Luxurious Bhutan Tour - 7 Days

Duration: 7 Days   |   Based on 9 Reviews   |  
  • Destination: Bhutan
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: 5 Star Hotel
  • Group Size: 2+
  • Max Elevation: 2,350 m
  • Single Supplement: US$150

Embark on a journey to the mystical kingdom of Bhutan, where tradition meets luxury, and serene landscapes unfold like pages of an ancient tale. Our 7-day Luxurious Bhutan Tour is meticulously crafted to offer you an unparalleled experience, combining opulent accommodations, cultural immersion, and breathtaking scenery. From the vibrant capital of Thimphu to the tranquil valleys of Punakha and the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery in Paro, every moment is designed to enchant and captivate. Indulge in the seamless blend of Bhutanese hospitality and refined luxury as you explore the Land of the Thunder Dragon.

Additionally, you can expect personalized attention and support from our team, as we prioritize your satisfaction and comfort. Our comprehensive services aim to make your 7 Days - Luxurious Bhutan Tour not only memorable but also stress-free.

The value of comprehensive services extends beyond the itinerary, providing you with peace of mind and allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Bhutan. From the moment you arrive at Paro International Airport to your departure, our commitment to your well-being and satisfaction ensures a seamless and enriching travel experience.

This luxurious 7-day Bhutan tour provides a perfect blend of cultural exploration, scenic beauty, and relaxation, ensuring a memorable and indulgent experience in the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Adjustments and customizations can be made based on specific preferences and interests.

Highlights

Luxury Accommodations:

Immerse yourself in the lap of luxury with stays at premier hotels such as Taj Tashi in Thimphu, Uma Punakha riverside resort, and Zhiwa Ling Heritage in Paro. Experience Bhutanese hospitality at its finest.


Cultural Exploration:

Delve into Bhutan's rich cultural tapestry with visits to Tashichho Dzong, the National Memorial Chorten, and Kyichu Lhakhang. Engage with local artisans, explore traditional markets, and witness the timeless beauty of Bhutanese arts and crafts.


Scenic Drives and Dochula Pass:

Traverse the breathtaking landscapes of Bhutan with luxurious private transfers. Enjoy the scenic drive through the Dochula Pass, offering panoramic views of the Himalayas.


Punakha Dzong:

Explore the architectural masterpiece of Punakha Dzong, set against the picturesque backdrop of the Punakha Valley. Marvel at the blend of history and natural beauty.


Private Dining Experiences:

Indulge in private dining experiences featuring Bhutanese and international cuisines. Savor gourmet meals with panoramic views of valleys and rivers.


Tiger's Nest Monastery Hike:

Undertake a guided hike to the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery. Enjoy a gourmet picnic amidst the stunning surroundings, followed by a spa relaxation session.
 

Cultural Shows and Festivals:

Attend cultural shows and, depending on the timing, witness Bhutan's vibrant festivals like Thimphu Tshechu and Paro Tshechu for an immersive cultural experience.
 

Tailored Leisure and Shopping:

Enjoy leisurely moments exploring the towns of Thimphu and Paro. Experience personalized shopping and discover unique Bhutanese treasures.
Farewell Dinner with Cultural Performance:

Conclude your luxurious Bhutan tour with a farewell dinner featuring traditional Bhutanese performances, a perfect culmination of your journey.

Itinerary

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Arrival:

Welcome to Paro International Airport, where you'll be greeted by our representative.

Transfer to Thimphu:

Enjoy a comfortable private transfer to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.

Luxury Accommodation:

Check into your luxurious accommodation, such as the Taj Tashi or similar.

Welcome Dinner:

Indulge in a welcome dinner featuring Bhutanese delicacies at a fine dining restaurant.

  • Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
  • Meals: All Standard Meals
  • Place: Thimphu

Breakfast:

Start your day with a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel.

Cultural Exploration:

Explore cultural landmarks like Tashichho Dzong, the National Memorial Chorten, and the National Library.

Luxury Spa Experience:

Enjoy an afternoon of relaxation with a spa session at the hotel.

Fine Dining:

Experience a gourmet dinner at one of Thimphu's top restaurants.

  • Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
  • Meals: All Standard Meals
  • Place: Thimphu

Scenic Drive:

Travel in luxury to Punakha, enjoying the scenic drive through the Dochula Pass.

Punakha Dzong:

Explore Punakha Dzong, one of Bhutan's most beautiful fortresses.

Luxury Riverside Accommodation:

Check into a luxurious riverside resort like Uma Punakha.

Private Dinner:

Indulge in a private dinner with a view of the Punakha Valley.

  • Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
  • Meals: All Standard Meals
  • Place: Punakha

Chimi Lhakhang Visit:

Visit Chimi Lhakhang, the fertility temple, before heading back to Paro.

Luxury Accommodation in Paro:

Check into your luxury accommodation in Paro, such as the Zhiwa Ling Heritage.

Evening at Leisure:

Spend a leisurely evening exploring the charming town of Paro.

  • Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
  • Meals: All Standard Meals
  • Place: Paro

Tiger's Nest Hike:

Embark on a guided hike to the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery.

Gourmet Picnic:

Enjoy a gourmet picnic with breathtaking views during the hike.

Spa Relaxation:

After the hike, pamper yourself with a spa treatment back at the hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
  • Meals: All Standard Meals
  • Place: Paro

Kyichu Lhakhang Visit:

Explore Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan's oldest temples.

Cultural Experiences:

Visit local markets, interact with artisans, and immerse yourself in Bhutanese culture.

Farewell Dinner:

Conclude your luxurious Bhutan tour with a farewell dinner featuring a cultural show.

  • Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
  • Meals: All Standard Meals
  • Place: Paro

Leisure Morning:

Spend the morning at leisure, perhaps indulging in some last-minute shopping.

Airport Transfer:

Transfer to Paro International Airport for your departure.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Place: Paro
Customize My Trip

What to Expect

  • Arrival and Departure:

          All ground transport in a private vehicle, ensuring a smooth journey from airport arrivals to hotel departures.

  • Accommodation During the Trip:

          5 Star Hotel/Resorts on Twin/Double sharing basis

         Standaraderd Options: If you would like to stay in other standard hotels/resorts, please contact us at [email protected]

  • Sightseeing Fees & Visa:

          All entrance fees to museums and monuments along with your Bhutanese Tourist Visa fee is also included.

  • Meals During the Tour:

        Enjoy the culinary delights of Bhutan with full board meals. Standard breakfast, lunch, dinner, along with tea and snacks, to keep you energized throughout the journey.

  • Transportation:

      All ground transportation is taken care of in a private vehicle, ensuring convenience and comfort as per the itinerary.

  • Staff Salary and Allowance:

     All the staffs daily wages, salary, equipment, food, and clothing are all covered.

  • Guide for the Tour:

      Licensed and experienced English-speaking Bhutanese Professional tour guides accompany you, providing insights and making your journey informative and enjoyable.

  • Water During Tour:

      Stay hydrated with complimentary mineral drinking water provided during the tour.

  • Government Taxes:

        All government taxes and official expenses are covered, ensuring a transparent and hassle-free experience.

  • International Airfare:

        The international flight airfare (to and from Paro) is not included. For flight bookings, please contact us at [email protected].

  • Insurance Policy:

       Travel Insurance, covering trip cancellation, interruption, medical treatment, and repatriation, is not included in above price. Travel Insurance is highly recommended for your peace of mind.

  • Personal Expenses:

      Telephone calls, internet usage, laundry services, soft drinks, beers, and any alcoholic beverages are not part of the package.

  • Filming:

           Any special filming, camera, and drone permit fees are not included.

  • For Private and Customize Trip:

         Please contact us directly to discuss and personalize your trip according to your preferences.
         Contact us at [email protected] for more details.

  • Tips:

        Tipping for the guide and driver is expected but not compulsary.

  • Extra:

         Any additional services, activities, or personal expenses not mentioned in the itinerary are not included. 

PRICES & DATES

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27 Mar, 2024 - 02 Apr, 2024LimitedUS$4900Book now
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Useful Information

Important Information for Bhutan Travel

Traveling to Bhutan:
Druk Air, the national airline of Bhutan, operates flights to Paro from various cities including Bangkok, Kolkata, Dhaka, Kathmandu, and New Delhi. Bhutan International Airport in Paro serves as the entry point, with a departure tax of Ngultrum (Nu) 300, approximately US$ 7, applicable for all destinations.
Overland entry and exit are possible through the Indian state of West Bengal into Phuntsholing in southwest Bhutan. Phuntsholing is a 4-hour drive from Bagdogra, the nearest Indian airport, and a 6-7 hour drive from both Gangtok (Sikkim) and Darjeeling. The journey from Phuntsholing to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, takes around 6 hours.
Note: Flight expenses are not included in the trip cost and vary based on flight sectors. Druk Air offers flights from multiple locations, and it is recommended to book flights to Bangkok due to daily flights to and from Paro.

Accommodations:
Luxurious hotels will be provided throughout the entire trip.

