Overall, it was an excellent trip, which left us with unforgettable memories and a longing to do it again.
Hotels Paro Hotel Gangtey Palace
Bumthang - Mountain Resort
Trongsa - Yangkhil Resort
Punakha - Punatsangchhu Cottages Hotel
Thimphu - Migmar Hotel
Paro - Hotel Gangtey Palace
TID 676 Mr.& Mrs Szymanski Grand Cultural Tour Bhutan ( 3.10.13 – 12.10.13)
I just returned from a trip to Bhutan. I was planning it for almost a year in advance, reading travel books, travelers’ reviews, and checking internet pages of many tour companies. After a thoughtful consideration I picked the Wind Horse Tours & Treks as our guides. The experience was very positive right from the start. The exchange of information through emails was exactly what I was hoping for. My emails were promptly answered, the information provided was pertinent to my questions, and my concerns were addressed right away. The plan of our tour was clearly laid out, and changes were easily accommodated. Our guide was Mr. Sonam Palden and I have to say we could have not asked for a better guide. Mr. Sonam is very knowledgeable on all aspect of Bhutan, history, religion, nature, culture, even cooking. He is very well organized, everything was taken care of so efficiently; such as hotel checking’s, meals, flights, entry tickets, etc. He also planned our days so that we get the best experience, for example, least crowded, best light for photos, etc.
He was always on time. He is very likeable with a ready smile. He was very concerned about our well-being and happiness. For example, I made a slight remark that the food in the hotel was not as tasty as in other places and for the following day he organized a dinner at the local restaurant, and that dinner was just excellent. And an extra bonus, he is a good photographer so finally my husband and I have good travel photos of the two of us together. We have also liked a lot our driver Mr. Sonam Phuntsho. He is a very confident, safe driver. Well-mannered and pleasant. Always around when we needed him and always ready to help. He kept the car very clean (by the way, the car was very comfortable).We were happy with the hotels selected, and we enjoyed the meals. We liked the pace of the tour. Overall, it was an excellent trip, which left us with unforgettable memories and a longing to do it again.