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See Bhutan through the eyes of its artisans

Until 31 March 2022

The world’s last remaining Buddhist kingdom, Bhutan has strict rules in place to preserve its traditional art, design and architecture, which thanks to the country’s historic isolation and the fact that it was never colonised, have remained free of external influences for centuries. Even its national outfits – the gho and kira – are still worn by the Bhutanese daily. This 12-night journey takes in all five of Amankora’s lodges to explore the multifaceted Land of the Thunder Dragon through its untouched treasure trove of fashion, art, architecture and design. Experiences include sketching the Memorial of 108 Chortens on Dochula Pass, joining a tsa-tsa workshop with a local monk to create miniature stupas for blessing, painting the black cranes of Gangtey, learning more about the symbiosis between Buddhism and architecture by exploring magnificent religious monuments and visiting a village of weavers and fabric artisans. 

  • Accommodation at Amankora Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang and Paro lodges 

  • Personalised programme of art and design experiences 

  • All meals, picnics and in-house, non-alcoholic beverages 

  • Daily excursions with private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide 

  • A 60-minute Holistic Massage per person 

  • All touring and monument passes 

  • Visa processing and flight reservation assistance 

  • Airport transfers 

  • Laundry and Wi-Fi  

This offer is valid for new bookings only, is subject to availability, and is not combinable with any other offer unless specified. Aman reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time with 48 hours' notice. Bookings must be on a sell and report basis. Cancellations and payments as per Amankora’ s standard terms. Extra Person Charges: Until 31 March 2020- U$400++ for the 3rd adult inclusive of all meals, picnics, in-house beverages, laundry & Wi-Fi. From 1 April 2020 –  31 December 2020 USD425++ for the 3rd adult inclusive of all meals, picnics, in-house beverages, laundry & Wi-Fi. From 1 January 2021 –  31 March  2022 USD450 ++ for the 3rd adult inclusive of all meals, picnics, in-house beverages, laundry & Wi-Fi.  Maximum 3 persons per room. Child Policy: Child below 12 (at the time of travelling) sharing with 2 adults stays complimentary. USD170++ per day for child of 11 -5 years, inclusive of all meals, picnics, in-house beverage, laundry, Wi-Fi