To ensure smooth planning of your trip, we would advise you to book your holiday in advance especially for festival visits. Bhutan has limited tourism infrastructures so earlier you book, better chance we have of securing flights and good hotel rooms your preferences. 

A simple guide to booking your trip:

  1. Choose the type of tour you are looking for (cultural, spiritual, wedding, trekking or a mixture of all four)
  2. Select an itinerary from those on our site or contact us to design one specially for you
  3. Decide on your dates (bearing in mind the seasons and any festivals you want to include)
  4. Once you are happy with the options discussed, confirm to us your choice of dates, itinerary and flight/overland routes
  5. We will reserve seats for you with Druk Air or Tashi Air
  6. We will also book hotel rooms, transport, guides and everything else necessary for your trip
  7. You will need to book your own long-haul flights to your point of departure for Bhutan – make sure you leave plenty of connecting time and preferably an overnight if you can
  8. In due course we will let you have payment details for you to transfer payment for your trip
  9. Fill in our visa form, and send to us with a colour scan of your passport
  10. Once your money has arrived we will send you formal trip confirmation and receipt
  11. Then we can apply for your visa and issue your flight tickets
  12. We will send you your tickets by email and a copy of your visa authorisation
  13. You need to take both these documents with you to show to the airline at check-in
  14. Your visa will be stamped into your passport on arrival in Paro
  15. Don’t forget to find out about visa requirements for any countries you are passing through en route
  16. Before you go we’ll send you some general information about visiting Bhutan with helpful tips on matters such as money, communications, culture and customs and so on
  17. We will also confirm to you the name of your guide (who will meet you at the airport at Paro) and give you his contact details
  18. All you have to do then is pack your bags and we’ll see you in Bhutan!

Inclusion and Exclusion

The following items are covered by your tour payment:

Guide – personal guide for the group throughout the tour from arrival to departure

Sightseeing – all sightseeing and entrance fees including any festival visits

Transport – four-wheel drive car – 4 seats (including guide and driver) or for larger groups a minibus – 9 seats – meet on arrival, airport transfers on arrival and departure and all overland transport within Bhutan

Accommodation – Accommodation in standard hotels – twin sharing – a single room is provided without further supplement for those traveling alone, or where there is an odd number in the group; otherwise it is available on payment of a single supplement for each member in the group who would otherwise be twin sharing

Food – full board throughout the trip in local hotels and restaurants Note that upgrades for many of the luxury hotels are bed and breakfast only – further details will be provided where relevant.

Trekking – (if applicable) – all facilities and staff required on trek including guide, cook, camp helpers, horsemen, and horses to carry luggage and tents. Tents provided include sleeping, dining and cook tents and toilet tent. We provide thin mattresses but you need to bring your own sleeping bag and a pillow or extra mattress as required for additional comfort.

Sustainable development fee – makes up around 30% of your tour price, payable for each night of your stay in Bhutan

 

Visas and permits

The following are not included in the tour price:

  1. Flights.
  2. Items of a personal nature such as souvenirs, laundry, and tips.
  3. Soft drinks and alcohol.
  4. Mineral water in hotels and restaurants (but water is provided in your vehicle).
  5. Insurance.