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Romantic Bhutan

Bangkok, Paro & Punakha

From €4800 per person in low season
From €5900 per person in high season

based on 9 nights & selected 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 from the UK

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Half Board Included for all stays in Bhutan

  • Daily Breakfast in Thailand

per person based on two sharing.

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At a Glance

  • You will have a private car and personal guide throughout, making the itinerary seamless and allowing you to completely sit back and enjoy

  • This itinerary is a great way to experience Bhutan at a very relaxed pace, ensuring that there is plenty of time to relax, enjoying each other's company

  • Bhutan is full of breath taking scenery and incredible sites, making it a joy to discover with a loved one

  • All experiences, day-walks and visits to local sites are included

  • If you are wanting to extend your trip to add on some beach time at the end, this can easily be tailored for you

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In the western, central and eastern Bhutan you will mostly experience cold European-like weather. Winter lasts here from November to March. The Monsoon occurs between June and August when the temperature is normally between 8° and 21°C. October and November are arguably the best months, when the monsoon has passed and the skies are clear. The spring months of March, April and May are best for the flora, but it can be stormy as the monsoon builds up for July-September.

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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 27 86 07 20 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

Through this romantic itinerary experience the beauty of Bhutan as you enjoy the country at a slower pace allowing for plenty of time to relax. This gentle tour combining Paro and Punakha is the perfect glimpse into the fascinating Himalayan kingdom.

  1. Days 1-3: Bangkok

    Starting in Bangkok, you’ll have two nights to enjoy the bright lights of this big city, with cruises along the Chao Phraya River, moonlit evening cocktails in sky bars and dinner reservations at some of the best restaurants in Asia.

    Accommodation: COMO Metropolitan Bangkok (2 nights)

  2. Days 3-6: Punakha

    From Bangkok you will take a short flight to Paro, where you will be met on arrival by private expert guide ready to explore this fantastic region. Directly from the airport you’ll drive to Punakha, home to the magnificent Punakha Dzong. Over the three nights here, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the cultural aspects of the valley including a visit to the main fortified Buddhist Monastery (or Dzong) and the Temple of Fertility. With three nights here we have also included a lovely half day trek into the surrounding countryside, exploring this lush and tropical region with your guide whilst keeping plenty of time to enjoy the area yourself.

    Accommodation: COMO Uma Punakha (3 nights)

  3. Days 6-10: Paro

    From Punkaha it is back to Paro where you will have four leisurely nights. We have obviously included the amazing hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery and visiting the Dzong and National Museum. As you have more time here, we have also included a day trip out to the remote Haa Valley, where you will really feel that you have left the tourists behind. Largely untouched, this is a brilliant valley to experience rural Bhutanese life with a visit to a local farmhouse complete, with traditional hot stone bath. On departure from Bhutan you will be driven back to the airport in time to connect to your flight home.

    Accommodation: COMO Uma Paro (4 nights)

Experiences

  • A visit to Chimmi Lhakhang

    The Chimmi Lhakhang Temple is a temple of fertility dedicated to the Buddhist saint known as the Divine Madman. A short walk through paddy fields takes you to the temple and is popular with Bhutanese families wanting to start a family.

  • Cycling up the Pho Chhu River

    Take a morning cycling up the beautiful Pho Chhu River, famous for the White-Bellied Heron and dramatic scenery. Take a walk into the local village for a spot of tea before having a lovely picnic lunch overlooking the river before returning to Punakha.

  • Dressing up in traditional Bhutanese dress

    Anyone who works in Bhutan must wear traditional national dress, and you can have the chance to dress up for a few hours to see how it feels. The Bhutanese absolute love visitors doing it!

  • Drukgyel Dzong

    The Drukgyal Dzong is located further up the Paro Valley from the Tiger's Nest Monastery and was built in 1649 by Tenzin Drukdra to celebrate victory over an invading army from Tibet.

  • Giligang Trail

    Giligang has a 300-year old temple and a wonderful way to escape other tourists and see an authentic side to Bhutan, and can be added on to a visit to the Khansum Yulley Namgyal Chorten and Butterfly Trail.

  • Khansum Yulley & the Butterfly Trail

    Take the short hike up to the Khansam Yulley Temple where you can sit back in awe at the wonderful views down the Mo Chhu Valley before heading off on the one-hour Butterfly Trail, stopping off for tea in the local home.

  • Kyichu Lhakhang

    The Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, dating from the 7th century and constructed by the Tibetan Emperor Songtsan Gampo.

  • Meet a Monk Your Own Age

    Your children can have the opportunity to meet a monk their own age. 10% of Bhutan's population are monks and they can hear stories of getting up each day before first-light for prayers and their daily routines.

  • Nalanda Buddhist College and Nobgang Walk

    This fantastic experience combines the Sangchen Nunnery, the Nalanda Buddhist College and the Nobgang Village walk which takes you from the high hills above Punakha and winds gently down to the Punakha Dzong - you approach it almost vertically!

  • Paro Dzong & National Museum

    The Paro Dzong, or Rinpung Dzong as it is otherwise called, looms above the town of Paro. On the hill above the Dzong in the former watchtower you can visit the National Museum.

  • Paro Sunday Market

    If you are in Paro on a Sunday then absolutely visit the local market. See a variety of vegetables on offer from 0630 until about 1000, and you can then see the archery ground following your visit.

  • Punakha Dzong

    Punakha Dzong, otherwise known as the Pungtang Dechen Photrang literally means the palace of great happiness or bliss, and is the finest of its kind in Bhutan, dating from the 17th century and located on the confluence of the Mo Chhu and Po Chhu Rivers.

  • Punakha Weekend Markets

    Khuruthang Saturday Vegetable Market is located in the small town next to the Punakha Dzong. On Sundays, you can visit the Wangdue Market, about a 30-minute drive away. Wander around the stalls, selling local fruit and vegetables.

  • The Butterfly Trail & Rafting in Punakha

    Take the Butterfly Trail which is a one hour trek through local villages and paddy fields, stopping for tea in a local home before hiking to the Khamsum Yulley Chorten and then rafting back to the main Dzong of Punakha.

  • The Haa Valley

    The unspoilt Haa Valley is located close to Paro and offers a fantastic day out. Drive over the Chele Pass, Bhutan's highest road, and choose to free-wheel on bikes into the Haa Valley. Explore the local monastery, have a picnic and return to Paro.

  • Tiger's Nest Monastery

    The Tiger's Nest Monastery is spectacular; legend has it that this cliffside was where Guru Rinpoche landed on the back of a flying tigress, bringing Buddhism to Bhutan. Set off for the 2-hour walk to the viewpoint before continuing onto the Monastery.

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Bangkok, Paro & Punakha

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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 27 86 07 20 to start planning your holiday.

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