Costs and Payment

The Department of Tourism regulates all tourism related activities in Bhutan. The existing travel agencies are registered with them. Starting from July 2022 the costs for tours apply a USD 100/day/person as tax for Sustainable Development Fund (SDF). These funds are used by the government for the socioeconomic development of the country.  Visa fee at present is USD 40/person.

In addition to the daily SDF fee of USD 100 per day there will be cost for your daily tour, local guide (which is mandatory), accommodation in certified hotels, food, air transport, ground transport, etc.. Costs for these will differ depending on your choice. 



Your SDF payments and airfares need to be transferred prior to your arrival to secure your visa, bookings on Druk Air and hotel confirmation. Bank transfer details will be stated on your invoice.