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6N/PBH/MAGIMAR | 6 Night(s) Package

6 Nights Magical Bhutan (Departs: Tuesday / Thursday or Sunday)


Bhutan Tour Package - Private Touring - Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is a dazzling tour destination where ancient eastern cultures coexist with a western democratic way of life. It's a Buddhist hamlet, to begin with, a tiny nation-state that talks of happiness like no other country does.

Inclusion

~ Return economy airfare to Bhutan on Druk Air from Singapore (via Kolkata) on Tuesday / Thursday or Sunday.
~ Bhutan Visa arrangement service (USD$40)
~ A qualified & licensed English speaking guide in Bhutan
~ An experienced driver in Bhutan
~ Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary
~ Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary
~ All meals inclusive at selected local restaurants in Bhutan
~ 6 nights Accommodation at standard hotels in Bhutan as per itinerary
~ Bottled drinking water throughout the journey
~ Government royalty and all the taxes (Except airport taxes)

ITINERARY (ORDER OF THE ITINERARY ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

DAY 1 - SINGAPORE - PARO - THIMPHU (Elevation 2280m) [Lunch / Dinner]

Welcome to Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Touching down at Paro International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide upon exiting the arrival hall. Today, we will take it easy to acclimatise to the altitude. Drive to Thimphu (Approx 1 hour), check in to the hotel and lets have your first taste of Bhutanese cuisine.

After lunch, your half day Thimphu tour includes visit to the following:
* The National Folk Heritage Museum to get an insight into the typical Bhutanese way of life.
* Centenary Farmers' Market(if time/day permit as market only open from Thusday to Sunday) where farmers sell their farm produces ( vegetables, fruits, cereals, spices, wild vegetable collections,livestock products,etc) and free interaction with local people who come shopping to this market, especially on weekends.
* Buddha Point to offer your prayers to the largest Buddha statue in the country and walk around to enjoy the great view of Thimphu valley below. Craft Bazaar where artisans and craftsmen from across the country come to sell their products.
*National Memorial Chorten - which was built in honor of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk

Shop and walk around Thimphu town after dinner

OVERNIGHT: Dorji Element, Thimphu or similar

DAY 2 - THIMPHU TO PUNAKHA (Elevation 1300m) [Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner]

We ill head to Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan in the morning. The road bring visitors through scented pine and cedar forests, festooned with hanging lichen. The Punakha river is one of the biggest rivers in Bhutan. During spring and winter, the color of the river turns jade and is beautiful.

Some of the attractions that we will visit today, discuss with your private tour guide to work on something best for you:-
* Dochula Pass - at 3,050m, this beautiful pass with its 108 Bhutanese stupas is the memorial site of fallen Bhutanese soldiers in the 1990s.
* Chhimi Lhakhang - A 20 minutes walk across terraced fields through the village of Sopsokha from the roadside to the small temple located on a hillock in the centre of the valley below metshina. Nhawang chogyel built the temple in 15th century after the "Divine Madmin" Drukpa Kuenlay built a small chorten there. It is a pilgrim site for barren women.
* Punakha Dzong - Built in 1637, the dzong continues to be the winter home for the clergy, headed by the Chilf Abbott, the Je Khenpo. It is a stunning example of Bhutanese srchtecture, sitting at the fork of two rivers, portraying the image of a medieval city from a distance. The dzong was destroyed by fire and glacial floods over the years buy has been carefully restored and is, today, a fine example of Bhutanese craftsmanship.
* Pho Chhu Suspension Bridge

OVERNIGHT: Meri Puensum Resort in Punakha or similar

DAY 3 - PUNAKHA TO GANGTEY (Elevation 3000m) [Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner]

The valley of Phobjikha is well known as the winter home of the Black necked crane (Grus Nigricollis). Bhutan is home to around six hundred black necked cranes with Phibikha being one of the popular places that the birds migrate in the winter months from Tibetan Plateau. The elegant and shy birds can be observed from early November to end of March.

We will do a Nature Hike along the valley of Phobjikha (estimated time - 2 hours). If you are a photographer, you will definitely capture one of the best photo here!

Following that, visit Gangtey Goempawhich is situated south of the road and east of Wangdue Phodrang, is Gangtey Gompa, an old monastery dating back to the 17th century. The short journey south from the main east-west artery is well worth the detour.

OVERNIGHT:Dewachen in Gangtey or similar

DAY 4 - GANGTEY TO PARO (Elevation 2280m) [Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner]

Paro Valley The beautiful valley is home to many of Bhutan's old monasteries and temples. The country's only Airport is in Paro. The valley is also home to mount Chomolhari (7,300 meters) situated at the northern end of the valley whose glacier water forms the Pachu flowing through the valley. The following are some of the prominent places to visit in Paro.

Some of the attractions we will visit today includes:-
*Paro Dzong - also known as Rinpung Dzong, this 15th century massive fortress/monastery, is also the administrative center of the dzonkhag.
* Ta Dzong - Built as a watch tower the Ta Dzong has since been turned into the national museum.

