Luxury Bhutan Tours

Introduction to Bhutan
(6 Days)
Thimphu, Paro

A Week in Bhutan
(7 Days)
Thimphu, Punakha, Paro

Highlights of Bhutan
(10 Days)
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha

Essence of Bhutan
(9 Days)
Thimphu, Punakha, Paro

Romantic Bhutan
(12 Days)
Paro, Bumthang, Thimphu, Punakha

Journey Through Bhutan
(12 Days)
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Bumthang, Gangtey

Luxury Adventure Tour of Bhutan
(10 Days)
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha

Multi-country Tours

Discover Thailand & Bhutan
(12 Days)
Bangkok, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro, Chiang Mai

Best of the Himalayas: Bhutan, Nepal & Tibet
(13 Days)
Thimphu, Punakha, Paro, Kathmandu & Kathmandu Valley, Lhasa

Best of Bhutan & India
(18 Days)
Delhi, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai

Journey Through Myanmar & Bhutan
(14 Days)
Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake, Bangkok, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro

Essence of Nepal & Bhutan
(13 Days)
Kathmandu & Kathmandu Valley, Chitwan National Park, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro

Hiking and Wellness Tour of Bhutan & India
(14 Days)
Delhi, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro, Himalayas & Rishikesh

Hiking and Wellness Tour of Bhutan & India

(14 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Delhi, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro, Himalayas & Rishikesh

This private luxury tour combines active and cultural touring and hiking through the beautiful landscapes of Bhutan with ample time to relax and rejuvenate during a wellness program at an Ayurvedic resort in the Himalayas.

Begin in Delhi, the vibrant capital of India. During private touring with your expert local guide, experience the best of Old and New Delhi: ride a rickshaw through bustling markets and bazaars overflowing with spices, bangles and saris; browse fashionable districts filled with galleries and boutiques selling beautiful Indian crafts and decorative items; tour historic attractions and UNESCO sites such as the Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb, Qutb Minar and Jama Masjid; and visit the Gandhi Memorial Museum, Crafts Museum or other specialty museums. Other options include culinary touring, personalized shopping tours, visiting the Lodhi Gardens and more.

Next, fly to Bhutan and transfer to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. During comprehensive private touring, experience cultural highlights such as important Buddhist sites, local markets, and various museums specializing in textiles, folk heritage, and traditional arts and crafts. Artisans of Leisure will also arrange a meeting with a local astrologer, an important figure in Bhutanese daily life, as well as a visit to Tashichho Dzong, an impressive traditional fortress that houses the Bhutanese civil government. If desired, enjoy a private hike to rural villages and monasteries tucked into the foothills of the Himalayas. Upon request, we can also arrange for special experiences such as a private Bhutanese cooking lesson at a local home or a private meditation session with monks.

Next, enjoy a scenic transfer through the mountains to Punakha, the ancient winter capital of Bhutan. Stop en route at Dochula Pass to see its 108 chortens and take in views of the Himalayas. Descend into Punakha, a subtropical valley filled with rhododendrons, citrus trees and banana plants. During private touring, enjoy peaceful walks through rural farming villages, light a butter lamp at a local temple, opt to hike up a mountain for beautiful panoramic views of the valley, tour the stunning Punakha Dzong, and visit a Buddhist nunnery overlooking the valley. Accommodation will be at a luxurious hotel overlooking the Mo Chhu river set among rice terraces, chili and cabbage fields, and traditional Bhutanese farmhouses.

The Bhutan portion of the tour concludes in Paro, a picturesque town in a verdant river valley with a charming main street brimming with shops and cafes. During private touring, visit the National Museum, browse for locally made crafts and Buddhist items, and take an excursion to breathtaking Tiger's Nest, a cliffside Buddhist monastery that's a highlight of Bhutan. Also enjoy a private lesson in archery, Bhutan's national sport. Other activities can be incorporated based on your interests, such as yoga, a biking excursion, or traditional Bhutanese spa treatments.

