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Bhutan / Amankora Journey

The ONE for a sense of place

as featured in our curated edit of luxury holidays for 2018

There are few places more spiritual than the Himalayas and few kingdoms more beguiling than the monastery-strewn mountains of Bhutan. Scattered amongst cliffs and valleys, five Aman lodges combine exploration of a tiny country that has changed little over the centuries with the highest levels of luxury – each offering unrivalled personal service, regional delicacies and world-class spas. A private driver and guide accompany your journey, first to Thimpu – the charming capital teeming with museums, markets and art. Enjoy many scenic drives travelling between Gangtey, Bumthang and Punakha, before finally descending from the Dochu La Mountain Pass for your stay amongst the pine forests of Paro. Here, be sure to visit the Paro Dzong – a jewel of Bhutanese architecture.

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Including all economy international flights, accommodation, private transfers, one 60 minute massage per person per itinerary, selected excursions and meals as specified. International flights are with British Airways and Druk Air. Meal basis: BB Bed & Breakfast, FB Full Board. This itinerary is only a suggestion - our experienced sales team will be happy to put together alternative, tailormade tours.

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Nights 12
Destinations 6
Flights 4

Bhutan /Itinerary

Amankora Journey

12nights

Day /1-2

Fly to Delhi

Fly to Delhi from London Heathrow. Private transfer on arrival to The Imperial Delhi for a one night stay. (BB)

Day /3-4

Fly to Paro

Fly to Paro

Fly to Paro, enjoying incredible views of the Himalayas before the drive to Amankora Thimphu for a two night stay. Explore the capital’s museums and monasteries. (FB)

Amankora Thimphu

Day /5-6

Drive to Amankora Gangtey

Drive to Amankora Gangtey

Depart early for a dramatic drive over Dochu La Mountain Pass before dropping down into the beautiful Phobjika Valley with visits to monasteries en route to Amankora Gangtey, your base for two nights. Visit the Black Neck Crane Centre the following day. (FB)

Amankora Gangtey

Day /7-8

Drive to Bumthang

Drive to Bumthang

Onward to Bumthang with a brief stop at Trongsa village and into the Chhume Valley, staying at Amankora Bumthang for two nights. Whilst in Bumthang, explore the neighbouring palace, Kurjey Lhakhang monument and Tamshina Monastery along with a picnic in the beautiful Tang Valley. (FB)

Amankora Bumthang

Day /9-10

Continue to Punakha

Continue to Punakha

Your journey continues to Punakha Valley, home to Chimi Lhakhang monastery and the impressive Punakha Dzong. Along with guided touring, enjoy a picnic on the Punak Chhu riverbank. Amankora Punakha for two nights. (FB)

Amankora Punakha

Day /11-12

Continue to Amankora Paro

Continue to Amankora Paro

Descend from Dochu La and onto Amankora Paro for two nights amongst the pine forest. Explorations include the Paro Valley plus a visit to the National Museum and Paro Dzong. (FB)

Amankora Paro

Day /13

Fly to London Heathrow

Flight back to London Heathrow.

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