World Journeys | Bhutan's Rice Bowl Valleys

Bhutan can boast a truly unique and carefully protected history and culture with gentle people whose traditions are deeply rooted in Buddhist principles. Listen to the Buddhist monks chanting ancient prayers in a monastery or observe a farming family go about their daily chores in a bucolic homestead. You will find peace and serenity pervading the whole land, and some of it is surely going to rub off! With a government focused on protecting the country’s culture and history, the impact of tourism is carefully monitored in Bhutan. An eco-traveller’s dream; Bhutan is sure to take your breath away.

  • Summary


    7 Days / 6 Nights from NZD $4,585*



    Type of Journey


    • Thimphu • Punakha • Paro • Tiger’s Nest

  • Departure Dates

    Daily, year round
  • What's Included

    Tour Includes

    • Tailor-made journey
    • 6 nights’ accommodation
    • English-speaking guide throughout
    • 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 6 dinners
    • Transportation as per the itinerary
    • Sightseeing and entrance fees per the itinerary
    • Sustainable Development Fee

    Not Included

    • Gratuities

  • Pricing

    Description Twin

    1 Jan – 31 Dec



    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply. Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day 1: Paro > Thimphu
    After your exciting arrival into Paro you will be met and transferred to Thimphu. Enjoy an evening walk through Thimphu town, which has a Swiss mountain feel.

    Day 2: Thimphu
    Your guide will introduce you to Bhutan’s capital city today. Visit the Memorial Chorten, Institute of Traditional Medicine, Zilukha Nunnery and the Textile Museum.

    Day 3: Thimphu > Punakha
    An introduction to some of the stunning mountain passes today as you drive over Dochu Pass with glorious panoramas of the Himalayas to Punakha. Stop at Dochula Pass and walk 20 minutes to the temple of fertility, Chime Lhakhang, built in the 15th century (weather permitting).

    Day 4: Punakha
    Visit the dramatic Punakha Dzong, located at the confluence of two rivers, reached by a small wooden bridge. Optional 45 minute hike through rice fields to the newly built Kham Sum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten, offering superb views of the valley below. Afternoon visit to a nunnery.

    Day 5: Punakha > Paro
    Drive to Paro, crossing the Dochula Pass. This afternoon visit the National Museum and Paro Rinpong Dzong. Evening at leisure to stroll in Paro town and visit the local shops.

    Day 6: Paro Valley
    Climb up to the iconic Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery today. This unique building clings to the mountainside and the steady uphill hike is well worth the effort. Later today visit a local farm.

    Day 7: Depart Paro
    Transfer to the airport.

  • Booking Conditions

    • Please enquire for 5-star accommodation pricing
    • Supplements apply during the Paro, Punakha and Thimphu festivals
    • Supplements may apply during national holidays
    • All accommodations utilised are approved by Bhutan’s Department of Tourism


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