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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
Feb 12, 2014
Check into airport hotel in Bangkok the afternoon of Day 3. This is a necessary overnight because of the early morning flight to Bhutan the next morning.
You will be staying at the Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport that night.
Location: Bangkok
Nearest airport: Suvarnabhumi Airport (New Bangkok International Airport)
Transportation to site: If independent flights do not coincide with the group flights, it will be the responsibility of the participant/s to make arrangement to get to the program site. Novotel is situated right next to the airport terminal. A leisurely 5 mins stroll via air-conditioned underground walkway or a short ride via our 24 hours complimentary shuttle van service from gate 4, level 2.

End of Program
Feb 27, 2014
The program officially ends on Day 17 once your flight from Paro arrives in Bangkok. However, you will be provided an airport hotel for Day 17.
You will be staying at the Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport the night before.
Location: Bangkok
Transportation to site: To utilize the hotel shuttle from the from the hotel to the airport please consult the Hotel Concierge who is located within the hotel main lobby. (This information is taken from the hotel website and subject to change without prior notice).
Additional transportation information same as above.
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.

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 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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4.9
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