Tariff and Cancellation Policy

Tariff and Cancellation Policy 

Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), which is the regulatory agency of the Royal Government of Bhutan regulates and sets a minimum selling tariff for tours to Bhutan which is set at the following rate and needs to be settled prior to applying visa:

High Tourist Season in Bhutan:
March, April, May, September, October & November

No. of Pax: 01 pax

Price Per Person: US$ 275 per night
Single Supplement: Not Applicable
Remarks: Inclusive of FIT s/charge $40

No. of Pax: 02 pax

Price Per Person: US$ 255 per night
Single Supplement: US$ 40 per night
Remarks: Inclusive of FIT s/charge $30

No. of Pax: 03-09 pax

Price Per Person: US$ 225 per night
Single Supplement: US$ 40 per night
Remarks: None

No. of Pax: 10-15 pax

Price Per Person: USD 225 per night
Single Supplement: US$ 40 per night
Remarks: 50% discount to 1 pax in a group

No. of Pax: 15 pax plus

Price Per Person: USD 225 per night
Single Supplement: US$ 40 per night
Remarks: FOC to Group Leader

Lean Tourist Season in Bhutan:
January, February, June, July, August & December

No. of Pax: 01 pax

Price Per Person: US$ 230 per night
Single Supplement: Not Applicable
Remarks: Inclusive of FIT s/charge $40

No. of Pax: 02 pax

Price Per Person: US$ 210 per night
Single Supplement: US$30 per night
Remarks: Inclusive of FIT s/charge $30

No. of Pax: 03-09 pax

Price Per Person: US$ 180 per night
Single Supplement: US$ 30 per night
Remarks: None

No. of Pax: 10-15 pax

Price Per Person: USD 180 per night
Single Supplement: US$ 30 per night
Remarks: 50% discount to 1 pax in a group

No. of Pax: 15 pax plus

Price Per Person: USD 180 per night
Single Supplement: US$ 30 per night
Remarks: FOC to Group Leader

Bhutan Visa Fee @ US$ 40 per person applicable
Above tariff is inclusive of:

1. Accommodation in a minimum 3 Star category hotels on twin sharing basis
2. All meals & mineral water
3. Airport transfers
4. Land transportation as per itinerary
5. English speaking guide
6. Entry fees at Museums/monuments & parks
7. Government Royalty of US% 65 per person per night
8. All applicable taxes

Discounts:

1. Children under 5 years can travel free while 6-12 can avail 50% discount.
2. Full time student under 25 years of age will be eligible for 25% discount upon production of valid evidence.
3. 50% discount on the minimum daily tariff to one person in a group of 11-15 persons.
4. 100% discount (FOC) to one member in a group exceeding 15 persons.
5. Discount of 10% on the daily rates shall be given for halts between 11 to 20 nights and 20% discount on halt beyond 21 days.

Agency Commission:

10% of the tour payment is given to the principal agents/overseas agents as commission and can be deducted by these agents at source.

Cancellation Policy:
Trips booked and subsequently cancelled are subject to following cancellation charges:

  1. Less than 7 days or without notice 50% of the tour cost
  2. Last minute/no show or after arrival in Bhutan 100% of the tour cost

 

Tour Payment:
As per standing regulation of Tourism Council of Bhutan (Royal Government of Bhutan), all tour payment must have to be settled prior to commencement of tour; visa application is endorsed only upon credit of tour payment in TCB account.

Bank Details:
Tour payments are to be wire transferred in the account of Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) through following bank.

Intermediary / Correspondence Bank:
Standard Chartered Bank Ltd.
One Madison Avenue, New York,
NY10010-3603
Swift Code: SCBLUS33
CHIPS ABA: 0256
FED ABA: 026002561
Beneficiary Bank:
Bhutan National Bank,
Post Box No. 439,
GPO Building, Changlam,
Thimphu, Kingdom of Bhutan
Swift Code: BNBTBTBT

Beneficiary Bank Account No. with Standard Chartered Bank:  358-202-171-9001 (US$ AC)
Ultimate Beneficiary: TLF Holidays, Thimphu, Bhutan

Financial Security: Tour payments transferred by travelers to local operators in Bhutan are directly credited to the account of Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) and are released to handling agents only after successful completion of the tour; thus there is complete security of your payment which remains in safe hand until successful completion of your tour.