Things to do in Paro District, Paro District: The Best Cultural Tours

May 19, 2022 Leonarda Pillsbury

Discover the best top things to do in Paro District, Bhutan including Bhutan Walking Holidays - Beyond the Clouds, Private Multi-Day Bhutan Tour: Paro, Taktsang Monastery, Thimphu, Discover Bhutan in 4 Days, Glimpse of Bhutan, Grand Annual Festival of Bhutan - Thimphu Tshechu, 8-Day The Happiness Bhutan Cultural Tour, Best of Bhutan Tour, Bhutan Family Vacation With Cultural Tour, 7 Days Thimphu Paro Punakha - Bhutan Culture Tour, Private Tour: Glimpses of Bhutan 6 Days.
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1. Bhutan Walking Holidays - Beyond the Clouds

Paro, Paro, Paro District World Tour Plan
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Paro, Thimphu & Punakha Circuit Tour is the round trip starting and ending in Paro and all about getting acquainted with some amazing places in Bhutan has to offer. Get enthralled by the spectacular and divine ancient architecture, monasteries, temples that go back to as early as 10th century. The tour visits Paro located in deep valley, get a glimpse of modern city -Thimphu and visit the old capital -Punakha. Punakha is great place to explore being the residence of monastic bodies and dig more into Buddhism as it’s the place to inquire about ancient Buddhist relics. The tour gives full insight of the Bhutanese culture mingled with literature, religion, beautiful landscape, great mountain views. The tour is thoughtfully designed covering the important sites of Bhutan and to get maximum value of the traveling time in a short stay in the Dragon Kingdom.

Inclusions: Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Dinner, Lunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dinner, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Guaranteed to skip the long lines, Private tour, Transport by private vehicle, Bottled water, Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner), Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee and/or Tea

Exclusions: Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase), Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Reviewed By sheerin087

I had a very pleasant 13 days tour in Bhutan with WORLD TOUR PLAN. It was very organized and had a thorough itinerary with professional management. The guide was insightful ( fooding, lodging , good communication skills, etc) and a great companion. I had, luscious Bhutanese food at various restaurant. I was in tuned with the nature and the cultural sights that Bhutan had to offer....The night life was very lively and peaceful. I had a great experience and it was a blissful getaway from my busy schedule; thanks to this company. Therefore, i would like to recommend my fellow travelers, aspiring to visit Bhutan to grab the package offered by WTP without a second thought!! Anyhow, I am looking forward for my second visit.

2. Private Multi-Day Bhutan Tour: Paro, Taktsang Monastery, Thimphu

Paro International Airport, Airport Road Paro, Paro 12001, Bhutan World Tour Plan
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This private, guided tour explores the heritage and traditions of Bhutan’s timeless culture that still thrive today. This cultural tour explores the wonderfully diverse environment of Bhutan’s western valleys as well as their cultural heritage. Drive over high mountain passes and through rapidly changing vegetation from pine forests to hills covered in rhododendrons, magnolias and dwarf bamboo – abundant with birds and wildlife. The centerpiece to this tour is time spent exploring the beautiful Phobjikha Valley, winter home to the rare Black-Necked Crane. This tour also visits ancient fortresses, temples, monasteries, markets, farm houses and museums in Paro, Thimphu and Punakha. Highlights include the Ta Dzong Museum, Rimpong Dzong,The National Memorial Chorten, 12th century Changangkha Temple, the National Library exhibiting ancient scriptures, Phobjikha Sanctuary and Punakha Dzong.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Professional guide, Meals as per itinerary (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner), Local taxes, Accommodation as per itinerary, 3-star hotels with private bathrooms, Transport by private vehicle, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Private tour, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Bottled water, Coffee and/or Tea, Private transportation, All Fees and Taxes

Exclusions: Excess luggage charges (where applicable), Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase), Souvenir photos (available to purchase), Flight Ticket, Travel Insurance

Reviewed By sheerin087

I had a very pleasant 13 days tour in Bhutan with WORLD TOUR PLAN. It was very organized and had a thorough itinerary with professional management. The guide was insightful ( fooding, lodging , good communication skills, etc) and a great companion. I had, luscious Bhutanese food at various restaurant. I was in tuned with the nature and the cultural sights that Bhutan had to offer....The night life was very lively and peaceful. I had a great experience and it was a blissful getaway from my busy schedule; thanks to this company. Therefore, i would like to recommend my fellow travelers, aspiring to visit Bhutan to grab the package offered by WTP without a second thought!! Anyhow, I am looking forward for my second visit.

