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 monthly installment plan.  Follow whichever option works best for your family. If we are within 90 days of travel, only the pay in full option is possible.

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Thailand Cultural Journey

With world class food, stunning natural beauty and a friendly, curious population, it’s easy to see why Thailand has lured travelers for years. 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 abide by  itineraries as originally planned, but decades of experience teachers that we must flexible in our planning. Changes to a trip’s schedule are uncommon, but Walking Tree reserves the right to make adjustments to 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 freshening up, we will have a brief orientation while waiting for our check in at the hotel. Once checked in, we will have some time to rest 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 in a guided tour. We will then have dinner before returning to our hotel for a well deserved night of rest. 56 Surawong Hotel Bangkok
June 6 Bangkok - SukhothaiToday we will spend most of our morning driving to Sukhothai, the old capital of Thailand. In our six hour drive, we will get the chance to appreciate some of Thailand's rural landscapes. Upon arrival, we will get moving by spending the rest of our 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.Ruean Thai Hotel
June 7Sukhothai - Chiang MaiToday we will drive a couple more hours to Chiang Mai, where we will spend the rest of the program. 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!The RiversideHouse Chiangmai
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 notice temples and spirit houses located throughout the city. We will visit At-Taqawa Mosque and learn about Islam in Thailand in the morning. We will have lunch at Sikh Temple and learn about Sikhism in Thailand. For dinner, we will walk across the Ping River and visit Chiangmai Night Bazar before heading back to our hotel.The RiversideHouse Chiangmai
June 9Chiang MaiToday we will experience the full spectrum of religious diversity in Thailand. In the morning, we can observe Chiangmai Christian Fellowship Sunday service. After lunch, we will escape the mid-day heat by spending some time swimming at the Sticky Waterfalls. We will have have dinner and shopping at 'Sunday Walking Market'.The RiversideHouse Chiangmai
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.The RiversideHouse Chiangmai
June 11Chiang Mai - BangkokWe will have a 'Monk Chat' at Suandok Temple in the monring. Then, we will take a flight back to Bangkok in the afternoon. We will have a farewell dinner and do last minute shopping for souvenir on our last night in Bangkok.56 Surawong Hotel Bangkok
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 group accommodations. Walking Tree partners with hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, locally operated, clean and safe.  We inspect each partner hotel to ensure they meet these standards.

Below are the accommodations we anticipate using on your program, subject to availability. 
56 Surawong Hotel

56 Surawong Hotel is centrally located as it’s walking distance from Bangkok’s Skytrain, market places, restaurants and other street food vendors. 56 Surawong Hotel can accommodate 2-3 students  per room and everyone will have their own bed. Some of the amenities include private bathrooms, air conditioning and hot water.

 

Ruean Thai Hotel

Ruean Thai Hotel, located in Sukhothai, offers air-conditioned rooms equipped with a TV, a fridge, and in-suite bathrooms with hot and cold showers. The hotel also offers a swimming pool and a restaurant, information desk and laundry services for hotel guests to enjoy.   Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

The RiversideHouse Chiangmai

RiversideHouse Hotel is located along Ping River in Chiang Mai and it offers guest rooms equipped with air-conditioning and shower facilities. This property also features an outdoor swimming pool and common areas for guests to enjoy. The hotel also has a coffee shop, laundry services and a tourist information desk. Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

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 very concerned about my daughter who has a peanut allergy travelling to a foreign country for the first time without us. Walking Tree was very sensitive to my concerns and reassured me that this is something they could handle and they did! I would send her again in a heartbeat. Thank you Walking Tree.

Kerry
Parent of Emilie, traveler on 2018 Service Program to Costa Rica

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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