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Daily Breakfast in Thailand
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Fantastic blend of city, spectacular scenery, fascinating culture, an active itinerary and time spent on the beach to end - the perfect honeymoon combination
Bhutan is a once in a lifetime destination, making it ideal for a honeymoon
Easily combine Bhutan with Thailand's beautiful beaches
Trek to the iconic Tigers Nest Monastery
Visits remote temples and Buddhist Monasteries
October and November are arguably the best months in visit Bhutan, 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. Thailand has a Tropical climate and the driest months to visit are December to March. November and April are also good months to visit and you may get some rain, although it is outside of the monsoon season. May to October is the monsoon with downpours occurring once or twice a day, rather than constant rain.
Through this beautiful honeymoon itinerary, you’ll discover the incredible spirituality and wonder of ancient Bhutanese culture before heading to the west coast of Thailand to completely relax and unwind on the tropical shores. Providing a great mix of culture, spectacular scenery, adventure and plenty of time to relax, Bhutan and Thailand combined provide the ideal honeymoon.
Starting the adventure, you’ll have two nights in Bangkok to explore this incredible metropolis. Treat your taste buds to a street food tour and venture up the Chao Phraya river speeding through the city on a traditional longtail boat.
From Bangkok you will then take the short flight to Paro, where you will be met on arrival by your private guide and driver and whisked away to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan where the journey really starts. As you just have one night here, we have included visits to Changangkha Lhakhang and the National Memorial Chorten on your first day in the city. If your stay falls over a weekend, we will of course include a stop in at the Weekend Market, a great place to feel like a local checking out the produce and wares brought from around the country.
From Thimphu, you will drive east to Punakha where you will have two lovely nights. Being at a lower elevation, Punakha is a fertile paradise and sits right where the Mo Chhuu (Mother River) and Pho Chhu (Father River) meet. The most striking building in Punakha is easily the Punakha Dzong which we have of coursed included a visit to, alongside some lovely walks through the surrounding countryside full of orange and banana plantations.
Your final stop in Bhutan will be Paro, saving the most dramatic for last. From Punakha you will drive just over four hours to Paro where you will have three nights. World famous, the Tiger’s Nest Monastery will be undoubtedly the highlight of your trip. A strenuous hike, but one that rewards you with endless beauty. For your second day in Paro, instead of staying in the city we have included a drive along the highest road pass in Bhutan – the Chele La Pass. Blessed with spectacular scenery, accessorised with fluttering prayer flags, you’ll be treated to incredible views and a chance to visit one of the oldest nunneries in Bhutan, Kila Goemba with a light hike.
From Bhutan you will fly back to Bangkok where you will meet your connecting flight down to Phuket on the west coast of Thailand. The last five nights of your honeymoon will be spent on the tropical shores of Khao Lak, surrounded by beautiful National Parks with plenty of little coves and bays to explore blessed with white sandy beaches.
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.
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.
You can easily fill an afternoon or day exploring Thimphu. It is worth visiting the Tashiccho Dzong, where essentially Bhutan is governed from. Also of interest is the Simtokha Dzong, Memorial Chorten, Changagkka Temple & Folk Museum.
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!
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 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.
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.
The Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, dating from the 7th century and constructed by the Tibetan Emperor Songtsan Gampo.
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.
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!
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.
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, 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.
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.
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 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.
You shouldn’t miss the weekend market in Thimphu. People from nearby valleys arrive on Thursday afternoon and stay to sell their goods – vegetables, other foodstuffs and handicrafts – until Sunday evening.
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.
Archery is the national sport of Bhutan and can be seen played throughout the Kingdom. Traditional bows are made from bamboo and witnessing an archery competition is an absolute highlight. We can easily arrange for you to have a go should you wish.
Metropolitan Bangkok is located on South Sathorn Road, in the central business district of Sathorn, Bangkok. Then to Uma Paro set in the stunning Paro Valley in Bhutan, the hotel overlooks Paro, one of the main cultural centres of Bhutan and is surrounded by gorgeous natural beauty. Next is Six Senses Yao Noi located on the Island of Yao Noi, situated midway between Phuket and Krabi, among the awe-inspiring limestone pinnacles of Phang Nga.
11-hour international flight to Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The Metropolitan Bangkok is located a 40-minute drive from the airport.
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