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Aman Bhutan... The Luxury Amankora Journey

10 days from £7,800 per person

This luxury all-inclusive tour explores the heartlands of this pristine and undiscovered Himalayan kingdom, staying in the Amankora lodges, some of the most exclusive hotels in the world. Soak in the culture and traditions of the rural towns and villages peppered across the country and come home to exquisite suites, divine spa treatments and exceptional service – guaranteed to make this the trip of a lifetime. 

This journey takes you across the whole Bhutanese landscape, giving you a glimpse into a land that time seems to have forgotten. Begin in the bustling capital city of Thimphu before driving to Punakha, home to one of the country's most important dzongs. From Punakha, wind your way through the mountainous valleys to Gangtey in the remote Phobjikha Valley and then onto Bumthang in central Bhutan, before returning back to the alpine valley of Paro in western Bhutan.

This itinerary includes stays at all the Amankora lodges across the five valleys, but we can also arrange shorter journeys which visit just two and four valleys. A two-valley itinerary would include Punakha and Paro, and a four-valley itinerary would include Punakha, Gangtey and Paro.

This luxury holiday is purely a suggested itinerary. It can be booked as it is or alternatively used as a starting point for creating your own perfect tailor-made holiday to Bhutan. If you'd like to see similar tours, take a look at our other Ultimate Luxury Villas HolidaysHoneymoons and Active Holidays.


Itinerary details

10 days from £7,800 per person

  • Day 1 - Amankora Thimphu - Thimphu
    Arrive in Paro and transfer 45-minutes' to Thimphu. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Thimpu, visiting museums and chortens for a glimpse into the ancient culture.
  • Day 2 - Amankora Punakha - Punakha
    Journey to Punakha, taking in the spectacular scenery of Bhutan. On arrival take a short drive to Chimi Lhakhang, the auspicious 15th-century fertility monastery.
  • Day 3 - Amankora Punakha - Punakha
    Today hike alongside the River Mo and visit Punakha's dzong. Enjoy an afternoon trek to an ancient monastery close to Amankora Punakha.
  • Day 4 - Amankora Gangtey - Gangtey
    Drive to the Phobjikha Valley to Gangtey. Stroll through the village and visit the striking Gangtey monastery, before returning to Amankora Gangtey for a traditional hot stone bath.
  • Day 5 - Amankora Gangtey - Gangtey
    Day at leisure to explore Gangtey valley; either a gentle stroll along the nature trail or the famous Longtey Hike. This evening enjoy Amankora's private dinner in a traditional Bhutanese potato shed.
  • Day 6 - Amankora Bumthang - Bumthang
    Today pass through dramatic landscapes and visit Trongsa Dzong, the monarchy’s ancestral home, en-route to Bumthang.
  • Day 7 - Amankora Bumthang - Bumthang
    This morning visit Wangdichholing Palace, and then onto Kurjey Lhakhang monument, Tamshing monastery and the Red Panda brewery.
  • Day 8 - Amankora Paro - Paro
    Catch a morning flight back to Paro. Spend the afternoon exploring some the valley’s oldest and holiest religious monuments, followed by an evening prayer flag printing demonstration.
  • Day 9 - Amankora Paro - Paro
    Today head out for an early morning hike, ascending a cliff-face to one of Bhutan’s most revered sites – Tiger’s Nest. This afternoon discover ancient artefacts at the National Museum.
  • Day 10 - In transit.
    This morning transfer to Paro for your onward journey home.
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We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
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