Trip Facts – 7 days Trip
• Group Size: 1+
• Best Season: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
• Tour Grade: moderate to fairly challenging
• Trip Type: Popular
• Activities: Cultural Sightseeing Tour, Easy walking
• Accommodation: Hotels & Resorts with your Budget
• Country of Tour: Bhutan and Singapore
Singapore Bhutan Tour gives visitors a deep insight into a unique Himalayan culture, one that is finding a precarious balance between the ancient world and the global village. The Bhutanese are a friendly, warm and confident people whose rural roots are slowly giving way to rapid urbanization. You can observe this transition as you drive or trek through villages, and spend time exploring the towns. Bhutan’s traditional culture in the way of the cuisine, traditional dress and textiles, and the arts and crafts are still very much a way of daily life.
Bhutan’s architecture is the best remaining example of an ancient living architecture – from the mighty ancient fortresses to the humble farm house – the stunning and strategic locations of the grand fortresses housing both monks and civil administrations.
we created a variety of cultural itineraries to enable you to explore and understand the culture of Bhutan. we provide you local expert guide who are very experienced and fluent in English.
Best time to visit Bhutan is in Autumn and Spring. but there are travelers all around the year. Your can travel easily Paro, Thimpu and Punakha year around.
we arrange Bhutan visa in advance, which you need to carry the printed copy to fly to Bhutan. Actual visa stamp will be done at Paro airport. visa processing is one week time. so you need to plan Bhutan tour all in advance.
Flying to Bhutan is very easy from Kathmandu, Delhi, Singapore, Bangkok and Dhaka. small plane flies to Bhutan so very limited seats and overbooked so please let us know in advance to get confirmed seats.
there are many festival going all around the year throughout the nation. All festivals are based on Lunar calendar. for fixed dated of each and every festival please contact us. during festivals everything is very busy so please let us organize all well a head before it gets sold out-Singapore Bhutan Tour
Day 01: (THU / SUN) SINGAPORE – via KOLKATA – PARO KB501 0600/0945 – Drive to Thimphu (1 hr) Check in Airport (at Singapore Changi Airport) for your flight to Paro, Bhutan Tour, a town and seat of Paro District in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. It is the home to Paro Airport, Bhutan’s only International Airport. In the clear weather, there are magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks. Our Local Bhutanese Cultural Guide will meet & greet you at the airport and transfer to Thimphu. Visit MEMORIAL CHORTEN –the most impressive stupa built in the memory of Bhutan’s third King by the order of Grand Queen mother Ashi Phuntsho Chhoden in 1974. Overnight: Thimphu | Altitude: 2300m
Day 02: Thimphu – Punakha (2 ½ Hrs) Morning visit the School of Arts and Crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan, walk to Folk Heritage Museum which is located next to the school and end with the visit to nearby National Library. After lunch drive to Punakha over Dochula pass, at 3150m, if the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. Walk around the 108 stupas and enjoy the view and the fresh air. Continue your drive to the warm valley of Punakha. Overnight: Punakha | Altitude: 1350m
Day 03: Punakha sightseeing Morning drive to visit Punakha Dzong (fortress), which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. This is a fine example of Bhutanese rich Art and Architecture. Drive further up to visit the Souvenir Making Center for girls supported by Youth Development Fund. Interact with the students and back to the hotel for lunch. After lunch could relax in the balcony of the hotel to enjoy the view and the nature. Or could go for an hour hike to the temple of Khamsum Yuley Lakhang or the temple of Chimi Lakhang, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus. Overnight: Punakha | Altitude: 1350m punakha djong, bhutan tours
Day 04: Punakha – Phobjikha (3 Hrs)–Phobjikha (3 Hrs) Check out from the hotel, drive to the isolated valley of Phobjikha. The valley is protected for the endangered Black Necked Cranes migrating to Bhutan every winter (early Nov to End of February). The drive is very picturesque and worth every turn and climb. On arrival visit Gangtey Gompa, the only Ningmapa monastery which is largest in the western Bhutan. Phobjikha valley is a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Later in the afternoon could relax in the hotel or could go for a nice short hike in the valley. This valley got electricity only recently. Farm house stay optional. Overnight: Phobjikha | Altitude: 2900m
Day 05: Phobjikha – Paro (6 Hrs) Retrace the drive back to Paro. After lunch visit Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Continue further to stroll around the old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. Could get some opportunity to see the traditional game, Archery match going on. Evening back to the hotel and enjoy the facility in the hotel. Overnight: Paro | Altitude: 2200m
Day 06: Paro Sightseeing Morning drive to the base for the hike (2 hrs uphill) to Tiger’s Nest, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff over looking the Paro valley. Lunch in the cafeteria. Most of the day will go on the hike. Back to the hotel and enjoy the facility. Hot stone bath for available on Clients personal cost. Farewell dinner in the town. Overnight: Paro
Day 07: (WED / SAT) PARO via KOLKATA – SINGAPORE KB500 0720/1515 B – Final Departure OR Extend your tour to Nepal / India / Tibet Morning transfer to the airport (10 mins) for your departure flight. Our tour staff will bid you farewell at the airport. Packet breakfast will be served and then depart for airport for your flight back to Singapore.
Note: With direct flights from Singapore, it just got a whole lot easier to be one of the 65,000 annual visitors to the Thunder Dragon Kingdom. And it’s not as much of a rip-off as everyone thinks
Trip Cost Includes
• Best available regular hotels and guesthouse accommodation on twin sharing
• English speaking local Guide.
• All intercity transfers and sightseeing by a private vehicle.
• 3 meals a day.
• Bhutan visa fee.
• Sightseeing admission fees
Trip Cost Does Not Include
• All airfares
• Visa fee
• Travel Insurance and emergency evacuation
• Expenses of personal nature like drinks, tip, telephone, laundry etc
• Extra expenses due to nature or unforeseen events such as flight cancellation,
• road blockade, no show etc
[Singapore(Changi) – Bhutan (Paro) – Singapore Direct Flight] Druk Air and Changi Airport signed memorandum and to start direct flights between Singapore and Bhutan from May 17th 2015. As per memorandum Druk Air will fly to Singapore twice a week. Flight from Singapore to Bhutan is expected to take five hours with a 45 minutes stopover in Kolkata. The Flight will depart from Changi Air port around 6AM in the morning
Note: Direct flight from SINGAPORE via KOLKATA (Thursdays &Sundays)
The schedule for Singapore- Bhutan flight is as follow:
Paro – Singapore (Wednesdays & Saturdays) FLIGHT NO. FROM TO DEPART ARRIVAL ACFT KB500
PARO (PBH) KOLKATA (CCU) KOLKATA (CCU) SINGAPORE (SIN) 0720 0840 0800 1515 A319 A319 Singapore – Paro (Thursdays & Sundays) FLIGHT NO. FROM TO DEPART ARRIVAL ACFT KB501 SINGAPORE (SIN) KOLKATA (CCU) KOLKATA (CCU) PARO (PBH) 0600 0805 0735 0945 A319 A319
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