Arrive Paro. Receive by Rainbow Representative. Transfer to hotel.
After lunch visit:
- Visit the National Museum, once the watchtower for the Rinpung Dzong, located high on a promontory overlooking the Paro Valley. This first outing is meant to familiarize you with the cultural and natural history of this amazing kingdom in the clouds, and a visit to the National Museum is the very bestway to quickly learn the culture since it houses everything that is Bhutanese, in a very different museum style that will delight you. First constructed in 1645, the Rinpung Watchtower was converted to the National Museum in 1968. While photography within the museum is not allowed, there are numerous photo ops of the exterior and the valley below.
- Visit the Rinpung Dzong situated just below the National Museum Watch Tower. Built in 1645, this massive building now houses the District Administration Office and the Monk Body.
- Drugyel Dzong - ruined fortress. The dzong, although in ruins, holds great historical significance. It was from this fortress that the Bhutanese repelled many Tibetan invasions. On a clear day this spot offers a magnificent vista of Mount Chomolhari, "Mountain of Goddess" (Alt. 7329 m). In the evening walk through Paro town and have dinner at a local restaurant.
Dinner and overnight: Hotel