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Bhutan & the Maldives Honeymoon

Punakha, Gangtey, Thimphu, Paro, Laamu Atoll

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19 days


  • Combine adventure in the spectacular Himalayas with relaxation on the paradise islands of the Maldives
  • Be at peace in Punakha with traditional Bhutanese meditation classes
  • Stay in the Himalayas to truly feel on top of the world
  • End your stay in barefoot luxury in an exclusive Maldivian resort
  • Spot dolphins at sunset as you cruise the Laamu lagoon in a dhoni

What’s Included

  • 12 nights Full Board in India & Bhutan
  • 7 nights Bed & Breakfast in the Maldives
  • All private guiding and hikes in Bhutan
  • Temple and monastery visits
  • Non motorised water sports in the Maldives
  • International Economy class flights 
  • All private domestic transfers
  • Seaplane and boat transfers

Example Itinerary

Day 1-2


  • Start your trip with a relaxing stopover in India
  • If you have time, venture out to explore the hustle and bustle of Chandni Chowk to see the contrast between Old & New Delhi

A stopover in New Delhi offers the ideal location for resting-up and unwinding before your honeymoon in Bhutan and the Maldives.

Begin your honeymoon with a quick stay in India, where you’ll spend one night at Andaz Delhi in New Delhi. A stone’s throw from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, this elegant hotel is the perfect place to rest your head post-flight. Before setting off for Bhutan, why not visit the nearby shops and markets of Chadni Chowk in Old Delhi or explore local handicraft museums and art galleries. Whilst at the hotel, take a dip in the pool or indulge in a spa treatment.

Day 2-5


  • See incredible views over the entire valley from the top of the peaceful Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
  • Experience an adrenaline high as you walk across the Punakha Suspension Bridge

Fall in love with the city once capital of Bhutan, plentiful in monasteries, farmhouses and rice fields, with picturesque views over the river.

As you fly into Bhutan, catch a glimpse of the beautiful landscape dotted with farmhouses and the monasteries you’re about to explore. Travel to Punakha where you’ll spend three nights at Six Senses Punakha, an elegant hideaway with a market garden and rice fields. Begin your spiritual adventure with a class in the meditation huts before a visit to Punakha Dzong, the heart of the monastic body. Visit the idyllic farm houses, flower gardens and sweet peas of the Talo villages, and sip on a riverside cocktail while soaking up the natural surroundings.

Day 5-8


  • Take a dip in a traditional Bhutanese hot stone bath after a long day of walking
  • See the famous black-necked cranes in the surrounding National Park

Often described as the most beautiful location in the Himalayas, here you can learn about local culture through rituals, hikes and traditional lessons.

Continue to Gangtey, one of the most secluded spots in Bhutan, where you’ll spend three nights at Gangtey Lodge. Located in a glacial valley and bordering the Black Mountains, this is considered the most beautiful spot in the Himalayas. For a taste of adventure, hike from Longtey Village to Gangtey and pass prayer flags hanging from rhododendrons and dwarf bamboos. Get a feel for local culture by learning about the rare black-necked crane birds, lighting butter lamps with a monk at Goenpa monastery or simply indulging in a traditional Hot Stone Bath.

Day 8-9


  • Look out over the beautifully terraced valley from the imposing Trashi Chhoe Dzong
  • Visit the National Textile Museum to see the incredible handiwork that goes into Bhutanese fabrics

Wander and spot endless shrines to Buddha whilst visiting Bhutan’s scenic capital city.

From Gangtey, enjoy a scenic drive to Bhutan’s capital city, where on a clear day you’ll have beautiful views of the surrounding Himalayas. Once here, Six Senses Thimpu will be your home for the night, set within apple orchards and perched on a hillside overlooking the glimmering city. Once you’ve settled, visit the most stately and impressive building in the whole of Bhutan, Tashichho Dzong, as well as the 108 spectacular chortens built on a hill. From the comfort of your own bed, wake up to spectacular views over Thimphu Valley and the golden Buddha.

Day 9-11

PARO, Bhutan

  • Experience a spiritual awakening in the spa where therapists will identify any of your physical and spiritual weaknesses
  • Cross a 700 year old iron bridge over the river

Located in Western Bhutan, Paro is ideal for exploring the surroundings on foot as well as offering an immersive spiritual and wellness retreat.

Continue to Paro for a two night stay at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary. Here, the main focus is mind, body and spirit. Set in the picturesque Neyphug Valley, prepare to be mesmerised by the rural landscape scattered with farms, dzongs, mountain trails and monasteries. A hiker’s paradise, walking trails lead up to significant locations such as The Tiger’s Nest, Taktsang Monastery, Zuri Dzong watchtower and a local teahouse. For a truly local experience, the Sanctuary can arrange for you to eat a meal in a local family’s house with ingredients fresh from their garden.

Day 11-12


  • Recharge with a private yoga session in the garden
  • Enjoy a quick trip to the Kingdom of Dreams for an incredible live show set on a golden Bollywood stage

Enjoy a pleasant night’s stay in New Delhi, India’s capital city, before flying to the paradise islands of the Maldives.

En route to the Maldives, you’ll fly and stop over in New Delhi for a comfortable night’s stay at The Oberoi Gurgaon. Situated minutes from Indira Gandhi International Airport, this luxury hotel is the perfect place to rest your head and makes for a completely seamless stopover. With a twenty-four hour spa and gym service, enjoy the freedom to stretch any restless legs and indulge in a spa treatment at any hour of the day or night. Similarly, unwind in this urban sanctuary which hosts an Olympic sized pool and deliciously creative Indian restaurant. Time permitting, pop into the Kingdom of Dreams to witness a live performance.

Day 12-19


  • Enjoy a private five course dinner in the middle of the chilli garden, prepared with 12 different types grown by the resort
  • Island hop around Laamu to discover Maldivian way of life

Sapphire waters, palm-lined white sand beaches and exclusive experiences await you in the Laamu Atoll.

Fly into Malé and take both a seaplane and speed boat to the exclusive Six Senses Laamu. Once here, you’ll spend seven nights on this remote island surrounded by the warm azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Experience barefoot luxury while dining on secluded sandbanks, rising to a mesmerising sunrise breakfast before feasting on a lantern-lined lobster barbeque under the stars. Similarly, the staff can arrange other wonderful experiences such as dining in a spun-glass wine cellar, sailing on a traditional dhow at sunset and taking in the moon and constellations with stargazing on the beach.


We want to thank you both so much for making our holiday one of the most memorable experiences of our lives. We will be ambassadors for this magical country forever. We have already persuaded several friends to go to Bhutan!


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