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7Days Wonder Bhutan - Happiness Kingdom (BHUTG)

Valid for travel from Jan 2018 onwards

OVERVIEW:

The Kingdom of Bhutan is a tranquil country where you can explore the ancient cultures, beautiful landscapes and magnificent architecture. Its known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon”. It is one of the world’s most beautiful, yet mysterious places.

DAY 1: Singapore - Paro - Thimphu

Early morning flight into Paro (via Kolkada). Paro is at an altitude of 2300m above sea level. Met by our representative and then drive to Thimphu - the only capital in the world without any traffic lights, which is about one hour drive from Paro. First to visit the Memorial Chorten, The Chorten is also a center of worship for the people living in Thimphu. Then go to General Postal Office Bhutan, an old Post Office Building where you can make your own stamps with your own photos right on the spot! Continue the journey to Archery Stadium and have a chance to watch field archery competition (if any). If weekends and time permits, you will visit weekend market before dinner.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 2: Thimphu

Thimphu is the capital and largest city of the Kingdom of Bhutan. After hotel breakfast first proceeds to visit Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang), it is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue constructed in the mountains of Bhutan. The statue houses over one hundred thousand smaller Buddha statues. You can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from the Buddha point. Next to visit the Motithang Mini Zoo where you can see the National animal Takin research centre where these odd animals graze peacefully in a small protected park. Continue to visit Tashichhoe Dzong, the fortress of the glorious religion’s houses the throne room of His Majesty, the King, the main secretariat building and the central Monk body. The National School of Traditional Arts(it will be close during Bhutan school holiday period), where young monks learn the art of Buddhist thangkha painting; the workshops for mask making and fine metal craft, weaving, ceramics and paper.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: Thimphu - Punakha

Drive to Punakha is about 3 hours from Thimphu crossing the Dochula pass-3050m which offers a great view of Bhutan's high peaks on clear weather. Punakha is at around 1300meters of altitude is almost sub-tropical. The Druk Wangyal Khangzang Chortens, a unique cluster of 108 Namgyal Khangzang Chhortens that spiral up to a main monument Chhorten, was an inspiration of the royal patron, Her Majesty the Queen Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. Vividly portraying Bhutan's spiritual and artistic traditions, the Chhortens sit astride a strategic mound that offers a magnificent view of the endless ridges that roll into the distance towards the majestic snow-capped peaks in the north. Take a walk to Chimi Lhakhang-Temple of the Divine Madman who is popularly known as Drukpa Kuenly. He inherited the Divine madman title since he revolted against the orthodox Buddhism in his time. Visit the Punakha Dzong, a massive structure built at the junction of two rivers. It was the capital of Bhutan until 1955, and still serves as the winter residence of the monk body.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: Punakha - Gangtey

After breakfast drive to Gantey Valley via Wangdue – situated in Phobjikha Valley, which is the winter home of the endangered Black Necked Cranes that migrate to this valley from Tibet in winter. Gangtey is situated in Phobjeykha Valley at 3,000m above sea-level is a wide almost flat beautiful alpine valley. As you enter you will notice the Gangtey Goemba or Monastery, one of the oldest and largest Nyingma Buddhist centre in Bhutan.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: Gangtey - Wangdue Phodrang - Thimphu - Paro

Drive back to Paro via Wangdue Phodrang. Upon arrival, visit Rinpung Dzong, the most famous monastery of Bhutan and maybe the best representative of Bhutan architecture. Rinpung Dzong or the 'fortress of the heap of jewels' which is the seat of the district administration and the residence of the monastic school. The dzong is famous for its wall murals depicting Buddhist parables, symbols and the lives of prominent saints. Then visit Ta Dzong, inaugurated as National Museum in 1968, and holding a fascinating collection of art, relics, religious thangkha paintings, Bhutan's exquisite postage stamps, coins and handicrafts, together with a small natural history collection. We will take a drive to the ruins of the Drukgyel Dzong which was once a historic monument built as a symbol of victory for the Bhutanese against the northern invaders. Now it stands in ruins. In 1914 issue of National Geographic magazine Drukgyel Dzong was shown in its glory.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: Paro

In the morning drive beyond Satsam Chorten to hike up to the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), one of today’s sacred pilgrimage site where Guru Padmasambhava (also known as Guru Rinpoche) landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century. The hike up the monastery takes up to 3-4 hours. The monastery is perched on the side of the cliff at the height of 900 meters above the Paro Valley. In the afternoon to visit Kyichu Lhakhang, built in 7th century, is one of the two oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: Paro - Singapore

After breakfast, free till transfer to Airport for your flight to Singapore, we hope you have enjoyed this wonderful trip with CTC Travel !

Meals Plan: Breakfast

REMARKS

  • Taxes / Flight schedule subject to change.
  • Tour subject to confirmation.
  • 1. Tipping for local guide/driver: GV2: USD 8/day/passenger; GV3 and above: USD 5/day/passenger
  • 2. Tour deposit is S$1500/pax; and final balance of tour funds are due no later than 40 days prior to your departure
  • 3. Chinese / English speaking tour guide; need to book in advance if request for Chinese speaking guide, no surcharge but subject to availability.
  • 4. Tour fare has included the Bhutan visa fee, a clear color scan copy (full photo page) is needed while processing entry visa
  • 5. Grade A hotel accommodation throughout, but hotel condition and facility cannot compare with other modern cities, we seek for your kind understanding.
  • 6. Bhutan is a challenging region to travel in for a wide variety of reasons. We CTC Travel, along with our partner operator reserve the right to make necessary changes to your pre-arranged and prepaid itinerary structure where unforeseen circumstances dictate such changes. Depending on circumstances a refund may not be offered for such late changes
  • 7. After deposits have been paid they become totally non-refundable and it is essential you have your travel insurance in place for your protection. CTC Travel and our partner ground operator take no responsibility for airlines amending flight times and/or cancelling and/or rerouting flights for operational reasons.