Meals:
All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are inclusive during your stay in Bhutan. Hotels offer a variety of cuisine, including Indian, Chinese, and continental options. Non-vegetarian dishes such as pork, beef, chicken, and fish are widely available. It is advisable to consult with the hotel or restaurant for recommendations on fresh and seasonal dishes.

Water Facilities:
Mineral water will be supplied throughout the trip.

Transportation:
Shepherd Holidays will arrange private transportation for the entire journey.

Trip Start Dates:
The trip will be organized on dates specified by you. Contact us for a customized departure date.

Group Leader:
Shepherd Holidays will provide a trained travel guide for your group. The emphasis is on experienced, courteous, and helpful leaders who are knowledgeable about local culture, ecosystems, flora, fauna, geography, and history.

Payment of Balance Amount:
The remaining trip balance can be settled in our office upon your arrival or through online payment before your arrival.

Vouchers:
If you have purchased a voucher, please confirm your preferred tour date at least 30 days in advance. Provide your redemption code and voucher number via the provided link.

Bhutan Passport and Visas:
Clients must possess a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months' validity from the return date. Visa applications for Bhutan need to be submitted to Shepherd Holidays at least 30 days before departure.

Bhutan Travel Group Size:
Private tours to Bhutan organized by Shepherd Holidays have no specific minimum or maximum group size. Travelers can choose any tour package and travel with friends, family, or colleagues.

Personal Travel Insurance:
It is strongly advised to obtain personal travel insurance covering baggage loss, medical expenses, trip cancellation, helicopter evacuation, and other emergencies. If without travel insurance, a credit card with a minimum US$5000 balance is required.

Trip Extensions/Add-Ons:
If you wish to extend your trip, Shepherd Holidays can organize additional tours to India and Tibet, as well as various trekking and activities in Nepal, including Everest Trek, Annapurna Trek, Manaslu Trek, Peak Climbing, and Nepal Tours.

 

 

Dear Travel Enthusiasts,

Embarking on a journey to the mesmerizing kingdom of Bhutan? Here's a key tip to ensure a seamless experience: independent travel is a no-go in Bhutan. Fear not, for we are here to guide you every step of the way!

Why Book with Us:

No Independent Travel:

Bhutan has unique regulations, and solo adventures are a road less traveled. But worry not – we've got your back!

Hassle-Free Planning:

Booking with us means leaving the logistics to the experts. From visas to cozy accommodations, reliable transportation, and expert guides – we handle it all.

Your Personal Touch:

Our suggested itinerary is a canvas waiting for your brushstrokes. Customize it to your preferences, ensuring an extraordinary adventure crafted just for you.

 

Prepare for an extraordinary journey through Bhutan, where every moment is curated for your delight. Let's make this trip uniquely yours!

Testimonials

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    Sophia, United States

    Bhutan trip: my dream fulfilled

    Embarking on the 7-day luxurious Bhutan trip was a dream fulfilled. From the awe-inspiring Tiger's Nest to the warm hospitality of the Bhutanese people, every moment was enchanting. Accommodations were beyond of my expection and cultural immersion created an experience beyond compare. Thank you team Shepherd. 

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    Léa M, France

    I liked Bhutan's untouched beauty

    Bhutan unfolded its wonders during the 7-day tour. We went to Bhutan after conducting our trip in Nepal. Both Himalayan kingdoms are perfect for natural wonders. I liked Bhutan's untouched beauty. They have saved the nature very well. Thank you Shepherd Holidays for advise to make this journey. Highly recommended. A journey that embraced both the opulence and authenticity of Bhutan.

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    Javier Pena, Spain

    Bhutan Tour, The expertly planned itinerary

    Opting for the 7-day Bhutan tour elevated my Bhutan experience. It was actually my wife's selection. The expertly planned itinerary, perfect accommodations, and the warmth of Bhutanese culture created memories I'll treasure. A perfect blend of comfort and adventure.

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    Kai Anya, Germany

    Wonderful Bhutan

    This Bhutan luxury tour was a revelation of beauty and tranquility. From the breathtaking monasteries to the luxury stays, every element was thoughtfully curated. A journey that combined relaxation with cultural richness.tour was a symphony of luxury and cultural discovery. The rich history, warm hospitality, and the comfort of luxurious stays created. Thank you team for making our journey wonderful. 

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    Carlos San, United States

    Bhutan's beauty, both natural and cultural, was truly captivating

    Exploring Bhutan in 7 days was an extraordinary adventure. From the regal architecture to the scenic landscapes, every moment was curated for perfection. The blend of opulence and tradition made it exceptional. tour was a revelation. The meticulous planning, the cultural insights, and the lavish accommodations made it a royal experience. Bhutan's beauty, both natural and cultural, was truly captivating."