We strongly recommend you to use a licensed and legitimate tour operator for your travel as it can enhance your travel experience, reduce stress and provide access to unique opportunities.
Tour operators in Bhutan are heavily regulated by the government to ensure safety of the visitors without compromising the quality and standards set by the government, offering you the best value for the money you spend.
Through the tour operators, you have access to standardized and unbiased information, new products and packages. Tour operators serve as a one-stop shop, where you can avail every service related to your travel, including visa and permit processing, airline ticketings, food and accomodation, transportation and host of other activities to make your travel memorable.
Tour operators are constantly communicating with the travel community, thus giving travellers the most up to date info on airlines, hotels, car, travel visas, local traditions and customs, local laws, what to wear/ not to wear and other travel services to consider as traveler plan their trip. Well-informed tourists, with minimum impact on our culture, environment and social aspects.  Tourists using tour operators experiences the value of GNH. Tour operators serve as a consumer advocate to help you resolve issues during your travel and arrange necessary kit and logistics for travellers with special needs.
Following are some of the benefits of using a tour operator to travel

  1. Choice: Tour operators offer an array of options and price quotes for you to make easy decisions.

  2. Expert Guidance: Tour operators have the expertise in planning your trip based on your interest and make your travel an everlasting memoir.

  3. Customer Service: Tour operators offer that “personal touch” and advice that any AI driven platform cannot provide.

  4. Travel Documentation: Tour operators can help to prepare and organize all your necessary documents that you may need to travel. 

  5. Local Traditions: Travel agents will provide you with all the necessary information on local traditions and customs of places you are visiting, so you make a good impression.

  6. Local Laws: Travel agents are aware of local laws and legislations so that you don’t come in conflict with laws.

  7. Value for Your Money Spent: They have access to all sorts deals ranging from flights to hotels to restaurant recommendations. 

  8. Tourist Attractions: Travel agents can give you a list of all the not-to-miss spots: such as parks, museums, nature preserves, and historical locations.

  9. Trip cancellation: If you have used a travel agent they are the only person you need to call, should you choose to cancel or alter your travel plans.

  10. Personalized Trips: Travel agents can prepare you a personalized trip based on where you want to go and what you want to do. 

  11. Discounts: Travel agents are the go- to source for discounted trips and special offers.

  12. Travel Times: Travel experts know what dates you should avoid and can help you plan your trip accordingly.

  13. Avoid Unexpected Expenses: Travel agents will be able to inform you about expenses you will incur on your trip, even ones you might never expect. 

  14. Exchange Rate Knowledge: Travel agents are provide accurate exchange rates.

  15. What to Pack: Some activities you choose to partake in may require different layers of clothing throughout the day. Your travel agent can advise you on what to bring.

  16. Where to Shop: Travel agents can offer excellent advice on where to shop.

  17. Avoid Scams: Travel agents can make sure that what you are seeing beforehand is what you get.

  18. Detailed Itineraries: Your travel agent can help you plan out your trip day- by -day to give you a good mix of fun and relaxation.

  19. Financial Planning: Travel experts can help you to create a budget to stick to while you are on your trip.

  20. It Makes Traveling Easy: Once you find a good travel agent, your dream vacation is just a phone call away.

Tour operators in Bhutan
Bhutan has strict regulations to ensure that tour operators maintain high standards of service, safety, and authenticity.These regulations cover aspects such as pricing, quality of services, and adherence to sustainable practices.
Bhutanese tour operators operate under the guidance of Department of Tourism and ABTO, ensuring that they meet the necessary licensing requirements and maintain the highest standards of professionalism and expertise. You can find the list of certified tour operators here. DOT Certified List (storyblok.com)

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