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Ultimate Bhutan Luxury Tour, The Aman Kora Journey

Travel in style for a unique Bhutan Travel and Bhutan Holiday experiences and while realizing your much awaited dream to visit this dreamland. Indulge in the highest levels of personal and attentive service, lavish and sumptuous accommodations, and a tour program tailored by Bhutan Swallowtail – No. 1 Bhutan Travel Agent since 2015 in terms of high quality service deliverance.

The Ultimate Bhutan Luxury tour is specifically designed by Bhutan Swallowtail to meet the needs and expectations of luxury travellers. While focusing on the supreme comfort and elegance of traveling, we are striking the right balance of local insight, independence and flexibility. People of Bhutan are genuinely devoted to spiritual realization and Bhutan boasts of clean air, undisturbed nature and rich age – old culture and tradition and the tour will take you through an in depth emotional experience in this country of myths and legends.

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DETAILS OF THE TOUR PACKAGE

Travel Difficulty: Moderate

6 - 7 hours of activity a day and/or elevation gain, higher altitude, longer distance, uneven terrain.

Ultimate Luxury Bhutan Tour Highlights

  • Adventure by day and authentic Luxury by night - all night stay at AmanKora, the supreme comfort and elegance
  • The right balance of local insight, independence and flexibility
  • Tiger’s Nest/Taktsang Monastery. Hanging onto a precarious almost vertical mountain cliff, it’s a spectacular sight in terms of location, setting and history and is one of the holiest sites in the Buddhist arena.
  • Excursion of Thimphu valley – Combination of the ancient and the modern
  • Excursion of Punakha – the old capital of Bhutan
  • Excursion of Gangtey valley – one of the beautiful glacial valleys of Bhutan
  • Excursion of Bumthang valley – The Spiritual Heartland of Bhutan
  • Visit Dochula Pass – 3,150 meters, enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the snow capped Himalayas
  • Visit Tashi Chho Dzong or the Fortress of the Auspicious Religion – the office of the Dragon King of Bhutan
    Hoisting of prayer flags high in the mountains – as per your birth an astrologer will consult the Divination Charts and accordingly your guide will purchase the appropriate prayer flags that most benefit and protect you.
  • Traditional farmhouse experience
  • Play/practice a game of traditional archery
  • Traditional hot stone bath

Other Highlights

  • Included quality wining and dining: a welcome reception with drinks at every hotels of your stay,
  • Throughout your holiday to Bhutan, escorted by one of the Bhutan Swallowtail’s expert tour guide- your ‘travelling concierge’, expert guide, consummate facilitator and friend in a foreign land who ensures your journey is as enjoyable as possible.
  • Baggage handling everywhere on your tour.
  • Free Wi-fi and internet in most of the hotel rooms and lobbies.
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Bhutan Swallowtail’s Luxury air conditioned SUV and coach with extended leg room.
  • Airport Transfers as per the scheduled flights.

Package Inclusion:

  • Airport Transfers
  • All Accommodation at Amankora - ultimate luxury hotels in Bhutan
  • All three meals, tea, coffee and bottled water
  • Dedicated SUV luxury vehicle with a driver
  • English Speaking licensed Guide throughout the Trip
  • Short hikes, Packed lunches and snacks wherever required
  • Monumental /Entrance Fees
  • Visa fee
  • Government Royalty – goes towards economic developmental works in Bhutan eg, education, health, roads etc

Package Does Not Include:

  • Air fare
  • Refreshments and bottled drinks and alcohol
  • Tips/gratuities – It is at your discretion to tip your guide and driver as per their service quality
  • Cost arising out of Flight Cancellation/road blockades/ landslides and events beyond our control
  • Expenses of personal nature and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost

Transport:

The vehicles of Bhutan Swallowtail are all luxurious with air conditioning / heating systems catering to the comforts of our guests as well as ensuring a smooth ride over the mountainous and winding roads of Bhutan. With high ride quality and extended legroom you can enjoy the beautiful landscape from the inside of our cars. We will have four-seater Hyundai Santa fee air-conditioned luxury SUV for you and your family with a dedicated driver and a guide throughout your trip.

VISA to Bhutan

All tourist Visa has to be applied through a local tour operator and the only document required for this is a scan copy of your passport with a minimum validity of 6 months prior to entering Bhutan. This is the only document required from your side for us to apply for your Bhutan Visa. Visa approval only depends on your imminent travel dates.

