Brace yourself for an unforgettable journey to Bhutan! The stunning Himalayan kingdom awaits you with open arms and breathtaking beauty.
Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, Bhutan is a mystical kingdom unlike any other, steeped in Buddhist culture and shrouded in mystery.
This hidden gem has only welcomed travelers for the past 49 years and has remained largely isolated from the outside world until 1974.
And now, the wait is finally over!
The doors to this mystical kingdom reopened on September 23, 2022, after the pandemic, and you have the chance to be one of the first to experience its magic!
Join us on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure to Bhutan and immerse yourself in the beauty and richness of this remarkable destination!
Get ready to experience a new way of traveling, one that values sustainability and cultural preservation, with Druk Heritage Tours!
Bhutan’s Eco-Friendly Approach to Tourism
Bhutan takes a mindful approach to tourism, valuing its cultural heritage, the happiness of its citizens, and its status as a carbon-negative country.
To ensure sustainable tourism and prevent over-tourism, the Department of Tourism has introduced a new Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) of $200 per day, up from $65.
This new Sustainable Development Fee will help fund social programs, infrastructure, and environmental protection and is a testament to Bhutan’s commitment to preserving its unique way of life.
Revisiting the High Value, Low Volume Tourism Philosophy
The recent overhaul of Bhutan’s tourism policies has brought in a whole new level of freedom for travelers with the elimination of pre-planned tours.
Get ready to be immersed in Bhutan’s authentic culture, values, and environment as the country strives to bring back its “High Value, Low Volume” tourism roots.
Whether you’re a returning visitor or a first-time visitor, you’ll find that locals within the Bhutanese hospitality industry are eager to welcome you and show off the beauty and richness of their land.
Don’t miss out on the chance to experience this magical land for yourself on your Bhutan trip! The beauty and richness of Bhutan’s culture and environment are waiting for you to explore!
Paperwork for Your Bhutan Trip
With a simple visa process, a world of possibilities awaits you in this magical land.
All you need for your Bhutan trip is the following:
- Valid passport with at least 6 months of validity
- Travel Insurance
- Payment details
Note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required, but there will be random testing at the airport.
The visa application fee is a small investment for the unforgettable experience that awaits you in this magical kingdom.
Plus, it’s a breeze to process with the added bonus of contributing to the preservation of Bhutan’s unique culture and the environment through the Sustainable Development Fee.
Don’t stress about the visa process, either!
You can easily apply for the standard 90-day visa online or let the experts at Druk Heritage Tours handle it for you. Trust us; the process is quick and hassle-free, leaving you with more time to plan and dream about your Bhutan adventure!
How to Reach the Land of the Thunder Dragon?
Embark on an adventure of a lifetime and soar to Bhutan on the majestic Drukair or Bhutan Airlines! Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Paro International Airport, the only gateway to the land of happiness.
Discover the ease of traveling to Bhutan with departures available from cities like Singapore, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, and Thailand.
Make your journey even smoother by letting us handle all your travel logistics. You will receive all the information you need to make your trip unforgettable, with your personal guides, hotels, itineraries, and more.
And here’s the cherry on top – you’ll get to support local family-owned businesses that make Bhutan so special. Get ready to immerse yourself in Bhutanese culture, experience breathtaking landscapes, and make memories that will last a lifetime!
The Timeless Beauty of Bhutan
After 916 days of quiet reflection during the pandemic, the country has emerged with a renewed focus on tourism excellence.
From the stunning art and architecture at Paro International Airport to the sleek new cafes, Bhutan has left no stone unturned in its quest to provide the ultimate travel destination.
Get ready for the ultimate travel experience, as the Bhutanese government has just completed its Tour Guide Readiness Assessment. With 481 expert guides at the ready, you’ll be guided to Bhutan’s best.
Buckle up for an unforgettable journey filled with unique cultural experiences, breathtaking natural beauty, and expert guidance every step of the way!
Whether you’re staying at the serene Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary or exploring the breathtaking landscapes, you’ll quickly understand why Bhutan’s Sustainable Development Fee is worth every penny!
What’s New in the Land of Thunder Dragons?
Bhutan is a land of enchantment where you will be captivated by ancient temples that cling to towering cliffs, streets overflowing with vibrant festivals, and mountains that reach towards the heavens at 20,000 feet.
This magical land is also home to fortified monasteries reminiscent of Tibet, making it the perfect destination for culture and adventure seekers alike.
But Bhutan isn’t just resting on its classics.
The much-anticipated Trans-Bhutan Trail has been restored and is now open for locals and foreign trekkers to explore. You can have the privilege of experiencing a piece of this historic 250-mile trail dotted with lush flora and fauna, historical markers, and QR codes along the way.
Your journey will culminate at the breathtaking 108 hand-painted chortens of Dochula Pass, leaving you longing for more trail time!
In downtown Thimphu, the Centenary Farmers Market has a brand-new outdoor counterpart, complete with artisanal food stalls, a music stage, a children’s park, and trendy eateries.
And in Paro, the National Museum of Bhutan has just reopened after nine years of restoration, offering a fascinating look into the country’s rich history and culture.
You can explore the stone passageways and wonky stairwells of this seven-story watchtower and be transported to a world of multi-media exhibits covering everything from traditional dress to modern monarchy.
Experience Bhutan Your Way
The Department of Tourism is revolutionizing travel in the country, giving visitors more freedom and luxury.
Say goodbye to mandatory guides, pre-planned itineraries, and immigration checks.
Another option, we have for you is you can fly into the airport, hop into our electric taxi, and head straight to Paro or Thimphu to experience the magic of Bhutan.
Stroll through the streets of local artisan shops, savor delicious food at street stalls, catch an exciting game of archery (the national sport), and connect with locals in the city’s bustling plazas and parks.
However, a guide is still required if you’re looking to explore beyond Thimphu and Paro.
You can easily book a guide on the fly through a luxury hotel, an independent guide, or even in advance through a tour operator like us.
With a variety of booking options, including luxury hotels, independent guides, and tour operators like us, securing your guide has never been easier!
Imagine being pampered with top-notch services, including a knowledgeable driver and guide, entry tickets to must-visit monuments, delicious farm-to-table meals, cozy hotels, visa fees, and personalized concierge services.
Savor authentic Bhutanese hospitality with stays at charming family-run guesthouses, indulge in mouth-watering local cuisine, and be effortlessly chauffeured to all your desired destinations.
Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure as you immerse yourself in the heart of Bhutan! This is your chance to experience the country like a true local and discover the unique beauty and rich culture that makes it so special.
Bhutan sets the bar high for responsible tourism, offering an unrivaled and unwatered-down experience unlike any other. This mountainous kingdom is looking for discerning travelers who appreciate and respect their culture and the environment.
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Bhutan for yourself and discover why it’s often referred to as one of the most enchanting destinations in the world.
Join Bhutan’s movement for sustainable tourism with Druk Heritage Tours and be a part of preserving this unique corner of the world!
At Druk Heritage Tours, we’re taking travel to new heights with personalized and unique experiences that truly set us apart.
Say goodbye to the hassle of spending hours at the concierge desk and hello to a smooth, stimulating journey. Online agencies just can’t compare to the personal touch and attention to detail we bring to your Bhutan trip.
With our connections and expertise, we make sure your Bhutan trip is effortless and truly unforgettable.
After all, your leisure time is your most precious and non-renewable asset, so why leave it to chance?