DEPARTURES & PRICE:

  • Full Package includes air tickets, hotel accommodations, meals and sightseeings are specify in itinerary.
  • Land Package includes all of the above except air tickets
  • Highlighted row indicate discount is available

Full Packages Land Packages

Departure
Date
Airline Single Twin Triple Child
With Bed
Child
w/o Bed
Child
Half Twin
08/07/2018 3588 2988 2988 2688 2188 2688
22/07/2018 3588 2988 2988 2688 2188 2688
05/08/2018 3588 2988 2988 2688 2188 2688
19/08/2018 3588 2988 2988 2688 2188 2688
09/09/2018 3888 3288 3288 2988 2488 2988
23/09/2018 3888 3288 3288 2988 2488 2988
07/10/2018 3888 3288 3288 2988 2488 2988
21/10/2018 3888 3288 3288 2988 2488 2988
04/11/2018 3888 3288 3288 2988 2488 2988
18/11/2018 3888 3288 3288 2988 2488 2988
02/12/2018 3588 2988 2988 2688 2188 2688
16/12/2018 3588 2988 2988 2688 2188 2688
08/07/2018
KB
Single SGD 3588
Child With Bed SGD 2688
Twin SGD 2988
Child w/o Bed SGD 2188
Triple SGD 2988
Child Half Twin SGD 2688
22/07/2018
KB
Single SGD 3588
Child With Bed SGD 2688
Twin SGD 2988
Child w/o Bed SGD 2188
Triple SGD 2988
Child Half Twin SGD 2688
05/08/2018
KB
Single SGD 3588
Child With Bed SGD 2688
Twin SGD 2988
Child w/o Bed SGD 2188
Triple SGD 2988
Child Half Twin SGD 2688
19/08/2018
KB
Single SGD 3588
Child With Bed SGD 2688
Twin SGD 2988
Child w/o Bed SGD 2188
Triple SGD 2988
Child Half Twin SGD 2688
09/09/2018
KB
Single SGD 3888
Child With Bed SGD 2988
Twin SGD 3288
Child w/o Bed SGD 2488
Triple SGD 3288
Child Half Twin SGD 2988
23/09/2018
KB
Single SGD 3888
Child With Bed SGD 2988
Twin SGD 3288
Child w/o Bed SGD 2488
Triple SGD 3288
Child Half Twin SGD 2988
07/10/2018
KB
Single SGD 3888
Child With Bed SGD 2988
Twin SGD 3288
Child w/o Bed SGD 2488
Triple SGD 3288
Child Half Twin SGD 2988
21/10/2018
KB
Single SGD 3888
Child With Bed SGD 2988
Twin SGD 3288
Child w/o Bed SGD 2488
Triple SGD 3288
Child Half Twin SGD 2988
04/11/2018
KB
Single SGD 3888
Child With Bed SGD 2988
Twin SGD 3288
Child w/o Bed SGD 2488
Triple SGD 3288
Child Half Twin SGD 2988
18/11/2018
KB
Single SGD 3888
Child With Bed SGD 2988
Twin SGD 3288
Child w/o Bed SGD 2488
Triple SGD 3288
Child Half Twin SGD 2988
02/12/2018
KB
Single SGD 3588
Child With Bed SGD 2688
Twin SGD 2988
Child w/o Bed SGD 2188
Triple SGD 2988
Child Half Twin SGD 2688
16/12/2018
KB
Single SGD 3588
Child With Bed SGD 2688
Twin SGD 2988
Child w/o Bed SGD 2188
Triple SGD 2988
Child Half Twin SGD 2688
  • All prices quoted are in Singapore Dollars
  • Prices do not include airport taxes, visa application and service fees, personal insurance, tipping, optional tours, personal expenses and all others not stated in the itinerary
  • All rates are subject to limited availability Itinerary and rates are subject to changes without prior notice
  • Peak season charges and all other relevent surcharges are not included
  • Tours and meals sequence are subject to changes without prior notice
  • All bookings require a minimum deposit of $500-$1000 per person (depending on destination).
  • Bookings must be made at least 7 working days prior to departure date
  • All bookings are subject to availability and confirmation
  • All extensions and deviations are strictly on request and are subject to seat availability, airline rules and regulations
  • Should there be an event of any discrepancies, prices at our retail counters will be taken as the final rate.
  • Child Prices vary and are determined by : Child with bed (1 child sharing room with 2 adults); Child without bed ( 2 children sharing room with 2 adults, 1 child with bed & 1 child without bed); Child Half Twin (1 child sharing room with 1 adult).
  • For further enquiries on your travel programs, please contact CTC Online Travel Centre at 6216 3456 during office hours, or send us an email to enquiry@ctc.com.sg.
  • Alternatively, you may also contact our retail tour consultants at 6532 0532 or visit us at Chinatown Point #03-03/04/05/06 for any tour assistance required.


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