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TIBET / NEPAL / BHUTAN / THAILAND

The Best of the Mountain Kingdoms: Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan

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Program #21103RJ
19 Days | 18 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
Sep 11, 2014
Day 2 in the evening at the Beijing hotel. This is a forced overnight because of your connecting flight to Lhasa.
You will be staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel Beijing that night.
Location: Beijing
Nearest airport: Capital Airport
Transportation to site: Arrive in Beijing from international flight. If you purchased International air from Road Scholar Travel Services and arrive the day your program begins, you will be met at the airport for included transfer to the hotel. Participants making their own international travel arrangements or arriving 1 or more nights earlier than program can take a taxi from the airport. Program materials include a sheet in English and Chinese with hotel information to show taxi drivers plus Beijing phone contact information. Taxi cost is about $25 US (170 Chinese yuan) per car. No tip is expected.

End of Program
Sep 27, 2014
Day 19 in the evening after dinner at the program hotel in Bangkok. The group flight currently departs around midnight.
You will be staying at the Majestic Grande Hotel the night before.
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Transportation to site: Airport transfers are provided for those who booked air through RSTS. Taxis are readily available from the hotel to the aiport and cost is approximately $25-30 (subject to change). Program only can pre-purchase transfers via RSTS and cost will be approximately $50, subject to change.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: About 30 minutes by coach to Beijing airport and close to central Beijing (about 20 minutes by taxi to Tiananmen Square)

Contact info:
No. 6 A east Beisanhuan Rd-chaoyang
Beijing, 100028 China
phone: +86 10 5922 3388
web: www.radissonblu.com/hotel-beijing

Room amenities: Safe box, TV, private bathroom with hair dryer, 24 hours air conditioning, complimentary two bottles of mineral water in room each day.

Facility amenities: Wifi access in lobby and in all rooms, ATM available in lobby; indoor swimming pool; Chinese Restaurant, Western Restaurant, bar, Business Center, Shopping, Beauty Salon.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: x
Please contact RS Travel Services to make bookings.

Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of Bangkok, the Majestic Grande combines contemporary décor and state-of-the-art technology with a warmth of hospitality which is uniquely Thai.

Contact info:
12 Sukhumvit Soi 2
Bangkok, Thailand
phone: +6622622999
web: www.majesticgrande.com

Room amenities: High speed wireless internet access, satellite TV, in room safe that is large enough to hold a laptop computer, phone, hairdryer, DVD Player and stereo, full bathroom amenities with shaving mirror, tea/coffeemaking facilities, minibar, refrigerator, 220 V electricity.

Facility amenities: Laundry and dry cleaning service, outdoor swimming pool, 24 hour room service, concierge, business center, restaurant, coffee shop, bar, fitness center, sauna and jacuzzi.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for details.


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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
16 nights of accommodations
48 meals: 17 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 15 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
24 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances
4 Flights during the program
Visas: 1(out of 3 required)

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4.8
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