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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 12
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  • Starts Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Ends Paro, Bhutan
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  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • See Bhutan through the eyes of a local as you travel with a leader who will bring the country’s unique history, legends and traditions to life.
  • Get acquainted with rare and fascinating wildlife in the breathtaking Phobjika valley, including a visit to a protection and information centre for blacknecked cranes.
  • Visit the important monastery of Gangte Goemba where you’ll speak to a senior resident monk about two subjects at heart of Bhutanese culture – Buddhism and happiness.
  • Climb to the teetering monastery of Taktsang (the Tiger's Nest) 900 metres above Paro’s valley floor and take in onceinalifetime views.
The Premium Bhutan trip starts in Thimphu and ends in Paro. It is an explorer tour that takes 9 days taking you through Thimphu, Paro and Phobjikha in Bhutan. Premium Bhutan is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 103 reviews
  • Giselle
  • From Australia
  • On Jul 12 2019
4 - Very Good
Giselle's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“This was a fantastic trip run by a very fit, friendly & experienced tour leader. It was tough & hilly but a great way to explore northern Spain”
  • Anonymous
  • From Australia
  • On Jul 06 2019
4 - Very Good
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“India can be a very nice place to visit but definitely not for the faint hearted. It is not a clean place. Everywhere you go you can smell cow shit ( cow dung ) littered all over the roads and streets. Roads are small and narrow with potholes all over the place unrepaired. Traffic are in a state of chaos with no regard to rules or regulations. Weather has been an unbearable hot and smelly affair. Cows are considered sacred and are free to roam in the streets and roads. Very filthy on every streets and roads. Toilets in trains are stinky and of very poor standards. But you have to know....this is India ! Things are not what you expect ! Security is tight on all places we visited. And moving around is not easy with large bags and luggages. Electricity is a problem in India. It keeps cutting off every now and then. Many small to medium hotels and motels are not very well maintained and air conditioners are not working properly at times. A third world country experience. If that is what you are looking for !.”
  • Caroline
  • From Ireland
  • On Jul 23 2017
5 - Excellent
Caroline's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Excellent”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Paro - Thimphu
  • Day 2: Thimphu
  • Day 3: Punakha
  • Day 4: Punakha
  • Day 5: Phobjikha
  • Day 6: Phobjikha
  • Day 7: Paro
  • Day 8: Paro
  • Day 9: Paro
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (6 nights), Paro Feature Stay (2 nights)
Meals
  • 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 8 Dinners
Transport
  • Private vehicle
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Thimphu - Welcome dinner
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Thimpu - Folk & Heritage Museum
  • Thimpu - National Library
  • Thimphu - National Textile Museum
  • Thimphu - National Memorial Chorten
  • Thimphu - Takin Conservation Park
  • Thimphu - Zilukha Nunnery
  • Thimphu - Voluntary Artists School
  • Thimphu - Buddha Dordenma
  • Punakha Valley - Chimi Lhakhang
  • Dochula Pass - Druk Wangyal Chortens
  • Thimphu - Simtokha Dzong
  • Punakha - Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
  • Punakha - Punakha Dzong
  • Punakha - Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery
  • Phobjikha - Conversation with a senior monk
  • Phobjikha - Gangtoe Goemba
  • Phobjikha - Black Necked Crane Information Center
  • Phobjikha - Valley hiking
  • Paro - Tadzong Museum
  • Paro - Drukgyal Dzong
  • Paro - Home cooked dinner & family visit
  • Paro - Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery hike
  • Paro - Complimentary Departure Transfer
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Thimphu and from Paro are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Premium Bhutan tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Premium Bhutan tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 13 July 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 13 July 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 23 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Premium Bhutan tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Premium Bhutan tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • Due to the high altitude of the places we visit some people can suffer altitude sickness, regardless of age, gender or fitness. It even happened to Sir Edmund Hillary! Please see the ‘Medical and Health Information’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more details.
  • The hike to Tiger’s Nest can be strenuous. The trek can take up to 5 hours and reach an altitude of 3120 metres.
  • In Bhutan short distances can take much longer due to small, narrow roads and mountain passes. Motion sickness can be an issue on longer driving days on windy roads.
  • All meals are included due to the nature of travelling in Bhutan. This means there may be limited choices on some days.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this tour. Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing is highly encouraged, and frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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