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Bhutan is well-known for its rugged, beautiful landscape and a drive to achieve Gross National Happiness for its citizen. The country is landlocked, nestled in the Himalayan highlands with India to the South and china to North. There are amazing places to visit in Bhutan
Our representative will pick you up from Siliguri / Gangtok and drive towards Jaigoan. Then the cab will drop you at the hotel reserved for you in Jaigaon.
If time permits, you will proceed for immigration or will stay the night in the hotel.
Overnight Stay: Jaigaon
Meals- Only DinnerDay 02 : Jaigaon – Thimphu (160 kms/ 6 hrs)
You will be heading to Bhutan’s capital city, Thimphu today. Besides being the administrative center, it is known for many important Buddhist sites.
After breakfast, you will drive to the beautiful Thimphu valley. The scenery is absolutely stunning. As it’s a long drive, you will make a stopover for lunch (lunch on your own).
If you make it to Thimphu on time, you can quickly visit Tashichho Dzong. The Dzong is a Buddhist monastery cum fortress at the northern edge of Thimpu.
Meals- Breakfast and DinnerDay 03 : Thimphu Sightseeing – Paro
Today’s going to be an exciting day as you explore the city of Thimphu. From stunning Bhutanese architecture to the country’s odd-looking national animal, you will behold Bhutan’s uniqueness at every stopover.
Soon after breakfast, your sightseeing tour begins. You will be covering the following places:
Kuensel Phodrang: It’s the world’s largest sitting Buddha statue at 167 feet high situated on top of a hill overlooking the city. The word kuensel means everything is clear, and from this place you can enjoy a great view of the Thimphu Valley on both sides.
Motithang Takin Preserve: The Motithang Takin Preserve is also known as the Thimphu Zoo by many. It is a small natural preserve for the Takin, Bhutan’s national animal. It was originally a mini zoo but was later converted to a preserve.
Memorial Chorten: Referred to as Memorial Chorten, its actual name is Gongzo Chorten or Gyaldren Chorten. The chorten (stupa) is a chief landmark in the capital city and is also the most sacred place of worship for the local people.
Once your tour is complete, you will drive to the historic town of Paro, which has Bhutan’s sole international airport.
You will be staying for the night in Paro. We advise you to get a good night’s rest as you have a 2-3 hour hike coming up the next day.
Meals- Breakfast and DinnerDay 04 : Tiger's Nest Hike - Jaigaon
Haven’t we all gushed over pictures and postcards of the cliffside monastery called Tiger’s Nest? Well, it’s time to get featured in one yourself. Get ready to hike up to this magnificent monastery this morning.
After an early breakfast, we will drive you to the base of Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest). It is the most famous and sacred site among all the places in Bhutan. You have to walk about 2 hours till the top through wide pathways that were built during the restoration works. You will also find a tea point after a 1-hour climb. From there, you get a very good view of the monastery. They also serve lunch here. From there it’s about another 45-minute climb to the 2nd viewpoint and the highest point of the hike.
After having delicious lunch near Paro market, start back to Jaigaon. Lock all the beautiful sights in your mind and bye to Bhutan.
Overnight Stay: Jaigaon
Meals- Breakfast and DinnerDay 05 : Depart from Jaigaon
Wake up to a relaxed morning. After breakfast, you can head to Phuentsholing market for some shopping. Once you’re done, we will drive you to returning destination (Siliguri/Gangtok). We hope you take back happy memories and await your return for another exciting trip with us.
Location : Bhutan
Cost Includes :
1. All applicable transfers & sightseeing as per the itinerary (vehicle will not be at your disposal).
2. Room on Twin/ Triple sharing
3. Accommodation in Standard hotels for duration mentioned in the itinerary.
4. Breakfast & Dinner
5. Parking fee, Driver allowance, Road Taxes
6. All Permit charges
7. 5% GST or as applicable
8. Vehicle Innova/similar- 1 cab for 6
Cost Excludes :
1. Any Indian Visa
2. Any laundry / Any tips to guide / driver
3. Any itinerary extension will be subject to additional cost
4. Travel Insurance
5. Sightseeing entry fees, camera fee, any up-gradation will be extra cost
6. Cost for evening snacks & tea, lunch
7. Cost for service not mentioned under the “cost includes” head
8. Cost for airfare, train fare, or any other internal fare
9. Personal expenses such as laundry, soft drinks, mineral water, porter, etc
10. Difference in cost arising due to change in fuel price
11. Room Heater
It is highly recommended that the Tour Participants acquire adequate insurance cover to secure their life, health and property as may be advised by your insurance agent to cover any eventualities, associated with your overseas travel including health, accidental injury, loss, liability and the like depending on your assessment of your risk potential. The Tour Participants are advised to discuss your insurance needs directly with your insurance agent before proceeding on the tour and at your own cost procure any additional cover as may be advised. Please note, Insurance is the subject matter of solicitation, please read the terms and conditions of the insurance document carefully before finalizing your desired insurance cover.
