This 8-day Bhutan Family Tour gives you and your family an opportunity to both discover the incredible country with stunning landscapes and have an unforgettable time together. Admire the magnificent attractions in the West and learn about Bhutanese daily living in traditional villages in the East that will excite your senses and extremely meaningful for your family. In the capital city, let your children learn about the unique traditional art at the National Institute For Zorig Chusum. Then marvel at the “Great of Happiness Palace” in Punakha embraced by a beautiful river mirroring the fascinating scenery around. Do not miss an opportunity to marvel at the natural diversity in the National Park and savor with Bhutanese food to approach authentic Bhutan.
 

Duration: 8 days/7 nights
Start/End: Paro/Trashigang
Tour Route: Thimphu – Punakha – Wangdue – Phobjikha Valley – Trongsa –Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park – Bumthang – Mongar –Trashigang
Tour Highlights

  • Learning the Bhutanese 13 traditional arts and  handicrafts in the Folk Heritage Museum
  • Watch the endangered beautiful Black-Necked Crane in Phobjikha Valley
  • Experience a remarkable farming tour in Wangdue
  • Discover the Yathra traditional weaving of Bhutan in Chummey Village of Bumthang
  • Explore the diverse flora and fauna in the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park
  • Enjoy Bhutanese traditional hot stone bath in a local farmhouse

Tour Category: Bhutan Tour Itinerary
Tour Customizable: Definitely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Guides: Local Guide (English speaking guide, other languages depends on your request)
Transportation: Private first-class air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges.

Brief Itinerary
Day 1:
Paro Arrival (D)
Day 2: Thimphu City Tour (B)
Day 3: Thimphu – Punakha (B)
Day 4: Half Day Farming Tour In Wangdue – Phobjikha Valley (B, L)
Day 5: Trongsa Excursion – Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park – Bumthang (B, L)
Day 6: Bumthang Sightseeing – Mongar (B, L, D)
Day 7: Mongar – Trashigang (B)
Day 8: Departure (B)

 
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Day 1: Paro Arrival & Sightseeing (L, D)

Upon arrival at Paro International Airport, meet your private guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day will be at leisure to wander around the charming Paro street town to visit Paro Dzong and discover the unique Bhutanese architecture features with towering whitewashed walls and colorful Buddhist painting.
Overnight in Paro.

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Day 2: Thimphu City Day tour (B, L)

After breakfast, check-out and depart to Thimphu for a full day trip to enjoy the fascinating capital city. Thimphu possesses the real charm of a peaceful country that the transportation system is well operated without the traffic light. Morning sightseeing with your local guide introduces to you the most well-known Buddhist monastery of the city – Tashichho Dzong dating back to the 13th century holding the quintessence of the country’s history through time. Later, head for the Folk Heritage Museum to get an insight into the Bhutanese rural life and their methods of living and attend an event education and culture demonstration then enjoy a buffet lunch.Tashichho Dzong - bhutan family tour packages Continue your afternoon sightseeing with a trip to the oldest temple in Thimphu Changangkha Lhakhang which is located in the heart of the city. Afterward, pay a solemn visit to the National Memorial Chorten where was constructed to commemorate the Third King of Bhutan Jigme Dorji Wangchuck that the Bhutanese people visit daily to bless for their life.
Overnight in Thimphu.National Memorial Chorten - bhutan tour package for family

Day 3: Thimphu – Punakha (B)

Day 3 begins with a drive to Punakha the former capital city of Bhutan. Morning’s first stopover at the Punakha Dzong to deeply indulge in the heart of the most beautiful fortress in this kingdom. Here let your children get to know more about the monk’s daily life as well as enjoy the breathtaking vista with splendid vegetation of the Dzong (also well-known as the Place of Great Happiness). Then drive up to the Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Stupa, enjoy the spectacular view from the top of the Stupa, walk in the longest suspension of the country and admire the rice paddies along the peaceful river.Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Stupa - family tour to bhutan

