It is advisable to book your holiday several months in advance, in order to ensure the smooth planning of your trip. Since tourism started relatively recently in Bhutan (1974), tourist infrastructure is still limited. There are also a limited number of flights in and out of the country. This means that peak season can be quite busy, so the earlier you book, the better chance we have of securing flights and good hotel rooms for you. Some hotels are already filling up for March – April and October - November. The festival times you need to book around four or five months ahead to get flights, especially if you are unable to be flexible and are tied to particular dates. Please find the simple step to book your Bhutan tour here.
What is the Bhutan Travel Packages cost?
Every traveler to Bhutan has to book through a recognized tour company (of which Yatara Adventure is one). The standard tourist tariff imposed by the Royal Government of Bhutan is US$250 per person per night for groups of three persons or more.
We also charge US$30 daily surcharge to combat the decline in the dollar rate which has led to a reduction in the amount tour operators are receiving in local currency to run trips. Single travelers and those in a group of two also pay an extra $40 and $30 per night respectively by way of a small group surcharge. This determines the basic cost of your trip. There is also a US$20 visa fee to pay.
Single Individual: US $ 40 per night per person
Groups of 2 persons: US $ 30 per night per person
Visa Fee US $ 20 per person
Tourism Development Fee US $ 10 per person
Inclusive Standard Package
Standard Package includes:-
• Standard hotels(3 stars)
• All meals
• Transport/transfers within Bhutan
• Entrance fees and permit
• Assistants for treks &camping on treks
• Sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide
• Trekking arrangement
• 35% royalty to the government
• Two litters of mineral water
Inclusive Luxury Packages
The Luxury package is based on 4 or 5 star hotel (Aman kora,Uma and Zhiwaling) categories with extra services in addition to the Govt. fixed minimum tariff.
Extra activities – Cultural shows, guest speaker on specific topics and traditional Bhutanese weddings etc.
(Note: For details itinerary and cost for these Luxury tours)
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Not included in the cost
• Travel Insurance
• Airport taxes
• Expenses of personal nature
• Excess baggage
• Tips to guides and drivers
Payment for your Bhutan trip is made via bank transfer to Bhutan through the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB).During the high season it is advisable to dispatch payment for Druk Air flights at least four months in advance to allow us to confirm seats.
(Note- For list of details itinerary for our Tour & Trek and Cost Contact Us)
The itinerary cost covers practically all the in-country costs for your Bhutan holiday. You will have a personal guide and driver throughout your trip.
All accommodation is included (unless you opt for luxury hotels for which you pay a supplement) and all food, transport, sightseeing, festival and trekking arrangements, permits, entrance fees, airport transfers and so on will be arranged for you and included in this price. In effect, this means that the only extra money you need to bring with you to spend during your holiday is for things such as gifts and souvenirs, personal items and laundry, soft or alcoholic drinks, and tips.
We arrange the flights in and out of Paro for you with Druk Air, and these are charged separately from the tour price above. Find out more about getting to Bhutan from here.
In some cases (particularly where a single traveler chooses a trek or a journey to the east) the costs of running the trip are not covered in full by the rates referred to above as a result of a recent market increase in local costs, such as trekking, animals, and fuel costs. In such cases, we will quote a price for you based on us running the trip on an economic basis, and will explain this to you when we quote. We also impose a surcharge for all treks arranged for a group of one - three, to meet the operation cost.
If your Bhutan Travel Package payment is sent in any currency other than US$, it is not uncommon for there to be a small shortfall on receipt of the funds. The reason for this may be that intermediary banks deduct charges en route, but also because your bank will work out the other currency equivalent of the dollar amount on sending, but the money is converted on arrival in Bhutan at the prevailing dollar rate, which may be different. If there is a shortfall we will confirm to you the exact amount received (and if requested, send you a copy of the receipt from our bank showing the dollar amount received) and will ask you to make up for the shortfall in US$ cash on arrival.
Once your funds arrive, we will instruct the bank to transfer the part of the payment which relates to flights directly to Druk Air on your behalf. Druk Air will then issue your ticket in the form of an e-ticket and we will forward this to you on receipt to print out and take with you when you go to check in.
The TCB (Tourism Council of Bhutan) will continue to hold the money you have sent for your tour until your trip has taken place. It will not be released to Yatara Adventure until you have left the country on your return flight. This provides you with the security of knowing that your money is safe until your holiday takes place. If for any reason the trip doesn't take place, then the government will not give your money to Yatara Adventure but will return it to you (subject to any cancellation charges which apply if you have cancelled the trip). So, in the unlikely event that we do not run your trip for you, you would not be out of pocket.
Bhutan tour programs booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follow:
• Before 50 days of start of the tour programme ~ no charges
• within 50 and 45 days ~ 20% of rate
• within 45 and 30 days ~ 30% of rate
• within 30 and 25 days ~ 40% of rate
• within 25 and 20 days ~ 50% of rate
• less than 20 days or without notice ~ 100% of rate
Cost of Delays
There is no daily Tariff for days of delay in your arrival or departure due to weather condition, Druk air problems or road blocks. In case of delayed departure, the tourist must bear the actual expenses for accommodation, food transports and any other service required.