Initial Deposit: Any confirmation is subject to an advance deposit receipt of 50 % of the total tour cost.
Balance 50% amount has to be paid one day prior to tour start date.
Payment Modes: Payment can be remitted through Bank transfer or Cheque (subject to realization)
Bank Details :
Name of Account / Beneficiary Name : Ravel Roads
Account No. : 3246201000373
Name of Bank : Canara Bank
Branch : Gangtok, RT Nagar
IFS Code : CNRB0003246
Online Booking: You can purchase our services from our sales outlets at Bangalore or Chennai, or you can book your tour/services / payment online through our website. Our website provides the facility making online booking of tours and services. After confirmation in written from us via Email or by in writing.
For the services contracted, a minimum deposit of 30% of the total cost is to be paid by you to Ravel Roads. The advance is required to hold the booking on confirmed basis.
The full balance payment is to be paid 10 days prior to the date of start of services. Any booking made within 10 working days of the date of services would be considered as a late booking and for same the full and final payment is required to be made at the time of booking itself.
Note: Apart from above, in case of bookings for special train journeys, hotel or resort bookings during the peak season (Christ-mas, New Year) full payment is required to be made at the time of booking itself.
Payments: All payments are to be paid in behalf of Ravel Roads.
How to Pay:
1. By Cash / Cheque / Demand Draft
2. By Electronic money transfer (RTGS & NEFT)
3. By Debit Card, Credit Card, UPI, net banking.
1. By Bank transfer to our bank (Bank Details)
2. By Online Payment Gateway through Razor Pay.
3. By Debit Card, Credit Card
In case of payment through credit card, the bank charges (3% extra) – would be levied over and above the total amount.
1. All payments should be free and clear of any withholding tax and deduction.
2. Bank charges, if any, for remittance (by remitting bank or by intermediary bank) would be strictly borne by payer.
Cancellation / No show / Early Departure Policy:
In case of cancellation of tour or travel services due to any reason, you are requested Please inform us in writing or by Email. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:
Cancellation charges for any mode of transport ticket are applicable as per the rules of the concerned authority.
Air ticket issued on special fare are non-refundable and the guest shall bear cancellation charges.
1. If the reservation is cancelled 30 days prior to the date of arrival – 90% may be refunded (except the transaction charges).
2. If the reservation is cancelled 15 days prior to the date of arrival – 50% may be refunded (except the transaction charges) .
3. If the reservation is cancelled 07 days prior to the date of arrival – 25% may be refunded (except the transaction charges).
If the cancellation is any later than the above stated period or in case of ‘No Show’- No Refund.
No refund or any changes will be accepted at last minute for tour starting or after starting or middle of the tour.
Individual Tours (FIT Tours)
Cancellation policy of Individual tours is subject to changes. It depends upon the cancellation policy of the respective hotels and other service operators your tour is associated with. Different hotels and service operators have different cancellation policies which we are required to abide by. In the unfortunate event of cancellation of trip by guests, we would charge 10% of total booking amount as processing charges +the charges levied by the corresponding service providers.
The itinerary may have changed. The products and services displayed may have changed. The photos of meals/sightseeing are for reference and may differ from the actual meals/sights. Distance between places and temperatures are approximate and can change depending on travel, road conditions and climatic changes.
Itinerary may change at any time
we reserve the right to alter, amend, change or modify the tour package and itineraries before or during the tour. We will make reasonable efforts to notify you promptly of such changes as and when they are made.
Such changes may be necessitated due to factors beyond our control such as Force Majeure events, strikes, fairs, festivals, sport events, weather conditions, traffic problems, overbooking of hotels/flights, cancellation / re-routing of flights or railway, closure of / restricted entry at a place of sightseeing.
Generally, we try to avoid dates when big Fairs, Exhibitions and other events are held in certain cities as hotels are fully booked several years ahead.
If you have to travel on such dates, you may have to stay in alternate hotels or hotels in other cities.
We will make reasonable efforts to keep the overall package of services unchanged. However,
We shall not be liable to refund any amount or pay any compensation on account of any change in itinerary.