This travel company’s mission is that their clients “experience destinations rather than visiting them,” and certainly our tour was rich in personal experiences that made us feel a true connection with Bhutanese culture. The excellent guides and drivers are essential to this experience. All the guides were fluent in English and very knowledgeable about history, culture, and current events. We felt we were able to get to know them personally, and we were particularly fascinated by the variety of people who served as our guides. They represented a range of ages, ethnicity, educational and professional backgrounds, political and philosophical viewpoints, and even genders (one guide was female). Getting their takes on people, places, and events offered a real cross-section of society. And we had the feeling that most of our guides enjoyed getting to know us as well. We didn’t get to know most of our drivers so well, since they generally spoke less English. On two extended segments of our tour, however, our drivers served as guides as we traveled around a region. This worked well, and we developed a special bond with them. The guides and drivers were consistently attentive to our needs and adapted readily to our interests and touring style (frequent stops for photo ops was a must!). It was always easy to fine-tune the daily plan (to include a particular site, activity, or restaurant, for instance).
Many thanks for organizing such a wonderful tour for us. This will remain our unforgettable trip! We felt so lucky that we were able to visit your beautiful country during the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Bhutan and Japan.
I can’t thank you enough for all your help to make my trip to Bhutan an amazing experience. You always responded to my (many) questions so quickly that it almost seemed that you really weren’t half a world away. You were wonderful through all the changes that I and other sources through at you; through it all you planned the perfect itinerary. The guides were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and courteous; I feel I have made new friends with each and every one of them. The accommodations were outstanding everywhere and you were able to get me into all the special events I want to attend, with your guidance it really was the trip of a lifetime!