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Bhutan 17 April to 2 May 2018, US$8490

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Join Peter Eastway, David Oliver & Robert van Koesveld in magical Bhutan. Approximate AUS$ deposit for this trip:
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$ 2461.66
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Why Bhutan?

Hopefully a flick through the pages of the ebrochure above will explain why you have to visit the remote and mysterious Kingdom of Bhutan. 

It is a country like no other, steeped in history and religion, tucked away between towering mountains, yet with an authenticity that is hard to find in an ever diminishing traditional world. 

For photographers, Bhutan is Paradise - or should we say ‘Shangri-la’? There is so much to point your camera at, from the local people in their traditional dress to the imposing ‘dzongs’ or fortified monasteries clinging to sheer cliffs. However, don’t come just to take photographs. Come to experience a truly unique part of the world. Immerse yourself in the Tibetan Buddhist culture that values kindness, walk across the bare wooden floors of ancient temples, listen to the drums, bells and horns underneath the rhythmic chanting of the crimson-robed monks. 

We travel in Bhutan with Illuminating Tours and our head guide, Namgay. We visit his family village as well as the most famous landmarks, so we don’t just see the touristy spots, we get a taste of real life in Bhutan. 

However, we travel in comfort. Our tour has six comfortable vehicles, each with two guests, one guide and one driver. The guides include Peter, David, Robert, LIbby and Namgay. All the drivers are Bhutan locals. It’s a great way to get around the country. 

The 3 to 4 star hotels are clean and comfortable, we have one night in Namgay’s village, the food is excellent and there are lots of opportunities to purchase souvenirs. However, the biggest thrill will be the friendly locals and photographs you capture while travelling through Bhutan, the land of the thunder dragon. 

Bhutan with Peter Eastway, David Oliver & Robert van Koesveld

Date: 17 April to 2 May 2018

Price: US $8490, deposit of US$1995 on booking, balance due 17 January 2018

(Australian dollar deposit price above is indicative only at today's exchange rate.) 

Payment of deposit for this tour is directly with Kim Valenti on kim@betterphotography.com or (02) 4388 6851. Online bookings not available as price in US$ and conversion to be done on day of payment.

 

Price includes:

  • Return flights from Bangkok to Paro with Druk Air, including taxes
  • Accommodation in clean, comfortable 3 to 4 star local hotels
  • Private 4WD transport with drivers
  • Bhutanese guides
  • All meals
  • Bottled water along the tour
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Visas for Bhutan
  • Bhutan Tourism Development fee
    Minimum of 10 participants (plus tour leaders), maximum of 12.

For further information and bookings, contact Kim on 02 4388 6851 or kim@betterphotography.com.

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