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Deluxe FAM Tour- Bhutan & Sikkim
(Tour Number: EJIG-FAM-B&S - 021518)


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Date 2018

City
Activities

Hotels

FEB 15

USA
Depart independently for Delhi, India..

You can also join this FAM from Bangkok, Singapore, Kathmandu, Kolkata and Dhaka.

Please check Druk Air / Bhutanese Air schedules on your GDS or call for details.

FEB 16

Arrive Delhi.
A representative from EJIG will meet you at the arrival lounge and escort you to your hotel. Room will be available by 200 PM or occupancy.

Taj Palace /
Trident Gurgaon

FEB 17

Paro
Transfer to airport. Fly to to Paro, Bhutan by Druk Air 205 in the morning. Meeting and transfer to hotel.
Afternoon sightseeing tour visiting Ta-Dzong (National Museum), walk down hill to visit Paro Dzong with its traditional cantilever bridge over the Pa-chu (Paro River). (L, D)

Tenzinling Resort

FEB 18

Paro

 

Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning excursion to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's nest) at an altitude of 3100m. This is one of the highlights of Bhutan trip. The climb up to the view point will take around 2 hours. Here one can enjoy the stunning view of the monastery, and the surrounding temples built in 1692 (B, L ,D)

Tenzinling Resort

FEB 19

Punakha

 

After breakfast, transfer to Punakha. Sightseeing tour visiting the Punakha Dzong, placed strategically at the junction of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers. The Dzong was built in 1637 to serve as the religious and administrative center of the region. (B, L, D)

Drubchhu Resort
drubchhu.com/

FEB 20

Thimpu
Transfer to Thimpu, After lunch, visit, Kuenselphodrang, National Memorial Chorten (built in memory of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk), and the Tashichhodzong,  the beautiful medieval fortress/ monastery that houses Government offices and the King's Throne room. (B, L, D)

Druk Hotel, Thimpu

FEB 21

Phuentsholing
Sightseeing tour today will include Dupthop Lhakhang, one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan, Painting School where traditional Sacred Buddhist scrolls (Tankas) are created by hand, Folk Heritage Museum. After lunch, transfer to Phuentsholing.  (B, L, D)

Druk, Phuentsholing

FEB 22

Kalimpong

 

After breakfast, transfer to Kalimpong and check into you hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour visiting the famous Zang Dog Pelri monastery, Fo-Brang Gompa, Flower Nurseries and Sericulture Research Institute. (B, L, D)

Elgin Silver Oaks
Himalayan Resort

FEB 23

Gangtok

 

After breakfast, transfer to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, driving along the side of the famous Teesta River. Arrive Gangtok in the afternoon.
(B, L, D)

Hotel Norkhil /
Park Plaza

FEB 24

Gangtok

 

Sightseeing tour visiting Rumtek Monastery, Dorchul Chortan Stupa, Institute of Tibetology and Government Handicrafts and Handlooms Center and Enchey Monastery. Evening free for shopping at the Gangtok market. (B, L , D)

Hotel Norkhil /
Park Plaza

FEB 25

After breakfast, transfer to Darjeeling.
(B, L, D)

Hotel Windamere/
The Elgin

FEB 26

 

Early morning excursion to Tiger Hills to view sunrise over Kanchenjunga Peak. Later on visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop, Himalayan Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tenzing, Gumbu Rock Garden and Tibetan Refugee self-help Center and Tea Estate, boating in Gangamaiya Lake.
(B, L, D)

Hotel Windamere/
The Elgin

FEB 27

Delhi Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to airport. Fly to Delhi in the afternoon.
Change planes. Depart on your onward / return journey home.

Notes:
Extension to Kathmandu (Nepal), Agra & Taj Mahal, south India, Kerala and Rajasthan are available upon request.
(B)
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FEB 28

USA
Depart on your onward journey.
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Extensions to Nepal, South India, North India, Sri Lanka are available upon request.
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Tour Price: Per Person
Travel Agents
Companions
Single Supp.
Land Only:
(inclusive of Delhi - Paro/ Darjeeling - airfare in Economy Class)
$ 2796.00
$ 3145.00
$ 975.00
Airfare: BUSINESS CLASS: Round Trip
New York / Newark / Chicago/ San Francisco / Washington DC – Delhi / Darjeeling and back

Call for current airfares
$ 2324.00
From
$ 3335.00
Airfare: ECONOMY CLASS: Round Trip
New York / Newark / Chicago/ San Francisco, Washinton, DC – Delhi / Darjeeling and back

Call for current airfares.
$ 779.00
From
$ 880.00
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Tour Price Includes: Deluxe and best available hotels as listed or similar, room taxes, daily breakfast, all meals in Bhutan and Sikkim, transfers, city tours, excursions, English speaking guides, entrance fee to monuments and air-conditioned transportation, Delhi - Paro / Darjeeling - Delhi flights.
Airport Security Fee and Fuel Surcharges: Subject to change until ticketed.
For Druk Air Flight: Delhi - Bhutan: Add $ 230.00.
For Flights: JFK / EWR / ORD / SFO/ IAD- DEL / IXB: $ 629.52 (Economy)
For Flights: ORD / JFK / EWR / SFO / IAD - DEL / IXB: $793.33 (Business)
Call for current security fees.

Government Tourist Taxes: Add $ 199.76 (subject to change)
Call for current taxes.
To Book: Click on Reservation Form or contact us by e-mail or phone. Return completed form, a business card, and copy of current industry ID list along with full payment.
Eligibility: Travel Agents, companions. Valid Industry ID required.
Notes / Conditions: Limited Space. Deposits are fully refundable if space cannot be confirmed. Companions are permitted. Bhutanese airlines are the only carriers that operate to and from Bhutan and have limited frequency and availabilities on these routes. Business class seats between Delhi and Bhutan are available at a supplement of $ 230.00 plus taxes. You can also join this tour at Paro, Bhutan. Bhutanese airlines also have flights from Bangkok, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Dhaka. IATAN Reduced Rate application has to be submitted to airlines. Visas for India are participants’ responsibility. Apply on line at indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html . Trip insurance is mandatory. Additional nights in Delhi are available at the time of booking for $155.00 per person double plus taxes. If traveling on your own air, individual airport transfer is available at $ 39.00 per person. Bulk air available on other airlines upon request. Trip Insurance and buy online. Bhutan visa is not available without Trip Insurance. See cancellation policy. Prices reflect discounts for check payments. Credit Card payments will have Foreign Exchange Conversion / bank-processing fees of 4.98% . Itinerary and hotels remain subject to change at the sole discretion of tourism authorities in Bhutan and Sikkim. Any changes to original booking requires $ 100.00 re-booking fee by Bhutanese authorities. Bhutan visa and special Sikkim travel permits will be obtained by overseas operators and the handling fee is $ 85.00 per person. Bhutan entry fee is $ 20.00 payable in cash at the border.

 
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