Art Safari adventures to Bhutan

 

 

Himalayan palaces and monasteries

 

with Mary-Anne Bartlett 

 

31 March – 14 April 2018

 

We return to paint in the Land of the Thunder Dragon, the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.  Spectacular scenery awaits us, rugged Himalayan mountains with snow-capped peaks, ancient monasteries, hilltop temples, rivers, forests of pine and cedar, fertile valleys and sacred lakes.  

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This is a seldom visited country and we are privileged to be able to paint and sketch here. The rivers run clear and the air is drinkable, there is a whole new world to paint here.

We immerse ourselves in the Bhutanese lifestyle, culture and traditions, visiting Paro, Punakha, Trongsa and staying in a hilltop Palace in beautiful Bumthang.  Our sketchbooks will become journals, dotted with monasteries, brightly coloured prayer flags and splashes of ‘monks robe-red’. 

The buildings are ornately decorated (even the petrol station!), high mountain passes are adorned with fluttering prayer flags and shaggy yaks graze by the roadside.  Water driven prayer wheels, flowering Magnolias, rhododendrons, patches of primula, birds and butterflies catch our eye as we journey slowly through this magnificent Himalayan kingdom.

 

The Buddhist faith permeates daily life, there is a reverence for the land and its wellbeing.  Monks of all ages carry out their monastic duties while acrobatic monkeys navigate the rooftops overhead and puppies sleep peacefully in the sun. Festivals in Bhutan are a riot of colour and raw energy, barefoot dancers leap and twirl to drum beats, their faces concealed with masks. 

Prepare to be totally captivated by Bhutan and the wonderful gentle people you will meet on your journey.

 

 

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Tour cost per person sharing: £3777 (based on at least 6 people travelling)

Single supplement: £963

Tour cost includes:  All road transfers, art tuition, hosting and safari guiding, accommodation, meals, excursions, entrance fees & park fees as detailed on the itinerary.

Tour cost excludes:  International  & local flights, visas, drinks & gratuities, art materials & items of a personal nature

Flight costs will be approximately £760 for your flights from Delhi to Paro return & Bumthang to Paro and approximately £650 for flights from London to Delhi return.

We can arrange your flights for you from the UK so that your whole trip is covered by ATOL. 

 

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  Email: – info@artsafari.co.uk

 Please note:- If you have six or more people, please feel free to discuss your own private safari, with dates to suit you and with an itinerary to suit you.