0 Trip(s) in shortlist

Glimpses of Bhutan

Short introduction tour of Bhutan

6

Days

CULTURE

Glimpses of Bhutan Trip Map, Route Map

For better part of last century, Bhutan remained in glorious isolation, denying to the outside world, the glimpses into its rich culture, tradition, religion and social-political structure thus adding to its deepening enigma – the last bastion of mythical Sangri-la. However, this itinerary concedes more than the glimpses rather insights into the undiluted tradition, culture, religious structures,  Dzongs, monasteries, natural environment, quaint and serene valleys that has withstood the time and its fury. Although for 6 days only, this itinerary cover well three beautiful valleys that constitute western Bhutan.These valleys with varying degree of altitude are generally marked with high passes in between.

Starting from the capital, Thimphu, temperate valley – which house many attractions modern as well as historical. After visiting these attractions, we drive east and pause for substantial period at  Docula Pass. The pass that separate Thimphu and Paro valleys with Punakha. Savouring the astounding surroundings and  peaks of eastern Himalayas. We move downhills and stops at sub tropical agrarian Punakha/ Wangdi valley, the former winter capital of the Kingdom. Thereafter we retrace back and  visit emerald -green temperate valley of Paro and at the end hike up to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery -the cultural icon of the country.

This itinerary can be manoeuvred further for those who wish to spend more time in one place and do not like driving around, we can remove the drive to Punakha. This will allow extra time in Thimphu and Paro.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Paro
Upon arrival in Paro airport, you are met by Wind Horse guide and a driver and transferred to the hotel.This afternoon visit National Museum, followed by visit to Rinphung Dzong (Monastery/Fortress). Later visit 7th century Kichu Lhakhang (temple) and Dungtse Lhakhang that contains some ancient murals. Stroll through the charming Paro town.
Overnight in hotel.

Day 2: Paro – Punakha
After breakfast, drive for about 2hrs till Dochula pass (3,050m). Along the way, we get the glimpse of capital Thimphu as well. At Dochula pass, we take a short break for tea and to enjoy the panoramic views of the eastern Himalayan peaks. Continue our drive, descending about 1500m in two hours through ever changing vegetation into semi-tropical Punakha and Wangdue valley. After lunch, visit 17th century Punakha Dzong, straddling at the confluence of Pho and Mo Chu river. Then drive short distance through idyllic countryside to Khamsum Yuley temple on Nyinzergang hill, that provides good vista of the valley and paddy fields (optional).
Return to Punakha for overnight (1450m)

Day 3: Drive to Thimphu
In Wangduephodrang, visit Richengang village, unique for cluster of houses connected with each other, followed by short walk to visit Chimi Lhakhang temple, dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kunley (1455 – 1529), popularly known as ‘the divine madman, a folk hero and a cultural icon around whom countless yarns of facts and fiction, stories and legends have been spun. Drive back over spectacular Dochula Pass to capital Thimphu, which takes about 3hrs.
Late afternoon, visit great Tashicho Dzong and the giant Buddha statue on Kuensel phodrang ridge.
Overnight in Thimphu (2400m)

Day 4: In Thimphu
Full day to tour the capital of Bhutan, where there are lots to see and do. Visit memorial Chorten, Takin Preserve, Zilukha nunnery, a Viewpoint, followed by visit to traditional Art school (also called painting school) and visit Indigenous Hospital. In between, we can stop at the Post Office for stamps or send postcard home. See the textile academy and museum, stroll through the Farmer’s market, peek at Changlimithang ground, where you may see the archery (national game) in progress. Stroll in the core city area, and shop for souvenirs.
Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 5: Paro (Takstang Hike)
Drive for about hour to Paro and hike to famous Taktsang (tiger’s nest) monastery (3120m/10,200ft). Visible from afar, this magical monastery clings to a vertical granite cliff 1,000 feet above the valley floor. It is one of the most amazing and important pieces of architecture in Bhutan. If for some reason, you are not able to hike, your Guide can arrange other interesting alternatives. You can also hire pony for the uphill part, till the first view point & cafeteria but you must be able to walk back downhill. While some will probably not make it all the way to the monastery, however it is worth even to try getting till the first view point. Return to Paro, where we may have more time for stroll around the town. Farewell dinner in the evening.
Overnight in the hotel, in Paro valley.

