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Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon


The Kingdom of Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon, hidden in the heart of the high Himalayas, is a land of snow-capped peaks and lush valleys, dense forests and clear running springs, a pristine ecology and an incredible wealth of wildlife. For centuries, it was a nation inaccessible, shrouded in mystery, the last surviving Mahayana Buddhist state in the world.
Now it offers a warm welcome to those with the will to visit. Under the guiding principle of 'gross national happiness', this small country of just six hundred thousand people takes great care to preserve its traditions, culture and environment as it cautiously embraces the twenty-first century.

"...a truly breathtaking experience, I can honestly say it was one of the best, if not THE best, cultural trips I have undertaken. The scenery and architecture were magnificent; the people so friendly; our guide and driver simply amazing..."


Our tours in Bhutan

Bhutan Experience (7 days) > 
View Tour BH1
A short tour of Paro, Thimpu and Punakha - a great introduction to Bhutan!
Bhutan Experience (11 days) > 
View Tour BH4
A longer tour of Bhutan, also visiting Trongsa and Bumthang.
Bhutan Experience (14 days) > 
View tour BH2
This 14-day of Bhutan travels east to Bumthang. In October, see the amazing Bumthang Festival!

For your information...

Our Hotels in Bhutan > 
View Bhutan Hotels
Bhutan Travel Information > 
View Bhutan Travel Information

We recommend these travel books
as your companion to Bhutan.
To order these or related books
click on the book covers > 

Bhutan Books

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How we work...

Dragon Travel is a travel service specialising in Asia, especially Indochina. As we are internet-based, we do not publish a printed brochure. However, all the information that would be in a brochure is here on this website.

All our tours are privately arranged for you: you will not join other travellers on the same tour. You will have exclusive use of a vehicle (air-conditioned car, people mover or minibus as appropriate), with your own driver and licensed tour guide.

All our tours are specially arranged for you: We are not a group tour operator and we do not have fixed tour dates: we can arrange your travel at a date to suit you (subject to flight availability). The tours shown on our website are our suggested itineraries only, and can readily be modified to suit your requirements.

If you are interested in one of the itineraries shown, or a special tour to suit your needs, do please give us a call. We will immediately assess flight availability for the dates you wish to travel. We will ask for the names of all the travellers, as shown on their passports: this will allow us to option flights for those dates. There is no cost or obligation to you for this service, and it allows us to discuss your itinerary in the knowledge that the flights are available.

When we have agreed your itinerary with you, we will make a quotation. In general the quotation will include all your flights, hotels, transfers, transport, guides, local guides, entrance fees and some meals.

If you wish to accept the quotation, you may pay by credit card or cheque. If your date of departure is less than 10 weeks away, we must ask for the full amount. If longer, you may pay the full amount, or a deposit as agreed between us. In general, we will ask for a deposit sufficient to cover the cost of your flights: Please note that flights cannot normally be changed or refunded once confirmed.

We strongly recommend that you take out adequate travel insurance at the time of booking your holiday, sufficient to cover the whole cost of the trip in case of cancellation.

Please see our terms and conditions for further information.

Travel Experiences
Why not read about our own travel experiences in Sri Lanka and other countries over the years?
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