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review 4 May 2014

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

Meeting two of Bhutans Queens (there are 4 from the last King and one from the current one) in beautiful temples and listening to their wise words, experiencing their humble characters.

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

The trip offers a multitude of things:nature,very nice people,culture,buddhist spirituality, lovely walks,you can't go wrong going

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

Definitely benefitted people financially.The other 2 I cannot judge.

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

unbelievable and above expectation in every respect

review 19 Nov 2009

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

Bhutan was a wonderful destination to visit. This beautiful mountainous country had picture postcard views almost everywhere one looked. The local people are friendly, the Dzongs are amazing and located in fantastic positions. The festival we saw was brilliant with highly colourful costumes and masks. Our visit to one monastery was special as only our group had the chance to just listen to the chanting monks with their drums and horns. Although this country is starting to modernise it is still very traditional. I am glad we visited it when we did, but I fear that in 10-15 years this country may have changed too far.

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

It can get cold at night and although our accommodation was in resorts, hotels and guesthouses we were glad that we took our sleeping bags when we stayed in Bumthang. The temps dropped below zero and heating in the rooms was a little tricky. Also beware of eating meat as most of this is imported from India and Indian hygiene can be poor. Half our group went down with food poisoning after eating meat in our Thimpu hotel.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

That is a hard question to answer. We spend money on souvenirs and refreshments but I presume the high cost of visiting Bhutan helps to finance the country’s infrastructure. Where ever you go the price of souvenirs seems to be reasonably well fixed.

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

This was a great destination and I am truly pleased that I have had the chance to visit it. But it is an expensive destination. I would still recommend Bhutan to anyone who can afford to go.

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