Please note that your school tour will be customized to meet your curriculum objectives and may be modified from this sample itinerary.
Days 1 - Departure Arrive at your local airport for your connecting flights to Bangkok. You will arrive the next day in the evening depending upon your departure city.
Days 2-3 - Bangkok Arrive in Bangkok and absorb the energy of the megalopolis as you explore the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, the Chao Phraya River and have free time to buy some souvenirs at local shops. A visit to a local high school may be possible depending upon days of the week.
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Days 4-5 - River Kwai & Kanchanaburi The beautiful wilderness area surrounding Kanchanaburi is where you will discover ethnic minority groups and a fascinating recent history at Hellfire Pass and Museum. En route visit a traditional Thai house and take in the world-famous floating markets.
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Days 6-7 - Ayuthaya & Sukhothai In Ayuthaya you will see some of the country’s most impressive monuments before you continue to Sukhothai to cycle amongst temple ruins. Visit the country towns of Lopburi and Phitsanulock along the way for the chance to see a temple taken over by monkeys and a fascinating folk museum amassed by a private collector.
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Days 8-9 - Chiang Rai From Chiang Rai you will explore the Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (Burma) meet, and visit Asia’s most fascinating interactive museum. Chiang Rai has an eclectic night market and entertainment quarter where you can sample tasty regional specialties and check out the local handicrafts.
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Days 10-11 - Hill Tribe Adventure Stop at the Chiang Dao Caves for a peak into these natural wonders. Then, deep in the countryside, you can ride elephants on a jungle trek, take a gentle rafting journey and overnight with the Lisu hilltribe at their award-winning ecolodge. Visit the local shaman, take some free time to absorb the countryside and enjoy some delectable dishes.
Days 12-13 - Chiang Mai Discover Northern Thai culture by visiting Chiang Mai’s beautiful temples. A samlor tour will help you get acquainted with the ancient walled city, as will a visit to stunning Doi Suthep Temple, taking pride of place on a hill just outside of town. Take some time to explore the famous night bazaar..
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Depart on day 13 via Chiang Mai back to Canada.