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
£1275To£1375 excluding flights
Price includes accommodation on a full board basis, internal flights and transport.
EXTRA flight fare Kathmandu/Paro/Kathmandu £355.
Single Supplement GBP 100 - GBP 195
EXTRA flight fare Kathmandu/Paro/Kathmandu £355.
Single Supplement GBP 100 - GBP 195
Description of Bhutan vacations, cultural tours
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.
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.
36 Reviews of Bhutan vacations, cultural tours
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 08 Mar 2020 by Mariko OzakiExcellent vacation.... The most memorable part of the trip was the clear blue sky and unspoiled nature of Bhutan. Read full review
Reviewed on 08 Mar 2020 by Marie StandleyI absolutely loved Bhutan. The guide very knowledgeable and ensured that I was comfortable and my dietary needs were met. The tour operator efforts to make my vacation enjoyable in Nepal. I had a fabulous vacation. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Oct 2019 by Sharon BlythThe most exciting part of the vacation was the trip to Bhutan. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Oct 2018 by Rose McDonaghThe 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 Nancy BodsonFantastic. 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 Caroline HopkinsSimply 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 Christine BeswickEvery second will be memorable. Can’t wait to go back. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Mar 2018 by Philip DiamondWalking 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 Cath MuldowneyThe 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 Rosemary AndersonThe most memorable was climbing to Tigers nest. Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Sep 2017 by Alan LevyBhutan 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 Julia SahinTiger'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 Basia FilzekFlying 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 Melanie MoehlThe 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 Maria BurtonBhutan, climbing Tiger Nest and visited monastery in Tibet were all memorable highlights. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Apr 2017 by Bob ShearwoodThe 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 Rosalind MacRaeBhutan 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 Helen DukesThe 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 Carole BridgeI was immersed in the Nepalese way of life and found it to be enchanting ! Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Apr 2016 by Linda MarlowI 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 Mike GriffinThe 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 Eszter BernathThe 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 Margaret PhelanThe best bits: People and countryside. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Sep 2015 by Peter GroveIt was an excellent vacation. Experiencing the hospitality of the Bhutanese and Nepali people. Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Dec 2014 by Ray PriestThis 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 Selina BrandlEverything about Bhutan and Mt.Everest in Tibet was memorable. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Apr 2013 by michele allixMy 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 Jan BrettinghamThe 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 Julia RosenbaumI 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 Nicholas McHughThe 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 Kelly BurleyWe 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 M.UBhutan-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 John CornessThe 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 John SturgesThe 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 Mike SammonsVisiting Bhutan was most memorable - a wonderful unspoilt place with excellent facilities and guides Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Oct 2011 by Jan UlfbergThe 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
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
Planet and peopleTourism 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.