High in the hills

event July 26, 2017 01:00

By The Nation

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Take a break in Switzerland and enjoy the slow pace of life and a stunning view of pasturelands at the Ultima Gstaad luxury boutique hotel, which is welcoming guests with a Summer Suite & Sunday Brunch package until August 31.



Room rates start at CHF690 (Bt24,370) for a one-night stay in a Junior Suite and guests can enjoy two welcome drinks, VIP welcome package, continental breakfast and dinner as well as the Ultima brunch at Duchessa restaurant for two.

Make a reservation at www.UltimaGstaad.com. 

Chiang Mai on three wheels

Award-winning tour operator Diethelm Travel invites visitors to try a new exciting experience: riding Thailand’s iconic Tuk Tuk to explore the rural outskirts of Chiang Mai. One, five and 11-day trips are offered to tourists who fancy travelling on a three-wheeled rickshaw through jungle-covered hills and rice fields, complete with stops in rural villages and an ethical elephant home, a traditional Thai lunch and even bamboo river rafting.

Find out more at www.DiethelmTravel.com.

A journey through time

Wat Sa Si in Sukhothai Historical Park is staging a mini Light and Sound performance on the first Friday of the month until September 7. The colourful show will take visitors back in time to learn about traditions of Sukhothai, Thailand’s capital more than 700 years ago. A special performance will be held on August 12 to mark national Mother’s Day.

Call (055) 616 228-9 (Tourism Authority of Thailand, Sukhothai office) or visit www.TATNews.org for more information.

Amari turns five

Guests can save up 35 per cent when booking their stays at Amari Hua Hin during July 31 to August 5 as the hotel celebrates its fifth anniversary. Guests will be rewarded with daily buffet breakfast for two, a 50 per-cent discount at Breeze Spa, a 20-per-cent discount at Beachfront Restaurant and Shoreline Beach Club, complimentary in-room Wi-Fi access and refreshing welcome drink upon arrival.

The room rates start at Bt1,855-plus for any stay from August 15 to December 20 with Onyx reward members receiving a special room upgrade for free.

Book your stay at (032) 616 600 or email reservations.huahin@amari.com. 

Trouble free, visa free

Thai passengers flying to Dubai with Emirates are now eligible for a free visa for a limited time, making it even easier for travellers to explore the Persian Gulf this summer.

Starting at Bt16,730 for economy class and Bt48,180 in business class, all Thai travellers who book return tickets from Bangkok or Phuket from now to August 14 for travel before the end of November will qualify for the free visa worth Bt3,000.

Online booking can be made at www.Emirates.com/th.