Bhutan vacations, cultural tours

“A chance to get to grips with Bhutan's fascinating culture, this tour unravels the country's mystery through historical tours, unmissable sights and lots of local interaction.”


Kathmandu | Patan | Paro | Thimpu | Tashichhodzong Monastery | Zorig Chusum traditional arts and crafts school | Punakha | Punakha Dzong | Wangduephodrang local market | Simtokha Dzong | Ta Dzong National Museum | Rinpung Dzong | Drukgyel Dzong | Taktsang Monastery

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Our top tip:
Bhutan's roads cab be twisty and bumpy - take travel pills if you're prone to sickness.
Trip type:
Tailor made
Activity level:
Leisurely/Moderate - some steep walking involved.
10 nights 4* hotel.
Solo travelers welcome. Single rooms available for a surcharge.
All meals provided.
Accommodation, transport, listed activities and guides.

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Tourism generates income for local communities in Bhutan. We encourage our customers to purchase local products such as fresh fruits, handloom products, meat, drinks, and fresh vegetables and visit local markets for this purpose. We help to provide job opportunities and use local Bhutanese guides and drivers on this trip. We use the best tourist standard category hotels on full board basis in Bhutan.

We support the local school and health post, for example, by donating money and educational materials to the children according to the condition of the school and students. We support the local health post by giving medical materials. We support the Kvresthali Women society by donating a certain percentage of the income raised from this trip, to help repair the Culvert Bridge and provide training in goat farming and adult literacy for women.

We provide information on how to preserve the environment in Bhutan, for example, place rubbish in the proper place like rubbish box or establish a fire pit and burn waste like papers etc, or keep in underground wastage things. Non disposable things bring back with you and hand over to the garbage management organization. The group size, 4-12 people, is small and thus we ensure that we are minimizing our impact on environment.

36 Reviews of Bhutan vacations, cultural tours

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 08 Mar 2020 by

Excellent vacation.... The most memorable part of the trip was the clear blue sky and unspoiled nature of Bhutan. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2019 by

The most exciting part of the vacation was the trip to Bhutan. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2018 by

The best part: Traveling through the Himalayas, climbing to Tiger's Nest monastery, being inside the temples and fortresses of Bhutan. A trip full of wonders. A well organised, well put together tour. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2018 by

Fantastic. Amazing experience. I highly recommend to book a Vacation with this operator. Achut and his guide in Tibet were amazing. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2018 by

Simply Bhutan, every thing about the Bhutan vacation was excellent beyond expectations. From the time we landed till the time to leave the guide and driver were so kind, thoughtful, and could not do enough for us. One of the best vacation i ever had and will stay with me for a very long time. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2018 by

Every second will be memorable. Can’t wait to go back. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Mar 2018 by

Walking up to Tigers Nest Monastery in Bhutan was the most memorable. Exceeded my expectations in all respects. The tour operator was great and guides and drivers went out of their way to ensure a truly memorable experience. All arrangements went like clockwork. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 May 2018 by

The trip to the Tiger's Nest Monastery was tough but well worth the effort. Bhutan is a fabulous country, and the people are lovely. Coupled with the more hectic pace of Kathmandu, this was a perfect two center trip. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Apr 2018 by

The most memorable was climbing to Tigers nest. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2017 by

Bhutan was amazing. We loved the culture, the slow pace and Tigers Nest was the highlight, we loved the hotels, the food and the tour was superb. Our agent in Kathmandu, and our tour operator was excellent. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Sep 2017 by

Tiger's Nest Monastery .. it was the place I was most looking forward to visiting, and was every bit as good as I hoped. However, all of Bhutan was magical .. it's a such a remarkable, pristine country, comparatively untouched by mass tourism. From the moment of landing in Paro valley (it felt like the wings of the plane almost clipped the mountains!) it was an amazing experience. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 May 2017 by

Flying into Bhutan over the Himalayas and then the sharp right to get down into the narrow valley to line up with the runway. Exciting, definitely! I loved the greenery, the steep valleys and sometimes roaring rivers. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2017 by

