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Bhutan Tour Packages

Bhutan Tour Packages

Bhutan is a beautiful country with its unique cultural heritage and wonderful natural sceneries which have remained unspoiled for so long. It is spiritually, culturally and naturally a must-visit place. The Bhutanese culture and traditions people follow are healthy for the growing world. Bhutan stayed away from the influence of the modern world till the mid 20th century. Bhutan is referred to as The Last Shangri-La for its largely unspoiled natural environment and cultural heritage. There are so many places to visit in Bhutan around the map of Bhutan. It is a nirvana for birdwatchers and ornithologists. The Government is very attentive and keen for the preservation of current cultures. Well, tourism in Bhutan doesn’t have a long history. Being aware of the negative impacts of unrestricted tourists flow, Bhutan has a tourism policy as unique as its culture. Visitors are supposed to buy a minimum daily package set by The Royal Government of Bhutan according to their stay in Bhutan. The tour packages should be bought only from the travel agency recognized by The Tourism Council of Bhutan.

Here are listed the 6 Best Bhutan tour packages

Tour Package Name No. of Days Price*
Best of Bhutan Tour 07 Days $250 Per person per night
Bhutan Highlights Tour 06 Days $250 Per person per night
Enter the Dragon Bhutan 04 Days $250 Per person per night
Explore Bhutan Tour 07 Days $250 Per person per night
Bhutan Encompassed Tour 05 Days $250 Per person per night
Bhutan Adventure Tour 06 Days 06 Days $250 Per person per night
Other Tour Packages:

Bhutan Cultural Tour Packages
Bhutan Festival Tour Packages
Bhutan Group Tour Packages
Bhutan Trekking Packages

Bhutan Tourism Policy

Visit to Bhutan is no less than a time travel to ancient ages. The visitors can enjoy the vibrant colors of festivals, dances and arts while nature has gifted Bhutan a lot of its treasures.

The Royal Government of Bhutan has been strictly practicing the policy of ‘High Value, Low Impact’ for its tourism sector. Tourism in Bhutan should be environmentally and ecologically friendly; socially and culturally acceptable and economically feasible. Tourism is very essential for both economic and socio-cultural aspects in a developing country like Bhutan.

The Royal Government of Bhutan has always been aware that an unrestricted flow of tourists can have negative impacts on Bhutan’s pure environment and its unique culture. Bhutan has set an example that tourism sector can be developed without harming the natural and cultural heritages of a country. Bhutan has an exceptional policy to utilize tariffs which visitors pay inclusive in their minimum daily package. It spends 35% of for free education and healthcare of the people in the country and it is actually implemented.

Minimum Daily Package

The minimum daily package for tourists traveling in a group of 3 people or more is as follows:
March, April, May, and September, October, November: – $250 per person per night
January, February, June, July, August, and December: – $200 per person per night

Tourists traveling solo or in a group of 2 people shall be subjected to a surcharge in addition to the minimum daily package rates.
Single tourists: $40 per night
Group of 2: $30 per person per night

NOTE: If you have children of age less than 5, the surplus doesn’t apply to them.

The minimum daily package includes the following services:

• Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle
• Bhutan visa fee (including all necessary processing)
• Minimum 3-star accommodation (4 and 5 stars may require an additional premium)
• Three meals per day
• Licensed Bhutanese tour guide
• All road transportations by a private vehicle inside Bhutan except flights
• Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
• Horses to carry your load
• Cook and lunch boy
• All internal taxes and charges
• Monuments entrance fees
• Route permit
• Sightseeing as per itinerary

NOTE: $65 from the daily minimum charges is utilized for free education, health care, poverty alleviation, and infrastructure development for the local people as sustainable development fee.

There are several things that are not included in your daily packages. They are:

• Airfare and Travel insurance
• Tips to drivers, guides, etc
• Expenses occurred due to unfavorable events like flight delay
• Alcoholic drinks
• Souvenirs

Bhutan visa

Bhutan is undoubtedly one of the most expensive destinations in the world. The Royal Government of Bhutan sets minimum selling prices for packages to Bhutan. These must be paid in US Dollars prior to arrival in Bhutan. All visitors to Bhutan (except visitors from India, Maldives and Bangladesh) require a passport valid for at least 6 months longer than their journey, and an entry visa for Bhutan which must be pre- approved prior to your arrival. Your Bhutan visa will be arranged by us so you can be free from that tension and start shopping. Well, a quality scanned copy of your passport photo page is required. The visa costs are built in to your travel package. A visa authority letter issued after prepayment of the travel arrangements and the actual visa is entered into the passports on arrival at Paro Airport or at one of the land border crossings. When entering Bhutan through land border crossing, two passport sized photo are required.

Flights to Bhutan

Bhutan has only one international airport, Paro Airport that serves the whole nation. The flights are operated by Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines. At present, 5 countries are directly connected to Bhutan. There are regular flights to Paro Airport, most at the time of holidays.

S.N.

Air route

Distance (km)

1

Kathmandu – Paro

403

2

Delhi – Paro

1218

3

Guwahati – Paro

259

4

Kolkata – Paro

535

5

Dhaka – Paro

406

6

Bangkok – Paro

1892

7

Singapore – Paro

3292

There are approximately 11 flights every week from Kathmandu to Paro. These flights are all nonstop flights.

Accommodation

Bhutan is a small, developing country which has only few accommodations that are luxurious. However, there are a lot of them which are capable of providing you with basic requirements.
We can arrange 5 star accommodations if you want such as Uma Paro and Hotel Taj which are established in foreign finance in Bhutan. These will provide you with better facilities than other accommodations but you need to pay for it. It’ll surely not be a white elephant. However, if you are looking for some cheaper hotels with adequate facilities, we can also help you with it.

Transportation

Without railways, walking and driving are the options to roam around Bhutan. Flights can be an option but it is limited to 4 major cities only. Thus, driving is the most chosen option. Continuous drive from Paro to Jakar takes 12 hours covering distance of around 300 km. Air service is available in Paro, Jakar, Tashigang and Gelephu. Walking is chosen during treks only. Paro Airport is situated in west Bhutan so everyone usually drive towards east.

Tour Guide

All our guides are experienced and knowledgeable. They know detailed information about the places in Bhutan. Our guides are certified by the Bhutan government. They are friendly in nature and leave no stone unturned to make your holiday a memorable one. They’ll be the mediator between you and the local people in case you want to interact with them. The common means of communication is English while we can provide guides speaking other languages too.

Tour Company

While booking your tour to Bhutan, make sure your tour operator is certified by the Tourist Council of Bhutan. The government or Tourism Council will not be responsible for any problem caused due to uncertified tour operators.

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