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“Amazing Family Bhutan Trip”
Review of Far Fung Places

Far Fung Places
Reviewed August 22, 2013

We all had a wonderful time and an unforgettable experience in Bhutan and we couldn't ask for a better time.

As well seasoned travelers, we have never been on a trip quite like this. Our ten day trip was well paced to our liking, and our tour guide was able to accommodate our needs. Karchung was more than just a tour guide, he acted as a host who was excited to share his knowledge of his country's culture, history, religion, and nature. We really were able to get a grasp of Bhutanese way of life as we visited farm houses and spoke with musicians/authors/monks, understand the country's current political/economic/developmental challenges, as well as enjoy its beauty through our many hikes.

We were blessed to have wonderful weather for entire our trip as well as very memorable experiences. We got blessed by the reincarnated Guru, made it to Tiger's Nest, hiked to 3988 meters at Chelila Ridge, hiked through rice terraces, and had many wonderful lectures.

We would recommend Far Flung Places and Karchung for their expertise, experience, and professionalism!

Thank Jessica L
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

We have just returned from a safari trip of a lifetime coordinated by Kathleen & Dennis at Far Fung Places. Every aspect of the trip far exceeded our expectations. Far Fung Places prepared us well for this trip so that there were no surprises. Partnering with Roy Safari in Arusha, Tanzania our trip could not have been better

Thank Fred S
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

We just finished a magical trip to Bhutan arranged by Far Fung Places. Our guide, Karchung, led us on a very personal journey throughout the kingdom. Our trip was well planned yet flexible. We were unexpectedly able to participate in the Chief Abbott's Summer Retreat Blessing Ceremony due to Karchung's connections. He also arranged a catered picnic lunch on the mountain after our climb to Tiger's Nest.
The hotels were all wonderful and each one had it's own special quality.
Far Fung Places put together a well rounded itinerary, including major sites, guest lectures and musical performances. It gave us an intimate view of the country, one that we treasure.

1  Thank dolores2011
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Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

I had never been on a group tour before so had some reservations about this trip. These evaporated within minutes if meeting our travel companions and our guide Karchung. The whole trip was amazing. Well planned and delivered with enough flexibility to take advantage if unexpected events that enhanced the experience. The places we visited and stayed at were all special in their own way. A magical highlight was visiting the family farm and having a meal prepared by Karchungs wife, Karma. Organically grown veges bursting with life. To be greeted by a family of endangered Golden Langurs when we arrived was incredible. Karchungs local connections and knowledge if all things Bhutanese meant that we left feeling like we fully understood the culture and the people if this beautiful and unique place. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Thank Milton B
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

I just returned from a terrific 12 day tour of Bhutan that was put together and lead by Far Fung Places out of San Francisco. The trip was fascinating and lead by our two Bhutanese guides - Karchung and Dawa, who were extremely knowledgeable, personable and accommodating. Karchung went so far as to host our small group of 9 travelers at his family home for lunch giving us all the opportunity to experience first hand the Bhutanese culture and way of life. The trip included, sightseeing, visiting historic temples, hiking to the Tiger's nest and attending a major cultural festival in Paro where we observed the unfurling of the thankga. Far Fung also arranged very knowledgeable speakers throughout the trip to enhance our experience and provide additional perspectives on the country. A trip well worth taking and kudos to Far Fung Places for the planning and execution of a first rate itinerary!

1  Thank Bob H
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