Splendors of Bhutan and Andaman Island

from $6150
Duration
Duration:
14 Days / 13 Nights
Type
Type:
Private Tour
Run
Run:
Everyday
Overview

This Andaman tour gives you the chance to go through the greatness of Andaman islands tourism. The stunning itinerary transports you from the remote Bhutanese Himalayas to the cerulean warm waters of the Andaman Islands. The mountain views in Bhutan and a guaranteed burst of sunshine on the beach. Visit Kolkata, Thimphu, Punakha and more. Indulge in The Glenburn Penthouse, St John’s Church, St Paul's Cathedral and Punakha Dzong landmarks. Relax in the tranquility of Havelokck island, where you can enjoy birdwatching and stargazing all included in our stunning Andaman tour.

Included
  • Facilitator for assistance on initial arrival and final departure
  • Accommodation at listed hotels in Twin / Double sharing basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Kolkata at listed hotel on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Thimphu at listed hotel on half board (Breakfast and Dinner) basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Punakha at listed hotel on half board (Breakfast and Dinner) basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Paro at listed hotel on half board (Breakfast and Dinner) basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Kolkata at listed hotel on bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Havelock Island at listed hotel on bed and breakfast basis
  • Yoga at Havelock Island, Andaman (subject to availability of instructor)
  • Traditional Bengali meal with Local family in Kolkata
  • Exclusive River Cruises in Hubli River, Kolkata
  • Experience English Speaking local Guides
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Assistance of our company
  • Traditional welcome in Bhutan
  • Government daily Royalty in Bhutan
  • Car and driver throughout the Tour
  • All the entry Fees in Bhutan
  • Bottle of Mineral water per day
  • Monuments entrance fees
  • Currently applicable taxes
  • Bhutan Visa Fee
Excluded
  • Taksang Poney of USD 15 Per horse
  • Hot Stone Bath of USD 25 per person
  • Beverages with meals
  • Personal Expenses
  • International air taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping

 

Note: Flights to Kolkata and Paro are excluded

Itinerary
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Day 1: Kolkata Arrival

Upon arrival at Kolkata International airport, you will be met by our representative and get transferred to your hotel.

Upon arrival, check in at The Glenburn Penthouse, located in the centre of Calcutta. Later in evening, enjoy traditional Bengali meal with Local family; enjoy a private, home-cooked meal in a local Calcutta home.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2 : Proceeding Kolkata

After breakfast,enjoy city tour of Kolkata.

There are a plenty of places to visit: Victoria Memorial, St John’s Church and St Paul's Cathedral, Belur Math, later enjoy a boat cruise along the Hooghly River to the Dakshineswar Kali Temple.

In the afternoon, pay homaege to the charitable works of Mother Teresa by visiting Mother Teresa's Mission and Mother House. And visit impressive structures including the Kalighat Kali Temple, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Jain Temple and Nakhoda Mosque.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3: Welcome Thimphu

After breakfast, check out from hotel. You will be assisted to transfer to Kolkata airport to connect onwards flight to Paro. On arrival, you will be greeted by our office representative and transferred to hotel in Thimpu.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 4: Continuing Thimphu

After breakfast, sightseeing in Thimphu valley including visit to the following: The National Library, the Institute for Zorig Chusum. Later visit Textile Museum, Simply Bhutan Museum. After lunch, take a short drive (15 km) to Pangri Zampa. Later, visit Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang). Get an overview of the Thimphu valley from the Buddha point (KuenselPhodrang). You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley. Later visit Trashichhoedzong.

Day 5: Welcome Punakha

After breakfast at hotel, drive to Punakha. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. You can spend evening exploring Punakha village located right on the bank of river.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 6: Continuing Punakha

Today take a short day walking to Chimi Lhakhang (from hotel it is about 15 minutes’ drive till motorable road and then walk starts through paddy fields and villages. This is total about 1 and half hour walk, including both way). Later, proceed to visit Punakha Dzong.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Optional activity:

White water rafting: Take an exciting white-water rafting route down the Mo Chhu and Samdingkha rivers.

Mountain Biking: Tours range from gentle downhill runs to more challenging routes.

Day 7: Paro Arrival

After breakfast, drive back to Paro. En route, visit Simtokha Dzong. Check in to hotel. Later, proceed to visit Ta Dzong. Afterwards, walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong.

Overnight stay.

Day 8: Proceeding Paro

After breakfast, have an excursion to Taktshang Monastery (approx. 5hrs walk). On the way back to town, have a stop at Drukgyel Dzong. Along the way, visit the Kyichu Lhakhang. Evening, have an exploratory walk around Main Street and market area.

Overnight stay.

Day 9 : Head to West Bengal

After breakfast, check out from hotel and drive towards Paro International airport to connect flight for Kolkata. Upon arrival at Kolkata International airport, you will be met by our representative and get transferred to your hotel.

