4 independent reviews for Bhutan small group tour

Reviews for Bhutan small group tour

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review 23 Mar 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

walking up Tiger Nest

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

you will for sure enjoy the trip, but bring warm cloth with you.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

yes, I think the hotels and restaurants were pleased to have tourists and also the local shops were we bought souvenirs.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

a very good holiday, Everything went well, the tourguide was nice, the hotels were good, and we saw a lot of interesting things.

review 4 Feb 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The stunning, rugged beauty of the Himalayas, and doing some hikes throughout Bhutan. The scenery is stunning, and hiking with a local guide allows you to be immersed with the local culture, from chatting with the farmers, watching local sports competitions, or sharing a meal. A very authentic experience!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Talk to your guide about the best places to visit/extra things to do to modify the itinerary. While the itinerary provided was excellent, sometimes local knowledge can uncover some hidden gems! For example, in Thimpu is an ‘interactive museum’ of the Bhutanese way of life. This wasn’t on the itinerary – but it should be! From seeing how they made traditional homes, dressing in local costumes, learning archery, and trying some local beverages…it was a really great authentic experience.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Environmental impacts were always considered by the company, and this was evident when passing through some tourist areas where other visitors were less considerate.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Loved it! Bhutan provides an opportunity for adventure like no other place Ive visited. Don’t let the price put you off. Bhutan is not somewhere you travel to just to snap a selfie, grab a souvenier and add a stamp to your passport. Go to Bhutan if you want to be immersed in a spiritually rich, beautiful and authentic nation with a captivating history and road to moderniasation. Their way of living could teach the west a lot!

review 18 Oct 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Climbing to the Tiger's Nest is a must do and see. Nothing can prepare you for the sight of the Temple appearing out of the mist/clouds. Also it is not a case of seen one Dzong, seen them all, each Dzong has its own personality.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Bring a stout and comfortable pair of waterproof walking shoes/boots and waterproof (& breathable) rain jacket. The humidity can be quite high so throwing on a simple plastic mac from your last rock concert just won't cut it. You should also probably consider bringing the equivalent of up to $50 per day to cover drinks, tips and souvenirs.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Bhutan is well used to tourists at this stage so can't really say that my holiday could be said to benefit the local people, reduce environmental impacts or supported conservation in any obvious or material way.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Fantastic holiday and would recommend a trip to Bhutan to anyone. I would say get there sooner rather than later before the charm of Bhutan is lost altogether in modern hotels, towns and WiFi. Possibly the area I was in is more tourist saturated (Paro, Thimphu, Punakha Valley, Gangtey) than other parts of Bhutan.

review 19 Apr 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The hike up to Tiger's Nest. Great walk and once you get to the steps it is nowhere near as bad as you think. I was told there were 700 steps. With hindsight I wish I'd counted them as it didn't feel like that many. Also the Paro Festival was such a colourful affair and fascinating to observe how important it was to the locals.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Unless you are going in the black crane season, don't bother going to Phobjikha Valley

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Throughout I stayed in what looked like locally owned and run hotels, the guide and driver were locals and all the restaurants we visited seemed to be locally run.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Wonderful country to visit. The people are so friendly, the air fresh and the scenery stunning.

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