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You are embarking on a new stage in life and will be marrying your best friend. And will be looking for that perfect Honeymoon destination. Bhutan is perfect for the couple that is seeking the road less traveled. It is the perfect place for that unforgettable Honeymoon – guaranteed while you are here, you will not be bothered by the outside world.
Bask in unspoiled views and land of fascinating culture and ancient tradition. A land where fertility symbols adorn most temples and homes and the “Divine Madman” is celebrated. Expect to stay busy – trekking options abound, as do horse-back riding, river rafting, and off-road biking. Traditional hot stone baths await you in the evening to loosen relieve any stress. Visit a Buddhist Astrology Expert and learn what is in store for your future.
The best time to honeymoon in Bhutan from March to May and from September to November, when the climate is wonderful and dry. Any tour can be customized to make your Honeymoon perfect for you, just talk to our travel specialists to make your ideas a reality.
Bhutan is perfect for the couple that is seeking the road less travelled. It is the perfect place for that unforgettable Honeymoon..
Paro-Thimphu Approx. Alt: 2300 m. Dist. 1 Hours, 55 KmOn arrival at the Paro International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide and driver who will transport you to the capital city of Thimphu (70 km). This scenic drive will take approximately 1 ½ hour. Once we reach Thimphu, the rest of the day will be at your leisure. A hot stone bath or a couple’s massage makes a great add-on for this afternoon. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at your hotel.
Thimphu Approx. Alt: 2300 m.After breakfast at the hotel, we will start the day with a visit to the Pangrizampa monastery to have your future mapped out by a Buddhist astrologer. Throughout the day we will tour the Memorial Chorten, the most visible religious structure in Thimphu, and the Buddha Doderma (Buddha View Point) which sits above Thimphu and offers magnificent views of the valley. In the afternoon we may tour the Takin Mini Zoo, home to Takin – the national animal of Bhutan and the Tashichho Dzong, a strikingly large fortress amidst manicured lawns and beautiful gardens, featuring the throne room, offices of the secretariat, and the King.
Thimphu-Punakha pprox. Alt: 1200 m. Dist. 2.5 Hours, 70 KmAfter breakfast, we will drive to Punakha, crossing over the Dochula Pass. Here we will stop for Bhutan’s famous milk tea before beginning our 3-4 hour hike to Lunchutse Monastery. The trail will take you through a diverse forest of hemlock, rhododendrons, and junipers until you reach the temple on the ridge. On a clear day, you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the Himalayas from the ridge. This evening you will enjoy a riverside dinner (weather permitting) or a romantic candlelight dinner in a local restaurant.
Punakha. Approx. Alt: 1200 m. Dist.N/AIn the morning we will take a short hike to the Khamsum Yulay Namgyel stupa. We will also tour the Punakha Dzong, arguably the most beautiful dzong in the country, located on an island between the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. After lunch, we will visit the Sobsakha village and take a short walk to Chimi Lhakhang, the temple of Lama Drukpa Kunley, “the Divine Madman.” Here you can receive a fertility blessing from wooden-phallus-wielding monks. Dinner will be at your hotel on your own.
Punakha-Paro Approx. Alt: 2200 m. Dist. 3 Hours, 130 KmToday we will begin the drive back to Paro – with several stops along the way. Our first stop will be a tour of Tamchog Lhakhang, a temple dedicated to the 13th-century saint Thangthong Gyalpo, the iron bridge builder. Upon arrival in Paro, we will visit Ta Dzong (the National Museum) that houses an array of antiquities such as ancient thangka (exquisite scroll painting), mural paintings and other forms of art done by great artists, original textiles which represent the culture that still flourishes in Bhutan, weapons & armor used back in ancient times, household items that are typical to the Bhutanese people’s way of life, and other natural and historical artifacts. Overnight stay at Paro.
Taktsang Approx. Alt: 2200 m. Dist. N/AThe culmination of your tour will be the trek to Taktsang or Tiger’s Nest Monastery, the most famous and sacred site among all the places in Bhutan. Tiger’s Nest is stunning in its beauty and location. A trip to Bhutan is not complete without seeing Tiger’s nest. The climb to the monastery takes about 3-4 hours at a comfortable pace. A seasoned hiker can complete the journey in 2-3 hours. The total distance walked will be about 4 km one way with 700m in elevation. If you do not feel you can make the whole walk, we can arrange a horse ride for you to the cafeteria (about ½ way up). However, you must be physically able to walk the entire way down. Finally, we will return to Paro for a hot stone bath and celebratory farewell dinner.
DepartureAfter early breakfast at the hotel, drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination. Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell.
- Accommodations in Hotel
- All meals, evening tea/coffee with snacks
- All land transfers and transportation
- English speaking Bhutanese Tour Guide/Leader
- Daily Tourist Fees & Taxes
- Bhutan Visa and all applicable permits
- Sightseeing with entrance fees to all monuments
- Bottled water in the vehicle
- Astrology fee for Buddhist chart reading
- Hot-stone Bath Charges
- Flights into and out of Bhutan
- Optional Travel/Medical Insurance
- Personal expenses such as bars, beverages in the hotel, telephone,
- laundry, trips, and others
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