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Bhutan Luxury Adventure


Bhutan , Paro , Punakha   |   7 Nights
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7 night luxury adventure in the ethereal Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan staying in two luxury lodges.

From the gravity-defying Tiger’s Nest Monastery to the temple of the Divine Madman, this trip combines spectacular drives, unique nature walks and fascinating monastery visits. You spend four nights at Uma Paro and three nights at Uma Punakha – both of which are luxury Como properties.

You journey deep into the kingdom’s heartland exploring three distinctly different but important valleys: the bustling capital of Thimphu in a valley dotted with monuments, museums and markets; the tropical Punakha Valley with its magnificent dzongs, and the emerald valley of Paro, with its rice paddies and ancient temples. Throughout your adventure, you return nightly to the simple luxury and comfort of the Uma lodges.

Day 1: Arrival, Check-in and Local Sightseeing

After arriving at Uma Paro, you can go sightseeing in Paro town, allowing you to acclimatise and get to know your guide.

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Day 2: Paro to Punakha Valley via Thimphu and Dochu La

During the journey from Uma Paro to Uma Punakha, you can stop off at Thimphu and visit the Buddha Dordenma statue, the National Memorial Chorten,  and the Folk Heritage Museum.

Day 3: Chimmi Lhakhang, Punakha Dzong and Khamsum Yulley Namgyal

This is a full day of exploration through the lush Punakha Valley.

Day 4: Chorten Ningpo and Khabasa Village

Visit Chorten Ningpo, then hike to Uma Punakha, passing Thodrup Lhakhang. There are two afternoon activity options.

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Day 5: Punakha Valley to Paro, Chuzom and Tamchog Lhakhang

Returning to the Chuzom, you can glimpse the three nearby shrines, each with a different style of architecture: Nepali, Tibetan and Bhutanese. Back at Uma Paro you can try archery, Bhutan’s national sport.

Day 6: Walk to Zurig Dzong, Rinpung Dzong, Ta Dzong, Paro Town

Visit the monastery of Zurig Dzong, Bhutan’s National Museum, and one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.

Day 7: Paro Valley – Taktsang Walk

Visit Taktsang ‘Tiger’s Nest’ Monastery. Hike to the viewpoint, passing a beautiful waterfall.

Day 8: Depart Bhutan

Inclusions

  • Accommodation for four nights at Uma Paro and three nights at Uma Punakha on a full board basis, including picnic lunches during excursion days (excluding beverages)
  • Six-and-a-half days of privately guided excursions, taking in the highlights of the Paro, Thimphu and Punakha Valleys
  • The private services of an experienced English-speaking Bhutanese guide
  • One 60-minute COMO Shambhala body treatment
  • Complimentary use of the library, internet, swimming pool, steam room and gym at Uma Paro
  • Complimentary wireless internet throughout Uma Paro and Uma Punakha
  • Private airport transfers and transport around Bhutan
  • All Bhutanese government visa and royalty fees, service charge and sales tax
  • All museum and visitor centre entry fees and road permits
  • Complimentary one hour daily yoga class whilst at Uma Paro (except Sundays)

Where you'll be staying

7 nights

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