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Private Multi-Day Bhutan Tour: Paro, Taktsang Monastery, Thimphu

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    Day 1: Paro (B, D)

    Arrive in Paro where you will be welcomed to the Kingdom by your guide. After a 10-15 minutes drive from the airport you’ll reach the Tashi Namgyel Resort. After check in, lunch is served in traditional Bhutanese way, at the hotel. After lunch, Visit Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest Monastery in Bhutan and have a look around Paro town. Overnight at Tashi Namgyel Resort,Paro.

    Day 2: Taktsang Monastery (B, L, D)

    Day hike to Taktsang Monastery view point. Taktsang, meaning “Tiger’s nest,” is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhawa) mediated, clings seemingly impossible to a cliff of rock at 3,000 feet above the valley floor. For the local people it is a place of pilgrimage, but for a tourist, a hike up to the view point opposite the monastery is exhausting, thrilling and mystical. The legend has it that Guru Rimpoche is said to have flown to the site of the monastery on the back of a tigress from Tibet and meditated in the cave. Afternoon, visit National Museum and drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Overnight at Peaceful Resort, Thimphu.

    Day 3: Thimphu - Paro (B, L, D)

    Full day sightseeing in and around Thimphu Valley, The largest and the capital city of Bhutan. Some of the attractions include: Purchase world’s most beautiful postage stamps, collector’s items and postcards at face value from Bhutan general post office which is right next to Bhutan National Bank.Visit Arts and crafts school where one can see young children at work.Visit Traditional Medicine Institute where the ancient healing arts are still practiced.Visit gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue, it is one of the largest Buddha rupas in the world, at a height of 169 feet (51.5 meters).Visit Memorial Chorten built in 1974 to honor memory of Late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, popularly known as the Father of Modern Bhutan. A multi-storied stupa that will introduce you to the vitality of Tantric Buddhism. Observe traditional paper making from Daphnia and Edgeworthia shrub to the finished product and purchase some beautiful writing sets from the factory.Visit Botanical garden (Zoo) where one can see Yak and Takin, the National animal of Bhutan. Drive up to the view point and take a hike beyond to see the clear picture of Thimphu Valley.Downtown Thimphu on foot visiting Handicrafts Emporium and other Arts & Crafts stores. Buy stunning kiras which can be used as bed covers or wall decoration, jewelry and many more.Late afternoon, transfer to Paro. Overnight at Tashi Namgyel Resort, Paro.

    Day 4: Departure (B)

    Following a delicious Bhutanese breakfast, you will be driven towards Paro international airport for your onward journey.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tashi Namgyel Resort
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Duration
    4 days
    Return Details
    Tour ends in Paro
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Meals as per itinerary (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
    • Local taxes
    • Accommodation as per itinerary
    • 3-star hotels with private bathrooms
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Rinpung Dzong
    • Entry/Admission - Punakha Dzong
    • Entry/Admission - Chimi L'hakhang Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
    • Entry/Admission - Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten)
    • Entry/Admission - Kyichu Lhakhang
    • Entry/Admission - Ta Dzong Museum
    • Entry/Admission - National Library and Archives of Bhutan
    • Entry/Admission - Changangkha Lhakhang
    • Entry/Admission - Royal Botanical Garden
    Exclusions
    • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Make sure you have medical / travel Insurance
    • Visitors are expected to dress modestly and respectfully especially if you are planning a visit to the monasteries, Dzongs and other religious institutions
    • Bhutan experiences great variations in its climate. In general summers are warm with average daily temperature ranging from 20 to 25 degrees Celsius, while winter temperatures are usually below 15 degrees Celsius
    • Vegan, vegetarian, halal, gluten-free and lactose-free options are available. Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Our sales rep Queenie Yang was the best to work with and customized the 19 day tour for 6 of us. We spent 5 days in Bhutan,and our guide Mr. Tobgay was extremely comfortable, knowledgeable, and a very great guide. Our driver was also very good and the van was spacious and new.
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    Response from worldtourplan, Public Relations Manager at Private Multi-Day Bhutan Tour: Paro, Taktsang Monastery, Thimphu
    Responded May 5, 2019
    Thank you so much for your beautiful and positive review, will love to see you back in Bhutan again for your second visit. :)
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