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06 Days - Best of Bhutan (Paro, Thimphu, Punakha)

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Day 01: Paro Arrival – Thimphu

Arrive in Paro, the national Bhutan airport, you will be welcomed by your Asia Senses tour guide and driver then transferred to Thimphu, the capital city. In Thimphu, we will take a visit to National Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Lhakhang Monastery, Thimphu Radio Tower Hill.

If we have time, we will wander and explore the fascinating streets of Thimphu, the world’s only capital city without a traffic light!

Day 02: Thimphu Sightseeing

Today, we will visit Tashichho Dzong, Chagri Dorjeden Monastery, a Buddhist monastery in Bhutan established in 1620 by Ngawang Namgyal, Thimphu Institute of Zorig Chusum, Folk Heritage Museum Kawajangsa, Royal Textile Academy, Motithang Takin Preserve, Buddha Dordenma statue and the incredible Textile Museum. Evening is free at leisure and you can stroll in the town, visit local handicraft shops, do shopping as you like.

Day 03: Thimphu - Punakha

Start our sightseeing day with a visit to Simtokha Dzong, one of oldest Dzong in Thimphu. Afterwards, we depart Thimphu for Punakha, a former capital of Bhutan. On the way, we will stop to visit Dochula Pass at an altitude of 3150m dotted with colorful prayer flags and 108 Stupa. After lunch, we will stop at Sopsokha village roadside and take a stroll (about 20 minutes) through the rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang, a pilgrimage site for childless couples. Upon arrival Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong

Day 04: Punakha – Paro

In the morning, we drive to Yabesa village and hike to through rice fields and up to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten which sits high above Punakha Valley, affording panoramic views of the verdant hillsides below. After that, we drive back to Thimphu where you will have an opportunity to visit handicraft and souvenir stores. From Thimphu, we drive to Paro and visit Rinpung Dzong.

Day 05: Paro – Taktsang Lhakhang “Tiger's Nest”

After an early breakfast we drive up to the starting point and prepare for our Bhutan trekking to the legendary Taktsang (Tiger's Nest). On the way back, stop then have lunch at the cafeteria. If your energy allows, we drive to the ruins of the 17th-century Drukgyel Dzong which was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro District. Following the Drukgyel Dzong visit, it is worth stopping at the 7th-century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Buthan's oldest and most beautiful temples.

Day 06: Paro Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, free at leisure until our guide and driver transfer you to Paro airport to catch your departure flight.
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Important Information
Departure Point
You can catch the international flights from Bangkok, Singapore, Kathmandu or Kolkata to Paro (Bhutan)
Departure Time
Our Asia Senses guide and driver will come to pick up you at 8:00 to 8:30AM
Duration
6 days
Inclusions
  • FREE Bhutan Visa
  • FREE 1 complimentary beer and water for each meals
  • 05 hotel night accommodation
  • Local English speaking guide
  • All meals on the tour
  • Transportation in Bhutan
  • FREE bottled drinking water
  • FREE 1 postcard per person to send back home
Exclusions
  • International flights not indicated
  • Travel and medical insurances.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, souvenirs.
  • Tips for your guide and driver
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is formal
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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41
Amazing Private Tour of North Korea - DPRK
I had an unforgettable experience of North Korea which would not have been possible without the coordination from my consultant - Khuong at Asia Sense! I had decided to visit North Korea only 8 days before I left Australia for my holiday to South Korea and I contacted Asia Senses through email to see if it was possible to do a tour up in the North. Khuong replied within the hour with information on dates which I requested and prices and also the process to organise visa, flights, accommodation etc.. Because of the ability to quickly communicate with my consultant Khuong, I was able to organise everything on my end and be confident that I’d be able to visit North Korea on a personalised tour. Khuong was amazing and immediately (using an instant messenger app) kept me informed with any questions at all that I had. I visited North Korea and really enjoyed the personalised tour that Asia Senses organised for me. This experience would not have been possible without Asia Senses and their amazing team so a big thank you to you! I highly recommend their services and will definitely be back for more experiences!
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explorefree
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419
Ha Giang Province and Bac Son Valley
Ethan Nguyen at Asia Senses planned the perfect itinerary for myself and my four kids ages 15, 17, 19, 21. Ha Gaing, Dong Van, Meo Vac, Ban Gioi, and Bac Son Valley. I have travelled all of Vietnam, Canada, as well as many parts of USA, Europe and Asia, but the Geo park Unesco Site in Ha Giang Province was beyond spectacular. This trip takes time. It cannot be rushed, because although the distances do not appear far in kilometres, the road travelled is very slow and technical. If you are an off the beaten path traveller who enjoys places seen by few tourists, skip all of Vietnam including SAPA and travel Ha Giang Province and Bac Son Valley. There are few hotels and few restaurants to pick from in this remote area, so don't expect glamour. Ethan does his best to provide comfort from what is available, while giving you some safe homestay experiences. The Dong Van Market is spectacular. The Meo Vac Pass must be seen. Please google them. Unbelievable, and better than the pics on the internet. I sent a list of requirements to Ethan Nguyen. The timeline I sent was difficult to work with and my expectations were high. Ethan put together a perfect itinerary. Most importantly, he provided us with the most experienced safe driver imaginable - Mr Bingh. The north is very tricky driving, mostly passed on motorcycles, so having a driver that knew every last turn was extremely comforting. Our driver also brought us to small unknown villages where he seemed to know every local. To say the least he made us all feel very safe. Asia senses provided us with all the information about vaccinations and diseases that are prevalent in Northern Vietnam. I am a registered nurse and I was impressed with the comprehensive information provided. They also provided us with all relevant cultural travel information. Please note that if you travel to the north, bring Vietnamese money, not US or Canadian dollars. Beware of the time of year that you travel. We travelled in August and were extremely lucky that the weather cooperated. Normally it is the rain season and there are mudslides. Go in the dry season or shoulder season if you want to be certain that you will not experience mudslide delays. Lastly, if you are able, get a motorbike in Meo Vac. Ethan provided time for this, and our two oldest boys certainly loved the experience. Nothing but great things to say about Ethan Nguyen and Asia Senses.
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