Bhutan Family Vacation With Cultural Tour

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OVERVIEWBhutan is an ideal place for family vacation. There are lot of things you can do with your family in Bhutan. You can explore ancient monasteries, visit colorful festivals , go for a picnic on the hill top , hoist prayer flags or soak in hot stone bath and relax.You can always choose to stay with your family at a farmhouse and enjoy the quiet evening by a bonfire. You can also choose to go for happiness tree plantation and leave your carbon footprint.Duration : 06 Nights / 07 DaysDestination Covered : Paro - Thimphu - PunakhaDay 1: • Paro – ThimphuFly to Paro, Bhutan, on Druk Air, the national airline of Bhutan. If you get a seat on the left side of the plane and the weather cooperates, you may have spectacular views of the high peaks of the eastern Himalaya, including Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and more.. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / 3 Star Hotel - Thimphu, Bhutan
Day 2: • ThimphuAfter breakfast we will visit Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrangling), visitors can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from here; National Memorial Chorten- This stupa was built in 1974 in the memory of Bhutan's third King, His Late Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. Chang Gangkha Monastery, the oldest temple in the valley; Takin Zoo, Preserve center of Takin - National Animal of Bhutan.  Afternoon we can proceed local crafts shops. Overnight in Thimphu.Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / 3 Star Hotel - Thimphu, BhutanDay 3: • Thimphu – PunakhaThis morning's tour will include a visit to the School of Arts and Crafts (or "Painting School"), where Bhutanese children follow a six-year program in traditional arts, such as drawing, painting, woodcarving, and sculpture. You'll also visit the Textile Museum, National Institute of Traditional Medicine and Folk Heritage Museum.Afternoon drive across the Dochu La ("la" means "pass") at 10,000 feet, where you might view the snow covered Peaks of the eastern Himalaya (weather permitting).Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Damchen Resort Hotel - Punakha, BhutanDay 4: • PunakhaIn the morning, you will visit the ancient Punakha Dzong (a Dzong is a fortress-monastery) which dates back to the 17th century, spectacularly situated at the confluence of the Mo and Pho Rivers. You will also have an optional short walk across the rice paddies to visit nearby Chimi Lhakhang, a lovely temple built by Lama Drukpa Kunley.Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / 3 Star Hotel - Punakha, BhutanDay 5: • ParoMorning, drive to Paro. In the afternoon, you'll visit the National Museum, housed in an old watchtower above the Paro Dzong. The museum's collections include displays of spectacular thangkas (religious scroll paintings), bronze statues, Bhutan's beautiful stamps, and the Tshogshing Lhakhang ("Temple of the Tree of Wisdom").Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / 3 Star Hotel - Paro, BhutanDay 6: • Hike to Taktsang Monastery Today you have the option of taking a steep, 1½-hour hike to a teahouse, where you can enjoy a great view of Taktsang Monastery (its name means "tiger's nest"), perched on a cliff 2,700 feet above the floor of the Paro Valley.If you don't wish to hike up to Taktsang Monastery, we will drive above the town of Bondey to a trailhead where you can walk about 40 minutes to Dzongdrakha, a small monastery and retreat center overlooking the Paro Valley.Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / 3 Star Hotel - Paro, BhutanDay 7: • Departure Today we'll have a very early morning transfer to the Paro airport for departure on your Druk Air.

What’s included

  • Your stay at 3* property( which can be upgraded by paying additional premium)
  • All ground transportation
  • All meals
  • Certified English speaking guide
  • Mineral water
  • Royalty to the Government of USD 65 per person per night.
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)

Itinerary

Day 2: • Thimphu After breakfast we will visit Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrangling), visitors can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from here; National Memorial Chorten- This stupa was built in 1974 in the memory of Bhutan's third King, His Late Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. Chang Gangkha Monastery, the oldest temple in the valley; Takin Zoo, Preserve center of Takin - National Animal of Bhutan.   Afternoon we can proceed local crafts shops. Overnight in Thimphu. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / 3 Star Hotel - Thimphu, Bhutan
Day 3: • Thimphu – Punakha This morning's tour will include a visit to the School of Arts and Crafts (or "Painting School"), where Bhutanese children follow a six-year program in traditional arts, such as drawing, painting, woodcarving, and sculpture. You'll also visit the Textile Museum, National Institute of Traditional Medicine and Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon drive across the Dochu La ("la" means "pass") at 10,000 feet, where you might view the snow covered Peaks of the eastern Himalaya (weather permitting). Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Damchen Resort Hotel - Punakha, Bhutan
Day 4: • Punakha In the morning, you will visit the ancient Punakha Dzong (a Dzong is a fortress-monastery) which dates back to the 17th century, spectacularly situated at the confluence of the Mo and Pho Rivers. You will also have an optional short walk across the rice paddies to visit nearby Chimi Lhakhang, a lovely temple built by Lama Drukpa Kunley. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / 3 Star Hotel - Punakha, Bhutan
Day 5: • Paro Morning, drive to Paro. In the afternoon, you'll visit the National Museum, housed in an old watchtower above the Paro Dzong. The museum's collections include displays of spectacular thangkas (religious scroll paintings), bronze statues, Bhutan's beautiful stamps, and the Tshogshing Lhakhang ("Temple of the Tree of Wisdom"). Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / 3 Star Hotel - Paro, Bhutan
Day 6: • Hike to Taktsang Monastery Today you have the option of taking a steep, 1½-hour hike to a teahouse, where you can enjoy a great view of Taktsang Monastery (its name means "tiger's nest"), perched on a cliff 2,700 feet above the floor of the Paro Valley. If you don't wish to hike up to Taktsang Monastery, we will drive above the town of Bondey to a trailhead where you can walk about 40 minutes to Dzongdrakha, a small monastery and retreat center overlooking the Paro Valley. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / 3 Star Hotel - Paro, Bhutan
Day 7: • Departure Today we'll have a very early morning transfer to the Paro airport for departure on your Druk Air.
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