Trip Name: Bhutan Tour Package from Singapore
Trip Id: TIB2318
Trip Duration: 07 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
Sandwiched between India and China, Bhutan is a small landlocked country where nature showered most of her blessings. From snow capped mountains to lush greenery, from traditional rituals to modern aged equipments; Bhutan has seen a vast change after it connected to the world in mid-20th century. Bhutan tour from Singapore takes you to an amazing place which has just been introduced to globalization. At this time, tradition has just shook hands with modernization. You see paintings of monks using laptops. Bhutan has preserved a lot of its architectural monuments in spite of a lot of natural disasters like flood, earthquakes, etc. Bhutan is conscious about the negative impacts of mass tourism looking at its neighbors. Thus, Bhutan has come up with the tourism policy on “High Value, Low Impact”. With this, Bhutan calls out less but responsible visitors. Bhutan is as special as the last ray of sun on the earth as the level of intactness Bhutan has maintained is extremely noticeable. Bhutan deserves more limelight in the world of tourism. Singapore to Bhutan tour package will take you to a lavishing country.
What to expect
• Cultural Tour
• Bird watching
• Stunning view of majestic mountains from flight
• Deep insight of Bhutanese history
• Indulge in their local spicy cuisines
• Spot the strangest national animal, Takin
• Visit the ancient fortresses
• Hike up to Tiger’s Nest
• Roam around local markets and buy some handicraft as souvenirs
• Explore the Bhutanese culture and daily life
How to get into Bhutan from Singapore
According to a memorandum signed, Druk Air will have direct flights to Paro with 35 minutes of layover at Kolkata Airport from Changi Airport, Singapore. There are 3 flights in a week. On Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, passengers are taken from Paro to Singapore with 35 minutes layover in Kolkata. Passengers are taken from Singapore to Paro on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday with layover at Kolkata. There are no flights on Friday. The flight takes 5 hours.
Day 01: Arrival at Paro, transfer to Thimphu
Day 02: Thimphu to Punakha
Day 03: Punakha Sightseeing
Day 04: Punakha to Phobjikha
Day 05: Phobjikha to Paro
Day 06: Paro Sightseeing
Day 07: Departure
Day 1: Arrival at Paro, transfer to Thimphu
Check in at Changi Airport, Singapore for your flight to Paro, Bhutan. You can have a stunning view of the majestic mountains on your way to Paro Airport. While getting down from your flight at the Paro valley, Bhutan welcomes you with clean and cool breeze. Our representative will help you to get transferred to your pre-booked hotel in Thimphu. Visit the Memorial Chorten, the most visible religious landmark in Bhutan. It is a white structure with a golden spire about crowning it and a smaller golden spire about the front porch. Overnight at Thimphu.
Day 2: Thimphu to Punakha
After a fulfilling breakfast, we head towards Punakha. It is around 2 to 3 hours of drive. On the way, we stop at Dochu La Pass for some time. You can enjoy a cup of coffee looking at the magnificent view of mountains. You can also roam around 108 memorial chortens built in the honor of Bhutanese soldiers who were killed in December 2003 battle. Moving onwards, you’ll be visiting the Wangdue Dzong which regally lies on the top of a hill offering a great view of the valley. Overnight at Punakha.
Day 3: Punakha Sightseeing
Early morning you leave your hotel to visit Punakha Dzong, the old capital which lies at the confluence of Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu rivers. Then a short hike leads you to “the Divine Madman” temple, Chimi Lhakhang, better known as The Fertility Temple of Bhutan. This place is pilgrimage by couples in hop to beget a child. They are blessed with a wooden phallus. Walking through the paddy hills, you reach Khamsum Yulley Nagyel Chorten which has an interesting architecture with panoramic view of the Punakha Valley. The day ends when you reach the hotel. Overnight at Punakha.
Day 4: Punakha to Phobjikha
Check out of the hotel and then have a quick drive to Phobjikha, the isolated valley which is preserved for Black necked cranes who migrate here in the winter from Tibet. The information centre is also worth visiting. Phobjikha valley is perfect for birdwatchers. While you’re there, visit Gangtey Gompa too. At the evening, you can walk around or just relax in your hotel. Overnight at Phobjikha.
Day 5: Phobjikha to Paro
Get yourself prepared for a long drive on this day. On reaching Paro, you’ll be visiting the Paro Dzong. Walk through the oldest wooden bridge which is still in use. Paro Dzong is the site for the grand Paro Tshechu. After that, come back to hotel for lunch and buy some souvenirs from the local handicraft shops or just enjoy the facilities in the hotel. Overnight at Paro.
Day 6: Paro Sightseeing
You’ll be driven to the base of the most awaited part of your tour. Tiger’s nest is a temple complex which actually hangs on one side of a cliff that is overlooking the Paro valley. The hike to the complex takes about 2 hours. Lunch will be on cafeteria near it. Descending down, you realize most of the day will be spent in the hike. Thus, you can pack your gifts on this day.
Day 7: Departure
Your guide will take you to the Paro Airport. You can fly back to Singapore or extend your tour to Nepal/India or Tibet.
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.
Visa: Your Bhutan visa is managed by us so you need to send us a clear scanned copy of your passport photo page. As soon as it gets approved, you’ll get a visa confirmation letter. This is to be printed and carried with you. You passport will be stamped at immigration at Paro Airport. Visa processing takes at least a week so please book your tour in advance.
Accommodation: It is an obligation to provide at least 3 star accommodation. We can also provide 4 star and 5 star accommodations for supplement cost. There are guest houses, resorts, farm houses that provide adequate facilities in budget.
Meals: Most of our meals during the tour include local Bhutanese meals. Note that they are very spicy so before you order them ask the staff to adjust it according to your tolerance. Restaurants in Bhutan also provide Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines.
Transportation: Transportation inside Bhutan is accessible in two ways: airway and roadway. Airway being the most comfortable and faster is limited to only 4 major cities. Thus, rest of the places is to be explored using roads. Roads in Bhutan are built on hills which makes them windy and equally thrilling.
Guide: The guides are known about all the places you visit and are extremely friendly. They are happy to answer all your curiosity and they are trained for different languages too. They make every single effort to make your tour the best one.
Best time to visit Bhutan
The best time to visit Bhutan is during spring when the lush greenery is adorned by beautiful blooming flowers make the environment lovelier. You can also visit during autumn which will be perfect for trekking due to the mild temperature and clear weather. Thimphu, Punakha and Paro can be visited all year long.