Bhutan in Style: Aman Hotels

Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey & Paro

From £10600 per person in low season
From £10800 per person in high season

based on 9 nights & daily experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes subject to availability

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Daily experiences

  • Full Board

per person based on 2 people sharing.

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At a Glance

  • Stay in Bhutan's most luxurious hotels with your own private driver/guide at your disposal on a tailored private itinerary

  • Choose from a wide choice of experiences, from the more active trekking, to cultural experiences or simply just enjoying the views

  • All meals and house beverages, including house wines and spirits are included at Amankora hotels.

  • Scott Dunn will tailor-make a bespoke itinerary, offering unique experiences to bring Bhutan to life

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Best time to visit is October to December and February to May. There are a number of festivals celebrated in Bhutan, in particular Tshechu, which takes place during late summer and autumn with Thimpu Tshechu being the most popular. Losar, or lunar New Year, is also a much celebrated event but exact dates are difficult to predict, it tends to be celebrated around February or March.

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Insider's View

Maybe fly via Bangkok and add on some beach time in Thailand after your cultural element in Bhutan

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

This itinerary lets you uncover Bhutan in style, staying in Aman hotels throughout. The service and attention to detail of Aman is legendary and with a similar design, each property is intended to make you feel that you are coming home no matter which lodge you are staying in, in Bhutan. Throughout your time in Bhutan you will have a personal guide and driver, discovering both the highlights and the more off the beaten track hidden gems of this beautiful country.

  1. Days 1-2: Thimphu

    Your journey begins with a night in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan since 1961. Flying into Paro, you’ll be met by your private guide on arrival and taken directly to your first Aman which is just under an hour and a half drive away. The charming town of Thimphu is full of things to do and see including the National Textile Museum, the Painting School and the Memorial Chorten. A visit to the bustling weekend market is also a fascinating experience and gives you a taste of the Bhutanese way of life, which we will of course include for you should your dates in Thimphu fall on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

    Accommodation: Amankora Thimphu (1 night)

  2. Days 2-5: Punakha

    From Thimphu you will then drive on to Punakha which will be just over two and a half hours. On the drive you’ll notice the climate and topography changing due to the lower altitude becoming more and more tropical. The dzong (fort-monastery) is particularly impressive here and this low valley is also a popular place for rafting and mountain biking, and we have included a trip along the Pho chu River for you which is a brilliant way to see the incredible Dzong, a highlight in Bhutan. Over your three nights in Punakha your guide will be on hand showing you all the highlights. However, as your trip and guiding are completely private, if you decide to have an afternoon relaxing, enjoying the comforts of the Amankora Punakha this can of course be arranged.

    Accommodation: Amankora Punakha (3 nights)

  3. Days 5-8: Gangtey

    From Punakha you will continue further east to Gangtey, again accessible by car with a drive time from Punakha at just over two hours. Gangtey, located in a picturesque glacial valley is renowned as a conservation area for rare black-necked cranes that migrate here every year from the Tibetan plateau. Gangtey is ideal for nature walks and treks as it is fairly flat. Over your three nights here, with your guide, you’ll have plenty of time to get into the surrounding countryside with a visit to the 16th century Goemba (monastery) also included.

    Accommodation: Amankora Gangtey (3 nights)

  4. Days 8-10: Paro

    For your final stop, you’ll drive back west to Paro where you’ll have two nights. Home to the world-famous Tiger’s Nest, this breath-taking monastery is located 900m above the valley floor and the views from the top between the clouds are stunning – you will have saved the best for last as you make the climb to the monastery on your first full day in Paro. We then recommend enjoying some much-deserved downtime at Amankora Paro where you’ll be pampered with spa treatments and time to relax and reflect on your amazing adventure.

    Accommodation: Amankora Paro (2 nights)

Reviews

4

(Press)

For those enamored of First World comforts, traveling the circuit of five Amankoras will be the only way to see the worlds last surviving Himalayan Buddhist kingdoma heady mix of disquieting verticality, palpable spiritual energy, and unrivaled exclusivity. Apart from experiencing the trademark Aman treatment (flawless service, understated luxe surroundings), guests are furnished with a guide and driveressential in a country traversed mainly via a single-lane, guardrail-less road bracketed by a sheer cliff face and a precipitous drop-off. Above all, what a ticket aboard the Aman express buys is access: no chorten, nunnery, temple, or dzong (the nations signature fortress-monasteries) is off-limits. And in a country widely thought to have the worlds worst cuisine, chef Patrick Sullivans yak specialities are itself worth the trip.

5

Daniel Smith (Staff)

A superb itinerary taking in Bhutan's key highlights whilst staying in the ultra luxurious Amankora hotels. Your own driver and expert guide, from start to finish, allows total flexibility and gives a fascinating insight to this incredible country.

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Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey & Paro

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