3. Discover Bhutan in 4 Days

Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
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Perfect for discerning travellers with limited time frame to getaway from busy materialistic city life into the pristine natural environment, stunning landscapes and get pampered with Bhutanese hospitality. This 4 Days 3 Nights journey will take you to remote monasteries and encounter the mindful Buddhist way of life that earned the country its nickname ‘Kingdom of Happiness’. On the 2nd day of this trip, you will hike to the famous Paro Taktsang or Tiger’s Nest built on the face of the 800m rock cliff. There’s nowhere quite like Bhutan. A tiny Buddhist Kingdom, squeezed between India and China, is cautiously embracing modern development guided by the philosophy of Gross National Happiness while still preserving its age-old tradition and ancient culture. Delve deep inside the Bhutanese way of life with expert local guide and discover what brings smiles to the faces of people of Bhutan.

Inclusions: Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Lunch, Dinner, Lunch, Visa Fee & Processing. You'll receive your e-Visa within 3-4 business days., Twin sharing accommodations at 3-star hotels certified by Tourism Council of Bhutan., All ground transportation including round trip airport transfers, English-speaking licensed private tour guide, All internal taxes for the services listed above

Exclusions: Travel insurance. We highly recommend getting insurance. For trekking adventure insurance is a MUST., International Airfares, Alcoholic beverages, laundry services, telephone call charges, Gratuity to guide and driver (optional), Any other expenses of personal nature

Reviewed By Jien F

I visited Bhutan through this company in early March 2020. Mr. Phuntsho of the company had been very prompt and helpful in organizing the trip. He kept the itinerary flexible which allowed me to spend more time at places I loved. I did not have any issues right from the planning of the trip until I left the country. My guide and the drive were a very friendly and I must say they really made my trip one of the best. I highly recommend Bhutan Acorn!

4. Glimpse of Bhutan

Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
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This 5 days 4 nights trip will present a true Glimpse of Bhutan and imbibe in you what it takes for a tiny Buddhist Kingdom to emerge as a unique tourist destination. The journey will take you through the hearts of three western districts of Bhutan – Paro, capital city Thimphu and fertile Punakha valley which all exhibits strength and tenacity of a nation known for preserving its ancient Buddhist culture and living in harmony with its pristine natural environment. You will visit major historical and religious centers including 4-5 hour return hike to the most spectacular tourist attraction, Paro Taktsang which was originally built in 1692 on a sheer 800-meter rock cliff and 2 hour hike through the beautiful valley in Punakha. En route to Punakha stop at a sacred mountain pass Dochu La at (3,150m/10,335ft) from where you can see, if weather permits, grand panoramic view of some of the highest snow-capped peaks in Bhutan.

Inclusions: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner, Visa Fee & Processing. You'll receive your e-Visa within 3-4 business days., Twin sharing accommodations at 3-star hotels certified by Tourism Council of Bhutan., All ground transportation including round trip airport transfers, English-speaking licensed private tour guide, All internal taxes for the services listed above

Exclusions: Travel insurance. We highly recommend getting insurance. For trekking adventure insurance is a MUST., International Airfares, Alcoholic beverages, laundry services, telephone call charges, Gratuity to guide and driver (optional), Any other expenses of personal nature

Reviewed By Jien F

I visited Bhutan through this company in early March 2020. Mr. Phuntsho of the company had been very prompt and helpful in organizing the trip. He kept the itinerary flexible which allowed me to spend more time at places I loved. I did not have any issues right from the planning of the trip until I left the country. My guide and the drive were a very friendly and I must say they really made my trip one of the best. I highly recommend Bhutan Acorn!

5. Grand Annual Festival of Bhutan - Thimphu Tshechu

Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
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Witness one of the largest festivals in Bhutan, Thimphu Tsechu reflecting rich cultural values and unique ancient traditions. Discover the hidden Kingdom of Bhutan, a country that earned its nickname ‘Kingdom of Happiness’ and known for living in complete harmony with nature and the everyday life of its people nurtured by the mindful Buddhist way of life. Go farther beyond the capital city through rugged mountain passes clad in dense forests, beautiful fertile valleys, visit ancient monasteries and fortresses, explore rural Bhutan and taste exotic local cuisine to your heart’s content. Get access to some of the most rural and natural parts of Bhutan, Phobjikha valley at 3000m elevation. In Paro, hike up to the famous Paro Taktsang precariously perched on an 800-meter rock cliff and enjoy a peaceful moment induced by the sacredness of the monastery. For the year 2021, the festival takes place on 16 to 18 Sept so you can plan to arrive on 15, 66 or 17 Sep 2021.

