1. Our Pricing Equals Top Quality.
For over 12 years we have consistently provided a high quality of guide & driver courtesy of our Bhutan partners BTCL. 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 parent company MTA Travel. The new benchmark for consumer protection in Australia, since travel agent licensing was abolished 2 years ago, 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. The ATAS membership number for MTA Travel is A10541. Learn more here.
3. Everything from A-Z.
B & B 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.
4. Exclusive Bhutan Partnership:
B & B 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.
5. Bhutan Experts for 12 Years.
Bhutan & Beyond (B & B), established in 2003, pioneered independent travel to Bhutan and & has sent over 1600 Australians and other nationalities to the Kingdom. Our clients benefit directly from our close association & expertise with this region.
6. We are a charitable bunch:
B & B send 1% of our revenue to charity in Bhutan via the Bhutan Dragons charity motorcycle club. Therefore all our clients are contributors to charity in the Kingdom even before they have arrived.
7. We Go Regularly:
We love Bhutan and we’re up to speed too! B & B staff make annual visits to Bhutan to keep pace with developments for your benefit. Our tours and itineraries are fine-tuned each year based on the best options available.
8. Luxury You’ll Love:
B & B has exceptional relationships with all the luxury resorts in Bhutan featuring the 5 sensational Amankora Luxury Lodges, Uma by COMO Punakha & Paro, Zhiwa Ling Paro, Taj Tashi Thimphu and Gangtey Goenpa Lodge in Phobjikha valley.
9. Call Us The Innovators:
B & B, 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:
B & B 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 tour itineraries offered by many tour companies are. B & B strive to ensure the perfect balance between seeing as much as possible but at a realistic pace for maximum enjoyment.
11. Simply The Best:
B & B pride ourselves in offering excellent, speedy and expert service to ensure you will enjoy a very rewarding journey.