Arrival, Paro-Thimphu (By Car, Approx. 1.5 Hrs)
Welcome to Bhutan! Upon arrival, be greeted and transferred to the capital Thimphu. After hotel check-in, head for National Memorial Chorten which was built in honor of the 3rd king and now a popular spot to circumambulate and pray. Proceed to the gigantic Buddha Dordenma Statue and Takin Sanctuary to see Bhutan’s national animal Takin and meet the nuns at Zilukha Nunnery, before visiting Thimphu Dzong(Trashichho Dzong), the largest religious building in Thimphu as well as the seat of the central government. Overnight: Thimphu
Thimphu valley sightseeing and drive to Paro
After breakfast, visit handicraft emporium and Bhutanese arts and crafts. Next come to Bhutan Post Office Headquarters where you can make stamps with your own photos. After lunch, drive back to Paro and then visit a farmhouse to touch the lives of local people.
Paro Sightseeing and Hiking to Taktsang
This morning, take a scenic hike to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) – the most sacred monastery in Bhutan, built on the steep cliff, offering you enchanting views of the Paro valley. Later get a glimpse of Bhutan’s history at the cylindrical Ta Dzong National Museum and visit Paro Dzong, may be the finest example of Bhutanese architecture you’ll see, which is now used as an administrative center and school for monks. Overnight: Paro
Departure Flight Say goodbye to Bhutan. After breakfast, we will escort you to the airport for your onward flight.