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Bhutan tour package from Bangkok - 8 Days

Paro-Takshang
Bhutan tour package from Bangkok

Trip Facts:

Trip Name: Bhutan Tour Package from Bangkok, Thailand.
Trip Id: TIB2316
Trip Duration: 08 Days
Max. Altitude: 3,120m/10,240 ft (The Tiger Nest Monastery)
Best Season: March to May and September to November
Meal: Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Accommodation: Government approved 3 stars and Above
Transportation: Private car, van or bus (Depends on group size)
Trip Type: Private Tour

Trip Overview:

Bhutan tour package from Bangkok is the best way to explore Bhutan. The Land of Thundering Dragon with simple and smiling people is not less than the charm of the earth. Isolated from the rest of the world till mid-20th century, this small landlocked country has remained intact. The nation is now connected to the rest of the world as a part of globalization. It is also aware about the simultaneously occurring impacts of globalization on both nature and the cultural heritages. Thus, with the tourism policy of “High Value, Low Impact”, Bhutan has found the perfect balance between development and culture. Bhutan tour package takes you to The Last Shangrila. Widely followed Buddhism is the main religion of Bhutan which affects the political system as well. Most of the festivals celebrated here; almost all are dedicated to Guru Rinpoche who is believed to have introduced Buddhism in Bhutan. The centre of attraction of these festivals is monks dancing in colorful attires and masks. Thus, Bhutan is also called the Country of Dancing Monks. A place where development is measured by the curve of smile in the people’s smiles rather than the notes in their pockets, Bhutan’s initiation for Gross National Happiness (GNH) is very appreciable. The people are actually happy with the government and love their King and Queen whereas there’s no one who has not been spellbound with the cute little prince.

How to get into Bhutan from Bangkok

The distance of Paro from Bangkok is 1903 km. Bangkok is the best option to fly into Bhutan. Suvarnabhumi International Airport has flights to Paro usually from 5:30 am to 7:30 am. Visitors usually have to arrive at Bangkok an evening before and check in 2 hours before departure. Both Druk Air and Bhutan Air have flights from Bangkok to Paro. The flight schedule is subjected to sudden changes so you need to keep updating. Flights to Paro from Bangkok are direct and depart every day.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Paro from Bangkok, Thimphu transfer
Day 02: Thimphu Sightseeing
Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha
Day 04: Punakha Sightseeing
Day 05: Punakha to Paro
Day 06: Paro Sightseeing
Day 07: Tiger’s Nest
Day 08: Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Paro from Bangkok, Thimphu transfer

Bhutan travel from Bangkok starts after all the customs and formalities, our representative will help you transfer to the pre-booked hotel in Thimphu. You’ll have some time to get fresh and then you’ll be visiting Tashichho Dzong along with a leisure walk around the weekend markets. Overnight at Thimphu.

Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing

On the second day, you’ll visit Memorial Chorten in the morning. Memorial Chorten is the most visible religious landmark of Bhutan. Post lunch, after driving for about 15 minutes, we’ll be sitting peacefully at Budhha Dordenma Statue which signifies dominancy of Buddhism in Bhutan. These two lovely places are covered on this day. Overnight at Thimphu.

Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha

After early morning breakfast, you’ll leave for Punakha. Separate some time to relax with a cup of tea at Dochu La Pass with a stunning view of mountains at backdrop. Locals also come at this place at weekends for some quality time and small picnic. Also enjoy the lush greenery from Wangdue Dzong as it sits on the top of a hill. Overnight at Punakha

Day 4: Punakha Sightseeing

Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten will be the first destination on this day. This is one of the most amazing samples of Bhutanese architecture which was built for world peace. We’ll have lunch and then head towards the Punakha Dzong. This dzong is the second oldest and one of the most beautiful places in Bhutan. Beautiful Jacaranda trees shower their beauty on the dzong in spring. Overnight at Punakha

Day 5: Punakha to Paro

Driving from Punakha back to Paro, you’ll pass through Dochu La Pass again while you can visit the oldest Dzong of Bhutan, Semtokha Dzong. It is the best place to buy souvenirs. Continue to drive to Paro. Overnight at Paro.

Day 6: Paro Sightseeing

Bhutan travel from Bangkok is incomplete without National Museum which was previously a watch tower (Ta- Dzong). A museum is the living history of Bhutan through more than 3000 paintings, statues and shrines. These masterpieces share their stories dating back to the time of unification and how monks also use smart phones after their prayers. This fusion is not seen anywhere other than Bhutan. Walking down the trail, we reach at Rinpung Dzong. This dzong holds few offices and residence for monks. Overnight at Paro.

Day 7: Tiger’s Nest hike

Hike to a temple complex hanging on one side of a cliff where monks happily show you their monastery. Tiger’s nest is said to be the place where Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress. It is some 3- 7 hours hike. Overnight at Paro.

Day 8: Departure

Bid a warm goodbye to Bhutan thanking for keeping all these heritages and their history alive.

Cost Details:

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Includes the following service during Bhutan tour:
• Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle.
• 3-star accommodation (4 & 5 stars may require an additional premium).
• Bhutan visa fee – including all necessary processing
• Route Permit
• Three meals per day during your stay in Bhutan
• A licensed Bhutanese tour guide
• All land transportation by private vehicle
• Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
• Sightseeing as per itinerary
• Monuments entrance fees where applicable
• Drinking water
• All internal taxes and charges
• A sustainable development fee of $65. (This sustainable development fee goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.)

Excludes in the package cost:

• Airfare & Travel Insurance
• Expenses of personal nature, Tips to guides and drivers
• Expenses occurred due to unavoidable events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.

Trip Details

Visa: Your visa will be managed by Breakfree Adventure. You need to send us a clear scanned copy of your passport photo page. After confirmation from Tourism Council of Bhutan, we’ll send you the visa confirmation letter which is to be printed and carried with you. Your passport will be stamped at immigration.

Accommodation: According to the decision of Tourism Council, minimum daily package includes at least 3 star accommodations to all the visitors. 4 star and 5 star are also available but be ready to pay for it too. But they do provide private bathrooms, Wi-Fi and other facilities. There are many guest houses, farm houses and lodges that provide adequate facilities.

Meals: Local dishes of Bhutan are spicy enough to make you sweat. Most of our meals include local food but the spiciness can be customized. Restaurants in Bhutan also serve Chinese, Indian and Continental food.

Guide: Our guides are fully knowledgeable about the places you will be visiting. They are really friendly and also happy to answer all of your questions and leave no stones unturned to make your tour memorable and the most amazing tour you ever had in your life.

Best time to visit Bhutan
• September to November is the ideal time to visit Bhutan because of the mild temperature and clear weather.
• March to May is also good for visiting Bhutan as the blooming flowers make the environment lovelier.
• You might not want to come during June to early September when Bhutan gets a lot of rain making the trails slippery.

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