Bangkok and Phuket Combination special

R 7,505

per person sharing

plus taxes of R 5185 pp*

01-Aug-2014 and 31-Oct-2014
23-Oct-2014
7 Nights
AMZ471
Thailand

3* Sunset Beach Resort

Located on a quiet location in north Patong, set in harmony with nature, this hotel is perfect for those who want to stay slightly away from bustling Patong, yet be within reach of the variety of nightlife and shopping it has to offer.

  • Air-Conditioned Rooms
  • Minibar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Room Safe
  • Room Service
  • Satellite TV
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • Poolside Bar
  • Beauty Salon
  • Business Centre
  • Wireless Internet
  • Library
  • Laundry Service 
  • Complimentary Shuttle Service
  • Conference Facilities

Holiday Inn Express Siam, Bangkok

Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Siam is the smart choice for savvy business and leisure travellers, offering a relaxed affordable and hassle free stay every time. Located at National Stadium Sky train Station, in the centre of Siam business and shopping district, we are steps away from dining and entertainment options.

Start the day right with our complimentary Express Start breakfast and stay connected with free WI-FI through-out the hotel. Experience our high quality bathroom and bedding to recharge after a long day.

Accommodation:

  • Standard Rooms

Facilities:

  • Business Services
  • Business Center
  • Copying
  • Courier Service
  • E-mail & Internet
  • Printer
  • High-speed Internet Access
  •  Wireless Data Connection
  • Facsimile
  • PC available

Included

  • Return flights from Johannesburg
  • Return airport to resort transfers
  • Five nights accommodation at the Sunset Beach Resort, Phuket
  • Two nights accommodation at the Holiday Inn Express Siam, Bangkok
  • Breakfast daily

Excluded

  • Airport taxes of approximately R 5185 per person (subject to daily fluctuation)
  • All meals not mentioned
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Visas where required
  • All items of a personal nature

Conditions:

  • Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability.
  • Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate, and are subject to change.
  • Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking.
  • Operator standard Terms and Conditions apply.

Thailand

Ten million people a year visit Thailand, because it has an unbeatable combination of Eastern exoticism and Western modernism. That, combined with its gorgeous beaches and magical country side provides visitors with  of the most unique and memorable holiday experiences you’re likely to find. The Thai people are very friendly and hospitable, in spite of the massive influx of foreign visitors over the last few years.
Known as the “Land of Smiles”, Thailand has an extraordinary diversity of flavours and sights to experience. The country is very modern, with up-to-date facilities, which make a lot of people pleasantly surprised. This is most visible in the capital Bangkok, where a burgeoning 21st century city is growing around centuries-old relics and icons.

Thailand is known for its amazing beaches from the secluded sands of Koh Chang near Cambodia, to the world-famous full-moon parties of Koh Phang-Nga and the luxury of Phuket’s beach resorts.

Thailand offers a rich and accessible culture to enjoy, from exploring the temples of Bangkok to the hill tribes of Chiang Mai, there are surprises around every corner.
 
The country is an inexpensive destination with something to offer travellers of every budget. The tourists that descend on the country are often every bit as varied and interesting as the colourful inhabitants. You will fall in love with this exciting and hospitable country, especially when you try the delicious food and enjoy the perfect climate.

Thailand Demographic

Culture

The Thais are justly known as a laid back and friendly people who are enthusiastic about life and hospitable to foreigners. Evidenced by the many wats and temples, as well as valuing mutual respect and an appreciation for the present moment, Thai culture is largely underpinned by Buddhism. Thai people have great respect and reverence for the monarchy. Ninety per cent of the Thai population, which consists of 61 million people, practise Theravada Buddhism.

Shopping

Thailand is a highly rated shopping destination, with competitive prices and an astounding range of merchandise from computer software to unusual souvenirs and handcrafts. If you visit one of the colourful markets, your haggling skills will be tested at every transaction. At markets and shops throughout the country you can buy Thai silk of a very high quality. Thai silk sarongs make an ideal gift. Rattan and wicker work may not fit in your suitcase, but most dealers will be able to ship your purchases home for you.

You can buy gemstones for an exceptionally good value, whether bought uncut or set in fine jewellery, but it is advisable to keep to licensed shops and retailers in Bangkok.

Within 48-hours tailors of Bangkok and Chiang Mai can create good quality suits and dresses according to your style and specification. If you take in a magazine, they will be able to copy the design perfectly. Prices are only a fraction of the European or American equivalent. You should bargain hard, but expect to pay in the region of THB4000 for a suit.

Shops are generally open every day from 10h00 to 22h00. When you leave Thailand, all non-Thai visitors who have been in the country for less than 180 days and who depart by air from one of the International airports can apply for a tax refund on goods bought.

Money

Currency: Bath (THB). THB1 = 100 satang
Notes: ThB 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000
Coins: THB1, 5, 10 and 25 and 50 satang
Credit cards: Major credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops. The use of Diners Club is more limited.

Health Requirements

If you are resident in or have travelled in yellow fever affected areas, the yellow fever vaccination and vaccination certificate is required. Carriers of infectious diseases including AIDS, are not allowed entry into Thailand. In some rural areas malaria is present, especially along the borders near Cambodia and Myanmar. You should consult your doctor about anti-malaria prophylactic treatment before you travel to rural areas in Thailand. You are not at real risk from malaria in cities or tourist resorts.

Thailand Visa requirements

Nationality Requires Visa
American No
British No
European Union No
South African No

Should your nationality not be listed above, kindly contact our dedicated consultants for assistance.

Thailand Weather

Thailand has a tropical climate and the average temperature is 28°C throughout the year. Between June and late September it is the monsoon season. The best time to visit Thailand is between November and March.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Thailand is between November and February because it’s not too hot and it is also the driest time of year.  It is also the peak season for Thailand, so expect crowds and more crowds during this time, but at the same time, the atmosphere and list of things to do is almost unimaginable. If you are planning on travelling through the northern provinces the hot season, from March to May, and the start of the wet season, June and July, are also worth investigating.

If you want to avoid the crowds of Thailand, then April to June, and again from September to October are the best times to visit. The beaches have more space, hotel and resort rates are lower and temperatures are more tolerable. Sure, it might be the rainy season from July to October, but the landscape is green and lush, making it a very rewarding experience.

* Please note that taxes are approximate and subject to daily fluctuation