Tour payment

Advance payment for the entire tour and Druk Air in must be sent to Holiday Maker Tours & Travels by bank transfer, at least 2 months in advance prior to date of arrival, as your visa is cleared by the Government on receipt of advance payment only. For high season travel (January – June: Sept – Dec), it is advisable to remit payment for Druk Air flights 3 months in advance. This will help us to obtain confirmed seats on the requested flights. Please note all tour operators in Bhutan are subject to the following payment procedure and you can be assured of total security when using this payment method.

Once you confirm your trip with us and on receipt of our invoice, the tour payment maybe remitted to the following overseas bank account, maintained by Bhutan National Bank in New York

 

Bank Address

Citibank NA,
111 Wall Street
19th Floor,
New York
NY 10043 USA
Beneficiary Bank Bhutan National Bank
P.O Box 439,
Thimphu, Bhutan
 Account No  36023474
Swift Code CITIUS 33
 ABA No  0210-0008-9
 Chips Routing No  008
Ultimate Beneficiary Account No: 0100038332001
Holiday Maker Tours & Travels maintained with Bhutan National Bank, Thimphu Bhutan

Please remit the payment in favor of Bhutan National Bank indicating ultimate beneficiary as Holiday Maker Tours & Travels and kindly fax or email remittance copy for us to trace the payment.


Customs

All visitors are required to complete the passenger declaration form upon arrival at Paro Airport. The following articles are exempted from customs duty:
a) Personal effects for daily use.
b) 2 liters of alcohol; 400 cigarettes and 150 grams of pipe tobacco.
c) Instruments, apparatus or appliances for professional use.
d) Photographic equipment, video cameras and other electronic goods.

Those articles described in section (c) and (d) must be declared on the declaration form. If these items are disposed off in Bhutan by sale or gift they become liable for customs duty. On departure, visitors are required to surrender their forms to the Customs authorities. Import and export of arms, ammunition, explosives, narcotics and drugs and wildlife products are strictly prohibited.

Import/export restrictions
Import/export of the following goods is strictly prohibited:
a)     Arms, ammunitions and explosives
b)    All narcotics and drugs except medically prescribed drugs
c)     Wildlife products, especially those of endangered species
d)    Antiques.

Imports of plants, soils etc. are subject to quarantine regulations. These items must be declared on arrival. Visitors are advised to be cautious in purchasing old and used items, especially of religious or cultural significance as customs authorities will not allow any old/used items to be taken out of the country if they have not been certified as non-antique. Our advice should be sought before committing to such purchases.

Coming into Bhutan

Visitors must come through one of registered tour companies in Bhutan with entire land arrangements provided by one and the same operator.

CANCELLATION

Tour Programmes booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows:

  • within 30 days of start of programme ~ no charges
  • within 21 days ~ 10% of rate
  • within 14 days ~ 15% of rate
  • within 7 days ~ 30% of rate
  • less than 7 days or without notice ~ 50% of rate
  • after arrival in Bhutan ~ 100%

DELAYED ARRIVAL

There is no charge for delays in arrival and departure because of weather conditions disrupting flights or road blocks. The tourist must however bear the cost of food, accommodation, transportation, and other services required.