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Glimpse of Bhutan provided by Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel

Glimpse of Bhutan
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Duration:
5 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5 days
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This 5 days 4 nights trip will present a true Glimpse of Bhutan and imbibe in you what it takes for a tiny Buddhist Kingdom to emerge as a unique tourist destination. The journey will take you through the hearts of three western districts of Bhutan – Paro, capital city Thimphu and fertile Punakha valley which all exhibits strength and tenacity of a nation known for preserving its ancient Buddhist culture and living in harmony with its pristine natural environment. You will visit major historical and religious centers including 4-5 hour return hike to the most spectacular tourist attraction, Paro Taktsang which was originally built in 1692 on a sheer 800-meter rock cliff and 2 hour hike through the beautiful valley in Punakha. En route to Punakha stop at a sacred mountain pass Dochu La at (3,150m/10,335ft) from where you can see, if weather permits, grand panoramic view of some of the highest snow-capped peaks in Bhutan.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 71355P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Visa Fee & Processing. You'll receive your e-Visa within 3-4 business days.
  • Twin-sharing accommodations at 3-star hotels certified by Tourism Council of Bhutan.
  • All ground transportations including round trip airport transfers
  • English-speaking licensed private tour guide
  • All permits and entry fees
  • All internal taxes for the services listed above
  • Entry/Admission - Paro
  • Entry/Admission - National Institute for Zorig Chusum
  • Entry/Admission - National Library and Archives of Bhutan
  • Entry/Admission - Buddha Dordenma
  • Entry/Admission - Gagyel Lhundrup Weaving Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Changlimithang Stadium & Archery Ground
  • Entry/Admission - Dochula Pass
  • Entry/Admission - Chimi Lhakhang Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Punakha Dzong
  • Entry/Admission - Punakha Suspension Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
  • Entry/Admission - Punakha
  • Entry/Admission - Kyichu Lhakhang
  • Entry/Admission - Paro Taktsang
  • Entry/Admission - Thimphu
Exclusions
  • Travel insurance. We highly recommend getting insurance. For trekking adventure insurance is a MUST.
  • International Airfares
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry services, telephone call charges
  • Tips to Guides and Drivers
  • Any other expenses of personal nature
Duration
5 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Our guide and driver will receive you at Paro International Airport and the departure time will depend on the flight arrival time.
  • Airports:
  • Paro Airport, Paro Bhutan
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • January, February, June, July, August & December are considered as Regular Season
  • March, April, May, September, October & November are considered as High Season
  • Youth aged 13-18 must send us a copy of a valid Student ID card/document with photo from their academic institution to avail student discount.
  • Visa is 100% guaranteed. We process and send you e-visa letter within 3-4 working days after the booking is confirmed.
  • After you book the tour, we need clear passport copies of all the participants for obtaining visa. Passport copy can be either scanned or just a mobile photo shot as long as the whole biodata page including the machine readable zone is seen clearly. Passport should have at least SIX MONTHS validity from the day you depart from Bhutan.
  • There are only two airlines operating in and out of Bhutan and so securing air tickets can be difficult especially during the months of high season. Currently, Bhutan is connected with these cities - Bagdogra, Bangkok, Delhi, Dhaka, Guwahati, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Singapore. We recommend you to book few months in advance especially if you plan to visit during the high season months of March - May and September - November. If you need help in arranging flights to/from Bhutan, please let us know much in advance.
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Visa Fee & Processing. You'll receive your e-Visa within 3-4 business days.
  • Twin-sharing accommodations at 3-star hotels certified by Tourism Council of Bhutan.
  • All ground transportations including round trip airport transfers
  • English-speaking licensed private tour guide
  • All permits and entry fees
  • All internal taxes for the services listed above
  • Entry/Admission - Paro
  • Entry/Admission - National Institute for Zorig Chusum
  • Entry/Admission - National Library and Archives of Bhutan
  • Entry/Admission - Buddha Dordenma
  • Entry/Admission - Gagyel Lhundrup Weaving Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Changlimithang Stadium & Archery Ground
  • Entry/Admission - Dochula Pass
  • Entry/Admission - Chimi Lhakhang Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Punakha Dzong
  • Entry/Admission - Punakha Suspension Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
  • Entry/Admission - Punakha
  • Entry/Admission - Kyichu Lhakhang
  • Entry/Admission - Paro Taktsang
  • Entry/Admission - Thimphu
Exclusions
  • Travel insurance. We highly recommend getting insurance. For trekking adventure insurance is a MUST.
  • International Airfares
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry services, telephone call charges
  • Tips to Guides and Drivers
  • Any other expenses of personal nature
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Our guide and driver will receive you at Paro International Airport and the departure time will depend on the flight arrival time.
  • Airports:
  • Paro Airport, Paro Bhutan
Duration
5 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • January, February, June, July, August & December are considered as Regular Season
  • March, April, May, September, October & November are considered as High Season
  • Youth aged 13-18 must send us a copy of a valid Student ID card/document with photo from their academic institution to avail student discount.
  • Visa is 100% guaranteed. We process and send you e-visa letter within 3-4 working days after the booking is confirmed.
  • After you book the tour, we need clear passport copies of all the participants for obtaining visa. Passport copy can be either scanned or just a mobile photo shot as long as the whole biodata page including the machine readable zone is seen clearly. Passport should have at least SIX MONTHS validity from the day you depart from Bhutan.
  • There are only two airlines operating in and out of Bhutan and so securing air tickets can be difficult especially during the months of high season. Currently, Bhutan is connected with these cities - Bagdogra, Bangkok, Delhi, Dhaka, Guwahati, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Singapore. We recommend you to book few months in advance especially if you plan to visit during the high season months of March - May and September - November. If you need help in arranging flights to/from Bhutan, please let us know much in advance.
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 13 Oct. 2021
A note from Glimpse of Bhutan
All tourists are required to provide a COVID vaccine certificate and negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before the date of entry.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
17 stops
Day 1
Arrive at Paro International...
Day 2
Sightseeing in Thimphu /...
Day 3
Hike to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel...
Day 4
Hike to the famed Paro Taktsang...
Day 5
Transfer to Paro International...
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Patricia B
Brasilia, DF966 contributions
Me and my husband had great time visiting Buthan this february. We arranged our 5 day tour through Buthan Vip Service, which was perfect. The service, courtesy of the staff, quality of the visits, They even arranged a birthday celebration for my husband . Mr. Sherab kindly made all the arrangements, Timpa, our guide was a very nice guy and Punzo drove us carefully all around. A dream team! I strong recommend a visit to this lovely coutry with Buthan Vip Service.
Written 11 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jlfarzaroli
44 contributions
Oct. 2019
We purchased this private tour and then highly customized it. We spend more or less time in certain locations and arranged our own 4-5 star hotel accommodations and air travel.

