Discover the wonderfully and untouched Himalayan Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan. Lose yourself in a world of quiet spirituality and dramatic snow-capped landscapes. Trek high above emerald valleys to a mountain-top monastery, clinging to sheer granite cliffs. Step inside ancient temples for a window into a culture unchanged for centuries. And drink in the luxury of your resort in a serene forest setting, the only way to experience “the last Shangri-La”..
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Day 1: Arrive Paro
Tashi Delek and welcome to Paro, situated at an altitude of nearly 2200 metres. Receive VIP assistance on arrival and meet your A&K representative and drop your bags at your luxury accommodation. Begin your adventure with the impressive Paro Dzong. Cross a wooden bridge over the river and discover why it’s known as the ‘fortress on a heap of jewels’. Continue to an ancient watchtower above the Paro Dzong which now houses the National Museum. Marvel at the architecture of this unusual round building and discover treasure filled rooms of art, bronze statues and painting. Later, enjoy Bhutanese hospitality when you are welcomed into a colourful farm house. Sip tea with the locals and enjoy a glimpse into their ancient culture. Take part in the cherished ritual of hanging prayer flags to send Buddhist blessing through the winds at Kyichu Lhakhang. Step inside and experience the wonders of Bhutan’s spirituality lighting 108 butter lamps, a ceremony believed to awaken your spirit and focus your mind.
Hotel: COMO Uma Resort, 3 nights
Day 2: Paro
Rise early for an unforgettable hike to Taktsang Monastery (The Tiger’s Nest). Clinging to sheer granite cliffs high above the valley floor, this seemingly impregnable fortress is truly magnificent. Spend the day among the monks at this sacred pilgrimage site, where the great tantric mystic Guru Rinpoche is believed to have flown on the back of the tiger to bring the teachings of the Buddhist Dharma to Bhutan. This evening try your skills at Bhutan’s national sport on the resort’s archery field.
Day 3: Paro
Rise early for a morning hike to Zurig Dzong. Wind through the pine forests high above Uma Resort to the pretty grounds of this fortress-like monastery. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in your luxury resort and take a traditional Bhutanese hot stone bath or choose to explore with a range of active adventures, such as cycling or rafting (additional charges).
Day 4: Depart Paro
Bid farewell to this enchanting kingdom and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Adult Twin||Solo Traveller|
|Departs daily from Paro:||Price on Application||Price on Application|
|Meals:||3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners|
|Transport:||Airport transfers & Air-conditioned vehicle|
|Accommodation:||3 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||Local English Speaking Guide|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.