Looking to press pause on your daily hustle and spend some quality, quiet time with your partner? Come with us on a road trip to one of the most popular hill stations in Pakistan, Murree. Witness the best strokes of Mother Nature in Murree as you get your zen back at cozy yet luxe hotels located in the heart of the region embraced by peaks and lush greenery. We have upped the game in this package by adding the most comfortable yet luxurious hotels and top of the line transportation to the mix. Just breathe, relax, and enjoy this off time! Murree is home to many cultural bazaars brimming with ethnically rich ornaments, home decor pieces such as rugs and mats, clothing, and accessories. Do you feel the calm taking over already? All you must do is book the tour, book a plane ticket and let us do what we do best i.e. making sure you get the deluxe vacation you deserve. Here is a complete itinerary of the trip to help you get into the vacation mood.
Guests will be picked up from Islamabad Airport and transported to Serena Hotel, Islamabad. Check-in and rest at leisure or explore the on-site amenities. Blow off some post-travel steam at the fully-equipped gym or take a dip in the pool to refresh your senses. We will visit Monal, a restaurant located on top of Margalla Hills, that comes with a spectacular view of the valley as twilight pours over the thick forests surrounding the urban center. Enjoy bite-sized goodies while the fresh, cool wind from the valley makes al fresco experience almost meditative. While you are in the area, take a quick visit to Daman-e-Koh which is a hilltop garden and viewing point that overlooks the thick forests of Islamabad. Ask your tour guides to take you to the Pakistan Monument a national landmark and heritage museum that is considered a symbol of the unity of Pakistani people. Located on Shakarparian Hills, the monument s architecture is inspired by the designs typical of the 16th century Mughal Era. A lavish dinner boasting Pakistan s culinary expertise will be served at Dawat an onsite restaurant at Serena Hotel Islamabad. Feel the distinct flavor of Pakistani spices in your mouth as you chat with your tour mates over dinner.
After breakfast, you will depart to Ayubia for a pipeline walk. The travel time from Islamabad to Ayubia is approximately 2 hours and the journey itself is nothing short of a fairytale as you ascend into the hills. Take deep breaths and feel the tranquility of the region. The path we take follows the pipeline from Donga Gali to Ayubia and makes for a pleasant trek for guests who want to explore the spirit of the region. Enjoy a tryst with mountains, greenery, and wildlife on your way. Tour guides will direct you to one of the highlights of the area, where you d find lift chairs that offer a panoramic view of the thick forests Ayubia is surrounded by. Rest at leisure here and enjoy local snacks as your eyes feast on the heavily forested valley. The day will end with you checking in at Pearl Continental Bhurban. The Royal Suites feature two bedrooms, a living room and an en-suite Jacuzzi that redefines luxury for our guests. Pearl Continental offers premium facilities such as individual climate control, in-room safe, and a minibar for your comfort. Rest at your leisure before diving into the goodness of fresh seafood marinated in local spices and cooked to perfection at Nadia Caf . The Nadia Caf franchise serves one of the best gourmet biryani in the whole country. But that is just our opinion.
After breakfast we will venture out to exercise our trekking muscle. Today s excursion will take us to the top of the highest hill in the region, Mushkpuri Peak, which is almost 2,800 above sea level. We will carry our day pack and lunch along to be consumed at the top with an awe-inspiring view of the surroundings. This is approximately 3 hours easy trekking and is extremely rewarding for the nature lover in you. Mushkpuri is part of the Ayubia National Park and if we are lucky we might even spot a few animals in their natural habitat. Descend to the road end and drive back to Pearl Continental Bhurban. Take this drive which will approximately 1 hour 30 minutes long to take pictures of this region and let the therapeutic cold winds work their magic on your nerves.
The guests will be served a wholesome breakfast after which they can rest until check-out. After check-out, we will leave for Murree a mountain resort town almost 30 minutes away from Bhurban. We will start our journey of Murree with a walk between the two most popular commercial points Pindi Point and the Kashmir Point. You can ride the chairlifts at Pindi Point for a view of the pine tree and snowcapped valleys. Along the way we will walk through the buzzing Mall Road Bazaar for some great buys, lively shop sellers, and a great street food atmosphere. We will stop for lunch at Red Onions. This eatery dates back more than 60 years and was one of the earliest venues for socialites visiting the hill station in the 60s. You will find also find the British Era Trinity Church opposite to this eatery. Continue the Mall road walk and buy shawls, trendy textiles, arts & crafts, accessories, fragrances, honey, spices. We will reach Kashmir point and check-in at the Governor House Murree for our stay. This state-building was converted to a boutique heritage resort in 2019. Relax here like royalty, lounge around with your travel mates in the lavish living quarters, swoon to live music in the corridors and enjoy your meals in the royal dining halls.
After breakfast, the guests can rest until check-out. You will leave for Islamabad after check-out. The travel time from Murree to Islamabad is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes which gives you enough time to unplug, relax, and reflect. Enjoy the fresh cool winds of the mountains and valleys as we head back to the capital. Check-in at Serena Hotel, Islamabad and prepare to be pampered. We have procured exclusive Maisha Spa passes for our guests to serve as a perfect ending to meditative journey. Let the professional at the spa take care of your soul with Himalayan Rock Salt Journey a treatment made with rock salt obtained from Khewra Salt Mines. You can also opt to steam away from your exhaustion in the on-site sauna. End the day with a quick tour to Faisal Mosque one of the largest mosques in Pakistan. Get up-close and personal with Pakistani spirituality and leave with a sense of spiritual awakening. The mosque is a treat for the mind as well as the eyes. Architecture lovers would enjoy its unique mix of contemporary and Islamic design. An extravagant meal will be served at the hotel.
After breakfast, rest until check-out and then depart for Islamabad Airport to catch your flight back home. This package is nothing short of a meditative experience and is perfect for the couples looking for a retreat where they can reconnect with nature and each other. *This leisurely trip can be extended upon request. The itinerary can be added on and customized to your fit.
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