Or walk and shop around Paro Town

OVERNIGHT: Khangkhu Resort, Paro or similar

DAY 5 - PARO (Elevation 2280m) [Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner]

Drive to Haa through Chele La (3,988m). Chele La Pass which at 3,988m is the highest road pass in Bhutan, snaking upwards through blue pine and rhododendron forest for 35 kilometres. On a clear day, the view sweeps away to the snow-dome of Bhutan's second highest peak - Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314m). This sacred prayer flag-bedecked pass has appeared in several Bhutanese films plus many fashion shoots in the past. Frpm the pass, you can see Paro valley on one side and then Haa valley on the other.

We walk down through the rhododendron forest to Kila Goemba, an ancient nunnery, before driving further down the mountain where we walk out to the Dzongdrakha Goemba complex (time permitting). Both locations are rarely visited by foreigners.

The valley of Haa was only opened to tourist in 2002 and Haa is the least visited valley in Bhutan due to the lack of tourist infrasturcture. This has helped in keeping Haa the way it has always been, with Bhutanese families living their traditional and simple life. There are no tourist standard hotels in Haa valley so we normally return back to Paro for the night.

OVERNIGHT: Khangkhu Resort, Paro or similar

DAY 6 - PARO (Elevation 2280m) [Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner]

Today, we shall visit the most visited / MUST visit attraction in Bhutan - Taktsang Monastery - a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex located on the cliff side of Paro Valley. According to legends, it is believed that Guru Rinpochhe flew to this location from Tibet on the back of a Tigress (his consort Yeshey Tshogyal) and meditated in one of the caves. Guru Rinpochhe performed meditation and emerged in eight manifestations and the place became holy. Thus gaining the name tigers nest.
Estimated time to ascend 2 and half hour. Estimated time to descend 3 hours.
* For those who prefer not to hike, a ride on pony is available till half way thru the journey

In the afternoon, visit Drukgyal Dzong - north of Paro valley brings us to the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong. Built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, the Dzong was destroyed by an accidental fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate.Explore the ramparts and relive the memories of a glorious past.

OVERNIGHT: Khangkhu Resort, Paro or similar

DAY 7 - PARO TO SINGAPORE
We bid farewell to the magical kingdom in the sky and head back to Singapore.

Additional Information / Supplement

(Subject to change without prior notice)
Flight Details (subject to change without prior notice)

Singapore - Paro via Kolkata on the same aircraft
Available on Tuesday (from 04Aug16) / Thursday / Sunday
Singapore - Kolkata / KB501 / 0630-0830HRS / A319
Kolkata - Paro / KB501 / 0910-1050HRS / A319

Paro - Singapore via Kolkata on the same aircraft
Available on Monday (from 04Aug16), Wednesday and Saturday only
Paro - Kolkata / KB500 / 0750-0830HRS / A319
Kolkata - Singapore / KB500 / 0910-1610HRS / A319
 
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Travel between 01Feb - 31Oct\'17742497


Important Notes


~ Valid for travel to be completed by 31Oct'17.
~ A deposit of S$2500 is required at time of booking.
~ A minimum 10 days advance notice is required for booking.
~ Above package is subject to the following airfare conditions:-
* Druk Air is the only airline that flies in and out of Bhutan. Druk Air fares are subject to change.
* Air tickets are refundable for cancellation.
* On receipt of payment for the full fare, you will be sent a copy of your E-ticket via email. No cancellation is allow once ticketed.
* Date change is subjected to SGD$100 per change per ticket (Subject to availability).
~ Fare Code: PA-1172A785C
~ Strict cancellation fee will applies once booking is confirmed.
~ Price excludes tips for guide and driver, alcoholic drinks and expenditure of personal expenses.
~ Our guide will be waiting for you outside the arrival hall. Both your guide and driver will be with you throughout the trip until you step into the departure hall. We will send their number together with Visa. Do feel free to inform your guide of any adjustments/changes that will allow yourself a comfortable trip and he will try his best.
~ Price excludes airport taxes, security tax and other applicable surcharges.
~ Payment may be made in Singapore Dollars by cash, NETS, cheques and credit cards.
~ Due to fluctuation on currency exchange and changes on airfare, prices are subject to change without prior notice.


Surcharges (Airlines / Hotels)


(Not Applicable)

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Room Type 6 Nights Magical Bhutan (Departs: Tuesday / Thursday or Sunday)
Adult (A) Child (C)
1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 2A1C
2017-02-01 ~ 2017-10-31
Standard Hotels (3 Star) 4170 3870 3375 3180 3180 2940
Price per person in SGD$

Additional Information / Supplement

(Subject to change without prior notice)
Flight Details (subject to change without prior notice)

Singapore - Paro via Kolkata on the same aircraft
Available on Tuesday (from 04Aug16) / Thursday / Sunday
Singapore - Kolkata / KB501 / 0630-0830HRS / A319
Kolkata - Paro / KB501 / 0910-1050HRS / A319

Paro - Singapore via Kolkata on the same aircraft
Available on Monday (from 04Aug16), Wednesday and Saturday only
Paro - Kolkata / KB500 / 0750-0830HRS / A319
Kolkata - Singapore / KB500 / 0910-1610HRS / A319