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Mysterious and magical, this distant kingdom of the sky feels about as far as you can get from the clamor of modern times. Tucked into the foothills of the snowy Himalayas, here you’ll encounter the easy smiles of peaceful, traditional Bhutanese villagers, eager to share their customs and history. Spend your mornings hiking up to imposing dzong fortresses, meditate at secluded monastery retreats, and join local families for a cup of ara rice wine and learn about their communities. Browse our cultural tours of Bhutan and get inspired for your own tailored tour.

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What to Expect on a Tailored Bhutan Cultural Tour?

The truly unique aspect of Bhutan is its steadfast refusal to submit to mass tourism. A managed approach welcomes visitors while fiercely protecting the natural beauty and Buddhist traditions travelers come to see. This means your tailored Bhutan cultural holiday will not just be rare, but also authentic.

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LOCAL BELIEFS

Immerse yourself in the spiritual side of Bhutan. From meditation retreats to cleansing rituals, you’ll come away with memories and newfound appreciation for Bhutan’s quiet, modest ways.

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LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Spend an afternoon with a farming family in the Paro Valley. Chat with the wise monks of the mountains’ mist-covered monasteries. Learn about the tranquil lives of the Bhutanese people.

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HERITAGE & HISTORY

What’s a dzong anyway? Bhutan’s Himalayan monastic fortresses are the key to understanding the country’s culture. Don’t miss the little National Museum in the watchtower above the Rinpung Dzong of Paro.

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ARTS & CRAFTS

Peek over the shoulders of eager students at the Zorig Chusum arts school in Thimphu. Peruse the stalls of the National Handicraft Emporium, and admire elaborate thangkha tapestries, colorful weavings, and detailed woodwork.

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GENUINE ENCOUNTERS

Whether hiking countryside trails or strolling the serene streets of Thimphu, you’re sure to come face to face with authentic Bhutan through the cheerful locals who call this place home.

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