Know The Cost Of Your Trip Bhutan trip
When booking your Bhutan trip through a Bhutan tours operator, it is also important to know more about the overall cost of your holiday. When you book through a locally-based Bhutan tour operator, you will have the opportunity to individualise your itinerary and not be bound by the restrictions imposed on your by certain overseas companies. Additionally, with Bhutan Bokar Tours & Treks & Treks & Travels, you will not be forced to wait eons for a reply to your emails and faxes as our dedicated customer service team answer all your queries in rapid time.
There is a daily tariff in effect so this is important to remember when booking a Bhutan tour operator. The minimum set tariff is $250 a night halt per person for groups of more than three people though this is reduced by $50 in January, February, June, July, August, December as these months are considered to be ‘low season’ in Bhutan. The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) does allow for discounts of 10% on days 11-20 of trips and a discount of 20% after 20 days.
Although it is common for people to complain to a Bhutan tour operator about this cost, it is worth remembering that the tariff includes tax, accommodation, food, transport, the services and entrance fee. Suddenly, it doesn’t seem that expensive, especially when you consider the cost of accommodation in traditional holiday hotspots. It is important to note that laundry, drinks and special items need to be paid for separately.
Although tipping is not part of the psyche in Bhutan tour or Bhutan Trek, it is becoming more popular. When you book your Bhutan trip via a Bhutan tour operator, you will probably have the same driver and tour guide throughout the Bhutan holiday. These men and women tend to expect tips despite the fact it is against official Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) policy. Typically, a collection takes place at the end of a trip and guides in Bhutan expect a windfall from groups. If you are on a Bhutan trek, it is also polite to tip the cook, waiter and guide.