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December 14, 2010. (Paro, Bhutan)—Imagine centuries-old monasteries, emerald forests and colourful Buddhist celebrations – welcome to Bhutan.
Uma Paro, Bhutan offers a series of all-inclusive small group adventures to provide easy access to this breathtaking, remote country that has remained largely untouched by tourism.
For 2011, guests can choose from a selection of interesting itineraries that include activities as diverse as mountain biking and photography. These Adventure Retreats are ideal for single travellers wanting to join a group, or small private groups looking for a complete, well-priced package.
The Hidden Kingdom of Bhutan and the Punakha Festival – February 10th to 20th, 2011. Ten night full-board package (four nights at local hotels, six nights at Uma Paro).
Bhutan Through a Lens – June 22nd to 29th and November 2nd to 9th, 2011. Seven night full-board photographic adventure (five nights Uma Paro, two nights at local hotels).
The Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan and the Jhomalhari Trek – June 8th to 20th and November 2nd to 14th, 2011. Twelve night full-board package (six nights camping and six nights at Uma Paro).
Mountains and Monasteries: Bhutan by Bike – July 19th to 26th, 2011. Seven night full-board package (two nights local hotels, five nights Uma Paro).
Ride the Thunder Dragon: Bhutan by Bike – August 9th to 19th, 2011. Ten night full-board package (four nights at local hotels, six nights at Uma Paro).
To find out more about these Adventure Retreats as well as other packages and promotions, visit www.uma.paro.como.bz. Uma Paro can provide extensive travel assistance, including advice on visas and Drukair flights into Bhutan.
Understanding Uma: Uma means ‘Living House’ in Bahasa, the Indonesian national language. Developed by COMO Hotels and Resorts, Uma properties are located in unspoilt, inland locations. They are also ecologically aware. Every aspect of an Uma resort is infused with indigenous attributes, from design to cuisine to local staff knowledge. The intention is to immerse guests in the textural richness of the resort’s carefully chosen region – from culture to religion and landscape – offering the dual experience of escape and adventure. This is complemented by the holistic core of the COMO Shambhala philosophy, featuring Yoga and Asian-inspired therapies. Uma Paro’s sister resort, Uma Ubud, is located in Bali. For more information, visit www.uma.paro.como.bz