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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 dinner

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.

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Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport: Bangkok, 1 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: 24 Hours Flexi" with no set check-in time, guests can arrive anytime and check-out 24 hours later. Located in Bang Phli, Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport is near the airport and close to The Paseo Mall. Other area points of interest include Mega Bangna and Suan Luang Rama IX Park.

Contact info:
999 Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel Building Nongprue
Bang Phli
Samutprakarn, 10540 Thailand
phone: +x
Room amenities: 612 air-conditioned guestrooms at Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport feature minibars and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, bathrobes, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. In addition to safes, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones with voice mail. Televisions have satellite channels. Also included are blackout drapes/curtains and clock radios. Guests may request in-room massages and wake-up calls.

Facility amenities: Dining options at Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A swim-up bar and a bar/lounge are open for drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a health club, and a sauna. This 4-star property has a business center. Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). Complimentary shuttle services include a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle. Concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include gift shops/newsstands, laundry facilities, and currency exchange. The property has designated areas for smoking.

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.

Thegchen Lodge: Phobjikha Valley, 2 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: This is a very basic lodge located right next to the 17th century monastery which is also a monastic school. It is overlooking the quaint Phobjikha Valley.

Contact info:
x
Phobjika Valley, Bhutan
phone: +975 2 325714
Room amenities: Heating.

Facility amenities: Please note that internet access, laundry facility, and atm machines are not available at this hotel.

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

Kaila Guesthouse: Bumthang, 3 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: Located in the heart of Bumthang - it is walking distance from main town. Built in traditional style architecture, the guesthouse is simple but charming & offers clean accommodation.

Contact info:
Jakar Town
Bumthang, Bhutan
phone: +9753631219
Room amenities: Hair Dryer upon request. Heating. Tea and coffee maker in rooms.

Facility amenities: Laundry service Internet access Safe deposit Foreign currency exchange Hair dryer

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.

Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport: Bangkok, 1 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: 24 Hours Flexi" with no set check-in time, guests can arrive anytime and check-out 24 hours later. Located in Bang Phli, Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport is near the airport and close to The Paseo Mall. Other area points of interest include Mega Bangna and Suan Luang Rama IX Park.

Contact info:
999 Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel Building Nongprue
Bang Phli
Samutprakarn, 10540 Thailand
phone: +x
Room amenities: 612 air-conditioned guestrooms at Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport feature minibars and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, bathrobes, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. In addition to safes, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones with voice mail. Televisions have satellite channels. Also included are blackout drapes/curtains and clock radios. Guests may request in-room massages and wake-up calls.

Facility amenities: Dining options at Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A swim-up bar and a bar/lounge are open for drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a health club, and a sauna. This 4-star property has a business center. Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). Complimentary shuttle services include a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle. Concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include gift shops/newsstands, laundry facilities, and currency exchange. The property has designated areas for smoking.

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)

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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