Bhutan Jewel Travel

Bhutan Tour Prices and Fees

Bhutan Tour Prices are calculated as per the services requested by the Guests. Please mail us your requirements and we will send you our prices privately as per your requests

Bhutan Jewel Travel operates only STANDARD and LUXURY Tour Packages.

Most Tours are organized ALL INCLUSIVE of Accommodation,Meals,Local Guide,Car with driver and entry fees and site seeing. In Bhutan it is advised to have a pre booked packages as we do not have ready made street food and so meals need to be ordered before hand which are freshly cooked.

In Bhutan it is mandatory to have a Licensed Guide, so in case you just need a Car with licensed driver and a local Guide, we service these too.

Bhutan Tourism Mandatory Fees are as below;

Bhutan Sustainable Development Fee (SDF)

  1. What is the Sustainable Development Fee (SDF)?

From our reopening on 23rd September year 2022, visitors to Bhutan will make an active contribution to Bhutan’s economic, social and cultural development.

The Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) enables investment in transformative programmes that preserve our cultural traditions, protect our heritage and environment, upgrade infrastructure, create opportunities for our young people, and build resilience. Since the opening of tourism in the year 1974, guests have played a critical goal in Bhutan’s development and this relationship is very important to safeguard, protect and preserve the Kingdom of Bhutan and its priceless assets.

This fee also helps to ensure that Guests to Bhutan are in sustainable numbers and we can continue to offer our Guests tranquility and intimate experience.

  1. How much is the SDF and where do the funds go?
  • Visitors are levied SDF of USD 200 per person, per night.
  • There will be a concessionary levy of 50% on the SDF for children between the ages of 6-12 years and exemptions of SDF for children aged 5 years and below.
  • The SDF funds go to the national exchequer and are allocated to various projects that enhance facilities, services and infrastructure for nationals and guests who visit Bhutan, as well as funding free healthcare and education.


SDF (Sustainable Development Fee) INCENTIVE : As of 1st June 2023, any tours booked after and from 1st June 2023 with travel complete within 31st December 2024, the Bhutan Government has given the following incentives with regards to SDF. This measure is taken to restart the Bhutan tourism after the covid 9 pandemic, since Bhutan was one of the last countries to open to tourists ;

4+4 – If you pay the SDF for 4 nights, then for the next 4 nights, there will be no SDF charged

7+7 – If you pay the SDF for 7 nights, then for the next 7 nights, there will be no SDF charged

12+18 – If you pay the SDF for 12 nights, then for the next 18 nights, there will be no SDF charge


For children of 5 years and below SDF is Exempt so they do not pay any SDF

For children between the ages of 6 to 12 years, there is a levy of 50% of the SDF

For children aged 12 years and above are levied the full adult SDF

4. How can the SDF payment be made?

  1. The SDF must be paid during the visa or permit application via wire transfer or using a credit card. Your Local Tour Operator can assist you efficiently
  2. The SDF must be paid in USD. A guest who is eligible for a visa on arrival, should also pay the applicable SDF in USD at the port of entry


  • Entrance Fees to certain monuments and parks where entrance fee is applicable
  • Bhutan Visa Fee of USD 40 per person and it is Non-Refundable