*The land cost is $3380 per person, on a twin-sharing occupancy basis. For single occupancy, add $450 per person.
The cost of the expedition
includes all photo shoots, sightseeing and transfer services as per the itinerary,
all accommodations, all meals (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner),
Bhutan government tariff, entry visa, departure tax, a licensed English-speaking guide,
a driver and vehicle, but does not include a kitty (per person) of $140 for tips and model fees (if any). It does not include any expenses of personal nature,
laundry or any beverages.
The cost of international and Druk Air flights from
the USA (or elsewhere) to and from Bhutan are not included, and must be arranged so that you
arrive in Bhutan on September 23, 2009. Only Druk Air flies in and out of Bhutan, and has flights
from/to Bangkok, Calcutta and Delhi. Druk Air flights can only be booked through a Bhutan travel agent
and are not included in the price of the photo expedition.
A deposit of $300 is required to secure a place on the Land of the Druk Yul
photo expedition. This down payment is fully refundable if notice is given
60 days prior to the departure date. The balance of the cost is due 60 days
prior to departure date.
We will be traveling to areas that are 8000-10,000 feet high. You may experience altitude
sickness on some occasions, so please take appropriate medical advice before travel.
The Travel Agent
Our travel agent is Jachung Travel, a Bhutanese-owned
tour company based in the Bay Area of California in the United States. This is the same company that arranged the 2006 and 2008 photo expeditions to Bhutan.
A Note On Our Hotel Accommodations:
Tourist infrastructure in Bhutan is still in its infancy, and hotel accommodations are rustic.
We shall be staying in small Bhutanese-owned hotel and guesthouses, and while these
accommodations are generally comfortable and clean, the quality will be uneven from
one hotel to the other. All rooms will have private bathrooms.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY
I assume no responsibility for accidents or injury to individuals participating in
the Land of the Druk Yul Photo Expedition 2009. You will be requested to read, accept and sign
an agreement which releases me from any responsibility of liability in the event
of any of the situations mentioned below.
I also assume no responsibility if a traveler is refused entry into a country
for any reason. It is the traveler's sole responsibility to ensure all travel
documents are valid and effective. A passport, valid for six months after
the intended date of return is required in many cases for travel overseas.
Some countries may require visas for US or non-US citizens. Please check with
the corresponding consulates prior to leaving. This is the traveler's responsibility.
I cannot assume any liability whatsoever for injury, sickness, damage, death, loss, accident
or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence of or default of any
travel agent, hotel, carrier, restaurant, company, airline, or person rendering
any of the services included in Land of the Druk Yul Photo Expedition 2009,
or by act of
God, act of war or terrorism. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any
damage, changes or delays due to sickness, pilferage, labor disputes,
machinery breakdown, quarantine, government restraints, weather or other causes
beyond my personal control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional
expense, omissions and schedule changes, forced stopovers, rerouting or acts
of any governments or authority. I reserve the right to decline or accept any
person as a member of any tour or to cancel or alter the tour without notice.
It is also the responsibility of the traveler to keep informed on deposit and
payment date requirements. It is highly recommended that all individuals obtain
adequate travel insurance.