What makes this trip spectacular?

Bhutan Small Group Tour Highlights

A meeting with the King of Bhutan

The opportunity of a lifetime to dine in the company of the King of Bhutan. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is the fifth Monarch of Bhutan, coronated in 2008, also marking 100 years of the monarchy in Bhutan. His first landmark project was the launch of the National Cadastral Resurvey in 2011 which focused on enhancing the living standards of people in remote areas. The same year the King married Jetsu Pema – the largest media event in Bhutan’s history, ever since, they have travelled the globe raising Bhutan’s profile as a sovereign country. You’ll share an extravagant dinner with the Bhutan’s most respected King – a true once in a lifetime experience awaits.

Morning prayers with monks at Chorten Nibu

Often considered a remote country, Bhutan is on the path less visited – best of all, within a remote country are remote places still waiting to be discovered. This is Chorten Nibu. One of the most sacred places in the world, you’ll find yourself wondering how a place so peaceful and serene can still exist. Monks are scattered across Chorton Nibu in maroon robes which dot over the grass of the courtyard. The monks will welcome you with gracious smiles and warm hugs as you join them in their morning prayers – an extraordinary opportunity which very few people in the pace of modern life will ever experience.

Discover + experience local festivals in hidden villages

An exclusive opportunity to join Bhutan in their magnificent festivals including the Jambay Lhakhang Drup which takes place within Bumthang Valley – Bhutan’s spiritual heartland. The Tsechus (festivals) are the best way to experience Bhutan’s festive atmosphere and rich pageantry as well as the ancient living culture which makes Bhutan such a unique and wonderful country.  The Tsechu’s take place in honour of Guru Rimpoche, who is the saint who historically bought Buddahism to Bhutan. The Kingdom of Bhutan invites you to join them in festivity, celebration and faith in the form of spectacular masked dances and monumental celebrations.


The Journey You Will Take

From our favourite places in Bhutan to rarely visited corners.

Meet Your Host

Henrietta Loyd

Henrietta Loyd, of cazenove+loyd will personally host this trip. Henrietta founded cazenove+loyd almost 30 years ago and has travelled the globe extensively, hosting many small group trips. She knows exactly how to make the most of every moment and form lifelong friendships. Henrietta alongside her team of Destination Experts are assiduously devising every detail of this fabulous itinerary to Bhutan – a country she adores and resonates with deeply.


Pricing Information

The Details

Price: POA

per person based on two sharing

 

  • Accommodation, tours, transportation, meals, and transfers as set out in the above itinerary
  • VAT
  • All entrance fees to national parks and museums
  • Local guides
  • Activities as described
  • International Flights
  • Anything stated to be optional
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers and hotel services
  • Telephone, laundry, or any personal items
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance fees when you are not travelling with our guide
  • Any surcharge levied on payment by Credit Cards
  • Any changes you may choose to make during your holiday

What You Need to Know

The Benefits of Small Group Travel

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Private Access

Our hand-picked specialists, guides and leaders ensure unrivalled insider access that you wouldn't normally be able to achieve unless you were travelling as a group, allowing guests to experience the destination in a very special way.

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Specialist Guides

Small group travel gives you an amazing opportunity to spend time with true experts in their field. Each trip is accompanied by a cazenove+loyd Destination Expert– as well as top specialists, guides, and leaders.

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DESIGNED BY EXPERTS

Each Small Group Trip is hand-crafted by one of our Destination Experts. Using their passion, knowledge, and curiosity for a destination they create a bespoke journey that showcases the wonders of the place you’re visiting. 

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MAKE NEW CONNECTIONS

Our Small Group Trips often form the beginning lifelong friendships. Much of the journey is spent as a group, however there is always plenty of time to relax and enjoy your own space too. Our trip leaders are brilliant at reading the group and being proactive and reactive to the flow of the trip.


Our Service

Getting It Right Every Time

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Make an enquiry and secure your place on your chosen group trip. Can't decide? Our Destination Experts can suggest an itinerary to best suit your interests and preferences.
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Personalise + Extend

All of our Small Group Trips can be extended and personalised. Simply speak with one of our Destinations Expert to tailor-make your time away.
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Personal Service

Once your place is booked, our Small Group Trips Co-Ordinator will be with you every step of the way. From international flights to what to pack and special requests, we leave no stone unturned to ensure that your time away is extraordinary.
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Immersive Travel

A cazenove+loyd representative is on each small group trip taking care of the logistics so you can fully immerse yourself in the travel experience.
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24/7 Service

From the moment you leave home, we will be on hand to ensure a totally seamless experience.

We work in some of the most ecologically and culturally sensitive parts of the world, so have always been conscious of operating in a way that has a positive impact on both the environment and the people. 

When you join one of our Small Group Trips, we will make a contribution on your behalf to one of the following charities: All About the Light Foundation in Africa, ABOUTAsia Travel & Schools in Cambodia, the Alalay Foundation in Bolivia and Scott Polar Research Institute in the Polar Regions. 

If you are interested, we are always keen to get clients involved in local projects and conservation efforts. Whether it be whale counting in Antarctica or rhino relocation in Kenya, you will leave knowing your actions have made a difference. 

The price of all our Small Group Trips includes domestic flights but excludes international flights. We suggest flights for our clients that work well with the itinerary and are happy to book and manage these flights. However, you can also book your own international flights if you would prefer. We can also organise private charters and private jet travel for both international and domestic flights. 

We have a fantastic VIP service in place to help you navigate the airport and make your journey as smooth and easy as possible. We can collect you from your home, take you to the airport and escort you through check-in and immigration to avoid any queues, straight through to the airport lounge before boarding your flight. The same service can be put in place on your return journey. 

We understand that one of the most important factors to our clients is flexibility in order to give you peace of mind when booking your trip. If you would like to discuss the latest updates on flexibility on any of our luxury small group tours, feel free to contact us. 

We have excellent relationships with a handful of insurance companies who provide various forms of cover. Each one offers a different policy with varying terms and conditions, so we strongly recommend getting a series of quotes and discussing your personal requirements in detail with them in order to find the best one for you. 

Booking and travelling with an accredited tour operator is more important than ever. cazenove+loyd is a bonded tour operator and is ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Our ATOL number is 3208. This means that the UK government guarantees all funds paid out to a bonded operator and is bound to pay in full if the bond holder is unable to deliver as contracted. This gives our clients peace of mind and full financial protection. Please see our booking conditions for further information. 

We have put the relevant measures in place on every one of our Small Group Trips, so that we are ready to welcome you safely. Sanitation and hygiene in our vehicles and the properties in which we will be staying is extensive, with cleaning protocols followed rigidly as well as other necessary safety requirements. 

Each trip has a set price per person that is dependent on the intricacies of the itinerary. We have detailed above everything that is included, excluded and the cost of a single supplement if applicable. For the latest details on deposit and balance payments and schedules, please get in touch to speak to an expert. 


DATES

October 2023

GROUP SIZE

12

POA / Per person based on two sharing.

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