Day 6: Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the airport in time for your departure flight.

  • Group SizePrivate Tour

  • MealsFull board in Bhutan

  • Trip AccommodationBest available tourists standard hotels.

  • RouteParo, Punakha, Thimphu

  • Trip TypeCulture Tour

  • Trip SeasonsThrought out the year.

  • Best MonthsJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Prices & Dates

Cost is based on number of participants and travel dates.
Contact us for details.

Included

  • Bhutan Royalties, tourists fees, Visa fees and taxes.
  • Accommodations in listed or similar hotels (pleasant hotels 3-4 star type)
  • All meals, including evening tea/coffee etc through-out the tour in Bhutan.
  • All land transfers, sightseeing with entrance fees.
  • Experienced English Speaking Bhutanese Tour Guide.
  • Bottled water in the vehicle and other comp. services.

Not included

  • Flights into and out of Bhutan
  • Optional Travel/Medical Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as bars, beverages in the hotel, telephone, laundry, trips, and others

Accommodations


Hotels in Thimphu

Hotels in Paro

Hotels in Punakha

Trip Guide/Leader


  • Namgay

    Namgay

  • Pema Dhendup

    Pema Dhendup

  • Penjor Lhendup

    Penjor Lhendup

  • Pema Namgay

    Pema Namgay

Reviews / Testimonials

  • Joris Elko Hensen
    Germany
    Jan 1970
    Glimpses of Bhutan – May, 2018 ( Glimpses of Bhutan – May, 2018)
    5 " " Thank you for your mail. We have just arrived in Germany after visiting friend in Delhi for a few more days. The trip was amazing and just what we were looking for. The moment we arrived in Bhutan, it felt like a comfortable bubble because the driver and guide took very

    Glimpses of Bhutan – May, 2018 Thank you for your mail. We have just arrived in Germany after visiting friend in Delhi for a few more

  • Thomas Micheal Lutz
    USA
    Jan 1970
    Glimpses of Bhutan – March 2018 ( Glimpses of Bhutan – March 2018)
    5 " " I have traveled a lot--around 130 countries--and I almost never use an organized tour. I thought I didn't like them. But this trip changed my mind. Mr. Pema, my guide, was impeccable, as was my driver, Mr. Ugee. They anticipated my every need, were beautifully friendly and polite and quite

    Glimpses of Bhutan – March 2018 I have traveled a lot--around 130 countries--and I almost never use an organized tour. I thought I didn't like them.

  • Natalie Juliet Yeates
    Australia
    Jan 1970
    Bhutan Tour – January, 2018 ( Bhutan Tour – January, 2018)
    5 " " Trip was better than we could have ever expected. The entire process from the first messages with Bas till the fairwell hugs with tashi and Jigme at the airport and everything in between was beyond words! Tashi as a guide is phenomenal, can’t fault him. And Jigme was his perfect

    Bhutan Tour – January, 2018 Trip was better than we could have ever expected. The entire process from the first messages with Bas till the

  • Yuhong
    Jan 1970
    Glimpses of Bhutan for Yuhong x 2 ( Glimpses of Bhutan for Yuhong x 2)
    5 " " Thank you very very much for arranging our Bhutan trip and assigning Gaki and Tenzin to take us around.  We had a wonderful time.  From the time we exit the airport that Gaki greeted us with her warm smile, till the time we were dropped off, Gaki provided us with

    Glimpses of Bhutan for Yuhong x 2 Thank you very very much for arranging our Bhutan trip and assigning Gaki and Tenzin to take us around.  We

  • Honeymoon Bhutan Trip
    Robert T Isham
    Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Jan 2018
    Honeymoon Bhutan Trip ( Honeymoon Bhutan Trip)
    5 " " Hi Anand, Apologies for taking so long to write this review. We did a tour with Wind Horse in January 2016 (Trip ID 8855) as part of our honeymoon. We had a wonderful time! The Wind Horse staff was very helpful, from booking the tour, flights and visas with Ugen in

    Honeymoon Bhutan Trip Hi Anand, Apologies for taking so long to write this review. We did a tour with Wind Horse in January 2016

