PARO FESTIVAL TOUR, BHUTAN
Day 1: ARRIVE BHUTAN
Arrive Paro, Bhutan. Drive directly to Thimphu and check into the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing. Overnight Thimphu.
DAY 2: THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING
A full day of sightseeing in and around Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan - museums, temples, artisan workshops and more. Overnight Thimphu.
DAY 3: PUNAKHA SIGHTSEEING
Early morning drive to Wangdi and Punakha Valleys. Visit the impressive Punakha and Wangdi Dzongs and take a short walk through a small village and rice terraces to Chimi Lhakang, the temple of Drukpa Kuenley. Overnight Punakha.
DAY 4: PARO FESTIVAL
Early morning drive to Paro to attend the Paro Festival which is held in an open air courtyard inside and next to the impressive Paro Dzong. Witness the religious masked and cultural dances amongst colourful Bhutanese villagers. Also visit Paro Museum and Paro Town. Overnight Paro
DAY 5: PARO FESTIVAL
Visit the festival in the morning and go sightseeing in Paro valley in the afternoon or vice-versa. Overnight Paro
DAY 6: PARO FESTIVAL FINALE
Get up before dawn to see the unfurling of the Thongdroel and, after breakfast set off on a short hike to Taktsang Monastery, perched precipitously on the cliff face. Enjoy a picnic lunch en route. If you are unable to hike, an alternative sightseeing tour is available. Overnight Paro
DAY 7: DEPARTURE FROM BHUTAN
Morning departure from Paro Airport. Tashi Delek!