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8 Days 7 Nights Bhutan Holiday

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What to Expect
PARO – Your first glimpse of Bhutan
• Arrive at Paro International Airport
• Paro Dzong /“Fortress of Heaped Jewels”
• National Museum
• Drive to Thimphu - 1 hour
• Stroll through the town and market places
• Overnight at your hotel in Thimphu


– Combination of the Ancient and the Modern
• Memorial Chorten/stupa
• Buddha Dordenma – 51.5 meters Shakyamuni Buddha statue
• Simply Bhutan Museum – A living Museum/studio showcasing the age old culture & traditional heritage
• Weekend Centenary Farmers Market
• Craft bazaar
• Changangkha Lhakhang – the oldest temple in Thimphu
• Tashi Chho Dzong/Fortress of Splendid Religion
• Stroll through the main streets
• Overnight at your hotel in Thimphu

THIMPHU - WANGDUE – GANGTEY AND PHOBJIKA VALLEYS: One of the Most Beautiful Glacial Valleys of Bhutan
• Drive to Gangtey and Phobjika Valleys – 5 hours
• Dochulaa Pass – 3150 meters - Enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayan Ranges
• 108 chortens/stupa
• Chime Lhakhang / Temple of Fertility
• Excursion of Gangtey, Phobjika & neighboring villages
• Overnight at hotel in Gangtey


Gangtey Monastery

Gangtey Nature Trail – 2 hours hike

Excursion of Gangtey, Phobjika & neighboring villages

In the evening drive to Punakha – 2 hours

Overnight at your hotel in Punakha  

• Nunnery – View of Punakha and Wangdue valleys
• Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten – 2 hours hike
• Punakha Dzong/“Fortress/Palace of Great Bliss”
• Stroll through the valley and market areas
• Overnight at a your hotel in Punakha  

• Drive to Thimphu – 3 hours
• Thimphu to Paro – 1 hour drive
• Enroute Tachogang Lhakhang / temple
• Iron suspension bridge
• Check into your hotel
• Visit a Traditional farmhouse
• Traditional Hot stone bath – *Compliments from Bhutan Swallowtail
• Traditional Bhutanese dinner

TIGER’S NEST / TAKTSANG MONASTERY- The Most Important Cultural Icon of Bhutan
• Hike to Taktsang Monastery (3 hours uphill climb, 2 hours downward)
• Kyichu Lhakhang / temple
• Stroll through the numerous small handicraft shops
• Overnight at your hotel in Paro

• Breakfast
• Paro International Airport
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Important Information
Departure Point
Departure from your hotel where you stay
Departure Time
9:00 AM
14 days
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most Popular Holidays in Bhutan
  • Visit Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Wangdue regions- the popular regions of Western Bhutan
  • Tiger’s Nest/Taktsang Monastery. Hanging onto a precarious almost vertical mountain cliff, it’s a spectacular sight in terms of location, setting and history and is one of the holiest sites in the Buddhist arena.
  • Visit Dochula Pass and enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the Himalayas
  • Visit Tashi Chodzong or the fortress of the Auspicious Religion – the office of the Dragon King of Bhutan
  • Punakha and Wangdue Valley Excursion
  • Included quality wining and dining : a welcome reception with drinks at every hotels of your stay,
  • Welcoming Dinner by the founders of Bhutan Swallowtail Tours and Travels,
  • Throughout your holiday to Bhutan, escorted by one of the Bhutan Swallowtail’s expert tour guide- your ‘travelling concierge’, expert guide, consummate facilitator and friend in a foreign land who ensures your journey is as enjoyable as possible.
  • Baggage handling everywhere on your tour.
  • Free Wi-Fi and internet in most of the hotel rooms and lobbies.
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Bhutan Swallowtail’s Luxury air conditioned SUV and coach with extended leg room.
  • Airport Transfers as per the scheduled flights.
  • Airport Transfers
  • Stay in hotels as indicated in the itinerary
  • All three meals, tea and coffee
  • Dedicated SUV vehicle with a driver and
  • English Speaking Guide throughout the Trip
  • Short hikes, Packed lunches and snacks wherever required
  • Monumental Fees
  • Bhutan Tourism Development Fee
  • VISA processing Fee
  • International Air fare
  • Refreshments and bottled drinks and alcohol
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Cost arising out of Flight Cancellation/road blockades/ landslides and events beyond our control
  • Expenses of personal nature and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost
  • The vehicles of Bhutan Swallowtail are all luxurious and air conditioned catering to the comforts of our guests as well as ensuring a smooth ride over the mountainous and winding roads of Bhutan. With high ride quality and extended legroom you can enjoy the beautiful landscape from the inside of our cars. We have Toyota SUVs, Hi Ace buses and coaster buses with carrying capacity of up to 30 people in one bus. Driven by experienced and licensed drivers we will make sure you enjoy your holiday to Bhutan and the comforts of our luxurious fleet of cars.
  • All tourists must obtain a visa clearance prior to travel to Bhutan. Visas are processed through an online system by your licensed Bhutanese tour operator, directly or through a foreign travel agent.
  • You are required to send the photo-page of your passport to your tour operator who will then apply for your visa. The visa will be processed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) once the full payment of your holiday (including a USD $40 visa fee) has been wire transferred and received in the TCB bank account. Once received the visa clearance will be processed within 72 working hours.
  • At your point of entry you will be required to show your visa clearance letter, the visa will then be stamped into your passport.
  • Tour prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All tour information is correct at time of tours going live, however is subject to change, please confirm all details at time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We selected Swallowtail for a one week trip to Bouthan this summer. From the pick-up at the airport to the emotional goodbye one week later, everything turned out to be just perfect. Not too fast, not too slow, our wonderfull guide Yeshi and driver Gmee...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had an excellent holiday in Bhutan, thanks to Swallowtail. The agency planned and guided us perfectly. We visited Paro, Thimphu, Punaka Valley,Phobjikha and Gangtey, Dochula pass etc. We tasted local food, stayed a night in Farm house. Entire experience was perfect Thanks to Passang (our...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sudarshan M
Reviewed 8 August 2019

I went on a week and a half long trip with Swallowtail in Bhutan. I'm in my twenties and went with my parents. We've traveled quite a lot and Bhutan was like nothing I've ever experienced before. Bhutan remains a pristine cultural, social and natural...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank musicjay13
Reviewed 22 July 2019

The 3 of us (including our 11yr old son) visited Bhutan and right from the start Bhutan Swallowtail had everything covered. Even before we left on the trip, the office staff were extremely patient and handled all our paperwork well. Bhutan is no doubt a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank kalpanarangamani
Reviewed 20 July 2019

Bhutan Swallowtail redefines my expectations for a tour agency. I had wanted to visit Bhutan for nearly a decade before I finally got the chance. After building it up in my mind for so long, I was worried that I would ultimately be disappointed. But...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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15 June 2019|
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Response from Grendelll | Reviewed this property |
Available hotels depend on the agency with whom you book your tour. Of course, only three countries do not need to book with an agency and India is one of those; citizens of India can simply show up in Bhutan and pick... More
20 March 2019|
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Response from shahanwanigas | Reviewed this property |
This is probably a better question for Bhutan Swallowtail, as I was just a guest who used their services.
8 March 2019|
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Response from shahanwanigas | Reviewed this property |
The visa I think was 40 American dollars, but please confirm with Bhutan Swallowtail. They complete the visa application automatically for you which is super convenient. I booked my own flights to Kathmandu Nepal and then... More
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