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Witness the Black Necked Cranes in Bhutan

12 days from £7,530 per person

The best time for spotting the beautiful Black Neck Crane is from early December to mid-March. This is a great itinerary for people who want to explore Bhutan’s unique landscape and see the variation between the different valleys whilst staying in local lodges along the way. You will stay in Gangtey and visit the Valley of the Black Necked Cranes, going as far as Phobjikha Valley where electricity is still a novelty. This exciting journey takes you through some of the most beautiful valleys of Bhutan.

Start with the bustling capital city of Thimphu, where you can see the modern side of Bhutanese life. Continue into the rural heartlands of the Phobjikha Valley where electricity is still a novelty before visiting the awe-inspiring Punakha Dzong. End your holiday in the pristine Paro and Haa valleys, taking in the local culture and magnificent scenery. Until recently all accommodation in Bhutan was simple and rather basic, however this has now changed with the arrival of Aman Resorts, COMO and Six Senses hotels, which provide extremely upmarket options. This dramatic increase in luxury comes at a price which is reflected in the difference in cost between our superior and luxury tours.

This luxury holiday is a suggested itinerary; it can be booked as it is or used as a starting point for creating your ideal tour of Bhutan. If you would like to see similar trips, take a look at our collection of Active and Trekking holidays, as well as our Wildlife and Festival itineraries.


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12 days from £7,530 per person

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