Best Travel Agents in Bhutan
If you are planning to travel to Bhutan, you are in for a big surprise. All tourists visiting Bhutan are required to book a tour package through a local travel agent authorized by the Bhutanese government. Next, you will have to pay a minimum daily tariff of US$ 200/250 depending on the time of the year you visit. Although this may sound expensive at first, these tours are all-inclusive tour packages that provide you the following:
- Accommodations (3-star hotels)
- All meals throughout your trip
- Professional tour guides and driver with a dedicated car
- Entry fees for monuments and attractions
Although travel agents in Bhutan have to follow strict standards and are regularly monitored by the Tourism Council of Bhutan, the services provided differ on many levels.
To make it easier for you to shortlist and select a trusted travel agent, I have listed down three best travel agents in Bhutan at the moment.
BookMyTour seem to be a relatively young travel agent in Bhutan. Despite their late entry into the travel business, they claim to be managed and run by experienced local travel professionals. BookMyTour also seem to put in a lot of effort in publishing very helpful travel guides and articles on their website. I found their website to be one of the best among travel agents in Bhutan. Haven't found any bad reviews of them yet. Do give them a try for your next trip to Bhutan.
Address: Zachoe Lam, Changzamtok, Thimphu, Bhutan
Etho Metho Tours & Trek Pvt. Ltd.
Etho Metho Tours & Trek is one of the oldest and biggest travel agents in Bhutan, dating back to the 90s. They were among the first few who set up business as soon as the government privatized the tourism sector in Bhutan. They boast of servicing thousands of travelers every year and have the largest network with other travel companies outside Bhutan. You can find many reviews of them on online forums.
Bhutan Mountain Holiday
I also found many positive reviews of Bhutan Mountain Holiday. They seem to be a travel company with a lot of experience. They also maintain a nice website with a lot of information. Bhutan Mountain Holiday is also a ticketing agent, so if you need to arrange your flight to Bhutan, they may be able to offer you a better rate.
Phone: +975 2 320115
Choosing a travel agent in Bhutan for your Bhutan tour should not be too difficult. Unless you go out of your way to look for the worst company, any agent you choose will be able to provide you with good service. Do check out the list above and try to contact them.
Good luck and Bon voyage!