Dragon Kingdom Explorer

Cultural
7 Days

Tour Description

Come with us on a journey into the “Land of the Thunder Dragon” on this seven-day tour with visits to age-old temples, imposing Dzongs and gold-roofed monasteries. On the Thunder Dragon tour, we will explore traditional architecture, discover the attractions of the Paro Valley, including the ancient Kyichu Temple and Drukgyel Dzong and take in the sights of Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu.

Enjoy hiking up 900 meters above the valley floor to the awe-inspiring Taktsang “Tiger’s Nest” Monastery. Take a walk through the Punakha Valley through rice fields and orange plantations to a hillside chorten offering sweeping valley views.

Along your journey, we’ll provide comfortable accommodations, time for relaxation and reflection, and opportunities to enjoy local entertainment and customs.

On this date, this 7-day tour will include Thimphu Tshechu Festival!

Price quoted is per person. You can reserve a spot today by placing a $1000 deposit.

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Tour Details

Price: $3343

(Based on double occupancy. Contact us for more!)

Next Tour: September 10, 2018

Tour Itinerary Summary

 
 
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DAY 1
Paro
 

You'll arrive in Bhutan, with a view of some of the world's highest peaks on your way in. On your first day, we'll visit two of Paro's incredible temples, and have a feast of a welcome dinner.

 
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DAY 2
Thimpu
 

We'll travel to Bhutan's capital, Thimpu, and explore some of its cultural and religious points of interest.

 
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DAY 3
Thimpu
 

The Tango Monestary, just 7 miles outside of Thimpu, is an impressive building built into a hillside. We'll hike about 900 ft up to it, then tour the complex, which is now a Bhuddist university. Later in the day, we'll visit Tashichoedzong, "The Fortress of the Glorious Religion." The expansive dzong houses some national and religious governing bodies.

 
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DAY 4
Punakha
 

We'll drive over Dochula Pass, where on a clear day you can see the highest peaks of the Himalayas. Once in the town of Punakha, we'll tour Punakha Dzong, a fortress built in 1637.

 
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DAY 5
Punakha
 

Today's a trek through the countryside surrounding Punakha, with stops to learn about the history of the region and traditional Bhutanese music.

 
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DAY 6
Paro
 

Those who choose to will hike up to this incredible monastery, a Bhutanese icon, tucked high in the mountains (if you don't want to hike, it's okay, our horses do!). You'll have the afternoon to yourself to relax and explore.

 
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DAY 7
Paro
 

You'll depart the Paro airport and head back home.

 

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