Learn: At Global Family Travels, we believe that the most powerful way to learn is through first-hand experience. We let the country and its people be your teachers, while taking in the charm and history of historic Bhutanese cities and sites in Thimphu, Phobjikha Valley, Punakha Valley, Paro Valley, and more. While on the trip, you will be immersed in community, meet locals, and learn about their powerful connections to their country. You will learn via visits to educational museums such as the Simply Bhutan Museum and National Museum, as well as through organized visits to Bhutanese landmarks such as the Memorial Stupa, Big Buddha, and Temple of the Divine Madman.
Learning themes and experiences unique to your trip include:
Combating climate change
Serve: By visiting the various communities and our non-profit partners in this unique itinerary and engaging with and supporting Maya Foundation and the Black Necked Crane Center, you are being of service! The Maya Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the “gross animal happiness” of animals throughout Bhutan. Your visit to the Royal Society for Protection of Nature, also known as the Crane Centre, will give you the opportunity to support cranes and their natural environment, as well as learn about the guiding conservation programs for the threatened black necked crane. Moreover, by participating in this thoughtful and purposeful trip to Bhutan, you are ensuring that the country fulfills its goal of promoting sustainable development. You can read more about this theme in our blog post regarding Bhutan’s Sustainable Development Fee.
Immerse: While on the trip, you will be immersed through meeting members of the community, or even working alongside them in the various service project tasks. You will enjoy many meals with locals, across the multiple destinations within the country that we will visit. Throughout the overall trip, you will be led by a local Bhutanese tour guide. You will also have the opportunity to try on Bhutanese national clothes, known as the Gho and Kira. These are the traditional dresses of the Bhutanese, which are beautiful clothes that government officials are in fact mandated to wear. These immersive experiences will ensure that you will leave feeling as though you truly connected with Bhutan, beyond just the surface level.