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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
Druk Path Trek
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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 1st 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
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Himalayan Kingdoms Small Group 12 11th of Aug 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

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.

Ant provided excellent service. He always responded as quickly as he could, attending to the questions I had for him. He was also very patient and pleasant. I depended on his knowledge and service to make the trip.
I liked the service and the tour guide & driver on the tour. They were professional and provided very good service. I thought 1-2 hotels on the trip were not quite 4-star. It also happened that this group of people was always late for schedule and our walk pace was too slow. It really needs the guide to make people on schedule and be punctual for the activity. Overall I think the time management of this tour needs improvement.

Everything about the trip was thought through, fine-tuned , and marvelous. From Ant Horribin helping us arrange the trip, to rep Waled Ali, and our guide Big Mo, we could not have asked for a better team. Our sincere thanks to them.

The trip was excellent and very well run, we have no complaints it was exactly as we expected.The guide was knowledgable and courteous, it ran on time and accommodation was fine.We have no complaints and have now booked again to go to India.
The trip was as above and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, all destinations were as expected and lived up to our expectations.We went with the idea of visiting Turkey and especially Gallipoli which achieved our goals.The historical part of thetrip was very well done and memmorable.

This is our first travel through Encounters Travel and so far the arrangement is working very well. Our travel is not until April 2017 so I am more than hopeful all will continue to run as smoothly as it has so far.

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