Cultural Heartland Tour

Cultural Heartland Tour

 

Start and end in Paro! With the sightseeing tour Bhutan Cultural Heartland Tour, you have a 10 day tour taking you through Paro, Bhutan and 4 other destinations in Bhutan. Bhutan Cultural Heartland Tour includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Bhutan Cultural Heritage Tour takes you to Ta dzong, Rimpung dzong, and Drugyel dzong. Each of these you visit is a palace and fortress. Mt. Jomalhari is one of the backgrounds of Drugyel dzong. After visiting the dzongs, you head off to a farmhouse, wherein you observe the traditional life of the Bhutanese. Bhutan Heritage Tour also takes you to the forest of pine and cedar and in the close proximity of the Dochula Pass, which affords a panoramic view of the Himalayan Ranges.

In this pass, you see the rhododendrons, magnolias, junipers, and pine trees, while in the forest, you see the birds that are rarely found in other parts of the world. Some of these birds include White – Capped Water Redstarts and Grey Wagtails. Later, you drive to Lobesa and hike up to Chimi Lhakhang temple, which blesses the women, who seek fertility. You also visit Trongsa dzong, which is the biggest and impressive dzong of Bhutan.

Other highlights of Bhutan Heritage Tour include Chumey and Choekhor, mountain valleys, Tang and Ura valleys, glacial Phobijika valley, Jakar Dzong, Kurje Lhakhang and Tamshing. You also do an excursion up to Tiger’s Nest, which clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff, and which plunges 900 m into the Paro valley. History states that Guru Padmasambhava, the Tantric mystic, who brought Buddhism to Bhutan, landed here on the back of a flying tigress from Tibet. He established Nyingma School of Mahayana Buddhism in Bhutan, and the Bhutanese believe that he is the protector saint of Bhutan.

Day 01: Arrival at Paro Airport by Druke Air. Stay overnight in a Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing around Paro then evening drive to Thimphu. Stay overnight in a Hotel.
Day 03: Sightseeing in and around Thimphu. Stay overnight in a Hotel.
Day 04: Drive from Thimphu to Gangtey/Phobjikha. Stay overnight in a Hotel.
Day 05: Drive from Gangtey to Bumthang. Stay overnight in a Hotel.
Day 06: Sightseeing in and around Bumthang. Stay overnight in a Hotel.
Day 07: Drive through Trongsa to Punakha. Stay overnight in a Hotel.
Day 08: Sightseeing in Punkha with overnight accommodation in Paro. Stay overnight in a Hotel.
Day 09: Sightseeing in and around Paro. Stay overnight in a Hotel.
Day 10: Transfer to International Airport for your final Departure.

 

Day 01: Arrival at Paro Airport by Druke Air. Stay overnight in a Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing around Paro then evening drive to Thimphu. Stay overnight in a Hotel.
Day 03: Sightseeing in and around Thimphu. Stay overnight in a Hotel.
Day 04: Drive from Thimphu to Gangtey/Phobjikha. Stay overnight in a Hotel.
Day 05: Drive from Gangtey to Bumthang. Stay overnight in a Hotel.
Day 06: Sightseeing in and around Bumthang. Stay overnight in a Hotel.
Day 07: Drive through Trongsa to Punakha. Stay overnight in a Hotel.
Day 08: Sightseeing in Punkha with overnight accommodation in Paro. Stay overnight in a Hotel.
Day 09: Sightseeing in and around Paro. Stay overnight in a Hotel.
Day 10: Transfer to International Airport for your final Departure.

MINIMUM DAILY PACKAGE

The minimum daily package covers the following services.
A minimum of 3 star accommodation (4 & 5 star may require an additional premium).
• All meals
• A licensed Bhutanese tour guide for the extent of your stay
• All internal transport (excluding internal flights)
• Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
It also includes:
• All internal taxes and charges
• A sustainable development fee of $65. This sustainable development fee goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.
The minimum daily package for tourists travelling in a group of 3 persons or more is as follows:
USD $200 per person per night for the months of January, February, June, July, August, and December.
USD $250 per person per night for the months of March, April, May, September, October, and November.
These rates are applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan.
On the day of departure, the ‘local agents’ host obligation shall be limited to providing breakfast only and any extra requirements shall be payable on usage basis.
The list of hotels and lodges approved to provide accommodations all listed on this website. If your accommodation is not listed on this website then it is not licensed cater for international tourists.
The Royal Government of Bhutan sets minimum selling prices for packages to Bhutan. These must be paid in US dollars prior to arrival in Bhutan.
CANCELLATIONS
Please discuss with your own service provider (tour operator) on the cancellation policy 
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DELAYED ARRIVALS
There is no charge for delays in arrival and departure because of weather conditions disrupting flights or road blocks. The tourist must however bear the cost of food, accommodation, transportation, and other services required. It is highly recommended that you purchase travel insurance prior to... 
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SURCHARGES
These are as follows: Single individual - US$ 40 per night Group of 2 persons only - US$ 30 per person per night The 10% agency commission payable to agents abroad shall not be deductible from the surcharge. The surcharge will not be applicable to representatives of foreign travel agents o... 
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DISCOUNTS
There shall be no charge other than visa fee of USD 40 for children below the age of 5 years.  Children between the ages of 5-12 years shall be given 50% discount on minimum daily package rate. Full time students below the age of 25 years, holding valid identity cards from their aca... 
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WIRE TRANSFER
You must wire the tour payment calculated by your tour operator as well as USD 40 (one time visa fee) to the Bhutan National Bank through one of their certified international partners with the Bhutanese tour operator specified as the ultimate beneficiary.  Please em... 

Bhutan Cultural Heartland Tours

Trip Facts

Tour Name: Bhutan Cultural Heartland Tour

Duration: 9 Nights 10 Days

Tour Start: Paro

Tour End: Paro

Tour Grade: Easy

Activities: Seightseeing

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