Join us on this amazing tour to the land of happiness with professional photographer Anna-Mair Francis. We will venture across the Country towards areas in the East which are rarely visited by Westerners. We will attend one (hopefully two) annual festivals in villages away from huge crowds where we will mix with locals and monks in their beautiful traditional dress to watch masked performers who enact historic dances about the fight between good and evil. We will visit a remote mountain town where women create complex silk fabrics in their homes which sell worldwide. We will be expecting to photograph landscapes, people, cultural scenes, magnificent Dzongs, flora and fauna along the way.
The Kingdom of Bhutan is an extraordinary place known for the concept of Gross National Happiness. In the foothills of the Himalayans it is full of temples, fortresses, forests and has a unique culture. Our professional photographer will be on hand for technical and compositional support.
*Please note the price is based on $US 7995 which is approximately $AU 12,145. This amount in AUD may vary up or down depending on the exchange rate. The correct rate will be determined for you on booking. Please contact us for clarification.
Please note that the itinerary is subject to change:
We will publish the full itinerary as soon as possible but our route will be via Thimphu, Panakha, Phobjikhu, Jakar Valley, Khoma, Trashigang, Haa Valley and Paro.
Costs: USD $7995 (approx AUD $12145) per person twin/double* room
*Single supplement addition of USD $700 (approx AUD $1065) applies
Pay a $AUD2000 deposit (AUD $500 of which is non refundable) on this site to hold your place and we will instruct you how to pay the balance in US Dollars once we have reached minimum numbers. If we do not reach minimum numbers we will return your deposit in full. Please do not book flights until we confirm departure. This price are subject to change until we pay in full with our Bhutanese Agent.
- All internal transport including internal flight
- 17 nights and 18 days in Bhutan
- One (hopefully two) authentic cultural festivals
- Visiting traditional weavers in Khoma
- Small group size
- All your accommodation and meals on Tour
- Highly experienced Bhutanese guides and drivers
- Photographic support from internationally renowned photographer Anna-Mair Francis.
What’s not included:
- Flights to/from Paro to your home city
- Alcohol or soft drinks with meals
- Photographic equipment
- Laundry, gratuities, etc
- Horse ride up to Tiger’s Nest Monastery café if required.
- Entry to sites not on the itinerary
- Excess baggage
- Travel Insurance
- Bhutan Visa
Please note that the main group will enter and exit Paro from/to Bangkok but if you are travelling from Europe then flights could be arranged to India, Nepal or Singapore.
Payment schedule: Deposit of AUD $2000 to secure the booking (AUD $500 of which is non refundable). Please note that the trip is not locked in totally as far as the Bhutanese agency is concerned until the total balance is received. So the balance will need to be paid as soon as practical. We need 4 people for the trip to go ahead, if we cancel the trip we will refund your full deposit to you. Please do not book flights until we confirm departure.
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This price are subject to change until we pay in full with our Bhutanese Agent.
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A deposit of $AUD2000 is required ($500 is not refundable) Full price $ US 7995 (approx $AU 12,145) (plus single supplement of $700 US (approx AUD $1065). You will be required to complete a waiver before departure.