The highlight was the trek up to the Tiger's Nest Temple in Bhutan. What a wonderful day - it was really challenging, but so worth it when you get to the top. Also the 4 day hike in the Annapurna region - amazing mountain scenery and I met great people along the way. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2017 by

Bhutan, climbing Tiger Nest and visited monastery in Tibet were all memorable highlights. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Apr 2017 by

The best part was the time spent in Bhutan, especially the trek up to the Tiger's Nest. The Bhutan element was life enhancing. Kathmandu was in striking contrast and a challenging experience for all my senses! Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Nov 2016 by

Bhutan was the most wonderful friendly country...Tiger's nest was the highlight, amazing place. The tour operator organised the whole tour to perfection even organising my friend's 70th birthday evening. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Nov 2016 by

The most memorable part was trekking up to tigers nest. A lifelong wish finally coming to fruition with a super guide and lovely fellow tourists...I cannot fault any part of the vacation. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 May 2016 by

I was immersed in the Nepalese way of life and found it to be enchanting ! Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Apr 2016 by

I absolutely loved it and even now a few weeks later, the wonderful sights and sounds are still with me. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2016 by

The climb up to the Tigers Nest was hard but worthwhile as the views and the Monastery were amazing. The walk through the Phobjikha valley to see the Black Necked Cranes had staggering scenery. I had a great guide who was very knowledgable... Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Nov 2015 by

The whole journey on the roads in Bhutan was something special, but of course the most momentous was the hike up to the Tiger's Nest. It was really something special. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2015 by

The best bits: People and countryside. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2015 by

It was an excellent vacation. Experiencing the hospitality of the Bhutanese and Nepali people. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Dec 2014 by

This was an excellent vacation with huge contrasts between the mountain countries of Nepal and Bhutan. Both countries are steeped in their unique cultures and histories - it was a joy to learn so much. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2014 by

Everything about Bhutan and Mt.Everest in Tibet was memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Apr 2013 by

My vacation was amazing the guides were so helpful and made my experience wonderful. The most memorable part of my vacation was the beautiful scenery on the treks in Bhutan and Nepal and the 51 metre Buddha high on a mountain in Thimpu is impressive and inspiring. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2013 by

The most memorable parts were the visits to the Dzong in Thimpu and Tiger's Nest...It was very good. The operator in Katmandu were attentive and well organised as well as very helpful people. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 May 2013 by

I really enjoyed my trip and feel that traveling from Nepal allowed an excellent opportunity to visit two - so different - places. I really enjoyed both counties. In Bhutan, Punakha was a favourite place for me as it's a little more rural and remote. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Dec 2012 by

The flight to and from Bhutan, the views of Mount Everest and the Himalayan range is as impressive as the landing at Paro airport. Excellent tour guide and driver, exceptional hotels, very friendly people in an incredibly beautiful country. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2012 by

We have so many fond memories of Bhutan but if we had to pick one it would be trekking up to Tiger's Nest monastery - even though it was drizzling! Thoroughly atmospheric. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2012 by

Bhutan-hiking to tiger monastery was the most memorable part of the vacation...Great trip. Bhutan is indeed a hidden kingdom. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 May 2012 by

The climb to the Tiger's Nest was the most exciting part...Absolutely magnificent. Enjoyed every minute of it. It was extremely well organised, and everyone involved provided us with the most friendly and efficient service. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2012 by

The most memorable part of our vacation was seeing the beautiful Dzong at Punakha bathed in sunshine. It is sited at the joining of 2 mountain rivers and with its white walls and glowing painted wood was like something out of fairytale. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2011 by

Visiting Bhutan was most memorable - a wonderful unspoilt place with excellent facilities and guides Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2011 by

So many things - flying over Everest on the way to Bhutan. All of our experiences in Bhutan. Driving on crazy roads from Kathmandu to Pokhara were all memorable parts of the vacation Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2011 by

The lovely and wonderful nature and friendly people in Bhutan and Nepal were most memorable. One of the best of five best countries I have ever visited, now 72. Read full review

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