Obviously, Bhutan – the Kingdom of Happiness.

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OBVIOUSLY, BHUTAN – THE KINGDOM OF HAPPINESS

 

1 November 2017 – 9 November 2017

A journey of 9 days and 8 nights.

Photographic and festival experience through the Kingdom of Happiness, Bhutan.

From R42 700 (Inclusive of flights, accommodation and meals)

From $2 461 (Including accommodation and meals; excluding international flights)

 

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The Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan lies along the lofty ridges of the eastern Himalayas, bordered by China (Tibet) and the Indian states.

Bhutan rapidly became one of the world’s most exclusive tourist destinations, since opening its doors to tourism in 1974. The country still retains all the charm of the old world, therefore travellers can experience the full glory of this ancient land as embodied in its monastic fortresses, ancient temples, monasteries and stupas.

The Obvious Choice offers you a journey of beauty, bliss and blessings, through the Happiness Kingdom of Bhutan. This 8 nights and 9 days’ journey kick-starts in Paro and continues through Thimpu, Punaka, Gangtey and Bumthang. From Bumthang we head back to Paro. Highlights include the Bumthang Festival and a mountain flight from Bumthang to Paro. OBVIOUSLY, BHUTAN, is a photographer’s dream come true, with its endless opportunities to capture great landscapes, local cuisines and culture as you get to visit the Bhutanese villages and interact with the locals.

This tour is scheduled to take place during the last week of October and the 1 st week of November 2017. Dates include the Jambay Lhakhang Drup Festival, in Bumthang, that will take place from 3-6 November 2017.

R 42,700

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ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrive at Paro Airport. Transfer to Thimpu. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Thimpu.

DAY 2: Full day – Thimpu. Dinner at Bhutanese Farmhouse. Overnight at your hotel in Thimpu.

DAY 3: Thimpu – Punakha (2.5 hrs). Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Punakha.

DAY 4: Punakha – Bumthang (7hrs). Dinner and overnight at your lodge in Bumthang.

DAY 5: Full day in Bumthang. Dinner and overnight at your lodge in Bumthang.

DAY 6: Bumthangn – Gangtey (5hrs). Dinner and overnight at your hotel or guesthouse in Gangtey.

DAY 7: Gangtey – Paro (6hrs). Dinner at Bhutanese Farmhouse. Overnight at your hotel in Paro.

DAY 8: Full day: Paro. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Paro.

DAY 9: Transfer to Paro Airport for departure to SA.

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Owner and founder of the Obvious Choice, Zaritha van Wyngaardt, recently visited Bhutan. Click here to view images and highlights from her trip.

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