Bhutan passport stamps are hard to get by, but there’s something unique about this fiercely autonomous, firmly traditional nation that evaluates development by Gross National Happiness.
Bhutan does not have the most lavish hotels, exquisite eating choices, or even the best value for money. On the other hand, few towns have successfully maintained their culture – even new structures must be built following traditional architectural techniques.
There aren’t many must-see attractions in Bhutan, except for the cliff-side Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Paro. Instead, spend your time here exploring the countryside, pausing to stroll through small towns that have sprung up around 17th-century dzongs (fortresses). Plan your vacation around a Bhutanese festival to see whole villages coming together in celebration.
Hiking across Bhutanese countryside brings you through vistas studded with chortens (shrines), prayer flags, and prayer wheels placed into streams and moved by the water. The Druk Path, an ancient trade route that connects Paro and Thimphu, runs through peaceful woodland paths and yak pastures.
In the spring, the valley walls are ablaze with rhododendrons. In addition, the central Phobjikha Valley is home to the majority of Asia’s black-necked cranes.
Guatemala's diverse ecosystems and abundant biodiversity make the country a veritable paradise for birdwatching enthusiasts. Home to over 700 bird species, including 50 that are exclusive to the highlands of Guatemala, an expert-guided birdwatching tour with New Paths...
Venture deep into the heart of Guatemala with New Paths Expeditions, the US leader in small group travel, and explore a mesmerizing land where ancient Mayan ruins, breathtaking natural wonders, and vibrant culture intersect in a...
Madagascar, a land of unparalleled biodiversity and enchanting landscapes, beckons to you as you embark on an incredible adventure with New Paths Expeditions, the US leader in small-group travel. An island nation hovering off the...
Unlocking the Wonders of Madagascar: A New Paths Expeditions’ Guide to the Island’s Unique Wildlife, Culture, and Landscapes
Venture off the beaten path with New Paths Expeditions’ small group travel tours, as we take you on an extraordinary adventure to Madagascar—an enigmatic island nation teeming with incredible wildlife, captivating cultures, and striking landscapes. Boasting...
Duration | 14 days
The Land of Unexpected: Papua New Guinea. Designed to provide you with the maximum exposure not only to the natural wonders of the island but also to the culture of the indigenous peoples.
Duration | 14 days
Visit the most prolific national parks in a quest for its diverse wildlife, including Bengal tigers. Then, explore the fascinating golden triangle, including the Taj Mahal.