We appreciate the room upgrade, the room was nice and spacious. Thank you for getting us the early check-in and late check-out. The spa and pool was great – very impressed by the high ceilings in the basement spa, with stunning view of the valley and lake.
We will be back again. Karma has the best personality ever, always cheerful, very alert of what’s going on in the car during the journey. We have been friends with Ap Dorji since the second day of our first trip in November 2017. He is a fine gentleman, there was not a time we didn’t feel secure with Ap Dorji around.
Thank you, Jessica, for your always readiness to answer my questions and for always checking on our comfort level while in Bhutan.
Ngoc and I loved our time in Bhutan, and Mani and Karma were definitely a big reason for that. Mani made sure that everything ran smoothly: he took care of all our hotel check-ins and check-outs, customized our meals based on our requests, and monitored the time well so we always had enough time to do everything we wanted (and also made sure we went to the temples when they were open). Every day seemed to flow seamlessly, even though I’m sure Mani was doing a ton of work behind the scenes. We also loved all the stories Mani told us, about his childhood growing up in Bhutan, the stories from Buddhism, and the facts and histories behind the places we visited. Karma was also fantastic — he always had the car ready and waiting for us (even when we finished one of our hikes in the middle of the forest!), he always made sure the car was clean on both inside and outside, and always drove quickly but carefully.
Ngoc and I discussed multiple times between ourselves how this was probably the best guided tour we’ve ever been on, and a big reason for that was Mani and Karma. We are so glad they were our guide and driver, and will definitely recommend Amala to any friends who may be interested in visiting Bhutan.
We have had a fabulous trip!!!! We are definitely going back! Soon I hope… We couldn’t have asked for a better guide or driver. Nima was a careful and yet resourceful driver. As for Passang….oh my god! This girl has wit and fitness! She added the spice in our holidays with her jokes and zealous. When we go back to Bhutan again, Martin and I would love to seek her company again.
We are both very thankful and happy with all the arrangements that you have organised for us. It was indeed a memorable holiday for us… Once again… a BIG thank you for helping us with our holiday and we wish you a blessed 2018 ahead…
We had a great time in india. It was beyond our expectations. Thanks and hoping we could travel with Amala again soon.
We had a lovely time in Bhutan. Mani was an excellent and attentive guide while Nami is the best driver! All in all it was a happy and memorable holiday and we hope to go again sometime.
Our family group of 11 recently had the pleasure of staying at Amala Villas Ubud. From the incredibly efficient Jessica who handled the booking to Ngurah and Made, and all the wonderful staff at the villa, thank you for ensuring we had a fantastic holiday. We are hoping that we have the opportunity to return to Amala in the future.
Many thanks from the Lam family.
We had the best time again in Amala Villas Ubud. I am extending my heartfelt and most sincerest thank you to everyone in the Amala team. I only have the best things to say of our stay.
I also would like to commend Jessica for efficiently coordinating everything and of course to Christian for making sure our entire stay was perfect.
Amanda, who coordinated and planned from Singapore, was flexible, communicative, lovely to deal with, ensuring our family’s needs were met, during the planning phase.
While we were in Bhutan, the local guides, Mani, Dorji and Rinzin, were just amazing. They were accommodative to our needs, paid attention to what we liked and didn’t, and catered our daily activities to suit us. They were very warm and hospitable, by far one of the best tours we have been on!
I thought the planning process was very interactive and flexible. Amala was able to accommodate most if not all of our requests in terms of hotel choices, location, activities, etc.
The local guides were very gracious and knowledgeable and really went out of their way to make sure everything went safely and smoothly. One of our family members suffered a slight acute altitude sickness but they knew exactly how to take care of it and treatment was immediately available. The road conditions made the trip rather challenging but the natural beauty, the majestic monasteries and the beautiful accommodations made it a trip to remember.
Bhutan — The trip to Bhutan was much more than what we had expected thanks to Amala. They were able to customize and tailor to our needs in perfectly balancing between luxury stay without compromising the local experience. The team is also extremely professional and knowledgeable. I would certainly go back with Amala again.
Sri Lanka — Whenever I think about traveling to an exotic location and the trouble I’d have to go through planning and getting the necessary access/visa, I now think of Amala. Sri Lanka is a large country with many destinations to cover not to mention us wanting to take a last minute trip there during peak tourist season. Thankfully, Amala was able to pull together a trip within a week and as always, we loved the Sri Lanka Amala presented to us.
My family and I had the best time in Bhutan! We enjoyed everything from the food, the culture, the beautiful scenery; we even enjoyed the challenge of climbing up the Tiger’s Nest. We enjoyed the whole experience!
Please extend our gratitude to the whole Amala team. We appreciate all the preparations you made to make our trip special. I would also like to recognize our guide, Dorji and our driver, Tobgay for being such great company.
Our journey was seamless and thoughtfully planned. We will certainly connect with you again for future destination planning.
If I have to sum up our Bhutan “experience” in one word — it’s simply AWESOME! Our only regret is that we should have stayed much longer. Amala’s personalized service has indeed made this trip a very memorable experience for both of us.
Bhutan was in my bucket list before the trip. Now it has become my “pilgrimage” destination. Our guide, Mani is very knowledgeable & professional. He was well organized and each day we spent in Bhutan was very constructive yet relaxing. Driver, Ugyen is experienced, careful and always ensured passenger’s safety as the utmost priority. Accommodation wise we got our rooms upgraded throughout the trip and we even got upgraded to a villa at COMO Uma Paro. Indeed what more could we have asked for? Ha! Thanks to Ee-Cheng for helping to “grab” some of best rooms in Gangtey Lodge & COMO for us. This is what makes Amala Destinations different from the rest. We are blessed we had made the right choice to travel with you.
Thank you, Amala Destinations for such a remarkable and memorable journey to Bhutan. We will be back soon.