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Rainbow Photo Tours of Bhutan

Thimphu | Thimphu, Bhutan, Thimphu 1704, Bhutan
+1 813-839-4466
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Ranked #2 of 5 activities in Thimphu
Type: Tours
Owner description: Travel in cars, not a bus, and go where others don't. Fifteen days in country--we traverse the entire country and exit to Guwhati airport in India. We... more » Owner description: Travel in cars, not a bus, and go where others don't. Fifteen days in country--we traverse the entire country and exit to Guwhati airport in India. We are the hosts of two private festivals and we have access to temples and dressing rooms where we can take pictures. Then enjoy a picnic lunch that we sponsor with over 100 villagers. We believe in community tourism and emerse you in Bhutanese culture, religion, flaura and fauna. Just visit our web site at RainbowPhotoTours, you won't be disappointed. « less
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Boise, Idaho
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I have traveled on many group tours (hiking and photography) in the past and have never taken the time to write a review. My recent tour of Bhutan, however, earned the effort it takes to review and recommend the Rainbow Tour Company to future travelers to Bhutan. I had wanted to travel to Bhutan for over 10 years and made... More

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Idaho
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This is "not your normal" group trip. Each couple/2 people has their own driver and guide--and are free to make decisions about where to stop, what to skip etc. Small group (16-18) convenes for breakfast, sometimes lunch and dinner/where you stay the night. This tour goes from West to East........and the farther East you travel, the fewer tourists you encounter.... More

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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Bhutan is one of the last great untouched destinations of the world and fortunately can be seen without the travel difficulties and discomfort necessary for some of the others. I tend to be an independent traveller but opted for Rainbow Photo Tours after extensively investigating online and discussing with people who had done other options. After doing it I cannot... More

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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This trip was remarkable. Having our own guide and driver allowed us to stop whenever we wanted and experience the culture in a way that would not have been possible on a tour bus. This trip is advertised as a photo tour. My husband is the serious photographer whereas I have a "point and shoot" camera. Recommendations were given for... More

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Sedona, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Bhutan went from a largely inchoate fantasy to a mesmerizing reality during Robin's photo tour. No guide books, videos or written reviews can do this tour, or Bhutan itself, justice. Just go! You will have great photos, meet new friends, and experience a country with the warmest people you can imagine. Do not go if you are subject to altitude... More

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Brantford, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We were looking to experience Bhutan, without being on the same tourist bus as everyone else visiting Bhutan. Robin's tour absolutely fulfilled our wishes. After 27 visits to Bhutan over the years, Robin has built up relationships and a reputation with the people of Bhutan, which he puts to use by arranging visits to places other tours simply can't get... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Some years (and six visits) ago I chose Rainbow Photo Tours as they seemed willing to meet my desire for a very flexible solo travel menu with a variety of interests, not only focusing on photography and culture but also a very strong desire to see Bhutan both on and off the beaten path. I wanted to get back into... More

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Cupertino, California
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I had wanted to visit the Himalayas for some time so my wife & I looked on the web at various travel and tour company offerings. None of them were appealing until we found Rainbow Photo Tours. It was like finding gold. We have memories from the trip that will last a lifetime. As well as thousands of photos! Robin's... More

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Summerville, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

We don't normally take guided tours but since this was the only way to see Bhutan we decide to do it. Best trip we have ever taken. The tour was wonderful. Each couple had a private car with driver and guide. If you wanted to do something different from the group you could. You really did not want to do... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

My husband and I usually go on customised trips, having experienced the downfalls of large group situations. Therefore, I was a little hesitant about joining a group trip once again. However, my fears were put to rest on the very first day, with such a well organised trip and a lovely group of people. The system with a couple per... More

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