Cultural tours

Our cultural tours take you to the most enjoyable places to visit from East to West of Bhutan. We’ve included three itineraries tailored to the amount of time you have available for your holiday. If you have more or less days available, or are keen to try something different, let us know via the customisation form.

Remember that all cultural tours include optional white-water rafting and the chance to spend time cycling.

A sunset view of the Bumtang valley

Twelve days from West to East

Twelve days is just enough time to venture eastwards to the spiritual heart of Bhutan, to the valleys of Bumtang. This suggested itinerary also includes all of the most popular destinations in Bhutan and gives you the chance be a little adventurous with a rafting trip in Punakha and picturesque hiking in Bumtang.

A Bhutanese girl with Basket in Paro valley

Eight days, to the heart of Bhutan

Eight days gives you time enough to get to know Bhutan’s nature a little better with a trip to Phobjika to see the rare dancing black necked cranes, and drop into the exquisite Haa valley. And you’ll still of course visit impressive dzongs and ancient monasteries, including the incredible cliff-top Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) in the Paro valley.

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Five days in Western Bhutan

If you are travelling in the region, or just have limited time, it is quite possible to include a memorable visit to Bhutan even with just a short time available. This suggested itinerary will give you a glimpse of the Bhutanese way of life and you’ll of course see impressive dzongs and ancient monasteries, including the incredible cliff-top Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) in the Paro valley.

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Customise your own cultural tour

Customising a tour is very easy to do, and depending on the time of year, festival dates, and your own personal preferences, it can be well worth doing.