It is easy to have a wonderful trip when things go right. It got complicated when things go wrong and beyond anyone's controls. This is the time when you know, you got the right travel company and guide who would do anything they can for you to enjoy the trip you planned for.
Our group arrived in Bhutan one day before the country banned incoming tourists, closed restaurants and several sightseeing spots. Our guide, Jigme and our driver, Pema, did everything they can to make us have a wonderful trip in Bhutan without feeling any hiccups. There were places that we couldn't go inside but Jigme made sure we visited other places or explained us about the history of the places and things we couldn't see and found us other places that would show us what those closed places would be. Personally, I don't feel like our group missed anything. When we went to Tiger's Nest and Tango, Jigme added some twists for our group to experience crawling through tight caves which I didn't see other groups did, it was fun. We even hiked to other temple near Tiger's Nest. Again, it was only our group that went there.
More important, our group went to Bhutan to run a marathon. Not only Heavenly Bhutan organized our trip to work well with the marathon schedule, our guide, Jigme, also signed up to run a marathon with us. How can any guides or any travel agencies top that? The General Manager, Silva, met with us later to present each of us a certificate for Marathon completion with some souvenirs.
We had so much fun and learned a lot about Bhutan's culture, people and religion. At the end, we all become friends. We hope to be back and when we do, we definitely will go ahead with Heavenly Bhutan, Jigme and Pema. Thank you for taking excellent care of us in Bhutan.