Bhutan

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Need help with a Bhutan custom tour? Choose from this curated list of Bhutan custom travel planners and specialists to help design your own unique tour. These agents and tour operators can help you to experience the cultural richness of this exotic kingdom, known for measuring “Gross National Happiness.”

Try one of these Bhutan custom travel planners to create the trip of your dreams.

Conde Nast Bhutan Travel Experts

Bhutan Custom Travel Planners Ideas

Monk in Bhutan

Bhutan Custom Travel Planner:  Brent Olson: Geographic ExpeditionsFrom CN: Olson, who has been to Bhutan 45 times in the past 26 years and oversees trips there for 600 travelers annually, knows a broad cross section of Bhutanese, from villagers to high-ranking government officials to members of the royal family. He gets his clients into places that remain unknown to most tourists­—certain temples and monasteries and, in special cases, private festivals or prayer ceremonies.
Phone: 800-777-8183
Email: brent@geoex.com
Website: Geo Expeditions

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Bhutan Custom Travel Planner:Antonia Neubauer: Myths and MountainsWendy says: Founder of the award-winning travel company Myths and Mountains, Antonia 'Toni' Neubauer has spent the past 30 years exploring Asia, focusing on the culture, crafts, religions, and natural environments of the places she visits, and forging and cementing close relationships with communities there. Her vast network of loyal friends and experts on the ground means you get a warm welcome as well as unique, meaningful experiences far from where other tourists go.
Phone: 800-670-6984

Email: travel@mythsandmountains.com
Website: Myths and Mountains

Read Antonia’s Bhutan Travel Guide.

Additional Ideas for Bhutan Custom Travel Planners

General:

Bhutan Custom Travel Planner:  Ugyen Dorji: Bhutan Your WaySpecializing in fully customized private tours with flexibility for the discerning traveler. We will share with you our passion for this awe-inspiring Himalayan country, its culture, traditions, and religion through flexible, customized tours to perfectly suit your tastes while exceeding your expectations. We arrange economy and luxury accommodations for our guests, and often a combination of the two. It simply depends on your budget.
Phone: 975/ 8 272256
Email: trip@bhutanyourway.com
Website: Bhutan Your Way

Adventure:

Bhutan Custom Travel Planner:Tashi Tobgay: Yana ExpeditionsWhen you travel with YANA Expeditions, Inc., you’ll enjoy a personalized tour with exclusive services, well-balanced with culture, access to local people in a natural setting. Come 'Travel as Guests, Not as Tourists', which means you will get greater insight into local culture, history and more.
Phone: 975-233-2329 | +975-233-9779 | +975-233-9262
Email: tashi@yanatravel.com
Website: Yana Expeditions

Cultural Experiences:

Bhutan Custom Travel Planner:Cathy Shill: Bhutan Himalayan ExperienceBhutan is a land of pure, untouched beauty and now is the time to experience it. Expansive Himalayan vistas, Buddhist temples, rich ancient culture and warm smiling faces invite you to share in the Shangri-La of fabled past. Let us introduce and guide you through this joyous and remote land. Bhutan Himalayan Experience offers a wide variety of treks and tours. All itineraries are tailer-made for you.
Phone: 866-733-4453
Email: info@holehike.com
Website: Bhutan Himalayan Experience

Top Ten for Bhutan: Ideas for working with your Bhutan Custom Tour Planner

1 – Explore the mysterious kingdom high in the eastern Himalayas.

2 – Watch the Treasure Dances of Pema Lingpa.

3 – Experience the silence and peace of the Paro valley.

Bhutan Custom Travel Planners Ideas

Dancers at the Paro Tsechu

4 – Photograph monasteries perched high atop craggy cliffs.

5 – See stunning hand-loomed textiles being made by kushitara weavers in Lhuentse.

6 – Wander Thimphu’s weekend market in the heart of the Himalayas.

7 – Visit the last bastion of the Vajrayana school of Mahayana Buddhism.

8 – Walk the cobbled street of medieval feeling Ura Village.

9 – See the country’s most beautiful Dzong in Punakha.

10 – Experience a land that measures gross national happiness.

Bhutan Tourism Website

Tourism Council of Bhutan

Tourism to Bhutan is tightly controlled by the government and so it’s best to go with a trusted adviser.  The website offers helpful tips on visas and planning your trip.  You won’t find discounts for Bhutan (see below), but you can definitely find a Bhutan Custom Travel Planner who can explain to you all your options when traveling to this exotic mountain kingdom.

From the website:

The Royal Government of Bhutan sets minimum selling prices for packages to Bhutan. These must be paid in US dollars prior to arrival in Bhutan. – Read more.

 

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