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Itinerary

PARO - Your First Glimpse of Bhutan

Rinpung Dzong/fortress of heaped Jewels, National Museum, Dochulaa Pass – 3,150 meters
  • Arrive at Paro International Airport
  • Paro Rinpung Dzong/fortress of heaped Jewels
  • National Museum
  • Drive to Punakha- 3.30 hours
  • Dochulaa Pass – 3,150 meters– On a clear day spectacular view of the snowcapped Himalayas
  • 108 chortens/stupas
  • Druk Wangyel Lhakhang/Temple of Victory
  • Lobesa Market
  • Continue drive
  • Overnight at your AmanKora in Punakha

EXCURSION OF PUNAKHA VALLEY- Old capital of Bhutan - GANGTEY, PHOBJIKA & NEIGHBORING VILLAGES VALLEYS – One of the most beautiful glacial valleys in Bhutan

Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten, Interact with the nuns, Chime Lhakhang/Fertility temple
  • Nunnery – beautiful view of the Punakha and Wangdue valleys
  • Interact with the nuns (most speak English)
  • Hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten – 2 hours leisurely
  • Punakha Dzong / Fortress of Great Bliss
  • Iron Suspension Bridge- Longest iron bridge in Bhutan
  • Chime Lhakhang/Fertility temple – 25 minutes’ walk
  • Drive to Gangtey and Phobjikha Valleys- 2 hours
  •  Visit a traditional farmhouse followed by dinner with local family
  • Overnight at AmanKora in Gangtey

GANGTEY & PHOBJIKHA VALLEYS- TRONGSA VALLEY- Valley of the Vanguard of Warriors

Gangtey Natural trail, Pelela Pass – 3,420 meters, Trongsa Dzong / Fortress of the Vanguard of Warriors
  • Gangtey Natural trail – 1 hour leisurely hike
  • Crane Observation Center
  • Gangtey Monastery
  • Drive to Trongsa - 4 hours
  • Pelela Pass – 3,420 meters
  • Chendebjee, Rukubjee & Tangsibjee Villages
  • Chendebjee Stupa
  • Trongsa View point
  • Trongsa Dzong / Fortress of the Vanguard of Warriors
  • Royal National Museum  -  dedicated to the Wangchuck Dynasty, the Dragon Kings of Bhutan
  • Drive  to Bumthang – 2 hours
  • Yotongla Pass – 3,400 meters
  • Yathra Weaving Center – yak and sheep wool weaving and textiles
  • Overnight at AmanKora in Bumthang

BUMTHANG VALLEY EXCURSION – The Spiritual Heartland of Bhutan

Jakar Dzong /Fortress of the White Bird, Kharchu Dratsang / Institute of Buddhist Studies
  • Jakar Dzong /Fortress of the White Bird
  • Walk to the four temples  -Jambay Lhakhang/temple
  • Kurjey Lhakhang/temple
  • Tamzhing Lhakhang/temple
  • Kharchu Dratsang / Institute of Buddhist Studies – beautiful view of the valley
  • Kenchosum Lhakhang – one of the most beautiful temples
    Overnight at your hotel in Bumthang  

BUMTHANG TO PARO

Domestic flight, Memorial Chorten / stupa, TashiChhoDzong/Fortress of the Auspicious Religion
  • Domestic flight

PARO – THIMPHU – The capital city of Bhutan

  • Drive to Thimphu Valley – 1 hour
  • Enroute Tachogang lhakhang – dedicated to a great Yogi Thangtong Gyelpo,’ The iron Bridge Builder’
  • Iron Suspension bridge
  • Memorial Chorten / stupa – Congregation of devout Bhutanese circumambulating the 3 storied stupa
  • Buddha Dordenma  –  51.5 meter bronze Shakyamuni Buddha statue gilded in gold
  • TashiChhoDzong/Fortress of the Auspicious Religion and office of the Golden Throne of the Dragon King
  • Stroll through the main streets of Thimphu
  • Overnight at AmanKora in Thimphu

THIMPHU VALLEY – PARO VALLEY

Bhutan Postal Museum, centenary farmers market
  • Changangkha Lhakhang/temple – one of the oldest temples in Thimphu
  • Takin Preserve – a weird looking national animal of Bhutan with the head of a goat and a body of a cow
  • Bhutan Postal Museum – make your personalized stamps with your photos and use them to send postcards to your family and friends around the world
  • Visit weekend centenary farmers market
  • Drive to Paro – 1 hour
  • Bhutanese cooking experience
  • Overnight at your hotel in Paro

TAKTSANG MONASTERY- The Most Important Cultural Icon of Bhutan

Taktsang Monastery, Kyichu Lhakhang, Traditional Hot stone bath
  • Hike to Taktsang  Monastery  (3 hours uphill climb, 2 hours downhill)
  • Kyichu Lhakhang / temple- One of the oldest temples in Bhutan
  • Stroll through the numerous small handicraft shops
  • Traditional Hot stone bath
  • Overnight at AmanKora in Paro

PARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Depart
  • Breakfast
  • Drive to the Airport – 20 minutes
  • Paro International Airport