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Rainbow Photo Tours of Bhutan

Thimphu 1704, Bhutan
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Complete Cultural Immersion

Complete Immersion: Bhutan experience 585340683 Rainbow Photo Tours offer very unique program... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
chum94555
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San Jose, California
The best tour we have ever taken

My wife and I joined Robin's April adventures in Bhutan this year. We have traveled all over the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AlaskansinOR
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Ashland, Oregon
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Complete Immersion: Bhutan experience 585340683 Rainbow Photo Tours offer very unique program for Photographers (although non Photographers will enjoy it and will fit in well too) . The places w visited, the activities we did and and opportunity we had to interact with the Natives...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I joined Robin's April adventures in Bhutan this year. We have traveled all over the world and joined many tours. None can match Rainbow in sharing a unique culture and lifestyle, providing the connections between place, lifestyle, and people. I am a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Robin and his drivers and guides are the best we have ever had for a tour and we have been to over 50 countries. Its the individual attention and being able to stop when you want to take photo's or just enjoy a special moment...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bhutan is a beautiful country which promises memorable travelling experiences, and Robin takes it to another level : uniquely unforgettable! The trip was very well planned and continuously refined from his last 35 trips, with endless activities which are not found in other tour organizer....More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Rainbow created a wonderful trip for my two friends and I. We has such a lovely time and wanted to pass along praises of our guide Tandin Wangchuk and driver. Both were fantastic and we would highly recommend you work with them again for future...More

Thank Jennifer S
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RainbowPhotoTours, Owner at Rainbow Photo Tours of Bhutan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Jennifer, I was happy to arrange a private tour for you and glad it all worked out, my Bhutanese partner makes it all happen, pulls all the moving parts together, they have a great team of guides and drivers including Tandin.

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

My wife and I returned to Bhutan with Robin Smillie once again. We had toured Bhutan a year ago and considered it to be a trip, an experience, of a lifetime. This year's tour was just as memorable and was also a trip and experience...More

Thank Allen H
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RainbowPhotoTours, Owner at Rainbow Photo Tours of Bhutan, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Thanks Allen, it was fun having you along again, you and your delightful wife Duang made the tour special for me. So much fun staying in touch on Facebook, let's keep it up. Robin

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Reviewed June 10, 2017

There is a saying about the second time being lucky and, well in my case, it was certainly true. In May 2017 I was indeed fortunate to organise my second trip to Bhutan in seventeen years through Rainbow Photo Tours of Bhutan. Prior to selecting...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2017

Robin Smillie and his associates delivered a trip of this lifetime! After researching Rainbow Photo Tours of Bhutan on Tripadvisor and other sites on the Internet, I had high expectations for the tour across Bhutan. My expectations were constantly exceeded. First of all, the food...More

2  Thank Allen H
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Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

Easily the best photo tour and best trip I have ever taken! Robin Smillie is a terrific tour guide and a wonderful person. The "off the beaten track" itinerary allowed us to experience the authentic Bhutan which few foreigners have an opportunity to enjoy. Traveling...More

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Reviewed January 17, 2017

My daughter and I had a wonderful time in Bhutan thanks to Rainbow Tours. Everything was professionally organised. Accomodation & food was excellent . I'd particularly like to recommend our guide & driver , Yonten & Kinlay. These two capable young men made this holiday...More

1  Thank SavageM53
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RainbowPhotoTours, Owner at Rainbow Photo Tours of Bhutan, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2017

It's always my pleasure sharing my adopted homeland with others. I assigned Yonten and Kinlay to your tour because as members of my highly trained 16-person team of guides and drivers they have always been in the top ten in hundreds of tours since 2001...More

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