  • Marcos D
    New York, USA
    Jan 1970
    Bhutan Tour for Marcos & Anna ( Bhutan Tour for Marcos & Anna)
    5 " " Anand, Apologies for the belated reply and not having shared a few words re: our experience earlier. After we returned to NYC, we just resumed our routine and our promise slowly faded. Alas, it is not lost. See it below. In a few words, we loved our trip to Bhutan. We went

    Bhutan Tour for Marcos & Anna Anand, Apologies for the belated reply and not having shared a few words re: our experience earlier. After we returned to

  • Arnoldus Alvin B
    Indonesia
    May 2018
    Bhutan was indeed the happiest place on earth and it was truly beautiful. ( Bhutan was indeed the happiest place on earth and it was truly beautiful.)
    5 " " TID 8757, May 17- 22, 2015, guide - Tashi Gyaltshen Dear Ugen and Wind Horse Travel, Our trip was wonderful. Perfect. Bhutan was indeed the happiest place on earth and it was truly beautiful. The only thing we regretted was we only had five days. If Bhutan were only a few hours

    Bhutan was indeed the happiest place on earth and it was truly beautiful. TID 8757, May 17- 22, 2015, guide - Tashi Gyaltshen Dear Ugen and Wind Horse Travel, Our trip was wonderful. Perfect. Bhutan

  • Chris L
    Georgia, USA
    Apr 2018
    I very much enjoyed the entire trip. The Tiger’s Nest was definitely the highlight of the trip. ( I very much enjoyed the entire trip. The Tiger’s Nest was definitely the highlight of the trip.)
    5 " " TID - 8736 (April 19-24,2015) Guide - Pema  Our guide, Pema, and our driver Chimmi were both very good. They were both professional, helpful and pleasant. I very much enjoyed the entire trip. The Tiger's Nest was definitely the highlight of the trip. My one criticism would be of the food.

    I very much enjoyed the entire trip. The Tiger’s Nest was definitely the highlight of the trip. TID - 8736 (April 19-24,2015) Guide - Pema  Our guide, Pema, and our driver Chimmi were both very good. They were

  • Jana & Kenneth B
    Glenbrook, Nevada, USA
    Jan 1970
    I noticed there were other tour companies that were much more expensive, yet they were doing the exact same tour as us. ( I noticed there were other tour companies that were much more expensive, yet they were doing the exact same tour as us.)
    5 " " Glimpses of Bhutan for Bednar TID: 788 (Oct 03- 08,2014) Hello, Thank you so much for such an incredible trip!!! First, let me say that we traveled thru Southeast Asia for a month and by far, we loved your country the most. It was truly perfect, from the time we were

    I noticed there were other tour companies that were much more expensive, yet they were doing the exact same tour as us. Glimpses of Bhutan for Bednar TID: 788 (Oct 03- 08,2014) Hello, Thank you so much for such an incredible trip!!! First,

  • Mr James Arthur H
    Chicago, Illinois,60601 USA
    Jan 1970
    Bhutan is a wonderful country and a “once in a lifetime” place to visit. ( Bhutan is a wonderful country and a “once in a lifetime” place to visit.)
    5 " " TID 8586 Glimpses of Bhutan (19 Oct to 24 Oct,2014) Dear Wind Horse Staff, I would like to thank all the Wind Horse staff for arranging a wonderful visit to the Kingdom of Bhutan. Although I have traveled extensively this was my first time to Bhutan. Having no experience in your country I

    Bhutan is a wonderful country and a “once in a lifetime” place to visit. TID 8586 Glimpses of Bhutan (19 Oct to 24 Oct,2014) Dear Wind Horse Staff, I would like to thank all the Wind

  • Mr. Fabrizio F
    Tornaco, Italy
    Oct 2018
    Bhutan is a wonderful country, its culture and its people will forever sit in my heart in my mind. ( Bhutan is a wonderful country, its culture and its people will forever sit in my heart in my mind.)
    5 " " Dear mr. Jambay I'm home since a week now, and finally I found some time to send this email, in order to say thank you for your services and for your patience and assistance with my needs. Everything with the program went smooth and my trip and what your agency and

    Bhutan is a wonderful country, its culture and its people will forever sit in my heart in my mind. Dear mr. Jambay I'm home since a week now, and finally I found some time to send this email, in order

