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  • David P
    Matthews, NC8 contributions
    Did an 8 day, 7 night trip to Bhutan, which included a 5 day 4 night Druk Path Trek. Our guide LT was very knowledgeable and patient, tolerating many questions. While in town, we were able to visit and learn about Paro and Thimpu as well as having a hot stone bath. However the highlight of the trip was the trek. Yes it was cold in January and took a bit to adjust to the altitude, but the views and monasteries along the path made it well worth it. In addition to LT, we had three other team members who ensured our meals were prepared and tents set up in advance of our arrival. All we had to do was walk😃. Enjoyed the nature and learning about Bhutan's history from LT and crew. Also, we were able to visit the Tiger's Nest monastery at the end - a true highlight. Highly recommend LT and crew for a memorable trip to Bhutan.
    Written 10 January 2024
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  • varun g
    2 contributions
    Bhutan's isolation from the world until the mid-20th century has preserved its rich and distinctive cultural heritage. When visiting Bhutan, having a guide and driver is essential, and for good reason. It has been a year since our visit to Bhutan, and I felt compelled to share a few thoughts about our guide, Mr. Kiran Pradhan, and our driver, Mr. Ambar. They welcomed us like family throughout our stay, attending to even our smallest needs with great care. Traveling between cities in a Creta, Kiran ensured our journeys were entertaining and informative, sharing insights into Bhutanese culture that are often overlooked by others. Ambar, a skilled and cautious driver, navigated speed bumps and worn roads with utmost safety—a testament to his concern for passenger safety. Available any time, day or night, their dedication was remarkable. I wholeheartedly recommend this team for anyone planning a trip to Bhutan.
    Written 11 February 2024
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  • Jonathan T
    San Jose, CA1 contribution
    Excellent experience thanks to the fantastic tour by Tandin Wangchuk and the driver Lobzang Dendup.

    I did the 5-day tour, but I would recomend 6 to 7 days for anyone looking for a more relaxed pace. Had a bit of everything, from the cultural tour, monastic stay, farmhouse stay, and finally, the 4-hour hike to the Tiger's Nest.

    Time management was essential for my short stay, and Tandin did a great job pacing the tour, while Lobzang was always on time and ready to drive us to the next spot.

    Heartful thanks to Bhutan Best Inbound Tour for arranging this trip. Hope I can visit again very soon!
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • E T
    Hong Kong, China21 contributions
    5 star tour agent Dorji. Always rank customers as top priority. Cater to my every request. I enjoyed my trip very much. No second choice.
    Written 26 December 2019
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  • Yash J
    1 contribution
    My experience with the guides, Sonam Penjor and Sajan Rai in Bhutan was nothing short of exceptional. Their knowledge, passion, and attention to detail made my trip truly unforgettable. From exploring ancient monasteries to hiking breathtaking trails, they curated a perfect itinerary tailored to my interests. Their warmth and hospitality made me feel like family, and their insights into Bhutanese culture enriched every moment. I couldn’t have asked for better guides to accompany me on this journey. I highly recommend their services to anyone looking for an extraordinary experience in Bhutan.
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • 1503221
    Santa Fe, NM4 contributions
    Guide and drivers were great. We saw many ceremonies, great hikes and learned a lot about Bhutan ‘s history and religion. We have been on many Stanford tours and this one was certainly equivalent. Shout out to Leki, our guide.
    Written 9 January 2024
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  • Chelsea V
    4 contributions
    This was a great tour! Acorn Tours did a phenomenal job with everything :D The days were really busy, but they were pretty flexible if we wanted to switch things around.
    Written 11 February 2024
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  • Nomad49839284391
    2 contributions
    I contacted Deepak after seeing the reviews here and it was the absolute best choice for a trip for my parents and their siblings (all in the 60+ age category). As they were travelling from Bangalore, India; I originally contacted an Indian travel operator but I'm glad I decided to shift to Raven which gave me far more competitive pricing. Coordinating with Deepak over WhatsApp was seamless. He was polite and willing to accomodate our many requests - he even changed the hotels based on my inputs and sent me pictures of the car/van in advance to assuage my doubts. Once in Bhutan, Kencho the guide and MB the driver ensured my family had the best time - packing in enough activities but ensuring there was enough downtime as well for rest. They suggested great restaurants and ensured the most flexible yet immersive experience for my family, curated to their liking. I encourage everyone to go ahead and book with Raven.
    Written 27 December 2023
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  • rajat s
    New Delhi, India2 contributions
    Our first visit to Bhutan couldn’t have been planned and executed better than that done by Bhutan Best inbound tour.
    From the moment we arrived at Bagdogra airport everything was taken Care of. We met our guide Mr Tandin at the land border crossing in Jaigaon. Warm greetings followed by quick action for immigration formalities. Our driver Mr Lobzhang was waiting for us in Phuentsholing and in minutes we were at our hotel.