Inclusions: Visa Fee & Processing. You'll receive your e-Visa within 3-4 business days., Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Lunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dinner, Twin sharing accommodations at 3-star hotels certified by Tourism Council of Bhutan., All ground transportation including round trip airport transfers, English-speaking licensed private tour guide, All internal taxes for the services listed above

Exclusions: Travel insurance. We highly recommend getting insurance. For trekking adventure insurance is a MUST., International Airfares, Alcoholic beverages, laundry services, telephone call charges, Gratuity to guide and driver (optional), Any other expenses of personal nature

Reviewed By Jien F

I visited Bhutan through this company in early March 2020. Mr. Phuntsho of the company had been very prompt and helpful in organizing the trip. He kept the itinerary flexible which allowed me to spend more time at places I loved. I did not have any issues right from the planning of the trip until I left the country. My guide and the drive were a very friendly and I must say they really made my trip one of the best. I highly recommend Bhutan Acorn!

6. 8-Day The Happiness Bhutan Cultural Tour

Bhutan Swallowtail Tours
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This is one of the most popular holidays amongst the Bhutan Cultural Tour packages. The Happiness Bhutan Tour will take you through a cultural extravaganza of the valleys of Western Bhutan (Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Wangdue valleys), Bhutanese cuisine, culture and traditions, stunning landscape and warm and hospitable people.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Lunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dinner, Lunch, Dinner, Lunch, Dinner, Private transportation, Air-conditioned vehicle, Monumental Fees, , Bhutan Tourism Development Fee , VISA processing Fee

Exclusions: International Air fare, Refreshments and bottled drinks and alcohol, Gratuities, Cost arising out of Flight Cancellation/road blockades/ landslides and events beyond our control, Expenses of personal nature and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost

Reviewed By Jocelynbrock

We had an outstanding trip to Bhutan, even as a global pandemic began to unfold. Our guide Pema and our driver Kencho, were absolutely phenomenal! We met Sonam and Tashi during our trip, and it was clear to us after meeting them, why we were having such a great experience. I highly recommend Bhutan Swallowtail Tours and would DEFINITELY use them again and again.

7. Best of Bhutan Tour

Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel
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On this 6 Days 5 Nights adventure through the hearts of 4 western districts of Bhutan, you’ll go on nature hikes and appreciate the pristine natural environment, explore and ramble through rural villages and gain firsthand experience on its culture and people. Come visit Bhutan with us and explore one of the most unique and extraordinary countries in the world. Bhutan remained isolated for centuries from the rest of the world until it opened its door to the outside world in the 1960s. Bhutan is one of the most beautiful and least traveled countries in the world and the last living Vajrayana Buddhist Kingdom. Bhutan has both natural beauty and cultural wealth so carefully preserved and passed down from generation to generation, that visitors are not surprised to hear its nickname ‘Kingdom of Happiness’.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dinner, Lunch, Dinner, Visa Fee & Processing. You'll receive your e-Visa within 3-4 business days., Twin sharing accommodations at 3-star hotels certified by Tourism Council of Bhutan., All ground transportation including round trip airport transfers, English-speaking licensed private tour guide., All internal taxes for the services listed above

Exclusions: Travel insurance. We highly recommend getting insurance. For trekking adventure insurance is a MUST., International Airfares, Alcoholic beverages, laundry services, telephone call charges, Gratuity to guide and driver (optional), Any other expenses of personal nature

Reviewed By Jien F

I visited Bhutan through this company in early March 2020. Mr. Phuntsho of the company had been very prompt and helpful in organizing the trip. He kept the itinerary flexible which allowed me to spend more time at places I loved. I did not have any issues right from the planning of the trip until I left the country. My guide and the drive were a very friendly and I must say they really made my trip one of the best. I highly recommend Bhutan Acorn!

8. Bhutan Family Vacation With Cultural Tour

Bhutan Best Inbound Tour
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Bhutan is an ideal place for family vacation. There are lot of things you can do with your family in Bhutan. You can explore ancient monasteries, visit colorful festivals , go for a picnic on the hill top , hike through the forest, hoist prayer flags or soak in traditional hot stone bath and relax. You can have a meal at farmhouse and enjoy the quiet evening by a bonfire. You can also choose to go for happiness tree plantation and leave your carbon footprint.

