It is not difficult to obtain a tourist visa for Bhutan; visa applications to Bhutan are usually processed within 2-3 working days. However, Bhutan is somewhat unique in that you must book travel through a local tour operator or international partner. The tour operator will take care of all the major arrangements including booking flights, all internal transport, accommodations, meal arrangements, and coordinating a licensed tour guide. In Bhutan there is also a minimum daily package for tourists, which includes all internal taxes and charges. Full payment of travel to and within Bhutan is required before a visa is being processed and must received approximately two weeks prior to departure and must be received via wire transfer to the Tour operator’s account so that the tour operator can transfer to Tourism Council of Bhutan.