From Cyprus to Thailand
2 nights Bangkok and 5 nights Phuket
Day 1: Arrive Bangkok, meet and assistance and private transfer to hotel.
Day 2: After breakfast enjoy a half day tour of the Royal Palace and the Emerald Buddha.
Day 3: After breakfast and check out from hotel, private transfer to Bangkok airport for your flight to Phuket. Arrive Phuket, meet and assistance by local representative and transfer to hotel.
Day 4: Half day tour of the South of the Island. Visit includes, KataView Point, PrompthepCape, Chalongancient temple, local handicraft producsand cashew nuts factory.
Day 5-7: Free days at leisure or select optional tours such as PhangNgaBay & James Bond Island and many more.
Day 8: Day free at leisure in Phuket. Transfer to the airport for departure.
Departures with Etihad airways
* Air ticket Larnaca–Abu Dhabi-Bangkok -Phuket –Abu Dhabi –Larnaca
* Domestic flight with Thai Airways Bangkok –Phuket
* All airport taxes
* Meet and assist at both airports
* Return airport transfers
* 2 nights accommodation at selected hotel in Bangkok with breakfast
* 5 nights accommodation at selected hotel in Phuket with daily breakfast
* Half day tour of Bangkok * Half day tour in Phuket
* Services of local representatives in Thailand.
* Flight supplement may apply subject to availability.
General Information about Thailand
Location: Thailand is situated in the heart of the Southeast Asian mainland, covering an area of 513,115 sq.km. and extends about 1,620 kilometres from north to south and 775 kilometres from east to west. Thailand borders the Lao People's Democratic Republic and the Union of Myanmar to the North, the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Gulf of Thailand to the East, the Union of Myanmar and the Indian Ocean to the West, and Malaysia to the south.
National Flag: Thailand's national flag, ceremoniously raised each morning in every town and village, is composed of five horizontal bands of red, white, and blue. The harmony of design expresses the complimentary nature of these three pillars of the Thai nation.
Major Cities: North: Chiangmai, South: Songkla, Central region : Ayutthaya and Chonburi, North Eastern : Nakhon Ratchasima and Khon Kaen
Climate: Thailand is a warm and rather humid tropical country with monsoonal climate. Temperatures are highest in March and April with average temperature of 28 degree Celsius to 38 degrees Celsius and humidity averaging between 82.8 percent to 73 percent
Seasons: Dry: March to May, Rainy: June to October, Cool: November to February.
Population: The population in Thailand is approximately 62 million, of which around 6 million live in the capital city, Bangkok.
Language: The national and official language is Thai while English is widely spoken and understood in major cities, particularly in Bangkok and in business circles.
Business Hours: Government and business offices are open from 8:30 to 16:30 hours, Monday to Friday.
Electricity: 220 volts 50 cycles throughout the country
Banks: The country's central bank is the Bank of Thailand. Major Thai commercial banks include the Bangkok Bank, Siam Commercial Bank, Krung Thai Bank, Thai Farmers Bank and Thai Military Bank. Business hours are 08:30 - 15:30 hours, Monday to Friday. Several international banks also have offices in Thailand.
Currency: Thai Baht is the standard currency unit.
Bank Notes : 20, 50, 100, 500, 1,000 baht
Coins : 1, 5, and 10 baht
Smaller currency unit is Satang. 1 Baht = 100 satangs
Newspaper & Media:
There are over 100 radio stations in Bangkok. Broadcasting is done in both Thai and English, with news broadcasting every hour.
There are over 20 Thai morning dailies in Bangkok. Two major English-language dailies are the Bangkok Post and The Nation. Many major international newspapers, magazines and books are also widely available.
There are 6 general television stations broadcast local variety shows, newscasts and live coverage of special events. Cable TV is also available by subscription.
Health and Medical Facilities: Bangkok has numerous clinics and hospitals catering to a variety of needs. Major public and private hospitals are equipped with the latest medical technology and internationally qualified specialists. Almost all pharmaceuticals are widely available. Drinking of tap water should be avoided.
Regulations for Foreign Visitors to Thailand: Foreign nationals visiting Thailand must possess valid passports or accepted travel documents and appropriate visas before entering the country.
Things to do in Thailand
Thailand has a fascinating Buddhist culture with a number of beautiful temples and stunning, lush mountain scenery in the north, spectacular beaches and islands in the south, and energetic Bangkok and its surrounds in the centre.
Bangkok and central Thailand
The capital is an exciting mix of beautiful ancient Buddhist temples, golden royal palaces, riverside houses on stilts, traditional markets and a modern city of skyscrapers and malls. Delve into the culture of Thailand and visit the National Museum, Wat Pho (home of the giant reclining Buddha), riverside Wat Arun and the Grand Palace complex for a glimpse of the Emerald Buddha.
A city well-known for its cuisine, enjoy street food in the many winding streets, head to the Chinatown and one of many bustling food markets, enjoy sedate dinner cruises on converted rice barges, or journey further out of town to visit fascinating railway or floating markets.
Once the powerful ancient capital of Siam, in 1767 the city was destroyed by the Burmese army and much of the fabulously ornate city has been lost. What still remains of the now Unesco world heritage site provides a glimpse of life during the four centuries that the kings of Ayutthaya ruled.
A poignant visit can be made to the RiverKwai inKanchanaburi province. Visit the bridge, the well-kept Allied war cemeteries and theJEATH Museum, which documents the building of the railway under harrowing conditions by AlliedPOWs. It is also possible to take a ride along the railway itself – the train slows down at the most spectacular points for some great views of the jungle scenery.
Thailand’s second city, Chiang Mai is considered to be one of the most beautiful, and is often labelled the ‘Rose of the North,’ or the ‘City of Golden Temples’ as it features more than 300 Buddhist temples. Walking the narrow streets of the old city within the ancient moats, one can see remnants of Chiang Mai’s dynastic past. Be sure to visit Wat Doi Suthep, a glimmering temple perched on a mountain, offering spectacular panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside.
Southern Thailand is full to the brim with dazzling beaches, alluring coastline and isolated islands. Highlights include Hua Hin, one of the oldest and most traditional of the Thai resorts, famous Phuket, relaxing Khao Lak and the fishing town of Krabi. Islands like undeveloped Ko Lanta, inescapable Ko Samui and isolated Ko Kood are well worth the journey.