1. Our Pricing Equals Top Quality.
For over 14 years we have consistently provided a high quality of guide & driver courtesy of our Bhutan partners BTCL and Aman Resorts. This has been crucial to the fantastic feedback we regularly receive from our returning clients and is a fundamental component of any Bhutan experience.
A recent survey of foreign visitors, released by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) indicated almost 19% of international visitors purchased their Bhutan package directly from a small local operator inside Bhutan who had discounted the Government nightly tariff. The TCB confirmed the discounted offers lead directly to unsatisfied visitors who were provided with “substandard services and facilities”.
Not only do you get a second class Bhutan experience by taking the cheaper option – we are also aware that some visitors are asked for more monies on arrival and during their supposedly “prepaid” tour.
2. You Are Fully Protected.
Bhutan & Beyond is a trading entity of Wholesale Travel Service Pty Ltd which is in turn is wholly owned by prestigious parent company MTA Travel (Mobile Travel Agents Australia). The benchmark for consumer protection in Australia, since travel agent licensing was abolished, is called ATAS which is operated by AFTA – Australian Federation of Travel Agents. ATAS stands for AFTA Travel Agents Accreditation and only those travel companies which fulfill the strict criteria from AFTA are awarded an ATAS accreditation. Learn more here.
3. Everything from A-Z.
Bhutan & Beyond can handle all your travel arrangements ex Australia including insurance & stopovers. In Bhutan we offer everything from cultural touring to trekking, luxury journeys to motorcycling, Yoga retreats and much more. We are also active in Nepal, India, Tibet & Cambodia and enjoy excellent & enduring relationships with key partners in each destination.
4. Exclusive Bhutan Partnership:
Bhutan & Beyond has an exclusive contract to represent Bhutan Tourism Corporation Ltd (BTCL) in Australia & New Zealand. BTCL is the oldest travel operator in Bhutan, and is extremely trustworthy, offering quality guides, vehicles and an exceptional level of expertise. BEWARE… you risk a lower quality guide, driver, vehicle and hotel if you book through some local Bhutan operators you might find on-line at a discount price.
5. Bhutan Experts for 14 Years.
Bhutan & Beyond, established in 2003, has pioneered independent travel to Bhutan and & has sent over 4000 Australians and other nationalities to the Kingdom. Our clients benefit directly from our close supplier relationships, regular visits & expertise in this region.
And we have had so many very, very happy customers. Check out our Testimonials web page.
6. We are a Charitable Bunch:
Bhutan & Beyond send 1% of our revenue to charity in Bhutan via the Tarayana Dragons charity group with whom we have the deepest love & respect. The Dragons have been helping the most vulnerable villagers in remote locations for many years and do a remarkable job. Therefore all our clients are contributors to charity in the Kingdom even before they have arrived.
7. We Visit Regularly:
We love Bhutan and we’re always up to speed too! Bhutan & Beyond staff make annual visits to Bhutan to keep pace with tourism developments for your benefit. Our tours and itineraries are fine-tuned each year based on the best options available, the prevailing conditions and utilizing any new hotels that come up to our standards.
8. Luxury You’ll Love:
Bhutan & Beyond has exceptional relationships with all the luxury resorts in Bhutan featuring the 5 sensational Amankora Luxury Lodges, Uma COMO Punakha & Paro, Zhiwa Ling Resort Paro, Terma Linca Resort & Spa Thimphu, Taj Tashi Thimphu, Dhensa Resort Punakha and Gangtey Lodge in the remote Phobjikha valley.
9. Call Us The Innovators:
Bhutan & Beyond, along with our partner BTCL, helped pioneer motorcycling tours inside Bhutan and also more recently the introduction of Farm House stays. And we are working on more exciting things to come.
10. Suit Yourself:
Bhutan & Beyond tailor our tours to suit individual needs and, where possible, avoid longer drives and offer more usable time in each valley than many competitor itineraries. We will handcraft the perfect itinerary for you. BEWARE: We are often dismayed at how badly constructed Bhutan tour itineraries offered by many tour companies are. Bhutan & Beyond strive to ensure the perfect balance between seeing as much as possible at a realistic pace, for maximum enjoyment.
11. Simply The Best:
Bhutan & Beyond pride ourselves in offering excellent, speedy and expert service to ensure you will enjoy a very rewarding journey. No matter where you reside in the world we can facilitate your visit to Bhutan (India & Bangladeshi nationals excepted) with ease.