  • Brett H
    Santa Monica, California, USA
    May 2018
    He set up an extra hike for us that was really fun. ( He set up an extra hike for us that was really fun.)
    5 " " TID 8520 Glimpses of Bhutan (May 05 - May 10,2014) We just got back home from our full trip so I apologize for the delay. We had a great time in Bhutan and Namgay did an excellent job as our guide. He set up an extra hike for us that was

    He set up an extra hike for us that was really fun. TID 8520 Glimpses of Bhutan (May 05 - May 10,2014) We just got back home from our full trip so I

  • James O
    Thorparch Road London. UK
    Jan 1970
    I also wanted to support a local company. ( I also wanted to support a local company.)
    5 " " Glimpses of Bhutan for James & Friend TID: 8577 (June 30 -July 05, 2014) Dear Windhorse team, I recently travelled to Bhutan with yourselves and was lucky enough to have Kinley as our tour guide. I wanted to express to you as a company my great thanks for the tour and how

    I also wanted to support a local company. [caption id="attachment_10067" align="aligncenter" width="700"] James with Kinley (Guide)[/caption] Glimpses of Bhutan for James & Friend TID: 8577 (June 30 -July 05,

  • Laurel L
    Cambridge, USA
    Jan 1970
    Thanks to all of you for making our trip to Bhutan so special. ( Thanks to all of you for making our trip to Bhutan so special.)
    5 " " Window to Bhutan TID 8510: April 28 - May 04,14 Dear Ugen, Namgay, and Anand, Thanks to all of you for making our trip to Bhutan so special. My husband is finishing up his last few days at the hospital in Thimphu and has found his month's volunteer work to be rewarding

    Thanks to all of you for making our trip to Bhutan so special. Window to Bhutan TID 8510: April 28 - May 04,14 Dear Ugen, Namgay, and Anand, Thanks to all of you for making

  • Alan & Gayle F
    Greenwich, NSW, Australia
    Apr 2018
    Bhutan is indeed a wonderful country. ( Bhutan is indeed a wonderful country.)
    5 " " Hello Jambay and Ugen, we have just returned from Bhutan and wish to thank you for a very enjoyable and well organized trip. Our guide and driver were both excellent. Bhutan is indeed a wonderful country Unfortunately I was remiss in paying the $25 outstanding to our guide and apologise for this.

    Bhutan is indeed a wonderful country. Hello Jambay and Ugen, we have just returned from Bhutan and wish to thank you for a very enjoyable and well

  • Alejandra F B L
    Beijing, China
    Apr 2018
    It really felt more like we were meeting a friend of a friend. ( It really felt more like we were meeting a friend of a friend.)
    5 " " Alejandra & Andre Glimpses of Bhutan Tour TID: 8524 Dear Anand, My sincere apologies to reply to you so late! These past weeks have been quite hectic for Andre and I. Andre is already in Brazil working and I am in China preparing to join Andre as soon as I can. Honestly, it

    It really felt more like we were meeting a friend of a friend. Alejandra & Andre Glimpses of Bhutan Tour TID: 8524 Dear Anand, My sincere apologies to reply to you so late! These past

  • Winnie S
    Brasschaat,2930, Belgian
    Apr 2018
    Thanks to our daughter Kirsi we have been able to make the trip to your beautiful country. ( Thanks to our daughter Kirsi we have been able to make the trip to your beautiful country.)
    5 " " Dear Mr Thapa Thanks to our daughter Kirsi we have been able to make the trip to your beautiful country. We came home yesterday after a stay in Malaysia. I must say both our two guides and the driver were perfect!!!!We really hope you can keep the traditions in your country going

    Thanks to our daughter Kirsi we have been able to make the trip to your beautiful country. Dear Mr Thapa Thanks to our daughter Kirsi we have been able to make the trip to your beautiful country. We

  • Anna D H
    Blandford, Dorset, UK
    Mar 2018
    We had a wonderful time and the care and kindness shown to us by Penjor and Sonam could not be improved upon ( We had a wonderful time and the care and kindness shown to us by Penjor and Sonam could not be improved upon)
    5 " " Glimpse of Bhutan  Hudson & Friends TID 751 (March 07-13,2014) Dear Anand - First and foremost all four of us wished to thank you all at Wind Horse for a most enjoyable and well run trip. We had a wonderful time and the care and kindness shown to us by Penjor

