“Our beloved King has chosen to marry one of us and not someone from a far away land,” says Lakey Wangmo, CEO and founder BhutanTravelAgency.com
Thimphu, Bhutan (PRWEB) June 22, 2011
Yetis & Dragons, a leading Bhutan Travel agency and tour operator located on the worldwide web at http://www.BhutanTravelAgency.com has announced a full line-up of special Bhutan Royal Wedding travel packages for the month of October 2011. The travel itinerary for these Bhutan holiday packages have been scheduled to coincide with the upcoming wedding of the King of Bhutan, His Royal Highness Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck.
In the wake of the British royal wedding held recently, the King of Bhutan His Majesty Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck announced his plans to wed Ms. Jetsun Pema, a highly accomplished and much admired young lady from the capital Thimphu, who does not share a royal lineage with the King. According to her official biography, the future Queen of Bhutan is the 2nd among 5 children of Dhondup Gyaltshen. Jetsun Pema is a keen student of painting and the fine arts. The King and the Queen both share a passion for the sport of basketball. The announcement of the royal wedding has generated great excitement among the people of Bhutan and the rest of the world alike.
“We at BhutanTravelAgency have been inundated with special travel requests from all over the world,” says Lakey Wangmo, CEO and founder of Yetis & Dragons Bhutan Travel Agency, who is herself very excited about the upcoming royal wedding. “Our beloved King has chosen to marry one of us and not someone from a far away land,” she adds with much fervor and a dose of enthusiasm thrown in.
The Magic of Bhutan and the Royal Wedding
The company has announced two full-service Bhutan tour packages which match both the spirit and the ambience of the much-awaited occasion. Both packages are specially designed around the time of the royal wedding with a view to maximizing the guest experience of the royal wedding which will take place in the month of October 2011.
Royal Wedding Enchantment
The first package, appropriately named Royal Wedding Enchantment, is a basic week-long tour of Bhutan centered around the capital city and its surrounding areas. Guests will be provided opportunities to participate in the wedding festivities organised by the locals as a gesture of their love & affection towards the king. Arrangements are being made for the company’s guests to witness the festivities around in full color, these festivities can be local festivals, mass gatherings for showing the respect to the king, groups meeting & singing in happiness, all in all events which are born out of immense joy which every Bhutanese has already started to feel. As soon as the wedding is solemnized, guests will depart on a whirlwind tour of the country and visit many of its temples, fortresses and monasteries located in different cities, and thereby witness festivities in various parts of Bhutan.
Royal Wedding Paramount
The Paramount package is a comprehensive 13-day deluxe luxury tour of the country which provides guests with a unique and unprecedented opportunity to first experience the festivities in the city where the royal wedding will be held in full splendor and then visits several major cities in the country in the aftermath of the royal wedding. The travel itinerary includes visits to Punakha, the former capital, the Bhumtang Valley and the Trongsa district.
Other star attractions of both the 7-day and the 13-day package include:
- Chauffeur-driven private automobile or small luxury mini bus
- English-speaking tour guides and every possible royal wedding commentary
- Prices inclusive of luxury western-style hotel rooms based on double occupancy, three meals and snacks, evening outing and bar hopping too
- Plenty of “me” time woven into the itinerary for R&R, shopping and walks around town
- Special activities for children visiting with their parents including the wearing of traditional and colorful Bhutanese costumes on special wedding days
- Airport pick-up, drop-off and hotel transfers included
Since Bhutan has limited air connectivity with the rest of the world and a huge demand for airline tickets during this period is anticipated, Bhutan Travel Agency recommends that Festive attendees book their Bhutan wedding packages well in advance. Paro International Airport is Bhutan’s only international airport and is serviced exclusively by Druk Air which is Bhutan’s National flag carrier and connects Bhutan to India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Thailand via regular flights.
Bhutan Travel at a Glance
Bhutan is a tiny landlocked kingdom in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas just north of India. It is one of the last remaining monarchies in the world and is popularly referred to as the ‘Last Shangri-la on Earth’ due to its pristine beauty and the carefully preserved culture. Bhutan is a welfare state where the government uses ‘Gross National Happiness’ to measure the nation’s growth. Bhutan travel is an experience in itself. The government of Bhutan limits the number of tourists who visit the nation each year in an effort to preserve its natural heritage and its delicate ecological balance.
There are no visa requirements for Bhutan in the traditional sense of the term. All visas are issued on arrival and are processed in advance by licensed Bhutan tour operators. Guests are asked to initiate the process well in advance of their arrival dates and submit the visa forms to their tour operators for all members of the group at the same time with the official Bhutan visa fee of approximately US $20 payable in advance either with a credit card or wire transfer paid preferably along with the package costs.
About Yetis & Dragons Bhutan Travel Agency
Yetis & Dragons is a Thimphu-based full service Bhutan travel agency and licensed Bhutan tour operator which offers individual, group and corporate travel opportunities in Bhutan. Found on the Worldwide Web at http://www.BhutanTravelAgency.com, the company also offers Bhutan packages that can be fully customized in accordance with the requirements of both individuals as well as groups wishing to explore the country’s yet untouched and preserved beauty. The company welcomes sales inquiries from potential partners and resellers. All travel Bhutan services are provided in-house by a dedicated and highly experienced team of 120 full-time and part-time employees.
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Media contact: Lakey Wangmo