View the gorgeous Himalayan vistas and revered temples in this country that was once hidden from the outside world, visiting Paro and Thimphu on this four-day extension.
Luxury Small Group Journeys 2013
Fly into Bhutan, over breathtaking views of Himalayan scenery. Arrive in Paro and transfer through a winding valley to Thimphu and your secluded resort located just outside this, the smallest capital in the world.Amankora Thimphu | Meals: D
Explore the National Memorial Chorten, dedicated to the memory of Bhutan’s popular third king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck; majestic Tashichhodzong; and the Handicrafts Emporium. After lunch, travel overland to Paro and your lodge, situated in a pine forest. Stroll to the nearby ruins or amble down the city’s quaint main street.Amankora Paro | Meals: B L D
Embark on a long hike to one of Bhutan’s most revered icons, Taktsang (also known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery), perched 3,000 feet above the valley floor. Far from being a monument, it is a living, breathing monastery, home to a handful of monks. Hang a prayer flag to send Buddhist blessings via the winds. Afterward, enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking Taktsang and, time permitting, visit Ta Dzong, a circular fortress that once protected the Paro Valley from Tibetan invaders. Currently, this old watchtower is being used as the National Museum and is filled with a beautiful collection of antiquities. Cross Nyamai Zampa, a traditional cantilever bridge, and drive down to the temple to view ancient wall paintings.Amankora Paro | Meals: B L D
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your onward flight.Meals: B
Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.
|Dec. 31, 2013 -||$4,295||--||Available|