Day 1: Arrive at Paro. Our Services begin here. You will be greeted at the airport by our travel facilitator or your Tour Director, and then ushered to a chauffeur driven vehicle. You are then driven to Thimphu. The drive is for about one and half hours duration, to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. This drive will take you through the beautiful valley of the Thimphu River.
Arrive at Thimphu and you will be assisted with your check in at the hotel. The next day’s plans are briefly reviewed and the travel facilitator or Tour Director hands over travel documents such as your air tickets and hotel vouchers to you.
Day 2: Thimphu – Paro. Start the exploration of Bhutan with a visit to the ’Trashichoedzong’ (fortress of the glorious religion). This is the centre of the Bhutanese government. It houses the monarch’s throne room and the seat of Je Khenpo or the Chief Abbot. The spectacular dzong (fortress) was built in 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. It was reconstructed in the 1960, in traditional Bhutanese style by Bhutan’s third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, the father of modern Bhutan. It was made the seat of the government of Bhutan in 1969.
There is a break for lunch.
Afternoon – Drive to the beautiful valley of Paro, which contains a wealth of attractions. Visit Ta Dzong, once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during the inter-valley wars of the 17th century. Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan’s National Museum in 1968. From here, walk-down a hillside trail to visit ‘Rinpung Dzong’ (fortress that sits on a heap of jewels). It has a long and fascinating history and is a fine example of Bhutanese architecture. Later, visit the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and privately owned crafts shops. The emporium and shops offer a wide range of handcrafted products, including the splendid thangka (religious banner) paintings and exquisitely woven textiles for which Bhutan is famous. Also visit the Folk Heritage and National Textile Museums, a fascinating testimony of Bhutan’s living traditions.
Arrive at Paro and check in to your hotel.
Evening – You can take a stroll at Paro's main street.
Day 3: Depart Paro. Check out of your hotel and board the flight to your onwards destination.
Your vehicle and driver stay with you until your assisted check in at the airport.
Our services end at Paro airport.