Amazing ThailandStarting from
Thailand is the only country in south-east Asia to have escaped colonial rule. Buddhist religion, the monarchy and the military have helped to shape its society and politics.
The 1980s brought a boom to its previously agricultural economy and had a significant impact on Thai society as thousands flocked to work in industry and the services sector.
Although Thailand’s recent governments have been civilian and democratically-elected, the country has seen turbulent times. The military governed, on and off, between 1947 and 1992 – a period characterised by coups, coup attempts and popular protests.
The collapse of the south-east Asian economic boom in 1997 led to public disillusion with free-market policies and encouraged the rise of populist Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was reviled by the urban elites but enjoyed widespread support among the poor, particularly in rural areas.
In September 2006, opposition to PM Thaksin came to a head and the military once again stepped into politics, carrying out a bloodless coup against him.
The move kicked off a period of seesaw politics, marked by frequent attempts by pro-Thaksin “red-shirts” and anti-Thaksin “yellow-shirts” to use mass protests as a lever to eject the other side from power.
Elections held at the end of 2007 as part of the military junta’s transition back to civilian rule handed power straight back to pro-Thaksin forces, who managed to stay in power for only a year before being ousted by mass anti-Thaksin rallies.The resulting anti-Thaksin coalition weathered frequent pro-Thaksin demonstrations – often by dint of military force – for four years before losing power in elections to a government led by Thaksin’s sister, Yingluck Shinawatra.
Yingluck Shinawatra managed to avoid triggering violent opposition on the scale of the protests that brought down several previous governments until late 2013, when an attempt to pass a political amnesty bill – which would have allowed Mr Thaksin to return from exile – brought mass protests back to the streets of Bangkok.
The Constitutional Court ousted Yingluck Shinawatra in May 2014 over nepotism allegations, leaving the government and country in political turmoil before the army once again seized power.
Conflict in south
Thailand has a minority Muslim, ethnic Malay population concentrated in its southern provinces.
A decades-old separatist struggle in the region – which abated in the 1980s – flared again in 2004. The violence has claimed more than 5,000 lives.
Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, expanded rapidly with the influx of workers during the boom years. It is one of Asia’s most vibrant and heavily-congested cities.
The large-scale sex industry that flourishes there contributed to the incidence of HIV infection – a major concern for the government.
Thailand has taken the lead in the region in distributing cheaper generic drugs for Aids sufferers and awareness campaigns are credited with reducing the number of new infections.
Since 2009, Thai troops have sporadically clashed with Cambodian forces in several disputed areas along the two countries’ border.
Day 01: Arrival Bangkok to Pattaya (By Surface 145 km – 2.5 hrs)
Land in Bangkok to a warm welcome our representative will take you on a 2.5 hour drive to Pattaya, a breathtakingly beautiful beach destination. It is here that you can hit the bars, bask on the beaches, shop till you drop, pamper yourself with a massage and relish mouth-watering Thai cuisine. And what does one say about the nightlife in Pattaya? Well, it is one of the most happening in the world.
You can spend the evening at leisure. Though we recommend you see the Alcazar Show, a world-famous cabaret that can give the Lido and Moulin Rouge a run for their money. Featuring a grand theatre with 1,200 seats and a state-of-the-art light and sound system, the Alcazar offers a unique blend of acting, stage design, costumes and glamour. There are several Indian and local restaurants to enjoy a sumptuous dinner at. Return to your hotel for a restful overnight stay.
Day 02: Pattaya Excursion (Coral Island Tour)
After a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel, speedboat your way to the idyllic Coral Island (Kohlan) through the sparkling aqua-blue waters of the Gulf of Thailand. Spend the day under the warm tropical sun - relax, swim, snorkel or just laze around on the island's immaculate golden beaches. You can also dive down into the waters to witness the marine life up and close. Return to the hotel and relish a delicious Indian lunch. Enjoy the evening at leisure and follow it by dinner at a restaurant of your liking. Later, have a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Pattaya to Bangkok (By Surface 145 km – 2.5 hrs) One Way
Recharge yourself with a healthy breakfast at the hotel and embark on a pleasant journey back to Bangkok - the city of temples, spas, endless shopping sprees and a vivid nightlife. Our city tour takes you to some of Bangkok's most distinguished Buddhist temples locally known as Wats. Visit Wat Traimit, Temple of the Golden Buddha which is home to a 5.5 ton statue of the holy Buddha made from solid gold and is a fine example of Sukhothai art. Next stop comes at Wat Pho, Temple of the Reclining Buddha that is home to the largest and the oldest shrine of its kind in Bangkok.
Savour a delightful dinner at a restaurant of your choice and head to the comfort of your hotel.
Day 04: Bangkok Excursion
Breakfast at the hotel and head out for a day of leisure or you can opt for an exciting time at the Safari World and Marine Park (Optional Tour), Thailand's popular open zoo. Divided into four distinct sections (Safari Park, Bird Park, Games Corner and Macaw Island), the Safari World Park is the place to be, to see dolphins, orangutans, seals and a myriad of other exotic animals and birds amidst a picturesque African setting. Several lunch options are available here for you to pick from. Return to the hotel to catch a breather. Evening is free for you to enjoy as you like Return to your hotel for a restful overnight stay.
Day 05: Departure from Bangkok
After Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and transfer to Bangkok airport for International Flight. Bring Sweet Memories Home.
Return Economy Class Airfare with Taxes
02 Night Stay in in Pattaya with Breakfast
02 Night Stay in Bangkok with Breakfast
Arrival transfer to Hotel & Departure Transfers to Airport in SIC basis
Half Day Bangkok city tour
Half Day Coral Island tour with Indian lunch in Pattaya
All Hotel taxes
5.0% Government service tax extra.
Thailand Visa on Arrival
Beverages, Extra Meal other than Mentioned throughout the tour
Any other services not mentioned above
Medical Travel insurance
Surcharge (if Any)
Any Increase/Changes in the taxes levied by Govt.
Validity: - 30th September 2018
Price Per Person
( Above rates are not valid during long weekends & Festive dates )
Terms and Conditions
Any further increase in the air fare due to an increase in the fuel Price,
change in Government regulations, taxes, etc., charged by the airline will be
borne by the passengers. Suhani Vacations will not be responsible for the same
Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to increase in surface transportation and land arrangements which may come into effect prior to departure
The package does not include any expenses of personal nature such as laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drinks and other things not mentioned in our itinerary
Tour package rates are not applicable during trade fair period or any other events in accommodating cities.
Check in time is 1400 hrs and Check out time is 12noon. Early check-in/ late checkout is subject to availability.
Air Ticket cancellation will be processed as per airline cancellation policy with our service charges.
30- 16 days: 50% of the total cost
15 - 8 days: 75% of the total cost
7 - 0 days: 100% of the total cost
Visa Fee & Service charges are non refundable
No refund either in part or in full will be made for any unused part of the services provided in the package
Overseas Insurance Policy after issuance is non refundable
A non - refundable deposit of INR 20,000 per person to initiate a booking.
If date of travel is less than 15 days, a non refundable deposit of 100% of the total cost shall be applicable
Photocopies of the passport (First & Address Page copy is mandatory for all destinations)
Full payment is required on confirmation of all services and before departure from India
Modes of Payment:
Cheque /Online Transfer/Cash/Draft or Credit Card (IVRS)
We wish you a pleasant holiday and thank you for contacting Suhani Vacations for your travel needs