Is Bhutan An Expensive Destination to Visit?
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Is Bhutan An Expensive Destination to Visit?

Bhutan is a Great Value Destination!

People often ask ‘Is Bhutan an expensive destination to visit?’

Despite what so many travel journos claim, Bhutan is not an expensive destination for travellers content with a 3 star hotel standard of accommodation.

And where else does US$220 – US$270, person per night, include:

  • a private guide;
  • private driver and vehicle;
  • all touring & transfers;
  • all meals and bottled water;
  • a delightful traditional Bhutanese 3-star hotel with private bathroom;
  • all sightseeing, hiking & entrance fees;
  • Plus Govt tourism fees & local taxes.

Furthermore you’ll usually get free wifi at your hotel as well.

Plus, the visa fee is only US$40 per person, which again contradicts what many claim to be an extortionate price!


To obtain the lowest tour cost in Bhutan, travel as a party of 3 or more and travel in either the summer months (JUN-AUG) or winter months (DEC-FEB). Both periods offer exceptional experiences and without the crowds!

Check out our range of flexible, private Bhutan tours and set date small group tours.

Listen to James Irving, founder of Bhutan & Beyond, talk about Bhutan tour pricing on the video below.

James Irving Bhutan Travel Expert

Bhutan Travel Expert – James Irving.

James has worked in the travel industry for over 40 years & has been involved in the leisure, corporate, group, sport, incentive & wholesale travel genres.

James loves rugby union, and keenly supports the Queensland Reds and the Australian Wallabies.

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