Day 4: Half Day Farming Tour In Wangdue – Phobjikha Valley (B, L)

This morning get ready to experience an amazing farming tour in Wangdue to get an insight into the traditional farm life of local people, enjoy the tranquil ambiance in the countryside, join in planting or harvesting the crop up on the season to learn the traditional methods as well as the enormous amount of people’s hardworking. Later, visit a local house and try cooking with the local recipe for a warm lunch with the host.
In the afternoon, drive up to Phobjikha valley for a short trip to the Black Necked Crane Information Center to get a glimpse of the information of rare winter black-necked crane. Here you can learn about the art of bird watching as well as watch some interesting videos about them.
A suggestion for tonight: Overnight in the handpicked homestay in Wangdue, sleep on the hard mattress to approach authentic Bhutan.Farming Tour In Wangdue - bhutan family vacation packages

Day 5: Trongsa Excursion – Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park – Bumthang (B, L)

Leave early in the morning of day 5 for an excursion to Trongsa – a beautiful town located on the hillside which is commonly known as the gateway to eastern Bhutan. Today’s first stopover in Trongsa Dzong – the largest and perhaps the most spectacular dzong around the country which is the seats for the Trongsa district’s headquarter of the government. From the top of the fortress offer a panoramic view of the peaceful river snaking on the slope of the mountain. Afternoon head for the third largest park in the country – Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park to explore the diverse flora and fauna changing up on altitude. With a wide range of climatic conditions, it is home to the paradise of bird, red panda, musk deer, golden langur, the park will never fail to impress natural lovers.
Move to Bumthang in the evening for an overnight.Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park - bhutan family vacation

Day 6: Bumthang Sightseeing – Mongar (B)

A day full of memorable highlights with a stunning landscape in Bumthang. Possessing the rich cultural landmarks of the country as well as long-lasting traditional Yathra weaving, Bumthang offers an amazing experience in your trip to Bhutan. Exploring the ancient Jambay Lhakhang temple which is said that to be one of 108 temples built by the Tibetan King in the 7th century to subdue the demon causing the obstruction to Buddhism. Later do not miss an opportunity to enjoy Bhutanese traditional hot stone bath in a local farmhouse and a warm dinner to relax your body and regain energy for the afternoon discovery in Chummey village to witness the traditional weaving of Bhutanese women and purchase the hand-woven colorful Gho or Kira for yourself.
Overnight in Bumthang.Jambay Lhakhang temple - bhutan family tour itineraries

Day 7: Mongar – Trashigang Tour (B)

Today take a south drive through the most spectacular scenery passing the Thrumshing La Pass to Mongar. From the sheer rock cliffs to the beautiful pristine forest and wonderful gestures, this would be the most breathtaking journey to the fastest developing dzongkhag (district) in Eastern Bhutan. Admire the serene beauty of the Mongar Dzong to the private Yakang Lhakhang monastery to capture the great cultural treasure as well as the sacred object of the country. Later, transfer to the “Jewel of the East” situated on a majestic hillside for an exciting afternoon shopping at the bustling market in the town’s center.
Overnight in Trashigang.Yakang Lhakhang monastery - bhutan family tour itinerary

Day 8: Departure (B)

After breakfast in the morning, check-out and wait for the drive to pick you up for a flight to your departure. Trip ends.

What’s Included?

  • Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing by the private air-conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide
  • English speaking tour guide will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. He or she will provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast as per detail itinerary
  • Entrance fees & permits (if have)
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary with authentic local food. Western food is available (upon request) (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Bottle of drinking water
  • Domestic air tickets
  • English speaking local tour guide in each city
  • Entrance fees and zone fees for places mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfers and sightseeing by private air-conditioned car

What’s Excluded?

  • International flights and airport taxes (Visa)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Other meals which are not indicated above
  • Surcharge and compulsory dinners (if any)
  • Beverages in restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Personal and other expenses such as porterage, bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary