Travelling in Bhutan
There are Many Forms of Transportation in Bhutan:
There are taxis in Phuentsholing, Paro, Jakar and Thimphu. Taxis may have meters, but drivers rarely use them. For long-distance trips, they operate on a flat rate that is rarely open to negotiation. Taxi drivers have a habit of charging foreigners, including Indians, as much as they can – one of Bhutan’s few rip-offs. You should expect to pay Nu 70 for a local trip within Thimphu, Nu 1000 to Nu 1500 for a full day. If you are traveling between Thimphu and Phuentsholing, look for a taxi that is from the place to which you want to go (vehicles with BT-2 number plates are from Phuentsholing and those with BT-1 number plates are from Thimphu or Paro) – you may be able to negotiate a lower price.
Your Private Car with Guide & Driver
Bhutanese people are very proud of their country and you’ll be made to feel welcome wherever you travel in Bhutan. As self-drive is not possible, your private driver and English speaking guide will go out of their way to show you the most beautiful and interesting parts of their country. There is still plenty of independence within your trip, as you can stop for photos or snacks when you need to and the routings are not fixed, so if there is a particular place of interest that you want to see our driver and guide will do their best to incorporate this for you. So you can determine the pace of your trip, whilst traveling in comfort and making the most of your travels.
You’ll most likely be landing in Paro International Airport (PBH/VQPR) because it is the only way to enter Bhutan by plane. You’ll most likely be on Bhutan’s national flag carrier Druk Air, which only flies to 4 planes and the following cities: Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bodhgaya/Gaya, Bagdogra, Guwahati (India), Kathmandu (Nepal), Dhaka (Bangladesh). Paro airport is very small but orderly. A domestic airport located in the south-central region, Gelephu Airport is close to India with flights available from Singapore and Mumbai.
Even if you have a local driver, there may be times that you want to explore on your own and want to take the bus, which your local guide will provide safety instructions. Expect the Bhutan bus systems are not as comfortable and make many stops. Again, if you’re prone to car sickness, make sure to take some tablets with you.+ แสดงความคิดเห็น