United States, Sep 2015
I completed the survey form provided by the guide on my last day and indicated my rating of excellent for both guide and driver. But I do want to expand on that a bit.
My guide, Tshering Dendup, was one of the best, if not the best guide I've ever had and that is comparing to our travels to around 100 countries in the past 15 years. His knowledge of both Buddhism and the history of Bhutan is encyclopedic. In addition he has broad knowledge in a wide variety of subjects, especially the flora and fauna of the country. Beyond that, he was able to note my preferences, eg food, kinds of sites to visit and make adjustments to accommodate me as much as possible without my asking.
I also want to make special compliments to the driver, Mr. Rabgay, who had to drive under extremely
Singapore, Sep 2015
Great to hear from you! The trip is great - Ugyen and Chime are fantastic. Ugyen I think is the best guide I've had in all of my travels. Knowledgeable, great attention to detail, and very attentive! He remembers each feedback and takes them seriously. Bhutanese people in general don't have much attention to detail, but both Ugyen and Chime do, so my guess is your training must be fantastic for them to get to that level, even better than that of Western tour directors and drivers. Bhutan is the 89th country I visited and I find it amazing that I found the best guide and driver in this trip.
I will send some pictures once I've sorted them - I brought a good camera for the festival so can share a couple of in-action photos.
We sent in our feedback form as well.
New Zealand, Sep 2014
OK - I am back in NZ - great trip.
I didn't have time to complete the form due to the airport issue - the guide and driver were really nice.
Few things: don't worry - not end of the world - I will definitely be recommending you to anyone going to Bhutan. Just suggestions especially if you have people who don't usually do booked tours (North Korea, Turkmenistan and Bhutan are the only countries in the world where a guide is required, though Turkmenistan you can avoid it with a transit visa).