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14 DAYS
8TH – 21ST AUGUST
VISITING: BANGKOK, AYUTTHAYA, SUKHOTHAI, CHIANG RAI, CHIANG MAI.

VISA REQUIRED

DAY 1
MALTA – THAILAND
Meet your tour manager at Malta International Airport for your flight to Bangkok.

DAY 2
BANGKOK
Arrive in exotic Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city. Transfer to your 4* Century Park hotel for check in.

DAY 3
BANGKOK CITY TOUR
Start your day with a city and temple tour of Bangkok, a fascinating mix of ancient and modern. Drive through Chinatown and then on to the colourful Indian Market. Visit serene Wat Po, the oldest and largest temple in the city, with the astonishing giant Reclining Buddha, over 150 feet long and almost 40 feet high. Drive to Royal Avenue where most of the Government offices are located and the King’s Palace Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

DAY 4
BANGKOK
Morning tour of Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the elaborate 18th century Grand Palace, symbol and ceremonial heart of the kingdom - together they form the most impressive sights in Bangkok. Despite the proximity of the two, there’s a distinct contrast in style between the Thai-inspired Wat Phra Kaew and the European design of the Grand Palace. In the evening, attend the optional buffet dinner and stunning performance of the “Journey to the Enchanted Kingdom of Siam”. Boasting over 150 performers, this lavish production delves into Siam’s history and culture. Meals: Breakfast.

DAY 5
BANGKOK - AYUTTHAYA
Depart Bangkok to Ayutthaya, the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai for over 400 years, once glorified as one of the largest cities in Southeast Asia. Ayutthaya Historical Park, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lies in the center of the city. Here, you can see the ruins of the former capital and its remaining palaces, monasteries and towers - one can envision the grandeur and splendor that was once the Kingdom of Ayutthaya. Visit Bang PaIn Palace, a collection of beautiful buildings in various architectural styles, surrounded by a lake. Originally built by King Prasat Thong in 1632, Bang Pa-In served as the Royal Summer Palace for the Thai Kings. Continue to the Chai Wattanaram Temple, built by King Prasat Thong to honour his mother, conceived as a replica of the Angkor Temple - this is a serene place where one can reflect and enjoy the tranquility. Check in at your 4* Kantary hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 6
SUKHOTHAI HISTORICAL PARK
Start your morning with visit to a local school. Continue to Sukhothai, birthplace of the Thai nation, founded in the 13th century by King Ramkhamhaeng. The country’s first capital was established here in 1238 and lasted over two centuries. Sukhothai is world famous its over 100 historical sites and treasures, including some of the most beautiful Thai art and architecture in the country, created during the city’s “golden era”, between the 13th and 14th centuries. Visit the Old Town of Sukhothai with its impressive Historical Park, immaculately restored and set among leafy hills and peaceful lotus ponds, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At this astonishing site, most of the remains of the original city can be seen. Marvel at the ancient Buddha figures, palaces, temples and historical monuments and feel yourself drift back in time to a bygone era. Check in at your 4*Sukhothai Heritage Resort. Meals: Breakfast.

DAY 7
SUKHOTHAI - CHIANG RAI
This morning, depart Sukhothai and drive to scenic Chiang Rai, the northernmost province of Thailand. Transfer to your 5* Riverie by Katathani hotel for check in. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 8
MAE SAI BORDER TOWN & GOLDEN TRIANGLE
Explore this city that remained completely isolated from the world until the 1920s. Travel to the border town of Mae Sai, at the tip of Thailand. At this border crossing, arrangements may be made to enter Myanmar*. Ascend to the hilltop viewpoint to see the famous “Golden Triangle” of Southeast Asia - meeting point of the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. The locals call it “Sop Ruak”, as this is also where the Mekong meets the Ruak River. Savor a locally prepared lunch in a nearby farming village. Later, a short cruise will take you along the banks of the Mekong to the small island of Don Sao in Laos; leisure time at the lively markets before returning to Thailand. Continue to the dramatic House of Opium at Golden Triangle Park, offering an informative exhibition about the history of opium which dates back almost 5000 years. *Entering Myanmar (Burma) requires a border crossing fee of approx USD40, payable locally. The opportunity to cross the border will depend on local conditions and cannot be guaranteed. If the border crossing is not possible, alternate arrangements will be made. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

DAY 9
CHIANG RAI - CHIANG MAI
Morning excursion to Mae Salong, still inhabited by hill people, namely the Akha, Long Neck and Salong tribes. Visit one of the tribes to see their unique way of life and learn more about their culture before driving to Chiang Mai, ancient capital of the Lanna Kingdom. En route, stop at a local gem gallery before arriving in Chiang Mai, cultural heart of Northern Thailand, located in the rolling foothills of the Himalayas. Check in at your 5* Le Meridien Chiang Mai hotel. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Meals: Breakfast.

DAY 10
CHIANG MAI
Visit the first botanical garden in Thailand the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, established in 1993, Stroll through the lush grounds covered with exotic types of trees, plants and flowers. After your visit, stop for lunch at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel. In the afternoon, visit Sankampang Street, center of handicrafts, for on-site demonstrations on how the silk, lacquer, silver, wood and bronze wares are made. At the end of the day, pamper yourself with an optional Thai massage. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

DAY 11
CHIANG MAI CITY AND TEMPLES TOUR
Morning tour of the most interesting temples in Chiang Mai. Begin at Wat Suan Dok, where the remains of the Chiang Mai Royal family are enshrined. Continue to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, Northern Thailand’s most sacred temple, containing a holy relic of Lord Buddha. Equally impressive is the mythological Naga (dragonheaded serpent) staircase, with 290 steps leading up to the temple grounds. Visit to a local jade factory, followed by an afternoon at leisure to wander independently in Chiang Mai. Tonight, a unique experience. Join a local Chiang Mai family at an authentic Thai Dinner in their home. Enjoy a tour of the home, conversation about life in Chiang Mai and savour the great flavours of home-cooked food. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

DAY 12
CHIANG MAI – BANGKOK
 Depart Chiang Mai this morning on your flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival transfer to your 5* Movenpick Sukhumvit 15 hotel. Meals: Breakfast.

DAY 13
BANGKOK
Day at leisure to enjoy all of the delights of Bangkok. Shop to your heart’s content, visit to the many amazing markets, and try some of the fabulous restaurants in this energetic city. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight back to Malta. Meals: Breakfast.

DAY 14
MALTA
Arrival in Malta.

 

 

 

OUR PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • RETURN FLIGHTS MALTA/BANGKOK/MALTA

  • ONE WAY INTERNAL FLIGHT CHIANG MAI/ BANGKOK

  • AIRLINE TAXES AND FUEL CHARGES

  • 11 NIGHTS IN 4/5* ACCOMMODATION

  • 19 MEALS: - 11 BREAKFAST - 4 LUNCHES - 4 DINNERS

  • ALL EXCURSIONS AS PER ITINERARY

  • ALL TRANSFERS

  • DELUXE AIR CONDITIONED MOTOR COACH

  • SERVICES OF A TOUR CO-ORDINATOR THROUGHOUT

  • COMPREHENSIVE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING

  • ACTIVE ITINERARY WITH UNIQUE CULTURAL FEATURES

  • SERVICES OF AN EXPERIENCED ROCS TRAVEL TOUR MANAGER


DEPARTURES & PRICES

PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON
TRIPLE SHARING 2299
TWIN SHARING 2329
SINGLE 2749
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
SIAM NIRAMIT SHOW & DINNER 65
TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE 35



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