    We had a wonderful time and the care and kindness shown to us by Penjor and Sonam could not be improved upon Glimpse of Bhutan  Hudson & Friends TID 751 (March 07-13,2014) Dear Anand - First and foremost all four of us wished

  • Vivian M
    San Francisco, California, USA
    Jan 1970
    Overall, our trip was well organised, educational, comfortable, inspiring and filled with unique and unforgettable memories. ( Overall, our trip was well organised, educational, comfortable, inspiring and filled with unique and unforgettable memories.)
    5 " " TID 718 Bhutan Tour (24.11.13 – 30.11.13) Dear Mr. Tshering, Dechen, Jamtsho, Dorji and Wind Horse Travel Staff: Happy Tuesday! We hope this email finds you all doing well. My husband (Juan Ochoa) and I just came back from the beautiful and breathtaking Kingdom of Bhutan. We spent 6 amazing days (Nov. 24

    Overall, our trip was well organised, educational, comfortable, inspiring and filled with unique and unforgettable memories. TID 718 Bhutan Tour (24.11.13 – 30.11.13) Dear Mr. Tshering, Dechen, Jamtsho, Dorji and Wind Horse Travel Staff: Happy Tuesday! We hope

  • Tiziana S
    San Antonio, TX, United State.
    Jan 1970
    We had a really lovely time in Bhutan and the visiting your country was truly impactful. ( We had a really lovely time in Bhutan and the visiting your country was truly impactful.)
    5 " " TID 710 Glimpse of Bhutan (19.07.13 – 24.07.13) Hi Ugen, Thanks very much for your follow up on our trip. We had a really lovely time in Bhutan and the visiting your country was truly impactful. Thanks for helping us to organize this wonderful trip. Overall, we were happy with the

    We had a really lovely time in Bhutan and the visiting your country was truly impactful. TID 710 Glimpse of Bhutan (19.07.13 – 24.07.13) Hi Ugen, Thanks very much for your follow up on our trip. We

  • Thomas T
    Guerneville,California, USA
    Jan 1970
    I sense the philosophy of the people is one that highly values kindness to all things, people, animals, and the environment. ( I sense the philosophy of the people is one that highly values kindness to all things, people, animals, and the environment.)
    5 " " TID 697 Thornton Bhutan Tours (5.10.13 -10.10.13) Hi. The trip went well, I really enjoyed Bhutan. I sense the philosophy of the people is one that highly values kindness to all things, people, animals, and the environment. I had no complaints about anything on the trip. I'd love to return to

    I sense the philosophy of the people is one that highly values kindness to all things, people, animals, and the environment. TID 697 Thornton Bhutan Tours (5.10.13 -10.10.13) Hi. The trip went well, I really enjoyed Bhutan. I sense the philosophy of

  • Sylvia B
    Bandung, Indonesia
    Dec 2011
    The trip went very well and I am very satisfied with the service provided by your tour guide, Karma, and your driver, Baliman. ( The trip went very well and I am very satisfied with the service provided by your tour guide, Karma, and your driver, Baliman.)
    5 " " Sylvia and Family Bhutan Tour Dec. 2011 Dear Ugen and Jambay: I am back home and am looking over the photos that I took during the trip to Bhutan in December 2011. The photos are very beautiful. It is not because I am a skilled photographer but simply because the places in

    The trip went very well and I am very satisfied with the service provided by your tour guide, Karma, and your driver, Baliman. Sylvia and Family Bhutan Tour Dec. 2011 Dear Ugen and Jambay: I am back home and am looking over the photos that

  • James Weiss
    Apr 2018
    Thank you for the excellent trip that we had in Bhutan ( Thank you for the excellent trip that we had in Bhutan)
    5 " " James Weiss from 09-15 April Dear Kinga + Pema Thank you for the excellent trip that we had in Bhutan. First, let me say to Mr. Kinga that you found the correct balance between showing us your beautiful country and meeting our individual personalities and likes. Mr. Pema, Thank you on your excellent

    Thank you for the excellent trip that we had in Bhutan James Weiss from 09-15 April Dear Kinga + Pema Thank you for the excellent trip that we had in Bhutan. First, let

