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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.
Start of Program
Apr 16, 2013
Check into airport hotel in Bangkok the afternoon of Day 3. This is a necessary overnight because of the early morning flight to Bhutan.
You will be staying at the Best Western Premier Amarath that night.
Location: Bangkok
Nearest airport: Suvarnabhumi Airport (New Bangkok International Airport)
Transportation to site: If independent flights do not coincide with the designated group transfer, it will be the responsibility of the participant/s to make arrangement to get to the program site. A public taxi stand is located on Level 1 (Ground Level) at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. Please go to www.bangkokairportonline.com/ to get more information about available transportation services from the airport to the hotel. The cost of the taxi is approximately $30. Make sure that the taxi has a meter and that the driver turns the meter on. The Best Western Premier Amarath also provides around the clock Shuttle Mini-bus service connecting the Hotel with Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. This service will be complementary to the resident guests. To gain access to the Hotel Shuttle Mini-bus service from the Airport, guests must contact the hotel’s Airport Representative located at the Airport: To find them, please take Exit B when exiting the Customs area into the Airport buffer hall. At the bottom of Exit B, please head to Door Number 5 where the Airport Representatives will be pleased to assist you, they will be holding a sign with the Best Western Premier Amaranth Logo. Private transfers -at an additional cost- may be arranged in advance by the calling Road Scholar Travel Services. The transfer from the airport to the hotel will take approximately 15 to 30 minutes depending on the traffic.

End of Program
May 1, 2013
After breakfast on Day 18 at the airport hotel in Bangkok.
You will be staying at the Best Western Premier Amarath the night before.
Location: Bangkok
Transportation to site: To utilize the hotel shuttle mini-bus service out to the Airport, please advise the Concierge who is located within the hotel main lobby. (This information is taken from the hotel website and subject to change without prior notice). Shuttle service is provided every 30 minutes or so. Depending on traffic, it approximately takes 15 to 30 minutes to get from the hotel to the airport.
Additional transportation information same as above.
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.

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


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Included
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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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