2024 Kent Denver Thailand Cultural Journey

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2024 Kent Denver Thailand Cultural Journey!  To learn more,  you have two webpages at your disposal. The Pre-Enrollment page shares exciting highlights and important info that you will want to know before signing up. Once enrolled, you'll begin using the Post-Enrollment page which offers a greater level of detail.  Please be sure to review the information thoroughly and get excited for an unforgettable trip!!
Travel Dates: June 3, 2024 - June 12, 2024
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Program Tuition: $2,590 USD
Airfare not included in program tuition
Confirmed Airfare: $2,374

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There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan.  Follow whichever works best for your family. If we are within 90 days of travel, only the pay in full option is possible.

Program Tuition: $2,590

Pay in Full

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Payment Plan

Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment and establish an interest-free monthly payment plan. If you enroll today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:

$2,090.00

per month

* This is an approximate price. Your exact total will be confirmed when your enrollment is processed.

All prices in United States Dollars.

Thailand Cultural Journey

With world class rood, stunning natural beauty and friendly people, it’s apparent why Thailand is one of the most renowned destinations in all of Asia. It’s impressive geography ranges from thickly forested mountains to towering limestone pinnacles and from white sand beaches to bountiful rice paddies that extend to the horizon.  While Thailand has become increasingly modern, many Thais pride themselves on maintaining their traditional culture, values, and lifestyle.  Discover for yourself what makes Thailand so unique and experience first-hand all this enchanting country has to teach you!

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys allow travelers to gain insights into the heritage, history and modern realities of their destination by offering a broad diversity of experience. We rely on the expertise of our local staff to plan itineraries which not only explore the prominent sites but also make time for the lesser-known local gems and are intentional about regular interaction with local people.

Program Highlights


Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!

Eat AMAZING Thai food!!

Have the adventure of a lifetime with your friends

Explore Bangkok, one of the world's great cities

Hike the Doi Suthep Mountain

Explore Wat Pho Temple in Bangkok

Tour the Grand Palace of Bangkok

The Itinerary


We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group. 

DayLocationDescriptionLodging
June 3
USA - ThailandToday the group will depart from the US and make a transit flight in JapanAirplane
June 4USA - ThailandMake a connecting flight from Japan to BangkokAirplane
June 5Bangkok, ThailandSawatdee Ka! Welcome to Thailand! The group arrives Bangkok in the early morning. After checking in the guesthouse and resting, we will have a brieft orientation meeting before lunch. Then, in the afternoon we will explore Bangkok with a longtail boat ride through the small canals of Chao Phraya River, visit the famous religious temples of Wat Pho and Wat Arun.Bangkok Guesthouse
June 6 Bangkok - SukhothaiToday we will travel to Sukhothai, the old capital of Thailand. We will spend the day biking around the city, learning about the birthplace of Thai art, architecture and language. Trips through rice paddies and wooded areas can even lead you to discover ruins in their untouched state! We will have downtime in the evening to relax and swim at the guesthouse.Sukhothai Guesthouse
June 7Sukhothai - Chiang MaiWe will head to Chiang Mai. After some time to rest, we will have an introductory lecture on the role of religion in Thailand's culture, to help frame our perspectives before we begin to explore religious diversity in this culturally rich country!Chiang Mai Hotel
June 8Chiang MaiWake up bright and early and jump headfirst into Thai culture by visiting a traditional market, trying colorful and exotic fresh fruits and vegetables! As you walk through the market, you will quickly notice the strong presence of Buddhism, as we give alms to the monks clad in orange robes, and visit temples and spirit houses located throughout the city. We will finish the day with a visit to the ‘Silver Wat’ Buddhist temple, and dinner and shopping at the Saturday Market Walking Street.Chiang Mai Hotel
June 9Chiang MaiToday we will experience the full spectrum of religious diversity in Thailand. In the morning, we can observe a rural Thai Church Service, followed by lunch at the church and a visit to the villager’s homes. If we have the energy and the time, we will escape the mid-day heat by spending some time swimming at the Sticky Waterfalls or nearby natural springs.Chiang Mai Hotel
June 10Chiang MaiWe will take a break from our normal activities and travel outside of the city to visit a sanctuary that rescues elephants from a variety of abusive and dangerous situations and rehabilitates them. Visitors will spend their day feeding and learning about these amazing animals that play such a powerful role in Thai tourism and culture.Chiang Mai Hotel
June 11Chiang Mai - BangkokWe will have relaxing morning in Chiang Mai. Then, we will take a flight back to Bangkok in the afternoon. We will visit Asiatique River Front for dinner and last minute shopping for souvenir. Bangkok Guesthouse
June 12Bangkok - USASay your farewells and get ready to return home. Hopefully this won’t be the last time you come visit Thailand! We're off to the U.S.Your own bed!

Accommodations


In order to provide a safe and memorable experience, we follow strict guidelines when choosing program accommodations. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three-star equivalent hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, clean and safe. 

Below are the accommodations we anticipate using on your trip, subject to availability. 
The Bangkok Guesthouse

Bangkok Guesthouse is centrally located as it’s walking distance from Bangkok’s Skytrain, market places, restaurants and other street food vendors. Bangkok Guesthouse can accommodate 2-3 students  per room. Some of the amenities include private bathrooms, air conditioning and hot water. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

 

 

Thai Thai Sukhothai Guesthouse

Thai Thai Sukhothai Guesthouse is surrounded by nature. The rooms are spacious and clean, with all the comforts and a pleasant layout. This guesthouse offers 3-star accommodation with private bath, WiFi, and air conditioning. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

Safety and Support


 EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING

I was comfortable that the trip my daughter was on was safe, educational, interesting and fun. She made life long friends with her host sister. An exceptional life learning experience.

Carolyn
Parent of Alicia, Traveler on 2018 Program to Chile

Your Adventure Includes

Estimated Airfare

In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. Once confirmed, you will be invoiced for the flight roughly 75 days prior to travel. 

Program Tuition Excludes: Travel insurance, baggage fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.

 

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