I trust that you are well
A quick email to say a huge thanks to you (Authentic Bhutan Tours), Sonam and Choki for hosting me for the duration of my time in Bhutan.
I had the most incredible experience in your country.
Whilst I know that there is so much of Bhutan I still need to see I honestly feel that I now have a much better understanding of the country, its people and it all of its traditions.
Hotels were all wonderful and appropriate; there was always an abundance of delicious food and great service.
Sonam and Choki were professional, fun, great company, very organized, helpful and incredibly well informed.
I always felt safe, Choki is a brilliant driver.
I really appreciated them helping me find food and bowls in Bumthang so that we could feed a mom and her starving puppies that I had noticed at the hotel.
They have promised to keep an eye on them for me every time they visit the hotel.
My trip and the memories that I now have is priceless hence making it brilliant value for money.
One of the worlds best-kept secrets I hope that Bhutan is able to hold onto its magic. It is rare.
Many thanks again and it was wonderful to finally meet with you.
Happyman是不丹Authentic Bhutan Tour旅行社的老板，因为不丹所有的旅行都要通过旅行社，我原本想在不丹国家旅游局网站上随意寻找一家办理，却无意中搜索时发现有个中文网站有非常详细的不丹介绍，为了印证这家网站和旅行社的真实性，我去不丹国家旅游局网站找到了对应的Authentic Bhutan Tour。随后便在Jin的帮忙下制定好了不丹出行的一切。
We joined the Authentic Bhutan Tours for an 11-day trip to Bhutan in August. Although not the best season to visit Bhutan, we experienced the best of Bhutan during our visit. We were very pleased both with our tour guide, Ten Dorji, and his chosen driver. They were both very professional, knowledgeable, eager to share our spontaneous adventure wanderlust and enthusiasm for the odd unexpected ad hoc adventure off the beaten track.
It was amazing how Ten Dorji was able and willing to answer our constant questioning and curiosity with regard to his country’s geography, history, its people and customs. Ever willing to share as many as 20 daily hours with us (we were a tour party of two, eating, drinking, dancing, laughing and learning together), oftentimes in addition to the high quality and value of the tour itinerary. Ten Dorji’s flexible thinking and professional ideals were set to make our Bhutanese experience an exceptional and truly ‘authentic’ one. We have learned a lot and found our trip to be indeed a very humbling learning experience for us both :).
We will definitely recommend Ten Dorji’s tours to fellow travelers who share interest to travel to connect with different peoples and experience their cultures.
Dr. Diane Hui (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Dr. Tony Dickinson (People Impact International Inc., Hong Kong)
Our trip to the Kingdom of Happiness began April 30th, 2007-May 4th, 2007. We were so excited to be able to visit and departed from Katmandu, Nepal.
On arrival in Paro, Bhutan, we cleared immigration and customs and walked outside to the pleasant sight of our names. There is where we had the good fortune of meeting Ten Dorji and his driver. We were whisked away in a very comfortable Toyota SUV and began our adventure.
Bhutan’s incredible beauty is surpassed only be the spirit of its people. English speaking, very friendly, good food, Buddhist culture, clean accommodations and all the conveniences that Western travelers expect. If the world could visit Bhutan, just maybe, we would have a chance at world peace.
We would recommend Ten Dorji for many reasons. He was always right on time. He speaks fluent English. He is a native of Bhutan and knows the history and culture. He chooses great places to visit for your once in a lifetime tour.
We were so very excited to visit Bhutan, but it wasn’t without its apprehension. Here is why, we are used to using credit cards for our trips. Bhutan doesn’t accept any credit cards, so the trip must be prepaid in cash by wiring it to the tour company’s bank account in Bhutan. This is scary. But you must trust that the country has controls set up to secure your funds. All guides are registered and very above board. We were afraid of our western culture, which could include losing all of our monies. It didn’t happen and we would gladly wire the monies to Ten Dorji again. He has a wonderful family that we met; he is very trustworthy and delivers what he promises, on time.
Please feel free to contact us for any specific questions that we might be able to help you with. We wish that we had more time to explore. Hopefully some day we can return. It is that wonderful.
David and Denise Zonker
Denver, CO, USA