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21 Days | 20 Nights
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Stephanie from Seattle, WA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/17/15 - 03/09/15
We have always travelled independently and were reluctant to sign-up for a group tour, but we had such a positive experience on our recent SE Asia tour, that we would consider another group tour, especially to a hard-to-travel part of the world.

Peggy from Montreal, QC Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 01/06/15 - 01/26/15
Just returned from "Journey to the Heart of Asia" and would strongly recommend it. Very diverse and interesting..loved the 4 countries..and we had an A-1 guide who ensured the experience was fun and educational

Judith from Dallas, TX Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 02/11/14 - 03/03/14
This program was a great way of offering a small tasting of Southeast Asia in a way that one would get a realistic flavor for the life, history, traditions and culture of this part of the world. Tuan was our tour guide throughout the entire trip and I would say that he was the glue between each of the local guides that helped to weave a tapestry of Southeast Asia, with knowledge, engagement, patience and humor!

Gerry from Eugene, OR Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 01/28/14 - 02/17/14
If you are looking for a trip that is: an introduction to a variety of cultural expressions; intellectually thought provoking and stimulating; emotionally engaging; competently administered--this may be the trip for you. Our experience: well informed and engaging guides in each country; joyful special events (music, dance, artistic demonstrations); competent and well informed lecturers; seamlessly managed transportation and infrastructure arrangements. We are novices in Road Scholar travel, but were impressed.

Maria Elena from Tlalpan, D.F., Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 02/11/14 - 03/03/14
If you want to visit exotic and different places, South East Asia is the place to go. This trip certainly opened my horizons of this part of the world. It was an incredible experience and highly recommend it. Beyond my expectations.

Ulrike from Highland Park, NJ Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 01/28/14 - 02/17/14
The trip into the Heart of Asia was a trip of my heart into the secrets of an unknown past, into palaces and ruins much greater than any in Europe. Southeast Asia wrapped me into a past and presence fully different from the West. It is now time to add the intellectual to the emotional with the help of books. And of curse, I will have to go back and stay for a longer time in these countries, especially Laos.

Barbara from Wilmington, DE Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 01/28/14 - 02/17/14
This trip gave me a positive feeling regarding Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. All of my senses were engaged and I learned a lot, too! The highlights were Angkor Wat, a visit to a silk weaving business, a ride on an elephant, and a cruise on Halong Bay. All in all an exhausting but, most enjoyable experience!

Bette Ann from Brampton, ON Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 01/28/14 - 02/17/14
"Journey into the Heart of Asia" is a whirlwind tour that will introduce you to another world. It would be an excellent follow-up to a year's study of the history, religion, and way of life of south-east Asia.

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18 nights of accommodations
48 meals: 18 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 15 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
20 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
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4 Flights during the program
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