Zone of Peace
Big Five Offers New Look at Ancient Lands of Tibet, Nepal & Bhutan
Big Five Tours & Expeditions launches a 16-day new program, The Last
Shangri-La that explores the ancient lands of Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan.
Stuart, FL (PRWEB) May 23, 2007 -- Big Five Tours & Expeditions launches a
16-day new program, The Last Shangri-La that explores the ancient lands of
Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan.
The program focuses on the cultural landscapes as much as on the dramatic
physical landscapes of three remarkable countries, which most travelers have
yet to experience. Guests savor the privilege of entering the home of a
Tibetan family to witness everyday life of these modest people. Travelers
stop at Tibetan Refugee Camp to meet carpet weavers. As they travel Nepal,
they encounter skilled craftspeople of Nepal's cultural and artistic capital
of ancient Patan; and tour a Bhutan painting school, where children still
learn the ancient techniques of Thangka painting. Cultural tours to Nepal's
remote villages to visit indigenous Tharu people can also be arranged upon
All this is experienced among some of the most stunning scenery in the
world, ranging from ancient Lhasa, the fabled "City of the Sun," to the
jungles of Nepal's Chitwan National Park to Bhutan's pristine heart in the
"This program allows our guests the opportunity to encounter three
extraordinary countries and explore different forms and interpretations of
Buddhism as well as learn about the traditional, pastoral lifestyles that
have been lost to commercialization in much of the developed world," said
Laura Culver, Director of Global Product Development for Big Five.
The new, 16-day The Last Shangri-La starts at $7,490 per person, double
occupancy, and covers land arrangements only, which includes internal Asia
flights as specified in the itinerary; all hotel taxes and service charges;
meals as indicated, hotel/airport transfers; all sightseeing as indicated,
and much more. The tour begins in Beijing, China and concludes in Bangkok,
Thailand. Prices are valid until October 31, 2007.
Big Five Tours & Expeditions, voted Travel+Leisure's "2007 World's Best
Value" for Tour Operator & Safari Outfitter, is a premium soft adventure
tour operator offering luxury guided travel to Africa, Asia & South Pacific,
Orient, South & Central America, Arctic & Antarctica.
For more information, contact Deborah Kilcollins, Communications Liaison,
(800) 244 3483 , ext. 2214 (772) 287 7995, ext. 2214.
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