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New Flight Routes Available to Bhutan Starting Fall 2012

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New Flight Routes Available to Bhutan Starting Fall 2012

(THIMPHU, BHUTAN, June 22, 2012) – The Tourism Council of Bhutan is pleased to announce that Drukair, the Royal Bhutan Airlines, will begin offering service into Paro International Airport in Bhutan via Singapore and Mumbai starting September 1, 2012.   “On behalf of the Tourism Council of Bhutan, we are thrilled to offer travelers these additional avenues through which they can visit our magnificent country,” said Mr. Kesang Wangdi, Director General, Tourism Council of Bhutan. “The new flight connections through Singapore and Mumbai...

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Bhutan, The Paro Festival

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The Paro Festival is one of the most important in the whole of Bhutan. At this Buddhist festival masked dances performed by trained monks depict events from the life of the eighth century Buddhist teacher, Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava). This guru is revered because he founded Tantric Buddhism, which would gradually evolve into Tibetan Buddhism over the following 400 years. He established a number of temples and monasteries, including the famous Taktshang monastery built high on a cliff face above the Paro Valley, close to where the dancing...

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Bicycle Tour of Bhutan

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KE Adventure Travel tours the land of the Thunder Dragon with ‘once in a lifetime’ bicycle traverse of Bhutan This legendary route includes high mountain passes, timeless Buddhist villages, and the heart of Himalayan culture The Thunder Dragon tour, a once-in-a-lifetime bicycle traverse of Bhutan, returns to KE Adventure Travel for three dates in 2008. Originally developed through a personal relationship with the King of Bhutan, the Thunder Dragon tour was pioneered by KE in 1999, becoming an icon of adventure travel in a land that actively...

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Asia and Boundless Journeys

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STOWE, Vermont — Active itineraries. Cultural encounters. Authentic experiences. Boundless Journeys offers The World’s Great Adventures for travelers interested in a diverse variety of activities, from walking tours and hiking vacations, to sea kayaking adventures, cultural journeys, and more. Adventure travel company Boundless Journeys focuses on unique paths and rare experiences, with flexible itineraries, small groups, and expert local guides. Offering more than 30 journeys spanning five continents, Boundless Journeys has an...

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Boundless Journeys Savings

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June 27, 2007 – STOWE, VT — Boundless Journeys offers more than 30 worldwide small-group, active adventures. Following is just a small selection ― for full details, request a catalog by calling 1-800-941-8010 or visit www.boundlessjourneys.com. SAVE BIG ON THE FOLLOWING ADVENTURES:* Utah: The Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion; September 3-8 or September 30-October 5, now just $2095 per person (save $200 per person). Boundless Journeys’ expert local guides share their favorite hidden slot canyons and trails in the great parks of...

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Greaves Adds Sri Lanka and Bhutan

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Chicago – June 4th, 2007 – Greaves Tours has created two new tours to meet a growing demand for travel to Sri Lanka and Bhutan. The 10 day ‘The Emerald Island of Sri Lanka‘ and a 14-day ‘The Land of the Thunder Dragon’ are a splendid addition to the luxury tour operators existing portfolio specializing in exquisite travel to India. Prices lead in at US$3,668.00 & US$6,891.00. Reservations: www.greavesindia.com; tel: 800-318-7801. Palm fringed beaches, Giant Buddhas, elephant, leopard and tea!… Greaves’ new...

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Seven Remote Journeys with International Expeditions

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BIRMINGHAM, AL, January 30, 2007 – Not everyone knows what it’s like to sleep under Gobi Desert stars, and not many have witnessed the amazing spectacles put forth by man and nature in Papua New Guinea and Patagonia. Adventurers with International Expeditions, however, are among the few privileged with access to such less-traveled corners of the planet. For these intrepid souls, seven ultra-remote 2007 adventures, from the southernmost tip of South America to the remote South Pacific, are showcased in a new “Far-Flung Journeys” brochure. For...

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“Vanishing Cultures” with Smithsonian Journeys

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Washington, DC, October 31, 2006 – Tracing a legendary journey to the most fascinatingly different peoples and pockets of cultural diversity in some of the world’s most splendidly isolated places takes time, inside access and imagination – all three of which will be in generous supply on Smithsonian Journeys’ epic adventure: “Vanishing Cultures Around the World” private jet expedition, September 29 – October 20, 2007. From the Sami nomads of Finnish Lapland to the wandering tribes of the Mongolian Steppes to the Naxi matriarchs of China’s...

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Asia Transpacific’s Fall Tours

Posted by on 7:37 am in Announcements, Bhutan News, Cambodia News, China News, India News, Laos News, Myanmar News, Thailand News, Vietnam News | 0 comments

BOULDER, CO, May 5 – Folks have different expectations of luxury when it comes to vacation travel. For some it’s highest possible thread counts and staff waiting to be in service outside a guest room door. For others luxury means leaving no stone unturned regarding the possibilities of learning about a new culture, about experiences that go far beyond the expectations of guidebooks to delve into the heart and soul of a country. That’s when a company such as Asia Transpacific Journeys (ATJ) comes into play. After 18 years of...

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Mongolia Sizzles with 2006 Tours

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Monroe Township, NJ – In their pursuit of unspoiled beauty and less-traveled regions, cultural and adventure travelers have a globe full of options, but few as reliable as Mongolia. Bathed in ancient history, fascinating culture, jaw-dropping and widely varied scenic beauty—from the wind-swept, fossil-rich Gobi Desert to forested mountains and crystal blue waters—Mongolia is a soul-stirring experience from touch-down to take-off. There’s no better way to experience this land-lock country and its Central Asian neighbors than with...

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