    We had a 9 day trip covering Thimphu, Punakha, Phobjikha and Paro. The best resorts we liked were dhumra resort and trema linka. All others were excellent too. Only the one at phunsoling could ve been better

    Mr Lobzhangs driving skills are incredible. That said he is a professional driver holding a PD license. You can sleep and chill in the winding roads and rest assured you’ll be taken care of till you reach your destination. He is also very humble and has an Excellent demeanour. Very helpful too.

    Mr Tandin is a gentleman with good knowledge of Bhutan s history, religion, politics and what not. We were always engaged in interesting conversations throughout the journey. Of course he explained everything beautifully during the visit to various places and monasteries. He was very encouraging during tigers nest hike and ensured we not only summit but have a good experience

    Ms Chimmi was the one who we kept troubling with our phone calls for the overall trip planning. Must say she was very patient and understanding and helped us plan an awesome trip.

    For the readers, I would say don’t think about the SDF while visiting this beautiful country. The money is being put to good use and you’ll realise after visiting here!!
    Cheers and happy 2024

    Written 30 December 2023
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  • Krupali G
    1 contribution
    Explored Bhutan on a delightful 6-day tour with Bhutan Acorn Tours and Travel in October 2023. Bhutan, an enchanting and tranquil country, feels like a world of its own, surrounded by a profound spiritual ambiance. The warm locals contribute to its inviting atmosphere. The pre-trip communication was seamless, swiftly arranging flights and visas. Received valuable pre-departure tips, such as securing a window seat for a Himalayan view during the flight. In Bhutan, my guide Tshiring and driver Tashi were well-informed, adjusting the itinerary based on my interests and energy levels, making the journey enjoyable and effortless. Bhutan Acorn's accommodations were cozy, including a night in a farmhouse for an immersive cultural experience. Highly recommend embarking on an authentic Bhutanese journey with them, going beyond typical tours.
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • Susan H
    1 contribution
    Our guide Phub Tshere was the absolute best and made this trip so enjoyable. His great spirit and knowledge is superb. We couldn't be more pleased with the list of places and experiences that we had and the details he provided with historical background and his own personal touch. He became our very dear friend and we missed him already the day we left January 19. He went out of his way to find some friends of friends that I was delivering some gifts for my friend that spent 3 -6 month visits working in Thimphu . I'm not sure I would have connected without Phub Tshere's help. He was also very flexible with the days events when we wanted more time at particular sites and made us feel we were in no rush. I was dealing with an ill family member throughout our trip and as a practicing Buddhist, wanted to make offerings and hoist prayer flags which Phub Tshere assisted in more ways than he probably realizes, from helping me purchase blessed prayer flags to lighting butter lamps in temples and shrines. Very special will always hold a special place in my heart.

    Our driver Jigme was also the best. Not only excellent with his driving skills but also became our friend. Always greeting us with a smile and helpful hand, assisting us in and out of the vehicle, loading our things into the van, even assisted our friend with hiking. He is such a gentleman. He also added some detail to places we visited and we insisted he join us for some of our hikes.

    Both Jigme and Phub Tshere were prompt every morning at pickup, always cheerful and we became one happy family. I would highly recommend both and will certainly request them when I return to Bhutan. They added such a beautiful touch to every place we went our whole week.
    Written 4 February 2024
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  • wouter
    1 contribution
    We had a great experience in Bhutan, after arranging our travels with Kinley in the months before arriving. Kinley was accommodating to all our ideas and wants. Our experience with Kinza as our guide and Wang Da as our driver was wonderful. Both kind and funny people we got along well for the 14 day trip (and we never travel with groups or guides)
    Written 1 December 2023
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  • Chris H
    3 contributions
    I participated in the Best of Bhutan tour by World Tour Plan with a one day add on. I have visited 165 countries and have looked forward to visiting Bhutan and was not disappointed. It was a beautiful country, my favorite so far, and the itinerary was excellent as were the selected hotels. Most significantly, my guide, Tenzin, and my driver were superb. Their English was excellent and they were fun, flexible and knowledgeable. I can not recommend them more highly.
    Written 23 September 2023
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  • Compass30186094050
    1 contribution
    We had an amazing 14 day tour through Bhutan best inbound for our honeymoon! On arrival our guide Tenzin asked about our interests and what we wanted from the tour and adapted it as we went along. His knowledge of the country and easy going character made the trip hassle free, he went above and beyond to give us the time of our lives from a extra suprise organising a motorbike for 3 days to waking up at the crack of dawn to search out black neck cranes for us! And a special thanks to our drivers Pema and Tandin for getting us around safely. Bhutan best inbound were really accommodating and helped us plan the trip down to the day fitting in wildlife watching in Manas park as well. There is no doubt that we will be back again! and using Bhutan best inbound for our trip planning.

    Nat and Alice
    Written 4 November 2023
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  • Alex K
    1 contribution
    It was an adventurous trip to Bhutan with WORLD TOUR PLAN. The trip was well versed with the itinerary . The driver and tour guide was wonderful as they gave me company.. while I was mesmerised by the tranquility of the country.The landscapes, the landmarks were breath taking .
    The people were down to earth and not to mention the food was worth the shot. You wont regret the visit.I enjoyed my stay and hope to visit in near future as well.
    Written 5 August 2022
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