04 Days Magical Bhutan
Day 01: ARRIVE PARO – THIMPHU
Day 02: THIMPHU – PARO
Day 03: PARO (hike to Taktsang Monastery)
Day 04: DEPART PARO
DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO – THIMPHU
The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular mountain flights in the world, with a constantly changing panorama of some of the highest mountains on earth. Our Bhutan representative will meet you at Paro airport exit doors following customs formalities.
After lunch enjoy afternoon sightseeing around Paro, including a visit to the Ta Dzong Museum housing many religious relics, works of art and handicrafts offering a great orientation into Bhutan’s historical, cultural, and religious past. Next, visit the Rimpong Dzong to see the painting of the great saint Milarepa, considered as the master of meditation by the Bhutanese and believed to have attained enlightenment in a lifetime. Dzong’s are large monasteries and district administrative centres, which were once strategic forts. Afterwards, drive to the capital, Thimphu (1.5 hours) following the Pachu River. Before dinner at the hotel there will be an orientation on Bhutanese etiquette by your guide. Overnight at your hotel in Thimphu.
Overnight at your hotel in Thimphu.
DAY 02: THIMPHU – PARO
After breakfast, a short drive to Kuenselphodrang, a popular vantage point, with the biggest Buddha statues in the world. This site offers a panoramic view of the capital below and also has several walking trails, which ranges from leisurely to moderate. Then visit the National Memorial Chorten, built in the memory of the Third King and for world peace. Continue on to the picturesque 12th century Changangkha Temple and Nunnery at Zilukha.
Afternoon you will visit The National Library housing the collection of Bhutanese scriptures dating back to the 8th century and a fascinating replica of a medieval farmhouse at the Folk Heritage Museum. You will also have an opportunity to visit handicraft and souvenir stores. If your visit to Thimphu coincides with the weekend, you can walk through the Thimphu Market to see the variety of food of Bhutan, including basket upon basket of fiery chillies, fresh cheese and a variety of fresh greens. In addition, many stalls contain Bhutanese handicrafts and household items. Afterwards, we will depart for Paro.
Overnight at Hotel in Paro
DAY 03: PARO (TAKTSANG MONASTERY HIKE)
After breakfast we hike to Taktsang Monastery. The trail is broad and the walk of approximately 2 hours uphill takes us to Taktsang Monastery. Built on a sheer cliff face 900 metres above the valley floor, the monastery is a spectacular sight. It is also an important pilgrim site for the Buddhists. Legend has it that the great Guru Rimpoche flew here on the back of a tigress when he brought the teachings of the Buddhist Dharma to Bhutan in the 8th Century. He then mediated in a cave there for three months where the monastery was later built. Nearby there is a teahouse where you can stop for refreshments. In the afternoon, we drive to the ruins of the 17th Century Drukgyel Dzong, an historic monument built by the Shabdrung to commemorate his victory against marauding Tibetans in 1644. On the return drive to Paro, we can visit other remote monasteries in the valley.
Difficulty: Moderate to Hard.
Overnight at hotel in Paro.
DAY 04: DEPART PARO
Breakfast in the hotel, then drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination.
4 Days Magical Bhutan
Price per person in SGD
|Tour Code: BHU-MB04||1||2||3-7||8-15||Single|
Price is subjected to changes without prior notice
- Return Airfare + taxes by Druk Air (Singapore – Paro – Singapore) in Economy or Business Class as per choice
- Bhutan Tourist Tariff Royalty & Visa fees
- All private excursions and transfers in superior air-conditioned vehicle.
- Local English speaking guide/tour leader.
- Experienced driver.
- Accommodation in carefully selected, highest standard goverment approved hotels & guesthouses.
- All meals in Bhutan
- All entrance fees and permits.
- Briefing prior departure
- 15% discount for gears at X-Boundaries
- All other airfare & taxes not mentioned
- Personal gears
- All personal expenses such as bars, beverages, laundry, telephone and tips.
- Travel Insurance
- Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
- Hotel Upgrade such as COMO Uma Hotel
- Meals and drinks in the upgraded hotel such as COMO Uma Hotel
If you have any special dietary requests, please let us know in advance.
Throughout your stay you have the option to participate in a range of extra Outdoor Activities at an additional charge.
You should be aware that some policies restrict coverage or do not cover travel to Bhutan and may not cover activities such as trekking (and mountain bike). Please ensure that your policy provides a sufficient level of protection and covers you for the activities involved. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you to Bhutan.
Travel to Bhutan
|Thimphu||Bhutan Suites / Hotel Jumolhari||Hotel Druk Namgay Heritage|
|Punakha||Meri Puensum Hotel or option for homestay||Uma|
|Paro||Tenzinling Resort / Tashi Namgay Resort||Uma / Hotel Zhiwaling|
|Upgrades to 4 & 5 Star hotels can be booked for an additional nightly charge.|
KB501 SINGAPORE (SIN) – PARO (PBH) 0630 1050 (1 stopover)
Paro – Singapore Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays
KB500 PARO (PBH) – SINGAPORE (SIN) 0720 1540 (1 stopover)
Terms & Conditions
• More than 30 days from date of travel ~ 25% of total price
• 15-29 days from date of travel ~ 50% of total price
• 1-14 days ~ 100% of total price
A SGD 200 administration fee will be payable for each traveller’s cancellation. Please note there will be additional cost for airticket amendments.