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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.
Start of Program
Oct 31, 2013
Program begins in Bangkok at orientation on day 3 in the early evening.
You will be staying at the Majestic Grande Hotel that night.
Location: Bangkok
Nearest airport: Bangkok (BKK)
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. Private transfers -at an additional cost- may be arranged in advance by the calling Road Scholar Travel Services.

End of Program
Nov 18, 2013
Program ends after breakfast on day 21 in Hanoi.
You will be staying at the Mercure Hanoi La Gare Hotel the night before.
Location: Hanoi
Nearest airport: Noi Bai International Airport
Transportation to site: Please contact the concierge services at the Mercure Hotel or the group leader about arranging transfers from the hotel to the airport. You can also take a public taxi from the hotel to the airport for about $15-$25. Transfer from the hotel to the airport will take about 40 to 45 minutes.
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: + 66 2 262 2999
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.AC

Facility amenities: Guest room facilities and services include: Key-card room security. High-speed wireless Internet access in all rooms. DVD Player & Stereo in all rooms. 29" TV, in Grande Superior rooms and Grande Premier rooms; 34" TV, in Grande Deluxe rooms; LCD flat screen TV and DVD Player & Stereo in Grande Executive Suites and Grande Wonder Suites and 42"Plasma TV in Majestic Grande Suite. Extensive choice of TV channels, including satellite CNN, BBC, NHK, NHK World Premium, RAI, DW, HBO, CNBC, ESPN, Super Sports, National Geographic, Discovery, Channel 3, 7, 9 Thai, MTV, Aljazeera, Star Movie, Cinemax, EWTN, TVE, Daystar TV, TiVi 5 Monde, CH-V, PTP, Russia Today, Alkass, Kuwait TV etc. Recent release movie pay channels. In-room safe. Full bathroom amenities, with hair dryer and shaving mirror. Complimentary tea/coffee making facilities. Bedside master control panel with sensor touch operation. International Direct Dial (IDD) telephone through optic-fibre cable. Data port on telephone. Voice mail system. Fully stocked mini-bar and refrigerator. Bathtub and separate shower cubicle (in selected rooms). 24-hour room service. 24-hour CCTV security surveillance system. Pressurized fire exit. Laundry and dry cleaning, including same-day service. Baby cot and rollaway bed on request. Baby sitter on request Heat detectors and sprinklers. Electricity 220V. Concierge service. Limousine, airport transfer, tour/excursion and car rental services Car parking space.

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

Elevator: Yes

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

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located opposite Hanoi Central Railway Station, Mercure Hanoi La Gare is an inviting oasis in the heart of the bustling city centre. Situated close to the Old Quarter, commercial precinct and ICE Exhibition Center, this Hanoi hotel features modern design and facilities, plus 102 spacious rooms, a French brasserie, internal courtyard and gym. Ideal for business and leisure guests, Mercure Hanoi La Gare offers easy access to Hanoi attractions including the Temple of Literature and Hoan Kiem Lake.

Contact info:
94 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem Dist,
Hanoi, Vietnam
phone: +84439447766
web: www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-7049-mercure-hanoi-la-gare/index.shtml

Facility amenities: Restaurant : 1 Bar : 1 WiFi Internet access (paying) Room(s) : 102 Non-smoking rooms : 51 Reduced mobility rooms : 1 Number of free children in parent's room : 2 Fitness centre

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

Bathroom: usual bath configuration

Elevator: Yes

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18 nights of accommodations
46 meals: 18 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
19 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
4 Performances
4 Flights during the program
Visas: 2(out of 3 required)


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