Flying in to Bhutan was not as crazy as the internet suggests. Yes there were a few corners before we landed, but the landing was smooth, just like any other normal landing. Nothing special. What was special is that we passed by Mount Everest on the way. I highly suggest to arrive at the airport early and get a seat on the left hand side of the plane (facing the pilot). We had a quick stop in Kathmandu on the way, but didn’t even de-plane.
We arrived in Paro and were picked up by our driver Pem, and our guide Wangchu. These were great guys! We immediately drove to Thimpu and checked in to our hotel and had dinner there. We stayed at Terma Linca Resort.

During our stay, we saw/toured: Dochula Pass, Buddha point (largest sitting Buddha at 169 feet tall), Chimi Lhakhang, Punakha Dzong, Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, Paro Weekend Market, and of course we hiked up to the Tiger's Nest. We saw 3 banyan trees that were taken as saplings from the original Banyan tree (Bodi tree) that the original Buddha sat under.

We also stayed at Khuru – this was only a 3 star hotel and was disappointing, and Nak-Sel Boutique Hotel and Spa which was by far our favorite.

Our driver Pem and our guide Wangchu were great. We always felt safe and well taken care of. Pem is an excellent driver. Wangchu is very inquisitive and is eager to learn about other cultures. This made the trekking time go faster and was a welcome distraction.
Written 6 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Judi, Kuzu Zangpo! I must thank you for your invaluable review. All of us at Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in Bhutan and of course both Wangchu & Pema are excited to hear your great reviews. Kadrinchey! With best wishes from Bhutan, Karma
Written 8 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Angelique
4 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Friends
I enjoyed our trip to Bhutan very much, not only enjoying the scenery but also learning about their culture.

Big thank you to our guide Lhamo, and our driver Kencho for this amazing experience.
Written 23 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear AC, Both Lhamo and Kencho are excited to that you and your group had an amazing experience. Thank you for leaving us a review and also for giving us an opportunity to serve you. Warmest wishes from the Kingdom of Bhutan! Karma & Team Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
Written 25 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kjd35uk
2 contributions
Aug. 2019
This was honestly the best guided tour I've ever had - what a great experience! Bhutan is a beautiful, soul-refreshing, fascinating country and my guide, lhamo (Jorden), and driver, Aum Dewa, were so warm, welcoming, professional and knowledgeable. As a single female traveller, it was so lovely to have female guides and I really enjoyed spending time with both ladies. During my short stay in Bhutan, I felt that I really got to know the wonderful culture and experienced many different aspects of life there. I will be recommending this fabulous tour company to everyone I know!
Written 20 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear KJD, Kadrinchey for leaving us a wonderful review! Both Lhamo and Dewa are very happy to hear that you had good time here in Bhutan. We conduct ourselves with honesty and take care of every needs of our guests. We hope you will visit us again in the future. We all wish you a best luck. Karma & Team Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
Written 23 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PabloBarahona
Madrid, Spain3 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Wonderful experience, Mr. Lendhup and Pema (guide and driver) took really good care of us and adapted to everything we requested. They also provided for some very good alternatives which proved definitively better than what we have initially planned for. The Company delivered highly satisfactorily and above our expectations.
Written 6 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear PB, Many thanks for leaving us a wonderful review. We are happy that you enjoyed the trip. It was an honour serving you in Bhutan and we do hope you will visit again in the future. Wish you every success and happiness! Karma & Team Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
Written 21 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

