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Address: Thimphu 1704, Bhutan
Phone Number: +1 813-839-4466
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Travel in cars, not a bus, and go where others don't. Fifteen days in...

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.

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Happy memories of Bhutan

Travelled with them in October 2013 and this review is long overdue. Thank you for a wonderful experience of Bhutan. The lodging provided was excellent and Sonam was a really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Travelled with them in October 2013 and this review is long overdue. Thank you for a wonderful experience of Bhutan. The lodging provided was excellent and Sonam was a really patient and caring guide. They also brought us to have delicious and authentic local meals at restaurants throughout my tour. Sonam and the driver did not want to accept my... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Our group of 8 from Vancouver Canada (all seniors) joined Robin’s Rainbow Bhutan Cross Country Tour in October 2105. We all agree it was one of the best tours we have ever taken in our life so far. We all thoroughly enjoyed the whole tour and felt it was really far beyond our expectation. We thank Robin for this well-organized... More 

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3 Thank Oliver C
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Rainbow Photo Tours of Bhutan provides an exceptional experience. The attention and care given us by our guides and drivers was outstanding. When I explain to people how wonderful they are, one of the things I mention is that we didn’t have 2 people looking after us daily, we had 16. I was particularly impressed and grateful that any guide... More 

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Thank NancysWorldTravels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Rainbow photo and cultural tour is fabulous. Our group were experienced travelers who normally do not go on group tours but we all loved it! (and we keep in touch) Robin and the Bhutan Rainbow staff are great- very knowledgeable- and wonderful people! Bhutan is mystical, beautiful and everything you have heard about it is true. Our tour had so... More 

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1 Thank Susan E
Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I can’t praise this trip enough. I wish it were the first day. We saw the best of Bhutan and the rest of Bhutan. Tiger’s Nest; Dzongs; Thimphu…standard visits. But we went on to Bhumthang and points east. Magical. I did a lot of research and this is the only Bhutan tour that takes you clear across country in private... More 

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1 Thank BCW21951
Fullerton, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We've traveled extensively, but this has become our favorite trip to date. Period. Immersive itinerary, AMAZING guides and drivers, and absolutely beautiful people, culture, and nature... For us, Rainbow had the best of many worlds: We got to travel with a group, and yet we traveled with our own private guide and driver, too. How? For meals, we'd meet as... More 

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4 Thank natty120
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I had wanted to join one of Robin Smillie's guided tours, but the timing didn't work out, so I traveled on my own to Bhutan this March/April. Robin was INCREDIBLY helpful to me - connecting me with Rainbow Tours and Treks in Bhutan, reviewing my itinerary, providing photography and cultural advice. couldn't have asked for more. The entire trip exceeded... More 

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3 Thank uhanska
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My wife and I travelled to Bhutan in September 2014 with Rainbow Photo Tours and we had a magnificent and enjoyable trip. In every way, all aspects of this trip far exceeded our expectations. Robin Smillie, an experienced and accomplished photographer, was our photographic guide and organiser extra ordinaire. He said he would put us in front of unique photographic... More 

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Park City, Utah
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Check out these photos of Brutan. I am heading there in August. Here is some information I found helpful. Passport You need a passport to enter Bhutan and its neighbouring countries. You should ensure that it has sufficient empty pages for stamps, especially if you are travelling via India or Nepal. If your passport has less than six months of... More 

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5 Thank MorningstarMarilyn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

On two occasions people had recommended Rainbow Photo Tours when they learned we were planning to go to Bhutan. We have traveled to china, Vietnam, Cambodia, Australia, Europe, Africa,etc. and this tour is by far the best we have ever been on. I am a professional photographer and having the luxury of our own large comfortable SUV with driver and... More 

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