OCTOBER 4 to 8, 2019
FIVE DAYS From $3299
The mountain kingdom of Bhutan remains one of the old world’s last few strongholds, as yet unspoiled by civilization. In the charmed isolation of the Himalayan heights, Bhutan’s ancient and alluring ways of Mahayana Buddhism continue richly intact to this day, and permeate every aspect of Bhutanese life and culture.
• Accommodations at the finest 5 star hotels in Bhutan
• Services of a Zoom Concierge throughout your trip
• Services of an accompanying English speaking local tour guide for the entire duration of the itinerary
• Professionally guided tour of the the King's Memorial Chorten, built to promote peace and prosperity
• Walking excursion to the Tiger's Nest (Taktsang Monastery), perched on the side of a cliff above Paro
• Enjoy a cooking demonstration to learn about Bhutanese cuisine
• See the temple that marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan
• Professionally guided tour of the Fortress of The Glorious Religion, built without nails or architectural plans
Space is limited. Call us today to book this tour: 773.772.9666.
Gay Friendly, Luxury Accommodations
Taj Tashi Hotel
Set in the heart of the Thimphu Valley, the Taj Tashi’s 5 star accommodations are the perfect escape to a land steeped in mythology and enchantment. In line with Bhutan's magical and natural beauty, this hotel has blended Dzong architecture with modern design. Adorned with classical hand-drawn Buddhist murals, each room offers striking highlights of the valley's art and color. Not even mentioning the stunning mountain views as they rise above the Thimphu Valley. In addition to the natural beauty of the region, the Bhutanese gastronomy at the Taj is splendid. Enjoy your royal stay in the mountains with all that this wonderful hotel has to offer, and don’t forget to stop by the Jiva Spa, you won’t regret it!
Zhiwa Ling Hotel
Five years in the making, Zhiwa Ling is a tribute to the ornate architectural arts of Bhutan. Every part of the hotel is handmade, from the massive hand-carved wooden beams to the seemingly endless designs of the colorful, hand-painted ceilings and walls. Zhiwa Ling provides the most authentic top-tier hospitality and accommodation experience in Bhutan and is Bhutan’s first locally owned, faithfully traditional hotel with 21st century conveniences. As a result, guests can experience an authentic Buddhist ceremony beside the 450-year-old timbers of our in-hotel temple while remaining comfortably warm thanks to an advanced Swedish in-floor heating system. Zhiwa Ling is a unique cultural hybrid–an exuberant celebration of the best of a 1,000-year-old culture combined with modern day innovations.
Air: International and domestic airfare not included.
Passports: Your valid passport should have at least two blank visa pages and should be valid for at least six months after your planned departure from the country you are visiting.
Note: Passport pages titled "Endorsement Pages" are not visa pages.
Visas: Please note that currently US citizens must have a visa to enter Bhutan. If you are not a US citizen, please click here to determine your visa requirements.
While Zoom Vacations will assist when possible, please note that passport, visa, and vaccination requirements vary from country to country and are the sole responsibility of the traveler. If you are a US resident, you may click here for more information on passport, visa, and vaccination requirements for various countries.
*Land only Introductory rate, based on double occupancy. Prices are subject to change. Need a roommate? Zoom Vacations® is happy to match you with someone, at no additional charge. Or, you may pay a single supplement and go as a single.
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