What does it cost

Visitors to Bhutan have to pay a sustainable development fee (SDF) to the Bhutan government in order to be issued a visa.  SDF was originally set at US$200 per person per night, but in September 2023 a discount was put in place until September 2027 and as a result the current rate is US$100 per person per night.  The SDF is intended to be used to promote carbon-neutral tourism, to support the building of a more sustainable tourism sector and to support the education and health of local citizens.

The price for the tour will be paid on top of the SDF and covers the cost of all the services Blue Poppy will provide for you including guide, driver, transport, standard (3 star) accommodation, food, sightseeing and festival visits.  Additional supplements are payable for treks and some other activities and for accommodation upgrades.  Our pricing is based on a “daily rate” which varies depending on how many in the group. Please contact us for a personalised quote.

Note that we specialise in tailor made tours so we generally only arrange trips for those who contact us directly and we don’t have regular group departures that anyone can sign up to. Your tour will be a private tailor made tour and you will have a personal guide and driver throughout your trip. 

For more information about the accommodation options have a look at our accommodation page.

We arrange the flights in and out of Paro for you with Druk Air, and these are charged separately from the tour price above – for more information see our flights page.

We have to quote for our tours in US$ as this is the currency that the government tariff is based on. You may find this currency converter useful to help you calculate the cost of your trip. You can also use this to find out the current value of the ngultrum, the Bhutanese unit of currency.