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East Himalayan eco-adventures with Jet Airways

Jet Airways has developed a series of Eco Adventures - packages aimed at encouraging globetrotters from Singapore to try out an alternative type of travel. Packages are designed in a way to incorporate a strong sense of volunteer ism coupled with sightseeing in a stunning landscape of majestic mountains, gorgeous lakes, quaint villages and serene monasteries.

Incorporating the three core objectives of social responsibility, environmental policy and economic sustainability, the packages are aimed at travelers in search of meaningful and fulfilling holidays.
Planned by local ecotourism experts with the aim of showcasing the best natural and cultural heritage of their region in a responsible manner, the packages range from nine days to 14 days focusing on destinations in the North East of India such as Darjeeling, Tinchulay Eco Village, Pelling, Gangtok and Neora Valley via Delhi. Some of the itinerary highlights include:

* In Darjeeling - the world renowned Toy Train, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) and the Darjeeling Zoo which boasts the Red Pandas, unique to North East India and their Animal Conservation Initiatives.
* The quaint Tinchulay Eco Village - declared a model village by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) India - in recognition of the efforts put in to develop sustainable agriculture
* Pelling, in the Himalayan Kingdom of Sikkim - one of the most spectacular views of Mt. Khanchendzonga, the third highest mountain in the world; Pemayangtse Monastery and the Khecheopalri 'wishing' Lake.
* Neora Valley Jungle Camp - a unique Eco Lodge where visitors dine on organic food sourced from neighbouring villages and volunteer at the local Kolbung Primary school where students study in a wooden hut without furniture or electricity.

Packages start from S$2,888 for a nine-day tour. A discount of S$200 per couple will be given to bookings made during the NATAS Fair 26-28 February. Jet Airways has developed a series of Eco Adventures - packages aimed at encouraging globetrotters from Singapore to try out an alternative type of travel. Packages are designed in a way to incorporate a strong sense of volunteer ism coupled with sightseeing in a stunning landscape of majestic mountains, gorgeous lakes, quaint villages and serene monasteries.

Incorporating the three core objectives of social responsibility, environmental policy and economic sustainability, the packages are aimed at travelers in search of meaningful and fulfilling holidays.
Planned by local ecotourism experts with the aim of showcasing the best natural and cultural heritage of their region in a responsible manner, the packages range from nine days to 14 days focusing on destinations in the North East of India such as Darjeeling, Tinchulay Eco Village, Pelling, Gangtok and Neora Valley via Delhi. Some of the itinerary highlights include:

* In Darjeeling - the world renowned Toy Train, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) and the Darjeeling Zoo which boasts the Red Pandas, unique to North East India and their Animal Conservation Initiatives.
* The quaint Tinchulay Eco Village - declared a model village by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) India - in recognition of the efforts put in to develop sustainable agriculture
* Pelling, in the Himalayan Kingdom of Sikkim - one of the most spectacular views of Mt. Khanchendzonga, the third highest mountain in the world; Pemayangtse Monastery and the Khecheopalri 'wishing' Lake.
* Neora Valley Jungle Camp - a unique Eco Lodge where visitors dine on organic food sourced from neighbouring villages and volunteer at the local Kolbung Primary school where students study in a wooden hut without furniture or electricity.

Packages start from S$2,888 for a nine-day tour. A discount of S$200 per couple will be given to bookings made during the NATAS Fair 26-28 February.