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Magic of Bhutan

Considered the last Buddhist Kingdom, Bhutan sits at the foot of the Himalayas and has remained isolated from the modern world for centuries. It is home to one of the world’s most fascinating cultures (it claims to be the happiest country on earth) and beautiful landscapes that are truly wild (it is the only country that is carbon-negative). You can explore this captivating place with daily hikes through rural towns and lush forests, as you make your way to the legendary Tiger’s Nest and relax at incredible Six Senses lodges. Along the way, discover ancient monasteries and rustic farmhouses, where you will be welcomed for meals, meditations and more.

A spot on this trip can be secured with a non-refundable deposit of $4,500, per person, with the remaining balance to be paid in full by March 1, 2020.

What to Expect

This packaged itinerary combines the best of Indagare’s destination expertise and insider intel. Itinerary highlights include:

  • Challenge yourself and marvel at the natural beauty of Bhutan on hiking trails that wind through forest-covered mountains dotted with ancient temples and rural villages—including the famous trek up to the awe-inspiring Tiger’s Nest.
  • Immerse yourself in the spirituality of one of the world’s oldest Buddhist countries with visits to monasteries and sacred sites, where you will meet Buddhist monks and have the opportunity to experience private meditations, blessing ceremonies and astrology readings.
  • Explore Bhutan’s unique culture, architecture and history, as you journey from Paro to Thimphu, Punakha and Gangtey, through meetings with local farmers, tours of medieval fortresses and castles and stops for scenic picnics along the way.
  • Relax and reset with spa treatments at the pampering Six Senses Bhutan lodges, with the opportunity to have a “wellness screening” with a healer who can design a customized spa plan for the duration of the trip, to enhance your physical and spiritual journey.
  • Explore Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital (and the only city in the world without a single traffic light) with a local insider, who will guide you on visits to top museums, art institutes, shops and more.
  • Enjoy an unforgettable farewell dinner under the stars in the ruins of a 15th-century dzong fortress, complete with live music, folk dancing and a traditional Bhutanese tasting menu.
  • Expand your journey with a custom, Indagare-planned itinerary to India, Thailand or beyond.
  • When
    September 13 - 21, 2020
  • Length
    9 days / 8 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Soul Searchers , Trailblazers , Intellectuals
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    September 13 - 21, 2020
  • Length
    9 days / 8 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 16 travelers
  • From
    $12,100

Includes

  • 8 nights’ accommodations at the Six Senses lodges in Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey and Paro (Lodge Suite; 2 nights each)
  • Daily meals at the lodges and non-alcoholic beverages
  • All guided touring, park admission fees and activities included in the itinerary
  • Use of spa facilities (including swimming pools, fitness centers, yoga studios and steam rooms)
  • Bhutan visa fee and 9 days’ sustainable tourism daily royalty fee, per person ($625 value)
  • Restricted area permits and permit fees
  • Laundry services and complimentary WiFi
  • Expert guides and drivers, including the 24/7 support of Indagare’s partners on the ground
  • Scheduled airport arrival and departure transfers, as well as transfers throughout Bhutan, in small luxury vehicles

Excludes

  • International air transportation to and from Bhutan
  • Optional activities and trip extensions, as well as additional transfers
  • Meals and premium beverages not included in the itinerary
  • Personal items and expenses
  • All gratuities
  • Trip insurance and international health insurance (recommended—please let us know if you would like quotes)
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (such as flights, cancellations, natural phenomena)
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

What To Read

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