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Bhutan

BHUTAN TOURS

Travel to Bhutan was only opened to tourists in 1974 and its policy of 'high value low numbers tourism' ensures that relatively few travellers have visited Bhutan since. The country's unique philosophy of promoting 'Gross National Happiness' and entrenched Buddhism, combined with extremely friendly people and beautiful Himalayan scenery makes it a place like no other.

We run regular small group Bhutan tours and treks throughout the year. Several of these are timed to fit in with some of Bhutan's famous Tsechus (festivals) and we always try and visit the huge weekend market in the capital Thimphu.

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Our team will be delighted to assist you with your travel arrangements to Bhutan to join the tour. Although it is possible to enter overland from India, most people will fly into Bhutan with the national airline Druk Air from Delhi, Kathmandu, Bangkok or Singapore. Druk Air flights do not connect with the international flight system, so at least one night in one of these cities is normally required at either end of the tour. We are happy to arrange both your Druk Air flights and accommodation in any of these cities to help you connect your Bhutan trip with your main international flights. Please check the extension options shown on the tour or contact us for details and advice if required.

TOP Bhutan TRAVEL DEALS & UPCOMING TOURS

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Bhutan Encounters Small Group 8 14th of May 2019
Bhutan Encounters
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Bhutan Encounters Small Group 8 11th of Jun 2019
Bhutan Encounters
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Bhutan Encounters Small Group 8 16th of Jul 2019
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Bhutan Encounters Small Group 8 13th of Aug 2019
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Bhutan Encounters Small Group 8 17th of Sep 2019
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Druk Path Trek Tailor-made 13 20th of Feb 2020
Druk Path Trek
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Druk Path Trek Tailor-made 13 19th of Feb 2020
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Druk Path Trek Tailor-made 13 18th of Feb 2020
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Druk Path Trek Tailor-made 13 17th of Feb 2020
Druk Path Trek
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Druk Path Trek Tailor-made 13 16th of Feb 2020
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Birds of Bhutan Tailor-made 14 30th of Nov 2019
Birds of Bhutan
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Birds of Bhutan Tailor-made 14 30th of Nov 2019
Birds of Bhutan
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Birds of Bhutan Tailor-made 14 30th of Nov 2019
Birds of Bhutan
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Birds of Bhutan Tailor-made 14 30th of Nov 2019
Birds of Bhutan
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Birds of Bhutan Tailor-made 14 30th of Nov 2019
Birds of Bhutan
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Himalayan Kingdoms Small Group 12 22nd of Dec 2019
Himalayan Kingdoms
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Himalayan Kingdoms Small Group 12 6th of Nov 2019
Himalayan Kingdoms
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Himalayan Kingdoms Small Group 12 17th of Nov 2019
Himalayan Kingdoms
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Himalayan Kingdoms Small Group 12 1st of Dec 2019
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Himalayan Kingdoms Small Group 12 29th of Sep 2019
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Small Group Bhutan TOURS

Bhutan Encounters

A fantastic chance to explore one of the world's most remote and fascinating countries. Only open to tourists since 1974, Bhutan's philosophy of Gross National Happiness and entrenched Buddhism makes it a place like no other.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

8

From

$2159


Himalayan Kingdoms

This Nepal & Bhutan tour explores the Kathmandu Valley before taking a spectacular flight to Bhutan. With its unique Dzongs, permeating Buddhist culture and beautiful scenery, Bhutan is a unique and fascinating country to visit.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

12

From

$3589


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Tailor-made Bhutan TOURS

Druk Path Trek

One of the most popular treks in Bhutan, the Druk Path trek stretches from Paro to Thimphu and offers great views of the highlands, lakes and Phajoding Monastery. Also visits Punakha and Wangdue Phodrang.

Type

Days

Price

Tailor-made

13

From

$3849


Birds of Bhutan

The remote and beautiful Himalayan country of Bhutan is a paradise for keen birdwatchers. This tour travels right through the country with an expert guide and also includes some cultural sightseeing along the way.

Type

Days

Price

Tailor-made

14

From

$6109


Nepal & Bhutan Explorer

This Nepal & Bhutan tour explores the Kathmandu Valley before taking a spectacular flight to Bhutan. With its unique Dzongs, permeating Buddhist culture and beautiful scenery, Bhutan is a unique and fascinating country to visit.

Type

Days

Price

Tailor-made

12

From

On Request


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TAILOR-MADE Bhutan TOURS

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Our tailor-made tours seek to create a personalised experience – one that is completely exclusive to you. By taking all your interests and requests into consideration, we design an itinerary that ticks off your specific boxes. If you are after adventurous exploration, cultural immersion, a relaxing escape or a balanced blend of everything, we can make it happen.

A highlight of our tailor-made tours is that the itinerary is flexible and incorporates plenty of free time – so you can do some exploring on your own. Our local, friendly guides, experts in their country’s history and culture, will be happy to adjust the activities or your schedule as you travel.

If you are a group of friends, a large family or a company, our tailor-made tours are an ideal, stress-free option. You can even select your own hotels or make use of our recommended accommodation. We have a varied selection of sample holiday itineraries to choose from, either as they stand or as a base for inspiration.

TOUR REVIEWS

Conscientious in early communication; knowledgeable, humorous and caring tour guides; an exemplary itinerary that was well organized yet flexible; an overall extraordinary experience. I'd recommend them enthusiastically.

Encounters Travel did such a superb job in organizing this tour. I had never heard of them before going on the Maldives Magic tour, however now I will recommend them to friends/family and use them for my future planned trips.
Our tour is what made the trip that much more memorable. Rather than being plopped at a westernized resort, we were able to get a taste of how the locals live, eat and entertain themselves. We stayed in quaint guesthouses on the islands amongst the locals, ate authentic Maldivian cuisine (one day even with a Maldivian family who made us breakfast), and viewed a traditional dance/singing performance which was absolutely delightful. This was a trip of a lifetime that I will never forget.

I liked the fact we were met at the airport and helped thru customs and getting a visa and then upon leaving taken to where we needed to go. Its always tough to figure out where everything is in a foreign airport when you do not travel much
We had a wonderful time and great memories. We felt safe the whole time and would recommend this trip to anyone of any age as long as you can walk a lot. They are with you from arrival to departure and any problems that arose the guides would try their best to solve. They also showed remarkable patience for other people in other groups we saw that were acting like idiots.

I was pleased and impressed with the experience in booking and obtain all necessary documents in a timely manner. I am looking forward to my tour and hope the ground experience it just as good. This trip is my dream/bucket list trip.

There was a lot of communication from the beginning. The encounters staff was very responsive and the tour guide was great and very accommodating. Encounters was also able to help me with last minute changes to my itinerary while I was on the trip.

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