CHIANGRAI TIMES – Orient Thai Airlines is packaging flights and sightseeing, for the first time to Chiang Rai’s Doi Tung, a former villa of the late Princess Mother, located on a mountain ridge 1,000 metres high.
The airline has two packages offering a three-day/ two-night stay bookable until 20 April with a travel period 27 February to 30 April.
The Bt9,990 package (per person, twin-share) is inclusive of return airfare, accommodation in a superior room at Doi Tung Lodge, admission fee to the Hall of Inspiration and the Royal Villa , Bt300 dinner voucher, Bt200 drinks voucher and a 15% discount voucher for Thai Rent A Car.
The second package is more expensive at Bt12,500, but it has different features including deluxe accommodation; Bt500 dinner voucher; Doi Tung members card and admission fee to Mae Fah Luang Garden (in addition to the standard Royal Villa and Hall of Inspiration entrance).
Both exclude transfers from the airport to Doi Tung, about 50 km. Customers can hire a car using the discount voucher at Bt3,500 for three days, or rent a chauffeur-driven van for Bt1,500 per roundtrip.
Orient Thai operates two flights daily to Chiang Rai departing Bangkok at 0915 and 1550 and returning from Chiang Rai at 1105 and 1740. The fare is Bt3,100.
Also, Doi Tung Tourism Centre offers a three-day/two-night tour of Chiang Rai town as well as around Doi Tung at Bt6,700 per person for groups. It includes airport transfer, two breakfasts and two dinners, but not the airfare. This package can be combined with any airline serving the far-north town.
Doi Tung also has a promotion with KTC quoting a superior room for Bt2,000 a night and Bt2,300 for a deluxe room with free entrance to the Mae Fah Luang Garden; Bt300 dining voucher and 10% discount on food at the resort’s restaurants. KTC Mastercard holders will get a further 5% discount.
From 2 March, Orient Thai will increase its Phuket service from two daily to three. The new flight will depart Bangkok at 0740 and from Phuket at 0930. The other two flights depart Bangkok at 1145 and 1745 and return at 1340 and 1935.