Why Travel with YANA?
We realize that there are more than 700 tour companies in Bhutan you could choose from to guide you on your journey. In many ways, all the Bhutanese tour operators are similar, but each of us has our strong points and our weak points. There are some people that would rather travel on the type of tour our competitors offer, and if that’s the case, we will not try to sell you on what we offer. In fact, we discourage some potential customers, because we believe that they are not prepared for this type of travel. We’re not just after your money, we want you to travel with us again and tell your friends about the wonderful time you had on your Bhutan tour with us. Let me describe what sets us apart from the rest. No One Says Better Than Our Guests…
…YANA’S SPONSOR A MONK PROJECT:
We give part of your tour payment to sponsor monks from economically disadvantaged families awaiting formal enrolment in Monastic Schools. Under this project many monks will be enrolled and will receive proper monastic education. So, you are a SPONSOR too!
We are proud to say that we are the only travel company in Bhutan with such giving back projects. I personally believe in giving back to the community from which we received numerous supports whilst growing up & through adulthood. Letter of Support
BOOKS FOR BHUTAN PROJECT:
As a part of your Sustainable Responsible Travel Initiative, we have started “Books for Bhutan” project. Under this project we have donated our first batch over 4000 English library books to the Education Ministry for rural schools in Bhutan on March 09, 2010. We hope to continue collecting books from students, parents, schools and encourage travelers to bring a couple of library books with them to be contributed to this project.
…Organization (Care Free Enjoyment) – PROFESSIONAL
We have a carefully and expertly planned (and then refined) itineraries that utilize each hour of daylight to show you huge chunks of Bhutan. There’s no getting lost, confused, or choosing unworthy activities. Your time in Bhutan with YANA Expeditions is superbly well spent.
You don’t have to worry about any arrangements. You don’t have to drive your own vehicle. You don’t have to buy groceries or cook any of your own meals – we do it all for you. You don’t have to take a chance on unknown hotels and restaurants. YANA sees to it that you are comfortable and pleased.
…Nobody Knows Bhutan Like We Do (Local Knowledge)! – INSIGHT
An independent traveler often has a difficult time getting close to the real Bhutan. Doing that takes a lot of time, effort, and good luck. We make it easy for you, putting you up in private family-run hotels, guesthouses, visiting YANA owned farm house, introducing to our Bhutanese friends and neighbors, and in general helping you to get close to friendly Bhutanese people.
…We are Expeditionists, Not Tour Guides. – INTEGRITY
The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘expeditionist’ as, “a person who makes, or takes part in, an expedition.” That works for us, and we hope it gives you an idea of the type of adventure we hope to help you to experience. Discover a unique sense of wonder, peace, and relaxation, no matter which adventure you choose.
Buddhist Pilgrimages | Cultural Tours
Trekking Tours | Mountain Biking Tours
Textile Tours | Walking/Hiking Tours
Photo Tours | Wedding Anniversary
Bird Watching Tours | Educational Tours
If you have chosen Bhutan because it’s your wedding anniversary, you may wish to make the occasion even more special by having a simple but moving spiritual ceremony to celebrate the Reaffirmation of your Wedding Vows.
…The Journey of a Lifetime – QUALITY EXPERIENCE
Bhutan is a country that is great in every sense of the word. It is one of the world’s most appealing, exciting and striking destinations. Any journey in Bhutan is a wonderful tour of discovery. What better way to discover this exceptional country? Any trip through YANA Expeditions is a memorable occasion, whether it is cultural, trekking, mountain biking, Buddhist pilgrimage tours, textile tours, anniversary or that long awaited – “Holiday of a lifetime.”
Our staffs are highly trained to provide personal service and their attention to detail is second to none. Wherever your journey takes you, you will make friends and memories to last a lifetime. Your YANA experience begins from the moment you make your enquiry to the time you step off the plane at Paro? Our travel and hospitality expertise are at your disposal along with our commitment to provide ‘The Journey of a Lifetime.‘
…Always with a smile – ENTHUSIASM
Our expedition staff has the gift of genuine friendly service – the kind only Bhutanese can give. They are attentive and look after the little things, with care.
Visitors say they are one of our most prized assets and we agree. We pride ourselves in making our visitors feel comfortable and relaxed, in an informal, friendly atmosphere.
A FINAL & IMPORTANT NOTE!
Be a wise shopper – check the company out before signing up. New “Tour” companies are sprouting up everyday. Some of them are ex-tour guides that want a piece of the pie; others are new companies that copy established operators. What I’m saying is be careful who you are dealing with – we don’t want your travel experience to be a nightmare by placing your trust in an un-professional and inexperienced tour operator. The Company you book with does make a difference! No One Says Better Than Our Guests…