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The perfect setting for a mind-expanding trip
Enigmatic, unspoilt, exotic and timeless: this Buddhist mountain kingdom is truly magical and it delivers an experience like nowhere else on earth.
The classic view of Bhutan is of its important dzongs and their spectacular mountain backdrops, but over the years we have worked to develop something different, exclusive and very special for those who want to do more than scratch the surface. Imagine spending a night at a monastery and waking up to join the monks in morning prayer and meditation, surrounded by brightly coloured flowers.
As well as the five-star splendour of Bhutan’s newer hotels, there are also some charming local-run lodges and you can use these as good bases from which to explore the main valleys and further afield. Trekking here is also becoming more sophisticated, allowing you to experience Bhutan’s pristine mountain wilderness in great comfort.
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Stories from Bhutan
I researched a lot before going to Bhutan (it was my first trip to such an exotic destination, so I was tense!) and ended up deciding to travel with cazenove+loyd, an English agency specialising in making well-personalised itineraries in different destinations. What fascinated me was that we had very close contact with the agent, and she seemed to know EVERYTHING about Bhutan and to love the country. This made us feel safer and more excited! Well, the choice could not have been better: the trip was perfect, nothing went wrong and the guides were amazing.
"cazenove+loyd organised our wonderful holiday in Bhutan and I chose you after speaking to three other agents. My principal reason for choosing you was that Penny really bothered to listen to my brief, made some very good suggestions and was extremely proactive in maintaining contact with me – but without nagging. I felt very comfortable in her hands. This was, after all, my trip of a lifetime and I wanted it to be everything that I had thought Bhutan would be. It was – and more."
One of your earliest remarks I remember was, “Any holiday in Bhutan is only as good as the guide you have.” And in Jigme you have a complete star, there can be none better than he. Apart from his boundless knowledge, he has a good sense of humour and well-tuned antennae to judge our culture bar, and unusually clever at knowing when to talk and when to shut up.
You arranged the perfect trip for us in Bhutan. I mean it – the first few days were surreal, utterly beautiful and got us in the spiritual space. We were perfectly content with spartan, out of season conditions, but then the scales were pulled back from our eyes and my God we entered pampered comfort like I have never known. It was all a dream come true. The total stars were our guides Jigme and Sige. We hung on their every word.
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