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Road Scholar
Program #19634RJ
18 Days | 17 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 43 total, 15 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 15 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

Lodging
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Best Western Premier Amarath: Bangkok, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Best Western Premier Amaranth Suvarnabhumi Airport is the newest addition to Best Western International’s rapidly expanding portfolio of Hotels in the Asia Pacific Region. Conveniently located near the airport, this hotel is a great location for a forced overnight en route to your destination. Our Bangkok Airport Hotel has a total of 278 rooms and Suites (230 Deluxe; 1 deluxe room for the physically challenged; 39 Executive Club Floor rooms and 8 Suites). The Hotel is 7 storeys high.

Contact info:
68 Moo 2, Kingkaew Road, Rachatheva
Bangplee, Samut Prakan
Bangkok, 10540 Thailand
phone: +66 (0)2-315-9393
web: www.amaranthhotel.com

Room amenities: The Best Western Bangkok Hotel offers 278 spacious and comfortable rooms decorated in Thai contemporary style. Accommodations are well appointed and include a choice of either King or twin beds. All rooms are centrally air conditioned with IDD telephone, large work area with complementary WIFI Internet access; Safety Deposit box; mini bar; satellite TV; Bathrooms with choice of bath or shower.

Facility amenities: Its main facilities include an all Day Dining Restaurant, Lobby Lounge Bar, 24 Hour Room Service, Banquet and Conference Rooms, Outdoors Swimming Pool with Snack Bar, Gymnasium, Spa Treatment Rooms, Executive Club Floor with Private Lounge, and both indoor and outdoor Parking. The Hotel operate its own Shuttle Bus Services providing pre-scheduled journeys to and from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Pre-reserve shuttle with flight details is required.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please call Road Scholar Travel Services to arrange your pre/post nights.

Additional nights after: TBD
Please call Road Scholar Travel Services to arrange your pre/post nights.

Namgay Heritage Hotel: Thimphu, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Conveniently located, Namgay Heritage Hotel was built to capture the culture, history and the way of life of the people of Bhutan. The hotel reflects the culture and traditions of Bhutan and at the same time offers you all the amenities of a truly modern hotel.

Contact info:
There is no street address
Thimphu, Bhutan
phone: +975-2-337113
web: w.nhh.bt/index.php

Room amenities: Standard rooms are compact and cozy and are ideal for single or business travelers. The room is either furnished with a large queen sized bed or two standard beds along with a two piece sofa set. Facilities: Cable TV, Mini Bar, Wi Fi internet Connection, Room Service, in room tea/coffee maker.

Facility amenities: Business center with Internet access, bar, restaurant, hair salon, and health club.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Dewachen Hotel: Phobjikha Valley, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Newly constructed hotel of traditional Bhutanese architecture. The hotel's private generator provides electricity 6-10 p.m. and 7- 9a.m.

Room amenities: Twin-bedded rooms with Western-style mattresses, wood stove, private bathroom with sink, toilet, shower and hot and cold water.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar, gift shop.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Hotel Yugharling: Bumthang, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
Chamkhar
Chamkhar, Bumthang Bhutan
phone: +9753631948
web: www.yugahrling.com

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Yankhil Resort: Trongsa, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel, built in modern Bhutanese architectural style, is situated amid gardens on a hillside overlooking the city of Trongsa and the dzong.

Room amenities: Twin-bedded rooms with electric heater, TV, private bathroom with hot water, bathtub and toilet. All rooms are non-smoking.

Facility amenities: 24-hour electricity, business center, restaurant, bar.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Dragon's Nest Hotel: Wangdi Phodrang, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is situated on the hill opposite Wangdi Phodrang, overlooking the Puna Tsang River.

Room amenities: Twin-bedded rooms with TV, telephone, electric heater, private bathroom with hot water, bathtub and toilet. All rooms are non-smoking.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, Internet service.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Khangkhu Resort: Paro, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Great View

Contact info:
Khangkhu
Khangkhu, Paro Bhutan
phone: +9758272393
web: www.khangkhuresort.com

Room amenities: En-suite bathroom, hot and cold water,hair dryer, individual heating, cable TV, mini bar, room service in room tea/coffee maker, telephone

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Best Western Premier Amarath: Bangkok, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Best Western Premier Amaranth Suvarnabhumi Airport is the newest addition to Best Western International’s rapidly expanding portfolio of Hotels in the Asia Pacific Region. Conveniently located near the airport, this hotel is a great location for a forced overnight en route to your destination. Our Bangkok Airport Hotel has a total of 278 rooms and Suites (230 Deluxe; 1 deluxe room for the physically challenged; 39 Executive Club Floor rooms and 8 Suites). The Hotel is 7 storeys high.

Contact info:
68 Moo 2, Kingkaew Road, Rachatheva
Bangplee, Samut Prakan
Bangkok, 10540 Thailand
phone: +66 (0)2-315-9393
web: www.amaranthhotel.com

Room amenities: The Best Western Bangkok Hotel offers 278 spacious and comfortable rooms decorated in Thai contemporary style. Accommodations are well appointed and include a choice of either King or twin beds. All rooms are centrally air conditioned with IDD telephone, large work area with complementary WIFI Internet access; Safety Deposit box; mini bar; satellite TV; Bathrooms with choice of bath or shower.

Facility amenities: Its main facilities include an all Day Dining Restaurant, Lobby Lounge Bar, 24 Hour Room Service, Banquet and Conference Rooms, Outdoors Swimming Pool with Snack Bar, Gymnasium, Spa Treatment Rooms, Executive Club Floor with Private Lounge, and both indoor and outdoor Parking. The Hotel operate its own Shuttle Bus Services providing pre-scheduled journeys to and from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Pre-reserve shuttle with flight details is required.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please call Road Scholar Travel Services to arrange your pre/post nights.

Additional nights after: TBD
Please call Road Scholar Travel Services to arrange your pre/post nights.



The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
15 nights of accommodations
43 meals: 15 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 15 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
19 Field trips
2 Flights during the program
Visas: 1(out of 1 required)

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Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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