Travel Information

Visa & Passport
It is mandatory for all tourists (other than Indian, Bangladeshi & Maldivian nationalities) to obtain a Bhutan visa clearance before travelling to Bhutan.  The Bhutan visa has to be processed via a government approved travel agency.

Visas are processed through an online system by your licensed Bhutanese tour operator like Marvellous Bhutan, directly or through a foreign travel agent or representative.

You are required to send the photo-page of your passport to your tour operator who will then apply for your visa.  The visa will be processed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) once the full payment of your holiday (including a USD $40 visa fee) has been wire transferred and received in the TCB bank account.  Once received the visa clearance will be processed within 72 working hours.

At your point of entry you will be required to show your visa clearance letter, the visa will then be stamped into your passport.

Passports must have a minimum validity of 6 months or more. Travellers are requested to travel using the same passport on which the Bhutan visa is stamped

What’s included:
– Government Fees, Royalty & Taxes.
– Bhutan Visa.
– Tours as mentioned in the itinerary.
– Standard hotel room (Twin/double bed) unless otherwise stated
– All meals (Breakfast/Lunch & Dinner) at a local restaurant or hotel.
– SUV Car, Mini Van or Bus with driver throughout your stay.
– Experienced tour guide.
– Sights & entrance fees as per the itinerary.
– Bottled water.

What’s not included:
– Travel insurance.
– Costs for extra activities
– Personal drinks & beverages
– Additional hotel facilities like laundry, personal calls etc.
– Airfare
– Single room supplement

Cancellations & Changes
Cancellations
Tour Programs booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to charges as follows:
– before 45 days to start of program: no charges.
– before 30 days to start of program: 10%
– between 30 – 10 days to start of tour program: 50%
– 10 days or less to start of tour: 100%
All cancellations are to be made be in writing

Changes
Tour Programs booked and subsequently changed shall be subject to availability or accommodation and timing. If none is available, tour may be cancelled by traveller subject to above terms & conditions. Change administrative charges are as follows:
– before 45 days to start of program: no charges.
– before 30 days to start of program: 10%
– between 30 – 10 days to start of tour program: 25%
– 10 days or less to start of tour: 45%
All change requests are to be made be in writing