libby mills
1 contribution
Apr. 2019 • Couples
Such a beautiful place to visit. BHUTAN ACORN TOURS & TRAVEL are such a great tour agency. They were very friendly and helpful in all of our planning right through to showing us around Bhutan. I would highly recommend them & hope to return some day to beautiful Bhutan. Big Thanks to Karma, Lhamo & the team!!!
Written 30 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for leaving us a review. Our team had a wonderful time serving you in Bhutan. We look forward to receiving you with open arms and open hearts! We you all the success, happiness and an adventure full of life! Kadrinchey!
Written 31 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rui D
5 contributions
Apr. 2019 • Solo
The guide, driver, and hotels, were outstanding. Clearly one of the most prepared, and nice, tours I had in my life, and I travel a lot.. Moreover they were very accommodating for any change I needed to do, always present and active. Outstanding!
Written 30 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Rui, Kadrinchey! for leaving us a wonderful review. Our team is simply happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay in Bhutan. Please do visit Bhutan again and we will once again prove that we offer one of the best services. We all wish you a very happy and a memorable adventure wherever you are! Karma & Team Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
Written 21 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Aj Jenkk
2 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
Thanks to Bhutan Acorn and the team, my trip to Bhutan was superb! can’t wait to come back again to this beautiful country.
Written 13 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DariuszPoland
Opole Province, Poland2 contributions
Jan. 2019 • Family
Sonam was really great and friendly Guide.
Itinerary was flexible, changes were possible even during the same day.
No any weak points during our stay there !
Strongly recommended tour operator.
Written 25 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Dariusz, Thank you for your kind review. Our team is very happy to know that you and your family enjoyed the trip. We wish you all a very happy and prosperous life ahead. Kadrinchey!
Written 7 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

INKA
1 contribution
Jan. 2019 • Family
We, a family of four, really had a wonderful time in Bhutan. Our guide and driver were really caring towards all our needs and adjustment in the itinerary. Hiking through some of the most natural and rural parts or Bhutan was amazing with friendly people and untouched environment. We also experienced a snowfall during our time there.Thanks to Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel who planned and made all the arrangement seamlessly right from the start till the end. Booking a trip through this company is definitely worth!
Written 9 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for giving us a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your tip to Bhutan with us. We take pride in what we do and your review certainly helps us to improve and grow. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kadrinchey!
Written 25 February 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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carla802017
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Beautiful country and kind people
I travelled to Asia in February 2020 and in March beginning I went to Bhutan by this agency. The trip was wonderfu
adamdS2294VN
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Great experience
I had a great time in Bhutan, the tour was perfect for me and I learned a great deal about the country and it's his
Lvcort
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Outstanding tour of Bhutan
Outstanding! Highly recommend Bhutan Acorn Tours! They are very professional. They got us our visa in 2 days, staye
GrandTour37380999491
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Trip of a lifetime.
I did a private eight-day cultural tour with a two-day Bumdrak trek. The food and resorts included in the package w
Climber507916
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Amazing trip.
Dema and Kencho met me at Paro airport coming in from India and I was immediately put at ease with their friendline
purebrigade
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my new gold standard for tours
incredible sights, very knowledgeable, competent, and charming tour guide, expert and careful driver, well-appointe
tomm623
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A flexible guide made the trip great
We started in Paro, flying in from Kathmandu. We did not realize that you ought to sit on the correct side of the p
Vickywks
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Excellent tour guide and service!
I really enjoyed my time at Bhutan Jangsem Dema is awesome she really looked after me and I felt very welcoming and
IngridEO33
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Fantastic tour, dream come true!
The trip was fabulous, dream come true! The country is very beautiful and breath-taking and it was very well organi
IngomarS
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Amazing tour, well organized, kind guides
We booked a customized 8-days private tour, covering the areas around Paro, Thimphu and Punakha Valley as well as m
mariaescobar111819
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The best guided tour we have taken so far
We have been very fortunate to select Bhutan Acorn to organize our long overdue visit to the magical Kingdom of Bhu
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Kadrin Chhe La Bhutan Acorn ❤️🙏🏽
We are very fortunate to have chosen Bhutan Acorn as our tour guide. Me and my friend have a blast experience every
Katie H
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Amazing tour company and wonderful country!
Hi there, I had a great time in Bhutan and am very happy that I chose to travel with Acorn Tours. My tour guide a
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Absolutely amazing!
We definitely made the right choice when we decided to book our tour with Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel. This Bhutan
kayenorton
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Bhutan a unique experiemce
This tour surpassed all my expectations. As a very experienced solo female traveler, the professionalism, care and
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