Day 10: West Bengal Tour

After breakfat, day is free for leisure. Overnight stay at hotel

Optional activity:

Village visit:

Visit Calcutta and be close to nature and rural area. Explore the surrounding villages and discover where the true heart of West Bengal lies.

Culinary Demostration:

Experience the cooking demonstration of Bengali cuisine. Fresh water fish, prawns, mustard and poppy seeds and rice were always prevalent in the area and form the mainstay of Bengali cuisine. You will be taught by the Chef the secrets to mishti doi, a classic Bengali desert etc.

Day 11: Havelokck Island Arrival

After breakfast, check out from hotel and drop at Kolkata airport to connect onwards flight to Port Blair. On arrival, you will be welcomed by our representative and assisted transfer to hotel in Havelock.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12: Proceeding Havelokck Island

In morning enjoy Yoga Session at hotel. Every morning at 7.30am we lead a 60 minute group session.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Optional activity:

Birdwatching: Enjoy birdwatching at Jalakara where there is a great bird life with some of the rarest birds in the world regularly visiting the property.

Stargazing: The stars at night in the pollution and light free Andaman skies are incredibly bright. They are not to be missed.

Enjoy Spa at Hotel: A massage in our beautiful spa is an essential part of a stay at Jalakara. Our highly trained practitioner offers therapeutic deep tissue massage, relaxing aromatherapy body massage, Restorative Reiki, head & shoulder massage and reflexology foot massage.

Day 13: Continuing Havelokck Island

After breakfast, day is free for leisure and you can enjoy the optional activity avilabie at hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Swim at Infinity Pool: Enjoy the infinity pool at Jalakara is lined with Italian mosaic tiles and Indian granite.

Enjoy Music: Enjoy the music system set up around the pool, made by British HiFi experts B&W. Please ask if you would like to plug in and play your own music and be respectful of other guests’ right to peace and quiet.

Enjoy Movies: We have a high definition film projector, screen and small library of films. Have a movie night if you want and we will set it all up for you.

Day 14: Final Departure

After breakfast, check out from hotel and drop at Port blair airport to connect onwards Journey.

Prices
  • The Glenburn Penthouse / Kolkata
  • Taj Tashi Hotel / Thimphu
  • Uma by Como Punakha / Punakha
  • Uma by COMO Paro / Paro
  • The Rajbari Bawali / West Bengal
  • Jalakara / Havelock Island

Prices
April - September
$ 6150 Per Person in triple room
$ 6385 Per Person in double room
$ 10650 One Person travelling alone
October - March
$ 6250 Per Person in triple room
$ 6520 Per Person in double room
$ 10900 One Person travelling alone
Prices

Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound. The prices quoted per person per tour and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the best possible price. Prices are valid all the year, except during Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020.

Child Policy

- 0 - 4.99 Free of Charge

- 5 - 10 pay 25% of tour price

- 11 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price

- 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person

Note: If the tour package includes flights, trains, jungle safari, private monument, an extra supplement will be applicable to the child.

Payment Policy

An invoice shall be generated, once received confirmation on a tour. The deposit 50% of the total cost, will be required at the time of confirmation. You can pay by bank transfer or credit card. This deposit counts as part of your final payment. The balance 50% is payable 30 days before the commencement of the tour plus any applicable insurance premiums.

Note: Kindly note that in special cases wherein a hotel requires 100% payment in advance (during festive period i.e. Pushkar Fair, Christmas, New Year, etc.), will be payable along with 50% tour deposit. As per hotel policy, this amount will not be refundable.

Tour Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your booking at any time prior to commencement of the tour by notifying us in writing. The cancellation charges shall be as follows:

  • If you cancel before 45 days of tour commencement date, there will be no cancellation fees, except components which require per booking (train, flight and safaris).
  • If you cancel on or before 44-30 days of tour commencement date, 25% of the entire tour price will be charged.
  • If you cancel on or before 29-15 days of tour commencement date, 50% of the entire tour price will be charged.
  • Less than 14 Days before arrival 100% cancellation will be applicable.
Changes By You

If you request any changes to your travel arrangements once we have confirmed a booking, all out of pocket charges, including charges imposed by our suppliers, will be payable by you. If after the commencement of your tour you request any changes to your travel arrangements, we will do our best to implement them, but we cannot guarantee that it will be possible. In the event of such change(s) being made, you will be liable for any cancellation charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred by us and our suppliers in attempting to secure any revised arrangements. Any name changes must be provided to us in writing and are subject to any airline/ train fees or penalties.

Passports & Visa Fees

All Passengers are responsible for securing proper documentation prior to joining the tour. Passports are required; in addition, travelers are advised to check with local consulates for full details regarding Visa requirements. Please note securing a valid visa for entry is sole responsibility of the traveler.

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