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Best time to go: October Half Term, Christmas Holidays, February Half Term, Easter Holidays
Best for: Family Holidays, Cultural & Immersive

There are so many varied experiences in Bhutan that children will absolutely adore.  It is an adventure playground, where you can trek through remote villages, raft down Himalayan rivers, visit monasteries meeting Buddhist monks who are the same age of them, make prayer flags and even create their own stamps. If you children are under 12, then the government waive most of the visa royalty fees, and as you are travelling as a family, you also get classed as a group, so again you save a little more. This itinerary combines Paro, Thimphu and Punakha, so you aren’t doing too many long drives, but get to experience all the diversity which Bhutan has to offer. It goes without saying that you will have your own comfortable six-seater vehicle (so lots of space for bags and children), a private driver and also a personal guide. The day-to-day experience can be adapted to suit the ages of your children, as we know every family holiday needs to be customised totally around you. End your holiday with some beach time in Oman.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

  • LOCATION:
  • £3995
    Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights. We can arrange international flights should you wish.

    Highlights

    • A destination that will keep your children spell-bound!
    • Blend mountain adventures in Bhutan with beach-time in Oman
    • Children will meet Buddhist Monks, create their own stamps, make prayer flags, raft down Himalayan rivers and walk through traditional farmland
    • Aimed for children who are 8+, but we can adapt the itinerary for younger guests
    Days Location Hotel
    Day 1-2 Kathmandu Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Hyatt Regency Kathmandu
    Day 2-3 Thimphu Taj Tashi Taj Tashi
    Day 4-5 Punakha Dhensa Dhensa
    Day 6-7 Paro Naksel Boutique Hotel & Spa Naksel Boutique Hotel & Spa
    Day 8 Dhulikhel Dwarika’s Dhulikhel Dwarika’s Dhulikhel
    Day 9-12 Muscat Shangri-La Al Waha
    Day 13 Muscat Airport Fly Home

    Suggested Hotels

    Day 1-2
    Hyatt Regency, Kathmandu, Nepal - Millis Potter Travel

    Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Hyatt Regency is a luxury hotel close to Nepal’s main international airport in Kathmandu. With 280 rooms, it offers a host of excellent facilities and rooms.

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    Day 1-2
    Hyatt Regency, Kathmandu, Nepal - Millis Potter Travel

    Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Hyatt Regency is a luxury hotel close to Nepal’s main international airport in Kathmandu. With 280 rooms, it offers a host of excellent facilities and rooms.

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    Day 2-3
    Taj Tashi, Thimphu | Luxury Hotels in Bhutan | Millis Potter Travel

    Taj Tashi

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Taj Tashi is a luxury hotel located in the heart of Thimphu in Bhutan, being one of the capitals most striking and opulent buildings.

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    Day 2-3
    Taj Tashi, Thimphu | Luxury Hotels in Bhutan | Millis Potter Travel

    Taj Tashi

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Taj Tashi is a luxury hotel located in the heart of Thimphu in Bhutan, being one of the capitals most striking and opulent buildings.

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    Day 4-5

    Dhensa

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Dhensa is a luxury all-suite boutique hotel located on the ridge above the Punakha Valley in Bhutan, and have superb views and lovely rooms.

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    Day 4-5

    Dhensa

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Dhensa is a luxury all-suite boutique hotel located on the ridge above the Punakha Valley in Bhutan, and have superb views and lovely rooms.

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    Day 6-7

    Naksel Boutique Hotel & Spa

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Naksel Boutique Hotel & Spa is a small and comfortable hotel with some of the best views of any property in the Paro Valley.

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    Day 6-7

    Naksel Boutique Hotel & Spa

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Naksel Boutique Hotel & Spa is a small and comfortable hotel with some of the best views of any property in the Paro Valley.

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    Day 8
    Infinity Pool, Dwarika's Dhulikhel, Kathmandu, Nepal

    Dwarika’s Dhulikhel

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Dwarika’s Dhulikhel is a luxury resort located on the top of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal offering superb views, about an hour’s drive from the city.

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    Day 8
    Infinity Pool, Dwarika's Dhulikhel, Kathmandu, Nepal

    Dwarika’s Dhulikhel

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Dwarika’s Dhulikhel is a luxury resort located on the top of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal offering superb views, about an hour’s drive from the city.

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    Day 9-12
    Shangri-La Al Waha

    Shangri-La Al Waha

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Shangri-La Al Waha in Muscat is the entry-level hotel in the Al Jissah Resort & Spa collection. Perfect for families, the resort is closest to the kids club, and children’s pool.

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    Customise Your Itinerary

    We can tweak and change any element of this itinerary and you can depart on any day you want, add nights here and there, and we can fully customise your day-to-day experiences depending on your interests. Here are just a few ideas of many that we can look at and discuss when we come to plan your tailor-made itinerary.

    Idea 1

    There are countless beach options to end a family holiday to Bhutan. Maybe fly down to Bangkok and onto the beach hotels in Phuket or Koh Samui.

    Idea 2

    Upgrade any of the hotels on the itinerary. Uma Paro has got a swimming pool which might be of interest. The Amankora Punakha also has a swimming pool - something children love after a day exploring.

    Idea 3

    You could spend a little longer in Nepal beforehand by heading off to the Annapurna Region, wildlife in Chitwan National Park or spending longer in Kathmandu.

    Further Itinerary Suggestions

    High & Wild: A Family Adventure to Nepal

    Kathmandu - Bandipur - Annapurna Trek - Pokhara - Seti River Rafting - Chitwan - Dhulikhel  

    Nepal is quite simply one of the world’s best adventure playgrounds, one that makes for the ultimate family holiday combining so many amazing experiences that your children will love.

    13 days from £2390 p. p.

    Family Holiday to Oman

    Muscat - Raz Al Jinz - Wahiba Sands - Jabal Akhdar - Muscat  

    There is so much that will excite your children on a family holiday to Oman. Tales of Arabian nights, of vast golden deserts, bustling souqs, dramatic mountain scenery, turtle watching, and ending with some well-deserved beach time.

    10 days from £2995 p. p.

    Family Holiday to Jordan

    Amman - Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea  

    This wonderful family holiday to Jordan includes all the amazing experiences that excite children. Explore Roman cities, invoke your inner Indiana Jones at Petra, take a camel ride in Wadi Rum and float on the Dead Sea.

    9 days from £1385 p. p.

    Family Holiday to India

    Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore National Park - Jaipur - Goa  

    Colourful, vibrant and exotic; a family adventure to Rajasthan will no doubt spellbind your children. See the Taj Mahal, tigers, forts and palaces before ending on the beach in Goa.

    14 days from £2995 p. p.

    A Family Holiday to Kerala

    Cochin - Kanam Estate - Backwaters - Marari Beach  

    Spices, elephants, backwaters and beaches await you on a family holiday to Kerala, packed with fascinating experiences and a tropical climate, perfect for a winter-sun family adventure.

    12 days from £1715 p. p.

    A Family Holiday to Sri Lanka

    Negombo - Hill Country - Kandy - South Coast Beaches  

    Think Sri Lanka, and think of wild elephants, jungles, tea plantations, spices and palm-fringed beaches. All of which makes for a wonderful family adventure, designed to not involve too much driving which can always be a downside to travelling with children in Sri Lanka.

    14 days from £1910 p. p.

    Family Adventure to Burma

    Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Kalaw - Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach  

    Burma makes for such a wonderful family holiday, packed with amazing experiences that the children will love, such as seeing lively markets, meeting elephants, cycling through Bagan and ending on the Indian Ocean.

    14 days from £2570 p. p.