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Government Tariff

 

 

 

In Bhutan, the tourist tariff is set by the royal government in an all-inclusive package structure (Not Applicable for nationalities of India, Bangladesh, and Maldives).


*The government-fixed minimum package tariffs for tourists visiting in a group of three persons or more are as follows:

1.  For March, April, May, September, October, and November: U.S. $250 per person per night, inclusive of sustainable development fee of U.S. $65 per person per night.
2.  For January, February, June, July, August, and December: U.S. $200 per person per night, inclusive of sustainable development fee of U.S. $65 per person per night.

 *This tariff is the same for cultural tours, treks, or any other special-interest tours.

 

SURCHARGE
Individual tourists and groups of less than three people are subject to the following surcharges, over and above the minimum daily package tariff:

1. FIT surcharge for one person: U.S. $40 per night.
2. FIT surcharge for two people: U.S. $30 per person per night.
3. *There is no surcharge for three people and above.
4. Additional surcharge of U.S. $40 per person per night will be applicable for trek nights only for a group consisting of fewer than three people.
5. Single supplement of U.S. $40 per person per night.
6. Visa fee of U.S. $40 per person for single entry will be applicable.


All rates and conditions above are subject to change depending upon the policies of the royal government of Bhutan.

 

 

Please read the below terms and conditions before confirming reservation.


MINIMUM DAILY RATES INCLUDE
The minimum daily rates are inclusive of the following services:


i. Accommodation on twin sharing basis (in standard hotels).
ii. All transfers and sightseeing within Bhutan.
iii. English-speaking guides.
iv. All meals (in buffet).
v. Entrance fees to museums and monuments.
vi. Bhutan visa processing fee.

 

 

MINIMUM DAILY RATES EXCLUDE
The minimum daily rates are exclusive of the following services:


i. Airfares and taxes.
ii. Travel and medical insurance coverage and medical treatment.
iii. Drinks/beverages.
iv. Communication charges, laundry, tips, porters at hotels.
v. Other expenses of personal nature.

 

 

RESERVATION POLICY
a. All reservations have to be sent in written form, by fax or email. Bookings will be received for all dates irrespective of high season or low season at any time of the year.
b. For all festival dates, bookings have to be sent or confirmed on or before 100 days prior to the date of arrival in Bhutan. Bookings that are not confirmed after 100 days will be treated as canceled and the reservations will be released to avoid cancellation charges from the hotels.
Any bookings received/reinstated after the 100 days period will be accepted, depending upon the availability of air tickets and hotels.

 

CANCELLATION CHARGES
Tour programs booked and subsequently canceled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows:


i.  For cancellations received on or before 45 days prior to date of arrival—full refund.
ii. For cancellations received between 30 to 45 days from the date of arrival—50 percent refund.
iii. For cancellations received less than 30 days/no shows/early departures after arrival in Bhutan—100 percent nonrefundable.

Note: All cancellations have to be sent in written form (fax/email) before the stipulated time.

 

ITINERARY CHANGES
Every effort will be made to adhere to the planned  itinerary. However, due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather and road conditions, changes in flight schedules, national holidays, and reasons beyond the control of BTCL, the staff and the management of BTCL will not be held responsible for any changes in the daily program/itinerary/missed sightseeing.

 

The management of BTCL will not be held responsible for any changes/rearranging the tour itinerary without prior notice. There shall not be any reimbursement for such unforeseen circumstances.

 

INSURANCE
There is no personal insurance of any kind included in the tour price. Travel insurance should be obtained from your place of residence, before commencement of your trip. BTCL will not be held liable for any illness, injury, or death sustained during a tour/trek.

 

PAYMENT PROCEDURE
All tour payments must be made in advance (at least 45 days prior to arrival date in Bhutan). Tour payment should be remitted through the Bhutan National Bank (BNB) accounts abroad payable to Bhutan Tourism Corporation Ltd. (BTCL). The bank information and account numbers will be supplied once the tour bookings are confirmed. Visas are approved by the Bhutan government upon confirmation of the tour payment only.


All rates and conditions above are subject to change depending upon the policies of the royal government of Bhutan; you will be informed of such changes as soon as our office is notified of them.

 

Tourism Council of Bhutan

 

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