Inclusions: Your stay at 3* property( which can be upgraded by paying additional premium), All ground transportation, All meals, Certified English speaking guide, Mineral water, Bottled water

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Reviewed By BackPacker366185

I wanted to travel Bhutan for a long time as I had many Bhutanese friends from my college days in Bangalore. I was finally able to pull things together and take out time for this trip to the wonderful Himalayan kingdom in 2018. To my luck I found out that one of my friends, Thinley was operating a travel company in Bhutan and he helped me arrange all the logistics. He arranged a wonderful Bhutan tour for me. The trip was amazing as I was able to meet my good old friends and explore the country of happiness with them. Some of the highlights of my tour are: • The magnificent Tiger’s Nest • Wonderful Paro valley • Excursion to the highest motorable pass of Chele La (3,988 meters) • The serene valley of Ura in Bumthang Bhutan is a paradise of natural beauty and unique culture. Every word that I heard describing this gorgeous stood true. It is a must visit place for anyone who like mountains and nature.

9. 7 Days Thimphu Paro Punakha - Bhutan Culture Tour

Shishu Tours & Travel
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The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan "known as the peaceful Dragon country" is slowly emerging from centuries of self imposed isolation, this makes Bhutan a truly unique destination to explore its hidden treasure of ancient culture, religion, architecture and its way of life as it was for centuries, so Bhutan's past is still its present and tantric Buddhism is a way of life.

Inclusions: Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Meet & Greet at Par airport., Return Paro airport transfers., 02Nights accommodation in Thimphu., 02Nights accommodation in Punakha., 02Nights accommodation in Paro., Inter hotel transfers and local sightseeing as per the itinerary., All applicable hotel taxes.

Exclusions: Airfare., Travel Insurance ., Entrance Fees, video camera charges , permits during sightseeing., Any sightseeing or excursion that is not mentioned in the itinerary., Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips, porter-age etc., Any other feature which is not mentioned in the "Cost includes" column., Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle other than mentioned in the itinerary., Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides , road blockage , etc., Government service tax @ 5%

Reviewed By 421chaneller

I booked the 60 minute paraglide with this company, when I arrived the next morning I was told that due to the weather I could only do a 30 minute paraglide but would be refunded the difference when I got back to the shop, my actual paraglide was 15-20 minutes which the pilot explained when we got back to the shop. It turned out this company wasn’t based in Pokhara an had paid a cheaper company to do the excursion, the company I had booked with had told the company I went with that they would refund the difference initially and so they had passed that message on. I was very shocked to learn when I got back that I had not flown with the company I had just paid £120 pounds too, and the women I had spoke to wasn’t the manager and couldn’t do anything for me, she called the manger of the original company who then came to the shop and shouted at me and other members of staff, I actually felt so sorry for the company I had flown with and wish I could have took the money from this horrible company and paid it directly to the company I flew with, the manger of the company I flew with apologised and wrote a letter to explain how short my time was in hope I could get the money back from tripadvisor, the manger of the company I booked with then tried to rip this up. Please don’t waste your time with this company, go directly to the shops in Pokhara for a good experience, this was sadly the worst day I had In Pokhara when every other day was amazing.

10. Private Tour: Glimpses of Bhutan 6 Days

Delhi Airport Service Private Limited

6 Days private full board tour of Bhutan will be a unique experience. Bhutan awaits those seeking a pampered getaway with the promise of discovery as the country's had many cultural & religious wonders. Bhutan promises to charm you with an unspoiled ancient landscape & quietly challenge your view of the world. The private trip is lead by one of Bhutanese licensed guide. 

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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Reviewed By Ana11032785

I booked a domestic, international Meet and Assist transit service with your company for the first time. To say that I am very pleased with the service is to say nothing. I was met with a name placard just at the aircraft, taken by cart to a luggage pick-up area, and stayed at an arrival lounge for several hours to wait for my international flight check-in. Your customer service representative, Ajay, was extremely professional and attentive, really took great care of me as a solo female traveler with a few big suitcases, it was important to me to get an assist and feel safe during my transit time. When the time for my check-in came, another employee, Beny, with her colleague, accompanied me to the check-in counters and helped me go through all the procedures, taking me straight to my boarding gates. It was the best airport experience I had in India. Definitely worth every penny. Highly recommended!

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