Tourist tariffs and discounts are regulated by the Royal Government of Bhutan and are applicable per person per night halt within Bhutan. Tour operators are strictly guided and monitored by the Government to ensure that the national policy of “High value, Low Impact” is effectively followed and implemented. There is no restriction on the number of visitors as misunderstood by many travel enthusiasts around the world. However, there is an all-inclusive minimum daily tariff fixed by the government for all tour packages as listed below:
The above surcharge may also be applied to a member who arrives or departs on separate flight from the rest of the party because a separate airport transfer have to be arranged.
On the day of your departure, our service obligation is to provide only breakfast and transportation to the airport.
|Children below the ages of 5 years||No charge other than visa fee of US$40|
|Children between the ages of 6-12 years||50% off the minimum daily tariff. Children must be accompanied by an adult visitor.|
|Full-Time Student Discount||25% off the minimum daily tariff for a full-time student below the age of 25 years upon submission of valid student identification document. The identification document must be still valid at the time of exiting the country|
|Group Size Discount||50% off the minimum daily tariff to one member in a group of 11 people and 100% off the minimum daily tariff to one member in a group of 16 people or more|
|Duration Discount||50% off the Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) after the 8th night and 100% off the SDF after the 14th night|
|Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) Free Zone Discount||100% off the SDF on the first and/or the last night for groups with night halt in the border towns of Phuentsholing, Sarpang and Samdrup Jongkhar on arrival and/or departure|
Important Note: CHILDREN below 5 years of age will not be eligible for GROUP SIZE DISCOUNT, DURATION DISCOUNT and Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) FREE ZONE DISCOUNT and ALL CHILDREN and STUDENTS will not be eligible for DURATION DISCOUNT. CHILDREN and STUDENTS must be accompanied by adult traveller(s) to avail discounts. Discounts cannot be applied to surcharges, visa fee and single room supplemental charges. Discounts cannot be combined.
We strongly recommend reviewing our cancellation and refund schedule below to avoid any confusion should you decide to cancel your reserved trip. All your deposits and any payment less administrative fees of US$100 per person will be refunded if you notify us at least 30 days prior to your arrival date. Refer the cancellation fee schedule below to determine the applicable charges.
|DAYS TO ARRIVAL||CANCELLATION CHARGES PER PERSON|
|30+||US$100 administrative fee per person|
|16-29||20% of the total cost|
|8-15||50% of the total cost|
|0-7 days||No refund is available|
In case the trip is cut short or duration lost due to unforeseen reasons after arrival in Bhutan, no refund is available as the payment would have been already made to hotels and other logistics.
There shall be no charges for the number of days of delay either during arrivals or departures or both, due to weather conditions, communication problems, cancellation or delay in Bhutanese airline flights, sickness or any other legitimate reason as Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) may deem reasonable. However, the Tourist will be charged on the actual expenses on accommodation, food, transport and any other services provided.
It is mandatory that all tourists visit Bhutan through government licensed local tour operator after paying visa fee of US$40 and the cost of the trip, a minimum daily tariff which is set and regulated by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB). Please check https://www.bhutanacorn.com/direct-bank-transfer-details/ for details on how to pay cost of the tour.