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Bhutan Tours & Tailormade Holidays

Group Tours    Private tours    Tailormade Options    Festivals    India Extensions    Route Map

Mysterious, breathtakingly beautiful and totally unspoilt, stepping into Bhutan is like stepping back in time. This remote mountain kingdom has an extraordinary diversity of scenery - from lush valleys and dense forests teeming with birdlife to icy mountain passes and dramatic Himalayan landscapes. Buddhist culture permeates everyday life and on a visit to this enchanting country you will experience the warmth of the Bhutanese people, perhaps the friendliest in the world.

Group Tours

These following tours are all scheduled group tours. If the dates do not suit you or you want to do them on a private basis please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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Tour Country Dates Days Price
Best of Bhutan (Autumn 2017)
Travel the breadth of Bhutan taking in dramatic scenery and two festivals

Off the beaten track :   
Activity :  
Bhutan
31 Oct 2017
15 £ 3,295
Best of Bhutan (Autumn 2018)
Travel east to west and witness the Black Necked Crane Festival

Off the beaten track :   
Activity :  
Bhutan
03 Nov 2018
15 £ 3,395
Best of Bhutan (Spring 2018)
Witness a Bhutanese festival, spectacular landscapes & hike to Tiger's Nest

Off the beaten track :   
Activity :  
Bhutan
15 Mar 2018
15 £ 3,395
Classic Bhutan & Assam Cruise
Experience Bhutan's rich culture, colonial Kolkata and rural life in Assam

Off the beaten track :   
Activity :  
Bhutan
India
20 Oct 2017
02 Feb 2018
19 Oct 2018
18 £ 4,895
Highlights of the Subcontinent
Discover iconic sights of India, Nepal & Bhutan

Off the beaten track :   
Activity :  
India
Nepal
Bhutan
29 Oct 2017
11 Mar 2018
28 Oct 2018
22 £ 4,295
Western Bhutan Explorer (Autumn 2017)
Tiger's Nest, dzongs and Himalayan landscapes

Off the beaten track :   
Activity :  
Bhutan
06 Nov 2017
10 £ 2,295

Private & Tailormade Tour Options

The following tours can be run as private tours. They can also be customised, extended, shortened etc. or combined with a group tour to give you the perfect tour. Contact us and let us know how we can help you. Alternatively if you are interested in any of the trips below as a group tour, let us know and we will endeavour to make that happen. Prices shown are per person, based on 2 people travelling.

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Tour / When to travel Country Dates Days Price
Best of Bhutan (Autumn 2017)
Travel the breadth of Bhutan taking in dramatic scenery and two festivals

Bhutan
Contact us
15 £ 4,295
Best of Bhutan (Autumn 2018)
Travel east to west and witness the Black Necked Crane Festival

Bhutan
Contact us
15 £ 4,295
Best of Bhutan (Spring 2018)
Witness a Bhutanese festival, spectacular landscapes & hike to Tiger's Nest

Bhutan
Contact us
15 £ 4,295
Bhutan's Hidden East
Hidden villages, rural walks & dramatic scenery

J F M A M J J A S O N D
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Bhutan
Contact us
13 £ 3,295
Classic Bhutan & Assam Cruise
Experience Bhutan's rich culture, colonial Kolkata and rural life in Assam

J F M A M J J A S O N D
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Bhutan
India
Contact us
18 £ 5,195
Highlights of the Subcontinent
Discover iconic sights of India, Nepal & Bhutan

J F M A M J J A S O N D
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India
Nepal
Bhutan
Contact us
22 £ 4,995
Western Bhutan Explorer (Autumn 2017)
Tiger's Nest, dzongs and Himalayan landscapes

Bhutan
Contact us
10 £ 2,995


Tailormade Options

For a private and personal experience we can arrange a bespoke tailormade trip to cater specifically to your needs. Please review our group tours for tailormade ideas and complete our tailormade enquiry form to let us know what you are looking to do and we will be happy to accommodate you.

Wildlife and Birding

Given that over 60% of Bhutan’s land mass is protected and largely inaccessible, it is no surprise that Bhutan is bursting with hidden flora and fauna. Over 600 species of birds have been recorded thus far and endangered species like the rare black necked crane migrate from Tibet to Phobjika Valley in autumn (there is a good chance of seeing them on our Western Bhutan Explorer tour). Although big cat sightings are rare, it is possible to spot some of Bhutan’s iconic mammals including endemic golden langurs, red pandas and takin. Most parks are still closed to visitors, although Royal Manas National Park, on the Assam border, is gradually opening up to wildlife tourism. Contact us if you are interested in a customised wildlife or birding tour.

Trekking

With few visitors, untrodden paths, majestic mountains, virgin forests, subtropical jungles and spectacular valleys, Bhutan is a trekker’s paradise. Explore ancient monasteries and temples on gentler community-based village treks in the valleys of Bumthang.

Follow an age-old trading route up through the dramatic and diverse Himalayan landscape on the famous Druk Path Trek, passing by scenic villages, glacial lakes and spectacular rhododendron forests as you journey from Paro to Thimphu. Whether you are looking for a purely trekking itinerary or just to integrate some lighter village walks into your Bhutan trip, you are guaranteed to encounter exotic wildlife, ever-welcoming locals and some of the most striking scenery in the world.

Festivals

Known as Tsechus, these religious festivals are held throughout the year in Bhutan. A Tsechu is a hugely colourful event that takes place at the district's Dzong (fortress). Masked performers act out traditional stories through music and dance, creating a huge sense of pride and occasion for locals.

Where possible, we try to schedule tours to coincide with festivals.

India Extensions

Bhutan shares two border crossings with India and if you have spare time, then it is highly recommended you enter Bhutan by road either from West Bengal or Assam.

West Bengal

If your Bhutan trip starts in the west (typically Paro or Thimphu), fly into Kolkata to take in its colonial sights and bustling markets, proceed to the tea estates, ride the toy train in Darjeeling and finally drive to the border town of Phuentsholing in Bhutan. You can do this trip in reverse if exiting by road from Bhutan.

Assam

If your Bhutan trip starts or ends in Samdrup Jongkhar in the east (on Assam border), you can easily fly in or out of Guwahati, just a 3 hour drive away. As long time specialists in North East India, we can organise a tailormade tour of Assam or elsewhere in the region. If dates work out, you could even join a scheduled tour. Take a look at our North East India page for more ideas.

TIP: For wildlife lovers, consider a trip to little-visited Manas National Park which also borders Bhutan, and is particularly renowned for its birdlife. You can also extend further and visit Kaziranga and Nameri National Parks.

NOTE: You will require either a single or multiple entry visa for India, depending on how you enter/exit Bhutan. Read our India Visa page for more information.


Extensions & Ideas

These trips are intended either as extensions to group tours or to use as inspiration for ideas for tailormade tours. They can also be used for ideas of things to do on a private tour. Please contact us if you have any questions

Tour / When to travel Country Dates Days Price