Continue to the foothills of the Himalayas for a stay at Ananda in the Himalayas, a luxury spa retreat on a former royal estate. During your stay, consult with an in-house Ayurvedic expert, and partake of Ananda's wonderful spa treatments and spa cuisine aimed at reducing stress and increasing well-being. Also enjoy the many facilities and activities such as yoga, nature walks and temple visits.

Next, explore the holy town of Rishikesh, which is famous for yoga and ashrams, before returning to Delhi for a night.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Delhi
VIP airport assistance. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 2 Delhi
Full-day private tour
Day 3 Delhi – Paro, Bhutan – Thimphu
Private transfer to airport for business class flight Paro. VIP arrival assistance and private transfer to Thimphu for 3 nights with touring en route
Day 4 Thimphu
Full-day private cultural touring and option for hiking
Day 5 Thimphu
Continue private touring and time at leisure to enjoy resort spa
Day 6 Thimphu – Punakha
Private transfer to Punakha for 2 nights with touring and hiking en route
Day 7 Punakha
Private full-day gentle hikes and cultural touring
Day 8 Punakha – Paro
Private transfer to Paro for 2 nights with touring en route. Afternoon private tour
Day 9 Paro
Private tour of Paro including hiking excursion to Tiger's Nest
Day 10 Paro – Delhi, India – Himalayas
Private airport transfer for business class flight to Delhi to connect with economy-class only flight to Dehradun. Private arrival transfer to Ananda in the Himalayas for 3 nights
Day 11-12 Himalayas
Ayurvedic wellness program
Day 13 Himalayas – Rishikesh – Delhi
Private touring of Rishikesh en route to Dehradun airport for economy-class only flight to Delhi. Private arrival transfer to hotel for overnight stay
Day 14 Depart Delhi
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Delhi:

The Oberoi New Delhi (first stay)
The Oberoi Gurgaon (second stay)

Thimphu: Six Senses Thimphu
Punakha: COMO Uma Punakha or Six Senses Punakha
Paro: COMO Uma Paro or Amankora Paro
Himalayas: Ananda in the Himalayas

Cost
$19,440 Per person (double occupancy)

Luxury Bhutan Tours

Introduction to Bhutan
(6 Days)
Thimphu, Paro

A Week in Bhutan
(7 Days)
Thimphu, Punakha, Paro

Highlights of Bhutan
(10 Days)
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha

Essence of Bhutan
(9 Days)
Thimphu, Punakha, Paro

Romantic Bhutan
(12 Days)
Paro, Bumthang, Thimphu, Punakha

Journey Through Bhutan
(12 Days)
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Bumthang, Gangtey

Luxury Adventure Tour of Bhutan
(10 Days)
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha

Multi-country Tours

Discover Thailand & Bhutan
(12 Days)
Bangkok, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro, Chiang Mai

Best of the Himalayas: Bhutan, Nepal & Tibet
(13 Days)
Thimphu, Punakha, Paro, Kathmandu & Kathmandu Valley, Lhasa

Best of Bhutan & India
(18 Days)
Delhi, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai

Journey Through Myanmar & Bhutan
(14 Days)
Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake, Bangkok, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro

Essence of Nepal & Bhutan
(13 Days)
Kathmandu & Kathmandu Valley, Chitwan National Park, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro

Hiking and Wellness Tour of Bhutan & India
(14 Days)
Delhi, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro, Himalayas & Rishikesh

Testimonials

Bhutan is beautiful and fascinating. Our guide and our driver are absolutely the A-Team! They are amazing. You got us the very best with these two.
~ S.F., Chicago, IL

Our trip to Thailand and Bhutan was terrific. We really appreciate that Artisans of Leisure’s staff is so knowledgeable about the destinations, and that your trips are so thorough. We feel that really benefited as a result.
~ A.R., New York, NY

Our tour of Southeast Asia and Bhutan was outstanding. It truly was the trip of a lifetime for us. I believe that you get what you pay for, and oh my gosh did you deliver!
~ G.G., Newtown Square, PA

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