior notice.  Deviation/amendment Fee and restrictions will be applied.  Please contact Silk Holidays for details.

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-*The prices above are per person in CAD and based on minimum of 2 passengers travelling.
- The right of tour price adjustment is being reserved due to significant foreign exchange fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike.
- Surcharges may apply during festivals (especially in Feb, Mar, Apr, and Sep - to be confirmed at time fo booking)

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