Unlike many other destinations, you cannot travel in Bhutan unless you have a government-approved guide. Guides in Bhutan are some of the absolute best, not only are they well educated and highly professional- there is something about the Bhutanese character with which you can’t help but fall in love. Modest, welcoming and humble but not without a great sense of humour - most visitors come home feeling like they’ve made a good friend. We train our guides in all the frills and etiquette of hospitality, but they also have excellent English and in-depth knowledge of their country. There is a tremendous sense of pride in their kingdom's fascinating history and culture which shines through in their guiding. Their ability to translate Buddhist legends, explain the origins of historic buildings, spot flora and fauna and then magically pull out a drink or snack exactly when you need it - is some skill indeed.
Although they’ll be with you for most of your trip, guides know when to give you space too - you will not be expected to dine with them in the evenings, although you’re welcome to if you wish - and the guides will usually stay in different hotels or at home when you’re in their local area.
Guide and drivers often work in the same pairs for different trips, ensuring good teamwork and a sense of camaraderie on the road.