2025 Alice Deal Thailand Explorers Program

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2025 Alice Deal Thailand Explorers Program!   To learn more and stay informed, you have two webpages at your disposal: the Pre-Enrollment page is meant to share exciting details, highlights and pertinent info that participants will want to know before enrolling. Once enrolled, the Post-Enrollment page, is meant to prepare travelers for participation on the adventure ahead. Please be sure to review the information thoroughly and get excited for a once in a lifetime experience in Thailand!
Travel Dates: April 12, 2025 - April 20, 2025
Dates are tentative until flights are finalized
Group Organizer(s):
WTT Contact:
Program Tuition: $2,790 USD
Airfare not included in program tuition
Estimated Airfare: $1,500

Tuition Calculator

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: $2,790

Pay in Full

$2,790.00

due today

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:

$327.15

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 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!

Conservation Expeditions

Conservation Expeditions

Conservation Expeditions bring travelers to the heart of the modern-day conservation movement. Whether building nurseries for sea turtle hatchlings in Costa Rica, snorkeling alongside sea lions in the Galapagos or teaching local school children in Thailand about the importance of wild elephants to their ecosystem, these trips make the wonders of our world, and our responsibility to protect them, abundantly apparent.

Program Highlights


Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!

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

Visit the Salakpra Wildlife Sanctuary

The Itinerary


We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers and given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group. 

DayLocationDescriptionLodging
April 12USA - ThailandToday we fly from DC to Bangkok! Airplane
April 13BangkokAt long last we arrive this morning! Sawatdee ka! Sawatdee ka! Welcome toThailand! We will travel from the airport for the welcome breakfast. After filling our stomachs, we will go to the hotel. We will drop our luggages at the hotel and walk over to the Lumpini Park for orientation meeting and cultural introduction. We will get lunch nearby the park and return back to checkin at the hotel in the afternoon. After taking some rest, we will head out for dinner and explore the neighborhood around the hotel, soaking up the new sights, smells, and sounds!56 Surawong Hotel Bangkok
April 14BangkokToday we will spend the day exploring the busy and bustling capital city with a longtail boat ride through the small canals of Chao Phraya River. We will start our sightseeing in the morning with the canal tour, visiting the famous religious temples Wat Pho and Wat Arun. After lunch, we will visit Museum Siam to explore the history, culture, and development of Thailand. Then, we will head to back to rest at hotel before dinner, and prepare for the next portion of our trip.56 Surawong Hotel Bangkok
April 15Bangkok - 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
April 16Sukhothai - 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
April 17Chiang 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
April 18Chiang 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
April 19Chiang 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
April 20Chiang 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
April 21Bangkok - 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 hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, clean and safe.  We vet and inspect the accommodations to ensure they uphold the ethos of our programs, are great values for our travelers and nice places to rest after enriching days of travel.  

Below are the accommodations we anticipate using on your trip, 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.

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

Communication was excellent! We had absolutely all the info we needed from the moment we signed up. LOVED the blog with photos. The prep and follow up activities on culture shock, re-entry, etc. were fantastic!!! Thank you!!!

Erika
Parent of John, traveler on Peru Service Adventure

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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