Should I visit Bhutan with a tour operator? Or should I travel on my own?
Are you feeling overwhelmed with this questions?
Yes, I know your feelings and exactly you are at the right place. This post will help you decide and learn the advantages of visiting Bhutan with a local tour operator.
Let’s get started.
1. To Learn More
Let me ask you a question. “Why are you visiting Bhutan?”
To learn the new culture, explore the unique traditions, learn histories and know the stories behind the mystical serenities. Is that right? And who has the knowledge of all the destinations? Obviously your local tour operator.
If you are traveling to Bhutan to learn more and enhance your life skills and knowledge, then you should travel with a local tour operator. Otherwise, with the limited guide books and online resources, you won’t be learning any if you travel on your own.
2. There is no system to hire a Local Guide separately
With the above-mentioned reason to travel with a local tour operator, you must be thinking of hiring a local guide separately.
Well, I got some bad news. Unlike in India and rest of the countries, Bhutan does not have a system of hiring a local guide separately. If you want to learn more from a local guide, the only option is to visit Bhutan with a tour operator, who arranges a Local guide inclusively in your tour packages.
3. Save time
Time is money at the end, you know that already.
Yes, you can save a hell lot of time if you travel with a local tour operator.
Just think, the time you will need to wait in queue among 10,000+ others for your permits approval (some travelers mentioned about waiting 3-4 days in a queue at 6 AM in the morning).
Not only with that, you will require time to reach Taxi parking and bus stands and to search or book to reach your destinations. And finally, you will be wasting time asking around to the people to learn about the destinations you are at. And you have to book accommodations as well.
In the other way round, if you visit Bhutan with a tour operator, your permits will be processed by the tour operator representatives. Even more, if you opt for 3-star accommodations and above, your VISA/entry permits will be processed online (which can be issued only by an authorized tour operator, and Rab-Zhe Bhutan Tours are one of them.) You don’t have to worry anything about getting permits if you travel with us. And you will have plenty of time to enjoy Mystical Bhutan.
Okay, this is getting exciting.
If you visit Bhutan with a tour operator, you don’t have to worry about transportations and accommodations. You will be received from the airport, drop to hotels, all internal sightseeing transportations, and then back to the airport at the end of the tours, it will be covered.
And, your hotel reservations will be done by us priorly confirming the tour packages by you.
Just sit back, relax and enjoy the silent serenity of the Kingdom of Bhutan.
4. Hassle Free and Save Money
What do you think? Can you save money by traveling to Bhutan by your own?
Let’s imagine a scenario.
- You booked flight tickets which you have to pay commission for flight ticketing agent.
- Hire a taxi for pick up and drop to airport and for internal sight seeing, most probably you will be taking different Taxi and for each, you will be paying extra. Which adds cost to your budget for visiting Bhutan.
- For booking hotels, you will have to pay taxes and commission to the third party or hotel personnel themselves. Adding cost.
- And you need to pay fees for entry permits, entry fees for museums and monuments, everything separately.
Doesn’t it sound so complicated? And importantly you are paying extra commission, taxes, and fees in each step which adds in your budget to visit Bhutan.
But if you travel to Bhutan with a tour operator, you just have to pay the amount for the tour packages.
And most of the tour operators including us, do not charge any extra as we get the commission from Hotels, Taxis, and Airlines. You just have to pay for the services you get. So if you are thinking of traveling Bhutan on your own to save money, then you are at the wrong point.
Travel with us and leave your hassle to us. We will be arranging everything mentioned at one price.
Just grab your backpack and cameras, Save money, and Travel hassle free.
5. Support and Customer Care
If in case, you need support or help in the middle of your tour. Where and what you will do if you travel on your own? Will you get all the support and customer care? Well, if you travel with a local tour operator, your guide, your driver and your tour manager will be there to support and ask help with whatever you are in need.
Therefore, with the above-mentioned reasons, it is always wise to visit Bhutan with a tour operator. I hope this post has cleared your doubts and helped you, you are always welcomed to leave a comment below and to know further.
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