Duration: 5 Days
Day 01: Paro/Thimphu
The mythical dream-like kingdom comes into view as the aircraft swings in giant arcs and descends onto Bhutan's only airstrip at Paro. This beautiful valley with its rich terraced farmland is home to some of the Bhutan's oldest temples and monasteries. An ancient watchtower holds the National Museum. On arrival our local representative will meet you to drive you to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 02: Thimphu
This morning we set out on a sightseeing tour of perhaps the most unusual capital city in the world, which is a bustling town on the banks of river and gloriously in the hills of its own valley - is the centre of government, religion and commerce.
Visit the Tashichho Dzong the main secretarial building which houses the throne room of the King of Bhutan. The Thangka painting school in the heart of Thimphu, National Library, Traditional Medicine institute and the Handicraft Emporium are worth visiting. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 03: Thimphu/Paro
This morning we depart Thimphu by surface for Paro visiting the 17th Century Simtokha Dzong on a lofty ridge enroute. It was built in 1627, the oldest in the land. Visit ruins of Drugyel Dzong (victorious fortress). It was from this monastery that the Bhutanese repelled several invading Tibetan armies during the 17th century. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 04: Paro
This morning visit the perfectly symmetrical Rinpung Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngwang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan. Also visit the Ta Dzong - situated on the hillside built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th Century.
Later in the day you will be taken on an excursion tour of Taktsang monastery "Tiger's Nest" situated on the cliff-side overlooking the valley. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 05: Departure
You will be picked up from your hotel in time and transferred to Paro airport to get you connected to your onward destination flight.