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Holidays In Bhutan.
Experience fascinating Bhutan through its welcoming villages.
Bhutan, so enigmatic and fascinating, encapsulates a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. With verdant valleys, deep gorges and high mountains scattered with temples and monasteries, it is easy to see why guests are seduced by this enchanting country. Hospitable villagers, eager to share their strong traditions and Buddhist way of life, warmly welcome you.
FEATURED BHUTAN HOLIDAYS
VILLAGES AND VALLEYS OF BHUTAN
Our trips offer unforgettable, authentic experiences that immerse you in beautiful, welcoming rural villages. From the Paro valley to the hospitable village of Ura, get to know the local way of life and discover the ancient traditions of this fascinating land. Enjoy fine walks, in the company of local guides who share their knowledge of their communities.
One of the smallest countries in the world, Bhutan is largely untouched by the modern world, guided by the principles of Gross Domestic Happiness and strong Buddhist values rather than material wealth. There is great pride in sustainable tourism and there is a strict entry policy. We are working in partnership with Joyful Tours, a local Bhutanese specialist which shares our commitment to responsible tourism in the country’s villages. Their expert team takes care of you every step of the way.
LAND OF THE DRAGON
Known locally as ‘Druk Yul’ meaning ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon,’ Bhutan is full of surprises. With your local guide, journey through blue pine forests, terraced fields bursting with red rice and chilies, and valleys dotted with dzongs (forts) and small temples. Climb up towards Paro Taktsang – Tiger’s Nest monastery – clinging to the cliff edge overlooking the upper Paro valley and marvel at the Himalayan panoramas. Stay in peaceful, hospitable villages and enjoy the traditional way of life in this beautiful land. These are experiences that will reveal to you the authentic rural heart of Bhutan.
What people say?
"A very important aspect of these holidays is the aim of sustainable development to keep these communities thriving. This takes a great deal of hard work from everyone involved with Village Ways and it would appear they are now being rewarded for this. Despite all the wonderful sights, views, mountains, birds and food the most lasting memories are of the people of these communities who are so welcoming. I can't wait to go back again (and again)."
"We loved every minute of it: Himanshu Pande and his staff at Khali, our two fabulous guides, the guesthouses and lovely village people running them. Memories? A hug from an old lady who wanted me to stay and live with her in her village; celebrating Diwali in the headman's house in our first village; listening to cricket on a transistor radio with our guides. And always present, those wonderful, wonderful views. Would I recommend Village Ways? Without any doubt whatsoever - I only hope we travel again with them one day."