International Tourist Tariff
Even though the potiential for tourism development is enormous, Bhutan has chosen to ignore the global pace, placing happiness of the people before outright material gain. A policy epitomised by “High Value Low Volume” tourism, which is sustainable and sensitivie to preservation of its heritage in a rapidly changing world.
In view of the above, the Royal Government of Bhutan has set the daily minimum high season price of US $ 250 per person per day for visits to Bhutan and it remains same for all the tour operators in the Kingdom. The price in a way limits the volume of visitors allowing exclusivity and care.
The daily minimum price is most often misinterpreted to be extremly high. The fee in fact covers a package that include all internal taxes and charges including royalty, accomodation, all meals, services of licensed guides, internal transport, entrance fee for museums and monuments, mineral water, camping equiptment and haulage for trekking tours.
The minimum tariff for tourists visiting in a group of 3 persons or more are as follows:
High Season tariff : US$ 250 per person per night halt
( March, April, May, September, October & November)
Low Season tariff : US$ 200 per person per night
( January, February, June, July, August & December )
The minimum daily package rates are inclusive of the following services:
Tariffs for Individuals And Small Groups (FIT) Individual tourists and smaller groups of less than three persons shall be subject to surcharges over and above the minimum daily rates applicable, as follows:
Single Individual : US$ 40/ per night halt
Group of 02 : US$ 30/ per person per night halt
These FIT surcharge are net payable (non commissionable)and it is calculated over and above the daily rates.
Single Room Supplements
The Government set package rates are valid for accommodation on twin sharing basis and incase of using single rooms, following supplements will be applicable :
Festival seasons USD 50 per single room per night
Other seasons USD 30 per single room per night
Applicable to Boonserm Tours and Travels Land Packages.
There shall be no fixed charge for the number of days of delay in arrival of visitors due to weather conditions, Druk Air or road blocks except for minimum charge on hotel cancellation, transport & guide.
There shall be no charge for the number of days of delay in departure of visitors due to weather conditions, Druk Air problems or road blocks. They will be charged only the actual expenses on accommodation, food, transport and any other services required.