Qatar Airways Holidays - August
Written by Oryx
Oryx presents its insider’s tips for places to visit in August.
Experience Switzerland’s summer offerings, witness the Great Migration across the Maasai Mara, and take a cruise along Ha Long Bay.
Often associated with winter holidays and skiing, the Swiss resorts of Zermatt and St Moritz also have an abundance of outdoor activities available during the summer months. Warm summer days offer a huge variety of walks and hikes amongst some of the world’s most stunning mountains. In Zermatt, mountain biking, paragliding, mountaineering, and lift-rides to spectacular mountain peaks all make for an exciting summer holiday. Owing its original fame to its therapeutic springs, St Moritz offers a mix of nature, culture, activity, and tranquillity. In summer, visitors can enjoy windsurfing, golf, tennis, sailing, opera, art, and culture, and the Swiss National Park.
Distance: 4,629 km
Flight Time: 6 hours, 30 minutes
Thanks to its abundant resident wildlife and temperate climate, the Maasai Mara is a year-round safari destination. However, many visitors come to see the Great Migration, and one of the best times to witness this famous spectacle is from July/August until October, although the exact timing varies from year to year.
Distance: 3,612 km
Flight Time: 5 hours, 15 minutes
Frequency: 2 flights a day
Although August can be a hot, humid, and sometimes wet month in Ha Long Bay, it has the advantage of being a lot less crowded than during the high season. With some 1,600 islands and islets forming a spectacular seascape, the best way to see the UNESCO World Heritage Site is by taking a cruise.
Distance: 5,546 km
Flight Time: 9 hours, 25 mins
Frequency: Daily flights via Bangkok