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Monday, August 26, 2013

Bangkok: New Peninsula Academy programme i

An exciting new Peninsula Academy programme is now on offer at the Peninsula Bangkok: Fine Wine Meets Adventure: Elephant Ride in Hua Hin Vineyard.

On this full-day trip, guests will fly by private helicopter from the hotel’s rooftop helipad to Hua Hin, where they will visit the unique Hua Hin Hills Vineyard. A former corral where Asian elephants were domesticated, the vineyard is now home to the majestic animals. During the day, guests will enjoy an elephant ride through the breathtaking valley and interact firsthand with the elephants. A culinary experience will then take place in The Sala, designed by Sylvia Soh, a former Norman Foster architect, including wine tastings with the vineyard’s sommelier and exquisite dishes prepared by The Peninsula Bangkok’s Executive Chef.

The trip also includes an opportunity to design and paint personalised wine labels, while a videographer and photographer is on-hand to record the day. Guests will be presented with the flagship wines – Cuvee de Siam Rouge and Cuvee de Siam Blanc – as a memento of the day.

Other Peninsula Academy programmes on offer at The Peninsula Bangkok include a fascinating tour of Bangkok’s old riverside quarters, an insight into the secrets of Thai herbs, a Muay Thai kickboxing lesson, a Thai painting class and cooking classes for adults and children alike.