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Bhutan Tastes - 6 Days

Savor the flavors of Bhutan on this culinary journey through its traditional kitchens and local markets. From Thimphu to Haa, indulge in authentic Bhutanese cuisine, complemented by a visit to the sacred Taktsang Monastery in Paro.

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Day 1:

Arrival in Paro - Transfer to Thimphu

Start your culinary adventure with a scenic drive from Paro to Thimphu, Bhutan's capital.
Explore Thimphu's vibrant market scene, sampling local snacks and observing the daily life of Bhutanese people.
Enjoy a welcome dinner at a traditional Bhutanese restaurant, introducing you to the flavors of Bhutanese cuisine.

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Day 2:  

Thimphu to Punakha

Journey to Punakha, enjoying the stunning landscapes along the way, including a stop at the Dochula Pass for breathtaking views. In Punakha, engage in a traditional cooking session at a local farmhouse, preparing and enjoying dishes such as Ema Datshi and Red Rice. Explore the serene surroundings of Punakha in the evening, perhaps with a walk along the river.

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Day 3: 

Culinary Class in Thimphu

Participate in a culinary class focusing on traditional Bhutanese dishes, learning the art of cooking with local ingredients.
Visit the National Institute of Traditional Medicine to understand the role of medicinal herbs in Bhutanese cuisine.
Spend the evening exploring more of Thimphu or enjoying a meal at one of the city's acclaimed restaurants.

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Day 4: 

Thimphu to Paro via Haa Valley

Depart Thimphu for a scenic drive to Paro via the Haa Valley, offering a glimpse into one of Bhutan's most picturesque and culturally rich regions. Enjoy a traditional lunch in Haa, savoring local specialties in a serene setting. Arrive in Paro by the afternoon, with time to relax and prepare for the next day's hike.

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Day 5:

Hike to Taktsang Monastery

Embark on a hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest), a journey that combines physical activity with spiritual enrichment. Enjoy lunch at the cafeteria on the way, with views of Taktsang Monastery. Spend your last evening in Paro, reflecting on the culinary and cultural experiences of your journey.

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Day 6:

Paro town and Departure

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in Paro, with time for any last-minute activities or shopping. Transfer to Paro International Airport for your departure, taking with you the rich flavors and unforgettable experiences of Bhutan.

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Tour Inclusions:

Visa arrangement and all necessary permits.
Road transportation within Bhutan including airport transfers.
Accommodation in 3-star hotels, with options to upgrade.
Three daily meals (B/L/D) and mineral water.
English-speaking Bhutanese guide and driver.
Entrance fees to all sites and museums.

Exclusions:

 

Personal expenses.

Travel insurance.

Tips for guides and drivers.

Alcoholic beverages.

Note: This itinerary provides a comprehensive Bhutan experience but can be customized to suit your interests and travel dates. Enjoy the journey of a lifetime in Bhutan, where every step is a story, and every landscape is a tapestry of natural and cultural wonders.

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