  • Christine F
    Dover Heights, NSW, Australia
    Apr 2009
    We have just returned from an excellent holiday with Windhorse in Bhutan and would like to thank you for the great experience. ( We have just returned from an excellent holiday with Windhorse in Bhutan and would like to thank you for the great experience.)
    5 " " Dear Windhorse Directors, We have just returned from an excellent holiday with Windhorse in Bhutan and would like to thank you for the great experience. We had 5 days "Cultural tour " as a group of 6 people, followed by 5 days on the Druk Path Trek (just George and

    We have just returned from an excellent holiday with Windhorse in Bhutan and would like to thank you for the great experience. Dear Windhorse Directors, We have just returned from an excellent holiday with Windhorse in Bhutan and would like to thank

  • Margery N & Susan S Family of 5
    Buffalo, New York
    Jan 1970
    LIFE IN BUFFALO HAS RETURNED TO NORMAL AFTER A SPECTACULAR TRIP TO INDIA AND BHUTAN ( LIFE IN BUFFALO HAS RETURNED TO NORMAL AFTER A SPECTACULAR TRIP TO INDIA AND BHUTAN)
    5 " " INDIA BHUTAN TOUR (17 FEB - 14 MARCH 2009) MARCH 29,2009 LIFE IN BUFFALO HAS RETURNED TO NORMAL AFTER A SPECTACULAR TRIP TO INDIA AND BHUTAN. THE SMERDS AND THE NOBELS THOUGHT THAT YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED IN OUR COMMENTS ABOUT OUR EXPERIENCE. WE CANNOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT OUR

    LIFE IN BUFFALO HAS RETURNED TO NORMAL AFTER A SPECTACULAR TRIP TO INDIA AND BHUTAN INDIA BHUTAN TOUR (17 FEB - 14 MARCH 2009) MARCH 29,2009 LIFE IN BUFFALO HAS RETURNED TO NORMAL AFTER A SPECTACULAR

  • Prof. Dr. Sybille Sachs
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Sep 2009
    Never-the-less our days were filled with great impressions and experiences, thanks to Sonam. ( Never-the-less our days were filled with great impressions and experiences, thanks to Sonam.)
    5 " " Dear Mr. Jamtsho, My family and I visited Bhutan January 2009 with Wind Horse Tours as our travel agency. Sonam Gyembo, our guide, is an excellent man. He could show and tell us so many things that without him we couldn’t have experienced the social, spiritual and environmental beauty of Bhutan

    Never-the-less our days were filled with great impressions and experiences, thanks to Sonam. Dear Mr. Jamtsho, My family and I visited Bhutan January 2009 with Wind Horse Tours as our travel agency. Sonam Gyembo,

  • Karin B. Sinniger
    Chertsey Road, Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex TW16 7LN UK
    Mar 2008
    Thank goodness there are still places like Bhutan to remind us Westerners of the values and priorities we have forgotten. ( Thank goodness there are still places like Bhutan to remind us Westerners of the values and priorities we have forgotten.)
    5 " " Dear Kinga We would like to thank you and Ugen for a wonderful time in Bhutan. We loved your country and the friendly people there. Thank goodness there are still places like Bhutan to remind us Westerners of the values and priorities we have forgotten. Gudu and Jambay were perfect. Jambay even made

    Thank goodness there are still places like Bhutan to remind us Westerners of the values and priorities we have forgotten. Dear Kinga We would like to thank you and Ugen for a wonderful time in Bhutan. We loved your country and

  • Emma M
    Rowville VIC, Australia
    Jan 1970
    Our trip to Bhutan was wonderful and everything we expected. All service and accommodation were fine and staff very friendly and helpful. ( Our trip to Bhutan was wonderful and everything we expected. All service and accommodation were fine and staff very friendly and helpful.)
    5 " " Thanks for your email. I only returned to work this morning, so had not received your email until now. Our trip to Bhutan was wonderful and everything we expected. All service and accommodation were fine and staff very friendly and helpful. We hope to return to Bhutan in the future. I will

    Our trip to Bhutan was wonderful and everything we expected. All service and accommodation were fine and staff very friendly and helpful. Thanks for your email. I only returned to work this morning, so had not received your email until now. Our trip