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Bhutan

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Discover a different world out there in Bhutan, nestled in the ancient silk road between Tibet, India and Southeast Asia. Mesmerize at its beauty with its sub-alpine himalayan landscape. Bhutan pioneered the concept of “Gross National Happiness”, which measure the collective happiness and well-being of the Bhutanese.

When you visit Bhutan, you will get to experience a culture of a country that has never been colonized.

Inclusions Airfare (Bangkok-Bhutan-Bangkok)
Hotel Accommodation (3* hotel)
Chartered Vehicle for tours
Full Board Meals as per itinerary
Admission Fees and Tourism Development Fund
Visa Fees
English Speaking Guide
Travel Insurance
1 Night Stay near Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok
Exclusions Airfare (MNL-Bangkok-MNL)
Personal Expenses
Drinks
Upgrade Fee if choosing 4* or 5* hotels
  • Departure
    Anytime
  • Dress Code
    For men, collared shirts and pants. For women, long sleeve shirts with skirts or trousers. Slip-on shoes are preferred as shoes are often taken off when entering a temple.
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Day 1: TRANSIT via Bangkok

Fly from Manila to Bangkok and relax at your hotel near the Suvarnabhumi Airport of Bangkok. Take your sweet time as you prepare for your next flight the following day. 
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Day 2: Welcome to Paro, Bhutan

Wake up early for your flight to Paro, Bhutan via DrukAir. Request for a window seat for you to see the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas as your plane descends to Paro.

Once the plane landed, you will be met by your local tour guide and bring you to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Check-in at your hotel and take a rest. Your guide will return and bring you to Buddha Dordenma (the largest Buddha Statue at Kuenselphodrang), Memorial stupa, Tashi Chodzong and Tamchog Temple. End your day by strolling at Thimphu town.

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Day 3: Thimphu

After breakfast, it’s time to discover the culture of the Bhutanese. You will visit the Institute of Zorig Chusum (Institute of 13 Arts and Crafts) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts.

Also, you will get a glimpse of the textile industry with a visit to Changzamtog National Weaving Centre. Then, you will go to Takin Preserve, home to the national animal that is only found in Bhutan.

Your day will be even more richer as you visit Changangkha temple and Centenary Farmer's Market.

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Day 4: Punakha

Checkout of your hotel in Thimphu after breakfast as you ride your way to Punakha via the Dochula Pass, situated at an elevation of 10,130 ft. It is where you will see the 108 stupas built on the hill by Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo for the security and wellbeing of the King of Bhutan.

At Punakha, you will get to see the majestic Punakha Dzong, the former seat of Bhutan’s government before it was transferred to Thimphu in 1955.

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Day 5: Paro

Bid Punakha goodbye as you drive to Paro after breakfast. Check into the hotel and visit Kyichu temple, one of the 108 temples built in the 7th century.

You will also visit Paro Rinpung dzong, built in 1645. It was used as a lookout point to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders. Today, it is now used as a school for monks.

Get a glimpse of Bhutanese artifacts at Ta-Dzong (National Museum), home to thankha paintings, textiles, weapons and armors.

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Day 6: Hike to Tiger’s Nest

Your Bhutan trip won’t be complete without hiking up to Taktsang Monastery, popularly known as the Tiger’s Nest.

Perched on the edge of a steep cliff, 900 meters above Paro Valley, the hike of a lifetime would take you around three hours in total to reach the monastery. Lunch is served at the viewpoint.

Once you complete the hike, you will also get to experience the Bhutanese lifestyle with a farm house visit. An optional hot-stone bath awaits you to rejuvenate your tired muscles after your climb to the Tiger’s Nest.

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Day 7: Homebound

After breakfast, time to say your farewell to Bhutan as you ride your plane back to Bangkok then transfer to another flight back to Manila.

Note: Tour Prices reflected herein are in USD. Rate indicated is per person based on the total number of pax traveling together.

No of PAX *3 hotel
2 2888
3 2669
4 2565
5 2385
6 2349
7 2319
8 2291
9 2288
10 2262

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

*Rates are not applicable during black-out/ peak periods (surcharges may apply)

*All bookings are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Cancellation policies of hotel will apply. Exceptions to this rule will apply with the following conditions: death(of passenger) / typhoon (natural disaster) may be taken into consideration under the discretion of tour operator and hotel supplier.

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